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Old 08-23-2016, 11:19 AM   #15
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Look around and you will find many tank options. Like others have said got the hitch in place and see how much room you have. Then figure our how many extra gallons you want. When we had our 5th wheel I had an 84 gallon l shaped tank and loved it. Used pump to transfer fuel while on the road.

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Old 08-24-2016, 06:41 PM   #16
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I have a 62 gallon Titan in stalled so I still have full use of the bed. Works great. We travel up to 500 miles per day and fill up once
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:22 PM   #17
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Have a short bed put a 48 gal transfer flo in front of bed works great ?auto fill at half shuts off at three quarters. No problems had over 2 yrs.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:57 PM   #18
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I never needed one. I only have about a two hour bladder. So if I'm stopping anyway I might just as well make the stop be a gas station.😁😁
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:35 PM   #19
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I have the RDS 51 gallon combo in my 6.5' Chevy bed. I've used both Pullrite 2900 and TrailerSaver BD3 (on Simple Slider) hitches behind it. Plenty of room. As a side note, I'm about to pull out the Simple Slider because I've never actually had to use it.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:08 AM   #20
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I have an RDS tank in my 2013 Ram Cummins. It's 63 gallons and transfers to the main tank at the filler. It has an auto shut up to prevent overflow. Real simple plug and play.




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Old 08-26-2016, 02:36 PM   #21
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Talking RDS 37 gallon tank

I have a 2013 GMC 3500 Diesel short bed and put the 37 gallon gravity tank in and I also have a Curt Q20 manual slider in the bed. The tank is flat and I have room on the top of it to put my rug. We went to Alaska from FL in 2014 via Az. The problem with any tank is the cost to fill them. The thing we would do on our trip was set up camp then go sight seeing and while disconnected from the 5th wheel get fuel. A whole lot easier than trying to find a station that the 5th wheel can navigate safely......
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:00 PM   #22
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I never needed one. I only have about a two hour bladder. So if I'm stopping anyway I might just as well make the stop be a gas station.😁😁
With my small OEM tank, We are at the mercy of the fuel stops along the way. Fuel prices on our last trip varied greatly, from $1.97 in Mesa Arizona, to well over $2.40 through New Mexico. Part of my reasoning for the big tank (besides all the fuel stops) is that I can "shop" to get better fuel prices and not have to pay the big prices along the way.
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Plus, you carry your own bathroom along with you so you can stop anywhere for that. No need to have to fuel up every time you drain your bladder. You can simply pull off the side of the road for that.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:06 PM   #24
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The replacement tank maybe the way for you to go. I've looking into that for my truck and, when funds are available, will be getting a 60 gal tank to replace my 34 gal factory tank. Then I want a 100 gal in bed tank. Yea yea in know overkill. But so are my future truck plans.
I've been considering this wondering about the cost/benefit ratio.

For example: I could see the cost/benefit being good for going from 34 to 60 almost doubling the size of the tank. Then I could also see the cost/benefit of of adding the 100Gal tank more than doubling the fuel capacity (almost tripling). But if I started by adding the 100Gal tank giving me 134Gal, would it be cost effective to then replace the 34Gal tank with the 60Gal?
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I never needed one. I only have about a two hour bladder. So if I'm stopping anyway I might just as well make the stop be a gas station.����
I think the major benefit of extra fuel is cost savings from filling up in cheaper areas and getting as little as necessary in more expensive areas. (Or during peak cost periods.) I can't see anyone going a thousand miles without several piddle breaks, which I'd prefer to do at a rest stop or even side of the road than at a gas station. If you're a long hauler you can cover many more miles in one day with only a single fill stop or if you're the slow migration type RVer you can go a month or more without a stop. I'd rather do one longish stop than 5+ short ones. There's also the benefit of being able to syphon a bunch of fuel off your CG neighbors while they're out hiking or kayaking. (Just seeing if anyone was still reading. )
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My reason for installing a transfer tank is both cost savings and convenience. When I'm towing, the stations with the cheapest fuel are typically difficult to access with trailer attached. 130 gallons will easily take me any where I need or want to go. Dropping the trailer and then searching out the cheapest source is much much easier. And some places, like the Big Sur, diesel can be tough to find.

And Squantobon, do you prefer the mint flavored diesel or the strawberry?
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And Squantobon, do you prefer the mint flavored diesel or the strawberry?
I'm all natural.
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You may want to check w/Aero Tanks. I replaced my 28 gallon tank w/a 55 gallon tank. They may have a direct replacement for your year. Good luck.
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