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Old July 17th, 2007, 01:45 AM
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Auxiliary Fuel Tank

CHECK THIS OUT
http://www.thelongranger.com.au/defe...efueltank.html
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Old July 17th, 2007, 09:08 AM
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nice option. 120 liters of diesel will definitely get me there and back again!
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Old July 17th, 2007, 09:43 PM
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On a similar note...
I have been emailing Aerotanks, I believe they are the ones that make the RoverAccessories tanks. They said that they will not send me a tank to install myself. I'll let you read the reason, it sounds odd. Here is how it went....


Do you make an aux tank for a 1997 Land Rover Defender 90?
shawn

We do we offer a 9 gallon aux tank for passenger side, total cost
installed
with all parts and skid plate $853.20
We do not ship this tank to many problems with body and frame for others
to
install.
To make appt. call 951-737-7878 or 800-783-4826



That's too bad, because I am in Ga. I would love to have this tank
though. Are you sure you can't ship it? Is it the same tank Rover
Accessories sells?
Shawn


We made tanks for them in the past but because of fitting problems we no
longer sell tanks for others to install. The aluminum body causes to many
problems for tank to fit & its very time consuming & most people sent tanks
back with out even trying to install tank.



So, as you can see, they didn't want me to install myself. I don't understand what the aluminum has to do with it. If someone can tell me, please chime in.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:48 PM
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I just sold a 9 gallon RA tank that I decided against installing because I no longer needed it. It didn't seem to be either a very good fit or particularly well designed for my 1994 D90. So I can see why this company doesn't want a DIY installation.
I originally bought it since I thought it was better than carrying gas inside or on the back of the vehicle in case of an accident.

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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:53 AM
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on a similar note do you think that the tank right under the drivers seat is in a safe position..? i agree that its better than being on the back of the car when someone rear ends you but for off roading purposes i think that rocks could jam up there and maybe cause rupture..i wonder how thick those tanks are?
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Old July 18th, 2007, 04:43 AM
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Aero's a strange company. I went there earlier in the year looking for a tank to run veggie oil in for a friend's F250. They didn't even want to talk to me, and sent me off to a guy who does custom fabricated tanks. I ended up getting a custom aluminum tank there for less than the tank I was considering at Aero (which btw are also quite shoddy in their workmanship). I think Aero really just wants to deal with simple, straightforward products, and doesn't want to be bothered with anything else. I'm looking at fuel tank options now for the 110, and may go with the underseat tank. I'll probably have a custom tank made by the same place.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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If I were to get a custom tank made, what do you suggest as the best transfer method? I would prefer a simple gravity system, but will that work with a tank mounted along the passenger side frame rail?
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Old July 18th, 2007, 01:17 PM
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In answer to Kyle's question about the accident safety issue of a underseat tank: I wasn't worried about the RA tank as it is well built and is protected on one side by the frame and the other by a heavy rock slider.

Gas cans are a whole different issue. Not nearly as well built and with no protection. Inside the vehicle they can be a missile and outside on a SafariGard or Schrock rack they look real vulnerable to a rollover or, worse, a rear-ender. Anyway, that is what I thought .

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