Originally Posted by thenewkid64
I will second Dennis, take anything that you are going to fuel OUT OF THE VEHICLE. The bulk of the folks that blew themselves up did it filling a gas can, etc while it was in the trunk or bed of their truck.
One container that would allow for safe contained storage and offer a way to move the fuel without pouring would be a boat gas tank. It has a quick disconnect, and a bulb that would allow for transfer of fuel. There is also the fact that you could retrofit the gas cap on the gen set to draw the fuel out of the boat tank.
I personally carry two 2 1/2 gal tanks for my Hondas in a compartment built in to the pickup bed. However, I've been considering the installation of a transfer switch at my camp to permit emergency use of the generators. Using the Hondas in parallel yields about 4.5 hours running time with a fairly reasonable load. Since the emergency at the camp would likely be a winter blizzard, it would be nice to achieve, at a minimum, the ability for the generators to run overnight - say 8 to 10 hours. For the record, we live year-around at the camp and the creature comforts include a forced-hot air furnace, as well as a deep-well pump. I have been unable to make any reasonable provision for alternate heating. Short of abandoning the camp to a blizzard, in favor of the Airstream, just how complicated is the modification of the Honda gas cap to permit using a 6-gal outboard tank?