Originally Posted by brian
Let me just argue this one a bit... I would rather have it in my truck bed then underneath my truck where it could be punctured much easier.... so which is safer? Granted our fuel tank is NOT in the bed, nor is it a replacement, but as far as safety concerns, your concern seems invalid
I edited my post after reading their website. They do refer to them as fuel tanks. I thought I'd seen them called liquid transfer tanks in the past.
They used to put gas tanks behind the seat in pickup trucks. If the tank got punctured in a wreck, you were pretty much dead or maimed for life. On the other hand, if it got punctured, you were likely dead already due to the location of the tank.
Just think about what would happen if you rolled the truck. How strong is the composite truck bed? How much does all that fuel weigh? How strong is the bed mounted to the frame? The factory fuel tank is strapped to the steel frame and crash tested by Toyota. It's not likely to come off and break the fuel lines. If the aftermarket tank rips off it's mounts in a wreck, that seems like it would be very likely to cause a fire. Those types of wrecks are not pretty.