F250 extra fuel tank?

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 02:54
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We have just taken delivery of our new F250 XLT crew cab and are now starting to investigate add-ons. One thing we want is extra fuel storage. We would like opinions on replacing the existing tank with a bigger one or adding a tank. It seems that some boggers have gone for an extra tank but we are thinking of replacing the existing tank with a 270 litre from ARB or Opposite Lock 260 litre. Any comments on this would be most helpful. Thanks.
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Reply By: Turist - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 03:31

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 03:31
Depends a bit on wether you want to sacrifice some space in the tub. Not so much of a problem with the 8' tub, plenty of space.
A tank 300mm deep, the width of the tub and as high as the tub edge wii hold around 220 ltrs.
The fuel is transferred via a 12v fuel pump at 2lt minute.

I have this arrangement and find it quite satisfactory.
The tank is covered in carpet and aux battery and other items stored on top.
Pics in album.

Also gives the assurance that if the main tank is holed then you still have some fuel.

The fuel load (350 ltr) allowed us to go from Alice to Halls Creek towing the BT.
Others were paying over $3 pet ltr at Rabbit Flat

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 07:12

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 07:12
We have very similar to Bobs, and find it good. Ivan & Angie have the replacement tank underneath which I think is 290lt so you might like to speak with them.

My set up cost around $1000, 3 years ago made from stainless steel, not sure on what the cost of replacement tanks are.
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Follow Up By: Turist - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 18:26

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 18:26
Forgot to mention, there are photos of the fuel tank arrangement in my album.

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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 03:31

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 03:31
Yeah,
We have a supercab F250 and we put on an ARB replacement tank. 294 litres if I remember correctly but have only ever needed to fill up to 260 so far. Red light had just come on so we know now we have over 150kilometres left to travel at that point. It is all just so easy. One fuel guage, one fill point, and we have saved several hundred in being able to buy cheapest so far. The only hard part was the $2385 initial cost.
I chose to ignore the perils of dirty fuel and having checked for rubbish at the fuel filter (drain tap there) and there is a drain plug on the fuel tank there has been absolutely no sign of a problem. I also carry a fuel filter spare just in case and a strap to remove/fit. There has always been plenty of room in the back.
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Reply By: 2 excampers - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 08:04

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 08:04
Thanks for the advice. Have installed the ARB 260 litre and it fits in well. Not quite so concerned at the current upward movement in price of diesel. Cheers
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