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...carry 4 or 5 gallons of gasoline in a Berg long run fuel tank (boat gas tank) in the basement of a TC? In a plastic tub? With an old style closable vent on the tank cap?
I haven't done it yet, but I'm tempted if it is required.
Unfortunately I have a A/C on my Bigfoot that requires 2 Honda 2000 gens to run. Why Bigfoot, why?
I don't mind giving away $10 worth of gas rather than driving home 800 miles with the gas in the basement.
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Yeah I worked in a refinery for 40 years....


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Can you strap it to a ladder?


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jplante4 wrote:

Can you strap it to a ladder?

With gas in it? No.

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Sounds like a bomb, so no I wouldn’t put several gallons of gasoline under my TC.


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Just a idea,could you mount a fuel tank between the frame of the truck. Or maybe some kind of a bracket that would hold a small fuel can. I would worry about gas fumes in the basement of my TC.

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I carry three 2.5 gallon plastic fuel cans in the vented compartment originally designed for an onboad genset. 8 years no issues no fumes to fuel my Honda 2000


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Years ago I bought gas cans in Canada. Even they cost like $7 a piece, they are much stronger than what you can buy in US and have gargling nozzle instead of spring loaded valves, where spring flies away on 2nd use.
I do carry 2 of those in empty generator compartment.
For short trip I would not hesitate to put it behind driver seat, but they do smell a bit.
Boat tanks are not any stronger and than they are not design for pouring fuel out.
Than you can always buy military style metal gas cans.





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I’ve done it with a trailer-hitch-mounted carrying rack on the back, behind the truck and below the camper. If your Honda’s don’t fit in your generator compartment, put the gas cans there.


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Change out the ac to one that only requires one Honda and sell the extra ac and extra Honda on Craig's List. Problem solved.


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What's the temperature range? I've seen them blow up like a balloon when the valve is closed while cool and then it heats up later in the day.

Much better to use an exterior mounting system.


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