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Old 08-15-2008
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Slip Tanks

Or tidy tanks, if you prefer.

Anyone carry one on their Ranger?

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what are you talking about? is this a canada thing?
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It's one of those tanks you keep in the bed with fuel in it, heard someone mention one before at a local truck place.
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A Canada thing? Maybe it is. Didnt' really think about that.

But yes, it's a fuel tank you keep in your bed. Doesn't always have to be fuel for your own truck though. It's pretty common for heavy equipment operators to carry a slip tank on their truck for fuelling their machine.

Are slip tanks really a Canadian thing?

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I see them all the time for full size trucks, most diesel guys use the toolbox/fuel combo for their buggies and generators, so they can fill up without having 10 (5) gallon gas cans.
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They are called transfer tanks. Legally only diesel can be held in them and not gasoline. Gas is flammable whereas diesel is only combustible. Also the trucks fuel system cannot be directly hooked up to the said tank, technically is has to be transferred to the stock tank; hence transfer.
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Diesel-only might be the law in the US, but not in Canada. As long as the tank meets the TDG(Transportation of Dangerous Goods) Act specs, any fuel can be carried - petrol, diesel, etc.

Never heard them called "transfer tanks" before. Must be an American thing.

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D, the other D, sorry if i offended you on that canada thing. i had never heard of such a thing...might just be my location in Boring, Oregon. lol.
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i think it is just your location, seem em all the time over here
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Ya, there all over the place here, the farmers use them, but mainly you see them on the oil rig trucks....
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Not offended at all. No worries. I was just surprised that you had never heard of them before. I thought that maybe they were just a Canada thing.

Just about every rig rocket around here has a slip tank, but then, most of them are 3/4 ton and up. I have seen a few Rangers at the rigs, but none with tanks.

So, no Rangers with slip tanks?

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my old work truck, the 2002 dodge dually, had a diesel tank infront of the toolbox. was like a 100gal tank or something for filling up the equipment at the job site.


I honestly don't know if they even manufacturer this style of tank that i talked about so thin to fit the bed of a ranger.
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ranchers here have them on their f-250s - kinda kool IMO
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