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Old 11-22-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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Was it worth it?

I have asked over the last few weeks several questions about installing an auxiliary fuel tank on my pickup. Now I have to make up my mind. My question to the one's that have done this.
After everything is said and done do you feel like it was worth the price?
we only plan to travel to Alaska once and maybe an additional trip out west from the east coast once.
seems like a lot of money just to save a few cents on a gallon of fuel. I could use a full size tool box more.
before I spend the money show me the pros to doing this.

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Old 11-22-2014, 02:27 PM   #2
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What size is your tank now? I used a Titan replacement tank in my 2007 GMC that increased my fuel capacity from 26 to 52 gal. This allowed us to choose when we needed fuel. We took one trip from Tennessee to Washington State and had no problems fueling as needed. I just noticed when I went to Titan site that they have new options for fuel tanks that were not available when I purchased mine.

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Old 11-22-2014, 02:38 PM   #3
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When we had our truck and camper set up, I had the extra tanks and would do it again. I ended up with a little over 60 gallons total that I could carry. It was nice just to have and we did alot of desert camping (dirt bikes ect) I never really needed to worry about topping off when we left the main highways ect. I thought it was worth it.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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Is it worth it? That's purely a personal decision. I doubt one could actually make a purely economic justification for an auxiliary fuel tank. That said, I've had auxiliary tanks on nearly all my pickups since 1977. I like the options that the added fuel range provides.

I always installed my own tanks and most were set up to transfer fuel into the truck's fuel tank via an electric pump.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:05 AM   #5
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Yes, worth every penny...not to have to refuel everyday or worry about where the next fuel was located.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:18 AM   #6
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While traveling the lower 48, I have never needed an auxiliary fuel tank. However, the piece of mind that it provides to me is, as they say, priceless. From a purely convenient perspective, we can come into a camp site late in the day and drop the camper. If we're out touring, I have the added flexibility of getting fuel on my schedule, not necessarily my OEM tank's schedule. I would never be without one, but we travel long distances. It was said before, it's very much a personal preference. If your camping only takes you a couple hundred miles from home, maybe it's not worth the cost. BTW, I have a toolbox/tank combo. There are two negatives that I can attribute to an aux. tank. Leaves and dirt collect behind the tank and depending upon what size tank you have, a bed cover may not fit.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:30 AM   #7
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We installed an extra 40 gallon tank to supplement the 40 gallon tank in the truck.

It is definitely worth while. I found that many areas we travelled in did not have really convenient fueling stations. I have had to wiggle in and back out of a number of them. Was inconvenient.

With the extra tank I still encounter that same types of issue with some service stations but only half of the time. In many instances I am able to pass some of the more difficult stations and fuel where it is much more convenient.

Also with the longer range have been able to plan ahead for better fuel prices.

Had our extra tank built in Lake Havasu at KSH marine. Fully functional tank with pump and gauge so all I have is a switch on the dash. Took a day to build and install. Had one minor issue with the fuel sender and they promptly replaced it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:17 PM   #8
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I put a 48 gal tank in back in 07 and would not be without one. I don't just use it for traveling but use it to fill my garden tractor and other gas engines. I now use it also to fill our motor home so I don't have to run it to a gas station before a trip.

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