Whether you’re planning a short off-road trip or embarking on a long-range expedition, it’s crucial to be well-prepared with the right supplies.

Fuel and water are the lifeblood of any off-road adventure. Without a reliable fuel source, your 4×4 vehicle won’t be able to take you far. A reliable water storage container ensures that you have access to clean water throughout your journey, and is a must-have for everyday hydration, cooking and cleaning while off-roading. Equipping your vehicle with a sturdy and efficient fuel tank and water tank is essential for the comfort and safety of your journey.

At ARB, we have a huge range of 4WD water tanks and fuel storage containers to suit your needs. From extending your current storage to carrying fuel externally or keeping your travellers hydrated, our tanks will ensure you’re never running on empty.

Get ready for your next weekend getaway or cross-country tour with ARB — we’ve got Australia’s best range of 4×4 accessories. Explore our range and head to your nearest ARB to get the right gear for every job.


  • How do I choose the right fuel tank for my next trip?

    When it comes to fuel tanks for off-roading, the main factor to consider is the duration of your trip. While a small tank will keep you sorted for a short trip, it’s important to know how quickly your vehicle needs refilling and how many kilometres you plan to travel.

    Here are some other factors to consider when selecting a fuel tank:

    • Capacity – The capacity of the fuel tank determines how far you can travel without refuelling. Consider the range of your vehicle, the availability of fuel stations along your route, and the distance you plan to cover. Always use a fuel tank with enough capacity for your trip that doesn’t add excessive weight to your vehicle.
    • Material – Fuel tanks are typically made from either steel or polyethylene (plastic). Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. Steel tanks are durable and can withstand rough off-road conditions, but they can be heavier and may be prone to rust. On the other hand, polyethylene tanks are lightweight, impact-resistant, and corrosion-free, but more susceptible to damage.

      Consider your budget, your vehicle’s weight capacity and the durability required for your next trip.

    • Mounting Options – Fuel tanks can be mounted on the rear bumper, roof rack or undercarriage of your vehicle. Check the available space on your vehicle and choose a mounting option that doesn’t compromise ground clearance or obstruct your view. It’s also essential to ensure the mounting system is secure and can withstand the vibrations and shocks while off-roading.
    • Safety Features – Safety should be a top priority when selecting a fuel tank. Look for tanks with additional safety features such as anti-siphon valves, rollover valves and lockable caps. These features help prevent fuel theft, spillage, and potential hazards in accidents or rollovers.

    At ARB, we’ll help you find the right fuel tank for your next off-road adventure. Select your nearest store online and visit us today to get the perfect fit for your vehicle.

  • Can debris on the road damage water tanks?

    Our range of water tanks is built for the long haul, so they can stand up against everyday nicks and scratches in the great outdoors. However, our tanks are not indestructible and can be damaged by rocks and other debris, especially if you’re travelling at high speed.

    Most water tanks are secured in your 4×4 canopy, your backseat or attached to the top of your vehicle. If you’re concerned about damaging your water tank, we recommend storing it inside your vehicle if you have enough space.

  • What’s the best way to clean my fuel tanks between each use?

    Inspect your fuel tank regularly for any signs of damage, rust or leaks. Pay attention to the fittings, hoses and connections. If you notice any issues, address them quickly to prevent further damage or fuel loss.

    Using clean and high-quality fuel is crucial for the smooth operation of your vehicle. Avoid refuelling from questionable sources or contaminated fuel stations. Regularly check and replace fuel filters to ensure your fuel remains clean and debris-free.

    Ensure your fuel tank is properly vented to prevent pressure buildup and fuel vapour lock. Blocked or clogged vents can lead to fuel delivery problems and affect your vehicle’s performance. Regularly inspect the venting system and clear any obstructions if necessary.

  • How often should I clean my water tanks?

    Clean your water storage containers thoroughly before and after each use. Use mild dish soap and warm water to wash the interior and exterior of the containers. Rinse them thoroughly with a hose to remove any soap residue.

    Proper cleaning and maintenance of your water storage containers is essential to keep your drinking water safe and clean. Regularly disinfect your water storage containers to eliminate any bacteria or contaminants. You can use a solution of bleach and water or specialised cleaning tablets designed for water containers. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper disinfection process.

    After cleaning and disinfection, ensure your water containers are completely dry before storing them. Moisture can lead to mould or bacterial growth. Always store your containers in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.