1979 - Volume #3, Issue #4, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Extra Tank Helps Beat Fuel Crunch
No need to panic - if you've equipped your vehicle with an auxiliary gas tank. Just flip a switch and you've got up to 40 gals. of reserve gas to go on.
"Sales are very good," reports Jack Adams, operations manager of RPM, Inc., manufacturer of auxiliary tanks for pickups and recreational vehicles. "With the threat of widespread gas shortages, people want to avoid an emergency if they can."
He notes that add-on gas tanks aren't new but, because of the current energy crunch, they're selling like hotcakes. The RPM tank is especially popular, says Adams, because of its lightweight polyethylene construction. "It's so strong it can be sledge hammered without damage. In addition, the material is rust proof," Adams points out. "Our tanks meet or exceed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for fuel system integrity and have repeatedly passed the 30 mph impact test."
The lightweight, rugged tanks can easily be installed in an hour by one man, according to Adams. The standard 1000 series consists of 2 saddle tanks, each of 20-gal. size. These fit pre-1972 models of Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge and Ford pickup trucks. A single 20-gal. tank is also avialable.
Later models of Dodge and Ford pickups take a 3000 series tank which is available with dual or single 18 gal. tanks. Late model Chevrolet and GMC trucks take a series 2000 which is a single tank with 32 gals. capacity.
All models connect to the fuel gauge for an accurate reading of fuel remaining in both the conventional and auxiliary fuel tanks. A switch near the driver's seat lets you change over to the auxiliary tank without stopping.
Retail prices range from $112.50 for the small single tank to $218.50 for the large dual tanks. Complete instructions. and installation kit included. All tanks are warranted for as long as you own the truck.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Recreational Products Marketing, P.O. Box 7936, Waco, Tex, 76710 (ph. 817 754-5687).
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