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Try this it works for my use. www.ATTATANK.com Happy Trails..



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We have a KSK inbed fuel tank. My friend has the transflow. He likes ours better than his but extra fuel is a great thing to have.
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Moved from 5th wheels to tow vehicles.
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I have a RDS 80 gal tank in my truck. I like all the extra port fittings on top of the tank, should cover about any installation. I gravity feed through a manual ball valve, filter and a 12v solenoid valve.


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Install a Titan tank. It mounts in the factory location and comes in a 50 gallon size. Double check the seal on top after install, as there have been problems with installers doing a bad job. This lets water in and creates bigger problems.


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SoCalDesertRider wrote:

Large capacity in-bed aux fuel tanks are fine for dually's pulling fifth wheels, because duallys have the payload capacity to handle all the extra weight of the fuel and tank. F250 diesels hauling fifth wheels don't have the luxury of extra available payload capacity to carry the additional weight of extra fuel around with them. I wouldn't do it on an F250, especially a diesel crew cab 4wd, since that is the heaviest truck configuration, having the least payload capacity.


Sure you can, I just did and I'm good on weight. I did put a set of F350 18" wheels and tires on it though as well as a set of air bags. I'm well under the weight rating of the tires and I pull a 34' 5er. Rides fine and all is right with the world. 37 gallon tank full of fuel adds about 380# to the truck some about half of that goes to the steering axle.

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57 Panhead wrote:

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

Large capacity in-bed aux fuel tanks are fine for dually's pulling fifth wheels, because duallys have the payload capacity to handle all the extra weight of the fuel and tank. F250 diesels hauling fifth wheels don't have the luxury of extra available payload capacity to carry the additional weight of extra fuel around with them. I wouldn't do it on an F250, especially a diesel crew cab 4wd, since that is the heaviest truck configuration, having the least payload capacity.


Sure you can, I just did and I'm good on weight. I did put a set of F350 18" wheels and tires on it though as well as a set of air bags. I'm well under the weight rating of the tires and I pull a 34' 5er. Rides fine and all is right with the world. 37 gallon tank full of fuel adds about 380# to the truck some about half of that goes to the steering axle.

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Of course it can be done. Just about anything can be done, in one way or another. If you re-read what i said, you'll notice I never said it couldn't be done.

I do notice how you neglected to say that your truck is also 700+ lbs over it's 9600 GVWR.... That is what I was getting at. The F250 doesn't have the payload capacity in stock form.

I see you also had to put heavier duty wheels and tires on it to keep it under the rear wheel/tire capacity. Not everyone who buys an in-bed aux tank, which is sometimes expensive in and of itself, is going to want to spend another $2000 beyond the cost of the tank on new wheels and tires and air bags to hold up the extra weight....

Don't get me wrong. You have a very nice truck, which I like. I also like your hitch and your tank. And yes, some of us ignore the GVWR and live to drive another day. I haul 4000 lbs in the bed of my F350SRW on a daily basis. However, I don't recommend anyone else do that, without first informing them of all the ramifications and pitfalls of do so. It doesn't come without a lot of extra cost.


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I often drive my 2500 Dodge with and without my fiver on long trips. I installed a transferflow 50 gal tank and could not be happier.

I want the freedom to stop for fuel when I want to not when I have to in a station that is a pain to negotiate, especially with my fiver attached.

It is much easier to stop for a bathroom and walk break in a rest stop than a busy gas station in my opinion.

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RDS 60 gallon tank combo with tool box on top from Agri Supply and Gravity fill kit from Northern Tool. No filter and no electricity to mess up. We love it and cannot imagine towing without it. The absolute best mod I have ever done to truck. I can fill up here before the trip without the 5er, drive 160 miles away, stay a week (driving around the whole time) and drive home without ever having to worry about filling up. I fill up here at home with the lowest prices around on diesel. I am a little over on my rear axle but that quickly go down as a use the fuel. Truck also rides a lot better when unhooked to 5er with a full load of diesel in it. I have gotten as many as 84 days inbetween fillups.

The only negative is the loss of bed space behind cab. My bed really only holds the tank and my pullrite superglide hitch. Other than that, there are NO other problems or negatives.


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$1,000 for a transfer tank, $1,000 for upgraded wheels and tires to handle the extra weight. At least $2k; unless I'm driving from California to PA every day I don't see the benefit of driving around with 100 gallons of fuel. If you're doing that much road travel you should have bought a 350 or higher.

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