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    Again, I'm running out of fuel out here. Working with Alexander to get some more hauled in this winter. But I'm wondering who builds, or who can build a fuel sled that can handle a 65 mile ride in. I like the trailers that Mike has to put barrels on, but I can't seem to remember who builds them. Would be cool to just have a 300 or 400 gallons sled to haul fuel in in one tank. Hoping to figure out something by early next week. Alexander is working on some things also, so we'll probably come up with something.

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    I don't like the idea of one 300-400 gallon tank. What are you going to do if you can't get to the lodge? How are you going to unload all that fuel?

    I would talked to Dave at Heavy Weather boats 349-4325. I've remember seeing one a few years ago.

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    I would think those plastic tanks with the wire cage/metal pallet around them would work well in your application Claude. They could be loaded into or upon any good freight sled, easy to tie down and secure for the ride in. Many folks around here use them to transport heating fuel down from Anchorage in the back of a pick up.

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    Claude,
    Give me a call, might have the trailer you need.
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    Try: Ron Van Wavern, River Express Freighting (907) 354-7001

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    Claude the ones I have were built by Ron Van Wavern as NRick said his number is 354-7001. You can use Bbls or some kind of tank. But 400 gallons is a bit much for the pass unless of course your using the track truck you have. Did Chris call you yet?

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    Give Dennis Dishion
    62 north customs in Palmer.
    907-745-1563
    weldalaska@gmail.com

    He can build you a fuel sled or a freight sled that can haul drums.

    He has a freight sled that will haul 8 drums at a time. Pulls like a dream!

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    I'm still working on getting someone to haul it in for me. I'd prefer to do it myself, but when I'm balancing time between entertaining guests and keeping the lodge running over hauling fuel, my time is more valuable here. Hoping I can get that worked out. I think I'm down to a hundred gallons! If anyone wants to make a few thousand bucks, start hauling. PM me if interested. I have to make a final decision tomorrow and get after it.

    I like the sounds of a sled that is made for hauling 8 drums. That would be ideal behind the jeep or skandic.

    Thanks for the info and direction!

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    What is you fuel requirement for a winter, assuming worse case cold.........???

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    I use about 1200 gallons of diesel, September through May. Cold doesn't affect that usage. That fuel I have, so I'm in no danger of running out of power. For this issue is fuel for sale, premium unleaded. I sold all the 3500 gallons I started with (and used some of that myself). Seems the last couple of winters I've been selling over 5000 to 6000 gallons.
    I heat with 20 ton of coal in an outdoor boiler, and 15 to 20 cord of wood inside. If it's a cold winter, it can vary by about 20 percent.
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    I also build freight sleds now that can haul drums and pretty much everything, still have a few available.

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    Claude,
    Left a message with your wife. Sounds like your pretty busy, awesome!
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    dang, here i thought i was good bringing you in an extra 130 gallons!

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    You did excellent, Pole Bender! I wouldn't have survived this weekend without out it. I think I have all the fuel problems solved. Should have 2000 gallons delivered by Friday/Saturday, so we'll be all good!
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    Claude, I'm heading your way on March 10th for the forum ride. How much do you charge for premium unleaded? I'm thinking of bringing my own 25 gallons on the otter sled to save a few dollars. Can't wait. How is the snow in the higher elevations holding up? Seen on your weather cam that it had been 40 degrees already! Crazy weather patterns.
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    Hello Mr. Grayling! We charge $7.50 for premium unleaded. I only have premium now, and have 2000 gallons being delivered this week. We have plenty of snow out here, but some of the windblown tops have melted off. The weather cam is deceitful because that's in the sun. Official NOAA highs have been maybe 30. It was -2 at the Susitna Bridge this morning. Looking forward to seeing you!
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    Fritz at Husky Freighters in the Valley off Bogard does great work. He will do custom work, just tell him what you want.

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