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Posted: 09/04/19 12:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can get the gravity feed valves from Northern Tool.


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I had a TransferFlow across the bed auxiliary tank on a previous truck. I didn't even have to flip a switch, it was all automatic. I would highly recommend this system.

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Tractor supply has everything, don't forget a tank filter. I did not do the gravity fill & use it as designed as a transfer tank. I always fill the truck from the transfer and fill the tank as needed. I did the tank for distance & price, gas buddy will show up to .90 a gallon difference in the same city. With about an 80 gallon you have a range of 1000+ miles which lets me no fuel in CA or WA with over priced fuel.

Get the GPI pump, I had two Fill-Rights quit after one or two fills.


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I had a "Stash-N-Gas" in my 97 Dodge but they're not making them anymore. Held 50 gallons and was plumbed into the return line from the pump...worked like a champ. But that was a 12 valve mechanical truck. It would do just over 1,000 miles pulling the HR 26RKS.


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Since original poster mentioned budget concerns I will share that I have installed tanks in 6 or 7 trucks. All tanks have cost me about $100!
I source diesel tanks out of scraped farm equipment. The best ones than I have found is the oval shaped tanks from the older Gleaner combines. Very easy to install in a truck bed with the top of them a hair lower that your bed rails.
The last one I did is in a 2016 Ram.
The only issue with this tank is that the fill cap is in the middle so I took it to a shop and had it moved to the drivers side. I love it. It is a very nice set up. If you want to see a picture I can take one.
Oh ya one more thing. I had a shop roll me a piece of checker aluminum to clad it.


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It holds 70 imperial gallons. And as suggested here I always install an inline 3 micron filter and do all filling through the auxiliary tank.

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ivbinconned wrote:

Since original poster mentioned budget concerns I will share that I have installed tanks in 6 or 7 trucks. All tanks have cost me about $100!
I source diesel tanks out of scraped farm equipment. The best ones than I have found is the oval shaped tanks from the older Gleaner combines. Very easy to install in a truck bed with the top of them a hair lower that your bed rails.
The last one I did is in a 2016 Ram.
The only issue with this tank is that the fill cap is in the middle so I took it to a shop and had it moved to the drivers side. I love it. It is a very nice set up. If you want to see a picture I can take one.
Oh ya one more thing. I had a shop roll me a piece of checker aluminum to clad it.


Now that's a cool idea! I should have saved the one from our old Gleaner. Getting kinda hard to find those old combines around here anymore though.

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ryoung wrote:

I had a TransferFlow across the bed auxiliary tank on a previous truck. I didn't even have to flip a switch, it was all automatic. I would highly recommend this system.

Go here.

ryoung


I’ve had a couple of those. Most recently a 98 gal in an F-450. They did the job very nicely and I’d get another if I bought a new truck.

BUT....

If price is the major consideration, forget about Transferflow.


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