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Old 05-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Traveling with Extra Gas? (If in another thread please let me know)

Hi,

Would like to take some extra gas in my TT storage area (5 gal.) for generator. What do you think? If you do it so, what type of storage container?

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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John,

I do not carry the gasoline in my TT, I keep my two Honda 200i generators and a
5 gallon gas can secured in the bed of my pickup truck (tow vehicle).

Another possibility, particularly if you use a SUV to tow is mount a front hitch on
the vehicle and add a front rack for generators and gas can.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Hi Philip & Saran,
Am I understanding correctly to put a rack on the front of my tow vehicle (SUV) and store the generator and gas there? (What happens if I, heaven forbid, rear-end someone?)
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Use a DOT approved container or there will be no witnesses.
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I store my Honda in the pass through but all extra fuel is in the back of my truck. I don't want the possible fumes in the trailer should a leak happen. The Honda generators have a seal on the fuel tank lid to avoid fumes escaping when not in use. It leaves no indication it was ever in the pass through
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No way i would store gas in camper. The smell would be bad in there. Bed of the truck or attached some other way but not in camper storage.
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Thanks Dagmandt, Just bought KZ TT in Feb. and outfitting for boondocking (solar installed), inside inverter, left that to ex-military electrician who did a great job. Today, the Yamaha EF2400iSH arrives and been thinking about the fuel issue. Probably vapor lock on generator, like Honda, but the gas can - don't want it inside SUV - fumes - and didn't think TT storage area would get a lot of support from you guys. So, I'm down to siphon from SUV or mount on TT or of SUV (front?).
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Attach a small cargo rack on the back of the trailer. Gas can at 5 gallons or so is about 40 lbs.
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Attach a small cargo rack on the back of the trailer. Gas can at 5 gallons or so is about 40 lbs.
Yep, this is a good option. I had the manufacturer weld in a 1.25" hitch on the back of my trailer for a bicycle rack. You could do the same but use it for an accessory rack.
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Hi,

Would like to take some extra gas in my TT storage area (5 gal.) for generator. What do you think? If you do it so, what type of storage container?

Thanks,
John
Coming at it from the off road side....
If you have a spare tire on the back of the TT you could look at something like Rotopax (koplin and others).
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Coming at it from the off road side....
If you have a spare tire on the back of the TT you could look at something like Rotopax (koplin and others).
This is a good option, I believe that this is a fuel storage container that
attaches to the spare tire, it is somewhat thin and you can mount a few
of these, each holds a few gallons of fuel.

If not that then see if your rear bumper on the TT will support a storage
rack (may need bracing added to frame) to hold the generator/fuel can
also if you go this route consider a locking cable/lock to secure everything
in place.
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Do not store gasoline in any enclosed space. 1 gallon of spilled gasoline evolves into 1700 cu ft of flammable vapor! Use a FM or UL approved safety can.
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Do you have propane tanks on the front of the TT? Is there any room for a gas can there also?

It would be the best protcted area in a crash.
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I store my Honda in the pass through but all extra fuel is in the back of my truck. I don't want the possible fumes in the trailer should a leak happen. The Honda generators have a seal on the fuel tank lid to avoid fumes escaping when not in use. It leaves no indication it was ever in the pass through
Ditto on fumes, safety, and using the pickup bed! Safe travels and camping!
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