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Time 2 Go LLC

Auxiliary Fuel Tank

I'm looking for an auxiliary tank for my truck.
So my question is, what tanks are most guys / gals using?
I've been looking at Tractor Supply, Rural King etc. and most of the tanks are D.O.T. approved however are not approved for commercial use. Does not meet title 49 of the United Stated Federal Registry.

I've seen some of these in use so have these guys just been lucky with inspections?
Brisco

Re: Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Time 2 Go LLC wrote:
I'm looking for an auxiliary tank for my truck.
So my question is, what tanks are most guys / gals using?
I've been looking at Tractor Supply, Rural King etc. and most of the tanks are D.O.T. approved however are not approved for commercial use. Does not meet title 49 of the United Stated Federal Registry.

I've seen some of these in use so have these guys just been lucky with inspections?


If it is Department of Transportation approved.........then that means it is approved for Commercial Use. The DOT does not regulate "Private" use of such items.............

"Does not meet title 49 of the United States Federal Registry."

Do What???

Explain...............

Seems to me like you got some Yahoo Salesman at Tractor Supply that doesn't know a can of beans about Trucking whatsoever.

Give us a couple of Examples of what Tanks it is you are actually interested in and we'll help you in the "Is this DOT Approved" or not Department.............OK!
Time 2 Go LLC

I would like to have an auxiliary tank of around 50 gallons.
The way they have everything regulated I would just like to cover my a**!

I'm just going by info from websites.

From tractorsupply.com
Dee Zee Transfer Tanks - A safe and convenient means for transporting non-flammable liquids. Steel, protected by black NRT (No Rust Technology) rust inhibitor powder coat finish. Radius curve design eliminates key weld pressure points. Feature 3 stability baffles, lockable cap, .375" drainage plug, and venting coupler. Tanks are intended for private use (non-commercial). Not designed for use as an auxiliary fuel system. Not for use with gasoline. Does not meet title 49 of the United Stated Federal Registry.



RedTideExp

Those are not fuel tanks, that's the problem, not sure why they list them as aux fuel tanks when they are not made for fuel...go figure.

Look at northern tool, they carry actual aux FUEL tanks that are reasonably priced.
Islands50

A few years ago I was looking at tanks also, found 2 companies that build them one in Ohio and the other I think in Il.   the key words I used were either alum fuel tank or aux fuel tank,  one company quoted me around $600 for custom alum tanks side mounted for a Ford Chassis, with Peterbilt  fuel caps, that held about 75 gallons each.  I was thinking of a lil pete as an escort truck  http://www.lilbigrig.com/
PaulChristenson

http://www.transferflow.com/products
Brisco

RedTideExp wrote:
Those are not fuel tanks, that's the problem, not sure why they list them as aux fuel tanks when they are not made for fuel...go figure.

Look at northern tool, they carry actual aux FUEL tanks that are reasonably priced.


What Red said above...............Only.........."AUXILIARY" is the key word here.

What Tractor Supply puts out ARE fuel tanks.......just not for use in the Commercial Trucking Industry. They are more or less made for Farmers and such that want to carry fuel around their land fueling up water pump generators, tractors out in the middle of a field, and so on.

There are Lots and Lots of DOT Approved "Auxiliary" Fuel Tanks out there.

The link that Paul provided is a great place to get familiar with what's out there. Did through it thoroughly...and then see if you can't find similar products at a distributor closer to home.

Hope this Helps!

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