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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:25 pm 
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Looks good to me I flew helicopters up in the Arctic and hauled fuel the same way and for the same reason long distance between fuel stations. I carry a 20 liter plastic container for my generator and of coarse it expands in the sun and contracts at night and I'm wondering if anyone has tried the metal containers sold by harbour freight are they fairly tough?


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I really do not see what you are saving. You still have to stop to put fuel in your main tank from the plastic and then refill the plastic containers. Why is that better than filling at a gas station??


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jackanddi wrote:
I really do not see what you are saving. You still have to stop to put fuel in your main tank from the plastic and then refill the plastic containers. Why is that better than filling at a gas station??


If your tank has 350 miles of fuel and it is 400 miles between gas stations you can stop and put another 200 miles of fuel in the tank to get you the 400 miles. I have a 50 gal tank and I am thinking about carrying an extra 20 gal this summer on our trip to Alaska.

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Tell me what ACPC should do. ( click on the link, scroll down to ACPC post ) Auxiliary fuel tank for Honda generator. Do you fill it when you reach your distanation? When you're done do you try to put the excess in your tow vehicle, dump the left over on the ground or just come home with a little left over fuel?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:38 am 
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jackanddi wrote:
I really do not see what you are saving. You still have to stop to put fuel in your main tank from the plastic and then refill the plastic containers. Why is that better than filling at a gas station??

When our boys traveled with us I would carry an extra 10 gals of diesel. The stock 26 gal tank didnt get us far at 10 1/2 MPG. It was easier for me to stop at a rest area and dump the 10 gals into the tank using a transmission funnel, while everyone was using the restroom or walking the dog. What it saved me was a lengthier stop at a fuel station with everyone getting out and walking through the fuel on the ground and the kids shopping in the store. We still made the stops but it made them a little easier on me.

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I have read of some states really limiting how much of different fuels can be carried in "loose" containers. There are major restrictions on propane, and I know, as burgie said, CA is real picky on what you can use. One of the reasons I got a diesel. Diesel fuel is just plane safer to deal with.

Heck I would have a diesel weed trimmer if they made one. Already trying to talk the wife into a newer Kubota BX tractor, them I can use a belly mower and get rid of the gas mowers. AM about 99% sure the wife's next car will be diesel too.

I love the power, performance and mileage of the diesel. Maintenance I do myself so that is a non issue for me. Tires for my '06 Tundra with less than half the power, and worse mpg's, were the same prices I see for my 2500HD.

So the added safety is a bonus for me.

I would check state laws you travel through on how much gas can be carried in portable containers. As goofy as the laws in CA are, many of them are there because someone did what the law restricts, and most likely someone else died from it.

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We're getten ready for the desert, boondocking. I was using my California approved gas can and the gas ran all over the Honda 2000. I wish Calif would stop trying to protect me.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:12 pm 
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We're getten ready for the desert, boondocking. I was using my California approved gas can and the gas ran all over the Honda 2000. I wish Calif would stop trying to protect me.



Yea I am sick of being "protected" myself. Of course "they know whats best for us".
grrrrr dont get me started on these libtards.

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I have been a claims supervisor for an insurance company for over 21 years. I know, no comments on how you feel about insurance companies, but somebody has to work there. Anyway, I work in the Subrogation Department where we recover when our insured is not liable. I can tell you that if something happens to the gas cans in an accident and they do damage to another vehicle, or worse, hurt someone, they will pursue the person who owns the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle and the person who put the cans in the back of the vehicle. It is safer to go with what is recommended by the manufacturer. This way if there are any issues, they are liable not you. Not to mention, you do not want to be the guy who hurts someone because your were trying to save money. That is hard to live with. Just my thoughts.

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