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Fuel Tank Options

So I have a new to me 2000 F250 CCSB. This being my first shortbed truck I am not use to the small fuel tank. And since all the oversized fuel tank options are stupid expensive, what are my OEM options for switching tanks? Is it possible to use a tank from a long bed truck? Or am I limited to what the aftermarket gives me?
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I'm not sure on long bed tank but i have read that some add an excursion tank(50gal). It fits where the spare tire goes.
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I'm not sure on long bed tank but i have read that some add an excursion tank(50gal). It fits where the spare tire goes.
I'm not going to give up my spare, would be just as much of a headache as my 26 gallon tank.
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i agree but that is the only other option i have read about. i have learned to live with the 29 gallon tank. the hutch mod will help get the last 3 or 4 gallons in
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i agree but that is the only other option i have read about. i have learned to live with the 29 gallon tank. the hutch mod will help get the last 3 or 4 gallons in
Doesn't matter what I do, I can't get more than 26 gallons in. It's been ran dry twice now. Once the low fuel light comes on I have about 5 minutes before it's completely empty.

Anyone else?
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What do you do with your bed? Already being a short bed doesnt help, but I run a 110 gallon L tank in my bed, plumbed into the main tank...

1500-1800 miles between fill ups if I like.
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What do you do with your bed? Already being a short bed doesnt help, but I run a 110 gallon L tank in my bed, plumbed into the main tank...

1500-1800 miles between fill ups if I like.
haha, just for sh*ts and giggles, whats it cost ya to fill up if your on E?

I believe the only options are either the Excursion tank or some kind of in bed tank.

FWIW, a spare tire takes up less room than an auxiliary tank would in your bed. In the end it up to you but i have had my spare tire in my bed since i bought the truck, if i need my bed space i put the spare in the extracab, hasnt bothered me.
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Doesn't matter what I do, I can't get more than 26 gallons in. It's been ran dry twice now. Once the low fuel light comes on I have about 5 minutes before it's completely empty.

Anyone else?
You aren't filling it all the way. The TOP 4 gallons happens after the filling nozzle first clicks off as though it was full. You can then put four more gallons in so long as you reduce the flow rate of the nozzle. I have a stock tank on my shortbed, no hutch or harpoon mods, and the extra four gallons makes a big difference on long trips towing.

As an experiment next time you fill up, let the nozzle click off as though it were full. You can then trickle in the next 4 gallons, actually 4.5 if you're feeling lucky, but go slow and watch the foam. Keep an eye on the filler neck so that you don't overflow.
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haha, just for sh*ts and giggles, whats it cost ya to fill up if your on E?

I believe the only options are either the Excursion tank or some kind of in bed tank.

FWIW, a spare tire takes up less room than an auxiliary tank would in your bed. In the end it up to you but i have had my spare tire in my bed since i bought the truck, if i need my bed space i put the spare in the extracab, hasnt bothered me.
This was only the X tank...

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I don't haul my spare tire around town. Only when I go out of town and hunting and stuff like that.
I have an excursion tank waiting to install. Just can't decide how to plumb it in.
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