GAfuels blogger Dean Billing is nearing completion of his RANS S-7S, which will be powered by a mogas-burning Jabiru engine. With the fuel not being available at his airport in central Oregon, he decided to construct a fuel trailer to haul it from his supplier to his hangar.
Dean, a retired computer scientist and talented craftsman, spared no effort in the design and fabrication of his new trailer (pictured). He has kindly agreed to share construction details at this link. Thanks, Dean!
GAfuels reader (and COZY builder) Drew Chaplin of Blufton, Ind., faced the same need to fuel his 1996 Cessna 172H powered by the venerable Continental O-300 engine. He has documented several low-cost DIY fuel trailer solutions on his website.
He mentions there why he goes to the trouble: “As of 10/1/12 , most airports are selling 100LL for around $6. I buy mogas for between $4 and $4.50. Regular auto gas is about $3.80. My Continental O-300 burns 8 gph. So I save between $12 and $16 per hour and up to $75 per fill-up! I call that substantial and worth the effort.”