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Excursion tank in a truck

I am wondering about the feasibility of putting a fuel tank from an Excursion in my truck as an aux tank. Ever been done? I can't find it if it has.

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i was thinking that if i was to do this, i would put a sump kit in both tanks with the main tanking having an inlet and outlet on the sump on it so the rear tank automatically fills the front tank. i would just need a check valve in the line between so the front tank doesn't drain into the rear when driving up hill.
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I have an excursion tank in my yard, just need the time to install it.
I'm going to splice the sending units onto a toggle switch so the factory gauge will work on either tank.

For feeding I'm going to use the other input on my pre pump filter and use two manual shut off valves.

The return line will still go into the stock tank, but then I'm not worried about that.

The only part I'm not sure about is how i'll fill the tank. I could add a filler door to the bedside, but i'll probably do it in the bed so I don't need to worry about paint

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I have an excursion tank in my yard, just need the time to install it.
I'm going to splice the sending units onto a toggle switch so the factory gauge will work on either tank.

For feeding I'm going to use the other input on my pre pump filter and use two manual shut off valves.

The return line will still go into the stock tank, but then I'm not worried about that.

The only part I'm not sure about is how i'll fill the tank. I could add a filler door to the bedside, but i'll probably do it in the bed so I don't need to worry about paint
Please post how you get this done. That's what I've been trying to figure out last couple days. How would I tie the second tank into the fuel system?

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Email me at bclinstallations@telus.net and I'll make a little sketch of my plan and send it to you.

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The flaw only flaw I see with your system might be that the return line could end up overfilling your stock tank.

I would connect the two tanks together between the bottoms with a check valve to keep fuel from flowing out of of your stock tank. I think it's the simplest way to do it.
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The flaw only flaw I see with your system might be that the return line could end up overfilling your stock tank.



I would connect the two tanks together between the bottoms with a check valve to keep fuel from flowing out of of your stock tank. I think it's the simplest way to do it.

I think with the check you could also overfill the front tank. Going down a steep decline and then leveling back out. I say sump both and hook a them together and put a tee between both sumps and run it to the pump. Then hook both returns together and tee in the middle for the return from the regulator. That's just my idea. You can also add an over flow line at the top of each tank so if one gets to full it would splash over to the other.


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The flaw only flaw I see with your system might be that the return line could end up overfilling your stock tank.

I would connect the two tanks together between the bottoms with a check valve to keep fuel from flowing out of of your stock tank. I think it's the simplest way to do it.
My plan is to always run the stock tank dry first anyways. Once the ex tank is empty i'll just switch back to the main tank and use whatever the return line put into it.
I thought about running an OBS splitter and all that, but this seems simpler to me.
I'll only really use it in the bush anyways, so reaching under the truck to flip the valves isn't an inconvenience to me

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I'll only really use it in the bush anyways, so reaching under the truck to flip the valves isn't an inconvenience to me
until you're too drunk to know what you're doing and turn both valves on.....
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