Long Range Fuel Tanks

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 00:23
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Hello,
I Need some help from you guys.
Not sure if the question has been asked elswhere, Has anyone had experience trying to determin the best brand or type of long range fuel tanks & the cost involved?
(GU STL Patrol 3.0 TD)
Is there any statute legal requirements with the RTA & Dangerous goods etc?
Pulling a big Van around Oz etc & I don't like the Idea of Jerry Cans up the back of the Van etc.
appreciate any help or comments.
cheers
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 00:38

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 00:38
Donald,

"Long Ranger" seams to get the nod on here a fair bit.

Can't help you with current price but they are certainly legal.

Available at ARB, etc.

The Nissan GU model holds 145 litres.
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 01:00

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 01:00
Agree LRA seem to have the best name. Price for the Troopy replacement 180lt tank was about $1200 fitted. Than I thought do I really need 270lt capacity!
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Reply By: Member - John Q (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:29

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:29
Hi Donald,

Luv the "Ribbons".

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Donald_L - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 16:02

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 16:02
Once a veteran, always a veteran & bloody proud of it.........
all the best. Donald
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Reply By: Member. Rob M (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 10:03

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 10:03
Donald, I have a long range tank in my 4.8 GU Patrol which was purchased from 4x4 Systems in Adelaide. Capacity is 154 ltrs almost a jerry can more than the long Ranger. I Qld you have to have an engineers modification compliance plate fitted to the vehicle. Quality seems ok as it has been in place four 4 years with no problems so far. Good luck with your trip.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:27

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:27
I went down that path recently

I see you drive a GU so you will have a 95lt main tank and the 35lt sub tank.

You can replace those with a 145lt main tank $1040 Long Ranger ARB fitted
and a 70lt sub tank $887 Long Ranger ARB fitted. That will give you an extra 80 litres of fuel.

I decided against this and bought a 7x4 bush trailer, which now carries all my camping gear and 240lts of diesel in 12 jerries. So my fuel capacity is 335lts which should see me through 1000-1500km extreme bush driving and a lot further on the good roads.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:20

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:20
I supose that's great if you want to tow a tanker......lol

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Reply By: pling - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:47

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:47
Hi Donald,

I have a 4.8 Nissan Patrol fitted wih a 145 lt "Long Ranger" fitted by ARB. It was fitted 12 months ago and has done the Simpson and Ann Beadell with out any problems.
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Reply By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:39

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:39
G'day, yeah! go with LRA, solution to my fuel capacity needs. Go direct to LRA
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:22

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:22
And when your tank cracks.....they don't want to know you.

Leroy - speaking from experience
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Reply By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:14

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:14
Went round Oz the year before last, couldnt afford long range tanks although they were on the wish list.

We just put jerrys on the roof and only filled them when needed , then put them in the main tank as soon as it was possible. Only used them twice when on back roads . eg Musgrave Station to Normanton.

Jerrys of deisel are ok , not like having petrol around.

If you are towing a van are you going to be going anywhere to need long range tanks. You can plan fuel stops easily by buying an up to date map , they have all the fuel stops and types of fuel available .

I reckon if you dont need them more than once or are doing a trip like the CSR and dont want a trailer it probably isnt worth it.

Again just my 2 cents worth.

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: Member - Donald_L - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:21

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:21
Thanks to all re tanks & Thanks Glenn, for that info & I guess better to save the $$ for the fuel itself.
Will look at jerry storage again,
cheers
Donald
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