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Old 01-22-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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1985 Ford Jamboree Fuel Tank

Hey everyone,

Does anyone have advice on where to buy a new fuel tank? Iíve discovered rust in the fuel tank as a result of it sitting for several years (typical). Any advice would be much appreciated.

Itís a 1985 E-350 Ford Jamboree 23ft with the 7.5L V8 460 gas engine. I believe the current tank has a 40 gallon capacity.
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Is it a Ford tank?

My 1977 Holiday Rambler had a simple square metal box for a fuel tank, it was not a Ford piece. Leaked out the top, and only held like 38 gallons. Didn't get me far at 7 or 8 MPG.

I replaced it with a later model ('96? - up) E350/E450 55 gallon tank. I got it at a local used truck parts place. Happened to be brand new, used for a few tests or something. I got the hanger straps with it. My frame rails were roughly the same as a newer model. Didn't bolt RIGHT in, but it wasn't hard as I recall (did it in 2000).

I know, not much help, but it was possible for me, maybe you can do something similar.
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I believe that radiator shops can boil out your tank, and pressure test it. Eddie Elk.
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Thanks for the input. I’m pretty sure mine is not a Ford part; it’s a square box similar to what you’re describing.

I’ll shop around at some local parts stores.
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Hey everyone,

Does anyone have advice on where to buy a new fuel tank? Iíve discovered rust in the fuel tank as a result of it sitting for several years (typical). Any advice would be much appreciated.

Itís a 1985 E-350 Ford Jamboree 23ft with the 7.5L V8 460 gas engine. I believe the current tank has a 40 gallon capacity.
Some of the class C units used the stock tanks, some used custom tanks. My class A used a custom tank. My friends 1988 Ford Class C used the dual tank setup out of a pickup. If yours uses a factory stock tank it may be cheaper to get a replacement from a junkyard. If yours is a custom then it's a whole different situation.

A lot of the custom tanks in RVs were made as cheap as possible while still meeting the safety specs. Some don't even have a drain plug. If you end up having a new tank made this is a good time to make any changes - like thicker metal or adding a drain plug.

If you are local to southern California there is a company that has made several custom tanks for a friends construction company - secondary tanks for trucks, graders and bulldozers or replacement tanks for on-site generators (the plastic tanks they come with just don't hold up). The company is Aero Tanks, located at 455 South G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, (909) 388-0002. Email is info@aerotanks.com
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