Dockside Chat - Could this have ended badly?

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03-24-2012, 03:47 PM
We had a little "adventure" on the way to Lake Barkley this past Tuesday. Knute (the heathen) fills up his 98 Dodge pick up truck and we observe gasoline pouring out from the tank. Knute says, "I've been a smelling a little gas lately." The leak is not coming from the bottom of the tank but appears to be coming out the top where the fill hose connects to the tank but we can't really see that area. I'm not talking about a few drips, when I say it's pouring out, I mean it's pouring out.

What do we do? We get back in the truck (towing his pontoon) and continue our trip with me sitting in the back seat holding a fire extinguisher. We pull over after just a few miles and the leak has stopped, thus confirming our hypothesis about the fill hose.

We arrived at Holiday Hills Resort without blowing ourselves up. As we unload the items in the pickup bed, Knute is having trouble moving the heavy thick plastic container he keeps supplies in. ???? The leak from his exhaust pipe has welded (melted) the bed liner to this thick plastic tote.

In summary, we are driving with a hot exhaust leak in close proximity to a leaking gas tank.

Do you think this could have ended badly?:o

03-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Could it have ended badly? Uh, yes.

Neither problem sounds like it was new. I generally refuse to travel or boat with people who maintain their vehicles so poorly.

03-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Good luck for the trip home.........

03-24-2012, 06:32 PM
Good luck for the trip home.........

I am home now. I'm not getting back in that truck until he fixes those two problems I know about.

03-25-2012, 09:11 AM
not a chance.

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