Nobody was biting on the question in there so I thought I'd open it up to the world.Saw your question on the preparedness thread and was going to steer you to this thread and saw that this was you too. You've got me going in circles.
It is a lot more fun than work.
When I get new tires, which need to be soon, I'm going to save one for a spare.Nobody was biting on the question in there so I thought I'd open it up to the world.
Seems like nobody's biting out here either. Something to think about, along with getting a full size rim & spare to mount on the roof or cargo basket safari/baja style...
Do you have a rim to mount the spare on...?When I get new tires, which need to be soon, I'm going to save one for a spare.
The next time we head out on a long trip or evac that tire is going on the roof basket along with the TD spare.
Now for that fuel cell.............
I'm trying to get some SC wheels! That way I can take them in have the new tires put on the new wheels and just keep one of the old tire/wheel.Do you have a rim to mount the spare on...?
And yes, this is WAY WAY WAY more fun than work :evil:
Menards now carries an (admittedly no-name) small induction generator for around $150. I want.I'm trying to get some SC wheels! That way I can take them in have the new tires put on the new wheels and just keep one of the old tire/wheel.
It's supposed to be my Christmas present, if I can't find any, were going to get a portable genny instead.
Not what google "fuel cell" tells you they do :lol:*went off to Google fuel cell*
Ok, I give. How and what does a fuel cell in a car do?
If I were doing it, I would set it up to feed the normal fuel tank or as an emergency with a manual switch-over valve. Certainly not as a replacement for the main tank. The fuel cell is because a lot of them are much more sealed and much safer to carry inside the vehicle.Ok, I'm still not getting it, it's not to carry extra fuel, it's to replace the existing fuel tank? Why would this make a big difference in normal or evac situations?
Outside of Mad Max driving conditions.
I could only fill up once a week rather than twiceMount up a separate fuel gauge and dash mounted power switch, run the fuel line to the tank under the flooring (steel braided tubing, just to be safe) and you could add about 15 gallons to your capacity (rough guesstimate, of course).
I know your true motivation... You just dont want to stop when driving back and forth do you?
The fuel cell itself will weigh less than the spare tire & rim, so I wouldn't see that as a problem. 15 gallons of fuel at average 6.25 lbs/gallon will weigh in at around 93 lbs depending on temperature. Less than a passenger, I believe around the same weight as the two rear seats that I never have in anyway. So in other words, the extra weight should have basically zero effect more or less.True, but what would the extra weight of the fuel cell plus 15 gallons of gas do to your gas mileage?