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jdc1

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Posted: 03/23/22 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not just put an electric in-line fuel pump in? Pretty simple. Just add a switch at the dash. Probably cost under $50 in materials.

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Posted: 03/23/22 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is one of those conversations where the blind are leading the clueless.
From “no gas cap” myths, to speculation on what is “best.” Replies are evident that several of you are grasping at straws to provide an “answer” of which you don’t have experience at.
It’s ok to not reply if you’re just conjuring up potential solutions or making up stories.


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Posted: 03/23/22 10:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is what my research and feedback is leading.

Use the RDS kit. It comes with a manual shutoff valve for the tank and a check valve for the fuel filler hose.

RDS recommended using a Diesel and Def cap designed for the new Rams.

Diesel Def Cap link

On long drives, leave the manual shutoff valve open.

I am still undecided on the solenoid. Too many complaints on failures. If I use it, I will install it before the RDS kit and after the manual shutoff valve in the tank. I guess the worst that could happen is that it stays closed and I don't get to use the aux tank. The other scenario of it staying open can always be managed with either the check valve or shutoff valve.

Anything I am missing?

Thank you for the feedback

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Posted: 03/23/22 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure if you’re missing anything. Since you’re now considering the check valve kit.
But I’m missing why you’d want to introduce yet a 3rd way to “stop” the fuel. (The electric valve)

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Posted: 03/23/22 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is so that I can open and close the aux tank from the cab without stopping.

I will probably just leave this out to start. It is another point of failure. I guess the newly found gas cap should stop any spills.

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Grit dog wrote:

Not sure if you’re missing anything. Since you’re now considering the check valve kit.
But I’m missing why you’d want to introduce yet a 3rd way to “stop” the fuel. (The electric valve)


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How about installing a manual bypass valve bypassing the solenoid valve in case the solenoid fails? You can have both.

Do they make a fuel grade latching solenoid valve?


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Posted: 03/23/22 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I really don't know if they make a fuel grade latching solenoid. I guess there is more to learn.

This is what I was buying

Solenoid link.

It does get to a point that we must accept some risks :-) This whole thing is going to be full of valves by the time it is done.

I will probably just start with the kit and a diesel cap. If I have issues, I will add the solenoid to keep things shut when the truck is parked or I don't need the aux tank. It is mostly a convenience.

MC

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How about installing a manual bypass valve bypassing the solenoid valve in case the solenoid fails? You can have both.

Do they make a fuel grade latching solenoid valve?


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So you already have an RDS tank, why not contact RDS customer service and inquire as to how to hook up your transfer tank? They're awesome people and I'm sure they can give you a much simpler answer!

I have a 2015 3500 with an RDS transfer tank mounted in the bed, it wasn't at all difficult to install, including the "RDS install kit" which is basically a "T" and some tubing! It's really pretty simple and straight forward.

Call RDS, ask how to go about installing the tank in your new 2022 RAM, I'm sure they'll have an answer for ya!

Mine's worked GREAT for over 10 years now! Good luck moving forward.

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Posted: 03/24/22 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with you. They are very nice people.

This entire thread came from a conversation I had with them regarding this issue. I called to simply inquiry how their kit works. When I gave them the year/model of my truck, they told me to install a motorized ball valve to address some sort of issue with the gas tank cap. I then called the company that sold me the tank and they mentioned this being a concern of 2019-2002 RAM owners. They recommended a cap you can buy for the newer RAMS. Long story short, I am just trying to found out how people have dealt with this.

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So you already have an RDS tank, why not contact RDS customer service and inquire as to how to hook up your transfer tank? They're awesome people and I'm sure they can give you a much simpler answer!

I have a 2015 3500 with an RDS transfer tank mounted in the bed, it wasn't at all difficult to install, including the "RDS install kit" which is basically a "T" and some tubing! It's really pretty simple and straight forward.

Call RDS, ask how to go about installing the tank in your new 2022 RAM, I'm sure they'll have an answer for ya!

Mine's worked GREAT for over 10 years now! Good luck moving forward.

Dan


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MC, I’m not sure what’s changed since my ‘15 RAM but my truck didn’t come with a fuel cap either, just a “flipper” style closure. When I first installed the RDS in my ‘06 RAM I DID have a fuel cap. My installation into the ‘15 was similar to the ‘06. Under the truck up in the fender I cut the metal filler tube, spliced in the “T” with the rubber boots included in the RDS kit. Supposedly there’s a check valve setup to prevent over flow. I’ve never had an issue with fuel spills!

I run the truck tank below half of more then flip the valve on the RDS tank and let the fuel from the RDS gravity flow into the truck tank. It looks “weird” to be running down the road and have the fuel gauge start climbing! LOL The install is fairly easy and having the extra fuel capacity is great!!

Dan

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