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Old 11-06-2014, 10:53 AM
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Default In bed Diesel Auxiliary tank

Coming from gas vehicles all my life, I never noticed that NOT every gas station caries Diesel. As you may imagine, every time I'm running on fumes and need to refuel, every single fuel station I get into, does not carry diesel

So I would like to install and auxiliary diesel tank on the bed, connected to the main tank to get longer range before having to refuel.

I was wondering if is there a tank, brand or system that you guys would like best to have, and which ones to avoid...

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-06-2014, 11:04 AM
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Couldn't be happier with this one

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...0676_200370676
Old 11-06-2014, 11:16 AM
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I got rds 69 gallon tool box/ tank combo. Works great
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I meant 60 gallon
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30 Gallon Aluminum Fuel Tank 18x18x27 with steel Brackets
$100.00
Fuel Tanks for most medium & heavy duty trucks.
www.fleettruckparts.com/Fuel-Tanks

All you will have to do is figure a way to secure it in the bed.

28 gallon marine aluminum fuel tank E-Bay
$70.00

Used E-Bay
150 Gallon Aluminum semi truck Diesel Fuel Tank US $119.00
Free Local Pickup
Miami, Florida, United States

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https://www.transferflow.com/fuel-ta...lacement-tanks

This is what you need
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https://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks/in-bed

Or this one if you don't want to replace the OEM tank this one automatically feeds the stock tank when fuel gets low
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love my tank, over 1,000 mile range towing... bought from northern tool...




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Save the room in the bed and install a Titan fuel cell that replaces the stock tank
That's what I did , I carry 51 Gallo s diesel
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https://titanfueltanks.com
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
Coming from gas vehicles all my life, I never noticed that NOT every gas station caries Diesel. As you may imagine, every time I'm running on fumes and need to refuel, every single fuel station I get into, does not carry diesel

So I would like to install and auxiliary diesel tank on the bed, connected to the main tank to get longer range before having to refuel.

I was wondering if is there a tank, brand or system that you guys would like best to have, and which ones to avoid...

Thanks in advance.
Great idea but it wont solve your problem. Your problem seem to be that you don't fill up until the truck is almost empty. Adding an auxillary would only increase the time between fill ups, but with your behavior you would still be in dire need of fuel at that point.
Buy a 5 gallon jerry can and a siphon hose, and keep it in the bed of the truck that way you wont be temped to think of your emergency fuel as just part of the tank.

The auxillary tanks are great for guys who want to be able to go long distances without fillign up.
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that NOT every gas station caries Diesel.
In this day & age most navigation software allows you to search for the nearest/best priced diesel fuel...when I'm towing my 5'r....soon as I get close to 1/4 tank I start looking...GL
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Originally Posted by Dantilu View Post
I like this
Old 11-13-2014, 06:21 AM
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I had a similar problem with my VW TDI.
If you have a factory GPS you may be able to show gas stations that carry diesel.
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I have a 36 gallon auxiliary tank under my standard toolbox. This gives me a total of 57 gallons. I can go over 1000 miles empty and 500 miles pulling my boat.

Before I had to stop every 200 miles. That's a bitch when you're truck and trailer is over 60 feet long.

I really wanted to go with the Titan replacement tank but they didn't make one for my 2014 Dodge 3500 SRW.
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Is there a way for the in-bed tanks to dump fuel in the main tank without stopping? I like the titan, but that's expensive for just a convenience.
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My old one tapped into the filler neck, it kept the main tank full until aux ran out. info guage would read like 400 miles til empty forever until aux completly drained and main started going down.
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Originally Posted by sandytows View Post
Great idea but it wont solve your problem.
Let's see...

Your problem seem to be that you don't fill up until the truck is almost empty.
Kind of right... I fill up to the very neck every single time but I do not wait until is empty, as soon as is close to 1/4 I start looking for a gas station. Problem is that some times I'm on the run and out of time to fill up when I pass by the station, or the delivery tanker is just dumping fuel on the tanks and stirring all the crap, or there is this huge commercial truck filling up their 100 gallon tank on the only diesel pump available, or the 2 gasoline/diesel pump available are blocked by people filling gasoline, or the diesel pumps are not working, etc...

Adding an auxillary would only increase the time between fill ups, but with your behavior you would still be in dire need of fuel at that point.
EXACTLY!!!!! that is exactly what I;m trying to achieve.
If 1 tank last me 1 week, I have to be looking out for a gas station and a convenient time to do it 4 times a month.
If I can get a tank 4 times the size, I would only have to do the dance once a month.


Buy a 5 gallon jerry can and a siphon hose, and keep it in the bed of the truck that way you wont be temped to think of your emergency fuel as just part of the tank.

The auxillary tanks are great for guys who want to be able to go long distances without fillign up
I think hat that is exactly what I want to do...

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Hey!!! thanks for commenting... little corrections here and there from my perspective...
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Originally Posted by MayhemFT View Post
Is there a way for the in-bed tanks to dump fuel in the main tank without stopping? I like the titan, but that's expensive for just a convenience.
yes, thats why most of us have the auxiliary tanks... 89 gallon capacity total for my truck, over 1000 mile range towing... my last fill up was 10/1/14. and i will fill my truck on monday 11/17/14
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
Hey!!! thanks for commenting... little corrections here and there from my perspective...


FYI there are filters between the storage tanks and the pumps. I think the delivery truck thing is an old wives tale.
I used to drive an oil truck and I had a few customers who would insist that they had to shut off their boiler when I filled the tank and leave it off for a few hours after because of the sediment. Now you haven't seen sediment until you have cut open a 30year old oil tank. But of the 100+ deliveries I would do in a week I might get 1 guy who would insist he shut off the boiler first. well the other 99 people never had an issue, cuz there is a filter between the tank and boiler, and a crappy one at that.

I love old wives tales. I overheard a guy at the gas station saying that the skirts on tractor trailers aren't really there to increase fuel efficiency, they are their to prevent motorcycles from running under the trailer for excitement
I chuckle about that to this day.

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