Utilize the wasted space underneath your Ford Transit to add fresh water storage with our Northwest Conversions Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) from Nomadic Supply Company. Our Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) is custom designed to fit under the passenger side of the van next to the sliding door step or on the driver side of the van. The Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) can be used for storing fresh or gray water. It comes with 3 stainless steel mounting brackets and all required installation hardware.
The Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) is designed to fit under the van on the Passenger side under the slider door area but can also fit the driver side next to the fuel tank. (3) Stainless steel laser cut straps, hardware and Rivnuts are included. It may fit other makes and models as well based on dimensions.
All of our water tanks are designed and fabricated by our friends at Northwest Conversions in Bellingham, Washington!
Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) Fitments:
Our Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) fits any Ford Transit van except:
- Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank does NOT Fit Transit 130 Wheel Base
- Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank does NOT Fit Transit with Factory Running Boards
Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) Features:
- Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank has a 16-Gallon capacity
- Water Tank can be used for freshwater or gray water
- Water Tank Accepts variety of universal fittings
- Fits Transit Van undercarriage Passenger side slider door area.
- Fits Transit Van undercarriage Driver side.
- Water Tank includes (3) Stainless steel Brackets, Stainless steel hardware, and Rivnuts.
- Requires drilling of (3) new holes for Rivnuts near pinch weld, enlarging (2) hexagonal holes on frame and using (1) factory bolt for exhaust hanger location.
- Installation will require a Rivnut tool. Rivnut tool is not included.
- Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank has (1) 1.5″ NPT port and (2) 1/2″ NPT ports on end that will face the rear of van.
- Water Tank is designed for non pressurized systems. The tank must be vented.
- Water Tank is made from BPA Free Food Grade Plastic
- Water Tank External Dimensions are 48″L x 8.5″H x 13″W
Ford Transit 16-Gallon Chassis Water Tank w/ Stainless Brackets (TR-UC-16) Installation Instructions:
This is a quick installation of the tank with it mounted in the most forward position. You may choose to mount it in a slightly different position and adjustments to bolt locations will need to be made. Here is a picture for reference of the undercarriage looking rearward from the front of the van.
- Cut 4 bolts flush to body hanging into the cavity where the tank will sit. These are underneath the pinch weld of the body as shown in the picture.
- Bend muffler shroud towards muffler rounded down towards ground. This will allow better access to bolt locations and protect the water tank from the exhaust system.
- Remove front exhaust bolt for muffler hanger. There should be a side bolt as shown in the picture that will not be removed. This bolt will be used to support the front tank bracket
- (2) Hexagonal holes are to be enlarged with step bit to fit the Rivnut.
- Holding the tank in place with a helper place the bracket onto the tank at these (3) mounting positions (For our tank location the straps were roughly 13.5”, 26” and 35.5” from front of tank) on the frame and mark each hole to be drilled out and Rivnut installed.
- Once all the Rivnuts are installed the tank can be mounted with the brackets and hardware supplied. Tighten all bolts once in place.
- Your tank is now ready for plumbing.
How to Clean our Camper Van Water Tanks:
Make sure you rinse the water tank before first use, as there can be plastic bits left in the tank from the manufacturing process.
You can use bleach or vinegar to clean our fresh water tanks (or you can one of our camper van fresh water tank cleaning solutions).
It’s best to clean your water tank at the start of each camping season (once a year).
Step 1: Drain tank completely
Step 2: Mix 4 oz bleach or vinegar with 1 1⁄2 gallons of hot water
Step 3: Pour bleach/vinegar solution into tank
Step 4: Fill tank with fresh water until its full
Step 5: Let sit for 12 hours
Step 6: Drain tank completely, refill with fresh water and drain completely again (you may need to repeat this rinse step a few times)
Camper Van Water Tank Venting:
Polyethylene camper van water tanks must be vented. These fresh water tanks are not designed to handle pressure or a vacuum. A vent is necessary because as the tank is filled or emptied of its liquid an equal proportion of air must be displaced simultaneously. Discharge of a water tank without a vent would cause a vacuum to occur. A generally accepted rule concerning vent size is that it should be the same size as the tank’s largest outlet.