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Old 04-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #21
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Built a plywood box just the right size to hold two 5-gal diesel containers, sits in front of the hitch and never moves. We usually travel around 300 miles between CG, but sometimes it stretches to 350+, the extra fuel gets put in at a rest stop and we don't have to stop to refuel before reaching our destination. Not worried about it as you need an open flame for diesel to ignite.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:26 AM   #22
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and you are concerned about a $700 transfer tank...?
There is no way that I would wrestle 5 gallon Jerry cans, climb in and out of the bad, deal with the drips, spills, fumes, or other hassles of fuel transfer by hand.
Saw a guy at a rest stop - he takes the nozzle from his transfer tank - tops off his truck tank - puts the nozzle back in the holder.
Worth it?
Yeah.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:06 AM   #23
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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?
I went to a gas station in one town I worked in and they wouldn't let you put gas into a gas can unless you had a pickup. Sucked if you needed gas for the mower and only had a car or suv.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #24
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Last summer down to Fla and back I carried a 5 gal Jerry can in the truck bed....just in case. With a 29 gal tank in my shortbed I didn't wanna chance running out. I never did need it but it was cheap 'insurance'.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #25
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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?
Nothing mentioned at all. Since you asked; does yours?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:00 AM   #26
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When I read the first post of this thread I thought for sure the OP had a gasoline engine when he talked about maneuvering in small gas stations. Then in his next post he mentioned he has a diesel engine. My question is why deal with small gas stations when truck stops have plenty of space and maneuvering room around the diesel pumps. Since buying my 2010 Ford diesel I haven’t used the auto side of the pumps more than a couple of times.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #27
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When I read the first post of this thread I thought for sure the OP had a gasoline engine when he talked about maneuvering in small gas stations. Then in his next post he mentioned he has a diesel engine. My question is why deal with small gas stations when truck stops have plenty of space and maneuvering room around the diesel pumps. Since buying my 2010 Ford diesel I havenít used the auto side of the pumps more than a couple of times.
This works fine on the highways; not so much off the beaten path.
Being able to drop another 100 miles in the tank at the campground can get you back to that truck stop on the highway for your next fill.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:13 AM   #28
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The only time that I have heard of it being a bad idea, is if the truck has a plastic bed liner, because they slide around creating lots of static electricity. Having said that I carry fuel in gerry cans in the back of the truck (no plastic bed liner) all the time for years and have never had a problem. Nor have I heard of one.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #29
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Not having to maneuver a 40' trailer through truck stops is an added bonus.

how small are these truck stops you are using? 40' plus tow vehicle, you are not much longer than the 53 foot trailers those drivers are dragging behind them.

my 08 duramax sb has a larger tank than 18 gallons. i believe it to be 25 gal.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:41 AM   #30
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Note to self, when getting the next TV, make darn sure it doesn't have a little fuel tank. I cant believe a 2500 series truck would ever leave the factory with anything smaller than a 30 gallon tank!
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