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Old 08-19-2017, 12:25 AM   #31
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Interior tank mounting picture

Attached shows general location of tank mounting holes for carriage bolts. Since SMB won't pre-drill/set carriage bolts, my next effort will be to ask if they will do some type of access plate (if needed) underneath cabinets/furniture in general area of these bolts.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:49 AM   #32
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Attached shows general location of tank mounting holes for carriage bolts. Since SMB won't pre-drill/set carriage bolts, my next effort will be to ask if they will do some type of access plate (if needed) underneath cabinets/furniture in general area of these bolts.
Please do. Maybe if the 3 of us take turns making requests perhaps they'll give some.
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FYI, I spoke to Aero today and it looks like a 14 gallon passengers side tank is also an option. I will explore further and pass on what I learn.
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Their site shows the 20 gal tank and the 30 gal tank. This will be interesting to see.

I'll be passing through San Bernardino twice soon. Next Friday (they're closed Fridays) on the way to help daughter move from summer job in Phoenix back to school in San Luis Obispo on following Monday. She wants to make the entire slog in 1 day, which means I probably don't have time to stop that day either. Going E-W or W-E all the way across LA is never fun and I need to make it across before rush hour. Dog gonnit. Otherwise, I'd grab some pics.
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14 gallon tank passengers side would be at least an option. We would definitely like to add an auxiliary tank, as we have at least one long Alaska and Northern Canada trip planned. Some pretty remote areas with a long distance between tank fill-ups. I'd like to get pretty far north into Alaska along the Brooks Range.

I've been delayed in getting off the ship so my SMB trip is correspondingly delayed. Once I'm there the key for me with this particular add-on is asking Brian if it's possible to plan for access to drill/mount the carriage bolts required as per the above picture. That's all I need, as I've found quite a few places that can install the tank, fuel gauge, transfer pump/switch.
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Once I'm there the key for me with this particular add-on is asking Brian if it's possible to plan for access to drill/mount the carriage bolts required as per the above picture.
I hope you can get him to say yes. His reply about that to me was an unequivocal no. Maybe with all of us continuing to ask, Alan might change his mind.
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I guess the question for Fitz is: Is it possible based on the general location of the carriage bolts to have access to drill for the carriage bolts and place - based on his completed interior? Or would it require major furniture removal?

All I'm hoping to get from SMB on this:
1. Leave the space available underneath for the tank.
2. Somehow have access to place the bolts once the build is complete. I already know they won't pre-drill or place the carriage bolts. All I'd like is the ability to somehow be able to remove a drawer, bottom piece of a cabinet, etc. easily so whomever does the work can place the bolts.
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I guess the question for Fitz is: Is it possible based on the general location of the carriage bolts to have access to drill for the carriage bolts and place - based on his completed interior? Or would it require major furniture removal?
What I have at this point are a couple of pictures of installation details and a rough hand sketch of the 14 gallon passengers side tank with dimensions.

My van is a 150 layout without a cabinet in front of the back half of the sliding door. My initial take is that the carriage bolts will land in the exposed Loncoin floor. If so, I will consider countersinking them and then covering with the removable carpet piece that we always have in place.

I have an e-mail in to Aero with several questions and I plan to take what I have this weekend and do my best to lay out the bolt locations.

Also, I was told that Agile has two of these tanks on order, more reason for optimism as to the viability of this option.

One last detail - the fuel fill nozzle is in the rear wheel well, thus no penetration up through the side of the van.
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What I have at this point are a couple of pictures of installation details and a rough hand sketch of the 14 gallon passengers side tank with dimensions.

My van is a 150 layout without a cabinet in front of the back half of the sliding door. My initial take is that the carriage bolts will land in the exposed Loncoin floor. If so, I will consider countersinking them and then covering with the removable carpet piece that we always have in place.

I have an e-mail in to Aero with several questions and I plan to take what I have this weekend and do my best to lay out the bolt locations.

Also, I was told that Agile has two of these tanks on order, more reason for optimism as to the viability of this option.

One last detail - the fuel fill nozzle is in the rear wheel well, thus no penetration up through the side of the van.
This is great news...a passenger side tank ...TBH, I was hoping for more capacity, but 14 gal isn't bad. I wonder what the useable will be....any indications on fill location? Assuming it will be through the passenger side wheel well...
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One last detail - the fuel fill nozzle is in the rear wheel well, thus no penetration up through the side of the van.
Any idea whether there is any problem accessing that if I get a max lift from Van Compass and then put on 315 tires?

With the OEM port inside the driver's door, my preference is to have the aux port on the same side. Having to turn the vehicle around at a busy fuel station so the hose can reach the other side could be a hassle.

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