Nothing is worse than wanting to go out on the water for a beautiful day only to find that your tank is on empty. Can you, or much less do you want to, make it to the local pump on the water to pay marked-up dock rates for regular unleaded? What if you need to run 93 octane or higher and you don’t want to put the low-burn blend in your engine with some snake oil additives? With a portable gas trailer in your arsenal, boat fueling can be easy and this article will point out why.
Top Up from the Parking Lot
One way our mobile fuel trailer makes boat fueling easy is that you can use one to top off your tank from the parking lot. For example, our Pro 110 Industrial model has a 25 foot hose reel, so, you don’t have to take the trailer onto the dock. Basically, all you have to do is unwind the hose reel, walk it to your boat, and begin refueling.
If you want even more flexibility, our Pro 110 Industrial FTS packs a 50 foot hose reel allowing you to fuel up from even further away. Plus, if you have more obstacles between your trailer and boat that push your needed distance beyond 50’, we even offer a 75 foot fuel hose reel option as well as a separate quick-disconnect 50’ hose upgrade for added functionality. This means that chances are, your refueling problems can become a thing of the past.
Siphon Out Old Fuel
Another way a portable gas trailer makes boat fueling easy if it is equipped with a fuel transfer system. This allows you to not only pump fuel, but also siphon it. Instead of you having to do menial gravity siphoning methods or hand cranking, the FTS does all the work. Now you can easily get the old fuel out of your boat’s tank and then safely transport or dispose of it.
Our Pro 110 Industrial FTS model is the unit that features this system and allows you to siphon fuel from external sources up to 15′ away. When the valve handles are turned to siphon and discharge mode, with the included 50′ hose reel on the output side of the pump, you have the ability to transfer fuel up 65′ in total distance. If you purchase the optional 15’ siphon hose with the FTS model or build your own, and then pair it with an optional 75’ or 50’ upgrade, you’ll surpass 100’ of fuel transferring capabilities.
Smart Tank Designs
Our gas trailers feature fuel tanks that have have been granted a Special Permit from the Department of Transportation (DOT). This special permit allows the end user to refuel their vehicles, equipment, or machinery without having to remove the fuel tank from the transporting vehicle and set it on the ground. Plus, the pump can stay attached to the tank when transporting it on-road.
Each of our tanks are constructed out of aluminum which makes them safe and compliant for use with flammable liquids such as gasoline, aviation fuels, or kerosene. They’re not made out of steel which is only intended for use with non-flammable liquids or diesel.
To protect the look and brand of our Gas Trailer line, we’ve also secured a patent on the diamond plate fuel tank on a trailer design. This way, when you see a diamond shape surface pattern fuel trailer driving down the road, you’ll know it came from us.
Along with being a good choice for using when you’re boating, mobile gas trailers are a smart choice for use in other situations where fuel might is needed. This includes:
- General Aviation
- Construction and Contracting
- Farming and Agriculture
- Racing and Power Sports
- Disaster Relief and Recovery
- Maintenance Operations
- Rental and Service Equipment
For more information on our gas trailers, visit our technology and functionality page that features detailed information on the units we build. And, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help and simplify your portable fueling needs.