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Old 06-27-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Spare tank for diesel

Going from Vegas to Ketchum Idaho via the Great Basin. Appears to be enough stops along the way that have diesel. Assuming they are open and have fuel, I don't have an auxialiary tank other than a 5 gallon spare. Can I strap this 5gallon tank to the truck bed and if so where would be the best spot to strap it in? Or is this just too dangerous?

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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Unless your crusing range is under 200 miles and you can't read a map to find the distance to the next town you should be fine. Vegas, Alamo, Wells, Eli , Jackpot, a little desolate yes uninhabited no.
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Diesel, because of it's high flash point is not dangerous to carry.
Chain it up though, it would be the first thing to get stolen.

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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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My range is better than 200. I just don't want get to Pioche for example and see a out of diesel sign.
Thx for the tip on chaining the tank.
The real solution will be an aux. tank when finances allow.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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I take it you will be I15. Can't think of a place you will be 50 miles to fuel. Just keep it on the upper half of the fuel gauge. You and the rig need hourly breaks anyway.

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Don't go thru Pioche! Unless you want to. Take NV-318/US-6 to Ely! Better road, smother road, less mtns, about 40 miles closer etc.

US #93 between Ash Springs and Ely has 2 mtn. passes to go over, between AS and Calienty is not bad, between Majors Place and Ely is Connors Pass 7722 ft.

The NV road dept completely rebuilt #318 a few years ago.

Like most "old" minning towns Ely is built in a valley with narrow streets. If you take NV-318/US-6 take the truck by-pass around the Downtown area.

Downtown Ely has a very interesting Old Hotel, parking is available (if my compass is OK there is a vacent lot about one block east and one block South of the hotel)

Let us know how yur trip comes out

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