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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:33 pm 
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I found a 46 Gal. ATI tank that would fit my space requirements, below the bed rails and in front of the ISR frame that fits the factory 5th wheel prep.
I can get it at a reasonable price with the install kit.

I have a 2014 Ram 3500 MegaCab SRW, the metal fill and vent tubes run to the edge of the main fuel tank before attaching to a rubber hose.
At this location there is very little room to work.
From what I have found the DRW trucks have a longer rubber hose that makes the install much easer
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QUESTION: If you have installed an Aux. tank how did you tie into the main tank on a SRW?
If at all possible I do not want to cut the metal section of the fill or vent line.
Any description and pix will be helpful and much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:01 pm 
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I cut the vent line( rubber) and put a tee in Then installed a 12v in line pump. Put switch in the truck. pump is mounted in bed with the tank. When gauge goes down turn pump on.

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Careful with using the smaller size vent line. Not sure, but I heard some vents on some models vehicles not always connected to top of tank. Besides, I don't think it's recommended to go that route.

Doc, if you got to cut into the metal pipe, and have space for this. try a pipe or tubing cutter tool. Won't leave any metal shaving, like if using hack saw thing.

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I am going to try a T where the 3/4 inch rubber line goes into the metal return line.
No cutting and the smaller rubber line will be easer to move back a little to allow the T.

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Doc, got your PM. Here is the thread to my install with a pix of the SOV I used.
viewtopic.php?f=84&t=7376

I had plenty of room to work with under my DRW, so modifying the fuel filler line was easy, but I did remove the filler and vent line, and worked in the comfort of the basement to cut out the required peice of filler tube, and add in the gravity feed parts.

Adding the SOV did require running a wire to the cab for the switch, and finding a place to mount it. Made a special cover for it to keep road grime off it too.
Will try to get a few photos tomorrow.

We are still camping in the OR, but are currently on our new lot using the well, septic and electric. Still waiting for the builder and HOA to agree on a few remaining things!

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Greeting, you might be interested in my setup. I installed a RDS 51 aux tank with tool box in the bed of my truck but I did not use the gravity feed option. Instead, I have a true switch capability in the cab that enables me to select either tank (this includes reading the fuel quantity for the selected tank). I accomplished this by buying a 12 volt 2-tank fuel flow valve, a GM fuel selector switch, and fuel level sensor (which I installed in the RDS tank). It did require rerouting the OEM tank fuel sensor wires and fuel hoses along with the new RDS fuel sensor wires and the new fuel lines to the new fuel flow value. The output of the fuel value was then connected to the original fuel lines to the engine. The fuel flow value wires were then routed to the switch in the cab. I like really my setup because I can tell how much fuel is available in each tank.


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pabilord wrote:
Greeting, you might be interested in my setup. I installed a RDS 51 aux tank with tool box in the bed of my truck but I did not use the gravity feed option. Instead, I have a true switch capability in the cab that enables me to select either tank (this includes reading the fuel quantity for the selected tank). I accomplished this by buying a 12 volt 2-tank fuel flow valve, a GM fuel selector switch, and fuel level sensor (which I installed in the RDS tank). It did require rerouting the OEM tank fuel sensor wires and fuel hoses along with the new RDS fuel sensor wires and the new fuel lines to the new fuel flow value. The output of the fuel value was then connected to the original fuel lines to the engine. The fuel flow value wires were then routed to the switch in the cab. I like really my setup because I can tell how much fuel is available in each tank.


Thanks, I am in the process of installing a T in the overflow return line.

Doc

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