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Transporting a fuel jug

I just picked up a 5 gal. jug (thanks Geo!) & was wondering what people are doing to haul/secure these.

One of my trailers is open, single place with no sides. If I use this trailer, I've got to either put the jug inside my Yukon or find a way to tie it down on the trailer bed.

Is it possible to haul one of these inside the truck without things reeking of gas?

If not, what's the best way to secure the damn thing?
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I have personally strapped it to my bike thru the passenger pegs but your trackbike doesn't have them but you can still strap it to your swingarm.


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Inside your vehicle is probably not a good idea simply due to fume leakage if you have gas in it. I'd suggest either strapping it down to your trailer or adding a tray to the tongue of the trailer and strapping it to that. I carry a 5gal Jerry Can in the bed of my pickup with no issues, just wouldn't put anything with gas in it INSIDE my vehicle.
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How about on the front "triangle" of the trailer. I had a sweet setup on my trailer where the gas jug was strapped down with the front wheel. it work perfect and I think the current owner is still using it the same way.

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They sell a square metal contraption you can screw onto your floor. This is a fancy one...
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They are very top heavy Troy so dont bother putting it in your truck even if you have it tied down. They also seem to leak more than youd expect.
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I keep mine in my car...yeah ghetto racing I know.
Don't worry about the fumes they go away eventually. I carry mine in the back of my Wife's SUV. Yep I ain't messin up my car.

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Ok, so inside the truck is a no go. Kinda figured...

Trailer also sees snowmobile use so I would like to avoid mounting anything on the bed unless it's my only good option. When space is tight I do mount the trailer spare on the tongue.

Front wheel is in a sport chock so I guess I'm looking at strapping to both the trailer & rear wheel.

Jug has two large handles. Use one to strap it down to the trailer & the 2nd strapping to the bike?
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Just fill the Yukon up with 93 octane and cyphone out what you need.

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why use a fuel jug vs a reg run of the mill gas can?

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Just fill the Yukon up with 93 octane and cyphone out what you need.
If the truck's tank was higher than the bike's I probably could

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why use a fuel jug vs a reg run of the mill gas can?
Capacity mainly. The jugs also seem easier to pour from.
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Not saying to put it in the car but if you have a quality jug there are no fumes. Ive had both and the cheaper ones yes smell. Have a good one now and there is no odor. I have an enclosed trailor so I didnt want the fumes in there and have a possible ticking time bomb if a spark was introduced.
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