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Posted: 12/11/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife and I are planning to drive up to Alaska this summer with our new 5er and I'm wondering if anyone knows if it is legal to carry 10 extra gallons of diesel fuel.
I don't want to be caught short between fill-ups in Canada or Alaska where I've been told never to pass up an opportunity to fill up the tank.


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TravelinDog wrote:

My wife and I are planning to drive up to Alaska this summer with our new 5er and I'm wondering if anyone knows if it is legal to carry 10 extra gallons of diesel fuel.
I don't want to be caught short between fill-ups in Canada or Alaska where I've been told never to pass up an opportunity to fill up the tank.


My suggestion is to have a auxiliary diesel fuel tank installed. safer choice. I have a 60 gal. tank installed by Transfer Flow company located in Chico Calif. I can drive close to 1000 miles before needing fuel. Give them a call and ask what options you have. They can install the auxillary tank in 1 day. They will also ship the tank to your home town.

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TravelinDog wrote:

My wife and I are planning to drive up to Alaska this summer with our new 5er and I'm wondering if anyone knows if it is legal to carry 10 extra gallons of diesel fuel.
I don't want to be caught short between fill-ups in Canada or Alaska where I've been told never to pass up an opportunity to fill up the tank.


No reason you can’t carry extra fuel on board. People do it all the time here.

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When we went in 2014 I carried two 6 Gal Diesel containers between the Hitch and Tool Box. Even used them several times just to be on the safe side.


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I made a recent trip up and down with my 110 gal tank in the back of my truck as usual. No one even took a second look at it.

Use Gas Buddy in Canada also. They have big price swings going from one providence to another.

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I carry fuel for the generator all the time, and live in Canada.

Are you confused with propane? That is illegal most places--unless stored in a vented compartment.


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MarkTwain wrote:

TravelinDog wrote:

My wife and I are planning to drive up to Alaska this summer with our new 5er and I'm wondering if anyone knows if it is legal to carry 10 extra gallons of diesel fuel.
I don't want to be caught short between fill-ups in Canada or Alaska where I've been told never to pass up an opportunity to fill up the tank.


My suggestion is to have a auxiliary diesel fuel tank installed. safer choice. I have a 60 gal. tank installed by Transfer Flow company located in Chico Calif. I can drive close to 1000 miles before needing fuel. Give them a call and ask what options you have. They can install the auxillary tank in 1 day. They will also ship the tank to your home town.


What exactly is unsafe about a couple 5 gal jugs of diesel in the truck bed?

For extra range it's a nice idea. I'm sure Canadian people use fuel jugs. How else to they fill up lawnmowers and other small equipment?


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When we went in 2019 there were fuel stations at least every 250 miles, probably more frequent. But many of them were unmanned and used a Cardlock card. Look into getting one of them before your trip.

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If you think it'll be an issue, you can always buy the fuel cans after you enter Canada. Canadian Tire is sort of their version of a wallymart. Proceed on.

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We have gone up for the summer 3 times now and have never worried about fuel. There are plenty of gas stations along the way and it is a fairly short drive between major towns. Edmonton, Dawson Creek, Ft. Nelson, Watson Lake, Whitehorse and Tok.

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