First Van. First time on here. First thread. So, go easy on me and offer as much info on anything you like.
Just purchased what appears to be be a Carapark Bondwood from somewhere 1950's. Had a tin water tank but my Dad ( who may be even older than the vv 😉) said to rip it out in case of rust or someone contaminating it. Whilst I am going for an original look on the van, it doesn't have to stay truly original. So, thoughts on what I should do re water tank...somehow clean and retain or new plastic one..
Post by shesgotthelook on Apr 8, 2020 9:11:27 GMT 10
Hello & welcome Varns. There are several things you can do regarding your water tank. The cheapest option is to flush it out a few times, plug any holes & use it! Of course, if rust keeps coming out then it has probably had it's day & you will have to replace. I have replaced three water tanks. 2 with stainless steel which is quite expensive & one internal one that was folded up out of gal by a local plumber. An engineering works did the stainless ones for me. You can always go the plastic option & they are readily available online or at caravan retailers. Would love to see some photos of your van.
Post by sportsman 1 on Apr 10, 2020 9:14:06 GMT 10
Yep, safest and cleanest option - new plastic under the seat, quite a variety of sizes and shapes available from most caravan spares outlets - try ebay to get an idea of sizes and prices. I cheated a little and mounted a 12v pump next to the tank and plumbed it up to the original pump/tap/outlet on the sink. I gutted the insides of the original pump to allow water to flow straight through it ,it was shot internally so could not be rebuilt and fitted a 1950's switch to power up the new electric pump, result is it all looks original and I get clean fresh water whenever I need it.