Aux Fuel tank for BOV

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by kckndrgn, Jul 24, 2009.


  1. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Not sure if this is the right place or not, if not mods please move as needed.

    Found this online:
    http://attatank.com/atta/freedom_fill.html
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    Sorry about the image size, it's their image.

    I'm going to be picking up my '87 F150 in a couple of weeks. After I get done doing some work on it (fuel system mainly) I'm planning on adding a tool box to the bed.
    The company above sells toolboxes that have an aux fuel tank under them (along with many other configurations). The truck I'm getting will have 2 19gal tanks, then if I get the 50gal aux tank, that will give me an excellent range for the truck (though driving with an extra 50gal of gas will kill the non-existent MPG for the truck)

    What are your thoughts on this? good, bad, indifferent or is this just an accident waiting to happen?
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Don't forget to consider the weight of the fuel when you figure out the carrying capacity. (19+19+50)X7.46 (IIRC) comes out around 650 lbs plus the weight of the tanks. Doesn't leave much for ammo with a net carry of about 850 lbs in an F150 unless you have some suspension mods or upgrades. [beer]
     
  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    I won't know until I get the truck, but I believe my dad had a "towing package" installed which upgraded the suspension.

    Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
     
  4. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    What's the cost difference between this automatic system and a regular tool box/ fuel tank combo?

    Is it worth the extra money to you to not manually fill your truck's fuel tanks from the aux. tank?

    Most manufacturer's towing packages usually have some of/and/or but not always all the following; heavy duty radiator, transmission cooler, receiver hitch, trailer plugs and maybe a little beefier suspension.
     
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    The ad specifies "Diesel trucks"......
    Make sure it can handle gasoline, if you intend it for a gas-fueled truck.
     
  6. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Sea,
    Here's a response from the company about gasoline:
    Since I have an '87, it shouldn't be a problem, but I replied to the email and also asked for a price quote or a dealer near me.
    please call us at 1-800-773-3047.</pre>
     
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Cool! My 1985 truck would be covered, if I ever get it back on the road.
     
  8. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Seawolf,
    What's wrong with it?
     
  9. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    1985 Dodge Ramcharger 4X4. Rotted radiator, bad fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, 4 flat tires.
    At 10 to 12 MPG, it's simply low priority right now to fix it - but I do need to, to have a heavier BOV.
     
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