Storage of Fuel for generators

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 19:04
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A question to you people out their in Exploroz country. Where do you store fuel when travelling in a caravan for generators?

What are the legal requirements for carrying fuel for a generator?
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 20:08

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 20:08
I have a steel box on the A-Frame that carries 2x5lt drums for gennie fuel plus 2 batteries+charger and a bit of timber. Other than this I would think it wise to have a jerry can holder made up for the van in an out of the way spot where flying rocks on dirt roads won't harm it.

No way would I dream of carrying it in the van or car over long distances.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: kev.h - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 21:54

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 21:54
Two fuel cans + two batteries in a steel box = big bang when it all goes wrong. Not wise to carry fuel and possible spark producing batteries together in an enclosed space
Just my 2 cents worth
Kev
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 19:18

Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 19:18
HI Kev,

You are right and this is something I have not thought about and will have to work out another spot for the batteries as the box is the best spot for the fuel.

Thanks for the tip.
Trevor.
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Reply By: westskip - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 21:31

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 21:31
Hi Phillipn

I've just had a jerry can holder installed on the A frame of our van between the two gas cylinders. I will be carrying a 20l steel jerry can in it with fuel for the generator. I understand that the main safety concern is with rear end collisions hence no fuel on the back bumper only 2 x 2ol water containers.

John
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 22:01

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 22:01
We carry ULP in 10 litre jerry cans in a box on the a frame of the caravan.

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Reply By: neil&brenda - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 00:20

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 00:20
Phillpn, I am sure, with a little initiative, you can find a spot for a jerry can holder out of harms way. Is this SO hard??
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Reply By: Phillipn - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 09:08

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 09:08
Thanks for the reply's, But the second question was about the legal requirements., any comments?
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