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Old 11-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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In-bed fuel tanks for pickups

Apparently home-made fuel tanks are not legal. Homemade fuel tank in pickup bed brings arrest.
There is a new alternative to a heavy steel or aluminum in-bed fuel tank. Titan in-bed fuel tank.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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He is stupid.
Removed vin, wrong plates, and making a tank for that much fuel? and you're assuming that it being home made is illegal. Probably the amount of it.
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HERE is a good explanation of regulations governing in-bed fuel tanks.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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Rusty,
TF only lists that their tanks comply with all rules...and I appreciate the notes for the links.
Here are the DOT rules: Liquid fuel tanks. - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

I have not read thru them completely, but I believe that for DIESEL tanks, the rules are not as tough as gasoline tanks. I think there is a liquid weight limit that governs how much extra diesel you can carry without being placarded.
There are lots of over-the-road trucks that tow vehicles for a living and they almost all have the 100gal L tanks in the bed.
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Many over at another forum I visit infrequently have the titans because the CC's only have a 26 gallon tank (probably to limit weight, so you can ride in it and not be over gvw )
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Rather than go for a in-bed tank I purchased a 60 Gal replacement tank from aerotanks.com and had them install it.
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WINGNUT60,

The reason for the 100 gal limit is because anything greater than that and the driver must have a CDL with a hazardous material endorsement. There are exceptions for saddle tanks on large trucks, but a as a general rule of thumb, if it's equal to or over 110 gallons you are now considered a shipper for a bulk hazardous material. There are also annual testing procedures for the bulk vessel that have to be complied with.
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BirdDoggin,
Thanks. I thought there was some rule about weight/capacity in place. Do you happen to know how that breaks down regarding OEM tank + aux tank? Do they figure all together? Or does the OEM tank not count?
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