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Old 06-30-2016, 12:48 AM   #1
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Recommendation on auxillary fuel tank

I'm interested in getting an auxillary fuel/ tool box installed in the truck. Looking at a transfer flow or RDS. Open to feedback, suggestions and first hand experience on these 2 or any others you are using. Also if you have any suggestions on installer in the Houston, TX area I would like to get the name as well. Thanks for the help in advance.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:27 AM   #2
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I had a 91 Gal. RDS unit in my truck when I bought it. I will tell you it was a well built unit which I really liked. I never really used it so I can't comment on that but from what I have read they work really well with the RDS kit which ties into the fuel neck.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:09 AM   #3
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I have a 100gal tank that I had special made with a 12 volt pump. I had a local welding shop build it. If you have a Tractor Supply store in your area check them out, they have all kinds of fuel tanks plus they sell 12 volt pumps.


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Old 06-30-2016, 11:17 AM   #4
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I currently have a Transfer Flow 40 gallon tank/tool box combo. A bit pricey but IMO well worth it.

https://www.transferflow.com/fuel-ta...ox-tank-combos

Had one in my last truck too (attached pic) which was a standard box where it didn't interfere with the fifth wheel hitch at all.
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I am considering an aux fuel tank of some sort. My question is do they flow into the stock fuel tank or are they separate? Is there a fuel gauge? I have the stock ~~26 gallon tank and would sure be happy with an additional 40 gallons or so.


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My question is do they flow into the stock fuel tank or are they separate? Is there a fuel gauge?
Transfer Flow has 2 types which both pumps the fuel into the main tank via the vent tube.

I've never seen both systems so I can only comment on mine. Mine monitors the fuel gauge and when it gets down to the pre programmed level the pump comes on to top up the tank. It comes on just below 1/2 and stops pumping at around the 3/4 mark.

Mine doesn't have a gauge but it doesn't take long to figure out when the aux tank is empty.

I put in the optional switch as well which also has a light on it when the pump is active.

Click on the link in my post above for more info...
Hope this helps.
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I am considering an aux fuel tank of some sort. My question is do they flow into the stock fuel tank or are they separate? Is there a fuel gauge? I have the stock ~~26 gallon tank and would sure be happy with an additional 40 gallons or so.


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I have a 51 gal RDS tank/toolbox aux tank, best thing I could have done, ordered it from Northern Industrial and installed myself, it is set up for a gravity feed so no extra
Cost for transfer pump. Installation was easy, it comeS with the RDS installation kit. Cordless drill, some fuel hose & hose clamps, I also installed a 1/2 ball valve
Between aux tank and factory tank for isolation. I also cut 1/2 thick rubber mat to cushion tank from truck bed.

The fuel gage reads full as the fuel gravity feeds the factory tank, when my gage starts dropping I know the aux tank is empty.
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:05 PM   #8
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X2 on what RubyDually says. I used to sell Transfer Flow Aux tanks when I worked at a truck equipment dealer. There are other fuel tanks available for fuel storage but this the only one we recommended for hook up to and existing fuel system. DOT legal and tested for limited fuel spillage in the case of a rollover. Not cheap but top quality.
Also check this information. https://www.transferflow.com/regulations
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:08 PM   #9
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Check out Titan fuel tanks.


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I want a Titan. I do NOT want to drive to California to install it, and I am unsure of how to get it to function correctly with fuel gauge. But it's not high on my list.

Aux tank isn't going to fit with my ReTrax cover......which is a requirement! Need a replacement. Sure wish I could get 100 gallons, though.
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