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Class C--towing a car--portable gas generator. Where is the best area to carry the gasoline can? Storage area in RV or in car?

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Best place is one that has some air circulating around it and a car probably would not unless you kept a window open. The fumes would be a killer if you did not allow some air to circulate.


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Neither a good choice for me. I would make up a platform for the bumper of the C or hitch of the car if large enough for a hitch.


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Pyrate--that was my general thought also.

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Bob--good idea.

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If it was me I would carry the gas in the toads gas tank. Then when I needed the gas I would pump it out with a little electric fuel pump.


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TURTLE-- Already planning on that but want something a little more portable.

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You do not want explosive gas vapors inside a RV or inside the towed vehicle. That leaves mounting the can on the RV or on the tow vehicle. Easiest would be a military style jerry can with a mount welded or bolted to a bumper. These are easy to find as they are a common CJ accessory and they gas can is easily padlocked inside the bracket.

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Bob/Olallawa wrote:

Neither a good choice for me. I would make up a platform for the bumper of the C or hitch of the car if large enough for a hitch.


x2 I carry mine on a platform on the back of my Fiver.


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FWIW, not sure if it's safe or not but after we ran out of gas a few years ago, I travel with a 5 gallon jerry can with 2 or 3 gallons of gas in it in one of our storage bins. I've actually never really thought if it was safe or not but I've never smelled any fumes from it. Once or twice a year, I empty it into our tank and refill it with fresh fuel just so the gas doesn't get too old.

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