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Old 01-11-2009, 01:24 PM   #57
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I put a 100 gallon auxiliary fuel tank i the back of our truck, and modified the filling necks of the trucks stock tanks so they will accept the high flow filling nozzles, makes filling up much easier, having the big tanks means we can be very selective as to where we fill up, I usually go to flying J's as they're easy in and easy out..Having the ability to carry 140 gallons of fuel is really nice..

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:41 AM   #58
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Friends: We traveled 10,000 miles this year with our 26-gal original equipment fuel tank. I had one close call, where I couldn't find a filling station with diesel until I got pretty low. Except for that, I have to stop long before the truck does. I'll add a 5-gal jerry can for our 3,000-mile WBCCI Southwest Adventure Caravan in April '11, but my experience so far is that an aux tank hasn't been necessary, or even desireable because of the added weight, expense and bulkiness in the truck bed. Best wishes, John

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:19 AM   #59
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26 gallons is simply not enough to suit me.

I have a 40-gallon aux tank in the truck bed. I wouldn't be without it. That, plus the 26-gallon regular tank gives me 66 gallons, good for about 2 days travel. I figure I have an effective 60 gallons. I can pick the stations with good access and with good prices.

My tank automatically starts refilling the main tank when it gets down to 1/3 and slowly fills it up to 2/3. I put a LED on the dash so I know when it is refilling. If the main tank gauge goes below 1/3, I know the aux tank is empty. I have never gone below 1/3 in the main tank in three years with this system.

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