Jerry cans

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2001 at 00:00
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Im after any information on the pros & cons of plastic 20 litre jerry cans, as opposed to the standard metal type. Will the plastic survive a rough trip?
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Reply By: Joseph Baz - Friday, Apr 27, 2001 at 00:00

Friday, Apr 27, 2001 at 00:00
Garry the main concern with plastic cans is static
allways make sure the can is earth when refuelling,allways take it out of the frame or carrier and place it on the ground,as far as durability i have a couple since 1985 with no problems
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Reply By: Simon Evans - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 00:00
We have 2 plastic 22 litre jerry cans. Dont know what make they are but we bought them from KMart. We find them a fairly snug fit in the jerry can holder on our camper trailer when they are empty. But when they are full, they expand a bit with the weight of the contents and are a bit of an effort to lift out of the carrier. But I dont know whether 20 litre ones would be any looser.
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Reply By: Brian - Friday, May 18, 2001 at 00:00

Friday, May 18, 2001 at 00:00
Garry, I sometimes carry up to five 20/22L black plastic containers, purchased from Bunnings (WA) and have had no problems. The comments from Joseph regards static electricity are valid, but they apply equally to vehicles and any other type of fuel container. My main concern with plastic containers has been with chafing, and I solved this by putting pieces of carpet offcuts between containers or their surrounds.
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