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Old 07-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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extended tanks in truck bed

I am purchasing a duel feed tank for my Honda 2000ís. Can I store the 2 Hondaís and the fuel tank in the bed of my pick up that is enclosed with a cover in 100 temp?
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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I would use fuel stabilizer and non-vented cap. Should be fine as I store fuel like that for outboards and lawn mowers in same way. If you store vented, briefly only like less than a week. If enclosed like your covered truck bed, secure properly and do not put food, clothing or bedding or anything you don't want to smell or taste like fuel.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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We store an Atwood marine portable fuel tank (see below) with two Honda EU2000i's in our pickup bed, under a hard tonneau cover, in 119-degree weather in Phoenix, AZ.

Fuel tank swells up from pressure; but it does not leak fuel or fumes, because it is designed for this.

Important note: Our fuel tank is NOT stored with extended run fuel lines installed. The fuel fitting where an extended run fuel line would be installed is plugged with a brass plug.

Honda's do not leak fuel either, but they always smell a little of gas. The Hondas are transported in Rubbermaid Action Packer heavy-duty tote boxes with weather strip seals added around lid. Fuel smell is confined to inside of storage boxes.

I agree with comment on using fuel stabilizer for fuel saved more than a month or so. It's probably a good idea to either use up the fuel after a two-week vacation (put it in your TV or car) or just add Sta-Bil every time you fill the portable fuel tank. See link below.

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Attwood 6-Gallon Fuel Tank - Walmart.com

ActionPackerģ Cargo Box / Bin | Rubbermaid

http://www.walmart.com/ip/STA-BIL-Fu...lizer/16645039
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I want to do some boon docking and don't want to move the Honda's and the extended tank in and out of the pick up truck each day when i go fishing.
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