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Spots you can use a gas trailer

Updated on December 27, 2013
The Pro 100 Industrial FTS fuel tank trailer.
The Pro 100 Industrial FTS fuel tank trailer.

Fuel trailers are a good choice for personal use

For some reason, people tend to think that the only place a fuel trailer is useful is in a large business setting. Like for fueling up large oversized storage tanks at a gas station, a big manufacturing facility, or at an airport where it's needed for airplanes and other air crafts. The thing is, this piece of equipment is an ideal choice for using on a personal level as well.

So, if you have been pondering the thought of getting a portable gas trailer for personal use, but are unsure where you can use it, keep reading.

One of the fuel trailer prototypes that was first available at Gas Trailer.
One of the fuel trailer prototypes that was first available at Gas Trailer.

5 spots to use a gas trailer on a personal level

1. At your boat slip - If you boat a lot and find it annoying to always have to go somewhere for fuel for your boat, well, than what you can do to ease that burden is park a fuel trailer right by your boat slip. It lets you fill up your boat, or any other water crafts that you may own, without having to travel anywhere to get the fuel.

2. At the dirt track - If you like to ride dirt bikes and are at the track a lot, then a fuel tank trailer provides you with an easy way to keep them filled with gas. Just like at a boat slip, you can keep it parked right where you're racing and every time your bike needs fuel, you can just drive it over, gas it up, and go.

3. When you're camping - If you camp and use any sort of gas generator, you know that it can be quite a hassle to keep it fueled up and running. With a gas trailer on site, fueling up your generator is simple and a time save due to the fact that when it's running low, you can just use the gas you have on hand to keep it going.

4. When you're ice fishing - The last thing that you want to do when you're out on the open ice is to have to drop everything that you're doing to go back into town for more gas for your generator, heater or other ice equipment. Not only is it a time waster, taking away from your fishing time on the water, but it also requires a lot of effort and wasted energy. If you had a portable fuel trailer on site, then you don't have to worry about packing up and heading somewhere when it's time to refuel.

5. Out on the open road - If you travel a lot, you know that sometimes there might not be a gas station for miles and miles. To ensure that you always have the fuel when you're traveling, you can take a gas trailer with you out on the open road. You can haul one behind a motorcycle, car, truck, minivan, recreational vehicle, or any other vehicle that has the towing capacity to do it.

The fuel transfer system inside a gas trailer.
The fuel transfer system inside a gas trailer.

Personal fuel transfer is safer with a gas trailer

Transferring fuel can sometimes get a bit tricky when you're doing it at home, like, when you're sucking and siphoning gas from the lawnmower to put it into the snow blower. Not only can this scenario get a bit messy, but it can also be pretty unsafe, especially if there's gas splashing around all over the place.

To make transferring easier, you can get a fuel trailer that has a fuel transfer system. It takes care of the dirty work for you.

How to decide on the right fuel trailer

If you've decided that a fuel trailer is something that would be good for your personal use, then what you need to do next is figure out what fuel trailer on the market is the right one for you.

To do that, there's some homework that you need to do first. For example, really look at how much fuel you use so you get the right sized fuel tank for you. Like, if you plan on using it a lot, then one that only stores a small amount of fuel wouldn't be the way to go. Instead, one that has a larger storage capacity would be a better idea.

Other things to ponder when deciding on the right one for you consist of:

  • The size of your vehicle. If you have a smaller vehicle, then you'll want to get a smaller fuel trailer.
  • Do you want to store extra fuel with it? For example, if you want to keep bulk quantities of fuel on hand in case of emergencies or to avoid rising fuel costs, then you might want to get a bigger fuel trailer.
  • How much money do you want to spend. It's a good idea to have an idea of how much money you want to spend when purchasing one.

Where to find a fuel trailer

If you're interested in purchasing a fuel trailer, the best place to start your search for one is to do some research online. By simply typing in the phrase in your internet search engine, you will discover that there's all sorts of information available on this portable fueling option.

One thing to note when doing your online searching is that not all of them are created equal and some are better than others. So, really look at the options that are out there so you get the right one to match your personal fueling needs.

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