We are planning to move from the Midwest to a Western State, is it against the
law transporting gasoline, LPG or propane across States lines? How about 3
gallons of gas for emergency roadside use, one or two small full propane
canisters and two empty 20 lbs. LPG tanks.
Thank you for the informations.
Retired ole folks drive RVs across state lines all the time. The ones
that survive do not get hit by a speeding train.
"My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland
and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore
excused from saving Universes."
The quantities you say are perfectly fine to transport as long as you do it
safely in the first place.
I don't think I would store a gas can in an enclosed trailer for example or
even in the passenger compartment of your car but any other ventilated spot
like an open trailer would be fine.
LP is more tightly sealed, as long as it don't get too hot or banged around,
it is quite safe to transport.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions and comments. I really appreciate it.
Safety and not breaking any laws are my main concern. We are very selective
in what to bring along, no furniture, except clothing's, bares essential and
some small woodworking power and hand tools, numerous boxes of odd and
ends. It's really heart breaking to sell the woodworking machineries.
Anyone experiences in truck rental? I am looking at U-Haul 14' or 17' truck and
not sure they're one-way.
Then Kalifornia is the right place for you... Please stay out of
Texas, we don't want your kind here... We believe that people should
be responsible for their own actions and the govenment shouldn't be
telling you what to do...
Perhaps try http://www.uhaul.com? Duhhh....
Click on "Rates and reservations", then click on "One-way move", then
fill out the information... Easy enough that even a Democrat could
probably do it...
Assuming Chicago to Los Angeles, it comes back with a price of $651
for the 14 ft truck and $693 for the 17 ft one... On the other hand,
you could just rent the 25 ft one for $946 and perhaps not have to
sell your workshop equipment...
Huh? Texans don't believe that gov't shouldn't be telling your what to
do? Texan are the biggest group of "tell you what to do-ers" I've ever
Ever heard of anyone named Bush?
Have a family like mine
Keep the Mexicans out.
Be born again
Don't have an abortion
Don't have sex
Don't take drugs ... (but it was okay for W)
Take off your shoes at the airport
Evacuate New Orleans (oops, wait a minute, that's the one thing they
And of course there's "... stay out of Texas, we don't want your kind
here" and "try http://www.uhaul.com? Duhhh..."
Yes, we are heading for Kalifornia, I guess most Liberals are law-abiding
citizens and I do take the time find out what is legal and what is not.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. You might be glad to know we will be
traveling by way of Denver, skipping Texas not be 'cuz of you, but GAS is
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Thanks for the information I appreciate it. Have agood day.
U-haul is usually one-way and will probably be the cheapest rental. As
others have suggested, www.uhaul.com is the logical place to start. Be
warned, I've driven multiple Uhauls and the vast majority of them are
uncomfortable, not well-cared for, and many even fall into the
dangerous category. I've rented Penske one way before, and thought it
was well worth the extra cost. The trucks are relatively new, have
diesel engines, and are well maintained.
We used a U-Haul to move our office. As soon as we loaded the truck and
tried to start it, it wouldn't start. Turned out the prevoius renter had
filled the desel tank with regular gas. We had enough in the fuel line to
get from the lot to the office but after that it was dead dead.
If it had been a long move, U-Haul would have moved all the stuff into a new
truck for us, instead we just had it towed the 5 miles to the new office and
unloaded it there and let them come back for it the next day with the tow
Moral: Crappy truck, good service
Another time, I rented a truck and returned the key and the contract through
the slot in the door when done as instructed. A bad employee used the CC#
on the contract to rent his friend another truck for a week and when the
bill showed up on my credit card, it took two weeks to get a refund. But
they did make good and filled a propane tank for me for free to make up for
the trouble. I did remind them that it was illegal to print the entire CC#
on a reciept but I don't know if they changed the computer to match.
Fortunately the thief didn't use it anywhere else, I did get a new card just
Moral: Return the key, keep the paperwork
Hmmm... I suspect that this says something about where you live if you
think that you need to ask permission before putting something in your
FYI: The RV trailers have LPG tanks usually mounted on the front of
the trailer / trailer tongue... When I go across country in my Jeep, I
carry about 15-20 gallons on my roof rack since some of the places
that you travel through either have very expensive fuel or the
stations are so few and far apart that it's nice to have options... In
my truck, I'm likely to have a 55 gallon drum in the back, just in
case... It gives me quite a few more options on refueling... I can
refuel it when I encounter cheaper gas and refuel from it when I'm in
an area that is overpriced...
You may be thinking of the rules of moving companies. After I had
packed, in fact the very day of the move, when the truck was almost
fully loaded, the owner of the moving van I had hired told me that not
only couldn't I put gasoline in his truck, I couldn't put any aerosol
cans at all either. I'm sure he didn't say that earlier, and I'm just
glad I had sense enough to lie (which is not what I normally do, but
we would have had to go through dozens of boxes looking for aerosol
paint and deoderant and shaving cream and kitchen stuff and propane.)
It was middle May and not hot. They finished loading at about 8PM and
started unloading at about 10AM after a 4 hour drive.
Anyhow, federal law prohibits moving vans from taking any of this
stuff across state lines, and maybe that's what you got you thinking
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