Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2016, 05:35 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Tfort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 264
The diesel will last longer than gasoline with ethanol in it. Only time I have really seen diesel go bad is tractors that don't get used much.


2000 F250 CC 4x4 7.3L diesel

15 Salem Hemisphere Lite356QB
__________________

__________________
Tfort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 06:07 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
DaveSchwartz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Waterloo Region
Posts: 717
I looked at aux tanks or a replacement tank but couldn't justify the money. So I got three 5 gal yellow cans for $30, fill them before a trip and use them to top up after I get home. So far, I've always had the full 15 gallons at the end of the trip but its a good feeling to have it just in case. I always have a tote box of tools at the front of the bed and the three cans just nicely fill the bed on either side with the bungees through the handles and over the tote box.
__________________

__________________
2015 Rockwood Signature UltraLite 8282WS Platinum, GY Marathon LRD, TST 507RV TPMS
2005 GMC 2500HD CCSB D/A, Curt E16, Prodigy P2, Garmin RV760LMT w/BC-20 b/u cam

Self restraint is for the young. I'm old and want it NOW!
DaveSchwartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 06:12 PM   #13
Member
 
kcjoe1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: New Prague, MN
Posts: 43
Tfort is right. Diesel won't go bad in a month or two or six. I tested fuels for 5 years and Diesel should last a summer or more before you should be concerned about the fuel.
__________________
2017 Arctic Fox 27-5L
2014 Rockwood 8289WS Diamond Package (SOLD)
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 4X4, Anarchy Tuning
kcjoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 07:01 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw,NC
Posts: 4,284
I had someone make me a 100gl tank to put in the bed of my 2500 Silverado


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2015 Cedar Creek 32RL
2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ignhavefun.gif
spock123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 07:27 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Jim34RL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oswego il
Posts: 1,192
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWSWine View Post
I have a F350 with short wheel base and so far I can't find a larger fuel tank that replaces my standard 27 gal tank in the short wheel base of 143.5 inches Super Cab. So my options are in bed tanks but didn't really want to do that since I have a short bed truck.

What I think I going to do is buy two yellow 5 gal diesel cans and bungee them together and carry them in the back of the truck. I know that if diesel sits to long it goes bad but do you think I could leave diesel in them for summer months? Normally we stop ever two hundred miles anyway but we are heading to Tucson next month and don't want to run of diesel.
There are several styles of aux fuel tanks that will not take up bed space. One replaces the spare tire the Titian spare tire tank 30 gallon, and the other one is a titian side kick tank 15 gallon, that sits next to the fender wall and over the tire hump in the bed. Or you could go for the entire replacement tank under the bed of the truck which could be a 50 gallon capacity.
__________________
Jim W.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67, TDR 112K+miles
Jim34RL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 07:52 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
CWSWine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,010
I got a quote on the 15 gallon sidekick at 1000 dollars installed and I really don't like the idea of replacing the spare tire. All the tanks that replace your stock tank says F350 Crew Cab and when you call they say that it will not fit the 143.5 wheel base super cabs.

Guess it going to be a couple of yellow diesel cans for 21 bucks a piece.

Thanks....
__________________
2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D Diesel Pusher 41 foot. CC 5740
2017 Solitude 310GK-R Pick Up Oct 24th.
2016 GMC Denali 1 ton Cargo Capacity 3722 lbs
Sold 2016 Keystone Montana 3711FL
Sold - 2015 Crusader 315RST 5th Wheel -
2015 Ford F350 SRW Cargo Capacity 3744
CWSWine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 08:34 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 46
Check out Northern Tool. They have a 30 gallon aluminum aux tank and the flow through to connect to main fuel spout. I found mine on craigslist. $275 total including spout flow through. Now have 57 gallons and approx 475 mile range towing. I added a ball shut off valve when I do not want to use that fuel. On trips I fill both tanks and leave open. DTE calculation stays put until the aux tank is empty, then starts to drop.


2013 Sierra 346 RET
2010 Ford 350 6.4 l CC SRW
Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
ksignoles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 10:00 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Blackhat6mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St Simons Island, GA
Posts: 1,204
I've got a 50 gallon transfer/toolbox that I paid $495 from Tractor Supply and added the hoses, $45 pump, $25 filter and shutoff valve myself. I looked at the Titan prices and couldn't believe anyone would pay those prices! This gives me 86 total gallons, so I don't have to be hunting truckstops nearly as often.
It gives me peace of mind to know I will have enough fuel to get through any unforeseen emergencies on the road. Got caught going across the FL panhandle right after a hurricane had knocked out all electricity and no gas stations had power. Restaurants closed, refugees everywhere hunting for food and a place to stay. Very scary That won't happen again!
__________________
Aviator Wright Flyer #1919
Army Pathfinder Vietnam, 3 tours
DAV, MOPH, VFW, NRA, 1stCav. ABN
Blackhat6mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2016, 08:21 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksignoles View Post
Check out Northern Tool. They have a 30 gallon aluminum aux tank and the flow through to connect to main fuel spout. I found mine on craigslist. $275 total including spout flow through. Now have 57 gallons and approx 475 mile range towing. I added a ball shut off valve when I do not want to use that fuel. On trips I fill both tanks and leave open. DTE calculation stays put until the aux tank is empty, then starts to drop.


2013 Sierra 346 RET
2010 Ford 350 6.4 l CC SRW
Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
I didn't go through Craigslist but I've got the same setup and experience with mine. Eliminated fuel stops in route and there was no need for recalibration of on board instruments.
__________________

__________________
Steve and Kim
Southern Illinois
2015 Sanibel Traveler 33RS
2011 F350 SRW Crew Cab
si camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.