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Old 01-20-2006, 02:53 PM
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I am getting tired of carring 5 gallon cans or paying high marina prices for gas when a gas station is right down the road from me. I was thinking of building a fuel trailer100-200 gallon or looking to buy one, just wondering if anyone else has ever done this??

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Old 01-20-2006, 03:04 PM
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I believe the law is 100 gallon max that you can trailer. I do it becasuse I use 93 octane and there is no place to get it on my lake. I got a trailer from lowes and bolted a fuel tank from tractor supply company to it then use a pump with 30 foot of hose and plug it into 110 outlet at dock. Its the perfect size for me, I use 100 gallons a weekend so I trailer one load every weekend. Make sure you mount the tank near the trailers axle so you don't exceed tounge weight. I have my boat on a lift but not sure the law on fueling the boat in that position??? Just be quick...
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I actually already have the trailer, old seadoo/motorcycle trailer. I useabout 120gallons a weekend but, saving $.5o a gallon thats $60 a weekend, Beer Money not .to mention the ease of gasing up at my own dock

Is this the tank you use??http://www.mytscstore.com/detail.asp...productID=9309


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put a tank in the bed of a truck about $300 will cover it....I bought one with a couple buddies and we share it just switch it between trucks.....
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I actually already have the trailer, old seadoo/motorcycle trailer. I useabout 120gallons a weekend but, saving $.5o a gallon thats $60 a weekend, Beer Money not .to mention the ease of gasing up at my own dock

I am going to look up tractor supply right now

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120 gallons!!!!??? That is a lot of gas for a single

So.... Is it 8 hours at cruise speed or 4 at WOT?
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Actually thats a easy weekend, friday night 20 gal, sat day/night80gal and 20 gal.sunday, I have burned allot more depending on the weekend, that doesn't count 2 seadoos, pontoon, ski boat,

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I have a old diesel tank from a Dresser TD25 crawler tractor. It is 130 or 140 gallons. I have it on a 4 wheeler trailer and do the same as everyone else. I have 100 foot of hose and a 110v pump running of an inverter in the truck.
Is it legal? Havn't been caught and if I am I will deny, deny, deny, even if caught in the act. I'll put my stuff away & when they drive off, I'll start over.
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Guys,

I am imagining a distaster here if you ever get rear ended/or even side swiped.

Are you sure it is legal without carrying a permit?

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I actually already have the trailer, old seadoo/motorcycle trailer. I useabout 120gallons a weekend but, saving $.5o a gallon thats $60 a weekend, Beer Money not .to mention the ease of gasing up at my own dock

Is this the tank you use??http://www.mytscstore.com/detail.asp...productID=9309


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No, mine is white and rectangle shape and made of steel
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Guys,

I am imagining a distaster here if you ever get rear ended/or even side swiped.

Are you sure it is legal without carrying a permit?

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Funny thing on labor day weekend I was pulling a trailer with 100 gallons of 93 octane with my GX 470, On the turnpike headed to the boat going 88 on a 65 limit. Got pulled over and got out of it with a warning. The state trooper was very nice and I no longer speed when pulling gas. No law against pulling 100 gallons.
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