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Old 04-26-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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I have been researching auxiliary fuel tanks. But learned it was not gonna be a cheap idea; usually in excess of $700. But then one of the salesmen told me I could carry extra 5 gal cans! Bingo! The light came on! So, I'm going to buy four 5 gal fuel cans, secure them at the bulkhead of the pick up and maybe not have to be concerned about maneuvering in small gas stations. I'll just fill up from them when necessary, then top off after dropping the TT. This will definitely come in handy when we finally get our 5er!
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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I have been researching auxiliary fuel tanks. But learned it was not gonna be a cheap idea; usually in excess of $700. But then one of the salesmen told me I could carry extra 5 gal cans! Bingo! The light came on! So, I'm going to buy four 5 gal fuel cans, secure them at the bulkhead of the pick up and maybe not have to be concerned about maneuvering in small gas stations. I'll just fill up from them when necessary, then top off after dropping the TT. This will definitely come in handy when we finally get our 5er!
You can do that but from a risk assessment standpoint I would not put any gasoline tank in a pickup bed in front of a fifth wheel. At the very least I would have to think about it long and hard.

Just my opinion.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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You can do that but from a risk assessment standpoint I would not put any gasoline tank in a pickup bed in front of a fifth wheel. At the very least I would have to think about it long and hard.

Just my opinion.
X2 - I would suggest you rethink this. You might be exposing yourself to more problems than you think - legal, insurance etc.
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Not that it makes much difference. But this is diesel fuel, vs gas.
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Not that it makes much difference. But this is diesel fuel, vs gas.
That is some better, but I still wouldn't do it.
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We were very fortunate that the used TV we purchased a couple of months ago had a Transfer Flow 70 gal auxilliary tank already installed. We haven't been on any distant trips yet but I imagine it will be a great feeling to wave at the gas stations as we pass by!
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #7
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We were very fortunate that the used TV we purchased a couple of months ago had a Transfer Flow 70 gal auxilliary tank already installed. We haven't been on any distant trips yet but I imagine it will be a great feeling to wave at the gas stations as we pass by!
I imagine that "great feeling" might go away when you finally have to refuel with 70 plus gallons of fuel.
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I imagine that "great feeling" might go away when you finally have to refuel with 70 plus gallons of fuel.
We've done it once. 104 gallons. It bites, trust me

On the other hand, the fuel prices in our area are generally cheaper that most so we figure it will save us a few $$ to fuel up here and not have to do it where it's more expensive. Not having to maneuver a 40' trailer through truck stops is an added bonus.
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We've done it once. 104 gallons. It bites, trust me!
I imagine so - like the old ad said " you can pay me now or pay me later"
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #10
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My short bed Duramax Diesel has an 18 gallon tank.

I won't drive LOCALLY without 10 gallons (2 - 5 gallon cans) in the truck bed.

When traveling I also carry 2 - 2.5 gallon gasoline cans for the generator and a 20 pound bottle of propane for the fire pit and grill.

I can not begin to tell you the number of times those jugs get dumped into the truck tank.

The most recent one was on the NJ Turnpike where a guy in a pickup blocked the ONLY diesel pump (at a rest stop under construction) and went in for dinner. You have no idea how "hot" under the collar over that one! Luckily I just dumped 5 gallons in and it was enough to get me home.
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