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Old 05-31-2013, 09:14 AM   #15
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I liked the extra fuel capacity so I could buy fuel when I wanted to at the price I wanted to pay. I hated dealing with diesel. There are alot of places that gouge you just because it is diesel. With a 90 gallon tank you could even stop at a Walmart un hitch and get fuel there. Walmart seemed to have the best prices with no BS but you can't get a trailer in most of them. The truck stops are like a circus and they want to keep you there as long as they can and play games with cash and credit prices etc. I like to roll in, swip card, fill up, pee and go. I don't miss having a diesel for these reasons.

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:36 AM   #16
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I wonder if someone makes a replacement tank or in bed tank for the squatty bed Tundra Crewmax.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #17
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Switz was talking about a funnel with a hose on for airplanes, better know as a relief tube. As you move through the air the tube deisgn is to create a vacuum and when you pull the trigger there is considerable suction, it was not very fun to use. So I've decided with my larger fuel tank and greater range, my procedure will be to wear a diaper like the astronauts wear. If you remember in the news a few years ago the female astronaut who drove all the way across country without stoping to get even with her cheating spouse or something like that. It worked for her, so I may have to give it a try.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #18
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Sane people cannot use the bathroom on themselves. If I was broke and you would give me a miilion dollars to pee or poo on myself I don't think I could do it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #19
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When looking for extra fuel tank capacity, I stumbled on the Titan folks. They seem to only build diesel tanks, maybe because of the risk of explosion of gasoline by a spark is higher?

Since I have the short truck bed, the under bed and cab replacement tank left my bed area free for generators, fuel tanks, gas tanks, grill and the ever expanding pile of "necessary" things.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #20
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This turning out to be a real project. Getting an in bed auxilliary tank for gasoline in California is difficult. Anyone here from California have any ideas.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:19 PM   #21
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TransferFlow is in Chico, CA. 1-800-442-0056. They should answer all your questions. Very helpful people.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #22
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Thanks, I did find them and called them. The best they can do is install the tank but it would be a tank with a nozzle etc. No automatic transfer. The smallest tank that they have that would fit is 82 gallons. I was really looking for a 30-40 gallon tank. For EPA reasons a diesel tank is no problem. Different story with a gasoline tank.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #23
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Sorry to hear that. I thought that if anyone could help you it would be TransferFlow.

It seems that a few years ago, they had lots of tanks for gasoline applications.

Guess the laws have changed.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #24
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When my father got his TransferFlow gasoline tank there was a minimum GVWR requirement which excluded most 1/2 ton trucks from legally getting one.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:45 PM   #25
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" . . I got a transfer flow 50 gallon in bed tank, which gives me a 140% increase in capacity. "

I may have missed what truck you have. That is a lot of fuel that with the tank filled so you'd want to know how much reserve you have -- if any -- on the rear axle / tire ratings. Some before & after passes across a CAT Scale will give you an idea. It may be that you are unable to top off the auxiliary tank even with WD dialled in correctly and the usual load for camping aboard your truck.

And no one should forget that raising the center-of-gravity on a vehicle already compromised in this fashion needs to be respected. USDOT may not pay a great deal of atttention (and few states do), but fuel in the bed of the truck is a caution no matter the tank or the mount, etc.

There is no free lunch. 50/gls may not be much, but the 90's and bigger ARE a concern.

Frame mounts are to be preferred over the bed mounts. The "leverage" against the tires remaining in contact with the road is reduced even with more fuel carried than in a bed mount.

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Old 06-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #26
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Hi all,

I have a question. If you decide to replace your factory tank (mine is a Ram 2012), what would you do with your old tank. Is it worth anything, can it be traded or sold?

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Old 06-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #27
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My 1 month old 2011 F-350 26 gallon tank was cut up and tossed out - not worth a damn....
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #28
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I have a short bed 5.5' which increased my option problems. In addition I have a Leer Cap on the bed so I am not sure if gasoline fumes would be a problem. Even if I find something that will fit still debating the safety issues with an in bed gasoline tank.

Again, diesel is not a problem for there a many options for that fuel.

Thanks everyone for your 2 cents. Keep the ideas coming.
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