Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: People's Republic of Northern California
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Someone requested info on adding a water system to their build, I can't find the thread right now but I think he was a kayaker. While I want an external tank, consistent with my objectives of a no-drill, no screw into sheet metal build, I built an interior cabinet which straddles the wheel well and has an integrated pump, fill, and shower attachment. It connects at the factory threaded holes on the passenger side and also serves as a base for my bed. After removing the cover, I can remove the tank in about 5 minutes by undoing the bolts with a socket set.
The cabinet is made of laminated plywood and has a 12 gallon tank. Depending on your needs, you can go larger, but this one size hit all my objectives. The key above the wheel well is to make sure it's got the right width, I think this one was about 8" and had all the connections at the right places.
I use my rig for windsurfing and biking, and the water system is a good alternative to something like a rinse kit which has been discussed here. I use it for cleaning off sand on equipment/people after surf/windsurf sessions. It has a Everflow 3 gpm pump and connects at a power source I put near the pump in the wall with a 12v connection. I used a gravity/pressure fill, and a shower with a door on it with a sprayer. It works pretty good, but the water pressure is not blasting, so I may need to improve on that somehow.
Anyway, here are some pics that might give you some ideas.
2016 T250 148 MR Base 3.5 Ecoboost Magnetic Grey
Windsurf/bike camper build DC-only electrical
Last edited by swellguy; 09-06-2016 at 06:45:PM.