Pics of that would be interesting if you could post some! How do you get water out of the bladder? Do you have to pull it out to fill and use?My rig came with a bladder type water tank behind the rear panel in the back of my FZJ80. I think it hold about 6+ gallons. Not sure I would have gone that route, but it came with the rig. It actually works well and is pretty convenient.
They are convenient for stacking on a flat surface or a mount of some sort. Also portable and flexible for options on where to carry. I'm not going to praise or derogate on the durability other than to say they're plastic. They're heavy when filled with water. I've put a hole in one of mine already - my fault - they were stacked, but not tied down well. Had to stop quickly and gouged one on the head of one of the seat bolts in my middle seat area. If you pull the middle seats and put the seat bolts back in to plug the holes, they stick up just a little. And the water brick slid across the head of the seat bolt and gouged a hole in it. Not a real sharp protrusion, but a hard edge and the relatively weak plastic water brick, heavy & full of water was damaged. Long story, I know...lol to make a point. Point is, if tied down and kept from sharp objects, they do the job. I wish the plastic was as thick as my Rotopax fuel containers...lol.How durable are those water bricks? I'm looking for some type of water container to use in the rear passenger footwells, so my kids have to step on them or I usually have stuff stacked on top of them. I had a blitz jerry can water container that fit pretty well, but this past weekend I lost about half the water to leakage so I'm looking for something more durable.
I like the frontrunner water tank, but I'd prefer something I can take out at camp and not have to leave in permanently.
That's good stuff right there.I run a 70 liter custom bladder in my oz patrol. Sits between the wheel wells behind the front seats (swb 2 door) and has a wooden box that sits over the bladder. Box bolts to the floor and then fridge and stuff straps down to the box. The box is maybe 6" tall so doesn't take much vertical space, but since it is wide and long it still holds quite a lot of water. Gravity feed hoses into/out of bladder to access water. Nice thing with a bladder is that there isn't much sloshing since the bladder collapses as water is pulled from it so you don't get the effect of a 'tank' that isn't full.
Keeps weight down low and is easy enough to measure the level by just looking at where the water is 'sitting' in the exit hose if you hold the hose vertical near the bladder.
I use a whale brand pump to transfer water into the bladder. The pump pushes through a carbon filter (sediment block and water taste) and then goes through a sawyer brand inline filter.