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Old 08-28-2014, 09:23 AM   #11
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Re: Installing a different tank mount and/or fuel tank

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Planning on using mobile home straps to secure it into place with overhead hangers (they're rated at 3200lbs).
I'm not familiar with mobile home straps. Would you have a picture, or a link to the product? I haven't made much headway with this part of the project. I'm gathering ideas. Overhead hangers are still the most appealing direction to make it easier to drop the tank if the need arises.

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to counter the weight of each with possible tie bar under the frame rails for extra strength.
Could you elaborate? I'm not sure I understand this. If it's worthwhile then I may do the same!
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:12 PM   #12
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Is that static deflection? What sort of loading happens in a dynamic situation, like say a speed bump or a pavement transition at speed?
That's at 2ft. drop.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:17 PM   #13
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I'm not familiar with mobile home straps. Would you have a picture, or a link to the product?
Here ya go:

http://mobilehomedepotmi.com/mh_cata...or-straps.html

You can see what I decided to do. I just uploaded pics this morning.

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...6658&start=120

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Old 09-08-2014, 03:01 PM   #14
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Re: Installing a different tank mount and/or fuel tank

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Alright. I dug the tank out from behind my Mother's shed. She was happy to see it go, I'm sure.

This is the new tank. It's sitting on top of the 7 ton tank cage.
What is that tank out of? Any idea?

I see no real issue removing the armor, even if you do bet tboned and the tank ruptures, have you actually tried to get diesel to burn? It takes some work. Now if it was a gas bus on the other hand......

Anyone ever used saddle tanks for a tractor trailer? Not sure they'd fit under the skirting.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #15
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What is that tank out of? Any idea?
I believe it was pulled from a boat. It has 3 baffles (I can tell since the metal on the top pinches downward a bit where they were welded in).

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I see no real issue removing the armor, even if you do bet tboned and the tank ruptures, have you actually tried to get diesel to burn? It takes some work. Now if it was a gas bus on the other hand......
Indeed I have tried to get diesel to burn! You need a bloody hot fire already burning. Tractor's don't worry about a tank cage. Neither will I.

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Anyone ever used saddle tanks for a tractor trailer? Not sure they'd fit under the skirting.
I have one of those as well. It's a cylindrical, aluminum tank. I think it's somewhere around 90 U.S. gallons. I was originally planning on using it, but it would end up being the lowest hanging object on the bus, aside from the differential. The rectangular tank makes much better use of the available space.
I'll probably end up using the aluminum tank as a stationary veggie oil storage tank when the time comes...
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Re: Installing a different tank mount and/or fuel tank

I decided to make mine out of steel. Much less expensive and easier for fabrication. Even the steel tanks I've built in the past that held gasoline lasted over 20 years with no paint. As long as you keep them dry, they'll last a very long time. I agree square tanks make much more sense when conserving space. Mine will hold about 80 gallons each.
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Scroll to the bottom of this page to see where I'm at with the fuel tank mounts. The cross bars re clearly seen in one of the photo's.

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...6658&start=120
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