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Old 10-29-2016, 05:37 PM   #1
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To carry spare diesel, gasoline, water and propane?

Hi again new friends. Rick and Deb Newbie from salem Oregon here

Well we still don't have our coach 2005 Monaco Knight pda 38. problemm with the ABS ALARM and light when we went to pick it up. Shops up here that can work on it are booked up so maybe we'll have it next week.
Meanwhile we'reTrying to sell our house an start to choose what to pack.

Does anyone carry spare cans of gasoline, diesel or propane tanks? How about water? Emergency food?
We have a couple propane cooking stoves and thought when Boondocking a 5 gallon propane tank would be a plus. Same with an extra 5 gallons of water. 5 extra gallons of diesel probably wouldn't help that much?
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Hi again new friends. Rick and Deb Newbie from salem Oregon here

Well we still don't have our coach 2005 Monaco Knight pda 38. problemm with the ABS ALARM and light when we went to pick it up. Shops up here that can work on it are booked up so maybe we'll have it next week.
Meanwhile we'reTrying to sell our house an start to choose what to pack.

Does anyone carry spare cans of gasoline, diesel or propane tanks? How about water? Emergency food?
We have a couple propane cooking stoves and thought when Boondocking a 5 gallon propane tank would be a plus. Same with an extra 5 gallons of water. 5 extra gallons of diesel probably wouldn't help that much?

Welcome to the lifestyle. The ABS/ATC system is prone to issues. The good news is, you can still travel safely. It just reverts to good old non anti lock brake system.

I wouldn't worry about cans of fuel. You can actually have a fitting attached to your on board LP tank and with a extension hose run a grill or any other gas appliance.
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:08 PM   #3
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Hi again new friends. Rick and Deb Newbie from salem Oregon here

Well we still don't have our coach 2005 Monaco Knight pda 38. problemm with the ABS ALARM and light when we went to pick it up. Shops up here that can work on it are booked up so maybe we'll have it next week.
Meanwhile we'reTrying to sell our house an start to choose what to pack.

Does anyone carry spare cans of gasoline, diesel or propane tanks? How about water? Emergency food?
We have a couple propane cooking stoves and thought when Boondocking a 5 gallon propane tank would be a plus. Same with an extra 5 gallons of water. 5 extra gallons of diesel probably wouldn't help that much?

Gas, no, just the 100 gal regular tank. Diesel, no. Propane, no, just the full propane tank. Water, no, just the 100 gal reg tank. Food, only what we need.

We have never ran out of what we need, and plan our trips out by looking at the Costco's, Sam's, Flying J's, etc. along the rout and in the area we will be staying at.
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:09 PM   #4
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With consideration of the available storage space and overall weight I don't carry extras. Careful management of necessary supplies isn't difficult just takes a bit of preplanning and getting a feel for normal usage. We normally don't stay in one place for more than three nights so restocking isn't difficult. Normally we'll have several days worth of perishable food in the fridge/freezer plus plenty of dry and canned goods.

For propane you can add various fittings and hoses pulling propane from the coach tank to utilize potable appliances. As long as I'm not running the coach furnace the tank will last several months heating water and cooking.

When on the road and getting close to my destination I'll top off my fuel tank if I've used 1/3 or more. With a full tank if we have to bug out for any reason I know I can keep moving for at least 450 miles or run the generator 100 hours or so.

I do not use anything that burns gasoline or diesel other then the coach engine and generator. If needed I could use the generator fuel line to pull fuel from the main tank as long as it is above 1/4 tank.

For water the coach has a 50 gallon tank and can make that last pretty much a week or longer being conservative if necessary. Probably our greatest water usage is personal hygiene which can be taken care of using other sources of fresh but maybe not potable water. The Navigator normally keeps a case of bottled onboard that we can fall back on if there concerns about the quality of the tank water or CG supply.
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We carry a portable generator as backup and often use it instead of the large onboard generator. So carting gasoline is a given. A five gallon can of diesel fuel in case of need. And a couple five gallon fresh water containers, for dry camping or other need. But no extra propane. We keep ample supply of canned goods and other non perishable foods.
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I like the case of bottled water idea. We have maybe 7 3 gallon water jugs from when we bought filtered water. You see we're up here in mega earthquake country so have lots of stored food, water, propane and gas. We're selling our house and a lot of our stuff so I was wondering what to keep. All of those items weigh a lot
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We full-timed 16 years, traveled constantly, boondocked a lot and even for our all-summer to Alaska we never carried extras of anything and never needed extras. Everything needed is readily available.
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We boondock in remote places, and have learned to carry extra everything. Frozen and canned food, water, diesel, oil for the generator, 5 gallon propane tanks for the camp stove and grill, firewood for when campfires are permitted, charcoal for the little Weber, 5 gallon reusable water containers... Antibiotics, extra first aid kits, meds for the dog, liquor, wine, beer... In my book, there is no such thing as being over prepared.

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We drink the bottled water all the time so we usually have a case or two in the MH, along with soda and juices. We only carry our normally food supply but have learned to wait to get where we are going to buy groceries lately. As far as Propane, if your outdoor grill is not one setup for an RV then you may want to carry a small bottle of propane or have someone tap into your MH system prior to the regulator and put in a connection for it.
If you are going to store most of the stuff from your B&M home then decide what to place in the MH for the season you are traveling in. In other words if you are going to be back in this area between major season changes then why carry 4 seasons worth of clothing in the MH, save the weight, which will save the fuel, which will save money for The Pleasure Principle.
Remember if you really need it you can purchase it while on the road.
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We carry replacement belts, spare fuel filters, 2 gallons of diesel for easy re-priming after a filter change, two gallons of oil, two gallons of coolant, a couple cases of water, an 11lb propane tank for outdoor cooking, and a few canned goods.
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Hi again new friends. Rick and Deb Newbie from salem Oregon here

Well we still don't have our coach 2005 Monaco Knight pda 38. problemm with the ABS ALARM and light when we went to pick it up. Shops up here that can work on it are booked up so maybe we'll have it next week.
Meanwhile we'reTrying to sell our house an start to choose what to pack.

Does anyone carry spare cans of gasoline, diesel or propane tanks? How about water? Emergency food?
We have a couple propane cooking stoves and thought when Boon-docking a 5 gallon propane tank would be a plus. Same with an extra 5 gallons of water. 5 extra gallons of diesel probably wouldn't help that much?
The best answer to your question is: It depends.
It depends on:
1. If your boon-docking for long periods of time and not conveniently near anything stores and or stations
2. If you will be staying in RV Camp Grounds conveniently located in the middle of the city
3. If you're considering the end of modern civilization
4. If you travel with animals, young kids or elderly citizens
5. Need Internet for work or pleasure
6. Require all modern conveniences or love roughing it

Get the picture?

Welcome to this wonderful lifestyle and to the open road!!!!!
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