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    Just wanted to get some others' opinions on the best way to do this. I'm going to be hauling my racecar trailer on a 2000 mile round trip in March, and am thinking of ways to do this and take enough WVO with me. My truck, on diesel at least, gets about 10.5-11.5mpg pulling the trailer, and considering the 40gal X tank and some safety factor built in, I'd like to carry another 160 gallons or so.

    There should be enough room for three 55 gallon barrels in the trailer which I could hand-truck around and pump in, but I still need to think of a secure/safe way to strap them down.

    I've also thought about finding a IBC tote and just sticking in the cargo area of the X (won't need that area for anything else). Just not sure of a good way to pump from that to the tank.

    I suppose 35 cubies would work too, just might be little bit of a pain pouring it in the tank & also securing it all down in the trailer.

    Any other suggestions or comments?

    thanks guys
    -Drew
    V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
    2014 6.7L - smells nice

  • #2
    I had 800 gallons worth of 55 gal barrels delivered in an enclosed trailer. They didn't move at all. If they are sealed, I guess you could lay them down and strap them. Then you don't have to worry about them fallong over.
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
      I had 800 gallons worth of 55 gal barrels delivered in an enclosed trailer. They didn't move at all. If they are sealed, I guess you could lay them down and strap them. Then you don't have to worry about them fallong over.
      yeah I suppose a 2+ ft diameter barrel that's over 400# would take a lot of trailer movement to tip over. I'd hate to show up at my race have have a barrel sitting on the hood of the car though

      I think a few D-rings in the floor and some decent ratchet straps pulling down on the lip of the barrel would be fine. I think I'd trust that more than securing it to the flimsy side paneling supports. This is when E-track would come in very handy
      -Drew
      V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
      2014 6.7L - smells nice

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      • #4
        The 275 gallon IBC totes wont fit in the back of the X, I have tried, not even close. 55 gallon barrels do fit. I have had 4 in the back with the 3rd row out. There are poly-pro tanks available online that will fit in the X that are 200 gallon, but cost 300$ I will use barrles for now I guess.
        Y2K Excursion 4X4 limited 7.3, 6" lift, 35" Rubbers, Jonathan Tuned, Single Shots, 38R, DI Up-Pipes, CoolingMist Vari-Cool Water/Meth Injection, Aftermarket Intake, 5 Isspro Gauges, Vegistroke V3, 30 Gal Frame Mounted Tank, GOT GREASE?


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        • #5
          HALOTOSIS @ diesel stop put IBC in his X,photos on his threads...he was a good self-taught engineer when it comes to WVO,check it out,you won't be disappointed..................greasy
          2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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          • #6
            I have seen those pics before- but I never have seen totes in smaller versions than 275 and 330 gallon? his had a cage around the outside of the tank too.
            Y2K Excursion 4X4 limited 7.3, 6" lift, 35" Rubbers, Jonathan Tuned, Single Shots, 38R, DI Up-Pipes, CoolingMist Vari-Cool Water/Meth Injection, Aftermarket Intake, 5 Isspro Gauges, Vegistroke V3, 30 Gal Frame Mounted Tank, GOT GREASE?


            veggiegarage.com authorized installer

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            • #7
              I think it is a 175 gallon tote. I think I'm just going to go the 55gal drum route since it's only once a year that I'll make this trip. The event after this one is only a 1200 mile rd trip
              -Drew
              V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
              2014 6.7L - smells nice

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              • #8
                Tractor Supply is having a huge sale right now including Agricultural tanks,just bought a 500 gallon.They have new tanks that will fit there for short money..............I also used aquatainers in the past,7 gallon square with a spigot to control flow.Those can be found at any department store for around $7.If you are looking for usable space for the was home,when we go to canada I bring 8 collapsable 6 gallon water bags with spigot.These are good because when empty the fold to 1/10 the size full....good luck and happy deal hunting...........greasy
                2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                • #9
                  Drew, I'd probably opt for the 55 gallon drum route if you can get a hold of a few that are in good shape and clean. I'd also look into a good 12V transfer pump to reduce the manual labor needed to transfer from the drums to the truck tank. I know Northern Tool has some nice ones. I saw a Tuthill model last night that looked good.

                  Good info on the Tractor Supply sale Greasy...I need to get by there and check that out.
                  Greasin & Grinin
                  Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                  2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                  2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                  2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                  • #10
                    I agree with Marv on the pump if you don't have one.
                    If you don't want one, use the compressor you're bringing with you and the Harbor Freight Air Powered Pump. I love mine.
                    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                    • #11
                      I think I'm gonna pick one up even though I don't need it right now.

                      Price isn't too bad.

                      Here's a link to it.

                      http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...1097_200351097
                      Greasin & Grinin
                      Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                      2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                      2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                      2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                      • #12
                        i would go with cubies, thats what i do but then again i have never tryed to carry an extra 160 gal. I have carried an extra 50 before.
                        I built a spout to screw on the top and it has a 1"x18" long clearr hose...pours fast and then you can toss the empty if you want.
                        Thats an extra 1200 lbs so be sure you consider that when packing. Not good in the back of the EX with the trailer wieght and all. too much for the rear axel.

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                        • #13
                          Full 55 gallon drums will shift and move around in a trailer.

                          They need to be secured ...... and sucured good.

                          I have D rings on the floor of my work trailer and used big ratchet straps up and over to strap them down firmly, I also used some additional smaller straps around the sides. The barrels still moved around.

                          If you have to hit your brakes kinda hard on the road... and the trailer brakes grab good one time ... you could have a mess back there....or even worse ,like u said, a 55 gallon drum smashing into your car.
                          -Shawn Collister-
                          -02 F250 7.3 - SSB V3, AC's tuned by Swamps, AIS, 38R, 4" ex, DI tranny
                          -00 F350 7.3 - CC with no back seat
                          -Multiple trailers and a bunch of other junk
                          Straight outta Wimauma

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the tip Shawn. Do you live in Tampa? That's actually close to where this trip is, Bradenton, Fl.
                            Last edited by fiveohpatrol; 12-16-2008, 01:09 PM.
                            -Drew
                            V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
                            2014 6.7L - smells nice

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                            • #15
                              Yea.....Tampa/Riverview

                              Bradenton is about 45 minutes from me.
                              -Shawn Collister-
                              -02 F250 7.3 - SSB V3, AC's tuned by Swamps, AIS, 38R, 4" ex, DI tranny
                              -00 F350 7.3 - CC with no back seat
                              -Multiple trailers and a bunch of other junk
                              Straight outta Wimauma

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