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Old 08-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Generator gasoline

We are taking our trailer for our first 3 day dry camping experience. I believe we are good to go but it will be warm and we will be running the generators a lot. I will need to refill them a few times and will not have access to gas other than what we carry. I've been thinking about how I want to carry gas in my SUV but haven't come up with a good solution. Today I came up with the idea of not carrying gas but siphon it directly from my car to the generators. I would appreciate any recommendations from experienced dry campers. Thanks

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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You might wish to try to siphon some gas as a test run before you leave the house. Many vehicles have baffles in the fill line to keep folks from stealing gas when prices are high. I can not siphon gas from my pickup for use in my lawn mower. Check yours....good luck.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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Can you put a 5 gal can on your trailer tongue platform? If the tongue is long enough, you might be able to put a double hitch on the SUV (two receivers, one above the other), add a cargo carrier and put your gas on that. Harbor freight has both products. Have to be careful that the trailer and cargo carrier don't touch each other in turns.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Ya, the filler hose most likely wont like you siphon, Commander.. How far away from a station will you be? you can just take a 5-6 gallon can with you and use the SUV to make fuel runs.

In the future, something like this mounted somewhere on the trailer or tongue would do it. Fill up just before leaving the main roads.. RDS General-Purpose Fuel Tank 18-Gallon, Rectangle | Auxiliary-Transfer Tanks| Northern Tool + Equipment
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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My old truck, 1992, I can siphon from - it has dual tanks which I keep pretty full to support emergency generator at home. Our newer vehicles cannot be siphoned.

As for the transfer via siphon, suggest to get one of the siphon bulbs (Harbor Fieght and other have them) or similar device to get the siphon started.
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