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Old 07-12-2011, 11:20 AM
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fuel tank question

im looking at an L-99 CC LB 4x2, is there room under the bed for a small secondary fuel tank? say 20 gallons give or take?

i need a tank other than the main one to transfer fuel from my 105 gallon L-tank on the go.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:01 AM
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There is room if you take out the spare tire. There is also a big space on either side just in front of the leaf sprint mounts but probably not enough room for 20 gal. I have a 3 gal air tank on the pass side in front of the leaf, and If the tank was built right, you might be able to put a 10 or 15 gal tank there.

I always thought this was an interesting tank.
RDS Vertical Diesel Fuel Transfer Tank — 45 Gallon, Model# 71083 | Auxiliary-Transfer Tanks | Northern Tool + Equipment

only 9 inches deep. Maybe you can put that in front of the L tank?
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:54 AM
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ill just have to go look at one i guess. i could pull fuel fmo my l-tank, but would prefer to transfter to something udner the bed. i could use more of the fuel this way.
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You know what I've always considered? Getting a excursion fuel tank and mounting it behind the axle and fabbing in a extra fuel filler door like on the OBS's, then using an OBS fuel tank selector and having true dual tanks... need to do some measurements lol
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a couple guys in another forum mentioned that as well. 44 gallons... i prefer to keep my spare under there, but thats a good in extra capacity. 105 l-tank and 44 glalon ex tank. get your distance on!
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a couple guys in another forum mentioned that as well. 44 gallons... i prefer to keep my spare under there, but thats a good in extra capacity. 105 l-tank and 44 glalon ex tank. get your distance on!
I think they make a 112 L tank, a 58 gal ex aftermarket tank, and a 67 gal titan replacement tank....

237 gallons of fuel You would fill up once every oil change.
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I think they make a 112 L tank, a 58 gal ex aftermarket tank, and a 67 gal titan replacement tank....

237 gallons of fuel You would fill up once every oil change.
237gal @ $3.90=$924.30. That would hurt alot all at once.

40 @ 3.90= 156 hurts more then enough.
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You know what I've always considered? Getting a excursion fuel tank and mounting it behind the axle and fabbing in a extra fuel filler door like on the OBS's, then using an OBS fuel tank selector and having true dual tanks... need to do some measurements lol
Have considered doing this myself, just can't say I really "need" it though.

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237gal @ $3.90=$924.30. That would hurt alot all at once.

40 @ 3.90= 156 hurts more then enough.
but when you buy larger quanty like that you can have the fuel guy delivery it directly to your truck, maybe a little cheaper than at the pump. just like filling up any storage tank on the farm.
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I think they make a 112 L tank, a 58 gal ex aftermarket tank, and a 67 gal titan replacement tank....

237 gallons of fuel You would fill up once every oil change.
Matt - I dont think you are to the point of looking for some toys BUT remember 237 gal of fuel is about 1800 lbs + 7000 is for the truck = 8800 (ISH!!!) and most 250s are limited to a gvwr of 8800 lbs or the 250/350 srw with the helper springs are 9900. Thats only 1100 lbs of people/cargo/pin weight. My pin on my baby 5er is about 1400. Most dont care about gvwr but lets say you get in an accident and your insurance sees that you are running over your gvwr, say bye bye to coverage!

I saw a guy pulling a raptor tri axle today (about 15k) with a f250 extended cab shortbed with the little mirrors (probably the 8800 gwvr). That 5er is about 2400 on the pin (my buddy had one just like it) Yea that PSD will pull it BUT kiss that insurance bye bye if he ever needs it.....
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Matt - I dont think you are to the point of looking for some toys BUT remember 237 gal of fuel is about 1800 lbs + 7000 is for the truck = 8800 (ISH!!!) and most 250s are limited to a gvwr of 8800 lbs or the 250/350 srw with the helper springs are 9900. Thats only 1100 lbs of people/cargo/pin weight. My pin on my baby 5er is about 1400. Most dont care about gvwr but lets say you get in an accident and your insurance sees that you are running over your gvwr, say bye bye to coverage!

I saw a guy pulling a raptor tri axle today (about 15k) with a f250 extended cab shortbed with the little mirrors (probably the 8800 gwvr). That 5er is about 2400 on the pin (my buddy had one just like it) Yea that PSD will pull it BUT kiss that insurance bye bye if he ever needs it.....
My ccsb 4x4 f250 full on fuel was only 7320, and that was with me in it (280). Regardless of weather the 250 had helpers or not, the max gvwr on a 7.3 250 SD is 8800. SRW 350 is 9900 regardless, and DRW is 11500 as far as I've seen. I weighed a cclb 4x4 01 dually and it came in at 7820 with full fuel. with an extra 1200 in fuel that would put it at 9k ish, with 2500 for pin weight. any dually would be fine, any 350 really *should* be fine. But 250's and pulling within your gvwr are not really likely. At least not 7.3's. Underrated bs...
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