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Old 01-03-2022, 10:33 PM   #1
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Portable fuel tanks

Looking to purchase portable diesel cans. Going on a trip to Alaska from the PNW. Heard of horror stories of getting to next gas station only to find it closed.

Want to buy good quality tank/can for diesel that does not leak and will be stored in pickup with lid. Pulling my trailer

On a side note for those who have travel this leg, do I need to worry about extra fuel. I have a 400 mile range.
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Old 01-04-2022, 07:38 AM   #2
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Hi Sandy-- Probably many good ones out there... My choice is Wavian
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Old 01-04-2022, 08:36 AM   #3
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Another recommendation for Wavian. I have two of the red 20L along with a flexible long nose spout for faster refueling.

Wavian Yellow 20L Diesel Jerry Can

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Old 01-04-2022, 09:07 AM   #4
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We've got a couple of the poly diesel cans for our tractors. I prefer them because they have a wider base and are less likely to tip. Honestly, for the money its hard to beat a couple of portable tanks as opposed to an inbed or replacement tank.
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Old 01-04-2022, 09:41 AM   #5
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While a bit spendy for sure I have a few Rotopax units. One thing nice about them is you can mount them and even lock them on the mount if you choose. Come in a variety of sizes as well. Certainly more expensive than the standard poly or metal cans but might be worth a look
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Old 01-04-2022, 04:58 PM   #6
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Made the trip in 2018 from Indiana to Alaska. No problem at all getting fuel. We did not drive long days as we took our time and enjoyed the scenery. Topped off every morning. Did our research using Google maps to figure distance each day so we knew what days we needed to stop and top off when we got down to half a tank to be safe. Do your research, locate fuel locations. Plan, plan ,plan
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I bought one of these and put it in my shed for filling up my lawnmower and other tools, snowblower, quad, etc and it works great. It doesnt say that it can be used for diesel fuel but I dont see any reason why it wouldnt work. The amazon site has some bad reviews on it and they all seem to be about the same. Debris inside. I've never had any of that and the inside of mine is just fine. Maybe they had a bad run in 2020??

I also looked at one of these. Looked like a pretty nice unit but wasnt gonna fit in the space I had allocated in my shed. This one says it will work with gas, diesel, kerosene,...
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