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Old 10-13-2014, 02:58 PM   #15
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When my 2009 Suburban was still brand new, I carried generator gasoline in the cargo area. It spilled. Soaked the carpet, the pad, the full catastrophe.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:21 AM   #16
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I put my generator into a HD plastic storage box w/ a removable lid. As long as it is packed properly, any trickle of fuel that leaks out from the generator stays in the box.

As far as fuel storage goes I've had good luck with the Rotopax fuel containers:

Fuel Cans : Gas Pack : Gasoline Containers : RotopaX.com

If you need to lug lots of fuel try the Scepter MFC. It is the final evolution of the Jerry Can. You may need to look for a while to find someone selling them as their civilian availability can be frustratingly limited. Hence they aren't usually cheap. If you only need a few "cans" they are a justifiable and worthwhile investment that will easily outlast your AS.

http://civ.sceptermilitary.com/sites..._catalogue.pdf
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:48 AM   #17
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I carry my generator and 1 gallon gas can in a Rubbermaid container with the lid. Both the generator and gas can fit in the container and sit in the original plastic bag the generator came in. Im able to twist tie the bag closed then put the lid on the container. It rides in my Suburban. No issues.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:33 AM   #18
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I use a Rubbermaid Action Packer to haul my 2k Honda generator in my pickup bed. It is not airtight, though over time it does seem to concentrate the smell of spilled gas, oil, and combustion within the container. I tie it down with a ratchet strap when hauling. I would not carry it inside the tow vehicle cab with passengers.

I use a Scepter plastic fuel can from Tractor Supply. I also bought their EZ Pour spout replacement and use that when I haul fuel. The EZ Pour has a plastic disc/plug with neoprene ring washers that prevent fuel/fumes from escaping. It's also tied down with a ratchet or bungee.

If I were towing with a SUV I would not haul the generator or fuel can inside the passenger compartment. There would be to much chance of fire inside during a collision. I would put it in the trailer, strapped down so it would not move.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:40 AM   #19
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Look at Eagle brand metal gasoline cans. OSHA approved.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:00 PM   #20
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I would carry the generator in the bathtub or shower.
To minimize the danger of carrying gasoline, I might consider carrying the gas can empty. Just carry gas in it when needed to refill the generator. I carry a 1K genny with me but rarely use it, so no need to carry a gas can.

If you are going to carry a gas can, I would recommend something like a Justrite metal can that meets OSHA and many other requirements. Just order it from Amazon.

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Old 10-14-2014, 12:38 PM   #21
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Bureau of Land Management gobbledegook
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...a2003025a5.pdf

Jerry Can...
http://www.jerrycan.com/product-cate...erry-cans-new/
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:51 PM   #22
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Bureau of Land Management gobbledegook
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...a2003025a5.pdf
I'm not sure it's gobbledegook. In fact, it's pretty much in line with Department of Transportation guidelines for carrying individual fuel cans without secondary containment.

It's the same principle that only lets you carry up to 11 one-pound propane canisters in your truck for use with your Coleman grill, even though you can have a built-in tank or a larger DOT cylinder that holds a lot more than 11 pounds of propane.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:34 PM   #23
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Havent seen anyone one speak up to say that fuel storage in the trailer is a no-no because of vapors and pilot lights on the appliances is a recipe for disaster.

Thought I read this somewhere and always been under the impression that its a bad idea.

Is this not the case? This is new to me as I have never actually used my 2 year old, shell off, restoration project that I was just going to "clean up and go camping".
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Havent seen anyone one speak up to say that fuel storage in the trailer is a no-no because of vapors and pilot lights on the appliances is a recipe for disaster.
Gasoline vapors have a "lower explosive limit" just like propane; and being a hydrocarbon vapor are detectable by an LPG detector.

Gasoline's lower explosive limit is 1.2% by volume (propane's is 2.1% by volume).

A five-gallon gas can would have to off-gas a lot of vapor to add up to 1.2% of your trailer's air volume. It would have to off-gas a lot less to add up to 1.2% of your tow vehicle's air volume. So if you have to carry it inside, it's safer in the trailer than in the tow vehicle. If you keep the vents open to allow air exchange, it will also take a lot longer for vapors to build up to 1.2% of the trailer's air volume.

Also, your pilot lights are all on the outside of the vehicle for your furnace, water heater, and refrigerator; air for combustion is drawn from outside, not from inside. The only spark source inside the trailer is the stove, which you shouldn't be using while you're driving anyway.
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I used to have a 1967 Ford F350 and you could see the gas tank when you pulled the back of the seat forward. I always could smell a faint gasoline odor and I always smoked cigarettes in that cab.
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I used to have a 1967 Ford F350 and you could see the gas tank when you pulled the back of the seat forward. I always could smell a faint gasoline odor and I always smoked cigarettes in that cab.
I used to have a 1959 Ford pickup with the fuel tank behind the seat like that.
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Great idea. Does the can sit on the frame? Does the mounting bracket support the weight or just stabilize the can and the weight is on the frame.

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