How Do You Put a Fuel Tank on a Truck Bed?

Installing a fuel tank in the bed of a truck can be a difficult task, but with the right tools and directions, it can be done. It is important to ensure that the fuel tank meets all necessary safety standards and is properly secured to the truck bed.

To ensure proper installation, you’ll need to get the correct fuel tank for your truck that fits securely in the bed. You’ll also need some basic tools such as a screwdriver, wrench, tape measure, and pliers.

Step 1: Measure the dimensions of the truck bed and purchase an appropriate fuel tank that fits these dimensions. Make sure to check that your chosen fuel tank is designed to fit your make and model of truck. Most tanks are designed to fit standard beds.

Step 2: Place the fuel tank in the truck bed with help from another person if needed. Ensure that it is placed firmly against one of the walls of the bed so that it does not move around during operation.

Step 3: Securely attach each side of the fuel tank to either side of the truck bed using bolts or screws provided by your manufacturer. Make sure that these are tightened firmly so that they don’t come loose during operation.

Step 4: Attach hoses and other components such as venting systems or filters according to manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure they are securely attached and sealed correctly.

Step 5: Test out your installation by filling up with fuel and making sure there are no leaks or other errors before you take it on a test drive.

Installing a fuel tank in your truck bed can seem like a daunting task but with careful planning and preparation, it can be done safely and securely. Having a secure place for extra gas while out on long trips will ensure you have enough fuel for any situation.


Putting a fuel tank on a truck bed requires careful measurement, secure attachment with bolts or screws, hoses and other components connected according to manufacturer’s instructions, and testing before driving off. With proper planning and preparation, you can install a secure fuel tank for extra gas reserves on long trips.

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Stephen Dunn