Best material for truck tank

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    football-fan85
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    What’s better steel or aluminum?

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    Pumper214
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    I prefer stainless steel. It’s more durable and will last longer.

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    Matt
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    There are so many factors- hard to just answer that question. Stainless steel will generally outlast the truck chassis; but that is a large investment upfront. I’ve heard of a stainless tank lasting for 2 truck chassis life’s. Steel is the cheapest option, but the heaviest and most prone to pitting/rusting problems. If you have a hard time finding (or paying) CDL drivers but need a large capacity tank then aluminum is the best option. All of the options have some definitive pros and cons. Do you operate in a region that uses salt brine in the winter? If you do have a problem with the tank, steel is definitely the easiest material to repair or work on.

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