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For whatever reason I can't do a forum search. I'm getting http 500 Internal Server Error http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/search.php?do=process

Anyway, my 2000 shortbed 4-door has one 25-ish galllon fuel tank on the driver side. i'm trying to find out what factory fuel tank options were available for the 2000 F250 Shortbed 4-door 7.3 and if i can add another tank somewhere underneath the truck and use it for fresh water storage?

My "project" is to determine the feasibility of installing another tank underneath the truck that I can use for water storage--water that will primarily be used to rinse-off equipment that's been in saltwater and accumulated sand, and possibly be consumed if it is safe to do so.

If there is a factory fuel tank that mounts up underneath the truck and retains the original spare tire, exhaust, etc., in place,...

1. what is the location underneath the truck that it mounts?
2. what's the capacity?
3. part number?
4. is the plastic used to make a diesel fuel tank safe for potable water?

I found some FDA approved polyethylene potable water tanks
Plastic-Mart - RV FRESH WATER TANKS : but I'd prefer a tank that was engineered to fit the truck. one that i can buy the oem mounting hardware, etc., and not have to jerry-rig a mount or waste space with a generic shaped tank.

If you have a shortbed 4-door diesel and it has multiple fuel tanks, talk to me and any pics of the arrangement would be appreciated.

Unfortunately, when I try to explain my project to the Ford parts counter person, their eyes glaze over and they ask if i've discussed the idea with a genie, had my palms read, or let a psychic tackle the idea with taro cards.
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RV fresh water tanks come in all sorts of different sizes and shapes and can also be custom fabricated. You just have to do some research on line to locate them
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RV fresh water tanks come in all sorts of different sizes and shapes and can also be custom fabricated. You just have to do some research on line to locate them
Yeah, I mentioned that in my post.
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If you wanted to get rid of the spare tire, which it sounds like you don't. You can get an excursion tank, it is 40+ gallons that mounts where the spare tire is located.

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