toyhauler gas tank

Discussion in 'Towables' started by biker, May 28, 2013.

  1. biker

    biker Member

    hey guys, i want to use my 40 gallon gas tank which has never had gas in it to haul 40 more gallons of potable water, i have a 12 volt pump to transfer the water to my fresh tank in the 5er, can i do this or do i have to get another tank,, dont know if there are any chemicals in the tank or not, thanks
  2. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    If the tank has never been use for fuel I would think a good shot of bleach water and then a good rinse with baking soda water to take the bleach away would do the trick. When one considers the tank material that we all have had water from and the source of that water a good gas tank unused should be fine.

  3. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Biker - You could check with the manufacturer and see what they recommend. They should know how the tank was constructed and of what materials and if there would be any problems using it for water instead of fuel. Personally I don't think there would be any harm, provided you flush and sterilize the tank first.
  4. biker

    biker Member

    Talked to manufacturer they said no so we are buying a new fresh water tank, found a company that has all sizes,,, thanks to ken you are right as always, great info
  5. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Glad they backed me up Biker!! A gas tank is just not made for potable water......

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