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    RE: [RC] hay rack water tank - Roy

    try a ZODI water heater, cheap neat and self contained, look at www.zodi.com
    For those who do not have a water heater in the trailer, this is a real option.   Also works well with the 100 gal in my truck.  In emergencies, I can provide hot water from the truck wherever required.
    I elect to carry the water on the truck, not the trailer.  Most hay racks are not built for that kind of weight. also I can go and refill the truck any time, without moving the trailer.  Primarily designed as a crew tank, but has a 12 volt demand pump for hosing horses or refilling the trailer tank, and a 1 1/4 ball valve for bucket fill.
    Roy Drinnan
    -----Original Message-----
    From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Ed and Wendy Hauser
    Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:44 PM
    To: Mike & Kathy Kelly; Ridecamp
    Subject: Re: [RC] hay rack water tank

    I put two standard 35 gal. farm spray tanks on the top of my old stock trailer.  They worked great.  Because I am lazy I used 1 inch farm hose with farm quick disconnects, and ball valves.  I could fill my buckets much faster than at an ordinary garden hose cock.  For maximum ease put one valve at the tank and another at the end of the hose.  Easier when in camp than climbing up to turn on and off after each bucket.
    PS.  I also got a hand garden sprinkler head so I could run the hose into the trailer and use it as a shower.  Not bad on warm days when the sun warmed the water.  I never did get around to blackening the tank to make the water warm faster.
    Ed and Wendy Hauser
    1140 37th Street
    Hudson, WI 54016

    Re: [RC] hay rack water tank, Ed and Wendy Hauser