Jerry can storage.


New Member
I myself used to always carry fuel when going to remote places because there were no gas stations and could not be there. You have to be careful and seal everything well, you also have to take into account that you do not need to make stocks for a long time because gasoline has a property to evaporate.


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It's interesting you're finding yourself in this predicament. I'm currently going through the process of selling my old car and using its proceeds to add a roof rack and awning to my roof, eventually adding a tent and dual jerry can holder too. I am finding that with the shorty I cant go ARB like i want and will have to go for Rhino Rack.

The guys at the local ARB dealer shop (RCA in Wyoming) reckon I can fit a tent and jerry can holder on top, but lets see!

I intend on being able to store both fuel and tent on top, but will let you know how I go (hopefully the old swift sells quickly!).

All else fails, if you really need to keep jerry cans of fuel in your car, you can help yourself by doing the following:
- Check the seal of your cans/jerry is good.
- For added security, get a plastic woolies bag wrapped around the cap/nozzle of the fuel container/jerry and secure with gaff tape.

My shorty has a 70L tank and I intend to take an extra 40L with me in case I need it when I go on trips.


New Member
Looking at using a 20litre squat diesel Jerry can to put in the back of the grand Cherokee for the long trips, is there any brand that is better than the rest


Active Member
Well after all of that I found a better alternative. As I needed to buy at least one jerry can, I found these 'squat style' jerry can which I will be able to strap straight onto my roof cage. So I have ordered two. $35 each, much less hassle. Just fasty strap it on to the roof.

Just hope they don't perforate due to rubbing. On one long trip, mates 200 series with plastic 20 lg of diesel in the back perforated due to rubbing, flooding his vehicle. Took months of eye watering endurance to get rid of smell, imagine if that was petrol


Well-Known Member
Boating fuel tanks are another option. Made to be squat and robust.
They have the advantage that you don't have to take them down to drain the fuel into the vehicle, just drop a hose down and let gravity do the job for you while you have lunch or set up camp. Not so good if you plan to splash and dash as they can be a bit akward to pour from.

To prevent them rubbing through, sit them on some carpet and strap it down so it can't move.


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I have both the Sceptor and Fuelsafe jerrycans and they cop a lot of abuse. Happy with both but the Fuelsafe are a heavier duty construction

Ol' Harley

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I went through all of this before I got a long range tank fitted. 120l of diesel in a fitted tank is a better option if you can, but I still carry 3 x 10 litre containers on long trips.

Yes, that's three ten litre (approved) containers. Why 10 litre containers? I'm getting older and the 20 litre ones aren't as easy to lift anymore...