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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:50 am 
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TransferFlow offers:
•In-bed auxiliary fuel tank systems operate with Transfer Flow's patented TRAX-II® operating system
•TRAX-II® dash-mounted LCD displays fuel levels of stock fuel tank, auxiliary fuel tank, and total gallons on board vehicle
•TRAX-II® transfers fuel automatically from the in-bed fuel tank to the stock fuel tank
This option is only available for certain truck models.

This system is quite different, and more expensive, from the transfer tanks some of the responders are talking about. TransferFlow also offers the refueling tanks. Transfer Flow offers the most rugged and innovative refueling tanks on the market and is the first to have received DOT approval (Special Permit # E-11911) for the transport of both gasoline and diesel, as well as other combustible and flammable fuels.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:08 am 
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I have been looking for an aux. tank for my truck since has only 26 gal and I get 7 mpg. The only manufactures I have been able to find are ATI tanks and KSH tanks. They have gas aux. tanks that are legal. Problem is they are not cheap. You have to put an electric fuel pump them. KSH I think has an automatic setup for theirs.

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I was just quoted $909 for a TF 50 gallon tank to replace the OEM tank without losing the spare tire. Installer said I only get a 19 x 19 height/depth in-bed option because of the length of the hitch and where it sits in the bed. I think I might do both.

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BCM you have a diesel - right? Getting a gas aux tank is harder to find. The Transfer Flow for my truck with shipping is $1500 for 30 gal. The ATI tank was quoted to me for about $800 and I still have to install an electric fuel pump to pump the gas into my truck's tank.

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I do. I'm seriously considering getting the 50 gallon replacement tank, plus an in-bed tank. I do need to get everything current weighed to see where I stand. I would love to add airbags, but that may just mask an overweight issue.

I have a few weeks before my next trip, so I will be working on that once this snowstorm is history.

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BCM wrote:
I do. I'm seriously considering getting the 50 gallon replacement tank, plus an in-bed tank. I do need to get everything current weighed to see where I stand. I would love to add airbags, but that may just mask an overweight issue.

I have a few weeks before my next trip, so I will be working on that once this snowstorm is history.


50 gallons will take you 500 miles which should be adequate. I agree you need to do something to increase you capacity but I'm not sure you need both. I have a 35 gallon tank and I can go as far as I care to with just one additional fill up once I leave home base.
With a 50 gallon tank you can travel 1000 miles with one refill. I agree more capacity would allow you to travel even farther but 500 miles is more than adequate.
Don't over do it, your current small tank maybe clouding your judgement.
Go with the 50 gallon and you'll be fine. If you were full timing and criss crossing the country more than 50 gallons may have appeal. But for your current style 50 gallons will be a drastic improvement vs. your current limited capacity

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You're assuming ten miles per gallon. I wasn't smart (spelled 'didn't care') on the Florida run. For that, I figured the kid wanted to do it, and I wanted to make it happen for him. I stopped every 2 1/2 hours or so... I'm guessing that was about 200 miles, if that... Though you do bring up a good point... Go with the 50 gallon, and then increase the storage if I need it. I have a lot of long range trips coming up...

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With your 26 gallon tank I imagine you can go 200 miles or so before you need fuel.
200 miles is nothing. Refilling every 200 would get old real fast.
However going 500 is a big difference.500/65 mph=7.69 hours.
I'm sure you will want to stop for something before you reach the 7 hour mark!
My prior tow vehicle had a stock 44 gallon tank which was awesome. I feel cheated with my current 35 gallon tank. I would be thrilled with 50 gallon capacity.
(well maybe I'd loose the thrill when paying at the pump) LOL
50 gallons is really a decent figure, gives you great range without compromising your bed space. You will work hard to drive an entire 50 gallon tank without stopping.

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$4.00 gallon x 50=$200.00
$200.00 fill ups would be crossing into uncharted territory!
I complain enough at $140.00 fill ups

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My last truck had 45 main tank and I had an 80 gal tank in the bed (it was there when I bought the truck) so I had 125 gal total and I sure did not like filling it up in 2010 now it would be 120 x $4.00 = $480, I would really be shocked by paying for that fill up. Make me happy than I only have a 50 gal tank to fill. I get around 11 MPG and very rarely drive over 400 miles a day, so if you leave with a full tank I don't have to fill up on the drive, but I still stop about every 2 hours to stretch make a potty break and usually find a geocache.

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"BCM" and "dewatkins": 100+ gallons is a lot of fuel.

x2 on Lantley's comments on Daily limits. I am new at this so please feel free to correct me. I too get about 7 MPG towing, sometimes less!! I put the 45 gallon replacement "Gas" tank on my 07 Chevy because I wanted to save my bed space for other things.

Even on the cross country trips you've got overnight stops. At Wal-Mart for instance or other CG, I drop the trailer and find the nearest Murphy USA. Usually on the other side of the parking lot. Top off the fuel and I am ready to go another daily leg of the trip. And I don't drag the rig through the pumps.

I am looking at a 2014 Chevy Diesel, and last I checked, Transfer Flow has a 65 Gallon diesel replacement tank for that truck. That ought to be enough for my use.

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