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Old 01-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Aux gas tank

Let get yall's opinion on this. My tv is a gas 2011 chev 2500hd 6.0. I tow a 30' vlite and I have the stock 32 gal gas tank. At about 7mpg I better be looking for a gas station about every 150 miles. I am thinking about a gas transfer tank in the bed of the pu. This can be done for about 500$ for a steel 50 gal tank. 120$ more for aluminum. I am well aware of the dangers of gas and wonder about being unable to park in some Rv parks because of this. I realize some tanks transfer automatically and you can spend up to several thousand $. I am thinking one with a 12v gas pump and gas nozzle like at a gas station. I could also take this tank out of bed when not towing. Thats a big advantage to me also. True I would have to stop and get out and pump gas into tv but just can't spend several thousand on this. Safety is important to me on this. Thanks guys!
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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I looked into this a few years back. I wanted to put a transfer tank on a utility trailer to use during hurricane season for my elderly father for his generator. 1. finding a DOT approved one for gasoline is very difficult (and expensive). 2. for traveling across state lines with bulk stored fuel may be illegal. 3. Haz-Mat regulations may also be an issue as this is stored gasoline and is not part of the vehicle and may be illegal also.

Most transfer tanks are built to carry diesel or #2 fuel oil and not gasoline.

My plan was to have a 50 gal transfer tank mounted on a utility trailer. At the first concern of a hurricane, fill the tank up at a local gas station and return to my folks house a few miles down the road. Park the trailer away from any buildings and leave it there for the season.

After doing my research, I found that the cost for the proper tank and approved 12VDC pump was to far expensive to make this plan feasible. I also found that It would be illegal to transport the loaded tank on the public roads.

I scrubbed the plan.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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Well, I have had two pickups with 120 gal service tanks in the back for all my life, carrying either gas or diesel as needed here on my ND farm.

I currently have the one in my 98 Dodge pickup. It is in there 365 days a year. It was bought sometime in the early 80's. It still has the original 12 volt pump in it. It has a toolbox on top.

It is 100% legal to have on the highways.

Never had a moments problem with it.

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Old 01-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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I replaced the OEM tank on my 2011 F250 with a 50 gallon tank made by Titan. I now have much better range without giving up valuable space in the bed.
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I looked into this a while back for my Dakota, but couldn't find what I was looking for due to the smaller size of the Dakota. I did run across this site Transfer Flow, which might be of help to you.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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I replaced the OEM tank on my 2011 F250 with a 50 gallon tank made by Titan. I now have much better range without giving up valuable space in the bed.
For the fact that you need a gasoline tank, the above post is the most desirable to me. I believe there may be other manufacturers out there so shop around.
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For the fact that you need a gasoline tank, the above post is the most desirable to me. I believe there may be other manufacturers out there so shop around.
X2. Sounds the safest; but probably quite expensive any way you go.
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Thanks so much for the info. I have looked into a replacement tank but seems a little pricey. I am wanting to get better range for the 4-6 times a year we pull our travel trailer. Off times I'll prob pull the tank out.
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I'm sure you've considered it, but I have to suggest it anyway..

You can get 5 gallon gas cans for 15-20 bucks a piece. 4 of them would almost double your range.
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Ya I may wind up doing that. I just can't make myself let go of the $ for the transfer tank and pump. Thanks.
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