Inexpensive jerry cans

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 13:59
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I am in the market for reasonably priced metal jerry cans. I need to source them out of Adelaide or country South Australia. Do any SA forum users have info on this? Thanks.
Cheers, Willem
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 14:20

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 14:20
Willem,

I can supply good quality new metal cans for $39 inc gst. These are good quality ones with locking pins. I know you will buy a lot cheaper but theses ones will take the OOdnadatta track, Flinders & Arkaroola without leakingWe have so little time to enjoy our land
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Reply By: Member - Shawn - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 15:34

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 15:34
Willem - try the metal jerry cans at kmart, I don't know the price. Tthey have the Dept of Defence arrow mark (crows foot marking) on the side of the can and the advertising label says 'Army tough'. These are exactly the same as used by the military (they have the military nsn number the lot).
The ones used in the Army stand up to a lot of punishment.
Cheers

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Reply By: REXY - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:13

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:13
willem, i dont know how robust they are for heavy duty stuff but i got some red plastic ones from auto barn for about 20 $ each and they havnt let me down yet
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:52

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:52
gday willem.
not sure if you have any is SA but we have army disposal shops in vic.
cost me $25 for 20ltr.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Reply By: Darren - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 22:06

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 22:06
How about instead of jerry cans 60ltr drums, I,m getting some made at the moment in Perth for only $35
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Reply By: Phil G - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 23:01

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 23:01
Willem,

There seems to be a lot of crap steel jerrys around. A lot don't have any indication that they conform to Aust standards. I'm sure David's offer above would be good quality.

I changed over to plastic recently. Rays outdoor centre (in Light Square in Adelaide) has the black Rheem plastic fuel cans for $25.50 at present. They look pretty solid.

Phil G
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Reply By: Jack - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 06:54

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 06:54
Hi Willem:
Have you considered fuel "bladders"? Tough, and you can fold them up and put them away when you have empited them. Jerry cans take up the same space either full or empty. You can check them out at http://www.turtlepac.com/navigation.htm
I have no interest nor connection with Turtle ... just passing information on.
Safe travels ...
Jack
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Follow Up By: Jack - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 06:56

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 06:56
Oooops .. I should have also added that they can be used for water or diesel. This may rule them out for y ou.
Jack
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 11:37

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 11:37
Thanks everyone for your replies and advice.

I already carry 4 jerries lying down in the bottom compartment of my storage area. I will be able to expand this to 8 jerries(with a bit of re-organisation of my recovery gear and 2 water containers!) as I am contemplating a trip where there will be no refuels between Innamincka and Mt Dare. My G60 will use around 25lt/100km. I have a 110 litre long range tank and will have another 160 litres in jerries. This will give me, in a worse case scenario, around 1000km range. I have looked at plastic jerries but I simply do not trust them in a horizontal position. I know that I have said before on this forum to buy quality gear then you won't be sorry but there is such a variety in prices on jerries. Have seen them priced up to $60.

Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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