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Old 02-14-2007, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for some feedback from anyone who has installed an Aero Tank or other larger fuel tank in a SWB SD. Any issues with the instalation, does the fuel gauge work and does the new tank block anything underneath you need access too? Thanks.
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Had to reweld EVERY seam on mine. Works fine now. Customer service [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img] I live not even an hour away from Transfer Flow, I know the quality of Transfer Flow but my cheap @$$ found this killer deal on an Aero Tank [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img].
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i got the 55 gal on my 05 ccsb about 1 yr ago and so far i'm pretty stoked. made it from l.a. to ashland oregon on one fill(700+ mi). of course that fill cost more than $150 and took a cool minute. aero completed the install in a few hours, its been working as i hoped, and i havent had any access problems. be sure to change your fuel filters after 2- 3 tankfulls because there may be some factory residue. i could see it taking damage in off road conditions as it hangs below frame rails 3 or 4 inches, but w/ adeqate lift. . .
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Re: Aero tanks

I spent some time researching this as well. I liked the fact that the Aero Tanks had more capacity. After posting on a couple boards, I found that almost everyone went with the Transfer Flow.

TF uses heavier gage steel and is DOT approved. TF also has a 50.00 off deal right now until the end of this month. TF also bolts to the stock position so there is no drilling in the frame. They are also offerting installation for 99.00.

I also have two 5 gallon deisel cans stored in my trailer so it makes up for it. I will be ordering a TF next week [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

I have to say that when I called TF, I asked if they knew the quality of the AT. They refused to bad-mouth their competitors. Very respectable. Instead, she advised me to check both websites and compare testing, DOT approval, and safety.

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I've had a 55-gallon midship replacement tank from AeroTanks for around 3-years. No problems at all with it. The welds aren't the prettiest but they don't leak. They are located in Corona,CA which is local and that was a factor in selecting them.

During the install they reworked the entire feed assembly, replacing the hoses and adding clamps. They pressure tested the reworked feed assembly for leak. No air getting in there!

They adjust the fuel quantity sensor so that you just use your factory gauge. I can get almost 1000 miles on the highway but I usually only let it get down to about 1/8.

No complaints. I like it because I can take breaks on long drives at the park with my dog etc instead of standing around a fuel pump.

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Re: Aero tanks

Check out the Titan tanks. 50 gallons, made out of poly and direct bolt up to our trucks. Uses all stock parts, No need to buy anything else. Pretty neat! xxtank.com
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Check out the Titan tanks. 50 gallons, made out of poly and direct bolt up to our trucks. Uses all stock parts, No need to buy anything else. Pretty neat! xxtank.com

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Not such a good idea... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]

http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthrea...rue#Post3179557

This guy is still SOL with that company. Unless something has changed...
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Re: Aero tanks

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Check out the Titan tanks. 50 gallons, made out of poly and direct bolt up to our trucks. Uses all stock parts, No need to buy anything else. Pretty neat! xxtank.com

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Not such a good idea... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]

http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthrea...rue#Post3179557

This guy is still SOL with that company. Unless something has changed...

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That's not really a fair statement.

His last post on 1/16 states that Titan admitted to a bad batch of tanks, one of which the OP of that thread got. Then nothing since then. We don't really know, from the thread linked above, if it got resolved or not. When a company admits to something, that's usually a good sign, not a bad one.

My .02.

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Re: Aero tanks

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Check out the Titan tanks. 50 gallons, made out of poly and direct bolt up to our trucks. Uses all stock parts, No need to buy anything else. Pretty neat! xxtank.com

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Not such a good idea... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]

http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthrea...rue#Post3179557

This guy is still SOL with that company. Unless something has changed...

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That's not really a fair statement.

His last post on 1/16 states that Titan admitted to a bad batch of tanks, one of which the OP of that thread got. Then nothing since then. We don't really know, from the thread linked above, if it got resolved or not. When a company admits to something, that's usually a good sign, not a bad one.

My .02.

Al

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Thats why I put my little disclaimer at the end. But here is a link to my thread. His last post is 1-29-07 with no resolution. I hope he responds with an update soon.

http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthrea...rue#Post3197876
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Re: Aero tanks

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Not such a good idea... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]

http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthrea...rue#Post3179557

This guy is still SOL with that company. Unless something has changed...

[/ QUOTE ]

That's not really a fair statement.

His last post on 1/16 states that Titan admitted to a bad batch of tanks, one of which the OP of that thread got. Then nothing since then. We don't really know, from the thread linked above, if it got resolved or not. When a company admits to something, that's usually a good sign, not a bad one.

My .02.

Al

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To the contrary it is an accurate depiction and why I waited and found it neccesary to share my experiance on TDS.

I did update my thread and I forgot to mention that when I emailed titan the details of what I have done so far (in my attempt to fix my tank) so they could assess what compensation in the form of a credit they are willing to offer I never got a response.

I emailed them again last week and got a call the next day telling me to go to ATS and get a replacement tank (compensation still undetermined).

The dealer I purchased it from told me he was no longer carrying the tanks due to quality control issues and getting warranties resolved timely.

Look at other tanks guys.
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Re: Aero tanks

Thanks for the update Patch.

It looks like the choice is Transfer Flow.
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