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didnt exactly know which forum to post this question so ha no trolling. ok. so i use my truck to get to work. i get about 22mpg. but i keep having to fill up every 2 days. i drive 54 miles to work. is there a bigger gas tank i can put on my truck? or do i have to get a tank to put in the bed of the truck and rig it to the gas tank.
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54 miles round trip or one way? If its 54 miles round trip, I used to drive more than that daily in a 4.0L and only had to fill up weekly.
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108miles round trip. Having to fill up every 2 days. Getting about 22mpg
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You could mount an auxiliary tank in the bed. Or just find something that gets better mileage
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2 days is 216 miles then, I used to drive 62 miles, 4x a week, thats....248 miles, so I guess that seems normal, but I was getting 21mpg and still had 1/4 left or a bit more at the end of the week after going more miles. No mods on your truck? What engines in it? Could be you have a smaller tank than I did.

I worked on a Ranger that actually had 2 fuel tanks factory installed, it was an 88 or 89 i think..I'm not sure what year they stopped that, what year is your truck? You could always rig a second gas tank into the bed, make sure its super secure, and then make some sort of a little valve system so that when your primary tank gets low, you can just open up a valve and the gas from the external tank fills up the primary one again.
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Aftermarket tank is all you can if the bed tank isn't something you want.
Maybe something mounted in the spare tire area.
Extended cab has a larger tank than a single cab but not sure what you have or how work to swap.

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Two tanks would be awesome to have. I would say see what you can do with the spare tire area.
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I think there was a thread about a rear tank and the install of the new filler.
Not sure which,n eed to search it out.
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