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why carry a jerry can

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Oct 12, 2000.

  1. smp

    smp 1/2 ton status

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    i see lots of rigs with jerry cans and steve has a sweet set up but i was just wondering why would you need a jerry can, because i fill the gas tank to full before a trip and even if i leave it running most of the 6 or 8 hour trip i only burn a little more than a quarter of a tank, so please enlighten me with the uses so that maybe i can jump on the jerry can band wagon



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  2. shaggyk5

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    dude, its better to have the can just in case and never need to use it, then need some gas way out in east japippville somewhere and not have any. Be Prepared, Dammit! weren't you in boy scouts?

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  3. laketex

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    I can drain a tank in a day, easy. Wait'll I get a 377 in there!

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    cause it's fun to rub it in when you sell the gas to your bud with the jeep that bashed in his wimpy gastank skid and gas tank. The end result is they can only get about 10 gallons in and they bent the pick up tube so when they get on a angle it sucks air. My Jerry has never been used to fill my truck but it has filled about 4 jeep tanks. It has also been used to start quite a lot of wet wood for camp fires. I also fill mine with super so I can fill the camp stove and lantern with it. My carrier is double like Steves and the other can is filled with Potable waterr for camping needs, and in a pinch to fill my radiator if something were to happen. When I'm not camping and just doing a day run it usualy has a cooler in it or a trash bag for crap I find on the trail.

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  5. smp

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    well i figured about 15 gallons left in the tank is good engough for me i mean that is alot of driving if i am still lost after that than i guess i deserive to be eaten by the wolves



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  6. WhiteWhomper

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    Well, since you are still carburated, if you lost a fuel pump you could always mount the jerry can above the motor and run a fuel line to the carb and run off gravity pressure. Don't laugh, I have seen it done. and was once able to move a vehicle with a buddy about two miles pouring gas slowly in his Jeep carb as he drove. Then again, just always wheel with Steve and we can just Pirate his.
     
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    I think it goes with the old boy scout motto, Always Be Prepared. You never can tell what is going to happen out on the trail. HAVE A NICE DAY!!!

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    I carry one mostly b/c a few years ago (before the K5) when I use to drive a S10 blazer, I ran out of gas on the highway. (my gauge got screwed up somehow, it read 1/4 tank, but in reality it's empty) Most frustrating experience ever!!! Sat on the highway for like an hour or so. A miracle got me back on the road, but I aint gonna get into that.
    But anyhow, that's why I carry one from now on, just incase.
    Oh, question though, doens't fuel only have a life span of like 1 month??? Do yall replace the gas in the jerry can every so often?? I replace it about once in two months and fill the can back up with the premium stuff.
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  9. BlazerGuy

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    Odd Question: Which is better, plastic or steel jerry cans??

    Hey Boss, do you carry a filled jerry can with you all the time, even on the highway??

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    Unless I plan on being off-road for a long time, I don't carry gas in the cans, but it is always a good idea to carry a 50/50 mix of antifreez and water, you never know when you are going to over heat or throw a radiator hose.

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    Blazerguy,
    Don't get plastic. They leak. Get the metal one that was made for the military. I got mine from JCW by the way. Anyways, Yes, I do carry mine at all times. I don't have a holder, I carry it in the inside, strapped to my rear panel. My panel are made out of metal, so I drilled to eye hooks in and strapped the sucker down. With the metal can, no fumes leak out or nothing, so I don't have to worry about that.
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  12. Burt4x4

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    I take it you have never been on a 4 day wheelin trip before?? Like when running the Rubicon Trail it takes a minimun of two days to go from one end to the other, and that's fast!! Most make it a 4 dayer and camp up at Spiderlake and fart around there for awile then head to the trail end at SouthWest Lake Tahoe. You darn well better have gas and EVERYTHING else you can think of and carry!!

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    I ran out of gas on the trail once, let me tell you Man does that suck!!!!!

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    You only burn 1/4 tank on a 6-8 hour wheeling trip??? Sheesh, I guess Ive done something wrong with my motor. What kind of mileage do you get on the hiway?
    Must be nice...

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    My friend Jerry never leaves home without his can.

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    I just think they look really bitchin'! Someday I'll have the sense to quit buying them at the swapmeet so I won't transfer all that rust and garbage into my tank.

    creepin' and crawlin'

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    Been out over night a few times when I just did not think that the 45 gal would take me there and back. Even with the 22 to 25 mpg I get on the highway I would think that in low low first gear or 2nd gear I can tbe getting more than 2 or 3 mpg on th trail. Even then most ime on can has gas the other one is full of 50/50 mix of coolent.

    I understand the jeep thing I drive a BLAZER!!

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  18. Burt4x4

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    Come On, B72 your getting 22 to 25 in a 72K5???[​IMG]
    Yer Killin me! What is your power plant??
    The most I've gotten is 13 on the Hwy.

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    22MPG?!!?
    my 89 fuelie won't see the far side of 17!!
    do all the roads in your town go downhill?

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  20. rich'90

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    one of the guys here has the saying....
    "it is better to have and not need than to need and not have"
    I would imagine that he is in the military, it is a saying we always use and it works well.

    go heavy or go home
     

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