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Old 04-12-2016, 08:55 AM   #2551
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Well, after 2500 miles in 3 days, the wife and I are still married, the kids survived, and the dog did not jump out of the window. Busy now adding mods and making ready for our first trip in two weeks!
Those are the best trips. No fun when everyone is upset.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:37 AM   #2552
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You and I have different needs. I could NEVER have:
1 short bed
2 single rear wheel
3 a small fuel tank

Wish you the best. Maybe if you need more fuel look into a Titan replacement tank so you don't use up the bed space.

X2. Love my GMC DRW and my 100 gallon Transfer Flow Aux Tank. Can go 1400 miles towing if needed. I must admit I usually only put 50 gallons in the aux tank just to keep weight down. Never tow far enough to need to fill the tank but at $1.69 a gallon it does save money.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:02 PM   #2553
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90 gallon tool/fuel combo. 128 gallons total.
I had the same box in my old F450. This time I went the one about 3" taller but takes up less bed space. I've been very happy with the RDS tanks and the locking lid with tool box is just a huge bonus.

Have you done anything to stop fuel from spitting out the vent on top? Mine does it a little when the tank is full. My guess is I'll just put a small hose on it but I'm open to better suggestions.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:07 PM   #2554
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I have the F350 short bed. Can't get long bed or dually in garage. I added the Titan and LOVE that. We seldom drive more than 425 miles and never more than 500 in a day. So if I fill up before we hook up and leave I am good for the day. We stop when we want to.

I will admit I was one of those guys that would have put the toolbox/fuel tank in the bed without thinking. I will scale my setup once we pick up the new Columbus but I am guessing we will be just over 11k on the truck and about 22k total ready for travel. Since the truck is rated for 11,500 and 23,500 combined we will be good but no room for another 50 gallon fuel tank in the bed.

I have learned a LOT from reading these boards and I hope others will do the same for the safety of everyone on the road.

05CrewDually great how you have only had 2 trucks since 1987. I plan on running this one for 14 years (that's when I can retire). Then I'll look at a dually with the extra tanks and trips to Alaska.

I am in the process of buying a 2016 F350 King Ranch with 6.7, Crew and Short Box. I am going to use it just the way it is for a year then think about the tank when I move to a fifth wheel right now I am coming from a 2014 F150 Crew SB EB with hardly any Payload 1950 Max, and Max Tow of 11,200. This F350 has a max tow of 15,500 and 3640 If I remember correctly.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #2555
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I am in the process of buying a 2016 F350 King Ranch with 6.7, Crew and Short Box. I am going to use it just the way it is for a year then think about the tank when I move to a fifth wheel right now I am coming from a 2014 F150 Crew SB EB with hardly any Payload 1950 Max, and Max Tow of 11,200. This F350 has a max tow of 15,500 and 3640 If I remember correctly.
That will be nice. I had a hard time deciding on a KR or Platinum. I went Platinum only because of the leather seats.

Options change the payload. My door sticker has me at 3239 for payload. I came from a 2004 F-150 towing the Rockwood 2604. I also ran it last year fully stock. Added the tank because I got real tired of looking for fuel every 200 miles when we were going 400-425 a day. I also added the 5Star tuning this winter. I am NOT deleted and fully stock. They have a towing tune designed for stock. Gives a little more HP and Torque but the changes in the transmission shifting are really nice. I'll see how it does towing in about a month.

Enjoy the new truck. I think I love my truck more every mile I put on it. It is closing in on 13k now.

Also take a look at the DieselSite fuel filter add on. I put it on mine at about 500 miles. Supposed to remove 100% of any water in fuel. It will shut down fuel flow before it will let water thru. Very easy to add and to change out the filters.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:32 PM   #2556
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I had the same box in my old F450. This time I went the one about 3" taller but takes up less bed space. I've been very happy with the RDS tanks and the locking lid with tool box is just a huge bonus.

Have you done anything to stop fuel from spitting out the vent on top? Mine does it a little when the tank is full. My guess is I'll just put a small hose on it but I'm open to better suggestions.
Off of the vent barbed fitting I ran a hose out the hole through the stake pocket to under the body by the fuel filler vent hose. Once there, get a T fitting and plumb it into the stock fuel filler vent hose. This way if the aux tank burps it will only be dripping into the main tank instead of all over your driveway. I fill mine to the top and if it was cold out getting the fuel but then warms up expansion alone use to make a mess out of that vent.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:43 PM   #2557
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I've had and have more than 2 trucks but the Fords are the ones I get the most use out of. Actually I have a 2011 GM and a Dodge still but they're not worth talking about around here. I sure do miss my 87 though.
I had an 88 F150. Still got the 88 truck brochure, which includes the 250 and 350 models.

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Old 04-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #2558
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:00 PM   #2559
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I am in the process of buying a 2016 F350 King Ranch with 6.7, Crew and Short Box. I am going to use it just the way it is for a year then think about the tank when I move to a fifth wheel right now I am coming from a 2014 F150 Crew SB EB with hardly any Payload 1950 Max, and Max Tow of 11,200. This F350 has a max tow of 15,500 and 3640 If I remember correctly.

Just watch.
3640 might be base trim.
The KR package might cut that down a fair bit.
My ram said 39xx payload.
Sticker is 3747.
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:07 PM   #2560
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Bmallak,

If you don't mind me asking, how did your 6.0L do pulling that large of a trailer? I have been looking at some newer GM trucks, and found a good deal on a 2015 3500HD with the 6.0L, but was wondering how the engine performed pulling heavier loads.

Thanks.
I thought it did very well. I'm not traveling cross county or up any mountains so it suits me fine. The real test for me will be in a few weeks for the first wheeler trip.
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