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I carry gas for my saws and generator in the wheel wells and when I use a hitch haul in the rear, I put all gas containers in garbage bags because of the dirt and dust. The wheel wells are well ventilated...

One of the downs for me to upgrade to a basement model. I would surely miss the wheel well storage.


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TxGearhead wrote:

burningman wrote:

I’m a boater and ex race boater and I’ve never seen this.
Love the thread hijack, heck before we were blabbing about gas cans lol...

Fairly popular along the Gulf Coast for getting into, and hopefully out of, very shallow and thick marshes. Most will run in 1-3 inches of water or wet mud.
I think they originated in SE Asia. GoDevil in Baton Rouge Louisiana was one of the early builders. Lots of young guys get them and then hot rod them with different exhausts, carbs, cams, etc. Most engines are Briggs & Stratton Vanguard but Kawasaki, Kohler, and Subaru are in it too.


There's quite a bunch being used in Alaska. Cheap to run, efficient, functional. Burns a lot less gas than an outboard jet unit but doesn't go as fast. And goes where jets don't. I used to slither over beaver dams and logs that the outboard jets could not. And I could grind through rocks, gravel, and silt that would plug up a jet.

I had a Go-Devil engine of one form or another from about 1993 to 2013. And I was on the mudmotor forums too.

To my knowledge, Go-Devil was the first builder and others copied them. He got the idea from his time in SE Asia.

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You're not "STU" from Alaska are ya? LOL Stu is/was on forums from Alaska and a die hard GoDevil fan.
I know as soon as I get rid of the GoDevil I'll regret it.
I'm about 27.5MPH per GPS with my rig. All stock.


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jaycocreek wrote:

I carry gas for my saws and generator in the wheel wells and when I use a hitch haul in the rear, I put all gas containers in garbage bags because of the dirt and dust. The wheel wells are well ventilated...

One of the downs for me to upgrade to a basement model. I would surely miss the wheel well storage.


Yeah my Bigfoot is a basement model, no access to wheel wells. I shouldn't admit it, but I just discovered the storage under the dinette. Now it's filled with Campbells soup cans, tuna fish, a cast iron skillet, and a can of Spam. I'm sure the previous owner didn't know it either. He told me everything he knew about the camper.

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I think Lance is unique to make door under refrigerator, that will give you access to bed sides in front of the wheels wells?
Not sure 5 gallons can would fit there, but 2.5 for sure.
Thinking about it, it is not a big job to make one on any camper.





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My S&S is a basement and has wheel well access, I love it.


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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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I also have a shallow truck-bed tool box that was given to me several years ago. I turned it into a front-hitch storage box that I’ve used to haul gear that I don’t want inside the truck or camper on three trucks now. No sign of running hotter on any of them. I carried a 2.5 gallon Blitz can in it till I got the 5L Jerry can. It’s been through several revisions and upgrades, and I think I’m on revision seven or eight now. You can see a few of the changes in the pic’s below.

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If you don't feel safe carrying gas in cans, bring along an empty gas can and a siphon hose. Get the gas from the fuel tank of the truck if it is not diesel. There are several things on the market to transfer fuel. This is both a safe way to transport the fuel and space saving.


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TxGearhead wrote:

You're not "STU" from Alaska are ya? LOL Stu is/was on forums from Alaska and a die hard GoDevil fan.
I know as soon as I get rid of the GoDevil I'll regret it.
I'm about 27.5MPH per GPS with my rig. All stock.


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