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Posted: 03/14/20 11:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

romore wrote:

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.


And we're off.....the ole fiery crash and bladder arguments.
Literally no one cares if you have an over active bladder or if you like refueling several times a day.
Let the guy have his thread.


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Ford is 34 gallon on their short beds and 48 on the long's.


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wowens79 wrote:

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

Thanks, I didn’t know that and it’s only about a $200 option.
That was a big consideration between Ram and Ford.
May have to build and order a new truck.


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Aftermarket aux gasoline tanks still have meet all EPA (and CARB in affected states) evaporative emissions standard which usually requires installing a larger Evap system. Not all trucks have the ability to be expanded, wether hardware constrained or software constrained. So... it's a lot of work to make fullly compliant system, limiting availability. Aux gas tanks also have a stricter drop test requirement, and anternatice placements on under 8500# trucks also require crash testing.


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Love my titan xxl replacement tank 65 gallon on my 2014 f450.
Get over 900 miles per tank fill, reprogrammed with forscan so gauge and computer dte are correct.


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BenK wrote:

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


Interesting. I have never had an insurance company ask me if I had an aftermarket gas tank.

I have looked into adding a Tahoe side mount tank to my Suburban. It should mount up fine, but I haven't decided how I would like the filler and transfer system to work.

A larger stock tank would be easy for 92-99 Suburbans, but no-one makes one. It is simple square, they could just extend it down if you aren't worried about it hanging a little lower.

That said, 42 gallons usually gets me further than we want to go without a break, so it works fine. And if I am traveling with the in-laws, they have to stop way before we do so gas is never a problem.


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Interesting. I have never had an insurance company ask me if I had an aftermarket gas tank.



Some people volunteer too much information sometimes...

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Interesting. I have never had an insurance company ask me if I had an aftermarket gas tank.


I would not expect them to ask about it, but if you ask them, they'd have to disclose any applicable exclusions. You hopefully have been sent your full policy details including all exclusions, and should find it in there, if it exists.

Exclusions vary widely by carrier and state. I picked my current carrier because it had hardly any exclusions, other than "ride-share" (uber/lyft etc) or other passenger hauling for hire. But I had another carrier previously that had a blanket exclusions for "suspension modifications". I asked them about airbags, and when they couldn't give me a straightforward acceptance, I figured I could be in for trouble if I ever had a claim especially since I've basically done a whole E450 axle and suspension swap front and rear.

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