I had to buy a generator to get my family through power outages (no thank you Irene!) I bought a single 5 gallon gas container, figuring I'd siphon gas from my 2003 Econoline (which I'd filled up to be the generator's fuel station). But I can't get my siphon hose (which is maybe 3/8" wide) past whatever is blocking it on the way to the gas tank. Is there a trick to doing this (or a manageable alternative for an inexperienced mechanic)? Thank you in advance...if I can make this work, the generator will be a valuable addition to our home now and in the future. If not, my wife will never let me keep multiple gas cans in our garage, and we're going to be very limited during power outages.