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Posted: 11/14/21 06:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have motorhomed for years with 100 gal diesel tank. Now have 5er with Ford F-350 diesel with 20 gal tank. Miss the old duel tanks on fords of yesteryear. What have you all done to get more than 200 miles between stops? 5 gal cans in bed? Messy. Looking at 50-75 gal transfer tank in pick up bed but can’t find one short enough that tonneau cover will cover. Any ideas?


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It is bad, but may not be that bad. I'm thinking you have a 26 gal tank.

Some one else may have an idea for adding capacity.

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Jerry. Believe it or not it is 20 when empty. Makes no sense to me and I been a Ford guy since 1974!!!!

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The 26 gallon tank is a definite PITA. There are some underbed options, if a bit pricey. I carried a 35 gallon aux tank on the Alaska trip, but really didn’t need it.

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Posted: 11/14/21 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is just a curiosity question... do you have a SRW shortbed? My 2012 F350 has a 37 gallon tank.

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F350 superduty lariat diesel with 6 foot bed. The def tank takes the space of the 37 gal tank on gas models

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https://www.transferflow.com/ Ck out Transferflow tanks great product. On my 2017 F350 it sits level with top bed rail. Mine is a 50 gal/ toolbox combo. Quality build and the best part it is 100% USA made and sourced.

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dogvetia wrote:

I have motorhome for years with 100 gal diesel tank. Now have 5er with Ford F-350 diesel with 20 gal tank. Miss the old duel tanks on fords of yesteryear. What have you all done to get more than 200 miles between stops? 5 gal cans in bed? Messy. Looking at 50-75 gal transfer tank in pick up bed but can’t find one short enough that tonneau cover will cover. Any ideas?


Contact a company Transfer Flow in Chico ca. They have installed 3 different aux diesel tanks on 3 of my trucks over the years. Never had one problem. Currently, I have a 60 gal. diesel tank which is located where the original Dodge tank was located. They can usually install the tank in 1 day. Chico is 100 miles north of Sacramento. I think TRANSFER FLOW will ship a tank to your location where your local shop can install it. I can travel approx. 1000K miles on 1 tank. They also calibrate your current fuel gauge to read the auxiliary tank. Nothing worse than being low on diesel in area of the country you are not familiar with and then trying to find a diesel station. Personally, I would not have a truck without a larger tank. They also design tanks to be located in the back of your truck bed.

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Posted: 11/14/21 10:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dogvetia wrote:

F350 superduty lariat diesel with 6 foot bed. The def tank takes the space of the 37 gal tank on gas models


Mine is diesel with a 37 gal. tank.

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Posted: 11/15/21 04:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not buying it's 20gal...our 2008 is 26 gal.

But it's fairly straight forward. Fill up often, get some 5 gal jugs, or buy an in bed tank to add 30-60 gal.


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