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Old 12-15-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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I have a 226 Jay feather, Very happy with it..My question is Why did they put in such a small black tank ?? 11 Gal. Most are somewhere in the 20 gal range....Are there larger replacement tanks that can be installed?.. I use the tornado flusher and it works excellent, I have no problem with the tank would just like a larger one..
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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Steve,

Could be a number of reasons, but the potential weight may be the main consideration. Many of the smaller and "lite" trailers have limited space within the frame, and a larger "filled" tank would take away from the limited CCC thus leaving less weight for personal "stuff" (keeping under the GVWR).

Another thought comes to mind, depending on the location of a larger tank it might make it a challenge (when filled) to acquire the manufactures 10% to 15% loaded tongue weight requirement.

Just thinking out loud.

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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Yep, one of the way they keep the liteweights "lite" is to have smaller holding tanks and a smaller CCC.
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Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it...
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One thing you might want to consider is a portable holding tank. It's a lot easier to tow that bad boy to the dump than to move your trailer. You can get them in various sizes... I bought the 27 gallon model and it's a godsend.
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One thing you might want to consider is a portable holding tank. It's a lot easier to tow that bad boy to the dump than to move your trailer. You can get them in various sizes... I bought the 27 gallon model and it's a godsend.
I agree about the tote tank and have one as well. With an 11 gallon black tank on the Feather I suspect the grey tank is small as well so the tote would come in handy.

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