View Full Version : Fuel Transfer tanks

12-09-2007, 08:45 PM
So i was wanting to get a transfer tank for my truck so i didnt have to fill up all the time. My truck is gas though, looks like most everything is for diesel fuel. Anyone know anything about this???

12-09-2007, 08:53 PM
Transfer tanks are for NON-COMBUSTABLES (Diesel fuel). If you put gas in one and got into a wreak or it slide off your truck it would explode. I have a small 90 gal. tank for our tractors that I can put in my truck and take out when not needed.

12-09-2007, 09:07 PM
i have been shopping around and some say they are fine for gasoline, some say no gasoline, some say no gasoline in california, i dont get it
what the difference between this and the fuel tank under my truck

Gravel Rat
12-09-2007, 09:10 PM
The MAXIMUM allowable size under our transporting dangerous goods for regular gas is a 45 gallon drum. Which has to be sealed etc.

The best option would be buy the largest portable boat tank you can get you know the plastic type. Then you have a little 12 volt fuel pump to transfer the fuel to what ever and make sure everything is grounded properly so you don't get a static explosion.

12-09-2007, 09:12 PM
I guess that it has to do with the transfer tanks are metal and the postion of the tank for your truck is protected from impact. Really not sure totally.

12-09-2007, 09:18 PM
look at this company

12-09-2007, 09:43 PM
I carry as little fuel as possible to get though the day. Usually thats a 3 gal. can for gas and a 1 gal. can for 2 cycle.

12-10-2007, 11:16 PM
$2000 seems alittle steep for a transfer tank. I don't have but $400 in mine with the pump that is electric.

12-10-2007, 11:25 PM
im not saying i would buy that one
was just saying they seem to sell gas ones as well