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Old 08-27-2021, 01:32 PM   #41
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The original post was asking about WWII/Korean war metal jerry cans.
Not a single response about where to get one so we gotta guess they are not made any more.
Did you try Army surplus stores??
Harbor Freight has the metal jerry cans.
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Old 08-27-2021, 01:34 PM   #42
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The original post was asking about WWII/Korean war metal jerry cans.
Not a single response about where to get one so we gotta guess they are not made any more.
Did you try Army surplus stores??

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How about this for an 8.85 lb empty weight metal "jerry" can built to WW 1 specs, now NATO grade and primarily built in the US....... Oh, and about the price of the plastic ones most folks seem to buy that are usually made in China

https://www.harborfreight.com/5-gall...can-99551.html

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Old 08-27-2021, 02:49 PM   #43
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It's the retro 'cool factor'! I am not spending 100 bucks per can, as cool as I am! BTW, your vent you drilled: Doesn't it allow the gas to evaporate over time?
Have never noticed any. It's a tiny hole
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:11 PM   #44
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See how you are NJKris! Made me walk to the barn in the heat of the day to take a pic.
The hole really is tiny, but the can doesn't swell in the summer and doesn't cave in on itself in the winter If there is any evaporation or rain getting in, it isn't enough to matter. The diesel can has the spout kit and yes, the cap also has a tiny hole in itClick image for larger version

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Thanks for your efforts Wildcat! I've had the 'imploding' jug walls too. Once jug is empty, I've used my compressor hose to 'inflate' the jug and blow sides back out, worked well. Simply filling it back up with gas does not push the walls back out.
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Old 08-29-2021, 11:26 AM   #46
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What about something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/DuraMax-Fluid...dp/B000MT94QA/

I think it will fit in the bed of my truck near the tailgate while towing my fifth wheel... Does anyone else use a bigger gas tank like this, and are there any concerns?

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Old 08-29-2021, 11:45 AM   #47
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Or this one?
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...poly-fuel-cart
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Old 08-29-2021, 11:46 AM   #48
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What about something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/DuraMax-Fluid...dp/B000MT94QA/



I think it will fit in the bed of my truck near the tailgate while towing my fifth wheel... Does anyone else use a bigger gas tank like this, and are there any concerns?



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Ya might be over thinking this a bit
Is your generator onboard or portable? Will you always have someone to help you take the approx 90lb+ tank in/out of the truck? Is it more convenient to have 2 5gal cans?
You just have to figure out what will work for you and your specific needs.
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Old 08-29-2021, 11:55 AM   #49
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I'm also thinking I'm taking a cross-country trip and my ram 2500 gets 7mpg with the trailer attached.. so it'd be useful to have more gas in case I run out. Also, I can use it fairly easily once I get to where I'm moving.

Just debating the safety of doing it with the fifth wheel; it looks like it is safe from everything I've read, but, useful to find out if there is anyone else that has done something similar.
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Old 08-29-2021, 07:26 PM   #51
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This is still the best in my opinion
Steel, won’t leak, easy to use.

https://www.justrite.com/safety-cans...ii-safety-cans
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I need a good gas can to bring for my generator and an easy way to store it. I heard the metal Jerry cans are good; I'm having trouble finding metal ones that look decent..

What are the best options (with links if possible?) and where is everyone storing it on a fifth wheel RV?

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Another poster on here said it. The racing fuel jugs are the best. Itís what I carry as well. They are a heavy thick plastic, have a robust cap and a nice fuel hose/spout that seals well. I carry 1- 5 gallon racing jug because my truck has a tiny fuel tank at 23 gallons. Sometimes I started having bad feelings about running out before Iím able to fuel up. The jug can easily be bungee corded and is real tuff. When filled with 5-gallons there is about 3Ē air space at the top and this give expansion room which really help with pressure build up. The poster who mentioned the same style jug recommended getting the red one so you could meet all New Jerseyís laws. Worth the money and will last a very long time.
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Old 08-30-2021, 06:54 PM   #53
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I carry an extra 30# lp tank and run my dual fuel generator on propane dont have to worry about gasoline
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:10 PM   #54
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I've picked up several of these in the past. https://colemans.com/nato-military-jerry-can For under $30, they usually have a coupon or some deal going on. Usually a spray with some degreaser and a can of spray paint and they look like new.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:13 PM   #55
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FYI: Metal fuel cans are more likely to collect water and debris. Ask anyone who owns a boat.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:14 PM   #56
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Jerry Cans

Harbor freight has em... +/- $40.oo
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:16 PM   #57
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Pricey Metal!

You can get metal "Jerry cans" but they are pricey - last time I checked a few months ago about $50 each.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:57 PM   #58
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I need a good gas can to bring for my generator and an easy way to store it. I heard the metal Jerry cans are good; I'm having trouble finding metal ones that look decent..

What are the best options (with links if possible?) and where is everyone storing it on a fifth wheel RV?

Thanks!
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As someone has already mentioned the Eagle, I carry this one with me for the generator. Removable plastic spout, wide pour spout, solid and sturdy.
I used to carry three steel military cans in the mountains, but they rusted out. They were awkward to use, too tall to store easily, not stable to haul unless you used the rack.

https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-UI-50-F...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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Old 08-30-2021, 08:01 PM   #59
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I switched to 2.5 gal plastic gas cans. Easier to carry and easier to fill the generator. I carry the generator and two of these cans in the box of my truck.
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