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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:43 am 
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It seems to me if I have to stop every couple hours to eat or use the rest room, I might as well fill up on gas at the same time. So far I plotted out my trip with where the truck stops are when I get to about 1/2 to 1/4 of a tank.
Stop refill up, eat and use rest room. Makes my wife happy, she doesn't like being stuck as passenger for longer than a few hours at a time.
If I was by myself, I would load up on subway sandwiches and drive 16 hours straight and pee in a bottle : )


There's a whole lot of people leaving FLA that wish they had extra fuel. Sometimes I can go a pretty long way before needing to stop (bladder) but I don't always want to HAVE to get fuel. I have plans for a 20 gallon in-bed tank for my truck. I have taken the 5er to the mountains, where at times, there is no fuel, and when it is, it's a dollar more than at the bottom. Climbing slow winding mountain roads eats a lot of fuel. My GM 26 gallon (with only 20 gallons used before it says empty) tank is pitifully small for towing. I stopped at the bottom of one mountain here in CA, filled up, and drove to the camp site. When I got there I dumped my extra 5 gallons in the tank and it was on empty when we got back down to the gas station. It was about a 30 mile drive or over an hour each way to get fuel when unhooked, so I didn't do it.

That extra reserve is a real nice thing for peace of mind. I now carry 2 5 gallon tanks but they are heavy and cumbersome, and I do not like the mess that goes with them, plus the risk of getting diesel on my clothes.

An underbed tank is ideal, but at $1200 plus that is a LOT of money, plus the labor to install, and hopefully get it right. Then you need to reprogram the ECU to show correct amount of fuel.

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I put in the transfer flow 40 gallon in bed tank/tool box and have not regretted it. They are north of Sacto. and in the past had installation specials at their location. I have had the same tank in 2 chevy's and this dodge all I had to buy was the installation kit with controller for each truck.Dave

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Being cheap, and only needing the extra fuel on rare occasions, I put a 12 gal. boat fuel tank inside of my alum tool box. It has a small fuel pump and a switch under the dash that I can flip on when I do get low. It feeds into the main tank. It's been there about 7 years now, cost about $100 total and has worked out fine.

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I was looking at something like that online. This one was 14 gal with wheels. Cannot decide if I want another tank loose in the bed.

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@ Dan Avilla--always heard great minds think alike--
here are a couple of pictures of my 12 gal boat tank-
fits snuggly between tool box and hitch & strapped down with ratchet strap.
I hooked mine up t be gravity fed with a solenoid in the bed
and the switch beside the drivers seat with the power seat switch.
When I tow I watch the fuel gauge and when it reaches 3/4 full
I turn the switch on and let the good times roll.

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