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Best way to transport 500 or 1000 gallons of oil

I might be able to get alot of never used virgin cooking oil. I need to somehow transport this oil.

Has anyone here ever transported 500 or 1000+ gallons at once? Whats the best way?

I looked into renting a uhaul enclosed dual axle trailer and get two 330 gallon totes. I can also throw in another tote or a bunch of drums in the back of my bed.

One issue with the uhaul trailer is that they say the max load is 2600 lbs. I know this is obviously a very cautious limit but still its pretty low.

If you think of the big containers of oil at costco or sams club, they are 5 gallons and weigh 35 lbs. So each gallon of oil is about 7-8 lbs. If i get 660 gallons in the trailer thats 660 x 7 = 4620. This is way over the limit.

Anyone ever tow alot with a uhaul trailer?

What about their car transport trailer? They are rated for 4000 lbs. I could strap down the totes and 4620 should be fine.

I thought about renting a water trailer and just cleaning it out before bringing it back, but that seems like alot of work and I might get charged for "damaging" it if not cleaned thoroughly.


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Is this a one time deal or might you me doing this more than once?
I see used old firetrucks for sale all the time for 1500 or 2000...large capacity to haul and already equipt with a pump and hoses.
How cool would you be hauling vegi oil in a fire engine?
I actually know a guy who bought one for this reason.

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How bout a fertilizer wagon. They will hold 1000 gal and support the weight. Fert is around 10 lbs a gallon

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First off were does one find almost 1000 gallons of virgin oil??? It sounds like you need to go rent a heavier trailer. Call a equipment rental place, they usually have heavy duty trailers you can rent.

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i can haul 4900 lbs in the bed of the dually...i'll bring my 600 gallon tank and haul you a load if you let me take a load home too.

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I don't know about where you are, but there are 16' trailers all around me with at least 3500# axles. They usually rent for $25/day. Or you can use mine.

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haha.. thanks clay, ill keep that in mind.

Not too many places in los angeles that rent out trailers besides uhaul.

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How bout renting a F450 stake body. Should handle the load with no problem!

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I'll suggest the same thing i did the last time this question was asked - rent a box truck, they're usually cheaper to rent than a trailer anyway and can hold the weigh of as many 300G totes you can fit in the box.
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I might be able to get alot of never used virgin cooking oil. I need to somehow transport this oil.

Has anyone here ever transported 500 or 1000+ gallons at once? Whats the best way?

I looked into renting a uhaul enclosed dual axle trailer and get two 330 gallon totes. I can also throw in another tote or a bunch of drums in the back of my bed.

One issue with the uhaul trailer is that they say the max load is 2600 lbs. I know this is obviously a very cautious limit but still its pretty low.

If you think of the big containers of oil at costco or sams club, they are 5 gallons and weigh 35 lbs. So each gallon of oil is about 7-8 lbs. If i get 660 gallons in the trailer thats 660 x 7 = 4620. This is way over the limit.

Anyone ever tow alot with a uhaul trailer?

What about their car transport trailer? They are rated for 4000 lbs. I could strap down the totes and 4620 should be fine.

I thought about renting a water trailer and just cleaning it out before bringing it back, but that seems like alot of work and I might get charged for "damaging" it if not cleaned thoroughly.

Well I would try some rental places besides U-haul to see what they might have. On another note I don't know where you live but in some states it's illegal for private citizens to haul large amounts of oil (crude/vegetable/grease) for environmental purposes. You should really find out how many gallons you can transport legally. I'm just saying if your were to get pulled over for what ever reason you could get yourself into some trouble. I heard in California they are fining home bio-diesel producers that haul large amounts of waste vegetable oil because they don't have a proper hazmate licensing. You'll probably haul it anyways I thought I might warn you. Good Luck.

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