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Old 5 Mar 2005
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Plastic / aluminium fuel / water tanks

I want to fit a couple of tanks in the back of my 110 hardtop, one for water, one for diesel about 120 litres each, preferably with internal baffles, and preferably a tried and tested design, not a one off. I have found one or two manufactureres like Tempo in the US, but cannot find the right size or shape to make best use of the 110's space.

Any ideas??

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Speak to CAK Tanks, Aqua House, Princes Drive Ind Estate. Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2FD 01926 854271.

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I heard the cak tanks are a bit crap!

Sorry, couldn't resist!

I have a 70l CAK Tank under the rear seats in my 110, works well. Off the shelf caravan tank IIRC.


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Try allisport near gloucester. http://www.allisport.com/home.php
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Try ebay for watertanks just type in water tank on the ebay side and loads come up http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...563895741&rd=1 these are ok ones to use. I also have a website that just deals in water tanks, will find it for you later. Secondly they are very easy to make. Just use sheet aluminium and weld it to the specific size and volume needed. never mind just found the site now here it is http://www.water-tanks.net/
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Just another point of view on the water tank:

Built-in water tanks have several problems - they are very hard to clean, they can taint the water, they can be difficult to refill. And the weight can't be shifted around.

Most importantly for expedition purposes, a single big water tank doesn't allow you to grade your water. Let's say you have half a tank of good drinking-grade water. What do you do when you reach a supply of rather dodgy looking water?

Opaque plastic water 20-litre containers of standard Nato dimensions are great. For pumped water systems, simply make or buy a modified cap, and use it with each can, one by one. Cleaning, refilling, draining, replacing, are all much easier, plus you can grade your water.

Ok, they don't fit down under the chassis somewhere...

Still, having tried both methods of storing water, I'd definitely vote for individual, portable containers.


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I agree with SandyM, but if you really want one big container, then eBay or other for boating/yachting accessories will give you a huge choice of 'cheap' options.
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About marine tanks, a company called Nouva Rade makes 60-litre tank named Sogliola 65 (850x350x220 mm) that seems to be exact fit for a Defender, to be placed rear, between wheel boxes. Price is about €130.

I considered this tank plus a pump myself but tend to opt for jerrycan route instead.

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Depends how you are operating. If your filtering from the tank then it doesn't really matter what you mix in the tank. The cleaning process comes after. Haven't met anybody filtering into a main tank, only filtering out of. In part depends whether you want to have a the filter constantly set up / easily accessible. Alternatively have 1 x 20 litre jerry can for clean water (post filtering) and just process water out the main tank into the 20 litre tank.
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and don[t forget it is best to take black containers for waterstorage as Algae prefer the lightcoloured ones.This also goes for the tank > tap hose (in case you decide for a built- in-type)
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