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RE: In bed fuel transfer tank question

On the theft topic, I always try to leave an unexpired but cancelled credit card laying in plain view in the vehicle. Figure, A. Shiny object, maybe will think they hit the lottery and bail without looking further or doing more damage. and B. Just to imagine the feeling when they go to buy 20 packs of Sudafed 10 minutes later and the card is declined! That's just mean man. HAHA
SweetLou 01/20/23 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Filtering Our Diesel Storage Tanks For on Road Use

Literally none of this is an issue. LaQuinta, you’re 100% trying to find a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Assuming you’re not running around punching out tanks on const equipment for free diesel and dumping contaminated fuel into your slip tank, you have ZERO need for a pre filter on the slip tank. And if you hooked it up for ease of use (gravity w check valve) you couldn’t reasonably or easily put a filter on it. But if you can’t sleep at night without triple filtering the fuel, frankly in the wrong order, then there are any number of 2mic 4 absolute spin on filters that will go on standard filter bases. Just buy one. The ONLY reason I could see this being of benefit is if you ran all your fuel through the slip tank filter first, it would virtually eliminate the need for the expensive Ram filters and you could probably cut your OE filter changes to like 50k miles or more. But that’s double the work. First of all, thank you for the information. Parts of the equation here which you don't know is that I summer in Washington, and fuel is 50 miles away. With the increase in prices, and Washington going to add another $.50 tax on every gallon starting 1/1, I wanted to put my transfer tank back into service. I live near Idaho border and will get y fuel there thus giving the middle finger to Inslee on the westside. In any case, my 12v transfer pump will do the 15 gpm so gravity not an option or desire. I don't lend myself to the mercy that someone else cleans all my fuel because if that were the case we would be in trouble. If the fuel was so clean at the pump, then why have filters on our trucks at all? I will put a spin on to catch anything that slipped by or that was introduced by the attendant hosing down the station. Sounds prudent to me.
SweetLou 12/31/22 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Filtering Our Diesel Storage Tanks For on Road Use

My system on the tank always had a spin on after the 12v pump. I guess I can just replace the spin on with a clean unit and keep rolling along
SweetLou 12/30/22 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Filtering Our Diesel Storage Tanks For on Road Use

Hello, I am putting a 50 Gallon diesel storage tank back into service for my 2013 Ram truck. It has been completely cleaned out and ready to go however I want to filter the fuel really, really well before pumping into the truck. Any recommendations on what the set up should be? It has the standard spin on filter set up now. I found down to 10 micron spin on filters. Should I double filter with that or some other set up? If you have cleaned this tank and are adding pump fuel to the tank to be transferred to your truck fuel tank and then gets filtered twice by the best filtration system in the industry WHY bother????? thus the advice request. :)
SweetLou 12/30/22 10:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Filtering Our Diesel Storage Tanks For on Road Use

Hello, I am putting a 50 Gallon diesel storage tank back into service for my 2013 Ram truck. It has been completely cleaned out and ready to go however I want to filter the fuel really, really well before pumping into the truck. Any recommendations on what the set up should be? It has the standard spin on filter set up now. I found down to 10 micron spin on filters. Should I double filter with that or some other set up?Why? Are you planning on putting dirty fuel in that tank? If so, why? If not, then the filter system already on the truck should be sufficent. I understand your question, however it's a transfer tank and you can get junk into it from source or air vent etc. It's not direct and I therefore feel it should always be as clean as possible before going into system.
SweetLou 12/30/22 08:14am Tow Vehicles
Filtering Our Diesel Storage Tanks For on Road Use

Hello, I am putting a 50 Gallon diesel storage tank back into service for my 2013 Ram truck. It has been completely cleaned out and ready to go however I want to filter the fuel really, really well before pumping into the truck. Any recommendations on what the set up should be? It has the standard spin on filter set up now. I found down to 10 micron spin on filters. Should I double filter with that or some other set up?
SweetLou 12/30/22 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pahrump to Winnemucca

Being well prepared and traveling with 2 dogs is definitely a priority.
SweetLou 11/25/22 08:11am Roads and Routes
Pahrump to Winnemucca

Planning to use this direction to head North. I know it is a lonely road but how safe will it be? We have good vehicle and tires on everything. Leaving next May and I think the temps are around 85.
SweetLou 11/23/22 12:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Interesting posts to say the least. I purchased the Ctek and have it connected to my two batteries that I pulled from the 5er. After a week the voltmeter shows the maintenance charge at 13.8. Is this maintenance that high? I would have thought it to be somewhere around 13 to 13.2. I really don't want to boil out the batteries. They are filled up but I am just wondering if this is ok before I hook them up to the truck. To others that posted to start the truck or drive it periodically, I can't do that when I am not here for the winter.
SweetLou 10/05/22 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Also, for any mice or rats I was shown to use peppermint oil mixed with water in spray bottle and spray all wire areas. They apparently don't like the smell. Will it last 6 mo, IDK. I also was told to use a strobe light under the truck. Might not work with the security system though.
SweetLou 09/21/22 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

What about the blue def in the tank? My tank is 1/2 full. I know that it could freeze but I think 1/2 a tank would be enough for expansion. I could open the cap just in case but should I be concerned? My truck sets all Summer with whatever DEF that's in the tank when returning to the NW from my Winter Wonderland. Never an issue. You will be fine just disconnect the negative terminals, that's it!!! I bought a Ctek battery charger/maintainer so using this connected to the truck I don't need to disconnect the negative terminals right? I planned to connect straight up to driver's side battery and let it charge maintain both driver and passenger side batts. I hope this is correct.
SweetLou 09/21/22 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

What about the blue def in the tank? My tank is 1/2 full. I know that it could freeze but I think 1/2 a tank would be enough for expansion. I could open the cap just in case but should I be concerned?
SweetLou 09/13/22 04:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

OK, so most are saying to use a battery minder, and a conditioner. If you use a tender/minder, which brand works well, and in 6 months will it boil batteries dry? Mine are wet Costco interstates. Also will Diesel Klean work as conditioner? I use the NOCO Genius on my batteries and have always used Diesel Klean - Diesel Klean - White Will the NOCO cook my batteries in 6 mo of maintenance and when power goes out does it reset to your settings automatically? Our power in the shop will go out 4-5 times ea winter for usually 5-10 hours ea time
SweetLou 09/12/22 08:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Capital Reef NP Roads

Hello, Besides the Hwy 24, are the other roads paved like scenic drive or capital gorge road? Hwy 24 is a main 2 lane hwy. Scenic Drive is paved, narrow and has ford crossings. Capital Gorge road is gravel. Would you happen to know the distance of Scenic drive and Hwy 24 one way?
SweetLou 09/12/22 07:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

OK, so most are saying to use a battery minder, and a conditioner. If you use a tender/minder, which brand works well, and in 6 months will it boil batteries dry? Mine are wet Costco interstates. Also will Diesel Klean work as conditioner?
SweetLou 09/12/22 07:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Skip the maintainer. Make sure all fluids are topped off and the batteries are fully charged. Remove BOTH negative leads. For extra insurance, put blocks under the frame so that there is no weight on the tires. If you disconnect the batteries, then the computer won't remember anything. Wise?
SweetLou 09/11/22 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
Capital Reef NP Roads

Hello, Planning on visiting Capital Reef NP in October. Besides the Hwy 24, are the other roads paved like scenic drive or capital gorge road?
SweetLou 09/11/22 06:25pm Roads and Routes
Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

I have a 2013 Ram 3500 Diesel. I want to store it in my shop this year in WA where it can get as low as -5 degrees. Mind you, it's not that cold all winter but it can get that low inside the shop. I have never stored a vehicle over winter in a cold area and I was wondering if any of you have experience with this process. It is a diesel with two batteries so please give me an Idea of what I should be doing. It will be stored for 6 months from October to Early May. Thanks in advance.
SweetLou 09/11/22 06:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Death Valley and Current road conditions

Enblethen gave me the link and I was able to find out the same thing about closers. Bad timing with all the flood damage from last month. Current hurricane coming through and may finish off the park I'm afraid.
SweetLou 09/08/22 04:43pm Roads and Routes
Death Valley and Current road conditions

I thought I might detour from our trip south in mid October to Deathvalley. I have never been there so coming in maybe from Scotty's junction. I saw that last month that DV got flooded out. Does anyone know if you can go through there now? Traveling with subaru ouback and a small cargo trailer.
SweetLou 09/08/22 07:09am Roads and Routes
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