Gas caddies

Anybody use gas caddies for their boats, mowers, tractors? What are best one to use for boats that hold about 30 to 35 gallons? Pneumatic tires for sure.
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  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,787Member ✭✭✭✭
    Never used one. Beware some marina's frown upon them. safety issue. Better ask your's before you buy. 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Stever00Stever00 Posts: 50Member
    I wont use at a marina. It will be for home. I mow lawns in summer. Gets old carring 5 gallon cans to the pump . Also use it to put gas in boat and whatever. Guess I need an auxillary fuel tank on my truck. They are expensive.
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,751Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    That static electricity spark during boat fueling might be the end. 

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 2,033Member ✭✭✭✭
    I use this one.. https://www.amazon.com/DuraMax-Fluid-Transfer-14-Gallon-Rolling/dp/B000MT94QA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=15+gallon+gas+can&qid=1581637591&sr=8-1 

    Seems to do a good enough job. A little tiring running to the station 3 times to fill the tank half way. Figure I'll just get another one once the boat gets back in the water. 

    Price on land = 2.29, price on water, 4.75+
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,772Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Even at those prices, I would never use one for a boat in the water.  If you spill even a few gallons, the cost of cleanup and fines would put you in a world of hurt.  When I was running our yacht club, I changed our marina rules to prohibit anything bigger than a 6-gallon can.  
  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 658Member ✭✭✭
    For all my small gasoline engines I use VP racing fuel jugs. Only 6 gallons each, but they are great. Everybody around here who off roads has them. Fast fillers. For racing use only, err, technically. Get the white ones.
    Andy
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,735Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bought a good gas caddy and gave it away. It was far too heavy to fuel and move. Much easier to fuel a bunch of 5 or 10 gallon "jerry cans".
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 4,056Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I looked at a getting a caddy, but the weight was the issue. I have 4 five gallon cans and 2 six gallon cans that I use to fuel my boat. 
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
  • RiverRat232RiverRat232 Posts: 96Member
    edited February 15
    Technically, it's against D.O.T. rules to carry gasoline in unapproved containers. Her is a website that has information regarding that and coincidentally, sells approved containers.
    https://www.justrite.com/news/dot-approved-safety-cans-protect-public-roads/
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,555Member ✭✭✭✭
    Technically, it's against D.O.T. rules to carry gasoline in unapproved containers. Her is a website that has information regarding that and coincidentally, sells approved containers.
    https://www.justrite.com/news/dot-approved-safety-cans-protect-public-roads/
    Now I feel like I’m working. I have wrote up several safety contacts on Safety Cans. 
  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 658Member ✭✭✭
    D.O.T. approved containers. They work so great.
    Andy
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 967Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 16
    I have noticed that the old non epa cans spill much less gas during fill ups than many of the new epa cans. 

    The new metal cans are pretty good but most of the plastic ones suck because of how much fuel they spill during fill ups.  The ones that push in the nozzle while filling are the worst. 

    We did find one manufacturer that has a push button to dump fuel and we sell theirs, the rest we have found are a real p.o.s.  if i sell a fuel can out of the store it has to be e.p.a.  if anyone wants details on the ones we have tried ill gladly share pics. 

    My dad has dozens of fuel cans from over the years so I've personally used many of the designs that dont work.  He collects them and doesn't throw any away so long as they can still hold fuel.

    Your fuel filler on your boat is probably metal, it is also grounded not only from a metal lead in the fuel hose from tank to filler but also a ground wire to one of the mounting holes.

    Before opening fuel cap touch it with your hand and fuel can nozzel to discharge any would be static spark.


  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 4,056Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @PickleRick what can has the push to dump option?
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 967Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 16
    No-spill is the brand.  The nozzle is too small for most boats without use of a funnel but for lawn equipment they are the best one currently out there. Gently burp the button before trying to fuel to release any pressure.  Very easy to use without spilling a drop as your thumb controls the flow. Thumb off and no fuel.  I think metal cans are required for d.o.t. but unless you have a business logo on your vehicle or are a licensed contractor they won't bother bubba getting fuel for his mowers or filling his boats. At least not here in SC.  I also sell metal ones for the pros, they double in price from the plastic.

    I get these through i think rotary or maybe Oregon.  


  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 2,033Member ✭✭✭✭
    Why white? Realized that I could have gotten 4 VP racing for less than the price of the 17 gallon one.. (doh). 
  • RiverRat232RiverRat232 Posts: 96Member
    shawnmjr said:
    Technically, it's against D.O.T. rules to carry gasoline in unapproved containers. Her is a website that has information regarding that and coincidentally, sells approved containers.
    https://www.justrite.com/news/dot-approved-safety-cans-protect-public-roads/
    Now I feel like I’m working. I have wrote up several safety contacts on Safety Cans. 
    Do you work for the D.O.T.?
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,555Member ✭✭✭✭
    shawnmjr said:
    Technically, it's against D.O.T. rules to carry gasoline in unapproved containers. Her is a website that has information regarding that and coincidentally, sells approved containers.
    https://www.justrite.com/news/dot-approved-safety-cans-protect-public-roads/
    Now I feel like I’m working. I have wrote up several safety contacts on Safety Cans. 
    Do you work for the D.O.T.?
    No I don’t @RiverRat232 I’m a safety manager and we have several repair facilities where we have these cans. We have to constantly educate the employees because they always want to remove the screens (flash arrestor) which makes the can no longer compliant. 
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 4,056Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    When I worked for the cable company, we had to have those DOT cans when we had to fill up generators during power outages. 
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,289Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    J3ff said:
    Why white? Realized that I could have gotten 4 VP racing for less than the price of the 17 gallon one.. (doh). 
    Maybe you can see the fuel level better with white? Or won’t be as hot as a darker color on a sunny day? Only things I can think of.
    2008 330EC
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 2,033Member ✭✭✭✭
    Got it, I really like the blue ones!!
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,564Member ✭✭✭✭
    A friend of mine has 11 or 12 five gallon plastic gasoline cans. Many many years ago I borrowed them, filled all of them at a local pump, and put them in my suv and drove 10 miles on the highway to the yard where my first Rinker, a 310, sat on the hard. Half way to the marina I looked at the admiral and said “i am very sorry, I just realized we are a bomb, this was incredibly stupid”. she agreed and not much else was said. Never ever did that again. 5 gallons for the lawn mower and that’s it. One of the dumbest things I’ve ever done, completely thoughtless, we were very lucky. 
    06' 342EC & 01' 310FV (both sold)

  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 658Member ✭✭✭
    Simple, the white ones allow you to easily see the fuel level. Get them before you can't.
    Andy
  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 658Member ✭✭✭
    I just filled up a VP racing fuel jug in front of a deputy sheriff. He seemed unconcerned. I haven't seen much D.O.T. law enforcement around here. We are a gas can sanctuary city.
    Andy
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 967Member ✭✭✭
    The dot patrol around here is after the commercial guys, not the family pulling a boat/camper.  


  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,772Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @PickleRick which metal cans do you like?
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,289Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I’m surprised the VP jugs don’t have another handle on the backside where the decal is.
    2008 330EC
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,289Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @J3ff , I have the same DuraMax caddy. Someone gave it to me, I haven’t used it yet but plan on using it this spring to try it out.
    2008 330EC
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 967Member ✭✭✭
    @LaRea

    If you guys have issues finding these locally my distributors can drop ship these directly to any location in the lower 48. I dont do eBay/amazon/online sales but my distributors are set up where i have same drop ship options.

    R.B.I. and Rotatycorp.com push me to do online sales,  im busy with just locals.


  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 2,033Member ✭✭✭✭
    A friend of mine has 11 or 12 five gallon plastic gasoline cans. Many many years ago I borrowed them, filled all of them at a local pump, and put them in my suv and drove 10 miles on the highway to the yard where my first Rinker, a 310, sat on the hard. Half way to the marina I looked at the admiral and said “i am very sorry, I just realized we are a bomb, this was incredibly stupid”. she agreed and not much else was said. Never ever did that again. 5 gallons for the lawn mower and that’s it. One of the dumbest things I’ve ever done, completely thoughtless, we were very lucky. 
    Why is this any different than the countless people who fill up gas cans and put them in the trunk? Key is to make sure they are sealed and you're good right? 
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,555Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18
    J3ff said:
    A friend of mine has 11 or 12 five gallon plastic gasoline cans. Many many years ago I borrowed them, filled all of them at a local pump, and put them in my suv and drove 10 miles on the highway to the yard where my first Rinker, a 310, sat on the hard. Half way to the marina I looked at the admiral and said “i am very sorry, I just realized we are a bomb, this was incredibly stupid”. she agreed and not much else was said. Never ever did that again. 5 gallons for the lawn mower and that’s it. One of the dumbest things I’ve ever done, completely thoughtless, we were very lucky. 
    Why is this any different than the countless people who fill up gas cans and put them in the trunk? Key is to make sure they are sealed and you're good right? 
    That amount of fuel in a old school can and in a confined space can have a lot of fumes build up and sit just waiting for an ignition source. The same could happen inside of the trunk. Same reason we keep our blower on when we fuel the boat. 
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