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Old 09-03-2015, 01:19 PM   #11
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My toyhauler has a gas transfer tank. My father's has 2.
The one has nothing to do with the other. Your question was about an external fuel transfer tank in the bed of your pickup truck. If you use those for gasoline on public roads, you are being categorized as transporting flammable dangerous goods and need to follow the appropriate licensing and inspection rituals, carry emergency equipment, only drive on roads 'green lighted' for transporting such goods and have the proper certificates to do so. Unless you have all this don't do it.
How do I know, I used to farm and was occasional pulled over by Hiway patrol for having 2 150 gal tanks in the back of the truck, with diesel that is. You don't want them to pull you over carrying gasoline in a slip tank, not to mention being involved in an accident.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:44 PM   #12
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Gas transfer tanks are not allowed in California. I installed a larger tank to replace me factory tank. It holds 60 gal's of fuel.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:50 PM   #13
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Or, just stop more often. Short break good for you.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:14 PM   #14
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The only problem with stopping so often is I live in rural MT. We have stretches of 80-90 miles without stations and even then some of those are a real bitch to get in and out of with a 36' trailer.

I called Titan and asked about extending the range of my truck. The only product they offer is the sidekick, but it is illegal to plumb it into the fuel system in any way. I could get 1 or two and use a pump to transfer from the sidekick (s) into my gas tank via the fuel filler.

I'll have to keep looking for an extra capacity midship tank. I can find them for Ram diesel, not Ram Hemi.
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Why not just take some plastic gas cans along with you just in case. On my Silverado 1500 that's what I did, it's a slow way but it works


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Old 09-03-2015, 09:59 PM   #16
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The one has nothing to do with the other. Your question was about an external fuel transfer tank in the bed of your pickup truck. If you use those for gasoline on public roads, you are being categorized as transporting flammable dangerous goods and need to follow the appropriate licensing and inspection rituals, carry emergency equipment, only drive on roads 'green lighted' for transporting such goods and have the proper certificates to do so. Unless you have all this don't do it.
How do I know, I used to farm and was occasional pulled over by Hiway patrol for having 2 150 gal tanks in the back of the truck, with diesel that is. You don't want them to pull you over carrying gasoline in a slip tank, not to mention being involved in an accident.
A little ot but,why would the fuel station in my toyhauler NOT be considered a transfer tank? Its a 40 gal tank with a pump,hose and nozzel. It also is the fuel tank for the gen set,but it is optioned by FR as a "fueling station".
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:34 PM   #17
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A little ot but,why would the fuel station in my toyhauler NOT be considered a transfer tank? Its a 40 gal tank with a pump,hose and nozzel. It also is the fuel tank for the gen set,but it is optioned by FR as a "fueling station".
I have no idea, but I overheard a conversation once where it was mentioned the tank is double walled, that's all I can say.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:01 AM   #18
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It is a transfer tank, but it meets fed title 49 regs.

I know one poster here claimed 2x 150 gallon diesel service tanks. Around here you would be needing placards, hazmat, and I think cdl. I talked to the area exxon distributer who happens to be retired rural fire chief and with diesel you are limited to 999lbs(150gal) before being restricted. He thought gas was limited to 450 but was not sure.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:32 AM   #20
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It is a transfer tank, but it meets fed title 49 regs.

I know one poster here claimed 2x 150 gallon diesel service tanks. Around here you would be needing placards, hazmat, and I think cdl. I talked to the area exxon distributer who happens to be retired rural fire chief and with diesel you are limited to 999lbs(150gal) before being restricted. He thought gas was limited to 450 but was not sure.
One thing is for sure - regulations vary a lot. In many areas there are exceptions for transporting diesel for agricultural use but even these relaxed rules have been changed significantly over the last 5 years. Dealing with gasoline is a whole other animal, that's for sure.

This is my personal opinion, so please take it for what it's worth, - diesel safety regulations are there to protect the environment, gasoline regulations are there to protect the people. Diesel, like any other oil can contaminate the water and the soil where gasoline would evaporate (some of it anyway) and that is where the real danger is - these fumes are highly flammable, all it takes is one spark.
Here is a true story from about 20 years ago in east central Alberta, a farmer's wife went to fill the gas tank in her minivan from the overhead fuel tank, she left the engine running bec. it was a hot day and she had the kids in the car. Since the tank was exposed to the sun the gasoline was already in a volatile state when something happened - I don't remember whether it was static or something else - everything burst into flames. Everyone knows how much pressure builds up in a jerry can left sitting in the sun half full.
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