I was finally able to view all your pictures in the member's section
(115!)-- before my computer kept jamming up and crashing on me when I
looked at more than a few, then I got smart and used Explorer instead of
Netscape and fixed the problem. I looked at your plumbing and still
can't figure out your tank system-- is that cabinet with doors hiding
the 300 gallon fresh water tank? Where are all the holding tanks
located?-- I didn't see them. Anyway, I also got an Aqua Jet 65psi
pump, do you need an accumulator with it? My fresh water tanks are
under the bed-- three 50 gal tanks built into the frame of the bed
between the rear wheel tubs. I didn't get a picture of those yet, but I
welded up the frame using my favorite 1" square steel tubing. The pump
will be located by the tanks, and the water heater is on the shelf at
the rear of the bus, so like you say, everything is close together. The
kitchen and shower will be on the driver's side of the bus, and I am
using a marine shower sump pump to transfer the waste water to the
holding tanks. The toilet will be over the holding tank, and my washing
machine will be on the right side of the bus so plumbing to the holding
tanks will be no problem.
Anyway, I posted the pictures of the holding tanks because no one else
seems to want to do it that way, except for Steve Sanford who put a 100
gal combination holding tank there in his 35'er.
> Hey Geoff,
> Thats a nice and tidy tank install you have going there. You have
> them well supported. And more importantly you have them in the
> correct bay IMHO. You are putting your fresh water tank under your
> bunk? Are you going w/ a cross asle bathroom or oneside?
> I ask because I'm looking at your tanks and thinking if you do
> what I think you are doing you will have almost all your plumbing
> inside the one bay.
> I just recently brought our water systems online. I used over
> 200ft of 1/2in pcv for the fresh water. You could get away w/ 20!I am
> especially pleased w/ the Sealand 510 Travler marine toilet in
> conjuction w/ the AquaJet water pump at 65lbs psi! I'll turn its
> valve down when I'm done showing it off! It works just fine w/ the
> Shurflo pump at 20-40lbs but it is just plain impressive w/ the
> higher pressure pump at 65lbs. This was a good choice. We too were
> going to use a house style commode because of past exsperience w/ r/v
> stuff. In the 'ol Sportcoach all a bigger pump did was create more
> leaks! But I built this system and it is tight. 1/2 inch plumbing is
> an improvement over 3/8 too. Needless to say I'm also happy w/ the
> shower pressure. I used a 2gpm showerhead and the Aquajet is rated at
> 5 1/2gpm or thereabouts and it packs a pretty good "sting".
> Anywho...The tanks look nice!
> --- In RTS-bus-nuts@y..., "geoff_rts" <nolids@c...> wrote:
> > I posted two new pictures of my holding tanks in the photos
> > I installed them in the rear step area after removing the cover
> > blocked the side, and after relocating the air dryer and two brake
> > relays (not to mention the removing rear steps and wheel chair lift
> > components). The last picture shows three 40 gallon holding tanks
> > installed and ready to plumb-- two will be used for grey water and
> > forward one will be used for a black tank, with a house-type toilet
> > inside the bus directly over the 3" drain opening. I searched far
> > wide for tanks that would fit into this bay, and these fit like a
> > glove!
> > --Geoff
> > '82 RTS CA
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