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Old 02-18-2007, 11:34 AM   #11
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:43 AM   #12
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The military use these huge rubber bladders as field fuel points, they even move them around by CH-47 and such, and lay out in the sun all the time, but they are HUGE... But with WVO, isn't there something with the WVO degrading the plastic of non food grade plastic ?
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:25 PM   #13
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The military use these huge rubber bladders as field fuel points, they even move them around by CH-47 and such, and lay out in the sun all the time, but they are HUGE... But with WVO, isn't there something with the WVO degrading the plastic of non food grade plastic ?
I'm not sure if it's plastic or something in rubber. I do know that there are hoses that are susceptible to VO.
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Well, that was really in reply to Jason's suggestion about a "flexible tank kind of like a small version of a waterbed..." but the ... oh crap I forgot the real name for it, but for lack of a better description, the hydraulic hammering that would occur with a pliable bladder on the roof (accelerating / decelerating).... well... Let's just say I'd go with a smaller container than 55 gal on the roof. Whats's more, I would be very careful to consider putting anything like that inside the vehicle, because I think that stuff stinks, and Murphy and I have a long, long acquaintance... in other words, if something is going to leak inside of your skoolie, you just KNOW it's gonna be the smelliest, most disgusting thing you've got....
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If you just wanted to bring the WVO with you it would make more sense to get a small trailer to pull behind the bus and put them in there where you could then transfer the WVO into the tank on the bus as you travel.
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If you just wanted to bring the WVO with you it would make more sense to get a small trailer to pull behind the bus and put them in there where you could then transfer the WVO into the tank on the bus as you travel.

Steve, that seems the best reply yet. Not only does it allow the amount that he wants to carry, but also he could do it safely.
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Good idea
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I agree with the trailer idea. It will give you storage space (much appreciated on a full size bus, let alone a shortie), will allow you to control tongue weight on the frame, and I don't think it will affect mileage at all given the average gearing of our rigs, both large and small.
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There was a British tank in WWII that carried the fuel for its flame thrower in a trailer behind it

It was called the Churchill Crocodile. The trailer was connected to the tank via this huge articulated pipe that allowed it to draw the fuel on the move, and oh yeah... it was armored too
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Here's a better picture, I hope...

What I meant was that the idea of a trailer for the WVO seems to have a good deal of merit
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