Long range fuel tank

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Have just completed fitting the extra fuel tank on my Peugeot J5 chassis.
    For some reason the fitting of long range fuel tanks is not as popular as it is in Germany. I think the reasoning behind this is that most Germans transit Luxembourg when traveling south,so they take advantage of cheaper fuel there.
    Anyway have just fitted a 70 ltr fuel tank from an LDV to the Peugeot,pumped through to the main tank via a 12 volt fuel pump,switchable from the dash. The LDV tanks are perfect for European campers as they are long and narrow so can be bolted straight to the chassis and with a little alteration to the filler pipe and a piece of ex inter-cooler hose brought up to the sidewall and a nice flush fitting filler cap on the outside. Hopefully this will give me enough range to most meets and trips in the UK without having to buy fuel out. Also with luck can make Spain with only one fill-up on route. I fitted a similar setup to my VW but am realy pleased with the outcome of this one as its all done from the cab whilst on the move. No getting out and switching taps on and off.
     
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    I have a gerry can I can lend you as well Dave:Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    Can you live with the extra weight ?
     
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    I hope so Brian, the upside is that the further I travel the less I weigh.
     
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    I'd hate long range tanks, especially in France, I love the excuse to stop, take on some local caffeine (I love the French machine coffee) and get rid of the numb bum:BigGrin:
     
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    Your not running on UK chip fat though:Wink::Cool:

     
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    h dave .i,m sure you keep buying the wron sort of vehicles. my old lt had 2 x150ltr tanks either side and i made a big tank instead of the rear original one that had 200ltr . i used gas manifilds to change fuel and return lines .
    the mitzy as a merc 200ltr on one side and i have another 200litre tank waiting to go on the originasl tank position. may fit another by the axle.
    leave maroc with 500ltr of cheap diesel or use gib it makes sense .
    even just topping up berfore catching the ferry is quids in the pocket.
    i,m sure you need a mini artic conversion. . ha ha . :thumb:
    keep on trucking.
     
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    My 80ltr tank gets me down to Spain, done it on two occasions now,That’s using the ferry to Calais not Santander :Rofl1:
     
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    Reminds me of the time many years ago now when I was involved in Scuba diving holidays in Spain.

    We used to ferry the punters from Hanwell, London down to Spain in a 12 seater Transit bus and stopped in Andorra to fill up with cheap petrol plus fill all the jerry cans on the roof.

    Trip was non stop to Spain!

    Heath and Safety did not excist in those days!

    Peter
     
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