How to carry diesel in your trunk?

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Is there a good safe way to carry a gallon of diesel in your trunk? I have a vw Jetta and they other day I got on 840 and missed my exit to get fuel and almost ran completely out.. just wondering if there is a jug that won't fill my car up with fumes?? I've seen gas like for small engines that's sealed in metal cans.. but not diesel..
 
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I didn't think diesel had fumes

I would think a gas can with a screw cap instead of a nozzle would work


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catman529":1bj135qh said:
I didn't think diesel had fumes

I would think a gas can with a screw cap instead of a nozzle would work


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diesel has fumes but not as bad as gasoline. I would go with a metal can with a screw cap. to me, plastic has a tendency to put off odors. plus it expands and contracts with the temps. this has a tendency create cracks and splits.

I would check Tractor Supply.
 
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I love the plastic push button made in USA cans at Ace hardware and TSC . They are spill proof , don't know about low odor. There on all my trucks
 
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Not to be a smart arse but why not just fill up when you get to a 1/4 of a tank.
 
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big 8s in Weakley county":ef90mzx3 said:
Not to be a smart arse but why not just fill up when you get to a 1/4 of a tank.
X2... You know you're going to need it.

Fyi.. if you spill diesel inside, you'll likely never get the smell out.

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catman529":28if18r8 said:
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It doesn’t have fumes but has an odor. It seems every diesel pump has it on the lever and therefore my hand smells like diesel every time I fill the truck up.

As far as the cans don’t buy the one that has a piece on the spout that has to be depressed in for it to come out. Biggest POS design I’ve seen and a total waste of money.
 
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Road side service is great for when you run out of gas or anything else.
 
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big 8s in Weakley county":dx5qncys said:
Not to be a smart arse but why not just fill up when you get to a 1/4 of a tank.
Did you read the part in my post where I said I missed my exit to get fuel??
It's not like I run around on fumes and put in $5 at a time.. don't know if your familiar with 840 but there's not a lot of fuel options on it once you pass the boro...
 
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I would just get a 1 or 2 gallon plastic fuel container. Put it in a milk crate so it can't turn over. I don't think you will smell it. Put a garbage bag around it if you want.
 
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I feel ya. I know 840. Huff's at carters creek is about it. I drive a diesel and would not want that smell in my trunk. When I get off road diesel for my equipment and tractor sometimes some sloshes in the bed of my truck, sticks around awhile. What I have always den told is not run a diesel below a quarter tank. That will get me in my F-350 well off of 840. I appreciate planning ahead, but maybe a little further ahead. I wouldn't carry fuel in my trunk.
 

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