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Securing Transfer Tank

Post by Bright Raven » Tue May 07, 2019 1:53 pm

How do others secure their tanks?

The fords have tiedowns in the corner of the bed. I ran vinyl covered quarter inch cable through the metal loops in the corner of the bed. I put a cable on each loop and put a turnbuckle between them which I used to cinch in the tank. There has to be a 101 ways to do it. BTW: the bottom of the bed in the new F250 is tapered. I had to put a 2X8 under the tank to get it to set.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by True Grit Farms » Tue May 07, 2019 2:10 pm

I would of thought that would of been a good job for Gripples. Is there enough room behind the tank to haul a gooseneck trailer?
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by Bright Raven » Tue May 07, 2019 2:15 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
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I would of thought that would of been a good job for Gripples. Is there enough room behind the tank to haul a gooseneck trailer?
There is enough room. Gripples would work.

I don't see the purpose in the new bed design. The bottom of the bed is about 5 to 6 inches narrower than from there up to the bed rails. The tank is 60 inches and the width of the bed is 58 inches at the bottom. So it will not set flat on the bottom of the bed. The 2 by 8 raises the tank enough to allow the tank to set with out hanging up. In my 2014 F250, it set right on the bed floor.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by True Grit Farms » Tue May 07, 2019 2:25 pm

I like a piece of wood across the back of the tank. Your setup might save the tank from being punctured, especially if you brake hard with crap in the bed of the truck. And without a bed mat you need something.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by dieselbeef » Tue May 07, 2019 3:15 pm

that wont stay..itll always be loosening up...better from the lifting loops to the bed corners..even that isn't optimim but at least it wont bounce up and down or fly out in the even of a rollover. secure a piece of alm c channel to the floor and then the tank to it...better pita then sorry
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by Bright Raven » Tue May 07, 2019 4:24 pm

dieselbeef wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:15 pm
that wont stay..itll always be loosening up...better from the lifting loops to the bed corners..even that isn't optimim but at least it wont bounce up and down or fly out in the even of a rollover. secure a piece of alm c channel to the floor and then the tank to it...better pita then sorry
Thank you. I appreciate that. Being safe is worth the trouble. Glad I posted this. I will add on a tie to the lifting loops.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by callmefence » Tue May 07, 2019 4:32 pm

We just have a dedicated truck to haul fuel. 2003 Dodge 3500 gas. Sometimes use it to run errands but for the most part it just carries diesel.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue May 07, 2019 5:10 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
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I would of thought that would of been a good job for Gripples. Is there enough room behind the tank to haul a gooseneck trailer?
Measured one the other day. Not sure of the exact year model but relatively new. There was enough room for an L shaped tank and a toolbox, and still enough room for the gooseneck. But only about 2” in between.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue May 07, 2019 5:11 pm

Ron, there may be a reason you don’t want to but, you can always bolt it to the bed.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by sstterry » Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:11 pm
Ron, there may be a reason you don’t want to but, you can always bolt it to the bed.
You haven't seen his new truck, have you? It will be 5 years before he drills into that bed!

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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue May 07, 2019 6:16 pm

sstterry wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 pm
JMJ Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:11 pm
Ron, there may be a reason you don’t want to but, you can always bolt it to the bed.
You haven't seen his new truck, have you? It will be 5 years before he drills into that bed!
He could glue it down? :hide: The quicker you break em in the more you’ll enjoy them! No worries Ron, after the first couple of dents it gets easier :nod:
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by ez14. » Tue May 07, 2019 8:26 pm

Had a L shaped tank on the back of the old work truck for a long time. It was never secured in place and hardly moved

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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 07, 2019 8:33 pm

sstterry wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 pm
JMJ Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:11 pm
Ron, there may be a reason you don’t want to but, you can always bolt it to the bed.
You haven't seen his new truck, have you? It will be 5 years before he drills into that bed!
He best not damage that truck. It’ll be mine one day.
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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by Silver » Tue May 07, 2019 11:11 pm

In this part of the world tanks must be secured with and engineered strap or cable bolted to the bed. So holes must be drilled.

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Re: Securing Transfer Tank

Post by Bright Raven » Wed May 08, 2019 6:18 am

Silver wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:11 pm
In this part of the world tanks must be secured with and engineered strap or cable bolted to the bed. So holes must be drilled.
In effect, the cable is bolted down. The eyes in the corner of the bed that the cable is attached to are bolted to the bed. What I plan to do as diesel recommended, is run a cable from the eyes up through the lift loops. I will still keep the other cable on.
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