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Old 08-23-2009, 03:57 PM   #15
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Will agree with some of your statements, only because it is impossible to carry more weight and NOT reduce fuel economy and payload capacity. But in the 350/450 I have used the tank in, any mileage decrease was negligible (60 gal = 420lbs) and payload is not a problem running solo, and in the 450, I am still ok loaded. As to moisture, I have never had the WIF light come on--and I change filters at 40-50k miles--sometimes much longer. It is not a storage tank, as it HAS to be used when it has fuel in it due to gravity feed. I run it empty about 50% of the time unless I notice a real good bargain in price. No one that I know of who has one of these tanks has had a moisture problem--aluminum doesn't rust/corrode in presence of diesel. If it were a steel tank, that could be a problem.
It is extremely helpful to start a long trip with enough fuel to preplan where to take on more, and when towing my 17K trailer, 38 gallons wouldn't last long enough to suit me. Then while set up in a CG, much easier to take on fuel without the trailer.
I have had the tank for over 90000 miles driving, and have saved enough to pay for the tank cost.

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:16 PM   #16
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we have had our 55 gal inbed tank since March of 05 and it is the best idea we ever had. I get as good of mileage as others so I don't feel it makes any difference to us.

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:52 AM   #17
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I have had this Transflow 30 gallon tank/toolbox on the last two trucks. Yes I do save a few pennies but the cost was around $1,500. I ran with out it and not the savings but where I can get in. Some places that have diesel don't have room for the truck and trailer. With a tag along we had I had to go in a Wal-Mart once as I was almost out. It was a very tight fit getting in and out. I can now run around 500 miles with out worrying about fuel.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:05 AM   #18
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I've been using the same steel tank from a farm supply store for about 10 years, was originally 110 gals, but had to change the bottom to fit in my Power Stroke, so now it's at 105 gals. It paid for itself on our first trip to Alaska, we filled up in Alberta and ran all the way to Tok AK, fuel was much higher in the BC and Yukon, at that time over a dollar a liter, in AK in was around $1.50 a gallon. I can run a thousand miles or more and then find fuel at a reasonable price. It's a gravity flow with the line going into the regular filler neck, when the fuel guage moves it's time to worry about finding some fuel.

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