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Jerry Cans

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Infra, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Apr 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Infra

    Infra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    With that law about fuel cans year ago they had to quit making the older style jerry cans. The newer style sucks because they leak and are still expensive. It is very hard to find the older style jerry cans and when you do, they are pretty damn expensive.

    For those of you who need or want a few jerry cans, check these out. I recently bought 2 with the fuel spout and they work great. No leaking at all and can be had at a great price!

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/...-5-1-4-gal-jerry-can-olive-drab.aspx?a=904142
     
  2. Apr 22, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    JayDirt

    JayDirt I owe it all to little chocolate donuts

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    This place is pretty cool, tons of off the wall chit. Actually stopped by their place of business during a funeral trip (grandma) and picked up a nice pair of RedWing shoes for cheap...
     
  3. Apr 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Why did they stop making the old style jerry cans?
     
  4. Apr 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    TJ Asher

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    CARB laws. All states adopted the California regs.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Probably cost.
    These new cans are just two pieces of stamped steel that are seamed together. The old cans were a fairly complex design.
    The old cans may have been economical when they could be sold to the public, but with the EPA requiring the new design, that killed that market.

    I've heard mixed reviews on these cans though. More than a few people have told me that they don't hold up and will leak at the seams.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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  7. Apr 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    carcharias

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    My new one leaked at the seams, so I had to return it. Waste of time and money. Also, due to the spout, more gas dripped into the ground than went into my tank. Grrrrr...
     
  8. Apr 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Gotcha
     
  9. Apr 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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  10. Apr 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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  11. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    I dunno, I haven't had a need to ship to the USA. I posted it because that's the company that supplies jerry cans for the canadian forces.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    You can get non-CARB cans under the guise of "utility jugs"
     
  13. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Scepter cans are awesome , interestingly , we can also buy non CARB RotoPax cans too
     
  14. Apr 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    Those are the same ones we had in the Army. Driving all around Afghanistan offroading, these leak like hell. Maybe good for a daily driver that doesn't offroad, but I wouldn't put these on an offroad truck.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    The Scepters ?
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    I've been using them with my military trucks for the last 5 years, including in Afghan. Never had a problem except for sometimes the lids are easy to cross thread.
     
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