Add water tank and shower to Scout?

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  1. Rook21

    Rook21 New Member

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    My wife and I are tent campers looking at A-Liners. We have 2 kids, aged 4 and 6 who would be camping with us. We were finally able to find a Scout Family model (the 15' model with 3 beds that can sleep 4 adults) to see in person. We love the layout and believe our family of 4 will fit comfortably in it for years. We're comparing it to a Ranger 12 model which we believe we would outgrow in several years as our kids get bigger. Again, we much prefer the Family Scout size and layout. The only drawbacks we have with the Family Scout is that they do not have water tanks or exterior showers. If we're moving from tents to campers, we want an exterior shower and an interior water tank. The Family Scout we're looking at does have the Parks package which adds the incoming city water connection and interior sink. Has anyone here added a water tank/pump or an exterior shower sprayer to their Scout models? I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to do since it already has a water connection.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina. Assume that you would also add a water pump and water heater for the outside shower. Most of that would probably be in the rear storage along with a ?? gallon fresh water tank That's already over 200 pounds. That will affect the tongue weight. Also, is the frame strong enough for the extra rear loading?
     
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    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    That's a big mod in a small footprint. I'd probably go the other way and pick an A frame that already had the water system and mod the interior layout instead. I know Aliner has a better reputation than the Forest River ones, but they start with water. :p
     
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    Rook21 New Member

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    I believe its the same frame as the Family Expedition model. From what I see on the regular Expedition models, the Family Scout just has empty storage space where the water tanks are on those models. I wouldn't imagine that it would be different but I haven't seen a Famiky Expedition model in person to crawl under to compare it to.
     
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    Rook21 New Member

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    The Family Scout model has the same footprint (15' interior, 18' trailer length) as the Expedition and Family Expedition model and I believe that's the largest footprint A-Liner currently makes. The Family Scout is basically the stripped down version of the Family Expedition for thousands of dollars less. The Family Expedition model has the exact same layout as the Family Scout but includes other things that we don't want (toilet, interior range, etc). The Family Scout is everything we want if we could add a water tank with pump and exterior shower to hose things off.
     
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    If you're looking for just an external shower, it might be a lot easier to create a shower tent with portable shower. Lots of variations to do so.
     
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    I briefly looked into this. We don't really want it for a full blown shower, just to hose off the kids feet or toys. It's definitely something we're considering, just curious if anyone tried to add one like the factory version that comes on other A-Liners. Thanks.
     

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