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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Wanna increase fuel range...

Ok so I was wanting to increase fuel range in my truck for when we get our fifth wheel after this tour is done. I've done a lot of research and it looks like I plan to go with the Titan 57 gallon fuel tank, but I also want to add the transfer flow Tool Box and Fuel tank combo in the bed (50 Gallon) to increase fuel availability to 107 gallons. Here are my concerns. I plan on getting the zone 4" lift after this current set of tires are worn out, will the Titan cause any issues with the install of the Zone 4"? Also will the transfer tank in the back cause any issues with the compatibility of the 5th wheel? I assume it's going to be tight, will I even be able to have the 5th wheel with a transfer tank? I would like this combo to work out as I get roughly 20 MPG not pulling anything, giving me a 2000 mile range. Not sure what it will be with the camper, but I definitely won't have to fill up as much.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 03:35 AM
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Something else you might want to think about is your GVWR. Your truck will have to carry 4 times the fuel, the weight of the tanks as well as the pin weight of your 5th wheel. Diesel weighs about 7.5 lbs/gal so in fuel alone you will be carrying 600lbs more than stock set up.

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You want to pull a fifth wheel trailer with a 4" lift on the truck? That's not practricle.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 06:19 AM
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Ya I don't suggest getting a lift if you want to pull a fifth wheel.
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no, the titan won't affect the lift.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Oh crap you'r right about the lift. I didn't even think about the height and compatibility. I'm so used to the ball/hitch method. You may have just save me some coin there. From the sounds of it the Titan and 5th wheel without the transfer tank may be the best way to go.

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