Jerry Can on Roof Rack

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:01
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Hi all,

I have a "Reem" Black plastic jerry can that is made to carry fuel. It has two screw top lids. Does anyone know if you can carry this type of jerry can flat on it's front? I was thinking of lying it down flat on top of my second spare wheel which is mounted on the roof rack. The two screw top lids would be facing the front of the vehicle if that makes sense !

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: mcgra - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:37

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:37
hi phil

i have 3 of the same type.

i put them on my roof rack but i carry diesel in them which is not classed as a dangerous goods so the carrying of on the roof isnt an issue.

if your carrying petrol you may find your in breach of the law.

i did read on a post a while back something about carrying petrol and what the law says you can and cannot do in regards to carring petrol.

gra
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:10

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:10
I am carrying diesel, I suppose I'm wondering if the cans will leak if carried lying flat down.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 09:00

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 09:00
No problemo. In most cases as safe as your main fuel tank - except in a roll over.
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Reply By: Ruffstuff - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 09:53

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 09:53
Hi Phil,
i always put an old piece of carpet between my jerry cans or water containers & the roofrack to help stop fatigue or direct rubbing.
Ive done the gibb, the great central road and many others with the same jerrys- no problem.
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