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Old 11-02-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
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Should I add transfer tank with factory 34 gal

Hi All,


I've been considering a fuel transfer tank in addition to my factory 34 gallon tank. I was wondering how many people that have a similar size factory tank have opted one way or the other. I'm on the fence considering that I'd have to stop to transfer fuel, so why not just buy some. Lot's of pros and cons either way, cost being one of them.


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Old 11-02-2018, 07:36 PM   #2
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I have a 30 gal in bed, takes up 8". Have had for 12 years and have move between three trucks. At this point I have three friends that I travel with do the same thing after traveling with me. It just make life easier.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:59 PM   #3
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I replaced my stock tank with a larger Titan tank. It's great to have a little more fuel on board.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:07 PM   #4
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We have done fine with our stock tanks and have not felt the need for an auxillery. But if you feel the need, go for it.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #5
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If you live in an area of high fuel cost and you can find a deal from time to time then the extra tank would have value for me. We've full timed for 8 years now with the standard 31 gallon dodge tank and have never had an issue. My bladder is only good for half a tank so I'm stopping anyway. I also don't want that much weight I don't need.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:03 PM   #6
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I have the same problem as DQDick with having to stop!
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:04 AM   #7
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titan is the way to go. about $2000 installed. if you the money, why not
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:08 AM   #8
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I have a 48 gallon stock tank. Aux/transfer tank with electric valve wired to uplifter switch is on wish list. DW is good for 1.5 -3 hours. Added range would give greater choice on where I would have to stop.

Now we were retired and travel at a more leisure pace it would move down on the list.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:25 AM   #9
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Adding an aux fuek tank may put your TV over that dratted yellow 'B' pillar sticker max weight. I tow a wee bit over that sticker now. Adding a second tank would put me way over (diesel weighs almost 7 lb/gallon)
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:26 AM   #10
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I have 60 gallon in bed tank with electric pump and nozzle. e stop at rest areas as needed and I fill the truck tank there. Get too your destination and refill all tanks and ready for the next day.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:31 AM   #11
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Adding an aux fuek tank may put your TV over that dratted yellow 'B' pillar sticker max weight. I tow a wee bit over that sticker now. Adding a second tank would put me way over (diesel weighs almost 7 lb/gallon)
DUALLY! DUALLY! DUALLY!

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Old 11-03-2018, 06:59 AM   #12
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We started our FT chapter yesterday. I replaced the stock Ram 30 gal tank with a Titan 60 gal tank this past August. I am really happy with the increased range. Wish I had swapped out tanks much earlier.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:48 AM   #13
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I have the same problem as DQDick with having to stop!
That would depend on where you are traveling. in the lower 48, you'll probably never have an issue finding a place to refill so the bladder issue is not really relevant. But if you travel to Alaska carrying more fuel could well be the priority issue. Just sayin'.

I've investigated the Titan fuel tank swap for a RAM 3500HD DRW (our probable TV based on our research)... looks like a promising alternative. 55 gals(about 50 usable) vs 32 in the stock tank. Price competitive. More bed space is a plus.

As has already been said, if you have the budget for it and the need for your application, it seems worthwhile. FWIW.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:04 AM   #15
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I swapped my OEM tank for a 70 gallon tank from Transfer Flow...didn't lose any bed space and it uses all the OEM gauges.

https://www.transferflow.com/
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:12 AM   #16
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We are in no hurry and distance traveled is not a issue. We stop every 200/250 miles and stretch and fuel.We have not had a problem anywhere since 2006. If you feel you want or need one get it.
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:29 AM   #17
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Thanx for all the replies.


I think experience will be "my" best teacher. Weight is an issue along with cost. I to have to stop every two or three hours for the dogs and stretch my legs. I had a blood clot a while back from sitting way too long. I like the idea of having enough reserve to pick my fuel stops, but there has to be a trade off. A spare 5 gal can for now


Thanx again


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Old 11-03-2018, 11:18 AM   #18
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My destinations often seem to be about 5 gallons farther than my fuel tank. So I now carry two 5 gallon cans in the truck. Just in case.

On another note, a low fuel gauge while traveling thru crowded cities and the memory of backing out of a fuel station justifies the weight.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:30 PM   #19
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Ok be careful as there is a big difference between a transfer tank and an auxiliary tank. The laws for each are very different. A transfer tank must have a pump to pump the fuel to the main tank not so with an auxiliary tank. At least in AZ the auxiliary tank can be gravely flow into the main tank. I paid $650.00 for a 40 gallon tank a whole lot less than $2,000.00 but I have a long bed F350.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:05 PM   #20
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A 5 gallon container and a siphon hose does the job for me. I have only needed to use it maybe once every two years. Auxiliary tanks seem a little pricey!
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