carrying extra fuel

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Is there such a thing as a fuel bladder (similar to carrrying water in a bladder)?
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:22

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:22
Only for Diesel as far as I know. Whitworths Marine sell them.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:29

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:29
Try This


http://www.liquidcontainment.com.au/fuel_bladders.html
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Follow Up By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:49

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:49
Robin,

do you/have you used these? If so, do you recommend.
looking at somthing like this for CSR trip after the gathering. Want to be able to fold up for storeage as I won't be needing all the time on our trip!
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:51

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:51
No Evern , I have not personnaly used that device - but it works well on a motorbike at least.

I have the same problem of driving petrol car up Canning in two weeks following the gathering. I am hoping to get a share of a drum , but still need to carry some 300 liters and I already have long range tank.
I have used a few stragergies in the past from using wine caskets (emergency only) to saving up my empty oil containers and tieing then under the car , filling up before the rough stuff , then cutting them up when empty as they are thin.

However my current best stratergy is to carry empty fuel containers outside the car in an easy fashion until needed , filling them up and stuffing them somewhere in the car where they usually get used up in the first day or 2 , then putting them back outside the car.

I think one of my pictures shows a special bag I made which neatly holds 2 jerries (empty) side by side across the spare wheel.
Works really well in practise , as I won't carry things on roof, and I think there is the potential to increase this to up to 5 plastic jerries for the trip - each jerry can hold 22lt easily (24 if pushed to limit).













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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:33

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:33
gitsho,


Check out this old thread


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Reply By: poppywhite - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:03

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:03
Yes available in range of capacity from whitworth marine.
Problem is filling it up!
Woolworth/caltex here (taree) actually turn of pump if any container is not
1. on the ground outside vehicle
2. greater than 25lt in capacity
This is their policy (woolworth au wide) but will probally be for others as well.
There is also the issue of were you put it, secure it and how to transfer fuel in and out.? Weight?

Diesel is stable but petrol is another matter.

Questions
What vehicle do you have? Tank size? Range? Why this choice?

Most vehicles can go 600k -750k on full tank and steady drive.

Bit more info on were you plan to go might give you other options of available fue and extra capacity needed to get to next stopl
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Follow Up By: gitsho - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:26

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:26
Thanks for your help. I have a diesel land cruiser and will be heading to canning etc this year. So am trying to work out the best way to carry an extra 50 litres besides jeery cans.
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Reply By: Dion - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 22:39

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 22:39
We used to use these on our old Oberon subs to carry premixed two stroke for the Zod outboard, these were carried external to the hull as they wouldn't crush with depth excursions.
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