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Old 02-20-2005, 02:59 AM   #1
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I picked up my new 2500HD D-max truck last week. The ONLY thing I am disappointed in is the fuel tank size. Although it gets great mileage for a truck this size, I would like a little more range in order to shop fuel prices.
Does anyone have any insight into a simple system for an extra 20-30 gallons ? I dont want a huge tank in the bed of the truck and I am not looking for anything too elaborate. Just wondering if there is anything out there that isnt too costly. Install isnt a problem, can do that myself.

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Old 02-20-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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I picked up my new 2500HD D-max truck last week. The ONLY thing I am disappointed in is the fuel tank size. Although it gets great mileage for a truck this size, I would like a little more range in order to shop fuel prices.
Does anyone have any insight into a simple system for an extra 20-30 gallons ? I dont want a huge tank in the bed of the truck and I am not looking for anything too elaborate. Just wondering if there is anything out there that isnt too costly. Install isnt a problem, can do that myself.

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Old 02-20-2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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Try this web site, they have replacement tanks that hold more, toolbox tank combos and more.


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Old 02-21-2005, 04:25 AM   #4
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I have a 30 gallon Transflow tank in the bed and love it. The tool box on top of it comes in handy. The short bed GM trucks with 26 gallon tanks is not enough. I can now go over 500 miles without a fillup but it expensive when I do stop
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Old 02-27-2005, 08:47 AM   #5
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Go by your nearest Tractor Supply company and take a look at their tanks .. resonable in price and you can get a mnaual hand pump to go with it
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Old 02-28-2005, 07:13 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Disney daddy:
I picked up my new 2500HD D-max truck last week. The ONLY thing I am disappointed in is the fuel tank size. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I had the same problem on my Dodge. Transfer flow makes replacement tanks for several vehicles. My truck, for example, there was a 54 gallon replacement tank made. I like to go where ever I need to go, then drop the trailer to refuel.

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Old 02-28-2005, 03:38 PM   #7
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Here is another replacement tank you might want to check out.

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And these tanks which fit behind the wheel wells.

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Here is another source.
http://www.rdsaluminum.com/
Excellent quality at a very good price.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:26 PM   #9
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Extra fuel capacity is always welcome. The limiting factor is how much fuel(plus the tank) can you haul without exceeding your trucks GVW while towing.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:01 PM   #10
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I bought three of those yellow 5 gallon fuel containers that read "Diesel" from Walmart for ~$7 each. Gives me an extra 15 gallons when needed.

I know, I know, I'm a cheapskate.

If I don't use it all on a trip I'll either pour them into my tractor or dump into the truck when I get home. Don't want to let them sit for several months, keep the fuel fresh so algae doesn't build up.
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Old 03-25-2005, 04:38 PM   #11
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I tend to think along the lines of Hitchhiker. Why pay all of that money for a fancy tank to hold some more fuel when a few jerry cans serve the same purpose....just not as convient.

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I installed the Supertank myself, in the stock location so you don't lose any bed space.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TXiceman:
I tend to think along the lines of Hitchhiker. Why pay all of that money for a fancy tank to hold some more fuel when a few jerry cans serve the same purpose....just not as convient.

Ken </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ken, I cannot believe you would be that sloppy and careless as to leave your wallet sitting in the bed of the truck. Let's see, 15 gallons times $X.XX/gallon - - wow, that's a lot of money.

When is all this foolishness over fuel prices going to stop?????
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Fiver Bob, they will be tied down with a cable and lock.....

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