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Old 10-29-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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Auxiliary Fuel Tank?

Just wondering if any one has install an auxiliary or transfer fuel tank on their Chevy trucks with Duramax.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:31 PM   #2
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I replaced the OEM tank with a replacement from www.titanfueltanks.com. I did this a few months after I got my truck and would do it again. It doubled my fuel capacity from 26 to 52 gallons. It was not cheap, but so worth it and my bed has nothing in it.
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My wife won't let me do it, says I drive far enough between bathroom breaks as it is now. With a 34 or so gallon tank, I have about a 350 mile range even pulling the FW and boat. Without, it over 500 miles.
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My wife won't let me do it, says I drive far enough between bathroom breaks as it is now.
Solution: Take out the seat where she is siting, buy a Porti Porti Delux with backrest optional vibration and heat massage for relaxed traveling.
You the larger fuel tank and everybody is happy.
I have times taking the foot of the throttle too and keep on rollin' rollin'..........well at least she will let me sleep under the TT. Also gives me a spray paint can to do the underbody.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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Our new truck has a 36 gallon tank but for I consider that a twenty gallon tank cause I don't like to get too low. I think I would like a tank under a tool box of 50 to 100 gallons. Being a xtrucker my wife can ride and ride and ride, now that we are not on a schedule she want to stop a lot more. We try to drive no more than 450 to 500 miles, but sometimes we travel only 100 or none.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:23 AM   #6
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It isn't just about range between "potty stops" that is important to me. I stop when I or my passengers need to regardless of my fuel state. What it does is allow me to get the cheapest fuel in a larger area which we all know varies a lot from station to station with diesel.

An example this past weekend: I drove from central Alabama to the Atlanta area to visit with my daughter. It is approx 230 miles each way. I didn't have a full tank when I left and I planned on fueling up at her house before I drove back. As I was leaving to come back to my home base I checked www.gasbuddy.com to see where the cheapest diesel was. As it turned out it was 12 cents/gallon cheaper at my home base (it had dropped while I was gone) so I just drove the 230 miles back home and filled up. With the original OEM tank I could not have done this.
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Between the factory tank and the Transfer Flow in the bed we carry 67 gallons and it is sure nice to pick and choose where to buy fuel and not be stopping so often for fuel. A quick potty stop at a rest area or a wide spot in the road is a lot different than the ordeal of pulling off the road finding a station that can handle the rig and all the rest that goes into a full blown fuel stop. I too spent a career on the road as a truck driver so stopping for fuel every couple hundred miles is not something I enjoy doing.

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If you do the math on the examples above and you assume a cost of $1000 +/- to add the aux tank, this project is not cost justified unless you drive 10's of thousands miles per year. I carry a 5 gal jerry can of diesel when on the road to give me some fluff in case I can't find diesel or I miss judge the distance to the next stop. Have only had to dip into the reserve once in 15 years. With a wife, 2 dogs, and being a survivor of prostate surgery; the stops tend to be shorter rather than longer.
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I also have the titan tank.. they are great...
potty stops I stop every 2 hours for a stretch.. I would rather enjoy the trip rather than be goal oriented.
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You are right Panhead.
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