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12 minutes ago, connor77 said:

JD - Yes, like this link.  Transferflow sells several of them.  As you mention, they don't give them away.  I watched an install video.  Very straightforward but I don't want a tank in my truck bed.  


Cool, I have not seen those. I don’t think the price is at all out of line, mainly because an owner could install one in his driveway with just a hand drill and some basic tools. Plus move it to a new truck later, without any hassles except for the holes in the old bed floor. If I had a Ford SD 3500 7.3 gas engine I would get one, but not for a 2500 or 1500..... but you would need to travel with a doberman in the bed to prevent theft. And I am not sure how well that would play with a canopy, it would need active vents.

John Davies

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31 minutes ago, John E Davies said:

This is why I carry 10 gallons of gas on the back of the Ollie...... Only once have I come reeeeealy close to running dry - “Cruising Range 2 Miles” -  and it was comforting to know I could syphon a can into the truck to get me to a station.


Yeah, since the gas tank upgrade isn’t looking like an option, I’m considering adding a Rotopax system to the Ollie, or to the truck bed, to carry some extra gas.  Rotopax has a wide variety of cans and mounts.  


Former owner of 2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461


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Just checked out the Rotopax site.  Not surprisingly, many of the larger containers are sold out.  I ended up ordering a couple of 2.6 gal Jerry cans from Wavian and a water container too.  Hope to do a similar mod as JD did and move the aluminum basket to the back of the Ollie.  


Still wish there were chassis mount tank upgrades available for gas as there are for diesel but so far, I've not found anything.  

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2021 F250 7.3L Gas / 4.30 AR



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6 minutes ago, Landrover said:

I’m glad its a no no to talk politics on this forum. I’d have plenty to say about the rise in fuel cost since January 


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