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Old 10-15-2013, 09:59 PM
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The 40gal version is somehow ok for gasoline..
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As a rule those tanks aren't meant for gas. Diesel will burn, but not as easy as gas and gas is a lot more explosive.
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So its not that it wont hold gas but the fact that its more dangerous to do so ?
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Yeah, I don't think it physically hurts the tank to have gas in it, its more of a safety thing. Could also be an emissions thing, they are normally vented and that would let out gas vapors which are unburned hydrocarbons.
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I'm thinking you might want to look at the Titan Fuel Tank, I think it's a factory (OEM) tank swap here is the link I hope it helps.

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Mostly the answer between diesel or gasoline has to do more with the smog emissions laws

with a DIESEL auxilliary tank, you are allowed to directly plumb it into the filler neck of the OEM tank
If you have added the tank for gasoline, you can NOT plumb it directly, because it would no longer be a sealed system
Unless you added a second charcoal canister & some other things & then you would have 2 separate sealed systems.

You can have a transfer tank system, a second tank for either diesel or gasoline
it would then have some kind of jerry can, a barrel that is or could be certified for different fuel types, or in my case, a 30 gallon metal tank with its own electric pump & a way of transferring liquids without direct plumbing





i am about to transfer about 20 gallons from my auxilliary tank to the main tank
i put my hose into the toolbox, instead of having it on the outside for everyone to see

i will take pix during the process
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If it's plumbed into the filler neck after the gas cap,with a sealed fitting and hose set-up.
And there's a proper gas cap on the transfer tank,wouldn't it still be a sealed system,if you used a gravity feed system?
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To be honest.. GT is the first I have ever seen with the second tank on a 1500 or gasser.. Almost all of our drivers that pick up RV's from Indiana and deliver them up to our dealership have the extra tank.. But all of the trucks are diesel and 90% 3500's.
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Ya I wondered about the gas thing too. Would gas for some reason corrode the metal versus diesel ? Doesn't seem right to me but I don't know anything about diesel
because it is not certified by the DOT for use with gasoline. and of course as mentiioned, it won't work with the factory EVAP system in the truck.
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Someone asked if the extra weight of the gas would cut down on MPG, yes it does, but you don't have the extra weight in the spare tank normally. If you know that you are going to have to go someplace where the nearest gas or diesel source is 100 miles from say a campsite & you plan on driving around exploring while at the campsite, then you may want to full every container with gas or diesel before leaving to go camping. On the other hand, if you are just going to be close to a fuel source, you would only need your OEM tank.

I on the other hand, live in San Diego Ca. & gas is very expensive, where the gas in Yuma Arizona is 40 cents cheaper a gallon. I usually go to Yuma once a week to meet a semi truck with a Wide Load, so i fill everything that i own with gas over there & drive the rest of the week doing local jobs on the cheaper Arizona gas ! When everything is full, i have something close to 80 gallons of gas. When i just have the OEM tank full, i get around 17.4 MPG, with everything full, i get about 17.2 MPG according the the EVIC

Here are the pix that i said that i would post

first i have to remove the soft tonneau
the 2 fiberglass strips have velcro on them, they are there to keep the tonneau from sagging when it has water on it











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