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Old 06-03-2008, 09:10 AM   #15
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Thanks for the info and the link.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:32 AM   #16
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does this tank have baffles in it to kep the fuel from sloshing from side to side? quite a bit of weight transfer with a half tank going around curves without them.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:46 AM   #17
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Been looking at the 60 or 75 gallon underbed replacement tank from Aerotank for mine. Range is the answer for both fuel shortages and planning flexibility. I wanted underbed so as not to adversely affect center-of-gravity, no loss of bed capacity.

AeroTanks-we specialize in auxiliary fuel tanks.

Second reason is in event of Gulf Coast hurricane evacuation. I'm estimating 3-5 mpg in stop/go traffic, and that 60 gals means I can make at least 150-250 miles before needing fuel.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:33 AM   #18
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Another consideration -

Condensation is said to be an issue, and farmers I know always top off their tractors and trucks at the end of the day.

Those of you with experience in the diesel RV world may want to sound off on this.

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Old 06-03-2008, 11:39 AM   #19
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I ran into an airstreamer in Tucumcari who had made a rig like that on his own, he tries to run all the fuel through that big tank and double filters all the fuel as the diesel leaves the big tank. Not a bad plan I guess. I do know I wish I had some of that $4.10 diesel in the tank right now since its $4.86 here.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #20
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MYBOYBURT, I love the tank. Wish I had one like it for those Alaska long range to the arctic circle trips.

One thing you mentioned and I am probably redundent in my comments here, is that you only use the rig for your AS puller. REMEMBER, fuel deterioates rather quickly. The suggested storage time for diesel fuel is ONLY 90 days maximum and it starts to deteriorate at 30 days according to refinery information I read. But the big thing is diesel draws water like a sponge. I am only mentioning this because I got the idea you rig might set for exstended periods of time. Just my two cents worth, I am sure you'r knew these things but some folks don't.

I have a friend who is a fruit rancher. He has a duramax and before that had a power stroke. He got rid of the power stroke cause it never would run right according to Him. Well,,, His duramax never does run right either. He buys his farm diesel and stores it in a 2,000 gallon tank. Gets it cheap and keep it too long....the only thing that will burn it is His 30 year old diesel John Deere...but you can't tell him that. He thinks the motors just won't run right...lol... refuses to admit its because of year old diesel.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:27 PM   #21
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We run diesel in our gen sets at work that is 4 years old or more with no problems. We just had all the tanks pumped out and the fuel re-filtered down to .5 microns. Cost about $1 a gallon to do 10K gallons. Diesel will last forever if kept dry and clean. Crude oil sets in the ground for millions of years.........

Yes it is a mandatory that you keep your tanks full, especially on units that get used infrequently. I see condensation on my two JD tractor's fuel caps. They get used twice a week in the busy mowing season, set for weeks in the winter.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:39 PM   #22
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Fill it now! With fuel today at $5.12 per gallon it will be over $6.00 by July 4th. Soon people will be stealing trucks for the fuel and not the truck!
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:29 PM   #23
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Just an Opinion

I think I would hold off as long as possible before I filled that tank. This ridiculious price for fuel should PEAK and start back down. I filled my regular tank today (I dont have an extra tank)@$4.65 per total cost $139.50. Thats a Murphy Oil price(Wal-Mart)We use this truck as the primiary but I think we are goin back to the gas job.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:50 PM   #24
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I remember reading about an entire community who pooled there resources quite a number of years ago and are still paying 1980?? prices. Thats what I call municipal planning!
Jeez, I'd be happy with 2007 prices!!
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We run diesel in our gen sets at work that is 4 years old or more with no problems. We just had all the tanks pumped out and the fuel re-filtered down to .5 microns. Cost about $1 a gallon to do 10K gallons. Diesel will last forever if kept dry and clean. Crude oil sets in the ground for millions of years.........

Yes it is a mandatory that you keep your tanks full, especially on units that get used infrequently. I see condensation on my two JD tractor's fuel caps. They get used twice a week in the busy mowing season, set for weeks in the winter.
Crude oil will keep forever....but additive packages that are added to refined diesel to clean injectors and lubricate upper engine function will not. They break down very quickly.
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Tipping Point?

"A crash in the oil markets is not imminent" according to George Soros.

Thanks George.

I say figure out what you need to get you through the 4th of July weekend and put that much fuel in that fantastic tank of yours. (Just don't get your gas in CT! ) Gas prices are going to be going up until at least then, but interestingly, U.S. demand is already down by 10,000 barrels a day. And foreign demand will be going down just as soon as subsidies are removed -- which is happening now. Indonesia and Taiwan cut their subsidies last month, Malaysia will scrap them altogether in August and India will do so sooner rather than later as well. Those subsidies allowed many of these developing countries to guzzle oil, pushing up world prices. (e.g. Malaysia @ $0.60/liter )

A crash may not be imminent but relief at least appears to be on the horizon.

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Old 06-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #27
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My 275 gallon oil tank in the basement sits somewhere between empty and full for long periods. I know its only being used to fuel a big torch flame in the boiler, but the only difference of what comes out is the color, green vs red.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:52 PM   #28
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Great install. A friend of mine has had one in his truck for close to 2 years. He travels from Pa to Va every other week and fuels in VA for . 25 to .30 cent a gallo less with each fillup.

As mentioned before I would consider using a fuel additive to reduce the possibility of water. I use Stanydyne Blue. Event though it does not state that it sequesters water I have talked to their engineers and and from their statements and my own experience it does. I have not had a water in fuel light since I started using it some 10 years ago.
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