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Old November 20th, 2011, 11:22 AM
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auxillary fuel tanks

I am in the process of doing up my 1989 camel trophy 110 for a trip around the world...I have tried to find an affordable aux fuel tank with not much luck, being that I have a welder and fabricator on premises doing some repairs and mods to my 110 I am going to see about designing and making a fuel tank to fit in the cavity behind the left rear wheel with a filler spout inside...this will have a seperate fuel tap plumbed into the main tank so that if I should happen to rupture the main tank I will not lose all fuel and I can replumb to get me out of trouble...I figure this tank should be good for about 10 gallons or so but it is yet to be determined...(even 5 gallons is 150 miles less you have to walk..LOL)..I will be going along the lines of having it made in 3/16ths steel but can see about doing it in aluminum also... I am hoping to keep the costs down to about $400 or so.. I can't use the section under the drivers seat as I have made a heavy duty floor safe to go in that section (leaving enough room on top so that it is not seen under the supplies)... Any interests I can see about doing a couple of them...not looking to make any money off them just to keep the costs down...if I can save an extra couple of bucks thats an extra couple of days travelling..
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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:35 PM
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I've used these guys when I had my old Scrambler, upgrading from the factory 15 gallon (12 usable) to a 38+ gallon (33+ usable) without any modifications to the Scrambler:

http://www.aerotanks.com/

Very solid stuff. They currently don't have anything for Rovers but they do make custom tanks. Let me know if you use them, as I'd love to find a better replacement for even the factory tank.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:44 PM
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Have you tried a marine tank? There are oodles of aluminum tanks available in every size you can imagine.
Tempo makes a variety of deck and below deck mount tanks that are roto molded. All have facility for draw, return and level sender as well as anti slosh baffling. Vetus makes flexible fabric tanks.

I'm curious how you are preparing your truck for the ocean crossing portions of the round-the-world trip. Really long snorkel?
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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:27 PM
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I'm curious how you are preparing your truck for the ocean crossing portions of the round-the-world trip. Really long snorkel?[/QUOTE]

That's why I want the extra fuel...not many gas stations between here and england on the Atlantic...and the extra tanks when empty give extra flotation...I have devised a system where the wheels become paddles simply by installing a set of sand paddle tyres and the pontoons give buoyancy...see SEAROVER...as advertised in the Rovers North catalogue..

------ Follow up post added November 21st, 2011 10:33 PM ------

Seriously though... I discussed with my welder today how to do it and we have come up with a price of $550 for a tank that sits in the left rear wheel arch cavity behind the wheel...I am guessing it to be about an extra 10 gallons but will know when we get closer..It will have a shut off valve incase I rupture a tank and need to switch over..or if I want to run biodiesel I can put it in that tank and then when main tank is half empty dilute main fuel tank with biodiesel...as I mentioned..anf amount is less I have to push..I will only be filling the aux tank when I think I am going into areas where fuel is scarce as I will also be carrying 2 extra jerry cans full...so I should have the potential to carry about 40 gallons at any time giving me a range of about 1200 miles...800 worst case scenario.. will post pics as it comes along..
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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:52 PM
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There is a company in the UK that sells extra fuel tanks kits. There should be a thread here about someone having one installed to the rear of the tire and tapped into the main fill i believe.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:29 PM
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I've installed 2 tanks on Shrek ( as per request of the new owner )

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 01:33 AM
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I've installed 2 tanks on Shrek ( as per request of the new owner )

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I have the Front Runner tank, very similar shape 45ltrs. Would be good to copy either one
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