Originally Posted by Sewhappy
We are going to add an extra fuel tank so we can stop at truck stops only. That's not the only reason. Filling up ahead of a holiday plays a part too.
My DH went to renew his drivers license. He normally does not use the back up camera. This time he decided to use it and he hit a telephone booth in the drivers license parking lot.. The booth protruded further then the pole. Nice dent in the tailgate. Needless to say, he is going back to not using the backup camera and just turn around and look like he normally does.
The other funny part of this story is, we have a Dodge long bed dually. When we back up to hook up our CC 36 ckts, if the tailgate is down, which it has to be, we clear the tailgate by about 2 inches. This seemed like an accident waiting to happen so we ordered a tailgate with a cut out for the camper. We were so concerned we would hit the tailgate and now we dented it anyway!
Have seen a lot of rigs with extra tanks. They aren't cheap. We use a Chevy 2500 HD D/A standard bed TV because we don't need any more truck even for the 38CK and we hate doing sight seeing and parking a dually at the mall. Also, the ride can be a bit harsh having any more truck than absolutely needed. That said, there are lots of dually's out there and more truck seems better to lots of guys. We haul at least 10 gallons of extra fuel in 5 gal cans. In a nut shell, we have never needed it. We get about 13 MPG and a 35 gallon tank gets us to a truck stop daily.
You are also right about the clearance of a lowered tail gate but we have never had it hit.