Getting Fuel To The Playground

BigRonDog

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How does everyone get fuel to the desert? Looking for ideas. Typical set up is flat bed trailer with Motorhome. Thinking of putting tool box / fuel cell on the trailer, but wanted to see what everyone else is doing these days.
 
I used an empty torco 55 gallon drum i'd put on the front of my flat bed and use a cheapo harbor freight transfer pump. It had alligator power leads to clamp on my battery on the truck while fueling.
 
I used an empty torco 55 gallon drum i'd put on the front of my flat bed and use a cheapo harbor freight transfer pump. It had alligator power leads to clamp on my battery on the truck while fueling.
Care to share how to tie that down? I hate securing those down...
 
I have a 2"x2" square tube rail on the front of my trailer it went against then just strapped it down with a big ratchet strap. Once they're filled they don't particularly wanna move.
 
Not the best setup but i use 5 gallon vp cans. Usually take 6 of them with me on a trip.

I tried dump cans but the 11 gallon ones are a little bit of a chore to throw over my head to fill.

Eventually i would like to do a transfer tank on my trailer.
 
I am considering getting another on of these. I havre one for my truck and use it for long trips etc.

Thoughts are make it mountable to the trailer using the rub rails and a bracket. I can store my straps in there and misc trailer repair stuff and etc. 91 gallons is a lot of tongue weight, but can counter that with how I load my junk on the trailer. RDS is DOT and can be used for fuel, diesel etc.



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Yeah looked at those as well. They are not made very well and I want something to last . I look at all the used stuff that is daily new and they are beat to crap and doesn’t survive. I am a buy once cry one type of person.
 
Yeah looked at those as well. They are not made very well and I want something to last . I look at all the used stuff that is daily new and they are beat to crap and doesn’t survive. I am a buy once cry one type of person.
yeah most used ones get used on job sites etc and are thrashed.

I have a small tractor supply one i use for diesel for my work tractors but doesnt get used regularly so i havent had issues with it. I keep it in my storage and just throw it on the truck when needed.
 
Back when I used my flat bed I always planned to buy a trailer fuel station tank to mount under the deck between the axles and plumb into my front storage box. Never got around to it. Now I have a toy hauler with a 32 gallon tank. Big trips like glamis I’ll take 2 5gallon cans as well.
 
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