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JRscooby

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kw/00 wrote:

Just a thought, when GM offered the long bed, it also came with a 36 gallon tank. This will be a perfect replacement for your current fuel tank. They offered the long bed trucks during that model that you have and still do. Some junk yards have those trucks and or fuel tanks, I’m sure that you could get it cheaper there. It would be factory and basic plug and play to install. That’s what I would do.


But if the tank would fit under a short bed would GM go to the expense of making 2 tanks? Not at least offer the big as a extra cost option?

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mem, you got it wrong. You can transfer gas from an aux into the main tank but you cannot hook the gas feed from the aux into the vehicle fuel system down stream from the tank. My aux pumps into the truck filler neck, whenever I turn on the pump switch in the cab of the truck.

anyway that is what I heard tell down on lot 26 where i am camping. [emoticon]

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fj12ryder wrote:

tomman58 wrote:

We have had even a 26 gallon diesel tank on an older truck. The bottom line for us is we have to pee no matter how big the tank LOL
Well, nobody forces you to stay in the truck until you get low on gas, but it's nice to stop at someplace nicer to use the facilities instead of a stinky, noisy, crowded gas station. And it's nice that you get to pick the place to stop, not the truck.

I have never looked at peeing as a destination point! Also being a diabetic I pee often anyhow.
Also I am not going to haul around any extra weight that is not needed. My truck now has a 36 gallon tank for diesel and at 10 miles to the gallon I need to stop before 360 miles and often more.


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Posted: 12/12/19 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

kw/00 wrote:

Just a thought, when GM offered the long bed, it also came with a 36 gallon tank. This will be a perfect replacement for your current fuel tank. They offered the long bed trucks during that model that you have and still do. Some junk yards have those trucks and or fuel tanks, I’m sure that you could get it cheaper there. It would be factory and basic plug and play to install. That’s what I would do.


But if the tank would fit under a short bed would GM go to the expense of making 2 tanks? Not at least offer the big as a extra cost option?


I wish they would have offered it as an option to short bed trucks. My cousin had an 01 with the long wheel base for construction. He also had the 4 door so it was a very long truck... lol anyway his came with the larger tank. I can’t recall but the standard for sure was 26 gallons and long bed models came with I think a 36 gallon tank. It might have been a 32.... but I will have to ask him. Oh it that tank does fit the standard bed... so easy swap for those wanting the extra gallons..


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Gulfcoast wrote:

2006 Chevy 2500 - 6.0

My Chevy 2500 has only a 26 gallon gas tank and the range is not too far when towing a trailer.


I had the same truck in a 2002 model. She was a gas hog towing my Desert Fox 21SW.

Titan Tanks is my recommendation.


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To everyone who is recommending Titan tanks, perhaps I'm missing something. I looked at their XL replacement tanks and I could find nothing for a 2017 1/2 ton Ford, Ram, or GM. If I moved up to 2500/3500 series they showed options for diesel engines only, not gas. Either they've quit making them for gas or their web site isn't showing them...


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This is the only manufacturer of gas transfer tanks that I have been able to find.

http://atitank.com/products/auxiliary-fuel-tanks/


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Here's one: Tank and Barrel

Here's one: Leonard Accessories

Will these work?


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In the past I have had a few trucks with auxiliary tanks. (First F-750 carried 150 gallons between back of cab and winches) All had a manual valve to switch from tank to tank. But back when those trucks where built one line went from tank to pump. Vent was another line, or hole in cap, that just went to outside. My '85 Fords with 2 tanks had a electrically controlled valve, with a hole bunch of lines. My old Dodge half ton, I have thought about a tank in the bed. But don't want that many lines thru the floor, to much chance of issues. Thought about just pumping fuel into the neck of stock tank, but if I open the fuel cap the engine will die. (On a lot of gas vehicles a loose cap will turn on "check engine") Then I decided to just pump gas while I was stopped, take break not at gas station. But finally got the idea between my ears; I'm retired, no longer need to stay between the doors every minute I can. Stop when I want, and pull into a station about every 300 miles.

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JR, if a person was to plumb the aux into the filler neck like I did there is not an issue, has not been for 7 years on my F250. Stick a normally closed fuel valve between the aux pump and the inlet to the filler neck. Wire the valve so that it is open when fuel is pumping.

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