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Old 12-03-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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Transfer Flow Tanks

I saw these words used in a post. Are we talking a fuel tank in the bed that feeds into the trucks main tank without any pumps etc? I have seen one that did this but didn't get a chance to learn how it worked. I am interested and any help or advise about them will be appreciated.
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:32 PM   #2
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Cyrus, here is the transfer Flow website:
http://www.transferflow.com/

I just quickly looked at this site and didn't see an explaination, but it should get you started.


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Old 12-04-2006, 01:03 AM   #3
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Cyrus. Transfer Flo makes both types of tanks. The ones that replace the original tank and the ones in cases in the bed of the truck. We chose the 45 gal replacement tank that is made for our truck. We have had it on for over a year and think it is great. There is no sag with the extra weight and the extra capacity is a piece of mind when traveling the back roads and diesel fuel is limited. I use the case in the bed to carry an extra 5 gal just in case. The rest of the case is full of chocks, grease, and a compressor for tires.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:32 AM   #4
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I have the Transfer Flow 'in-bed' fifty gallon auxillary tank, it pumps into the main tank automatically. I love it!
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:54 AM   #5
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I have the in-bed transfer flow 60 gallon tank. I am not sure I understand how it works but there is a ball valve in the adapter that goes into the main tank fill line. I works great and I love the extra capacity.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:31 AM   #6
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Dick, do you have to manually transfer fuel? I know I could mess that one up!!
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:46 AM   #7
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illapah, The transfer is done automaticly. There is a valve that you can shut to stop the transfer if you want to. I installed the system my self and it took about 30 min. It is very simple to install.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:22 AM   #8
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Not to hijack the thread, my factory installed unit has an in-cab readout that displays fuel. Do you have that and, I don't think that I have a shut off valve (at least I don't know of one).

I have to pull the fuse out of the display to prevent fuel transfer.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:31 AM   #9
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I do not have an in-cab readout showing how much fuel is in the in-bed tank. There is an indicator on the tank that I look at when ever I stop. If the main tank fuel gage starts to go down then you know the in-bed tank is empty. When this happens, I still have 38 gallons of fuel which gives me time to start looking for diesel.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:30 AM   #10
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I also have the 50 gallon auxilary tank in the bed of the truck with the in-cab digital read out. It works great! I filled both tanks a few months back ($197.00 for 95 gallons) and what I like about the auxiliary tank is that it maintains about the same amount of fuel on both tanks. I originally thought that once the main tank got close to empty the auxilary pump would start transfering fuel to the main. What it actually does is transfer fuel to the main tank everytime you use 5 gallons of fuel on the main. The auxilary pump balances the amount of fuel between the two tanks.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:05 PM   #11
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Transfer Flow also makes replacement tanks that go under the truck. Having an older Ford with two tanks we replaced the originals with a 40 gal. front and a 31 gal. rear. allowing us to keep our spare tire (it hangs about 4 in. lower). Just a note of caution, some states do not allow a gravity feed from an in bed tank to your original tank. It has to be pumped. I've heard a real stiff fine if caught. Don't know for sure but just what I've heard. Maybe someone else has more info on that. Transfer Flow's website has some info there too.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:25 AM   #12
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I had the 45 Gal, "underbelly" tank installed, which replaces the 26 Gal OEM. Did not want to give up the room in bed for fuel. The readout on the dash works the same way. Will not always fill it (weight), but can if need be. Transfer Flow is, supposedly, the only totally legal fuel replacement tank system on the market, at least thats what they say.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:03 AM   #13
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I don't know if they are the only 'legal' tank but they do put a sticker on your vehicle stating that it is approved and legal.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:18 PM   #14
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For those of you who have the tranfer flow tank readout in your cab, have you had problems with accuracy of Trac II? I read on their website forum that it has been a problem giving an accurate reading due to oem computer chip set to read capacity of oem tank. I am thinking about getting one for my 2500HD Silverado. Thanks.

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Old 12-05-2006, 01:57 PM   #15
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I think the Trac II is only for gasoline?? I am not sure.

anyway, my readout seems accurate.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:09 PM   #16
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OK, I had to go look at the site. I do have the Trax II. the website states that for 05 & 06 Ford Trucks, the OEM guage only reads the fuel in the main tank. That is OK with me as I can see the total fuel on the dash mounted readout.

What I was thinking was the gas version will compute mpg.........
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:18 PM   #17
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I just had the 50 gal in the bed installed with the trax in the cab.The trax lets you know how much is each tank keeping them equal and also giving a total gal readout.This was installed in a gm pickup with a duramax diesel.
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quote: garyka Posted - Dec 06 2006 : 12:18:44 AM
I just had the 50 gal in the bed installed with the trax in the cab.The trax lets you know how much is each tank keeping them equal and also giving a total gal readout.This was installed in a gm pickup with a duramax diesel.
If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay? Where did you have it installed? Was it just the tank or toolobox/tank combo?

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Old 12-06-2006, 02:51 AM   #19
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Don, When I had mine installed it was about $1200. I had it done at the factory in Chico, CA. That is where I would recommend. BTW, if you do go to the factory, they have a deal with the local Holiday Inn for reduced rates and free taxi from/to hotel to factory. Install is one day.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:45 AM   #20
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Illapah, thanks for the information, I am thinking about going with the 30 gal/toolbox combo, since I have a shortbed on the Chevy.

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