It can be tough to find a gas station that sells diesel fuel and is large enough (the coach is 41 ft long and needs a clearance of at least 14 feet) for us to enter safely. Our best bet is to find Flying Js or Pilots as they have plenty of room, food and we can even overnight in their parking lot if needed, but they are not always along our route. With this in mind we decided to add an additional gas tank in the bed of the truck.
Michael chose a 40 gallon fuel/tool box from Amazon. It works great to store his tools in so that they are always handy. When he order the fuel/tool box he also ordered the install kit that fits our truck, 2010 Ford F-350. We’re lucky to have a shop, Performance Truck & Auto Accessories, that is only about 6 miles or so from the house. They installed the fuel/tool box for $175 and did a great job! We haven’t experienced any leaks or issues. For us this was well spent dollars – for others it may not be quite as important.
The extra 40 gallons of diesel allows us to drive all day (we try to stay around 350 miles per day) and not have to worry about refueling. We can get to our RV park or where ever we plan to spend the night, unhook and fuel up without having to worry about finding a gas station that will accommodate the size of our rig.
We want to add a Tonneau cover to the truck yet. One that will open toward the back of the truck so that the fuel tank is still accessible and flips toward the front of the truck to store on top of the fuel box when the coach is attached to the truck. When the truck is not attached to the coach the Tonneau cover will cover the bed of the truck for more storage room! We’re always looking for more storage room! More about that when we get one installed.