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Old 04-07-2015, 03:29 PM   #31
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this will save you bed space for other items.

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Old 04-07-2015, 03:39 PM   #32
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Herk, great video. I use to buy the original vents and try to use them. I like this idea better.

On the race gas cans, they dump out fast. I'm not sure if you can still get them with the vents on them. My are old do they have them.

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Old 04-07-2015, 05:27 PM   #33
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I installed a larger tank on my f350. the factory tank was 37gal and I upgraded to a 60gal tank and the dealership was able to change the fuel gage to reed a 60 gal tank. Towing my Columbus f370fl I can drive 500+ miles on a tank. without the 5er I can drive almost 900 miles per tank. This will save you bed space
What did that tank and gauge cost with installation? Thinking about an additional 45 gal onboard tank option.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:44 PM   #34
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I've taken a 5 gal can any time I haul my generator. Locked form in truck bed. Never needed it but was close in both Wyoming and new mexico. Word to the wise. Practice using it before the trip. Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:21 AM   #35
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Try Northern Tool aluminum transfer tanks/gravity feed kits. I have used a 45 gallon unit with a gravity fill into my main tank on 3 rigs now. It only takes 9" of bed space.Installs in two hours and has paid for itself several times over the $400 cost. It gives us an extra 500 miles of range and we can cherry pick fuel stops & save $10-$30 per fill up.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:09 AM   #36
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If you're really wanting to make your pit stop more like a real racers pit stop...there are a bunch of good ideas here...
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:17 AM   #37
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I carry a 2.5 gal empty gas can with me. Once, in the past, I needed diesel but the pumps in that location weren't suitable for big rigs. So I used the can to put 10 gallons of diesel in my truck, 2.5 gallons at a time. Other than that one time, I've never had a problem finding a truck stop.

There are several phone apps that will show you all truck stops on your route too.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:10 PM   #38
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I carried 5 gallons of diesel on our 2600 mile trip out west. Worried about finding fuel around Yellowstone, the station in the park did have diesel, about 50 cent a gallon high. Learned to fuel up near entrances to the park. Did so when I was down to just below a half tank. I use "Th Next Exit" to plan fuel stops about every 200 miles or so, lines up with nature calls. If rv friendly stops do not line up, use Flying J/Pilot app. Gas Buddy helps in a pinch, does not give rv friendly, thus the spare can can do in a pinch.
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Ependydad, yes you are going to be annoyed by the time the can is empty. Only like it because it is spill proof. I liked the mod in the video and will vent some other tanks.
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I rigged my epa/carb diesel cans. They flow a lot better.

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