GU Patrol water tank

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 23, 2002 at 01:00
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Is there a water tank made to go under floor of a GU patrol? Not really interested in the bags that go on the floor.
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Saturday, Nov 23, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Nov 23, 2002 at 01:00
Go to:
http://www.camec.com.au/product.htm
and see if they have a standard caravan tank that will fit your needs. I got one only two weeks ago for my new Mitsubishi Triton and it fits like it was made for it. I got the CAMEC by Nylex 59 litre (13 gallon) capacity. 865mm x 490mm x 190mm. 3571-001.

I put the filler down the back with a Nylex ¾" coupling with a tap on, then clicked in a ¾ to ½ Nylex fitting for standard garden hose. To mount the Nylex ¾ with tap, I took a piece of 3mm Aluminium, and cut a 1½" (from memory) hole. I then removed the screw on pieces that clamps the hose, and put that the Nylex fitting through then put the screw on piece, then put the hose in the fitting and screwed it up. Works great.
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Follow Up By: Darrin - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks for the link to camec. Do you recall what the cost of the tank was?
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
From memory, I think it was $69.95.
Another place that has a good range of well priced bits and pieces is:
http://www.biasboating.com.au/
I have bought stuff off them for many years, even before the Internet and have had good reliable service from them. They are always substantially cheaper on the same thing compared to 4WD stores.
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Reply By: Truckster - Saturday, Nov 23, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Nov 23, 2002 at 01:00
There is one for the GU that goes in the rear 1/4 not on the floor....

No idea on cost, but lots on patrol list are using them with good success....


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Reply By: brian - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
Darren, i have fitted a bladder to rear quarter panel lhs of gu patrol,works well cost $220 from floatpac,only problem no amount of flushing gets rid of plastic taste.
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
If you cannot get rid of the plastic taste, it is made from the incorrect material and not food safe. If it is sold for drinking water, then it has to be from food grade food safe plastic. There is no reason it would taste of plastic if it was made from the correct grade of plastic product.

For that price I would demand a refund, as the product is not fit for the purpose for which it was sold.
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Reply By: jcadd - Monday, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:00
Darrin
I fitted one to my GU last summer, purchased it from Opposite Lock in Blacktown NSW, it was manufactured in WA
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Reply By: brian - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
jcad what did you fit ,underfloor tank/bladder/other, if a tank can you provide details, size,cost,fittment etc.thankyou brian.
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
I dont think you could fit a bladder under the car....

I think stainless tanks are the only way to go for exterior mounting on any car....

You pay for them, but they last, and last... Also its up and out of the way, plumb some piping to the rear step area with a tap on it, and away ya go.....

Theres blokes in our club with taps and hand basins nearly mounted in the backs of their cars.

Some go over the top!
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
Would you call my 14 litre gas hot water system over the top!
Personally, I would not in winter. Even in summer in Eastern Victoria the water is to damn freeeeeeezing cold to swim in.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
Would I ??

yes lots over the top!

Where in mexico are you Ozi, Im in Langwarrin
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
I am in Albury/Wodonga.
I had to look up where Langwarrin was. Geezzzz man, that is to much like suburbia for me and would take to long to get to the bush and civilisation. This is actually the first time I have lived so far from the coast, and it really is advantageous. It gives you another 180º of land to explore, and many more roads to come back home on.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:00
Semi rural, 2 streets away theres cows ans stuff, 10 mins other way theres the bay, hour and bit I have the mountains to 4wd in :D

best of all 1.5 hours to phillip island :D:D:D:D:D:D
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