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Old 04-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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Alan you are right, I went and did the same as you and just got 5 gal containers. Sometimes its pretty easy to over think/engineer a project.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #12
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Lou - I just don't think it is a good practice to carry fuel/ propane containers in a pick up truck bed, but I can't cite any laws against it.

Have you ever checked your vehicle insurance policy for any clauses against doing so?
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:48 PM   #13
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Where's the problem with carrying fuel in the back of a pickup? How do people get gas home for the lawn mower?
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #14
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Where's the problem with carrying fuel in the back of a pickup? How do people get gas home for the lawn mower?
Well since I don't have a lawn mower anymore I don't do it. I guess it is a personal decision.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #15
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Just curious where else would you cary your extra propain tank, and fuel for you generator?
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #16
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:18 PM   #17
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I would rather have 4 GI cans of fuel than the alum 50 & 75 gal tanks sitting in the front of a pickup with a 5er. They have used tanks in the back of construction pickups for the last 50 yrs that I know of and have never heard of any problems with them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:23 PM   #18
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I have been researching auxiliary fuel tanks. But learned it was not gonna be a cheap idea; usually in excess of $700. But then one of the salesmen told me I could carry extra 5 gal cans! Bingo! The light came on! So, I'm going to buy four 5 gal fuel cans, secure them at the bulkhead of the pick up and maybe not have to be concerned about maneuvering in small gas stations. I'll just fill up from them when necessary, then top off after dropping the TT. This will definitely come in handy when we finally get our 5er!
Wouldn't think twice about putting 4, 5 or 6 cans in arjerram, just make sure you get a cargo pole to secure them so they don't move.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:00 AM   #19
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Can't forget we're talking about Diesel here, not even close to the flammability of gasoline.
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I still would make sure I used jerrycans. These things are meant to take it. Developed by the Germans in the 1930's for their military.
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