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Old 05-23-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Generator Fuel Storage

You guys tend to come up with ingenious ideas so here goes.

When long term boondocking, assuming small portable gens like my twin Yamaha i2000s, how do you safely and cleanly carry enough fuel to last a couple weeks?

I was considering mounting a 30 gallon marine fuel tank in the front of the TV bed.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:29 PM   #2
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Outside of the rig, I hope.....
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:31 PM   #3
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tool box gas tank combo for the back of the truck.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:32 PM   #4
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Yes, the bed... cargo box. Not inside the cab. I pull a 5th wheel.

But more than getting approval of the idea, I'm curious how others who long term boondock deal with fuel for the gens
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https://www.amazon.com/RDS-Fuel-Tank...gas+tank+combo
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I like that, but I have a short bed ram 2500. With a Roll N Lock cover, so I kinda need a low profile setup.
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Do your gens have the option to add a l.p. kit?
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:51 PM   #8
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You guys tend to come up with ingenious ideas so here goes.

When long term boondocking, assuming small portable gens like my twin Yamaha i2000s, how do you safely and cleanly carry enough fuel to last a couple weeks?

I was considering mounting a 30 gallon marine fuel tank in the front of the TV bed.
those generators only use a little over 1.0 gallon in 10 hours, 30 gallons is allot of fuel.
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tool box gas tank combo for the back of the truck.
Don't know of one that is "Legal" for gasoline. Most are for diesel ONLY.


I just put my extra gas in 5 gallon individual containers (not over-filled) and store them in my pickup bed under a hard tonneau cover. Cover is pretty well insulated so the gas containers don't get too hot from the sun. The water drain "scuppers" in the bottom of the bed prevent any gas vapor buildup.

Since my inverter (Champion 3500W) runs on both LPG and Gasoline I also carry a couple of extra 20# tanks. I use the LPG when I want long run time with no stops for fuel. The propane tank lasts twice as long as a tank full of gasoline.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:25 PM   #10
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those generators only use a little over 1.0 gallon in 10 hours, 30 gallons is allot of fuel.
Ya, I think they use a gallon in much less time when under a good load. But even at a gallon a day 30 gallons would get me two weeks.
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