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RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

"Quote"...Transfer Flow is the most expensive tank vendor. I'll pass. Think there might be a reason for that? Check out what material the replacement tank you are looking at is made of before you decide. Transfer Flow is steel. That's the last thing I want. I'll take plastic, thank you.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

^^Yeah that don't help me if I keep the Bigfoot. I'd probably go with a RDS in bed aux tank if I didn't have the cabover.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

"Quote"...Transfer Flow is the most expensive tank vendor. I'll pass. Think there might be a reason for that? Check out what material the replacement tank you are looking at is made of before you decide. Their website says they don't have one for my truck.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 05:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

When doing a lot of driving I like to stop at least every 4 hours....that is barely a half tank of diesel for my 2018 Ram. I have never had an issue with the tank size. For a break after driving 4 hours, I like to stop for a while so the time spent refueling is not a concern. I typically refuel, use the restroom, spend a few minutes in the camper checking emails, planning routes, and just plain taking it easy. I often take a short nap. After a decent rest, I am ready for another 4 hours. In the Summer when the days are long, I often do a couple of rest stops and feel relaxed and can easily handle 10-12 hours of driving. If I try to avoid or shorten my rest breaks, I feel beat up with only about 8 hours of driving. Four hours on half a tank? What size tank do you have?
TxGearhead 01/17/22 11:13am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I've got a 2018 RAM diesel, dually, crew cab, long bed. It is also blessed with a 32 gallon fuel tank. Has anyone replaced that tank with a larger one? I'm looking at Titan and S&B brands. The S&B is 60 gallons so I'm leaning that direction. Only issue is the Torklift mounted on the front drivers side. It looks like it could be a tight fit up against the tank. Has anyone done this swap with Torklifts? Thanks in advance... I suggest you contact "Transfer Flow" in Chico Calif. and talk to them about replacement diesel fuel tanks. Great company and quality work. They have many choices of tanks. I have bought 3 different tanks from Transfer Fuel on different tanks and they have worked great. They can install a new tank in 1 day. It would take me at least 3 days to drive there, then 3 days back. I think I can install the tank on a Saturday afternoon. If not, pay a truck accessory shop to install it. Transfer Flow will ship the tank of your choice to your truck accessory shop. Transfer Flow is the most expensive tank vendor. I'll pass.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 11:10am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

It's not about the money, or I wouldn't have an RV to begin with.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

^^Will do. We moved to a bigger site in Laburnum. No water or electricity though. Chili Bowl was a good race.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 06:34am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I HAD a Titan 51 gallon in my last truck and loved it... It gave me the option to fill when I wanted to fill... Its not always about the bladder....The Titan OEM replacement fits in the same location as the factory, OEM... BUT I cannot speak for the Torklift....... I go back and forth between Titan and S&B. We did Martinsville and Richmond last spring. Then the Knoxville Nationals in August and the Kansas fall race. I skipped the Chili Bowl, too jam packed indoors. Doing Martinsville and Richmond one more time. Maybe the Darlington September race. Knoxville again if I can get a RV spot. You doing Richmond?
TxGearhead 01/16/22 11:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I HAD a Titan 51 gallon in my last truck and loved it... It gave me the option to fill when I wanted to fill... Its not always about the bladder....The Titan OEM replacement fits in the same location as the factory, OEM... BUT I cannot speak for the Torklift....... I left this part out. Having a 30-50 mile refill window in my pig SUCKS. Which is why I'm about to double my capacity with some in bed aux "transfer tanks". 30-50 miles? I can't do a in bed tank with the cabover camper.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I've got a 2018 RAM diesel, dually, crew cab, long bed. It is also blessed with a 32 gallon fuel tank. Has anyone replaced that tank with a larger one? I'm looking at Titan and S&B brands. The S&B is 60 gallons so I'm leaning that direction. Only issue is the Torklift mounted on the front drivers side. It looks like it could be a tight fit up against the tank. Has anyone done this swap with Torklifts? Thanks in advance... I suggest you contact "Transfer Flow" in Chico Calif. and talk to them about replacement diesel fuel tanks. Great company and quality work. They have many choices of tanks. I have bought 3 different tanks from Transfer Fuel on different tanks and they have worked great. They can install a new tank in 1 day. It would take me at least 3 days to drive there, then 3 days back. I think I can install the tank on a Saturday afternoon. If not, pay a truck accessory shop to install it.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I just figure I need to pee or stretch my legs every few hundred miles. Why not do that while filling up? Some areas or states have much higher fuel costs. If you can drive through those areas rather than fuel up there, your flexibility stills allows you to make stops for other reasons. My only question is whether you have sufficient payload to carry that additional fuel. . The Bigfoot is 4500 loaded very heavy, the Oshkosh pin is a little less. I figure the S&B tank is 60 gallons or 30 more than OEM. That is maybe 210 more pounds than what I'm carrying now at 7 pounds per gallon. From memory I think my payload is around 5400. I'm like the TV commercial....."I gotta go, I gotta go right now". Urologist appointment in a month or so!
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

Because it's the strongest bladder that determines the stops, not the weakest. Yeah you got a point but I can pull off on the shoulder, go around to the curb side, open both doors, and pee away with traffic whizzing by.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I had the Titan 55 gallon midship replacement on my 2019 Ram 3500 DRW, and used the Torklift frame ties with no issues. The 2018 is supposed to be slightly different, but I'm not sure exactly how. Thanks, great info.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:27pm Truck Campers
Replace OEM fuel tank?

I've got a 2018 RAM diesel, dually, crew cab, long bed. It is also blessed with a 32 gallon fuel tank. Has anyone replaced that tank with a larger one? I'm looking at Titan and S&B brands. The S&B is 60 gallons so I'm leaning that direction. Only issue is the Torklift mounted on the front drivers side. It looks like it could be a tight fit up against the tank. Has anyone done this swap with Torklifts? Thanks in advance...
TxGearhead 01/16/22 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Trailer connect

Computer constantly sends tiny signal down brake wire to sense trailers brake magnets presence. So it knows automatically. What if you have disc brakes...no magnets?
TxGearhead 01/11/22 09:18pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Actually pretty easy to drain. Flat blade screwdriver...turn it, watch gas drain 30 seconds, close it.
TxGearhead 12/17/21 01:56pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

I have two Honda 2000's. If I need both I run out of a Berg/IPI long run 6 gallon tank. After using the generators I dump the gas tank and run them dry, then drain the carb. No issues yet.
TxGearhead 12/15/21 10:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Sailun tires

Sailun has announced a recall for the Vietnamese tires. Owners should be getting letters. Details on the Keystone forum.
TxGearhead 12/09/21 09:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: For those with no bathroom access during travel mode.

We can squeeze by to get to the bathroom, but I usually just open 2 truck doors and water the road shoulder, or a parking lot, or...
TxGearhead 12/09/21 09:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Does that Coleman Mach 8 cool your Bigfoot pretty good? I've got the Dometic 11,000 that was OEM. It's way too much AC for my 2008 Bigfoot 25C9.4. I always thought I would replace it with a Mach 8.
TxGearhead 12/09/21 03:11pm Truck Campers
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