RDS Auxiliary Fuel Tank/Toolbox Combo - 91 Gallon, Model# 72647
Love this tank!
I have been using this tank for 3 plus years now, I have had no problems at all. I travel all over pulling my 28' Coachmen camper, With this tank in my 2003 F-350 I can travel well over 1000 miles with out stopping for fuel, as you know if you tow anything its not always easy finding a good fuel stop when you need one. It only took me about an hour to install the tank, its very easy. I would highly recommend this tank to any one that travels alot.
PS: Buy the install kit for your truck.
October 15, 2012
VERY EASY TO INSTALL
GOT THIS TANK AND PUT IT IN. HAD NO PROBLEMS, JUST ADD A EXTRA 3INCH VENT TUBE, AND IT WAS DONE. WORKS GREAT
October 19, 2009
Can work with bed cover
I installed this tank yesterday on my 2002 F-250 SD. The install was not bad and it took me under 2 hours to set it up. The mounting tabs on the tank could be larger because not all tabs will ride where you would like them in the bed groves. My friend has the same style and he ran his hose from the top with a fuel pump and i ran mine from the drain plug as directed with the set up kit. The reason i purchased this model was to fit the tank under my bed cover. I have a diamondback cover so I removed the lid off the toolbox for two reasons. One is that i did not want the A-frame issue with two lids opening in alternate directions and the other is that the diamondback cover is the same as the toolbox lid so it will keep my tools secure. I installed the tank about 2 inches off the back bed rail. Instead of drilling a hole in the bed i ran my drain out of the bed plug and then straight into the connector. Just drill a hole large enough in the plug for the hose that way you will still be able to keep your bed nice and dry. Overall a very good setup for the money.
December 8, 2008
Great Tank and Toolbox
When I went looking for an auxillary diesel fuel tank, I was encountering custom made tanks in the 2000 to 4000 Dollars range. After finding this one at Northern Tool, I was surprised to see the very same custom tank and toolbox for less than half the price.
It arrived in less than 2 weeks and had been custom made and shipped directly to me from thr factory. It has all of the features found in much more expensive tanks, including ease of installation, double bottom of tool box and readily available inntall parts kit, which includes everything you need to do a professional and legal install. A very good deal.
November 17, 2008
RDS Auxiliary Fuel/Tool Combo 91 Gal #72647
I researched the fuel/tool combo then purchased it through Northern because it was the best deal.It is very well constructed,I have been using it for a few months and am very pleased with the tank,The only issue I had was the vent,when the tank is full the fuel would splash out,so by adding an elbow and a short pipe nipple and reattaching the vent that was provided the problem was solved.
August 13, 2008
The perfect dual purpose tank/tool box
I have this unit and it is wonderful. I have the 91 gallon tank and tool box. The tool box has plenty of room and then the extra 91 gallons of diesel fuel helps me to continue for weeks instead of days. The quality is first rate and the appearence is second to none.
April 14, 2008
RDS Auxiliary Fuel Tank/Toolbox Combo - 91 Gallon
I had no problems with the installation, appearance or functioning of this tank. It appears to be a very well made tank at half the cost of some advertised tanks.
The rear flange is directly over a metal cross piece on my Ford F350 and required installing the bolt up through the floor but very doable using a short length of wire to pull the bolt up. I used the diesel fill install kit and it works as advertised. The vent in the tank will splash fuel if left as is. I connected a fitting to my truck vent tube using JB Weld and connected a fuel line to it from the aux. tank vent. This is a very much needed addition for my towing needs.
April 4, 2008
91 combo tank install
Product came quicker than expected and delivery company was quite obliging to my schedule. Had looked at other companies offering tanks but settled on this unit. The photos on the website gave a look at the tank but when the tank arrived there were no instructions in the tank ... only keys taped to the inside..
When I did a dry fit on the unit... only the side flanges would be of any use... the front mounting flange lined up directly above the main tank and the mounting bracket and not accessible without major work. I opted to double secure the both side brackets. ALL mounting flanges should have been at least a half inch wider and maybe and inch longer ( there were 3... some photos showed 4)...
The install kit was also vague and with my install on my truck it was a metal downspout so the angle it showed was not acheiveable. The petcock that came with the kit would not completly open but did shut off properly... The tool box is functional but found a eighth inch drill whole in a non important lid area.
We do alot of traveling and use the internet to find the deals on fuel.... this tank
will help out.... It took a couple three hours to install but it was worth it... It looks
very nice in the bed of the truck.
February 18, 2008
Aux. Fuel Tank 91Gal./tool box
I gad a long bed 2500 Dodge, with the ease of installation, this is a tank which gave me well over 2000+ mile range to travel. The Aux. tank, took less then 2 hours to install. I have had 2 of these tanks now. What you need is a short bed Model for Dodge..
January 15, 2008
Money Saving Investemnt
We purchased this tank to install it in out new service truck.Due to the high mileage the vehicle was traveling our service tech was constantly having to stop for fuel,causing considerable downtime.After purchasing and installing this transfer tank and toolbox combo,our sevice truck was more organized better equipped and saved time and money at literally every service call.Being in the manufacturing industry ourselves we appreciate the quality workmanship and the durabilty of this product.The diamond plate aluminum construction is quite attractive and compliments the truck as well as being functional.We know this product will continue to save us time and money in the years to come.The ease of installation was a pleasant surprise and the couplings and fittings fit just like advertised.As a side note,it is my experience that Northern Tool is a great place to shop for quality products and you can expect great service as well. ty ty ty
November 1, 2007