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Old 10-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #21
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10-4 I missed that part, sorry!

It would become an issue in that case potentially! Not to say it would be a bad idea though...
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #22
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Still seems very speedy and on top of wanting the extra tank ($600 was mentioned) getting it AND you reg tank filled (2-3 cred card transactions unless you go inside first) 400+ miles a day, really??! Why put yourself through that much stress? 350 or so a day is really about it for a "safe travel day" and not getting overly stressed/tired. If you really must "press on regardless" doesn't seem you are doing yourself, family, others on the road any favors. Just sayin, no offense to anyone - IMHO.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #23
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I have a 36 gal tank in the back of my truck & not only give me piece of mind when we travel, it also makes it easy to fill my tractor on my farm. Would not be without it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #24
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Personally, I would install the tank. I am doing that myself by adding a 45 gallon tank with a toolbox. That moves my range from around 325 miles per refueling to 800 miles. The difference is on long trips I can do my research and not have to stop for 35 gallons in nearly every state. I can now run my range and plan ahead and stop in refill in the states with the better prices. I have also been in areas where acess to diesel was limited for some distance and had to run the tank well down that out of 38 gallon tank I put 36.9 when I finally found a place selling diesel I could get in and out of.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:10 AM   #25
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Where is the data that suggests that it is okay to put 400lbs of diesel in a 3/4 ton truck with a 5er on the back and stay under payload? In my situation, I am already right at GVWR with an empty bed (hitch is in there, of course) and normal stuff (heavy me and DW). I would truly love to have additional fuel capacity, but am a little leery of exceeding payload capacity.

Maybe I could put a tank under the bed in the rear of the camper, where I have the capacity to hold it and use a pump to bring it into the truck tank. HMMMM maybe another mod coming. I wonder if a regular RV tank would hold diesel.

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #26
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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.
When talking about weights- I was referring to the claimed MPG hit, not so much as the payload concerns that you would bump up against.

Though- cracking the payload nut, I wouldn't actually always be able to fill it up fully without exceeding GVWR. In my case, a 90 gallon replacement tank is a 64 gallon increase. 64 gallons @ 7 pounds per gallon (average) is 392 pounds. (ignoring the extra weight of the larger tank)

I usually only have about 500 pounds between my GVWR and actual truck weight. If, like this last weigh-in, I have an extra adult and enough gear for 3 weeks at the beach- I was only 265 pounds under my GVWR.

ANYWAY... I think this is a personal preference like most other things. What one person thinks is a stupid idea, a dozen more can stand up and agree to it. Same with daily mileages (what's good for one might be different for another).
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #27
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400+ miles a day, really??! Why put yourself through that much stress? 350 or so a day is really about it for a "safe travel day" and not getting overly stressed/tired. If you really must "press on regardless" doesn't seem you are doing yourself, family, others on the road any favors. Just sayin, no offense to anyone - IMHO.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #28
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I really like the idea of the Titan 65 gallon replacement tank for my truck. It would allow me to have that extra 60 gallon water tank in the bed of my truck for dry camping.

Besides I like having the room in the bed to put what ever.

On my heaviest day I still have 1500lbs of payload left!
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #29
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I really like the idea of the Titan 65 gallon replacement tank for my truck. It would allow me to have that extra 60 gallon water tank in the bed of my truck for dry camping.

Besides I like having the room in the bed to put what ever.

On my heaviest day I still have 1500lbs of payload left!
Love those F450's for their payload. Now if they would make a single wheel extended cab short bed so I could actually drive and park it daily, that would be awesome...
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #30
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Thankfully my daily is either a Minivan or my Cavalier. Truck only does truck duty.

Kinda sad as it is a really nice truck, although I do sneak it out a time or two during nice days!!
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