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My Latest Mod: Aux tank

Finally finished installing a new 50 Gallon Aux tank....it only
takes up 12inches of bed depth. Provides a total of about 90 gallons
w/ the factory tank.

I choose this thank because it permits me to STILL get TWO
motorcycles in the <long> bed, with room to spare & the GATE closed.

The tanks is "basically" custom/made to order, I had 'em make it out
of smooth finish Aluminum (the default would be diamond plate) I also
added a 2nd Filler neck on the passenger side (for filling up @ large
truck stops off the slave pump).

I decided to use a different switch and mount the gauge differently than
the mfg provides (they give you a box w/ the pump switch & gauge
mounted in it....i ripped that apart to do it "my way").

The tank & AutoFill (freedomfill) are made by ATTA Tank.

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Gear Vendors Dbl Overdrive Install w/ Pics.
135 Amp Alternator Upgrade/Replacement
50 Gal. Aux Tank; Pump, Filter, Wiring
Truck Audio,
CUSTOM Valentine One Install - LINK
$10 Grill Mod. (protects the coolers) !

Block Heater Cord (Rear Mounted w/ Timer) - LINK

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Thought I was looking at the instrument panel of a 747 for a second...

Your aux tank looks great, as does your cab switches.
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Don -

Looks great! The added fuel will certainly be nice.
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your poor charging system

looks great

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thats why i have the VOLTMETER...to keep tabs on it.
Ive still got the Original Factory batteries, AND the factory Alternator.

I did manage to cook a JL 500/1 though...still havent replaced

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Gear Vendors Dbl Overdrive Install w/ Pics.
135 Amp Alternator Upgrade/Replacement
50 Gal. Aux Tank; Pump, Filter, Wiring
Truck Audio,
CUSTOM Valentine One Install - LINK
$10 Grill Mod. (protects the coolers) !

Block Heater Cord (Rear Mounted w/ Timer) - LINK

REALTIME -CURRENT DIESEL Pricing <HERE>
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Don, thats a nice high quality looking tank. Good capacity with little obstruction. Been many times that I wish I had more fuel. A very useful mod indeed. Harry

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I figure about 1600 miles between fill ups <with motorcycles and camping
gear in the bed>

even at 10mpg <towing a travel trailer> i should still net close to 900 miles
between fill ups...im all about "average speed"....im not known for letting
moss grow under my feet but i HATE stopping on long road trips.

I must be getting old, cause its turned into a a tortoise & hare scenario for me

this puts it in perspective <maybe i went TOO large on w/ the 50g>
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Gear Vendors Dbl Overdrive Install w/ Pics.
135 Amp Alternator Upgrade/Replacement
50 Gal. Aux Tank; Pump, Filter, Wiring
Truck Audio,
CUSTOM Valentine One Install - LINK
$10 Grill Mod. (protects the coolers) !

Block Heater Cord (Rear Mounted w/ Timer) - LINK

REALTIME -CURRENT DIESEL Pricing <HERE>
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looks good don, I moved this to general since it really isn't 6.0 specific

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I figure about 1600 miles between fill ups <with motorcycles and camping
gear in the bed>

even at 10mpg <towing a travel trailer> i should still net close to 900 miles
between fill ups...im all about "average speed"....im not known for letting
moss grow under my feet but i HATE stopping on long road trips.

I must be getting old, cause its turned into a a tortoise & hare scenario for me

this puts it in perspective <maybe i went TOO large on w/ the 50g>
You know I like that mod!

How did you do the two map doo-hickeys?
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Don, looks great! If you don't mind me asking, what did the tank end up costing in the end?

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