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transamz9

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Posted: 09/18/18 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I average around 8.5 mpg and I have a 40 gal gravity fed system and it works great for us.most of our trips are only 2-3 hours but it's great to not have to go get fuel when on our trips. We visit a lot of lakes that are 15-20 miles to the nearest fuel pump and those are usually small town or country stores that I'm sure dont sell alot.


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Posted: 09/20/18 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a 95 gal gravity feed tank, works great and just pulled 700 miles without stopping for fuel, only get around 8.0 so this works for me. Love being able to get fuel when I want, not when I have to. Wouldn't trade it for the world. Saved almost 1 dollar a gallon on fill up. Kind of makes it all worthwhile but even if I didn't save any money it makes it so much easier to get fuel when you want to.


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I want to thank everyone for their input. I ordered a 75 gal rds tool tank combo ((72537).

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Posted: 10/02/18 10:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like you made a good choice.

For the record, I have the 60 gallon tank/tool box combo. Best upgrade I’ve done to the truck. Stop when and where you want to, not because you have to find fuel.


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Posted: 10/04/18 03:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got my new 75 gal rds tank today. It sits about five inches above the bed rail on my new 2018 ram 3500 2wd. Hopefully it will not interfere with the fifth wheel trailer.

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Elwoodj wrote:

Got my new 75 gal rds tank today. It sits about five inches above the bed rail on my new 2018 ram 3500 2wd. Hopefully it will not interfere with the fifth wheel trailer.


I am hoping for you also. [emoticon]

It looks like RDS would have or did publish the height figure in the add.

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Posted: 10/09/18 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I been using this tank since 2008,gives me a total of 99 gals with both tanks full. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200461868_200461868

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At least most of the nay Sayers stayed off this thread.
If a person is more interested in other things in life than finding the very next fuel stop available, or, gosh, is somehow trying to make some time and not interested in visiting every other loves or flying J on I 80 then aux fuel tanks make sense.
I've packed slip tanks in my work trucks (gassers) for years. Had opportunity to toss one in my personal truck for a X country trip last year......was great.
Only stopped once for fuel between WA and WI. I had to get out and pump my fuel into the truck, but way more convienent than stopping 5x for fuel in 2 days.


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Posted: 10/12/18 11:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At my age I have to stop and pee long before I have to refill my 36 gallons so i just fill up at the same time.


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I love my truck, but the one complaint I have is that with the short bed it has a small fuel tank. I put in a 41 gallon RDS with the auto feed connection and it gives me the ability to fill up both tanks and go to an area with high gas prices and not have to fill up there. The other thing is that when on a long trip I can often drive to my destination and still have fuel left. I will say that the only complaint I have about RDS is that they are aluminum and can get damaged easily. I am happy with that size as it doesn't take up too much room in the bed. Just so you are aware, you will always have a few gallons of fuel that will remain in the bottom of the tank, that will not drain out through the auto feed system.


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