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Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jdubh, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Aug 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    HBMurphy

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  2. Feb 8, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    Ummmmm. What's up with the aux fuel tanks???
     
  3. Feb 8, 2016 at 9:12 AM
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    That's a good question...it extends the range.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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  5. Feb 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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    Rocklobster, you are a TW omnipresent member. I swear you see everything posted here! :rofl:
     
  6. Feb 8, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    $1200 and it needs to ship from Australia. Mine was less than $600 or something.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2016 at 9:56 AM
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    I think it would be ~$850 USD since he likely was talking in AUS currency.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    Ah...of course...derr.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    Use a 55 gallon steel drum and a transfer pump. ;)
     
  10. Aug 1, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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    I kinda want to put a second tank like the first on the other side and then plumb and switch it.... But just may be a bad idea still
     
  11. Aug 1, 2016 at 3:09 PM
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  12. Aug 1, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    It probably wouldn't be too hard. You'd just need a toyota sending unit and pump. You could probably just tap into the EVAP system. My set up transfers from Aux tank to main tank. I would have done a switch but I already had a working pump and sending unit, just not Toyota. My aux tank, sending unit and fuel pump were $41 from pick and pull. I didn't see the point in replacing that with a Toyota unit that would cost a minimum couple hundred bucks plus it wouldn't fit my aux tank anyway.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2016 at 3:18 PM
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    a transfer is prob a lot easier way to go
     
  14. Apr 17, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    Just like jdubh I pull a 28’ TT with my long bed. Been looking for a aux tank for a clean install underneath with no luck. I average 7.5-11 mph depending on conditions and surprisingly what part of the country I’m in. Seems southeast has better blends and I get better mileage. The weight distribution with sway helps a lot. Then I pump my air bags to 75psi to get the last little bit to level. Doing a lot of boondocking, I am loaded most of time at max weight. It would be nice to go more than 140-175 before stopping. Avg 7000-8000 miles a year with this setup.

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  15. Apr 18, 2018 at 12:39 AM
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    A old thread I have seen gas tanks that fit in the location of where the spare tire mounted I can`t remember the amount they hold.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    I have the larger tank from down under. Love the extra mileage it gives me.
     
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  17. Jul 17, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    I’d love a bigger tank but don’t want to go go overboard on expenses.

    I tow a 20ft rPod TT that is a little under 4K lbs loaded. I’m getting 10.7 mpg so only have a limited (160 - 170) mile range.

    It’s not just the added time for stopping for gas but dealing with getting the trailer in and out of a gas station that is the big hassle.

    Maybe some five-gallon Jerry cans would be a better solution to an expensive aftermarket aux tank?
     
  18. Oct 3, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Looking to sell my Taco and would like to sell the tank out of it if anyone is interested.
     
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