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  • How to fill RDS tank from cubies while on the road

    Ok, i have the fill problem solved as well as then slight leak from the breather so onto my nxt thing to get dialed in. How the heck do i fill the tank when i am out of the road. Would some sort of a funnel with a bend in it work best or what do you guys use. I will most likely fill up cubies or perhaps use a 5 gallon gas can.
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    I think most guys that use cubies have modified one of the lids so that they can attach a hose to the lid.

    If I was to give it a shot, I'd just drill a hole slightly larger than your standard 3/4" galvanized hose adaptor, stick the threaded end of the adaptor through the lid and secure it on both sides of the lid with a 3/4" NPT nut and viton rubber washer. Slap a hose on it and let it go. Might have to punch a breather hole in the cube though so it would drain.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Marv View Post
      Might have to punch a breather hole in the cube though so it would drain.
      yup, that's what I've done. Just jab a knife in the bottom of it once it's inverted. It still takes a little time though, so get comfortable
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      • #4
        What MArv explained works great...these libs are however kinda brittle and after a while will crack if you bend that hose alot putting stress on the cap so try to use a real flexible hose and make it like 2' long so it will be more plyable.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Clay Henry View Post
          What MArv explained works great...these libs are however kinda brittle and after a while will crack if you bend that hose alot putting stress on the cap so try to use a real flexible hose and make it like 2' long so it will be more plyable.
          I was thinking that those filler tubes for atv's and what not that are about 2 feet long might work perfectly.
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          • #6
            Here's my method - 18V DeWalt screwgun and a drill pump - a washing machine hose threads onto my pump - cut hose in half, with piece threaded on each end of pump - a 10" long piece of metal tubing clamped in the suction end of hose (works good for sucking out the last tbsp in the container - when you're done, slide exit side hose onto suction tube - no mess, no heavy lifting... There's a pic in my album on this site.

            I'm guessing it takes about 2 minutes to pump out a 5-gal jug, though it might be a little less if it's warm. Oh, and drill pump I picked up at the local hardware store for $8, and washing machine hose at the dump off an old machine - $0. Steel tube was a scrap piece of large brake line - 3/8"?
            Last edited by Danbeck; 06-15-2009, 05:27 PM.
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            • #7
              I really like the drill idea. I will probably go that route in the future. But in the meantime, I found that the lid off of a Rotella 2.5 gallon jug is the same size and treads as the cubies, but it is made of thicker, more flexible plastic. I drilled a hole and force threaded a 1" treaded nipple into the higher quality cap, installed an 18" long by 1" black rubber hose, and the cubies dump in less than a minute after you cut the bottom. I recently went on a 1000 mile round trip to Florida, bringing 6 cubies with me. I dumped them very easily with this set up, without much or any mess (just a small dribble from one). I managed to get 17.5 mpg or thereabouts. I ran out of veggie oil about 15 miles from home. But it didn't take but 30 gallons to fill it up again. I wish I could get use from the entire 40 gallon tank!

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              • #8
                An Arizona tea jug screws into the filler, make a funnel out of it.
                Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                  An Arizona tea jug screws into the filler, make a funnel out of it.
                  Now that sounds quick and easy for sure. I could cut the thing basicall yin half below the part that screws in and almost have it like a trough that would drain into the tank. I am going to pick one up today!
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                  • #10
                    The one thing that I thought of after I was pouring oil through it was that it will burp from not getting air into the tank... so put a straw or something into the tank so it can breathe.
                    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                      The one thing that I thought of after I was pouring oil through it was that it will burp from not getting air into the tank... so put a straw or something into the tank so it can breathe.
                      doesn't the breather for the tank allow for the air to get out instead of having to use a straw?
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