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Old 12-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #31
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That's what I think, but I not exactly qualified. !!! Lol also most new gas tanks are plastic,??? As stated, vapor rec.and much more expansion/contraction, from temp extremes.
Again,I'm just a dumb old carpenter. !! IDK
You could be right - I never bothered to see if there are fuel tank sizes options for gas powered pickups.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:16 PM   #32
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this is what it looked like after I just got it installed, it was plummed into the fuel filler neck, I just opened the tank and drove, and drove, and drove, untill I got tired and never had to look for diesel.. it was great when we had the TT but the 5er is too heavy in the pin weight
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:53 PM   #33
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What's the average cost of installing... say a 50 gallon auxiliary tank?

If you're saving ~.30/gallon when traveling out of state... how long it would take to recoup the initial cost?
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #34
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I was worried about having a 26 gal tank in my TV in the beginning. After several long trips it turns out I needed a break about the time I needed fuel if not before. I did carry an extra 5 gal. of diesel on one extended trip but didn't even come close to needing it.
X2... 5 gal. cans 15.00 each. Only thing you have to fret is theft. I guess I am spoiled..my truck has 35 gallon tank 500 or more miles.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #35
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If you saved .30 per gallon and if you get let's say 10mpg that will be .03 per mile. On a 600 mile trip you would save $18. Not a lot but it's better than nothing and the $18 would probably cover most of a nights stay at a campground or an 18 pack of something...lol
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #36
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I had someone make me a 100gal fuel tank in 08 with a 12volt pump. I have to stop to use the bathroom in camper and I fill the truck up and I am back on the road in about 15min, it saves me a lot of time. I have a one ton chevy and a 30RL Cedar Creek, I don't worry about the weight. DOT don't ever check campers anyway. When I go to Yellowstone it saves some money, I buy at the cheapest place I can find. I just don't like filling up at a station, it takes to long and I don't think as fast as I use to.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:41 PM   #37
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My Ford pickup is an oil burner so the chance of explosion is nil.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:45 AM   #38
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One other thing I forgot to say, I fill up at pumps that will take a credit card. I get 5% back from fuel and plus the money I save buying the cheapest fuel adds up. I use gas buddy on my smartphone to find the cheapest diesel, I try to ask around when I stop for the night. I look for a Wal-mart, Murphy has diesel sometimes and it is a little cheaper. The tank helps me out a lot because sometimes I can go for two or more days without filling up. The little extra weight does not worry me, I carry stuff that I don't use for the whole trip anyway. This way I don't have to worry about getting in tight places in order to fill up my truck, piece of mind means a lot to me.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #39
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Just another thought about the gravity feed aux tank, condensation, filters, filters, filters.!!!
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #40
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How is that any different from the main tank? Seriously?

I fill my truck through and run off the add on tank all the time, I have not fueled through the filler neck since I installed the tank. The fuel still goes into the main tank, the main tank is where the engine draws the fuel and goes through all the factory filters.

They only thing I can think of is if you use a steel tank instead of aluminum as it could rust over the years and that could add debris to the main tank. But otherwise, I think you are overthinking the fuel issues with an aux tank gravity feeding to the main.

As for cost, I saw it this way. I was going to buy a in bed toolbox, a good aluminum one cost around 300-400 bucks, I paid 695 for the tank/toolbox combo. At 45 gallons in just my vacation trip it will save me around 30 bucks for just that one trip. When I went to visit my mother in NY, it saved me another 15 bucks over the cost of diesel on LI. So the more I avoid more expensive states to fill in, the more I save over time.
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