Under-slung gas install

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Mocki wrote:Is your westy not predrilled and tapped ?
Sorry do you mean westy van or westy tank?


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Mocki wrote:Van ....
Right no I've got an autosleeper. Didnt realise westys come pre-drilled n tapped. Even easier then If you own a westy!

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I don’t know they do , that why I was asking !
It’s a easy job , the harder bit is getting the gas pipe out from the van to the tank safely I found .
I used rivnuts for mine , so it now has threaded holes .
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Mocki wrote:I don’t know they do , that why I was asking !
It’s a easy job , the harder bit is getting the gas pipe out from the van to the tank safely I found .
I used rivnuts for mine , so it now has threaded holes .
I agree! I did mine in 2 pieces then joined together with coupler.

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My van isn't running a waster water tank.
I'm going to get underneath it and take a look, I too had assumed that the mounts would be there on all Westies.
I've asked on the FB groups to see if anyone has got any snaps of the mounting area.

I had assumed that the tank would have mounted to the chassis rails rather than the floor.

If there's nothing there I may get some brackets made up to mount it to the chassis legs.
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mister scoops wrote:My van isn't running a waster water tank.
I'm going to get underneath it and take a look, I too had assumed that the mounts would be there on all Westies.
I've asked on the FB groups to see if anyone has got any snaps of the mounting area.

I had assumed that the tank would have mounted to the chassis rails rather than the floor.

If there's nothing there I may get some brackets made up to mount it to the chassis legs.
Has the tank not got brackets on it?

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Not the best picture.
I made some steel square plates to go on the inside to spread the fixing weight. It's fixed str8 through the floor. Image

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Cheers Tommy.
I wanted to see if the bolts went up through the floor or picked up on the chassis rails (or brackets attached to them).

If I don’t have holes already in my floor I think I will sort some L-brackets that can bolt to the chassis rails and then pick up on the ‘feet’ on the tank.
If I have all the holes slotted it will make life easier when it comes to bolting it all up.

The bolts I have with it were pretty mucky, and the holes in the tank feet are threaded, hence I assumed that the floor didn’t have holes drilled though.
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I think you are over thinking it , and in danger of over engineering it , the tanks are designed to go through the floor and are not in the overall scale of things heavy .
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The dangers of being an aerospace engineer!
I don’t want to drill the floor of the holes aren’t already there to be honest.
That’s why I’ve been trying to find if the mounting holes are there anyway
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