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profdant139 wrote:

Hmmm . . . . Dave brings up an interesting point. I always carry extra gas for my generator. And yet, in 14 years of camping, at an average of 70 nights per year, I have never -- repeat never -- had to fill my generator with the extra gas.

Roughly once a year, perhaps a little less often than that, we use our generator, maybe for a couple of hours, in total. I always come home from each trip with gas in the tank of the generator. I have never had to refill the generator at a gas pump while on the road.

But I just thought that like a Boy Scout, I gotta be prepared. What if there is a week-long rainy spell, and my solar panel is useless?

But if Crosscheck, of all people, does not carry extra gas for the generator, maybe I should take a hint?? That would solve my problem of where to carry the gas can. Just say no.

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We take trips with multiple toys, gas cans are a must. I too have been looking at what kind of fuel tanks we can add to the bed of the truck, everything seems to be diesel only. We bring 3-4 plastic 5 gallon jugs, what we don't use gets thrown in the truck for the return trip.Following this thread for suggestions too...

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10L (2.6 g) NATO style jerrycan in a jerrycan holder bolted to my battery tray on the TT tongue. It provides fuel for my Yamaha 2000 generator and emergency fuel for the truck when towing.


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Jerry cans bought years ago from here Link


These are the real deal ones not a cheapy



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1, 5 gal extended run tank and a 5 gal red, approved gas tank. Both full upon a boondocking trip. If I don't use all of the gas on the trip, it gets to be used in the lawn mower and weed wacker when we get home. I have a large, zippered bag that holds the 2 gennys, both cans of gas and the various things needed to use the gennys. It fits in front of the 5th wheel most of the time unless I fill one of my 60 gal collapsible water containers. It then sits behind the 5th wheel in front of the tgate. I was entertaining the thought of putting them on a hitch behind the trailer. I have the rack and the hitch but haven't used it since I carried a 4000 watt Onan Juicebox back there.


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I carry a 6 gallon plastic extended run tank for my two twin Honda E2000i's. I also take along 4 2 gallon plastic cans. They are all stored in a black tub of the type sold at Lowe's for making small batches of concrete, and kept in the back of my truck which has a cap on it.

I need the extended run tank and extra gasoline because I do a lot of boondocking during football season, and other places with my friends.

profdant139 wrote:

I started a thread about my gas can mount project (it's in the boondocking forum -- I should have put it in Modifications). But the discussion broadened to a bigger issue. So rather than hijack my own thread, I am taking a bit of a survey, hoping to learn from everyone's collective wisdom.

I am sure that for all of us, safety is the first concern, followed by convenience and an aversion to the smell of gasoline fumes. Theft is also a concern.

So here are the questions: what kind of gas can do you carry for your generator? Plastic? Metal? Is it drip-proof? Are there specific brands that are particularly good?

And where do you transport it -- on the tongue of a trailer? In an open cargo bed of a truck? In a closed compartment (either a camper shell on a truck or a storage area in an RV)? On a bumper rack? On the roof? In the fridge? (Just wanted to see if you were still awake.)

Thanks in advance for your answers!



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We carry a minimum of two and sometimes up to eight of the 5 gallon square race fuel jugs. If I have the MH and cargo trailer they get strapped down inside the trailer. If I have the MH with the RZR in the bed of the truck than they get strapped down inside the RZR bed. If I am pulling the trailer with the truck than they get strapped down in the bed of the truck.

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I'll bring 5 gallons of emergency diesel in cleaned 2.5G DEF containers. I like to use DEF containers because they are in boxes and can stack if needed.

For the generators I'll bring a single 2.5 red plastic gas can and a small funnel. I hate the always drip nozzles so just take it off and pour straight into the funnel. If boondocking I'll up it to 5 gallons.


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Modified a "SAFE" Diesel 5g container so it actually flows like the old school ones. This is my auxiliary fuel tank. I have NEEDED to use it once.

Store it in my bed height HighwayProducts tool Box.

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I always have two NATO Jerry cans on the bumper of my TC. The 20L can is for Diesel, and the 5L can is for generator gasoline. I use both cans frequently.

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