Auxiliary / transfer fuel tanks

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  1. Bdog

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    Just for clarification. Will it be used for fueling other equipment or add capacity to the truck?
     
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    Potentially both.
     
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    You could remove the step box on the right side and put a tank there. @cke has tanks under the door. Maybe he can give you a idea of the capacity and dimensions.
     
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    This is going on a Mack. There isn’t a place there for a tank. I have plenty of room on frame rails on top.
     
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    I’ve seen those kind of set up’s, behind the cab, usually PTO(Hydraulic oil) set up. I don’t know if it would be legal for fuel.
     
  8. snowwy

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    Is there a law on fuel tanks? And position.
     
  9. Ridgeline

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    You can use it as long as you have a tank that will not splash fuel onto any part of the exhaust or related equipment if overfilled.

    fmcsa 393.67 ...
     
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  10. SmallPackage

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    Legal and has been done for years. Couple of trucking company’s out of Houston ran them during the Alcan Pipeline Construction. Gave them more range.

    A slick thing you can do is since it will be sitting higher than the side tanks is plumb hose into a fitting on the top of one of the side tanks were a return line goes and a shutoff valve on the aux tank. When low open valve and let gravity feed the other tank. You won’t need a pump.
     
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    I remember a couple co's did that back in 70's/80's. Two 150 gal saddle tanks plus 3rd tank on frame rails. #### near made coast to coast run without stopping for fuel. I believe their mindset was not paying truck stop prices for fuel and wasting time fueling too.
     
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