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    Stowing extra gas in storage compartment?

    In the Ultra LX there's a big storage compartment in the front of the ski. We're planning on going on a some longer rides this weekend and I'm sure an extra 5 gallons would help. I was wondering if it's safe to store gasoline in the front compartment and if so any suggestions on strapping it down maybe? Are there specific containers for more turbulent travels?

    Thanks everyone!

    (P.S. I did try searching first but couldn't come up with anything with keywords I was using)


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    I've always been in the camp of it being a bad idea.....However, I know some who do it. Personally, I'd try to rig up a rack of some sort for the rear of the ski.

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    Look in the fishing section. The DIY rack that he shows how to build is actually a direct copy on my rack built a few years ago for my LX. His is a Sea Doo but if you follow the instructions it will fit just fine one your ski. He changed one thing so he could say he didn't copy mine and came up with his own but it will still fit just fine on your LX. It holds 4 5 gallon plastic gas cans or 2 with a 48 quart ice cube ice chest.

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    Have you seen the Hydro-Trailer?

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    Hydro-trailer looks good if you're not planning on riding aggressively. We decided to stick to the tank of gas we'll have and I'm going to throw 2 5 gallons in the car. We'll just head back if we have to get another hour of riding in.

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    the choices are endless if storing in the front compartment make sure the lids are on tight and generally the bin stops the jerry from moving around. i have never had an issue but i know others have. by the way the ones pictured that i use hold 25ltrs, so if you were really keen you could carry an extra 75ltrs on the back and 50ltrs up front and the 80ltr oem tank that is some tanker.
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    Is it a good idea to carry fuel near the battery compartment? I guess its sealed pretty good.

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    Certainly carry gas in the front of my ski.
    Is it safe? I wrap up the can with car floor mats and refill as soon as I can squeeze the gas in.
    Not ideal, but best I can come up with on a budget.

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    not sure about your ski but my battery is covered within another plastic compartment, really dont see the battery as being a problem + the jerrys are plastic not steel, i would be more concerned with splitting a jerry or a lid coming off, but i always wrap them up with towels and pack them so they dont move about and empty them asap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red08Ultra250 View Post
    Is it a good idea to carry fuel near the battery compartment? I guess its sealed pretty good.

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    Sometimes if i'm going to do a long trip I store (2) Two gals gas jugs in the tray up front for the extra 4 gals.
    Its a good tight fit so they don't move around.

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