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Old 08-19-2010, 01:59 AM
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Talked with Jay tonight about purchasing a V3 kit for my Excursion, but my main concern is going to be the VO tank. I'd like to undermount a second tank for the VO and ideally heat the VO too. I'd like the opinions and the thoughts of the collective as to the best solution. Filling will take some planning if it is below deck, but I thought DFA had some door jam solution. Let me know. TIA.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:48 AM
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I have the DFA 40-gallon Excursion tank with the DFA filler neck. It fits like a charm and is not that difficult to install. If you look at my picture gallery, you'll see pics of the install process, including the drilling & doorjam fillneck, etc.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:37 AM
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I don't know of any other option unless you plan to give up cargo space. Believe me, the ex is big but you will use every bit of space when you take a trip. Get the underbelly tank.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:24 PM
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I have the first V3 excursion sold with a tank (sold 1-2-08), the under body did not exist then.I have a RDS 36 gallon tank (diamond plate), that is in my cargo area. This tank is flush with the third row when folded down (10.5 inches tall), and was real easy to run the lines. I took the jack storage cover of and modified it to run hoses thru while still able to get to the jack. The lines run thru access hole right next to rear AC, I filled the hole I drilled with some black gasket in a can (2 cans of 8 oz permatex). I am happy with my setup as it switches over quicker than the tank being in ambiet temp, and helps warm cab up in sub zero winter. 50K on setup, only had to replace sending unit ($75 thru RDS has gauge on tank as well as the "pod" on steering wheel. Only draw back was spare tire was a tight fit so I went with a narrower tire back there.........greasy
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Get the tank for the frame. It is great to still have a flat floor to put 4X8 plywood or more oil drums for longer trips.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I'm going to go with the undermount tank. Jay pm me recently and mentioned the EX tanks will be available again sometime soon for purchase. Also a user named skunkworks pm me with a used tank for sale. Skunkworks, if you are still out there and want to sell, pm me soon please.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:14 PM
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I would also get the 40 gallon tank if I did it again, my 30 is not enough and the extra 10 gallons would help sometimes.
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I have an underbelly tank that is only 27 gallons - much much too small. Go with the 40. I actually have a three-way system with a series of switching solenoids, can pull from the frame-mounted underbelly, or my "purge" tank (V2), or a series of tanks that I put in the "way back" section cargo area. I switch among them as needed.
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I recently ordered an Excursion tank from Jason C. He is offering tanks through vegitanks.com if anybody is looking for a tank.
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Sorry I didn't see this sooner, I would have gotten you in touch with Skunkworks. He is a great guy to deal with.
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