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philtrains wrote:

We are one week into our first trip with the Transfer Flow 50 gal bed tank. I now have 76 gals instead of 26. I can almost go 1000 miles if I was brave enough to drive to empty. No more refueling every 200 miles. I figure I have added two hours of driving time to a day by not refueling.
The top of the "control box" on top of the tank is 2" before the bed side rails. Hope to get a folding cover for Christmas. The only bad part was the cost. Tank cost, freight, and labor was $1,600. I figure my peace of mind is worth it.


Depending on your setup, be very careful with your new tank. VERY careful! I would hate to think of what a new drive shaft would cost from Ford!


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Does anyone make a larger capacity fuel tank for Chevy-to replace the stock 26 gallon one? Not an 'in bed of truck' one, but one to replace the original one under the truck. Gary


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Philtrains,

Off topic, but according to your sig, you have a 3.73 rear end. What made you put a 3.73 rear end in your rig? What gearing did your truck have originally?


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routeforty wrote:

Does anyone make a larger capacity fuel tank for Chevy-to replace the stock 26 gallon one? Not an 'in bed of truck' one, but one to replace the original one under the truck. Gary


Check Titan or Aero Tanks HERE or HERE. Depending on your vehicle year/model, believe they both offer 52 gal (65 for longbed model) replacement OEM tanks.

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thomasmnile wrote:

routeforty wrote:

Does anyone make a larger capacity fuel tank for Chevy-to replace the stock 26 gallon one? Not an 'in bed of truck' one, but one to replace the original one under the truck. Gary


Check Titan or Aero Tanks HERE or HERE. Depending on your vehicle year/model, believe they both offer 52 gal (65 for longbed model) replacement OEM tanks.
Thanks for the reply. A LOT more $$$$ than I had envisioned. One of them only does on site installation. Entails a trip to Ca. Guess a couple cans in the back of the truck will still be the plan. Or when the TC is on it I'll make a deck to carry them on. Hey, we just bought a car in Deltona in Dec. Probably drove right by your place and you didn't even wave. Gary

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Love my 60 gallon aux tank. I know it saves me time, some $$ and lots of hassle.


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Hey, we just bought a car in Deltona in Dec. Probably drove right by your place and you didn't even wave. Gary


Sorry I didn't wave. Probably inside crying and wishing I could get the hell out of here, but the local real estate market won't permit that without us giving the house away...........

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Transfer flow also make replacement tanks for GM trucks. I love my 45 gal replacement tank. I went to the TF factory in Chico when they had a free install special. Mine was like $820 and I got a free tank of diesel. I feel a lot better traveling to new camping spots and not having to always worry about fue...the 26 gal stock tank was a joke. Transfer flow is a great company too...they treated me how a customer should be treated. Nice waiting room and free drinks for the ride home.


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Golden_HVAC wrote:

JCasper wrote:

Dave&Monica wrote:

The downside is the 500 pounds of payload capacity you've lost. For some, that would put them over their payload limit.

Dave
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My 2500 weighs 8,500lbs with me in it full of fuel. Gvw is 9,000 I think


Should have got a F-250. The 2005 and later F-250 with diesel option can have a 10,000 pound GVWR, so there is plenty of cargo rating.

What I think would make a ideal fifth wheel tow vehicle was the F-450 cab and chassis with a 40 gallon behind the axle and installing a Transferflow center tank would give 1,000 miles of capacity without needing to tow a larger trailer into a gas station! Not so you can drive 9 or 10 hours without stopping, but to travel from one state to another without needing to tow into a gas station.

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I never have understoodhaving a fuel or fuel/tool box in the bed of your truck. I can see changing out a puny 26 gallon tank to something around 50 gallons. Fuel/ tool box has no room for any real storage. As far as saving money on fuel, I would be the guy that filled up and the next day the price would drop. I like to stop every so often and so does the wife, it is a good time for food, bathroom and look the rig over. The money you think you are saving in fuel costs are being eaten up by more weight. I fuel up twice a day when we are traveling a long distance. I can easily go 500-600 miles on two tanks in one day.


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