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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:21 pm 
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As some you know a gas auxiliary storage system can cost $850 and up. I use the figure $850 because that was the cheapest I could find that uses gasoline. As you may know gas aux tanks can not be gravity fed, it has to have a pump to get the gas to the main truck tank.

Here is a picture of my system that cost me just over $50 and about an hour of time saving me $800.

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Brilliant! Does it come in diesel? :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:28 pm 
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why is the one on the left pointed to the back? lol

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azgesj wrote:
why is the one on the left pointed to the back? lol

because of the spout maybe?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:12 pm 
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you got it :lol3

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I don't mean to be critical but your idea maybe cheaper but is it safe.
Maybe OK if you use metal Jerry Cans, but transporting that much gas in portable plastic containers carries a risk.
I would not want to fill the truck and/or refill those cans on a regular basis.
What you saved in cash you will pay for many times in added labor.
While I am not an alarmist accidents do happen. I would not want that much gas onboard in plastic jugs if things went bad.
Truth is none of us know when things will go bad. I know of no one that planned to have an accident. Transporting gas like that on a regular basis is a huge liability/risk. I would not do it.
Do it right/safely or not at all. There are more limitations on auxiliary gasoline tanks vs. diesel for a reason.

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Lantley wrote:
I don't mean to be critical but your idea maybe cheaper but is it safe.
Maybe OK if you use metal Jerry Cans, but transporting that much gas in portable plastic containers carries a risk.
I would not want to fill the truck and/or refill those cans on a regular basis.
What you saved in cash you will pay for many times in added labor.
While I am not an alarmist accidents do happen. I would not want that much gas onboard in plastic jugs if things went bad.
Truth is none of us know when things will go bad. I know of no one that planned to have an accident. Transporting gas like that on a regular basis is a huge liability/risk. I would not do it.
Do it right/safely or not at all. There are more limitations on auxiliary gasoline tanks vs. diesel for a reason.


The tank on my truck is plastic. The tanks on my boats were plastic. Metal corrodes, especially with the ethanol in fuel. I have plastic gasoline tanks stowed in our trunk for the generators.

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TTFullTimer wrote:
Lantley wrote:
I don't mean to be critical but your idea maybe cheaper but is it safe.
Maybe OK if you use metal Jerry Cans, but transporting that much gas in portable plastic containers carries a risk.
I would not want to fill the truck and/or refill those cans on a regular basis.
What you saved in cash you will pay for many times in added labor.
While I am not an alarmist accidents do happen. I would not want that much gas onboard in plastic jugs if things went bad.
Truth is none of us know when things will go bad. I know of no one that planned to have an accident. Transporting gas like that on a regular basis is a huge liability/risk. I would not do it.
Do it right/safely or not at all. There are more limitations on auxiliary gasoline tanks vs. diesel for a reason.


The tank on my truck is plastic. The tanks on my boats were plastic. Metal corrodes, especially with the ethanol in fuel. I have plastic gasoline tanks stowed in our trunk for the generators.


The tank on your truck is secured and not likely to become a projectile in an accident.
Boat tanks are plastic, but there is generally only one and it is the supply tank it is not there to carry additional fuel.
You could benefit from using Jerry cans as well, however your tanks are secured in a trailer and not as likely to become a projectile that could affect the passenger carrying vehicle.
Since you believe seat belts are worthless,(which may have been a joke) as posted in one of your prior post, I'm imagine you see no risk in regularly transporting 48 gallons of gas in plastic containers

As I said I'm not an alarmist. When I used a portable genset I carried 12 gallons in Jerry cans attached to my tongue mounted bike rack. There is always risk involved when transporting gasoline.
One of the reasons I now have an onboard LP genset is the convenience of not having to deal with gas cans.
Using plastic can in lieu of a true auxiliary tank is not a risk I would take. Maybe one time for a specific situation, but I would not make a routine of doing it for cross country travel. I consider the risk too great vs. doing with a certified aux. tank.
I assume the OP has a small 26 gallon tank which can be a deal breaker for towing. I would research a larger aftermarket replacement tank or breakdown and pay for an auxiliary tank.
In addition to the transporting risk involved. The real hassle would be the work involved in filling the truck using 4 portable cans. Then refilling the cans again. Only to repeat the process. Too much work for me! I have enough camping chores to add 4 can refueling to the list.
I understand others may disagree, and I don't mean to offend the OP. But due to the risk and additional work involved I think the multiple gas can set up is a bad idea that just isn't worth the savings vs. doing it with the correct tank.

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Theres a reason why gasoline auxiliary tanks cost as much as they do, they must meet strict DOT standards. I would not assume that much risk by carrying all that gasoline in that way.
Call me an alarmist but after you see one person burn up in a vehicle accident you tend to change your perspective.

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I agree. I will invest in a quality metal DOT approved auxiliary fuel system for my 2006 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Turbo Diesel Dually. I spent too much money on my 5er and truck to not ALWAYS consider safety first, cost second. Just my 2 cents.


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tparr wrote:
As some you know a gas auxiliary storage system can cost $850 and up. I use the figure $850 because that was the cheapest I could find that uses gasoline. As you may know gas aux tanks can not be gravity fed, it has to have a pump to get the gas to the main truck tank.

Here is a picture of my system that cost me just over $50 and about an hour of time saving me $800.

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we carry 3 diesel containers almost the same way..
we have a full size tool box in the bed behind the cab, and the 3 containers fit between the toolbox and the hitch with no clearance issues..
I do not know that it is the safest way to do it, but it works for us, that extra 15 gal of fuel for us, translates into rarely having to stop for fuel with the camper hooked up.
i have been considering custom-made fuel tanks for extra diesel capacity, but it is not in our budget right now.

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Big difference between carrying gasoline and diesel.

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Not very safe. Don't know what type of bed liner you have but ours tends to have static. Doesn't take much to ignite gas fumes. We did carry 3/5 gal plastic containers of diesel when we travelled but as previously mentioned, big difference between the two. Have since purchased an aux tank. My opinion, don't do it. Sorry

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Ok so there is a risk. In my 50 years of driving I have only seen one motorhome burn up and maybe a half dozen trailers wrecked. The most rear end wrecks or roll overs I have seen were inside the city limits - speed limits of under 50 miles per hour.

My truck gets about 7 to 9 mpg. That gets me about 150 to 190 miles. So I carry only enough gas to get to here I am going. In the trip I just made, it was 165 miles. So I had only 8 gallons of gas in the gas cans.

Keep in mind that there are more rear end wrecks inside the city limits. So how do any of you carry gas for your mowers or gas engines at home. Do you have a gas truck come to your home or do you do what I have done for years and carry 3 to 5 gallons of gas in the trunk of my car. From what you say I am at risk and so are any you that do the same thing.

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Getting gas for a mower is far different than traveling cross country with 4-6 gallon cans.
Your exposure and potential for danger is much greater than just going to the local gas station.
They make replacement and auxiliary tanks to fill your need.
The tanks are expensive because they are designed to be safe.
From the responses you can see that a few feel your cheap gas storage is risky.
If something were to go wrong. I imagine there would be negligence involved in the ensuing litigation. 4 portable gas cans could create quite a lethal mess.
Is it really worth it just to avoid a gas stop?

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