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Old 05-15-2011, 03:00 PM   #11
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PS...I noticed I got about a half mile to the gallon better fuel mileage when the tank is full...those Duramax's like to work...a little more weight seemed to help!
PSS...if you have the eight fooot bed I think the tank can be a 90 gallon tank.
I have a small fleet of trucks and I was told by a Freightliner dealer that trucks will get better fuel mileage when tanks are full. This has me baffled on how that would make a difference. My only thoughts where less work on the pumps to draw fuel up? I don't think weight has to do with it.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #12
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I have the 96 gal tank/tool box from Northern and really like the added range. The extra fuel lets you pick and choose when to stop for fuel. The space in front of my 5th wheel didn't see much use before. I like the 6" deep tool box that is only to the top of the bed rails. It doesn't block your rear vision when hitching up. I haven't had any problem with the gravity feed and it was nice to drive to DC and back and the truck fuel gauge never went below full.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:22 PM   #13
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Hate to resurrect this old thread but I'm thinking of doing this soon. I didn't need a lot of people room when I bought my truck so I purchased a Silverado 2500 Ext.Cab Dmax/Allison 4x4. The downside to this now that I do tow a trailer is the small 20 gallon gas tank. I have to do too much refueling that it gets to be annoying especially when your close to empty and far away from a station. I haven't decided on a size yet though. 30 or 50 gallons.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:10 AM   #14
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transfer tank

When I bought my 2007 Dodge 2500 it had a 95 gal. L shaped tank in it, was not plumbed into the truck. I took it out due to going with a 5th wheel(haven't yet). This is the 1st conversation I have seen on these and was curious if anyone besides people who have a business used these things. I have tried to sell the tank which is brand new and never been hooked up to a system of any kind. I was or am asking $300.00 for and have only had 2 calls on it. I might just put it back in my truck, don't know yet.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:24 AM   #15
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To Ruben, if you have the 6 1/2 foot bed and go the way I did with the tank from Northern Tood that sit just under the lip of the bed it will be a 60 gallon tank. The eight foot bed will tank a 90 gallon tank.
The benefit of mine is that I can put the tonneau across it and nobody knows I have a tank, and it looks good!
Maxwell, I think you have a 26 gallon tank.
I got mine because we go to the Keys a lot. It is usually 20 to 25 cents a gallon cheaper in SC than FL. With about an 800 mile range with the two tanks, 26 on the truck and 60 on the tank over time I save money! However, as Maxwell alluded to, not having to stop and fuel often is a huge deal to me!
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:30 AM   #16
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Note to all, if you are doing the gravity feed, sometimes your fuel gauge will go to empty and the low fuel light goes on. This is normal, the computer can't figure it out and goes bonkers. When you stop and cut the truck off it will reset. At least this is my experience on the Duramax.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:57 AM   #17
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Hey Jack, no it is a 95 gal. tank says right on the plate, built by RJS or RDS, never had any fuel in it. Nice tank but big "L" shape. Don't know what the gut was going to use it for, but he never did.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:58 AM   #18
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I have also been thinking hard about an extra fuel tank. My 01' Ram 2500, ext. cab,4x4 long bed has a 35 gal tank. I would like to add a 60-100 gal tank in the bed. Some of my trips are 4,000 miles and diesel pirces vary quite alot! I get between 13-15 mpg towing my V-Cross Super-Lite,29 footer. I get my best gas mileage running 65-70 MPH with about 500lbs of extra weight in the bed!
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:35 AM   #19
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To Ruben, if you have the 6 1/2 foot bed and go the way I did with the tank from Northern Tood that sit just under the lip of the bed it will be a 60 gallon tank. The eight foot bed will tank a 90 gallon tank.
The benefit of mine is that I can put the tonneau across it and nobody knows I have a tank, and it looks good!
Ya I have a 6 1/2 foot bed. Do you have a Part Number # for the Tank so I can look it up on Norther Tool site?
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #20
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Ruben, give me an hour or so, I will look at the tank, I am pretty sure the sticker from Northern Tool is on it.
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PS, I have a pretty thick pad on the bottom of the bed, it still just sits under the tonneau.
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