AnswerID: 76757 Submitted: Friday, Sep 17, 2004 at 09:00
Member - Karl
If you get the good quality plastic ones they should be okay. It would also depend on where you were to store them. If they were stored somewhere facing the front, ie the front of a trailer and were subjected to rock strikes etc then there might be a problem.
In the Army we have carried our water in plastic jerries for years, both on the rear of our Landrovers and inside trailers and I have never had a problem. Also I carry plastic water jerries on the side of my own trailer and to date I have not had a problem. If packing in a trailer, don't pack them against a sharpe edge.
Also when filling don't fill completely to the top, ie trying to fit 21L into a 20L jerry can, this is just asking for trouble. Allow a little space for expansion and you should be okay.
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