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extra fuel tank in bed

who uses/used them? i think i want a 40-50gallon tank in the bed that gravity feeds my stock tank. i don't need it everyday but it would be nice on trips as alot of places we go don't have good fuel, plus prices vary. i do have an in the bed tool box so the tank would have to go behind it, i think this holds me back more than anything. i thought about an excursion tank where the spare is but then no spare

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I have an Excursion & its nice having 44 gallons but sucks when you fill it up

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I have one in my 00, it's a aux tank. What your describing is a transfer tank. The main difference is how fuel gets out of the tank and into the engine. Transferflo makes a toolbox/tank combo. There are also L shaped tanks that are designed for a tool box to sit ontop of or you can find a slim one to fit in front of the toolbox.

I prefer the aux tank setup. It uses a 6 port valve to switch the feed and return lines between tanks. When the valve is switched, the fuel gauge also switches.

With a transfer tank, there are kits you can get with a check valve for gravity feed or even a pump that you turn on to fill the main tank.

Another option is replacing your existing tank, there are a few manufactuors that make tanks around 60 gallons but they are expensive.

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who uses/used them? i think i want a 40-50gallon tank in the bed that gravity feeds my stock tank. i don't need it everyday but it would be nice on trips as alot of places we go don't have good fuel, plus prices vary. i do have an in the bed tool box so the tank would have to go behind it, i think this holds me back more than anything. i thought about an excursion tank where the spare is but then no spare
Id rather have a spare floating around in my bed that i can remove whenever than have an auxilary tank taking up room. But thats just me and i haul a lot of crap in my bed. I have 35's so my stock spare is useless so i just have a spare in my bed at all times. If i need the bed space i just take it out and put in the cab or leave at home if just going short distances.

I would either get a 60 gallon tank or ad the excursion tank.

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I was thinking about having a "custom" tank built that would go under my bed box. I figured it out to be around 32 or 38 gallons of available space.
I just did a recent road trip and was not reeley pleased with the miles between fill ups.

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If you decide to go custom, KSH marine in Arizona is who made mine a few years ago. They were a little slow in getting the tank done but otherwise I am happy with it.


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If you decide to go custom, KSH marine in Arizona is who made mine a few years ago. They were a little slow in getting the tank done but otherwise I am happy with it.


how many gallons is that beast?

and this is the one i have been eyeballing, one of deezee's combo tanks
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if you already have a tool box they sell the L-shapped ones

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155 gallons.

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I run a 105g L tank... Its a transfer tank, but just remove the plug, add a valve and plumb it into your filler neck.

I use 1/4" fittings and hose, welded a bung into the filler neck.

I cant remember the last time I took the factory filler cap off. It gravity feeds into the main tank, and when the pressure equalizes it stops. Only time I ever turn the valve off is when both tanks are VERY full and its hot out. Then it can from time to time leak out the top of the tank.

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This is what i had in mind. They do not recommend to use it as a transfer tank but i can't find a transfer tank that stands up.

I never thought about pumping it straight in. I just assumed i would have to have a cut off valve and manually work it

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