long range fuel tank

I was looking at a long range fuel tank for my 06 Triton from Ironman around the $ 700- 800 I think , has anyone got one ??? any feed back please .
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Reply By: graham B9 - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 07:14

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 07:14
I see that you are SA so give Humpback caravans a call in Port Wakefield. They make them. Click on this link.

http://www.humpbacksmartvans.com.au/html/humpback__________contact_us.html

They have their own Aluminium welding shop on site.
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:21

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:21
hi graham b9
they dont make any mention about the welding shop or about making fuel tanks on that web site or show any pictures of tanks or anything been made
but i notice they have a large sewing machine for canvass work which is worht noting for future reference on repairs
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 09:41

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 09:41
Hi nick b,
I have one on my 2011 triton and have had no problems with it. Ironman have a great warranty so should you have any problems they will fix it.
Andy
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:14

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:14
Can you advise what usable size they are?
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 13:48

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 13:48
I have a 130lt tank but all depends on weather you have factory diff locks. There is a different one for diff locks as the normal one won't fit.
Andy
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 13:53

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 13:53
Thanks Andy, no I don't have diff locks, I'll go and talk to them
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:12

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:12
thanks Andy : I did look at one some time ago , the work on the tank looked very good , NO crap in side "very important "

How about the fuel gauge... how good does that work ?
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 07:13

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 07:13
I'm not 100% sure about other brands . . . my longranger tank uses the same sender unit, so it just sits on full until the tank over the drive shaft empies down to original level . . . I get pretty much exactly 400km until it's down to full on the guage, then a bit more than normal capacity to yellow light.

I have tested it down to another 80km before filling up, not game to push it further.
Seems most times at fill up, I generally put in 115lt or so, have around 10lt left in tank, but then the capacity might not be 100% accurate.

From when I was researching, other aftermarket tanks use the same sender unit and operate in the same way.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 09:59

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 09:59
Do Ironman make their own tanks?? or are they just rebadged by another manufacturer. I have just fitted a LRA (LongRange Australia) tank to my BT50- and at this stage very happy with it.

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:15

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:15
hi woombat
its more than likely they are made on contract by a professional welder
about 3 yrs ago my newphew who is a very good mig welder in s.a got a job contract welding up roobars/ bullbars /towbars/ wheel carriers etc for ARB with his mig welder and did it all in the farm shed the bits used to come on pallets in packform he would weld them up and then paint them before they went back to ARB he did for quiet a while until he shifted to broome on another job
so it wouldn't surprise me if IRONMAN products are knocked up in the same way
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:24

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:24
I can't comment on the Ironman long range tank but would offer a word of caution in regard to all aftermarket tanks. I fitted an Opposite Lock LR tank to my D40 back in 2008 when I bought the car new. It lasted just short of 4 years before the inside of the tank was rusty and rust particles were clogging up my fuel filter - and of course it was out of warranty (another story I won't go into here). Anyway I looked for another tank and settled on a Long Range Automotive tank. I went for this make as it was made from 3mm aluminised steel rather than just painted on the outside like the OL one. Other manufacturers also use aluminised steel also but didn't make one in the size that I was looking for.
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Reply By: Cyberess - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 16:38

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 16:38
Does your Trident have a tray or is a tub -- If it a tray, consider a under tray tank poly tank

I am about to swap out my alloy aux 150 Litre tank to a 80 Litre poly tank ,mainly due to ground clearance


A 80 Litre poly fuel tank DPRV80S-MK -- They retail for about $382 -- I think the filler pipe kit is about $75 , Should be able to setup to gravity feed the fuel to the main tank to make life easy. Being under tray the tank should be well protected.

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 18:25

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 18:25
It such a poly tank is an option, have a look at Dolium . . .

http://www.dolium.com.au/view?command=cman_view_webpage&action=view&webpage_id=82&pkey=dolium . . .

I am considering one of these http://www.dolium.com.au/Retail_Catalogue/FTP48V_item.html?ref_cat_id=Fuel_%28Poly%29 to compliment my 126lt Longranger . . . looking to be able to do long trips and get back in one hit to reasonable / available fuel supplies.

Also a water one http://www.dolium.com.au/view?command=cman_view_webpage&webpage_id=120&pkey=dolium&inp_item_id=wtp48v both fitted up the front of the tub.

They also have fuel and water tanks that go in the rear pax footwell . . .
http://www.dolium.com.au/Retail_Catalogue/FTP40FW_item.html?ref_cat_id=Fuel_%28Poly%29

These are only 48lt, $195 / $225 respectively, but they have a heap of other larger options on the main tank page.
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Reply By: travellers - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 17:29

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 17:29
Hello Nick. Instead of a fixed under floor aux tank, I went for a seperate removable poly tank with its own pump and hose just like they use in the back of utes to service earthmoving equipment. Mine is 100Lt and suitable for diesel only. Cost was about $750 and the advantages I find are its ease of use, ability to transfer fuel to any vehicle, can be hard wired or powered from other sources (in my case the anderson plug), when the vehicle is sold the tank can be moved to the new acquisition and not donated to the new owner, you get nothing extra for a vehicle with a LRT fitted.

Good luck, Peter
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Reply By: Member - silvwayne - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 19:27

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 19:27
Hi Nick!
I put a 90 litre poly tank in back of my ute. It is gravity fed into main tank via a solenoid valve. Total cost was $300. Gives me total of 160 litres.
Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 16:33

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 16:33
Thank you for all the reply's they are very interesting ideas ...cheers
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Reply By: jcm68 - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 17:51

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 17:51
Hi Nick

I have fitted a Ironman tank to my 2006 Triton three month ago and had no problems . I a now getting around the 1300klms out of the new tank ,the problem you will have is the fuel calulator on the trip meter in dash will only calulate on the original tank (75 ltr). The fuel gauge works but it stays full to approx 900 klms then drops to the quarter mark and it gets better, when the fuel light come on you still have 45 ltrs in the tank so you have to work off your odometer from then on. I have put a thread on this forum regards a new trip meter . Members have come back and given me advise on some alternatives but I am still contact the distrubers . I will keep in touh when I know more ..Hope this helps


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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 20:59

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 20:59
Thanks John for your reply , I don't think i got that fuel calculator on my 06 ute , its a base model tray top ... cheers
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