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speediq99

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Posted: 03/20/22 10:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

I have an 8ft bed so enough room. I just want to leave space to carry 2 bikes upright. The RDS 60 is a good compromise.
Do you have enough room in the toolbox to store DEF fuel? Any issues with the gravity fill?

Thank you

MC

Bionic Man wrote:

How much depth do you have?

FWIW, I have the RDS 60 combo. I've never wanted more, 96 gallons give me plenty of range.


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Posted: 03/20/22 10:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

speediq99 wrote:

Hi,

I have an 8ft bed so enough room. I just want to leave space to carry 2 bikes upright. The RDS 60 is a good compromise.
Do you have enough room in the toolbox to store DEF fuel? Any issues with the gravity fill?

Thank you

MC

Bionic Man wrote:

How much depth do you have?

FWIW, I have the RDS 60 combo. I've never wanted more, 96 gallons give me plenty of range.


My truck is a 2012 so no DEF. But I’m pretty sure it would fit. I have jumper cables, tie downs, bungees and a bunch of other stuff I rarely use in there.

Gravity feed works fine. I added the tank to my truck 10 Years ago when it was brand new and never really had an issue as long as you make sure the gas cap is tight. If it isn’t you can over fill and have fuel run out.


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Posted: 03/21/22 07:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a thought: don't forget to take into account the weight of 90 gallons of fuel and fuel tank. Easily 700 lbs. Just a thought.


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Posted: 03/21/22 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

speediq99 wrote:

Hi,

I have an 8ft bed so enough room. I just want to leave space to carry 2 bikes upright. The RDS 60 is a good compromise.
Do you have enough room in the toolbox to store DEF fuel? Any issues with the gravity fill?

Thank you

MC

Bionic Man wrote:

How much depth do you have?

FWIW, I have the RDS 60 combo. I've never wanted more, 96 gallons give me plenty of range.


Not sure where you plan on carrying two bikes upright in the bed of the truck pulling a 5er.

You might consider a pin box mount for the bikes.

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speediq99

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Posted: 03/21/22 01:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I decided to go with an RDS 72743 60 gal combo. I already had 50g on the truck and the toolbox was a nice to have for Def, cables etc.

Going to 90g plus the 50g would be a hell of a lot of weight to carry around. The 110g give me 1900+ miles unloaded and 1000 miles or so loaded which is plenty to get me to most destinations and gives me range when in remote locations. I seldom drive more that 350 miles a day with a 5th on the truck.

Thank you for all the feedback.

MC

BurbMan wrote:

No question more is better, but to your point I think keeping it covered trumps that....I paid $5.20 last weekend. Post a link to what you decide on, I've been thinking about doing the same.


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