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GULFMAN

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check these out soft starter
www.microair.net

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I have carried the gas tank in a Plano Outdoorsman storage box on a rear mounted cargo carrier. It's a bit of a hassle using ratchet straps to hold it down and a cable with a lock to secure it. My steps barely clear the box. I carry the gens on the trucks rear seat floorboard.
Yeah if that oversized A/C ever so much as hiccups it will be replaced with a Coleman 9,000BTU.
I looked at that soft start capacitor a while back. I need to look some more.
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BradW wrote:

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.

Or for around $300.00 one could install a MicroAir on your present AC and use just one Honda 2000i.
I carry 2-2gallon RotoPax on the bumper of my TC for gas.

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My Ford Super Duty has a spare fitting on the top of the fuel tank just for that situation, I connected a fuel line to it so that I can draw from the trucks tank, Ask your dealer if yours has that connection and put a “Quick Coupler” by your fuel fill and you are set to go.

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Not a chance carring fuel inside anything, ever, besides a proper fuel storage can and or fuel storage containers.
The possibility of the basement containing and holding the fumes in the basement that will be produced from the movement of the vehicle down the road etc... is a bomb waiting for ignition.
As well gas fumes as poisonous and harmful to your health. I worked I heavy industry all my adult life ( 39 years). To store any type of fuel including gas and diesel were extreme because of the potential for an serous issue. Even the carpenters had to have a specially manufactured storage cabinet to store the 1 gal gas can for their chainsaw and other small gas powered tools. And then the storage cabinet had to be placed in an large open area inside the shop that was no where near any power source etc...
Do some research on gas fumes, (explosions and inhalation) both can kill you.
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^^^Sidehill soup....I did 40 years of research in one of the biggest US refineries. Exposed to everything from benzene to VCM to BPA.
The Bigfoot basement is glassed in and best I can tell there is no path into the living space.
All that said I'm not too confident I want to carry gasoline in the basement. I have several boat gas tanks. They will "blow up" in hot weather and shrink in cool weather. They're designed to do that.
I'm thinking the cargo box on a cargo carrier is the best bet.

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markowwes wrote:

My Ford Super Duty has a spare fitting on the top of the fuel tank just for that situation, I connected a fuel line to it so that I can draw from the trucks tank, Ask your dealer if yours has that connection and put a “Quick Coupler” by your fuel fill and you are set to go.
x2---get it out of the truck tank.

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As for getting fuel from truck tank - Don't think those Hondas would like diesel very much.

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^^^ X2

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This is how I carried my gas can for Honda for last two years.


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