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cougarfan83 02-06-2013 9:42 AM

Best gas cans
Kind of a lame topic, but I need to buy some gas cans for boat refueling. Looking for recommendations of good quality cans. What do you all use/prefer? Thx!

wakeworld 02-06-2013 10:04 AM

My favorite ever are the Hunsaker Quikfils (http://www.quickfilljugs.com/8-gal-q...jugs-c-35.html), but they are expensive. They are suspiciously cheap here: http://www.polyperformance.com, so not sure how they got the price down that low.

My most recent purchase was for two of PU-Products "utility jugs" (http://www.sidebysidesports.com/5utjug9.html). They are super easy to handle, but don't fill as fast as the Hunsaker. I liked them because they are tall and take up less floor space. However, that also means they fall over easier when standing up in the back of your truck, so you usually have to strap them up. I think they make a rack to hold four of them, which would solve that problem, but I can't seem to find it now.

I like the ones with a handle on the bottom because it makes pouring a lot easier!

skiboarder 02-06-2013 10:07 AM

No matter the can, you need to go to tractor supply or harbor freight and get an "EZ Siphon". $5.99-9.99 depending on the sale.

I love these things. I give them away like crazy

PureWakesurfing1 02-06-2013 10:08 AM

We use the VP jugs with quickfill for our race bikes. The LC one's are good too. I've filled the boat in the water before and the quickfill is sometimes faster than the pump. Definitely worth the extra $20 or so over a cheap can. Just make sure you get a hose cap.


srock 02-06-2013 11:10 AM

I have 4 of the Hunsaker 5 gallon jugs, they hold just over 6 gallons and they are great. Just about the right weight, don't fall over, quick pouring, easy to handle, strong, great filler tube system, clear so you can see the fuel level. But, they did cost me about 45 per jug when I purchased them. They were off the market for a while but its good to see them back. They are probably considered water jugs since they do not conform to the latest standards.

wakeworld 02-06-2013 11:17 AM

I had a 11-13 gallon Hunsaker, but the seam ended up splitting on it. I still have a 5-gallon, but I'd really like to try some of the 8-gallons. Definitely the best of all worlds with these cans!

mattgettel 02-06-2013 1:37 PM

+2 for the "EZ Siphon". You don't even have to set your beer down

wakeworld 02-06-2013 2:13 PM

Since I couldn't find the PU-Products jugs online, I sent them an email and they said they had to stop selling them (even though they advertised them as "utility" jugs and specified that they shouldn't be used to carry fuel) because the state of California threatened to fine them $500 per jug. Good ol' state of California...doing all we can to run businesses out of the state!

srock 02-06-2013 3:49 PM

Although I understand the problem when you overfill with a Hunsaker jug, I spilled much more fuel trying to use the new style cans. Good old California out to save us from ourselves...they sure screwed this one up.

LFMCrider6 02-06-2013 4:13 PM

X3 ex siphon they are great

cadunkle 02-06-2013 5:29 PM

At the lake house I have a few of the good old style cans with a normal fill nozzle and normal vent on other end. They work great. Aside from that I normally just take the cap off the new cans and use a wide mouth funnel. Pours fast and you can usually keep spillage to a minimum even without a vent. Still not as good as a normal vented can though, will splash/spill if you're not careful.

I have seen some guys put tire valve stems into the new cans to use as a vent. Drill a hole insert valve stem and cap. Do not put a valve in it or obviously it won't vent.

wakeworld 02-06-2013 6:45 PM

Yeah, those environmental cans crack me up. I've never spilled so much gas in my life!!

runin90lx 02-06-2013 7:39 PM

Just another great reason to show why California is bankrupt. They try to over regulate every single thing in your life

Shawn 02-06-2013 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by wakeworld (Post 1805271)
Yeah, those environmental cans crack me up. I've never spilled so much gas in my life!!

I have literally killed fish from spilling so much gas in the lake from the new cans!...not that I was at all trying to with the price of gas! Poor guy was floating in the sheen by time I was fueled up...

cougarfan83 02-07-2013 1:33 AM

Good stuff. Thanks! I'm in California and I am going to purposely buy non-environmental cans just to stick it to the environmentalists that have screwed this state.

srock 02-07-2013 7:59 AM

The tire stem trick works great but you still have to deal with the crappy nozzle at the other end.

wazzy 02-07-2013 10:55 AM

We got a Gas Dock.... works great for our situation......
it's similar to this.... http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ls.cgi?i=31249

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