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Huntindog

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Posted: 06/03/20 07:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking at these for the new truck.
Probably in the 40-60 gallon range. Maybe with a tool box.

Those of you that have/had them, what are your likes and dislikes? What about brands? Good, better, best,,,, and why?



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Posted: 06/03/20 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 35 gallon tank in the bed of my Dodge dually and simply love it. Best money I've ever spent on something that wasn't motorcycle related.

I love that I don't have to check out the fuel stations ahead of time to make sure I can get in, and, more importantly out, with that 40' toyhauler in tow. I can carry enough fuel to only have to fill up at the end of the day when the 5th wheel is not hooked up. Lowers the daily stress level considerably, especially if you're traveling the two lane highways with fewer big ol' truck stops.

I like taking breaks at rest stops, or parks rather than using the fuel stop as break time.

I like being on my schedule rather than the trucks fuel tank's schedule.

Okay, the cons...uh...well...hmm...it does cost more when I fill both tanks.


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Posted: 06/03/20 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a simple 25 gallon Enduraplas tank. They make a 55 gallon tank also.
It is a simple transfer tank with a nozzle that you manually fill your tank with. I use a 12 volt jump box to power the built in pump.
It does the trick no installation required. I can move to my next truck or put it in another truck in minutes.
Not quite as convenient as a piped in tank but just as useful. Easily removable if you want the space back.
Works great. Use it when you want . Remove it if you want.
Very versatile and flexible
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60 ga. RDS gravity fed. Get fuel when it’s cheap and roll on.


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Dislikes:
They take up bed space
Almost always have to drill through the bed to mount them
Almost always have to drill through the bed to wire them
The nozzle and pump assembly get messy and stinky.

I prefer OEM tank replacements from Titan Truck or other manufacturers.


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Posted: 06/03/20 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 41 gallon tank from Aluminum Tank Industries. I'm pleased with the quality and the price was good. It is gravity feed but I also installed an electric valve and indicator light. The gravity feed filler neck valve works fine; I just didn't trust it completely from the outset.

I reset my trip meter and use the MPG readout to calculate my fuel usage per fill up. I would prefer to have an in-cab gauge for the auxiliary, but I went on the cheap.

I agree with what FJ12 posted. Less stress and peace of mind. I also buy less expensive fuel; I calculate tank payback to be about three years.

I average 11.2 MPG towing which easily gives me 750 miles of range; more than I can do in a day. Most round trips I take, I can do on a single fill up, then hit Costco when I get home.

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Pretty much what FJ12 said. Travel with no fuel worries, drop the fiver at the CG, go find a good deal on fuel. I went with the pump - nozzle route as I didn't want to risk any warranty issues with the truck by cutting any hoses.
I went with the RDS 40 GA because of capacity. I didn't want 100 gallons or just 20. It also had to fit under my bed cover.

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Have carried many slip tanks for many years.
RDS and JME are some of the nicest aluminum tanks IMO.


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Posted: 06/04/20 01:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

Dislikes:
They take up bed space
Almost always have to drill through the bed to mount them
Almost always have to drill through the bed to wire them
The nozzle and pump assembly get messy and stinky.

I prefer OEM tank replacements from Titan Truck or other manufacturers.
sounds like you are describing a transfer tank... That is not what I am considering.
Yes, I like the idea of a Titan etc, but there just isn't enough room under the truck for the capacity I am looking for.


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Posted: 06/04/20 04:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't forget to account for it when considering payload. a 50gal metal tank is going to eat up around 500lb of payload when full.


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