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Posted: 03/14/20 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a larger replacement tank on my 03 Dodge Cummins which made it nice for traveling.
I’m seriously considering a gas truck and like the Ram Hemi but with a 32 gal tank range is limited.
I’m researching the new Ford 7.3 and you can get an optional tank around 50 gal.
The tank manufacturers don’t list a tank for a gas truck so I’m wondering if they don’t make one and if there is a reason because of gas vs diesel.


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Posted: 03/14/20 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They're out there. Here's one of the more expensive companies, but there are others, just Google it.

Auxiliary gasoline tanks.


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I’m looking for one to replace the factory fuel tank.
I need a clear bed to carry a truck camper.

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Oops, sorry.

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My insurance broker says he can NOT insure a larger aftermarket gasoline tank anymore. Company rules. Just a few aftermarket OEM's and only diesel

He did insure my 1973 Blazer's 54 gallon after market main tank, but that was then

Was just curious if there was a larger after market for my Suburban's OEM 42 gallon


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At 26 gallons, I’m jealous of your size OEM gas tank.


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I have a Ram 1500 with the 26 gallon tank and looked into upgrading to their 32 gallon tank. The process was arduous, if you wanted the electronics to match the new size. I've decided it's just easier to carry gas cans.


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That is what am resigning myself to for my Sub, but getting the spare out of the rear storage enticing. The first GM Hummer had a very nice rear tire carrier and will either look for junk yard, or just copy and make my own

Pic of my 1973 K5 Blazer before modifying the rear tire/Jerry Can rack and had changed out the main OEM 22 gallon tank for a 54 gallon aftermarket. Don't have a picture of that with 4 Jerry Cans, but this pic gets the idea of how it looked. Turned those cans 90*

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I would be reluctant to carry jerry cans like that, the fire risk would be too high in the event of a rear ender. Remember the Pinto? I am happy to stop and refuel after 4 hours, my legs and bladder need the break. The only time I have ever run into problems was in south eastern Oregon, it is a loooong way between stations.

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2020 Ram 6.4’s with the 8’ bed can get a 50 gal tank.


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