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Old 04-13-2019, 08:29 PM   #1
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diesel fuel in containers

Does anyone carry extra diesal fuel in containers inside storage bins under an rv. It seems it would increase range between fillups or when running low...thoughts???
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:41 PM   #2
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We carry five gallons of diesel in the bed of the truck.

Used once when we parked on fumes. Tank said we had 3 miles remaining. Likely had a gallon.

Used a second time because of a detour. Would have been short two gallons. Added in a rest stop.

That is in nine weeks of camping.

Neither was an emergency just saved us time. Stops never go quick.

Makes me feel good knowing it is there.

We can drive about 300 miles on a tank.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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hand pouring cans of fuel sounds like allot of work and mess. Maybe an extra for emergency would be nice in the bad lands but would never worry about it in most places.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:04 PM   #4
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I carry two five gallon plastic cans for just in case, I have a 100 gallon auxiliary tank
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:06 PM   #5
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Not messy.

Our tank was a Obama safety pour spout. Leaked about a pint ever time I used it.

Bought the Ace Hardware illeagle old fashioned pour spout. No spills.

Yes it is a little trouble. Easy for two.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:04 PM   #7
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I've thought about carrying a 5 gallon can in the bed of the truck but hate those safety spouts. I haven't seen a decent fuel can since the 2007 EPA rule went into effect.
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This is what I carry. Haven't spilled a drop.


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Yes. Bandjcamp.

Thatís the replacement spout.
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:49 AM   #10
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At many places a clear plastic hose with a marble captured in the copper end fitting can be found. $5.00 or so.

Simply putting he copper end in a tank and moving it up and down will pump fuel (or any liquid) to flow where it can siphon 5 gal in a few min.

No spills but a PIA to hold fuel can above tank fill.
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