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Old 08-30-2019, 08:19 PM   #1
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Fuel cell for an aux generator tank.

Have started perusing aux fuel tanks for the Honda EU 2200I. The space alloted is 24 x 24 x 12 inches and this fits good. They sell a filler neck and am planning on cutting in a fuel door like was done when the diesel tank was moved. Anyone using a fuel cell in there bus? Any obvious things that might be a future problem? https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Ligh...ateway&sr=8-14

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Old 08-30-2019, 08:38 PM   #2
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An aluminum fuel cell needs to have good support under it. I had one in my 47 Dodge truck, and had trouble with it cracking at the seams. Should have had a flat floor for it to sit on, and if you can do that I think it should be fine. Notice that otherwise aluminum fuel tanks tend to be round.

By the way I am using a portable boat tank with a quick coupler. Not sure if I will keep it this way, but easier getting the tank to the fuel pump then getting the bus to the fuel pump when my gas filler(for the bus) is on the opposite side. There had been a 20 gallon built in tank for it that rusted out.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:53 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=Ronnie;346016]An aluminum fuel cell needs to have good support under it. I had one in my 47 Dodge truck, and had trouble with it cracking at the seams. Should have had a flat floor for it to sit on, and if you can do that I think it should be fine. Notice that otherwise aluminum fuel tanks tend to be round.

By the way I am using a portable boat tank with a quick coupler. Not sure if I will keep it this way, but easier getting the tank to the fuel pump then getting the bus to the fuel pump when my gas filler(for the bus) is on the opposite side. There had been a 20 gallon built in tank for it that rusted out.[/QUOTE Was thinking of 2 pieces of angle iron frame to outside skin. Now with new and improved 6061 T6 1/8 or so aluminum floor to honor your suggestion. I was looking at that 14 Gal one on Amazon totally want now for the jet skis but it was to big for the space on the bus. Also like replaceable foam liner and fuel sender in the fuel cell..
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