Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

  1. Print this Post   #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    USA - TX
    Posts
    6

    Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    Greetings all. Apologies if this is in the wrong area, but not finding it any where else. I've got a RAM 2500 6.4. Love the truck, but only have about 200 mile range when pulling. looking for a gravity fed system, but everything seems to be rated for diesel. I've tried to find the difference, but no luck so far. Apparently its a DOT thing. Anybody got any answers?? Thanks in advance .

  2. Print this Post   #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    USA - MN
    Posts
    83

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    We used to have something called a ďGas DockĒ we used to fill up the ski boat as a kid. I wonder if those are still made. Check out Overtons.com perhaps?


    Chris
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller
    Chris

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller

  3. Print this Post   #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    USA - MN
    Posts
    83

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    Something like this:


    https://www.overtons.com/overtons-fu...-tanks-caddies


    Chris
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller
    Chris

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller

  4. Print this Post   #4
    Moderator danemayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    USA - CO
    Posts
    19,634

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    Another way to go is one of these battery powered pumps. Uncap a 5 gallon gas can and pump it in.


    Dan and Ann Mayer & fur baby Callie the Rally Dog
    2011 Landmark Rushmore
    • MorRyde 8K Independent Suspension
    • 8K Kodiak Disc Brakes
    • Goodyear G114 17.5" tires
    • RV Comfort Systems Cheap Heat
    • MorRyde 33x90 Sliding Cargo Tray
    • Torklift Glowstep Revolution Aluminum Steps & Dirt Destroyer

    2014 RAM 3500 Laramie
    • Cummins 6.7 Diesel, AISIN Transmission
    • 4x4, Long box, Crew Cab, DRW 3.73
    • Sailun Terramax A/T 4S, 235/80R -17. 5 Tires
    • Hensley BD3 TrailerSaver Hitch
    • Garmin RV760 GPS


    Is club membership right for you? Click here to learn more

    Check out our Owner-written User Guides and Troubleshooting Guides

  5. Print this Post   #5
    Utah Chapter Leaders
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    USA - UT
    Posts
    192

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    You can't gravity feed Gas only Diesel. I think Transfer Flow makes a tank that will pump the gas in making it legal.
    "May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live"

    Jeff, Kim & Jameson

    2018 Cyclone 4250
    2017 F-350 Superduty SRW
    2020 Polaris XP4 1000
    Air-Lift XL7500 Air Springs
    Anderson Ultimate Hitch




  6. Print this Post   #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    USA - MN
    Posts
    83

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by jleavitt11 View Post
    You can't gravity feed Gas only Diesel. I think Transfer Flow makes a tank that will pump the gas in making it legal.
    Then why can they sell a gravity feed tank for boats?


    Chris
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller
    Chris

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller

  7. Print this Post   #7
    Utah Chapter Leaders
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    USA - UT
    Posts
    192

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    [QUOTE=h2oskierc;640435]Then why can they sell a gravity feed tank for boats?


    As far as I know you can use gravity feed for anything as long is it is not mounted in the vehicle always feeding. Any tank that is portable that you use as a gas can is fine. I'm no expert but I did try to mount a tank in the bed of my truck to gravity feed gas and no one would install it because of the danger.
    "May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live"

    Jeff, Kim & Jameson

    2018 Cyclone 4250
    2017 F-350 Superduty SRW
    2020 Polaris XP4 1000
    Air-Lift XL7500 Air Springs
    Anderson Ultimate Hitch




  8. Print this Post   #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    USA - MN
    Posts
    83

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    Oh, so the one I posted that isnít permanently mounted would probably be OK? OP would have to manually fill the truck?


    Chris
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller
    Chris

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller

  9. Print this Post   #9
    Senior Member Flick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    USA - TX
    Posts
    244

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by h2oskierc View Post
    Oh, so the one I posted that isnít permanently mounted would probably be OK? OP would have to manually fill the truck?


    Chris
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    2021 North Trail Caliber 33 BUDS - 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab w/ 6.5' Box - Z71 5.3L 3.42 Rear End w/ Z82 Trailering Package - Tuson DirectLink Brake Controller
    50 states, you could have 50 different set of regulations for carrying fuel other than diesel. Probably an exaggeration, but you get my point. Even some states have diesel restrictions. Some let you hook direct. Some donít.
    Thatís one of the downsides to having a gas truck. We used to pump from an auxiliary tank in our 1985 crew-cab, but man was it dangerous.
    Iím just offering thoughts, but I think youíre ok to carry cans of gas you can either pump or pour in. Be safe.
    Eddie and Jomaye
    HOC #7088

    2015 Heartland Cyclone 4100 HD
    -4 U Cam observation camera
    -Winegard Pathway X2
    -On The Go Double Standard softener
    -Splendide washer/dryer combo
    -TireMinder bluetooth TPMS
    -RV Smart 50 amp surge protector

    2019 Ford F-350 DRW FX4 Lariat
    -Ultimate Lariat package
    -4:10 LS gears
    -2Ē front lift/Bilstein shocks
    -Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air bags
    -Air Lift Gen 2 Bluetooth wireless compressor
    -20k Reese fifth wheel and rail adapter
    -35Ē TOYO Open Country M/T tires on stock 17Ē rims
    -RDS 60 gal tool box combo w/gauge
    -RV Toll Pass

  10. Print this Post   #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    USA - NY
    Posts
    1,056

    Re: Gravity Fed Gasoline Tank

    Even if I could, I wouldn't want a live gravity fed gas system. Reason being: SAFETY in the event of an accident. Just imagine if you will that you are involved in a wreck, engine may have been disabled during the crash, but gas is still being released from tank. Should it land on a hot surface, well get out the marshmallows. As I'm sure you are well aware that gas has a much lower flashpoint than diesel, so igniting it won't be a problem. Not saying diesel won't ignite either, but will take a higher temp to get it to.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. F-250 gasoline--- should I switch?
    By WalkTheLine in forum Towing Rigs
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 12-20-2017, 12:21 PM
  2. Gravity flow auxiliary fuel tank question
    By iawoody2 in forum Towing Rigs
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 12-10-2014, 12:32 PM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-11-2014, 11:22 AM
  4. Filling water tank without gravity feed possible?
    By KL7j in forum Faucets, Sinks, Showers, Fresh Water Tanks, Valves and Lines
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-18-2010, 08:29 AM
  5. Gasoline Leak
    By DW_Gray in forum Cyclone - Fuel System
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-14-2010, 10:04 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •