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Posted: 07/28/20 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A 30 gallon tank will weigh 250 pounds plus the weight of the tank. That isn't out of the question, but hopefully it's large enough to distribute the weight across the roof. And hopefully it has baffling inside to prevent that weight from sloshing around.


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Posted: 07/28/20 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A military haircut for your redheaded love would solve the issue....that or camp close to a stream.

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Posted: 07/28/20 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fifty gallons of water, 415 pounds plus container, on the roof of a C doesn’t seem prudent to me.


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Posted: 07/28/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cargo rack of 5 gallon jerry cans on the front of the RV.

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Posted: 07/28/20 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tow a utility trailer with water tanks, and also consider a gray holding tank. Unless you're a dump-on-the-ground kinda guy, you'll need to dump more.

Yeah, it's more work, but you may find life a bit more comfortable with sufficient water. And I'm sure you could find other uses for that trailer.

kellem wrote:

A military haircut for your redheaded love would solve the issue....that or camp close to a stream.
Oh of course.

* This post was edited 07/28/20 04:16pm by 2oldman *

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Posted: 07/28/20 03:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Too much weight. A small trailer would work best.


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Posted: 07/28/20 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recall years ago Eric Jacobs did a video on adding large supplemental water tank to the inside of his class-c. I think he removed a couch or something that was never used.


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Posted: 07/28/20 04:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As recommended a small 4 x 6 trailer to carry water jugs or storage tanks, extra food, tools, etc. The other option is 5 to 7 gallon jugs filled and set on the floor inside the RV and set outside when you arrive at your camp spot to use to refill the main FW tank.

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I obviously miscalculated the weight..thanks for catching that.

The bladder is a pretty large, covering 36"L x 52"W x 9"H.

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https://www.tank-depot.com/productdetails.aspx?part=FDT-PW50

It's the 50 gallon pillow..because it is that much bigger..more roof space. I don't want 50 gallons. I My thinking is to spread the weight out over the roof..it's not like having 300lbs in one place..like a big man walking on it. I don't think it would shift a lot and the cross strapping with keep that down too..acting like a baffle, perhaps?

I no longer have a receiver hitch for a trailer or a carrier. And yes, I could put cans on the front bumper, but that becomes a bit of a permanent feature.

There is enough space inside for jerry cans yes...but on a 3 month drive and using the bladder just a couple of times...I don't want the cans just rattling around inside.

Before I go any further, I will in fact be talking to a couple places that specialize. Not the manufacturer...they no longer produce the C's and those that work there now have not a clue about the Regal from 1999.

Thanks for your thoughts....I invite them.

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Posted: 07/28/20 04:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Class C’s are already a bit top heavy.....not sure I’d want to raise the center of gravity any more! Do you have a “toad”, maybe a small pick-up truck.....throw the bladder in the bed of the truck. A 50 gallon bladder in the truck bed, would hardly be noticed! memtb


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