Do I need to brace the water tank, the wall looks bowed?
All tanks must be braced and secured to prevent any movement of the tank while in transit and to prevent possibility of tank tipping or falling.
Due to the manufacturing process all the tanks especially the larger in size will have a bowing to the walls, when the tank is filled the tank will expand out removing the inward bow, we recommend laying all tanks on a level surface (this can be angled to help with drainage) and bracing the tanks.

For larger tanks it is recommended to brace all side walls with plywood or metal, we do not recommend using ratchet straps on the tanks alone as this is a large amount of weight on a thin strip and may cause cutting into the tank.

For tanks placed outside it is also recommend to enclose tanks using sheet metal / plywood or some other type of weather proof material to prevent damage from road debris and speed bumps, be sure to check your clearance before ordering.

Brackets or Strap Systems
Due to the variety of installations we do not carry brackets or bracing systems for our fresh/gray tanks. We carry brackets for our waste tanks with "J" bracket mounting styles.





Can I install the tank under the trailer?
Tanks can be installed inside or outside of unit, for food vendors verify requirements before purchasing as some areas do not allow tanks to be outside of the unit and others do not allow the tank to be inside of the unit.
For tanks placed outside it is also recommend to enclose tanks using sheet metal / plywood or some other type of weather proof material to prevent damage from road debris and speed bumps, be sure to check your clearance before ordering.




Can I stand the tank up?
Tanks can be placed on any side


Can I stack the water tanks on top of each other?
Can I put weight on the tanks?
No, do not place anything on the tanks, if you need to stack the tanks you will need a weight bearing shelf between them. A gallon of water weighs roughly 8.34 pounds, so a 40 gallon water tank when full is over 335 pounds in weight.


Waste Water Tanks
Some of the Class A Customs Waste Water Tanks are built with a "lip" on the tank. Tanks can be hung by this lip, it is recommended to make a shelf to slide the tank lip into. You will need to brace the tank on all sides to prevent movement of the tank.

Brackets or Strap Systems
Class A Customs carries Gusseted and Non-Gusseted brackets for water tanks that have "J" style mounting bracket spaces available.
End user will need to determine amount and style of brackets needed for tank.




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1 Comments

Bassam Zeaitir

Date 4/28/2023

Mercedes Sprinter high roof 170 building it as a coffee an d sweets you got recommended by Frank on face book can you recommend which tanks I live in Dupage County Illinois thanks

Customer Service

Date 6/29/2023 9:45:24 AM

Please be sure to view our Water Tank List located at the top of each page for our current list of water tanks, this is being updated currently. If you are doing a food truck - Before you build or modify unit verify rules and regulations. Codes vary by local health departments, not state. We are not aware of the codes or rules. We are not aware of what tanks or items you need. Forward the documents and tank information provided to your local health department before purchasing to be sure these tanks will pass your local inspection, this is your responsibility.

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