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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:12 am 
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Posted - 05/01/2011 : 12:51:50
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Just like you, we're working to gain the proper comfort level. Since we've had just about every type of RV, I can say that comfort level is the most important aspect of RV travel.With our new set-up vs. the 23' TT we had last, the learning curve is long. So far we've taken two short pulls and will take another >100 mi trip before heading on our summer-long trip. Honestly, fueling with the 5th wheel attached is something I'm not looking fwd to. So far my preference is for Flying J where possible, as the dedicated RV lanes seem easier to access,(based on last year's trip with the small trailer). Even so, there were times I looked for diesel in the proximity of where we camped, unhitched, and filled up prior to starting out again.Still too hard to know for sure how much room there is. We are just trying to take things nice and easy, learning how the 5th wheel turns differently than the TT,backs differently, etc. A process to be sure.


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Posted - 05/01/2011 : 15:41:30
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Flying Js are super easy, but I've had no problems using any truck stop to refuel while towing. The stock mouth of the refueling neck on my TV is very wide and accepts the larger truck stop nozzles without a problem. The prepay requirement isn't a hassle. I usually park at the pump, take care of whatever business I have inside, prepay the fuel $150.00 and go pump it the pull back onto the highway. Whatever amount I actually pump in shows up on my credit card bill. Easy as pie.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:12 am 
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Posted - 05/01/2011 : 16:45:47
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I have a 2009 F250 crew cab shortbed, it will accept the larger nozzle but you have to pump at the slower speed. To extend my range I went to aeroflow and got a higher capacity tank. Since I have a shortbed the tank was limited to about 55 gallons. Longbeds get an extra 5 or so gallons. I like the tank because it is steel, not plastic. Also since the company is located in San Bernardino, Ca. it was only 90 minute drive. They built the tank on site and installed on the truck. As for maneuvering, I almost always use the commercial pumps when towing. You don't have to use the satellite pump when you do, just make sure someone else doesn't use it when you are pumping. Most of them you have to go inside and hand them your card. The pumps only accept the commercial fleet cards. If you are going cross country go to the web sites of the truck stops and plan your stops accordingly. It makes life much easier. Not to mention they usually post their current price.

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Posted - 05/03/2011 : 08:34:55
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Yes on both accounts!! My Chevy 2500 HD with the Allison / Duramax will except the larger nozzles at the truck stops. I also have a 6 1/2 foot bed with a Reese 15 k Slider hitch and I installed a Transfer/flow Inc. auxiliary tank. The auxiliary tank is a 50 gal tank on the bottom half and a tool box on the top half. You fill it by opening the tool box and the filler cap is inside. It also automaticly tranfers the fule and has a LED display inside the cab that is connected to the trucks computer. It will monitor the trucks entire fuel system every 5 seconds and tells you how many gallons are in the main tank and the auxiliary tank. For every 4 gallons that is used out of the main tank, the system will pump 2 gallons of auxiliary fuel back in untill both tanks are empty. Its pretty cool! With both tanks I can carry 75 gallons of fuel so I only have to fill up at the truck stops instead of the little towns that really get you on the price. Out west here I found that between truck stops and regular gas stations there is between 35 and 50 cents a gallon difference. By hitting the truck stops I save between 25 and 35 dollars a fill up if I am empty. I also found that the truck stops are a whole lot easer to get in and out of. Happy Camping! Dennis

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Posted - 05/03/2011 : 08:53:34
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Dennis - Who installed your Transfer Flow Tank? So when you fill up at a truck stop, you fill each tank (Transfer Flow and OEM tank) or do you just fill the transer flow tank and it fills the OEM tank?

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Posted - 05/03/2011 : 16:18:04
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My tool box auxiliary tank was installed by Line-X. They did a great jod. As for fueling up, yes you fill both tanks seperatly. You can use your truck tank just as if you never added an auxiliary at all and leave it empty untill you travel if you want. The auxiliary tank is wired into the existing fuel system electronics and automaticly fills your OEM tank as it is needed. The lower your gas gauge is reading the more fuel it will pump into your trucks main tank. I love it! It sits about a 1/2 inch brlow the bed rail level so it wont interfear with tight turns with your fifth wheel also. If you need mor info let me know. Hope this helps. Dennis

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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 07:31:09
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Dennis - Thanks for the Info. This might be a direction I consider for next year when we start taking much longer trips. I have looked at Transfer flow Aux Tanks, but have been unable to find a Dealer in this area that can install one. - Russ

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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 09:04:46
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You know you guys that if you talk to the ford or chevy or dodge dealer service dept. you might be able to order one and have them install it. Also a off road or truck accessory dealer might be into installing it for you also. As far as I know, Transfer flow Inc. makes the only DOT approved auxiliary fuel tank that is legel in all fifty states.

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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 10:12:33
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I already talked to my local Ford dealer and their service guy said they had never installed one. I live north of Jacksonville, FL and it is a rural area. I guess I need to look in the Jacksonville area and see what's available down their.

I just saw on the top of Transfer Flow Web site they had a ‘Nationwide Installers link’ and I see there is a Truck Accessory Store in Jacksonville that installs tanks.

Dennis what model do you actually have? Is it Aluminum, or the power coated steel? And is your setup the Trax II or Express-USF system. My bed is 8 foot, but I would prefer that any tank I went with would be lower than the Bed sides so I can still use my soft Tonneau Top since I am currently pulling a TT.


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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 10:35:49
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I installed a 12 gal marine poly tank in my truck (already had the tank) It fits between my tool box and my FW hitch.
I purchased a 12v solenoid valve that allows me to gravity flow into the filler tube of my OEM tank by switching the valve on
using a switch that I mounted next to the power seat controls. I had to drill a hole in the appropriate spot in the lower corner of the poly tank then insert the rubber 3/8" fuel line with the 12v valve which routes through a hole in the bed to tie into the filler tube via a Tee fitting that was inserted into the filler tube with a 3/8" side fitting. When my oem tank
drops to 3/4 full I switch the valve on and the 12 gal tank gravity flows into the oem tank. This set-up allows me an extra 100 miles when towing. The only down side is if I forget to turn the switch off when stopping it will run the battery down overnight. I need to feed the switch through the ignition switch but that is for another day.


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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 11:30:52
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rgrimm; Mine is the "Trax II" system with the led monitor in the cab. Because of the color of my truck,. I went with the low gloss powder coated black steel tank and tool box combo. I dont know exactly what model number it is, I would have to check the paper work and get back to you. If you go back to the web site, I think they give all the dimentions of each tank. Measure the depth of your bed and match it with what they have. When I get off work today I can measure mine and let you know. As for my truck, the top of the unit sits at least a 1/2 inch below the bed rail. But the newer Chevys and GMC's have a deeper bed than the fords and dodge's

sandyhillbill; your tank sounds pretty cool and definatly cheeper than buying a factory one! Just be aware that in a lot of states, especially the western states like Co, Wa, Nv,AZ and Ca. If the local police or the hwy patrol see it, they will impound your truck and not let you have it back untill it is removed and pay a hefty fine to boot. Anything that carries fuel has to be DOT aproved out here. So be carful and Happy Camping. Dennis.

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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 14:47:04

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[br]I installed a 12 gal marine poly tank in my truck (already had the tank) It fits between my tool box and my FW hitch.
I purchased a 12v solenoid valve that allows me to gravity flow into the filler tube of my OEM tank by switching the valve on
using a switch that I mounted next to the power seat controls. I had to drill a hole in the appropriate spot in the lower corner of the poly tank then insert the rubber 3/8" fuel line with the 12v valve which routes through a hole in the bed to tie into the filler tube via a Tee fitting that was inserted into the filler tube with a 3/8" side fitting. When my oem tank
drops to 3/4 full I switch the valve on and the 12 gal tank gravity flows into the oem tank. This set-up allows me an extra 100 miles when towing. The only down side is if I forget to turn the switch off when stopping it will run the battery down overnight. I need to feed the switch through the ignition switch but that is for another day.



This pic. shows the aux tank with protective cover
over valve and fuel line.

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This is same with cover off.

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This is showing where the fuel dumps into the vent tube to
filler tube

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And the final pic. is the sw. mounted on
the side of the drivers seat.

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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 14:51:58
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Thanks for the heads-up Dennis. I'll be on the look-out for the boogie man.

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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 18:52:58
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After the warning from Dennis I think I may modify my set up so I can disable it if I plan on traveling the States he mentioned. Maybe put a hand valve ahead of the solenoid so it could be disconnected between the 2 valves.

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Posted - 05/04/2011 : 19:11:30
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Hey sandyhillbill; LOVE the pics! that is truly a an inventive set up!!! Maybe if you stencled "DOT" on the side of the tank, the hwy patrol will leave you alone! (giggle) just had to say it!

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Posted - 05/05/2011 : 07:24:34
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Dennis, when you Master the Photo Posting process on the Forum, perhaps you can post a few photos of your Aux Tank and Control unit.

EDITED - Now that you corrected me (in the Introduce Yourself area of the forum) that azandy70 posted your photos - I have edited my orginial text above

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