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You are going to have a LONG payback period if you plan to offset the cost of the tank with what you save on fuel!

Convenience is another issue entirely.

After 70,000 miles with the trailer on I have decided NO.


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We had a Transfer Flow tank in our pickups. I liked it because we could decide when we wanted to get fuel, not every 4 hours or so. Also, we travel a lot at night and could again pick our times and locations for fueling.

I don't think the tanks paid for themselves, for us its nice to have the extra capacity/range.

We now have a Sprinter/Thor and I have added an auxiliary tank. Total gallonage is 37 gallons and we work off of 32 gallons. With a ScanGauge II, we know our fuel used and available very accurately. With the ScanGuage II I would have no trouble using some of the 5 gallons in reserve.

For a lot of people it just will not matter.

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Oldtymeflyr wrote:

We had a Transfer Flow tank in our pickups. I liked it because we could decide when we wanted to get fuel, not every 4 hours or so. Also, we travel a lot at night and could again pick our times and locations for fueling.

I don't think the tanks paid for themselves, for us its nice to have the extra capacity/range.



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X1, Some folks have the idea that adding axillary 60 gal. fuel tank is designed to allow folks to do "Marathons". No! in my case, my truck stops at every rest stop regardless of how much fuel I have left.

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MarkTwain wrote:

Oldtymeflyr wrote:

We had a Transfer Flow tank in our pickups. I liked it because we could decide when we wanted to get fuel, not every 4 hours or so. Also, we travel a lot at night and could again pick our times and locations for fueling.

I don't think the tanks paid for themselves, for us its nice to have the extra capacity/range.



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X1, Some folks have the idea that adding axillary 60 gal. fuel tank is designed to allow folks to do "Marathons". No! in my case, my truck stops at every rest stop regardless of how much fuel I have left.
Not true for me. I fuel up when I find a good price on fuel.


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Yep the extra tank allows for driving right through a state with high fuel prices, or at least go a long way before you have to pay. It also gives security when in an area where fuel stations are few & far between, like going to Alaska, e.g. the run from Dawson City to Tok is a long way at slow speed. A stretch to do it on one tank.


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