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    7moparWell-Known Member

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    "Spare" you mean we are supposed to carry a spare. Yes I should get one but same as you where to put it. Lift gate prevents it from being put in the back. Any where put it would be in the way. Don't know what to tell you.
    As far as tank location. This going to be an auxiliary or a transfer tank?
     
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    7moparWell-Known Member

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    Whats under the bed plate?
     
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    had the spare mounted under the bed, on the passenger's side, like what you see on semi trailer (tire carrier)
    tank is for transfer, later also fuel supply for APU ( generator)

    What I find funny is my other truck > plenty of "Spare" storage under the bed, but nowhere to put that aux. tank . on the car hauler looking to mount another factory tank, on the pass. side.
    in that pic it shows a fuel neck ( in cab tank), I removed it when I converted the Hauler to CTD- 5 speed, has a CTD tank in frame

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    Went to stacks on the exhaust in hopes of leaving room on the passenger side for an auxiliary tank. Have not tried it yet. Have one with an electric pump to transfer to main tank or pump direct. Filler will be on the drivers side.
    Untill it gets od its affordable range is limited anyway.
     
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    draginmoparsActive Member

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    Fuel tank commanded the left front ,the outlet valve didn't want to share space.
    so the storage had to move to the rear.
    do one, do both.
    Now got more room for the gen (drivers side)
    Water tank (passenger side)

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      draginmoparsActive Member

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      got the bends today...
      worked on the interior end panels, started with the doorway, it was the most complicated bends, 1/8" in 12" pitch for the door to stay open.

      I'll remove the protective plastic, just prior to final assembly.

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        draginmoparsActive Member

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        life changes..
        had to change direction a little
        need the Truck to earn its keep, if it wants to go on road trips

        2nd pic is not another truck load, it's my "Wood shed" where it ended up
        (dodge bed, on the ground, some metal roofing, and a camper topper)...lol

        My friends sons loaded cut / split the wood for me. (exchanging favors)
        About half way, them loading the wood
        say, Do you want to go get another truck, for the rest of the wood, make 1 trip....????

        I Say... WHAT
        you must drive a Chevy.. (he does)
        Then when I pointed out how much room the stack took up >. 1 1/2 bed full.
        agreed it was no problem for the old Cummins Dodge
        Heck, I almost want to leave the load on, it rode really smooth

        moved the sleeper into the shop to get the floor measurements. bend up the stainless.

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        7moparWell-Known Member

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        I totally understand the smooth ride. One can not imagine it even being the same vehicle. With approximately 5200# bricks on the 82 we were floating as in a luxury cruiser.
         
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