Auxilliary fuel tank for TV
We will be pulling our 2013 Flagstaff 30WFKSS from our home (SD) to Texas in April so I figure it's not to early to ad more mods. This time to the 2006 Silverado 2500HD 8.1L. We made the same trip last spring and the only major issue was the small (26 gallon) fuel tank and 7-8 mpg when towing. Some of the smaller towns where I needed to refuel were difficult to impossible to get in and out without leaving part of the trailer behind. Almost had to block and unhitch, go to gas station and fuel then return re-hitch etc a few times. Not an exciting proposition.
I looked at a larger replacement fuel tank, but at about $1,400 plus freight plus dealer installation @ $97.00/hr plus tax I was nearly at $2,000.
So...I bought a Moeller below deck 19 gallon tank and am now in the process of installing it in the rear of my box. The truck is a crew cab with 6.5' box and topper. I put in a slider deck last fall and so far love it. I designed an angle iron base for the new tank that would clear the slider deck. The tank will be vented to the outside of the topper and include a roll over vent check valve. I bought an electric fuel pump with a capacity of 140 gph on ebay for around $55. All metal points (fill neck, vent, sending unit, etc.) will be grounded to the frame and the line to the fuel pump will have a shut off valve at the tank.