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Old 06-02-2011, 01:28 AM   #11
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

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Yes our truck has the so called V8 Magnum of 235 HP, and the grades on some of the off roads are quite steep, however their has been no problems.

Fuel in whitehorse is 135.9 a litre and in Dawson it is 157.9 a litre. the tank on our truck holds 18 gallons, and with the 48 in the back we can go to Dawson City and drive aropund for a few days and then return to Whithorse with fuel left over in the tank.

The generator we have is a Hyundai, 2000si and is an inverter unit. Plenty big enough for what we use it for.

Wal-Mart is selling this unit here in Whitehorse, for $510.00 tax included. I see they have a few more in the store today.

The trailer a 19 footer is quite light and I suppose it could be safely pulled by most anything.

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Old 06-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #12
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

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Fuel in whitehorse is 135.9 a litre and in Dawson it is 157.9 a litre. the tank on our truck holds 18 gallons, and with the 48 in the back we can go to Dawson City and drive aropund for a few days and then return to Whithorse with fuel left over in the tank.
I map-quested that route and it looks like around 1100 km round trip, pretty nice to do that pulling a trailer and not have to fill up until you got back! :beer:

I've been looking into extended tanks for the Cherokee's, but it seems like the Australian market has a couple options, but no one from North America. And as you can imagine shipping a fuel tank from Aus. to Canada wouldn't exactly be cheap... lol
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:01 PM   #13
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

It is actualy a bit longer, I think we put on around, 1750, with our side trips.

I do not know your location, in the lower 48 or above the line.

In Canada the legal name of a tank in the box of a pick-up is "Slip-Tank" although through common usage and the name of a very good and popular tank maker in the lower Mainland they are called "Tidy Tanks".

Google "Tidy Tanks" and you will get the location and other information.

The Tidy Tanks are certified by transport Canada, and if you google their site you will get information on proper installation. Very few you see on the road are properly installed.

Try to keep your tank below 100 gallons and you will have less hassle from inspectors, who may stop you.

My tank was custom made for our truck, and I am looking at getting a 60 gallon tank made.
It is easier to keep track of what fuel you have left if your tank is rectangular or square.

Simple math, there is 6.2355 gallons in a cubic foot, and there is 4.546 litres in a gallon.

I use a dip stick to establish what fuel is used or is left to use.

If you go to the tidy tanks they make tanks in varying sizes, and prices, that will fit any situation, and are certified.
A hand pump will cost you about $200.00, as well the tanks come with out fuel caps, a cerified fuel cap will cost about $100.00, on top of the tank cost.

A 60 gallon tank 42" X 20" X 20" with two baffles to keep the fuel from sloshing around, will cost me $1,400.00 here in Whitehorse. That is material, labor, and pressure testing.

Tidy Tanks cost less than a custom built tank. certification is important.

Doug
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:34 AM   #14
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

Thanks for the name of that company, and I'm in Edmonton, AB.
Sometimes the winters here feel almost as bad as the winters in Whitehorse. lol

Ideally for the Cherokee I'd want to replace the stock tank with a larger capacity one, but still retain the ground clearance. (I like going a bit further off the path than most people.)

The Australian tanks accomplish all of these goals, adding an extra 10 gallons or so to the fuel capacity. That's about a 50% improvement over stock. And these Aus. tanks tend to run about $700-$800 but the shipping seems to be about the same, so I would be paying between $1400-$1600 and then I would also have to pay for installation.
(Not a job for a one-armed man.)
I would really "like" to have that extra capacity and ability to travel that much farther without having to fill up, but I haven't been able to justify the cost yet.
If/when I buy a TT in a couple of years, I'll be able to have a good reason for the extra expense of a tank like this.

I had thought of the other option that you mentioned - a tank that isn't integrated to the vehicle, with a pump etc.
This would probably be the wiser direction to go since the tank would be independent of the tow vehicle, and be able to be swapped between vehicles or trailers as the case may be.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:42 PM   #15
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

Good old Edmonchuck, I was born in the Royal Alex, now the Glenrose, When I was born our house was on White avenue just down from the Strathcona hotel, then we moved to the west end.
I am dating myself but the city limit of Edmonton was 149st. I attended Glenora School, and our phone number was 85260.
The streets were still gravel and mud. Our address was 14305-135 st. awe the nostalgia of it all.

Seriously; I still have relatives there, I like the city, we visit quite a bit.

For the tanks you need you might go to Princess Auto, there is one on the North and the South side, they may be able to help you, and with installation as well.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:59 PM   #16
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

I used to work a couple blocks from the Princess on the West/Nort end near 170th.
I'm quite familiar with that store's layout from my multitude of visits.

I am actually going to have a utility/rough-roads/trail trialer built by a welder buddy of mine this summer, and I may just look at putting one of those tanks with the pump on the tongue. It would be easier than mounting several jerry cans and also hold quite a bit more fuel, and dispense it in a much more convenient manner. Hmmmm....

Thanks for the idea!


(And yes, you're definitely dating yourself with that description of the city!) lololol
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:35 PM   #17
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

How did you make out with your tank.

I give the wrong address.
It was 14305-103 ave.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:38 AM   #18
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Re: Towing the 19' with a Cherokee?

We now have a new tow vehicle, We just purchased a Dodge (Laramie Longhorn, model) 5.7 engine.
Our Dodge Dakota had 152 thousand Kilometers on it (Many trips down the Alaska Highway) and was starting to cost.
Any way there are no more hills on the Coca-Cola highway. (I got a speeding ticket going up hill passing a B-train tanker, while pulling our 19).

The engine cuts out four cylinders when the going is easy.

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Old 08-18-2011, 10:44 AM   #19
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I have the same set up, 13 mpg no matter what, towing or not towing in around town. On highway I can expect 17-18, the fuel saver is nice if you use a light foot. But I love the sound of that exhaust, it's my 4 wheel Harley!!!
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