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Old 07-03-2013, 12:16 PM
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I'm picking up a piper cub this weekend. It will run on car gas which is 2.99. Avgas is 6.09 at my local airport and they don't have car gas available. Obviously I have to figure out a way to get 87 from the gas station to the hangar in the back of my truck. I'd like to keep my tonneau cover installed. Anyone know of a good fuel caddie that's > 20 gallons, has a pump, and can lay on its side in the back of my truck? A manual pump should be fine, but the gravity feed wont work because I have to get fuel to the top of the wing.
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Ryan, are you keeping the Cub at the airport? If so make sure they will allow you to fuel your aircraft on airport grounds. Ours will not allow it. I don't think its all that uncommon.
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Hadn't heard that one. Will definitely look into it though
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Hadn't heard that one. Will definitely look into it though
I got a letter from the marina a couple of years ago for fueling the boat @ the dock with gas I brought in. They told me to not do it again, which was fine w/ me because it was a huge mistake that I would never do again any way.
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Ryan I have seen this mounted on a 28 gallon gas caddy. http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...p-4-10-hp-1-in

I wish I could find the unit I saw a few years back, It basically used a separate air source to slightly pressurize a 30 gallon gas tank. I think it only needed about 3-4 psi to pump from ground level to 7-8' to fuel aircraft. Working around small aircraft for 35 years, I have seen some really bad homemade designs that I would not want to be within a 1/2 mile to some really nice units that were used daily. I have a 28 gallon gas caddy that I use to fuel my jet skis. It has held up really well. I like it because I can put it in the back of the pick-up and fill it up and slide it down the tale gate myself and wheel it right to my dock. http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...ct_ad&type=pla

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