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WannaBeRVing

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2019, 07:02:55 PM »
The first year we were full time in our fiver our small tank on our F350 made some planning interesting out west.  We never had any issues but I found I had to run my tank lower than I wanted to.  Started looking at options.  Didn't want to spend a ton of money.  Didn't want to consistently haul an extra 150 to 250 pounds of weight when not needed.  Plus I didn't want to give up any more room in my PU bed than I had to.

Ended up using four 5-gallon diesel cans with easy-pour spouts.  They fit nicely in my tool box and I only filled them when I knew the extra capacity was going to be needed.


I'm also looking at adding fuel capacity and like this option because of payload limits and cost.  Are there no safety concerns with the tanks in the bed of your truck?  Or do you keep it in the storage area of your RV?

1blue78

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2019, 09:31:36 AM »


I'm also looking at adding fuel capacity and like this option because of payload limits and cost.  Are there no safety concerns with the tanks in the bed of your truck?  Or do you keep it in the storage area of your RV?


There are no safety concerns if you are using approved storage tanks.  It will be a PITA pouring from the fuel tanks though - in bed aux tank is way easier and if you don't want to pack around extra weight when you don't need it, don't fill it.  I always fill from the aux tank into my main tank.  This keeps the fuel in the aux tank fresh and since I have a water blocker filter on the line coming from my aux tank I get clean fuel in my main tank.
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Warboar

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2020, 01:59:53 AM »
I have thought about adding an aux. tank but with my Ford I now have a 48 gallon fuel tank and it does just fine.  With my RAM and the 30 gallon tank I was wanting the aux. tank but with the short bed I just didn't have the room for my hitch or if I wanted to put one of my 4wheelers up in the bed.  I could do the aux. tank in the Ford but I just don't see the need at this point in time.  If things were to change and I was spending more time on the road then yeah I would certainly consider it.   

dufferDave

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2020, 12:24:36 AM »

There are no safety concerns if you are using approved storage tanks.  It will be a PITA pouring from the fuel tanks though - in bed aux tank is way easier and if you don't want to pack around extra weight when you don't need it, don't fill it.  I always fill from .........

I like the option and flexibility of having some extra gas, and I use a couple 5-gal plastic tanks also. I don't like using the pour spouts, though, to xfer from those tanks into the RV's gas port, so I have a HF gasoline transfer pump/stick (costs like $8, runs on two D-cells) that I can rest a 5-gal tank on the RV's rear bumper and squirt the gas cleanly into the RV.


Gizmo

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2020, 12:51:14 PM »
I bit the bullet and brought my truck in to have a Titan 55-gallon replacement tank installed.  Can't wait to have the extended range, especially since we will be heading to Alaska late spring.
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Lynx0849

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2020, 05:37:45 PM »
I bit the bullet and brought my truck in to have a Titan 55-gallon replacement tank installed.  Can't wait to have the extended range, especially since we will be heading to Alaska late spring.

I look forward to hearing how it goes. Where are you having it done?
My truck is only the 66 bed so I think can only get a smaller tank than yours. Next will be a dually which I think is only an 8 bed if crew cab.

I wonder how the electronics will learn the tank capacity for estimating remaining range? Maybe it is a service computer setting that can be changed?
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Gizmo

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2020, 09:41:22 PM »
I look forward to hearing how it goes. Where are you having it done?
My truck is only the 66 bed so I think can only get a smaller tank than yours. Next will be a dually which I think is only an 8 bed if crew cab.

I wonder how the electronics will learn the tank capacity for estimating remaining range? Maybe it is a service computer setting that can be changed?

Back from having the tank installed it went well only hiccup is when I went to fill up the tank and the pump stopped at $100.00, so had to run a second fill to completely fill it up.  I also purchased and had a tank bash plate that Titan offers.  I had it installed by Vision Diesel Performance in Aurora, OR near where we are currently located.  They install all kinds of diesel products and accessories and I believe also perform regular maintenance and repair services, I found them from the Titan website under dealer locator.  There is no adjustment for the fuel gauge to read correctly.
Regards, Bruce, Lin An, Kenji & Suki
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steveblonde

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2020, 07:07:20 AM »
Back from having the tank installed it went well only hiccup is when I went to fill up the tank and the pump stopped at $100.00, so had to run a second fill to completely fill it up.  I also purchased and had a tank bash plate that Titan offers.  I had it installed by Vision Diesel Performance in Aurora, OR near where we are currently located.  They install all kinds of diesel products and accessories and I believe also perform regular maintenance and repair services, I found them from the Titan website under dealer locator.  There is no adjustment for the fuel gauge to read correctly.

Titan makes a great product ive sold lots of them - my current Ford has a 181 liter tank which is 47.8 US gallons. you will love the extra range especially when some place are more expensive than others . Congrats
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Gizmo

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2020, 08:50:45 AM »
Titan makes a great product ive sold lots of them - my current Ford has a 181 liter tank which is 47.8 US gallons. you will love the extra range especially when some place are more expensive than others . Congrats

Good to know and thanks.  I am really looking forward to that extra range, especially for our upcoming trip to Alaska and because of our travels in the west.
Regards, Bruce, Lin An, Kenji & Suki
2015 Ram Big Horn 3500 CC Cummins TD Dually 3:73 Gears & AISIN Tranny
2019 Grand Design Solitude 310GK-R