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Old 10-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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Heck, even when the truck's empty- it's still ballpark 8,500 pounds. I don't see the concern in adding 300-400 pounds on top of that for either a replacement tank or auxiliary tank.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #12
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Do you add any stabilizers to the fuel so it doesn't go bad?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:09 AM   #13
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Our 5er is 39', plus 20' TV. Try getting THAT into your age rage "gas" station and back out. We burn diesel - some truck stops in IL and IN will NOT sell fuel unless you have a DOT no. When we're at our destination, I'll be able to park the 5er, then much more safely, go get fuel! The additional weight is a non issue.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:17 AM   #14
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As for finding a station- it isn't 400 miles, but more like 100-150 miles as no one needs to fill a full tank. I got caught in north eastern Ohio with the challenge of finding diesel on our route and more specifically at a station that could easily handle our almost 60' combined length. It was that last 75 miles that I never would have guessed would be an issue (we were on a highway for most of it).
Aren't you still going to wait until you're down to the last "100-150 miles" on that larger/aux tank before you try to fill up? How had that changed anything?
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This is the one I was going to buy, but I don't have the payload capacity, Whine....

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #16
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I replaced mine with a 52 gallon Titan and love it. I can easily drive from my house in Delaware to Myrtle Beach, 9 hours, and not have to stop for fuel and still have some left. The extra weight was never an issue and never been turned away for no DOT#. I'd say replacing the tank with a larger one instead of an auxiliary tank would be a better choice.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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I replaced mine with a 52 gallon Titan and love it. I can easily drive from my house in Delaware to Myrtle Beach, 9 hours, and not have to stop for fuel and still have some left. The extra weight was never an issue and never been turned away for no DOT#. I'd say replacing the tank with a larger one instead of an auxiliary tank would be a better choice.
Better than $600 for a bed tank and 1 hour install? okey dokey.

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #18
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Aren't you still going to wait until you're down to the last "100-150 miles" on that larger/aux tank before you try to fill up? How had that changed anything?
I don't think I would. I start to look for my next fuel stop at a 1/2-tank and get concerned when I hit 1/4 of a tank. On my current setup, I plan for up to 300 miles per tank. 1/2 is 150 miles and 1/4 is 80 miles. If I were to get a 3x the size replacement tank, my 1/2-would be at 450 miles and 1/4-at 200 miles. Both giving me way more flexibility in choosing fuel.

Plus, it's a rare event that I'd drive 900 miles at a shot, but going 400+ in a day (sadly) isn't unusual for us. Having a larger tank would offer the flexibility to be able to fuel up with the camper parked at a campground.

Or, that's my theory behind it.
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Additional weight is a nonissue???

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In epeydad's case I would say heck yes 400-500lbs is a non issue. Have you seen his truck?! It's a small semi (and i'm jealous)!!! If he is grossing 24,000 lbs do you realize that 400 lbs is roughly 1.5% of additional weight... So yeah, not a big deal.

My folks went to canada this summer and said there were stretches where they werent sure they were going to find fuel! I think for the average guy this is a waste but for people that are putting on several miles a day as Epeydad said he is with 400 or so I think it would be a very wise investment!

The other thought is with the tight tolerances of the new diesels it is demanding QUALITY fuel. I would rather fuel up an aux tank with fuel I trust and by pass a small station I dont trust...
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In epeydad's case I would say heck yes 400-500lbs is a non issue. Have you seen his truck?! It's a small semi (and i'm jealous)!!! If he is grossing 24,000 lbs do you realize that 400 lbs is roughly 1.5% of additional weight... So yeah, not a big deal.

My folks went to canada this summer and said there were stretches where they werent sure they were going to find fuel! I think for the average guy this is a waste but for people that are putting on several miles a day as Epeydad said he is with 400 or so I think it would be a very wise investment!

The other thought is with the tight tolerances of the new diesels it is demanding QUALITY fuel. I would rather fuel up an aux tank with fuel I trust and by pass a small station I dont trust...
I wasn't talking about epeydad, it was the other two dudes with the 2500's.. I know I can't afford the extra weight on my rig and was just wondering if I am missing something...
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