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Old 12-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #11
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Folks, keep in mind that in this thread- the OP is driving a motorhome and can't add an extra tank to his truck bed. He needs options for the motorhome chassis itself.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:22 PM   #12
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Sprinter store has a 17.5 gal one that adds to our current tank but 1500 plus install buys a lot of diesel so I decided not to buy
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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Gravity I'm going to put a water separator on it cost about $575
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #14
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I'm going to northern tool and get a 45 gallon tank and get a kit and hook it up I'm tired of looking for a truck stop it's hard to get in some places to get fuel !
What are you putting this in?
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #15
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Isn't the Solera built on a Ford chassis? My suggestion for a company like Titan was because they build specialty oversize tanks that fit into the existing truck frames. If you can't find a pre made tank, likely your other option is to find a welding shop and have one made.

It's probably best to crawl around and do some exploring under that motorhome and see if there is room for an enlarged tank. Keep in mind it is NOT cheap to upgrade or have a custom tank built.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #16
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Solera is built on a Mercedes sprinter chassis
Check out the sprinter store
They even have a picture
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #17
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I seriously doubt that the OP, a Solera owner, really cares about suggestions from M1 tank owners as to ways to increase fuel capacity.

The fact is, the Solera has a finite cargo capacity so any solution to extend range (with gas at 6.3 lbs per gallon) will come at a cost to cargo carrying ability.

Over the past two years I made trips of 10,400 and 5,300 miles and really never had a problem reaching a convenient fuel stop. As for stopping too much, well that's why you have a refrigerator and a nice place to relax and enjoy a quick snack.

No place to go and all day to get there!
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #18
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I usually need to stop and stretch my legs and use restroom by the time I need fuel anyway. LOL
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:07 PM   #19
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The negative side of adding extra fuel capacity is that the extra fuel weight will quickly eat up what little weight carrying capacity that a Class C has to offer.

My suggestion would be to either slow down or plan a head better for fueling while on the road. You really don't want to run a diesel tank down that low.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:13 AM   #20
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My four legged friend usually makes the call for when I need to stop for her to de-fuel and for me to add fuel. That's when I top off.
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