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JimK-NY

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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.

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So let's say you save $0.30/gal on the extra 30gal of fuel you can now carry (yes, you can find stray situations where it's higher but more often than not it will be less). That's $9 per fill up.


When you cross the border from California into Oregon, the diesel price drop is typically $1/gallon, often more. The main reason is taxes, but also zip code pricing. For example all the way up I5 in N CA, cheapest I could find last trip was about $4.40, just into Oregon even the name brand stations were $3.00.


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TxGearhead wrote:

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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.

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It's not about the money, or I wouldn't have an RV to begin with.


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MarkTwain wrote:

TxGearhead wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

TxGearhead wrote:

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.

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JimK-NY wrote:

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?

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"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.


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TxGearhead wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

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?


Lol. Was thinking the same thing
Although this could be coupled with the “fuel gauges are nearly useless “ thread! Hahaha


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TxGearhead wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

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?


Four hours of highway driving is maybe 240 miles with little or no delays due to traffic, construction or road conditions. Under decent conditions, my mileage with the loaded camper is about 15 mpg. So that works out to about 16 gallons. My highway mileage is typically a bit less than 15, but I also rarely travel more than 200 miles at a stretch.

My tanks is whatever is standard in a 2018 3500 Ram CTD. I think that is 33 gallons.

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I had the Titan 52 gallon replacement tank installed a year ago last September. About $1700 w/tax. It hangs down about 3" lower, and the gauge works differently, but no regrets.
JK


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