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Old 11-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #11
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Auxillary Fuel Tank

I have a 60 gallon tank/tool box combo purchased from Northern Tool. It is T'd into the filler hose of the OEM tank and uses a small electric fuel pump to transfer the fuel. When the truck fuel gage gets low I just turn the dash mounted switch on (w/ red indicator light) and let it run until the tank is full, then turn it off. It's wired into a circuit that is only hot when the key is on. I also installed a return line back to the tank in the OEM filler hose to prevent overfilling. Total cost was less than $700 and I now carry 86 gallons.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:53 PM   #12
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I added an in bed tank to my 2007.5, and gravity feed with the northern tool kit. Works great. Can go 1000 miles when not towing. With the chevy's, if you are using the aux tank and the gas gauge does not see the main tank moving, it will read empty after a while. As soon as it sees the main tank moving again, it will snap back into acion.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:31 AM   #13
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I may have to look into an aux tank as well. Ford only put a 26 gal fuel tank on their F-250 Crewcab short box trucks. At 12mpg towing and only 20 gallons of usable fuel [trip computer says "0" miles till empty by this time] 240 miles between stops just doesn't get it.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:19 AM   #14
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I may have to look into an aux tank as well. Ford only put a 26 gal fuel tank on their F-250 Crewcab short box trucks. At 12mpg towing and only 20 gallons of usable fuel [trip computer says "0" miles till empty by this time] 240 miles between stops just doesn't get it.
Look at a titan tank... it does not take up valuable truck bed space and doubles what Ford gives you. It is a direct replacement for your tank.
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