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post #1 of 9 Old 12-08-2011, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Aux Tank

I've looked over several topics here on installing an aux tank in the bed to gain additional fuel capacity. Many provide great tips and ideas. The question I have is has anyone found a good electric shut-off solenoid to use with an upfitter switch? I purchased one for my installation and the flow rate is less than what I was looking for. Yea, it flows...I pulled the fuel line off the cutoff valve to check. Any suggested item manufactor and number, source, etc. will be much appreciated.
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have you looked at titan fuel tanks? no need to take up bed space. A buddy of mine has one and loves it
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Yes I did. I found it cost prohibitive for my application. The aux tank will work well if I can get the flow rate that I am looking for. Thanks.
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I had a trickle tank in the bed of my truck and it always flowed so slowly that when I started to dump fuel from it into my main tank, when I had a 1/4 of a tank left in my main tank, I'd easily run out of fuel. Eventually replaced that pump with a dual filter/nozzle configuration and would just pull off into a roadside turnout/rest stop to quickly refuel. Worked way better and I had two fuel filters to filter the diesel so I could keep it in the tank longer with minimal worries about water or other contaminants getting into my truck's fuel system without having to add any additives.

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I have the Transfer Flow 40 gal tool box, fuel combo, has worked flawlessly for 4 years now, it keeps the aux tank and stock tank at same level and your stock fuel gauge is accurate. for example if you your cluster fuel gauge says 1/2 full, that means there is half tank in your stock tank and half in your aux tank, works great. Love the range, one of my best mods

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Thanks for the advise. Adding a pump may be the best approach. I'll also look into the Transfer Flow units.
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I have the Transfer Flow 40 gal tool box, fuel combo, has worked flawlessly for 4 years now, it keeps the aux tank and stock tank at same level and your stock fuel gauge is accurate. for example if you your cluster fuel gauge says 1/2 full, that means there is half tank in your stock tank and half in your aux tank, works great. Love the range, one of my best mods
Do you have their electronic gauge, the Trax II? Also, any pictures of the setup? Would like to get a new transfer tank, one that would fit under a hard top tonneau and the 50 gallon tank does that but also like the idea of a tank/toolbox combo.

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Upfitter switches 1 and 2 are fused for 30 amps. #3 and 4 have a 10 amp fuse. I couldn't imagine a fuel pump drawing more than that. So there is no need for a relay or a solenoid for the pump.

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Do you have their electronic gauge, the Trax II? Also, any pictures of the setup? Would like to get a new transfer tank, one that would fit under a hard top tonneau and the 50 gallon tank does that but also like the idea of a tank/toolbox combo.
Yes sir, I do have the Trax II. No pics because I am deployed at this time. The tank fits about 3/4" lower then the bed rails. Works flawlessly.

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