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utmba95 07-17-2012 2:48 PM

5Gal gas cans that don't leak vapors?
 
Hi,

Can anybody recommend 5 gal gas cans that I can drive with in my SUV for short distances without dying from the fumes?

Thanks,
Mike

snork 07-17-2012 4:48 PM

I'm in the same boat as you, except I travel 100 miles inhaling the fumes :^(

07-17-2012 4:51 PM

Get a basket that hooks into the hitch receiver. If you tow, Strap them down to the swim platform. Those would be my suggestions.

Iceberg 07-17-2012 5:01 PM

Buy gas containers with good seals. Wedco or similar. I've left the odd one out in the sun and the vapour pressure ballooned out the container almost like a ball, with no leakage or vapour release.

saberworks 07-18-2012 9:27 AM

I've had absolutely no luck with anything I can buy at a local/chain store. Places like ace hardware, home depot, lowes, fred meyer, wal-mart, etc., all sell crap gas cans with plastic lever pour tubes that leak and click and stop working after only a few uses. My brother suggested going down to the local motorcycle/dirt bike shop and buying some there. I think they're 2x as expensive (or more) but probably worth it. I'll likely try later this summer.

johnboyy7 07-18-2012 10:32 AM

i got a big heavy duty trash can liner..... like a 50 gallon from work. put the cans in it and either fold it under or loosely tie. works very good.

psudy 07-18-2012 10:33 AM

Just smoke a lot when you drive to cover the smell.

JoLo_Si 07-18-2012 1:22 PM

Double edged sword. If they don't vent they could explode in the heat, if they do they stink. Short trips, I use the trash bag method. Long trips I use the swim platform method.

dragracn 07-18-2012 7:27 PM

SPACESAVER UTILITY JUGS
15-2000
http://cdn-9.psndealer.com/e2/dealer...ery_723235.jpg

I use these, most ATV/bike shops should have them. If you buy them with the filler neck, they come with a pop in plug for the hose that usually is tight, if you order with just the cap they will not leak, even if tipped over. They empty in about a minute with the empty hose also, no standing there for 5 mins waiting for it. I have three cans, three caps, and one drain hose.

Bakes 07-19-2012 8:50 PM

Can't be done. Even if you were able to find something you will still spill some one the outside sooner or later. Nothing like he fresh gas smell in your nice suv. Over time they build up a little layer of grime that needs scrubbing. I almost bought an external tank or with a long hose so I could fill up at the ramp but then I moved and we don't keep the boat in a slip anymore.

Anyways, I've yet to see something that keeps nice cars nice.

bftskir 07-20-2012 1:11 AM

vp racing "utilty" jugs with the pour spout work very well. i carry them in a yukon all the time every once in a while you might smell a little but mostly fume free in the car. make sure the caps and vents are tight and they dont leak at all.

mro 07-20-2012 1:01 PM

Those mx jugs leak vapour like anything else. Your only option is metal. Race gas comes in 5gal and up metal containers. Find an mx shop, or other race shop selling VP. If u get lucky they will have empties around. If ur not you gotta buy the first round at about 3x the rate of pump gas. If you do go that way don't waste it. Make sure your boats empty, or put it in your lawnmower or chain saw and enjoy. Nobody will argue that Vp c4 is one of the sweetest smells on earth!

corbin86 07-20-2012 3:06 PM

hauling a gas can inside of a car is just down right dangarouse guys. if the gas vapors are stong enought to smell it then any thing could set it off. moving on your seat could cause static electricity witch can ignite gas fumes. If somthing malfunctions in your cars electronics you could have an explotion. there are so many more reasons not to haul flamibal gases in your car. i bet you wouldnt take a propane tank and crack it open and drive around with it.

nitrousbird 07-21-2012 5:04 AM

I've bought a couple of the CARB compliant jugs at Lowes that don't leak any fumes. They suck to use but don't leak fumes or spill if you knock them over.


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