Long Range tank or fuel storage in trailer?

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 at 17:59
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In order to extend the range of my GQ TB42e to handle trips up to 800 - 900 Km I will need at least another 150L of fuel storage above the standard tank. This is too much for an auxillary tank (70L) so am contemplating carring spare fuel in a small trailer either in jerry cans, or a large fuel tank. Anyone done this or had this dilemma before?
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Reply By: Member - MYPRADO - Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 at 20:05

Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 at 20:05
Had one made up about 200 ltr and square shape, bought Prado that holds about 150 ltr but not using it, had same idea.
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Reply By: Tim - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:19

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:19
It took me a few times of reading this to comprehend what your saying. To get 900km out of your vehicle, you need the standard tank of fuel plus atleast 150L? So if a standard is say 70, you will need 220L of fuel to do the 900 km?
That equates to 24L/100km.
Given that you are looking at towing a trailer, I can assume your are not already towing a van.
My 4.2 1Hz cruiser ute runs about 16L/100 and I think that is a bit rich but 24L/100 is another story. Can I ask, is there any obvious reason why it sucks so much fuel?
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick H (QLD) - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 14:07

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 14:07
Reasonably happy with what I get from my Patrol, It only sucks about 16L/100K, but that is on good roads constant speed (around 90 KPH). Around town it is closer to 20L / 100KM. Getting into the Bulldust and dirt road travel I can only assume that it will suck a lot more. No Van, but will be carrying a fair bit of weight.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 20:14

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 20:14
Tim, a TB42e is a petrol engine
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