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RDS Aluminum Transfer Fuel Tanks for Gas or Diesel

DOT Approved - 25, 50, 55, 60, 69, 80, 91, 150 and 200 Gallon Choices

MSRP: $590.95 - $713.95
$545.95 - $1,436.95 (Inc. Tax)
MSRP: $590.95 - $713.95
$545.95 - $1,436.95 (Ex. Tax)

  • 100% pressure tested
  • 3/16" heavy duty aluminum mounting brackets
  • Built-in baffles reduce sloshing
  • Diesel install kits are available for diesel gravity feed (sold separately)

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SKU:
31005

RDS Rectangular Fuel Transfer Tanks Feature:

  • A DOT-approved tank can be used to transport diesel, gasoline, or aviation fuel.
  • No-Rust 0.125" thick heavy-duty aluminum construction.
  • Available tread plate of mill finish
  • Fully welded seams and 100% pressure tested for leaks.
  • Internal built-in baffles reduce sloshing and weight transfer.
  • DOT Approved rollover safety valve (vent).
  • Includes 3/8" FTP drain plug
  • A tank that can be used as a diesel aux tank with extra cost gravity feed installation kit.

Tank Measurements In Inches

Part Number

Gallons A B C Finish
71109 55 16.5 36.5 22 Mill Finish
71110 55 16.5 36.5 22 Diamond Plate
71212 60 19.25 56 13 Diamond  Plate
70326 69 16 57 18 Diamond  Plate
71793 80 19 50 20 Diamond  Plate
71792 80 19 50 20 Mill Finish
71790 91 19 57 20 Mill Finish
*71791 91 19 57 20 Diamond  Plate
*72551 91 20 55 20 Diamond  Plate
73216 150 28 48 28 Mill Finish
73217 200 28 60 28.5 Mill Finish
74596* 25   8  17  28.5 Diamond  Plate
74736 50  16 8  55  14 Diamond  Plate

Big Brother is Watching - The DOT has some specific rules about carrying diesel fuel or gasoline. RDS Transfer Tanks are DOT certified for transferring diesel, gasoline, or aviation fuel. However, laws will vary from State to State - so we STRONGLY suggest that local and state-level ordinances be reviewed before the purchase of a transfer or auxiliary tank.

It Pays To Buy The Best - On some things, quality and experience should be your first consideration. RDS has been building aluminum transfer and auxiliary tanks for over 45 years. RDS products' build quality meets DOT's stringent standards and DOT certification is not a one-time thing. Facilities and construction techniques are constantly monitored and must be maintained to keep the certification. Thick 1/8" aluminum, continuously welded seams, and pressure testing for leaks are all part of the RDS manufacturing process.

A Tank is Not Just a Tank - In the fuel tank world, a "Transfer Tank" is one that's used with a pump attached to fuel equipment or vehicles other than the vehicle carrying the tank. However, there's no rule against refueling the truck carrying the tank. The main thing is that the tank is not part of the truck's own fuel system. Tanks that are integrated into the truck's factory fuel system are called generally referred to as "Auxiliary Tanks". RDS transfer tanks are legal for diesel, gasoline, and aviation fuel. However, they cannot be used as auxiliary tanks for flammable liquids like gasoline. Flammable liquids cannot legally or safely be gravity fed into the truck's existing fuel system.

RDS Gives You Options - RDS Transfer Tanks Can Be Auxiliary Tanks but their Auxiliary tanks are not designed to be Transfer Tanks. RDS transfer tanks can be adapted easily to be diesel auxiliary tanks by replacing the 3/8 NPT drain plug with a barbed hose fitting. RDS makes a complete kit for integrating your transfer tank into your diesel trucks fuel system. The RDS gravity feed kits can be purchased here. The kit contains everything you need to make the connection from the auxiliary tank with a 3/8" NPT bottom fitting to the factory fill tube. The diesel auxiliary tank keeps the factory tank full. When the auxiliary tank is empty your factory fuel gauge will move off the full mark. These kits are supplied with detailed instructions and take less than an hour to install. There are no wires or switches to install, engineered for rollover protection, and only requires attaching the kit supplied 3/8" npt pipe fitting on the bottom of the tank in place of the drain fitting and splicing into the factory filler tube.

*74596 - Is a transfer tank designed to fit in the bed of a truck in front of a fifth-wheel hitch and under a tonneau cover. This tank is low enough to allow a transfer pump to be added and still fit under the cover.  The tank can also be used for gravity feed.

You Do Have Some Work To Do - RDS offers many different configurations, capacities, and shapes but measuring the area you intend to mount your tank is the only way to correctly choose the right tank for your truck. Use our guide "How to Measure Your Truck Bed for a Transfer or Auxiliary Tank"

What You Need To Know:

  • Some Illustrations May Show Optional Extra Cost Equipment
  • RDS tanks CANNOT be used as AUXILIARY Tanks for Gasoline*
  • Tread Plate is like "Diamond Plate" and Mill Finish is smooth raw aluminum  
  • Add approximately 2.5" to the height dimensions for cap and filler neck
  • Always measure your truck's bed for clearance at corners, wheel wells, etc.
  • Shop For Hand Pumps, Meters and Filters Here.
  • Pumps and Hoses are not included
  • Mounting tabs extend approximately 1" from the base
  • Mounting hardware is included
  • Pumps add 8-10" to the height dimension
  • Leonard Truck Accessories is a Direct Distributor For RDS Products
  • 72551 is narrower but taller than 71791 see dimensions below
  • 73216 and 73217 Diesel Only*
  • *74596 - Is a transfer tank designed to fit in the bed of a truck in front of a fifth-wheel hitch and under a tonneau cover. This tank is low enough to allow a transfer pump to be added and still fit under the cover.  The tank can also be used for gravity feed.

    Real truck lovers, off-roaders or fans of anything auto, be a truck hero and buy the best quality, best-reviewed, best priced RDS Aluminum Tanks and Toolbox products through Leonard Truck Accessories or visit any one of our stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Leonard Store Locator.

    Since opening in 1963 Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories' goal has always been to provide quality truck accessories at the lowest prices. Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Ram, Nissan, Honda, Jeep, and Toyota Truck owners may disagree on which vehicle brand is better but they can all agree that Leonard Truck Accessories is the perfect place to buy your Rectangular Fuel Transfer Tank by RDS.

SKU:
31005
Weight:
0.00 LBS
 

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