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Spare tire fuel tank?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MJTH, Sep 14, 2021 at 4:28 PM.

  1. Sep 14, 2021 at 4:28 PM
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    MJTH

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    Interested to see if anyone has installed fuel cell(or tank) where the spare tire normally mounts.

    Only one thread showed up in the search, hasn't been updated, limited info.

    Edit: single biggest hurdle is how to tap into the OEM fuel tank or filler neck without causing unintended consequences

    Things I'm not interested in:
    -"Just get Jerry cans"
    No
    -"get a larger LRA tank"
    No
    -"Get roto packs"
    No
    -"but mah GVWR! it can't carry that!!!"
    No
    -"but safety, rear ended, fire!"
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    "You need a spare"
    Yes, it's already mounted to the Alucab canopy camper rear door
    It is not Friday buddy, don't test me
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2021 at 4:31 PM
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    Its something ive been eyeing. It would be a great spot for an auxiliary fuel tank. Its on my to do list.
     
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    JaCado

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    I know some have put their on board air there, but you sound more like the guys over here trying to put a gas heater for camping cold weather. I am sure between here, this link and the RV forums, you can come up with something.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/fuel-take-off-port-for-parking-heater.661040/
     
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    Already have a propane fireplace, looking for additional driving range.

    I'm going to check this out though, thank you
     
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    Send him a PM, he may get an email reminder on those.
     
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    Just out of curiosity if it’s not based upon the price tag…. Why are you against the LRA replacement tank?
     
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    Price is a big reason, 3k+(labor+materials) for 13 extra gallons doesn't seem reasonable.

    Weight distribution is another issue. Already heavy on that side of the truck, I'm trying to keep things reasonably even.
     
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    Agreed, I looked at them and then the price with install…. I decided I’d rather just stop for fuel or carry a can.
    I’m not heading out of country tho.
    Definitely interested to see where this goes and what you end up doing.
    Good luck.
     
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    I usually carry 2 5gallon extra cans. I got up to Sacramento from LA are with out having to stop at a gas station and getting raped for 5$ plus a gallon. I filled up here for $3.99.
     
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    custom would probably be a decent idea. find an aluminum fabricator in your area, take your pickup there and they can take dimensions and work something up in a week or two
     
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    The link doesn’t go anywhere now but this was an option…. Again the price outweighs the benefits. IMO.

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    Too bad you don't have a Land Cruiser. They make a 40 gallon tank for the spare location.
     
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