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Old 04-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #29
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18" high + 2.5" for fill neck and sending unit is going to cause problems with a lot of canister covers--that puts it at 20.5" and most beds are 19" high. Definitely would not work with the Retrax.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #30
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Here is one for the roll tops. I have the Roll-N-Lock and i and thinking of getting one, The bottom part of the tank slides under the roll up and the high front is in front of it but you still have room for your hitch this looks like a Roll-N-Lock in the pic. Click on the pic then it will zoom.
45 gallon auxiliary tank for roll top bed cover by ATTA, Inc.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:51 PM   #31
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18" high + 2.5" for fill neck and sending unit is going to cause problems with a lot of canister covers--that puts it at 20.5" and most beds are 19" high. Definitely would not work with the Retrax.
No, it is 15" tall x 18" wide x 60" long and the Fill neck/cap & sending unit cover add 2.5" to height of tank makes the total 17.5" tall.
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"There are plenty of choices for aux fuel tanks--Transferflow, Titan, RDS aluminum, ATTA and others. In bed and under frame replacements, your choice.
I use a 60gal tank/toolbox in the bed of my 450 and it fits under my Retrax cover. It gravity feeds to the main tank without problems, and clears my Companion hitch easily.
Having the extra tank helps in filling up when camped without the fiver, and also finding lower prices along the tow route. And, if I did not have it, would be looking for fuel at the 250 mile range when towing.
Total cost for my tank was around $700, I have had it in 2 duallys and it has more than paid for itself.
Stay away from uncoated-inside steel tanks, or go for aluminum. And you should probably have an inline filter on it.
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I got a 450 too where did you buy yours @ $700?
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Northern Tool, but that was in '08. Haven't checked them lately, but they still offer them.
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2 Stroker--
I must have read something wrong. But the pic shows the sending unit sticking up above the bed bulkhead...
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Realize that the install tank will have some weight to it, and 80 gallons of diesel weighs about 575 pounds. That shouldn't be a big deal with your dually, but lots of folks cannot haul that much extra fuel along with the hitch weight of a big 5er without busting the weight limits of their tow vehicle.
First idea would be leave wife home to swap weight, but she isn't even that heavy
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Aux. Tank RDS

Made my first trip to Hocking Hills state forest and the DW asked what I was grinning about and I replied we still have a full tank.
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Now you know...2nd best thing to having the full tank is being able to choose where you fill up WITHOUT the trailer.
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WHY??? Spend $1,000.00 for an extra tank. Always in the way ect ect. Been all over usa, canada and alaska. Never been more than 150 miles between fuel stations. My range is 350 miles towing. OK, if you own Diesel heavy equipment that needs refueled daily in the field , there is a valid reason to have an auxillary fuel tank.
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Kind of thought that WHY was answered in previous posts...
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My truck came with a 26 gallon tank. My auxillary is a 36 gallon and is only 9" front to back and fits at the front of the bed. I can fill up both tanks in Idaho and much reduced prices and drive home and even back to Idaho with ease. It saves me from buying the high priced spread in Washington. Gasbuddy on my smart phone helps me find the best prices even it is down the road somewhere. And my tank did not cost me anywhere near $1000. I purchased a gravity feed kit from Northern tools, a 12 volt solenoid valve and a can of red-kote to restore a used tank with some slight bottom rust issues and I am still under $200 total.
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KOTR36,
If you have a Ford truck '08 or later, suggest you change the fuel filters often--newer Fords intolerant of rust particles. If you have been running the tank for quite a while without problems, then congrats on a neat inexpensive option.
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Wingnut,
I had a filter on it before I did the Red-kote treatment. My truck has a duramax engine. I used chains in the bottom of the tank to dislodge the rust. I attached a small chord that hung out of the fill opening and just rocked the tank back and forth over a fulcrum (tetter totter style) and then flushed the tank and used some purple power in water to remove the oil in the tank, then dried it and put in a quart of Red-kote. It seals the rust under a flexible coating.
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