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Cummins12V98

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curt12914 wrote:

Does anyone stick to the post topic anymore ???
Shoot, these forums would disappear if that happened. [emoticon] Thread drift is what keeps people coming back.


100% agree.

My opinion is don’t like go to the next thread.


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Me Again, again you one upped me!!! I have a 5 gallon tank and you just had to go 6 gallons.[emoticon]

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Me Again, again you one upped me!!! I have a 5 gallon tank and you just had to go 6 gallons.[emoticon]


Had it for years. I think it is still on one of my Rubbermaid box up North. It sat in the truck trunk just above the diesel fuel door. Did not even have to take it out of the box. My super siphon would worked great to transfer the fuel to the main tank.

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Another one that says YEP on large OEM tank.


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Me Again wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Me Again, again you one upped me!!! I have a 5 gallon tank and you just had to go 6 gallons.[emoticon]


Had it for years. I think it is still on one of my Rubbermaid box up North. It sat in the truck trunk just above the diesel fuel door. Did not even have to take it out of the box. My super siphon would worked great to transfer the fuel to the main tank.

[image]

https://www.amazon.com/Siphon-Original-Safety-Grade-Valve/dp/B01N5MTGQS/ref=asc_df_B01N5MTGQS/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312142020868&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4594070942908049709&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030012&hvtargid=pla-524056062450&psc=1


Oh boy you've just made the list for the Minute Man Moderator attacks showing off that fuel can... [emoticon]

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My truck has a 48 gallon tank. That's plenty for me.


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My clipper has two tanks. Many clippers do - they were all installed aftermarket (2nd tank). Depending on how they are installed makes a big difference as to their benefits.

Some use the same intake and flow through one tank to the second tank. This means that the new fuel mixes with the old fuel when you fill. However, if you spring a leak, all the fuel is gone and the RV dead.

Mine has completely separate tanks with separate intakes. A switch on the dash determines which tank is used. I normally fill up both tanks before a trip. I drive on the front tank until it is about 50 percent. Then I switch to the rear tank and run it until I get to my destination or 50 percent. Then I fill both tanks again. This means I always have a half tank as a security measure. Because of its age, the rear tank doesn't flow well when it hits about a quarter tank so this ensures I use both tanks but have the front tank as my "going uphill rear tank issue" backup.

All that is great, but I could deal with one tank fine.

Where the 2nd tank has really come in handy is when damage occurs. When camping, a rock punctured my front tank and the fuel was gone. I was able to switch to the rear tank and get home on my own instead of needing a tow (after my trip of course).

When thieves stole my clipper, they slashed the intake line of the front tank to steal all the fuel. They didn't realize there were two tanks, so when I got it back, I was able to drive on the rear tank until I got that line fixed.

There's more to a good second tank than just "more fuel - fewer stops".


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For those of you who couldn't see the benefit of extra fuel, look today at gas stations in the Eastern US. Due to the Colonial Pipeline issue, what is happening to those who need fuel and are unable to get it? Let alone paying the increased cost of fuel if they can get some.

Anyone? Anyone> Bueller??? Bueller???

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OkieGene wrote:

For those of you who couldn't see the benefit of extra fuel, look today at gas stations in the Eastern US. Due to the Colonial Pipeline issue, what is happening to those who need fuel and are unable to get it? Let alone paying the increased cost of fuel if they can get some.

Anyone? Anyone> Bueller??? Bueller???


Let me see, maybe I should haul a extra 500 lbs around for the life of my truck because something might happen?
If that tank was MT when the attack happened all it would do is give you a better chance to hoard fuel.

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^^^^^^^^ "do is give you a better chance to hoard fuel." ^^^^^^^^^^^

That wasn't very nice, was it? No need to get snarky.

I'm thinking of those people who have a small fuel tank in their rig and can't get to another station to get fuel.

What the heck is wrong with that?

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