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Old 12-16-2015, 10:05 PM   #15
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I have been using an auxiliary tank for 20 years.
My tank flows by gravity to the truck main tank through the fill tube.
I had to add a second line from the top of the fill tube to the top of my auxiliary tank to allow the air from the truck tank to vent off to the top of the auxiliary tank. The 2 tanks are connected as one and the truck filler cap is the only venting required. The auxiliary tank has a non vented cap. So no fumes collected above the fuel filler.
It takes about on hour to dump 22 gallons in the main tank when truck running or not.
I looked at the available auxiliary tank kits and to me they will not work properly. And using a pump will pressurise the truck tank and vent out the filler cap while the auxiliary tank will suck air to fill the void.
My system simply vent the truck tank in the auxiliary in a closed system.

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Old 12-17-2015, 12:12 AM   #16
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Well I'm happy to report that I am just now about four hours away from finishing up a 4000+ mile trip in the pick up. I have used to the tank the whole time with only one minor difficulty and that was when something was pinching the line going to the main tank. I remove the blockage and I've had no other problems with the tank it has worked wonderfully. So that means I have got the extra fuel problem taken care of now if I could just do something about making a bigger bladder I would have it made.

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Old 12-17-2015, 11:24 PM   #17
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It is a pretty good feeling when you can pick/choose where to fill up to best take advantage of fuel prices...and not just fill when the tank says 'DTE 100 miles'

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