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Additional fuel: With cab-over camper? Ideas?

I've got a half ton truck, short box, sometimes I need more fuel than 25 gallons with the Lance in the back. What would you guys recommend for increasing my capacity? Putting fuel on the top of this thing is not my idea of fun

Worthwhile note: my fuel system is using a ~325lph pump to supply a 10# boost 5.4L. Currently looking at using a 33 gallon full size bronco tank where my spare tire wont fit.

How would you guys do this?


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your a 150 gasser asking in the Diesel section Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum > Specialty Forums > Towing, Hauling & Diesel

so I guess your asking f 250 and 350 guys?

I would / did by a titan midship replacement with a 50 gal capacity to ditch the 26 gal

that fact that i found it new and with the skidplate option on craigslist for 200 bucks helped

not sure what options they have for yours ?

EDIT I don't think they make any gasser tanks ( Diesel tanks are easy regulation wise ) but there is another company that sells a steel superduty version they may have a replacement

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Yes I'm asking the Diesel guys, I figure its highly probable that this group has a few guys who needed more fuel range with a cab-over camper like me.

The last time I looked at a titan replacement tank it was approx $1100? That is a bit more than I would like to spend, I would be fairly comfortable spending $500 though. You seem to have found your self a screaming deal!

Are there any laws that designate how the plumbing would have to be done if I were to add a second tank? I personally would prefer to use the secondary tank to fill the primary (possibly on the run?) rather than set up electric valves and switches.


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the gas laws are harsher than the diesel

like sumps are a no no and bottom ports for a gravity feed are also IIRC

whatever you do just make sure you won't dump all that fuel by accident or in an accident

Your stuck going below the bed correct ? otherwise your going to use one of your camper areas ?

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Can you describe the "sump" so I'm on the same page?

Never did think about the dumping fuel issue in an accident.

Yes I'm pretty much stuck with going under the body in some form, because the camper does not have enough space to add in a fuel tank. My only other option is hauling 5 gallon cans up to the top, which I'm sure not many people are fond of doing


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sump is a bottom feed if the line ruptures the contents drain

i did see some 2011 150 guys putting the oem optional 36 gall tank inplace of the 26 ?

just a bolt in for around 500 bucks maybe your year had the similar option ?

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The long bed option was merely 30 gallon, not sure 5 gallon extra is worth the effort on that route. a 36 gallon tank would be about equivalent to what I'm doing now with 2 extra cans on top, but nothing showed over 30 gallon on my year range.


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must have been an 2011 150 new style thing

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more fuel is always nice, but how much do you already weigh fully loaded? Do you actually have the the weight capacity to add a larger tank, without becoming overweight. campers tend to be top heavy, and just heavy in general. figure out what another fifteen gallons weighs, plus the tank to hold it safely and be sure you're willing to gain that much

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more fuel is always nice, but how much do you already weigh fully loaded? Do you actually have the the weight capacity to add a larger tank, without becoming overweight. campers tend to be top heavy, and just heavy in general. figure out what another fifteen gallons weighs, plus the tank to hold it safely and be sure you're willing to gain that much
I was just thinking the same thing! I'm already at ~12,600 with a full 29 gallon tank. I would love to have a 40 to 50 gallon tank, but the extra weight would be too much.

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