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 Post subject: Need more gas storage
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:03 am 
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I have a F350 6.2L gasser and would like to increase my onboard fuel.
Does anyone make a larger tank that fit in place of the standard tank that comes with the truck??
I also see that most tanks are made for diesel fuel that go in the truck box area.
Any ideas on what I can do that would be safe storage for more gas.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:15 am 
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A number on this forum have auxiliary tanks fromTransfer Flow, Inc. - Aftermarket Fuel Tank Systems. The most popular is the 50 gallon in-bed auxiliary tank/lockable took box. The in-bed tank/lockable took boxes are between 37 and 50 gallons.

They produce in-bed auxiliary tanks between 37 gallons and 98 gallons.

There are other manufacturers that produce replacement tanks. Titan is one of these.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:54 pm 
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I used Transfer Flow http://www.transferflow.com/ to replace my 26 gal tank with a 50 gal and love it, the only thing I had to do was go to the dealer and have the computer changed to a 50 gal to get my display (Miles to empty mainly) corrected. It went from a plastic tank to a steel tank, I was in California so went to the factory in Chico and they had a special install for $100 at the factory.

I love it I can now go all day long without stopping for fuel instead of looking every 200 miles and needing at 250 miles and I did not loose any bed space and at the time I had a topper that I would have had to cut a hole in and figure out how to extend the neck. I do not know if they make one for gas or not you will have to check it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:33 pm 
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Titan tanks make replacements that don't waste your bed space.

https://titanfueltanks.com/

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There is no way I would put a tank in place of the spare tire, because then you will need to find a place for the spare to go, but that is my thought on it.

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We now have an after market 60 gallon Titon tank on our Dodge Ram 3500. Jim is happy we won't have to look for diesel every few hundred miles.

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Good thread. After making a 1000 mile run to Florida and needing to fuel up way too many times, relying on the shoddy signs on 95 and no Pilot being within range, I need a bigger tank. I'd like to get more than 2 1/2 to 3 hours out of a tank of gas.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:32 pm 
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With the Transfer-Flow 50 gallon tank/lockable tool box, we have 85 gallons of diesel at the start of the day. The fuel meter is not to good for the Transfer-Flow and we need to have it recalibrated. We just use the gallons used on the Chevie meters (fuel used, fuel left, mpg) as more accurate.

The Transfer-Flow does use up a lot of space in the bed but the hitch does a good job of taking up mosgt of the space anyway. The tool box has a lot of room for tools.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:44 pm 
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I purchased the Transfer Flow 45 gal. replacement tank for my 2007 Silverado Gasser. At the time, there was not a legal option for an in-bed gas tank, only diesel. I under stand they now have such an option. I really like my tank over the standard 26 gal tank; you may want to check it out. It is quiet heavy; I pre-arranged the install with a local accessory shop and had it shipped there. Upon delivery, Installed that afternoon.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:28 am 
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x2 on Transferflow. I have the 40 gallon tank/toolbox and have been totally happy with it. You said youhad a gasser, I would take a look at a bed tank. Our van is all wheel drive and doesn't have a spare, it is no fun waiting for the flatbed tow truck and then getting the tire fixed. 3 hours wasted. Guess how I know? :oops:Dave

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:20 pm 
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I replaced my oem tank with a 60 gallon from transfer flow, I just wish my Dodge dealer knew how to re-calibrate the computer to recognize the new tank size.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:27 am 
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With the in bed system... Do they all require manual transfer (spelled 'still needing to pull over') or are they automatically feeding the regular tank?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:38 am 
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I called Transferflow yesterday and they told me they did not have a option for my truck 2013 F350
All they had was a fuel transfer tank (in Box) and you still had to stop and pump it into the truck.
I wish they had something that increased the gallons onboard with out having to stop and manually fill.
What do you think??

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:55 am 
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I agree. Kind of defeats the purpose... If you have to stop anyway, might as well be at a gas station.

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Stopping in rest areas is usually easier than gas stations, at least for us... We do not currently have the room for an extra tank in our truck bed, and do not have the funds for a replacement Titan tank, so we carry 2 5gallon cans of diesel with us, to help stretch out our stops at fuel stations with the camper hooked up, and usually are able to make it to stop destination for the day, without stopping at a gas station.
So while having to manually fill from your truck bed, is not as convenient as an autofill unit, it may be good enough.??
You would still have the ability to stock-up on fuel at the best price that way.. for us when we travel, we have seen almost $1.00 per gallon difference in fuel prices, so you could theoretically make a return on your investment, if you travel enough, It just will not be as convenient..

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Agree that it does allow you to bypass more expensive gas stations, and would give you peace of mind that you aren't going to run out between stops. I had a gas Ford with dual tanks, and the tanks were plumbed into a valve, so I could select which tank to run off of. I think the fuel pump was after the selector valve, so it was a fairly straight forward setup. Wonder if you could install the tank now, then look into having it modded by someone else?
Did they give you a reason for not being able to plumb it in?

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