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Old 12-01-2014, 08:08 AM   #15
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This item came with my 2011 F-150 from the factory , stick it into the fill nozzle and then fill with a gas can......never heard of such a thing.
This is needed in the newer ford system -- it has no gas cap -- to prevent siphoning.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:49 AM   #16
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I'm also in the camp of don't let the tank get below half. On the one-time-in-a-million that we would run out of gas, I'd either call roadside assistance or try to siphon a bit out of the toad.

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Old 12-04-2014, 09:20 PM   #17
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I own three 5 gallon plastic gas containers. One is those new EPA ones I will agree that the spout is too short. I don't use any for RVing (Truck & tt) but plan to carry one for a trip to AK. in 16'

Locally we have a free gas program with our local grocery chain, so that is why I own extra containers. After buying that newer gas container a few years back and seeing how poorly it preformed, I kept a outlook at garage sales to pick up some older 5 gallon containers.
been there with a caravan. Once you cross into Canada always drive off the top-half of your tank. Filling stations get further apart the further North you get, but are positioned about right-IF they are open. The depression hit all of North America and many stations/business's closed along the way to/from AK. Even MilePost magazine information is one year out of date at time of publishing.
We came across a pickup N trailer along the highway, I stopped to see if they needed help. The guy said he was out of gas, he had passed up the 1/2 tank station intending to fill when he was at 1/4, BUT, the station was boarded up. He made it to Tok on my generator gas.
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45 years of driving and have never carried a gas can OR run out of gas. Don't plan on changing either.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:53 PM   #19
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Gas can just take up space. Not sure how safe it would be?? Never needed one so I guess I'll not need one tomorrow either.. So no I don't carry one.

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Old 12-06-2014, 10:15 PM   #20
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80 gal fuel tank, fill up at 1/2 so I don't worry.....no problems in last 50,000miles
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With a 100 gallon tank and watching it's level, I should not run out of fuel. However in the 'off' chance that I do run out of fuel, my spare fuel source weighs 4900lbs, has four wheels and can get to just about any place. No we do not carry extra fuel for the MH.
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I have a "Safe to carry inside your car" gas can.. (never had gas in it)

I plan on using it when the rig gets down around a quarter tank because I need to run the genny from time to time for maintenance reasons.
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Looking for a gas station every 200 miles? No thanks, I am looking at 400 miles when it gets below a 1/4 tank. Gas buddy and my GPS both tell me how far to the next station.

I'm one of those guys that doesn't like to see anything get below half full, and I think driving 200 miles is a pretty good time to take a little break and stretch, so I would never take an extra gas can. I think it is more of a danger than a useful benefit. If I can't manage 80 gallons of gas, another 2-5 isn't going to help me. I grew up during the gas rationing times and will never be out of gas again.
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I'm one of those guys that doesn't like to see anything get below half full, and I think driving 200 miles is a pretty good time to take a little break and stretch, so I would never take an extra gas can. I think it is more of a danger than a useful benefit. If I can't manage 80 gallons of gas, another 2-5 isn't going to help me. I grew up during the gas rationing times and will never be out of gas again.
I agree a break about every 200 miles is a good thing, but I wouldn't want to be trying to find an RV friendly filling station that often. 75 gallon tank here and I go 400 miles between fill-ups and still have nearly 15 gallons left even though the gage is just under 1/4.
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90-gallon tank @ 9.5MPG gets me the luxury of filling up every other day if needed. I'll admit to letting the tank get less than 1/4 to the red zone because I play the, "...how inexpensive can I find diesel this time?", game.

Yes, I also carry 3 5-gallon cans with me. I have plenty of storage space, might run into a guy that's out of fuel, and fill them when I stumble across $2.99

A section of clear tubing extends the fill nozzles, and I drilled a 3/8" hole in each top (filled with lag bolt when not being used), so that air can enter the tank easily; eliminating the glug/glug/glug of newer tanks.

Oh, I also fill with those tanks at night, so people don't get the idea that they're parked next to El Cheapo the mizer....lol
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