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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2013, 11:20:15 AM »
I am only going to be 2 up and have 180L tanks standard, got to love a Prado, I plan to put water in jerries on the 2nd row floor and a single diesel jerry on the roof. Might even look at a bladder for water.

Instead of a Jerry i found those Frantelle 15 litre waters from the supermarket a perfect size for on the passanger floor in the prado 2 each side fit in there snug so that is 60l taken care of
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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2013, 11:22:07 AM »
It is an offence to fill a jerry can while it is in a vehicle. It must be placed on the ground.

Or take a negative battery jumper lead and connect it to the fuel container and an upright or similar that is part of the service station to earth

Some country servos will have them hanging there for when the farmers come in to fill their 44's
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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2013, 12:28:43 PM »
My biggest concern is where to carry all the water and exactly how much to take. I like the idea of those 15ltr bottles under the kids feet
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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2013, 12:34:14 PM »
I suppose it depends on how active you are for water consumption for example


If i am just driving i can go on 1.5 litres per day
When i was working in the Pilbra in summer 4 to 5 litres per day was not unheard of

When we camp at exmouth as we are swimming we will usually go through 3 litres per day each

So say 3 litres per day per person for a desert trip in winter 6 day crossing 18 litres per person then you may take another 15 litres emergency so say 3 20 litre jerrys should see you through for drinking then 1 more jerry for washing up (you could also use this one to refill a radiator if you had to)

Ps that is purerly drinking you will need extra for washing up etc
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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2013, 12:35:04 PM »
My biggest concern is where to carry all the water and exactly how much to take. I like the idea of those 15ltr bottles under the kids feet


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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2013, 06:37:45 PM »
Instead of a Jerry i found those Frantelle 15 litre waters from the supermarket a perfect size for on the passanger floor in the prado 2 each side fit in there snug so that is 60l taken care of


Thats what we used on our trip and some collapseable bladders
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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2013, 08:52:12 PM »
Fleximake have a good reputation and just down the road a tad.
and great prices.
http://stores.ebay.com.au/FlexiMake-Pty-Ltd/4x4-Bladders-Caravan-Camping-/_i.html?_fsub=5515471015&_sid=303827865&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322


 thanks for the link we also found some on ebay and grays online just need to look into them a bit more.
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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2013, 09:00:27 PM »
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Re: Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2013, 09:04:35 PM »
Fleximake have a good reputation and just down the road a tad.

Thanks for the link, the 40L will work well. I wonder if the water tastes like plastic?
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Water and fuel storage options
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2013, 09:56:26 PM »
Fleximake have a good reputation and just down the road a tad.
and great prices.




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