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    • #54573

      Hey folks, was wondering how many of you have done this or seen it done and think its safe. I have a dodge ram 3500 dually with an 8 ft bed. I want to get a Lance camper 815 that is 8ft 3 inches and pull it back 9-12 inches so I can fit an auxiliary fuel tank in front of it. What do you guys think?

      2020 Ford Ranger 4x4, 2023 TLRV Cent Truck Camper

    • #56679

      I’d be surprised if yo could get one if it’s a gasser.
      Diesel fuel is lower on the distillate scale (Cetane) and is less volatile than gasoline (Octane). Many diesel driving contractors and work truck folks use the spare tanks. I have not heard anyone in our circle using one with a gasser.
      If they are good to go with a gas pickup, I’d be interested, especially living in CA. Since our Ford/Northstar stays married now, we try to only buy gas in Nevada, only an hour+ away.

      2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.

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      Phil Patterson

      I’m late to the party and not familiar with your camper cog or weight, but assuming that you can stay within your GVWR when adding a tank (possibly a custom built tank?), you might first try (assuming ready access to a scale) moving the camper back a bit then re-checking the axle weights…


    • #56826

      There are auxcillary tanks for sale that note they are for gasoline. The contested issue is how they supply fuel i.e. whether pressure or gravity. If you run a search on this topic you will find plenty to read including advertizers who sell the tanks.

      Steve and Andra
      2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
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      2019 Northstar Laredo SC

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