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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:12 am 
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Location: North Central B.C.
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I like to refuel at the truck stops, lots of room to get in and out, the high volume nozzle poses no problem, and best of all, you get the fuel a bit cheaper if you pay cash. It involves a bit of footwork, and waiting in lines, but when on holiday, we're not in a hurry anyway, right?
After nearly running out of fuel on a trip last year, I decided to install an auxiliary tank.
I opted to build and install my own, using 3/16" treadplate aluminum, welded, with a 2 1/2" filler neck on top, and a 3/4"
outlet. A manual globe valve is inline in the plumbing connecting to the factory
fuel tank. My tank sits at the front of the box, and holds 29 gallons, good for about 300 miles
when towing the 5th wheel. By the time my main tank is close to empty, I usually need to stretch my legs anyway
so I don't mind having to get out and open the valve to re-fill the main tank from the aux.
Nice and simple, just like me.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Diesel fuel foams when you fuel up. The faster you fill the more it will foam. So you actually may not be getting a full tank. I try to use Flying J,which has now merged with Pilot, has the rv lane. The Pilot stations usually have enough room to maneuver. Love's is another station with room to get around. One thing about using the truck stops is you know the fuel is fresh and less chance of contaminated fuel.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:01 pm 
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We have a 2010 F-350 and always use the truck stops for diesel. Love the Flying J and Pilot stations, and also the Travel America, but we hate the Love's stations and will not fuel there. The other stations will let us fuel in the truck lanes...we just go in and give them our credit card, tell them it's a private vehicle, and go back in to get our receipt. All the Love's stations we have been to will not allow a private vehicle to fuel in the truck lanes; they say they have no way to change the tax exempt status.

There is no problem filling with the truck pumps; we prefer the faster rate over the normal hoses. However, you do have to be careful not to fill too quickly.

We use the "Exit Now" book to plan our stops and make notes regarding the fuel stations. Also, Flying J/Pilot (same parent company) has a great app for smart phones and give you information on nearby stations.

Happy Travels!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:10 pm 
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rgrimm, Russ, I was just looking thru this post and was looking at the post on page 3 of your rig and house, (great pic) but with a driveway like that, you need an aux. fuel tank! LOL!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:22 pm 
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I had a 50gallon Transferflow tank installed on my Ford F-250 superduty and love it. The tank was $835 and labor was $340.


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My F250 handles the larger fuel nozzles fine, but watch out for the flow rate...sometimes the first notch is still too fast and I have to sit and hold it. I tend to use RV lanes and avoid the big rig lanes when fueling far from home. But when it comes down to it, fuel is fuel and the station will take my money from any lane...

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I bought a yellow 5gal container but it makes it really difficult to pour the fuel into the tank. I have to use a funnel and then use my hand to pull back the fuel container's safety spout and get fuel all over everywhere.
It also seems these plastic containers start leaking after about a year.
I was thinking of getting one of those storage tool boxes that has the fuel tank built into the bottom?

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Get a larger fuel tank installed. I replaced my OEM 26 gallon tank with a 50 gallon tank. Really changed the way I stop for fuel. Now my bladder gives out before my fuel does and I didn't lose any bed space.

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Many things to consider when buying a truck to tow a large camper. Fuel capacity is a consideration that is often overlooked. It's always cost more to get it right the 2nd time

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:15 am 
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Yep.

In my case the RV came second. At the time I got the truck we had a travel trailer and I never did the amount of long range hauling as I do now so fuel was never a consideration. Only once we got the 427 did we start straying farther and farther like Florida and Texas. Having to stop on the tank's schedule vs. mine was annoying and inconvenient. It's been two and a half years since I upgraded and I still get giddy every time I hit the road knowing I have at least five hours until I need to even begin considering fueling up. Nice to make it the four hours to Connecticut without needing to stop other than for bathroom breaks.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:36 am 
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I carry the 5 gallon plastic container like Earl. However, I broke the law.

The Obama spout on the tank leaked. I spilled more fuel on the ground the two times I used it than I had in the last 67 years.

True value hardware sells the old fashion spout kits for less than $10. Never spilled a drop after. Canadian made.


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earlelaineb wrote:
I bought a yellow 5gal container but it makes it really difficult to pour the fuel into the tank. I have to use a funnel and then use my hand to pull back the fuel container's safety spout and get fuel all over everywhere.
It also seems these plastic containers start leaking after about a year.
I was thinking of getting one of those storage tool boxes that has the fuel tank built into the bottom?


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I use the yellow tanks too, for now, but I use a flexible spout and added a pop open vent. I got both off ebay. For the vent just drill a 1/2" hole where the vent needs to be and snap it in. The flex nozzle is about 12" long and makes it much easier to use. Now all I need is someone to hold the can while I fill it. :lol:

They are getting heavier. :shock:

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Get one of these and your problems will be over--

I would only use it on diesel & not gasoline--

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kerosene-Pum ... d/21804883

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I need one of those NASCAR fuel fillers where the gas all goes in just a couple seconds : )

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