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I have a 2011 F-250 SD short bed too, I pull a 36' Carriage 5th wheel, I have a Pullrite Superglide hitch, installed in my bed. I wanted a regular transfer tank with tool box but would not fit, I removed my tool box and installed a 37 gal fuel tank, I opted for making it a gravity flow. I had it painted to match truck, It looks great and will install this weekend.
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Originally Posted by etcouple View Post
I have a 2011 F-250 SD short bed too, I pull a 36' Carriage 5th wheel, I have a Pullrite Superglide hitch, installed in my bed. I wanted a regular transfer tank with tool box but would not fit, I removed my tool box and installed a 37 gal fuel tank, I opted for making it a gravity flow. I had it painted to match truck, It looks great and will install this weekend.
Welcome to FTE! I'd love to see a pic of that tank some day when it's convenient
 
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Thanks for the welcome all. I didn't mean to hijack this post by the way but it was the most recent on the subject I could find.

My problem is the height. At 19" i'll be touching the bed cover. I've found several "auxiliary" style rectangular/horizontal tanks that will fit, tight but they will fit. I haven't been able to find a true "transfer" tank if that makes sense?

I guess I am really trying to figure out if there is much of a difference and if it is possible to use one of the auxiliary tanks with a small transfer pump? I'll be checking out the recommendations posted here in a bit. Thanks again for the welcome and your opinions and expertise.
 
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I don't know if 17 7/8" makes a difference or not, but the one I linked to is not 19". You could spin it around and be good to go.
 
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Originally Posted by Tboogie9599 View Post
New to the forum and looking to extend my fuel range also because I haul a 5th.

Due to having a short bed and a roll bak bed cover I'm short on space. The only tank I can use is a rectangular box small enough to fit under the bed cover near the cab. Problem is I can't find a transfer tank that will fit, only auxiliary tanks. Can I use an auxiliary tank to pump from instead of an transfer tank? I don't want to go to the trouble and expense of piping the auxiliary tank to the on board fuel system. I think it would work with a DC pump but I'm no mechanic and don't want to waste my time and more importantly my money!

Thanks for any help and advice.
Ours is an 8' bed with a roll back bed cover and the 50 gallon Transfer Flow tank fits nicely under the cover. It's kind of hard to see in this picture but here it is anyway.

(There's a black tool box and a blue tarp also visible between the fuel than and the hitch.)

 
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Originally Posted by Tboogie9599 View Post

My problem is the height. At 19" i'll be touching the bed cover. I've found several "auxiliary" style rectangular/horizontal tanks that will fit, tight but they will fit. I haven't been able to find a true "transfer" tank if that makes sense?
My cover is also 19 inches above the bed and the tank fits with a couple inches to spare. The Transfer Flow 50 gallon tank with the Trax system is the best thing I ever did for my truck. 80+ usable gallons at the start of the day that all feed automatically. No need to stop for fuel even with the 12.000 pound fiver on the back. Don't leave home without it!!

While I didn't install mine myself, the installer told me it's not a big deal and many do-it-yourselfers do it with no problem in just a couple hours. I'm just too old and lazy to do it myself. Besides, I'm stimulating the local economy!
 
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I just wish the Trax 50 gal wasn't so damn $$$.
 
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Just picked up the truck from the dealer today after they installed a 50 gal. transfer flow tank in the bed. It fits under my bak-flip bed cover nice.
The 70 gal was about 1" too tall for the cover to fit. Really wish the 70 gal would have fit. But the 50 extra gallons should help immensely when towing. Can't wait to try it out next month.
 
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Originally Posted by majkthreads View Post
Just picked up the truck from the dealer today after they installed a 50 gal. transfer flow tank in the bed. It fits under my bak-flip bed cover nice.
The 70 gal was about 1" too tall for the cover to fit. Really wish the 70 gal would have fit. But the 50 extra gallons should help immensely when towing. Can't wait to try it out next month.
You will love it, except when you fill it up, of course!
 
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I just wish the Trax 50 gal wasn't so damn $$$.
Amen! I second that. But dang that's exactly what I've been looking for.


Thanks savageNFS and n3hcp for pointing me in that direction. That's awesome but I don't think the wife will allow me to spend that much. Thinking about a 9" high box from Northern Tool with a gravity feed at this point. $450 is more in line with my budget!

For anyone out there using gravity feed, how long does it take to top off your main tank?
 
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I have a 30 gal in bed tank thats upright from kshmarine.com that doesn't take up much room.
 
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Originally Posted by n3hcp View Post
You will love it, except when you fill it up, of course!

Filled it up today and with 8 gallons in the main tank it cost me $243.00 at $3.68 a gallon. I figure roughly $270-$280 from dead empty.

Not too bad, since I can save money on long hauls by price shopping diesel. The problem towing is that you have to stop before you get too low because you never know what the next station will be and how much they charge.
When I go up to NE. I had to top off right before IL and then fill up in MO. I hate IL. bio diesel. Now I never have to worry.
 

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