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    I only have a 25 gallon gas tank in my Silverado so I知 thinking about purchasing a 14 gallon jerry can for our travels. How do I safely fill the jerry can and safely top off my truck when on the road. I知 hauling a 5th wheel so if I need to get it on the ground, I cannot roll it out. I would need to lift it (115 lbs when full) over the side. Any recommendations would be helpful.

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    Get 3 5 gal cans? Get an aux tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLWSCC View Post
    I only have a 25 gallon gas tank in my Silverado so I知 thinking about purchasing a 14 gallon jerry can for our travels. How do I safely fill the jerry can and safely top off my truck when on the road. I知 hauling a 5th wheel so if I need to get it on the ground, I cannot roll it out. I would need to lift it (115 lbs when full) over the side. Any recommendations would be helpful.
    I would not do this

    Carrying gasoline is dangerous

    Just take a break and stop at a station. Great time to relax and stretch the legs imo


    If you are sure you want to do it a small transfer pump is cheap and just pump it right from the bed
    Even a hand pump would work

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    Last edited by NB Canada; 03-14-2021 at 02:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLWSCC View Post
    I only have a 25 gallon gas tank in my Silverado so I知 thinking about purchasing a 14 gallon jerry can for our travels. How do I safely fill the jerry can and safely top off my truck when on the road. I知 hauling a 5th wheel so if I need to get it on the ground, I cannot roll it out. I would need to lift it (115 lbs when full) over the side. Any recommendations would be helpful.
    You don't say which year your truck is but in al likelihood there was a larger tank offered as an option or part of a tow package. If it is the case look into swapping a larger tank. This is a common question on the pick up truck forums.
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    Yea, I was kinda leaning away from the jerry can...thanks for all your input

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    Luckily the 2020 Ram long beds had a 50 gallon tank option when I ordered mine.... Otherwise I would have been looking at having a larger aftermarket tank installed.
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    You didn't mention if you had a diesel, or not. Pretty easy if you have a diesel, from an aux tank in the bed that has a transfer pump, to a direct replacement of the original fuel tank with a larger aftermarket one. Not easy if you have a gas engine, as the feds have pretty strict rules, and there is only a few aftermarket kits.
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    There is only the 26 gallon tank offered on the Silverado. A huge miss by GM, I’m not sure what they were thinking. Imagine towing a decent size camper and having to find a gas station every 2.5 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip94ta View Post
    There is only the 26 gallon tank offered on the Silverado. A huge miss by GM, I’m not sure what they were thinking. Imagine towing a decent size camper and having to find a gas station every 2.5 hours.
    I agree. I feel similarly about my F250. It only has a 30 gallon tank, which is 6 gallons less than our last pickup (an F150). Towing my new camper home, I was getting 8 mpg (a bit of a headwind...) and what should have been an easy one-tank trip became a near thing, the truck was bitching about low fuel before we even got off the highway. If that turns out to be typical for this truck, then I'll be stopping every 200 miles for gas. Ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip94ta View Post
    There is only the 26 gallon tank offered on the Silverado. A huge miss by GM, I知 not sure what they were thinking. Imagine towing a decent size camper and having to find a gas station every 2.5 hours.
    I don稚 mind it at all. Perfect time to take a little break


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