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#4510946 - 09/08/17 03:03 PM Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can
MoneyJohn Offline


Registered: 03/01/12
Posts: 171
Loc: Southern NY
I am looking for a 5-gallon gas can. Does anyone have a recommendation? There are loads on Walmart or Amazon but none have the best reviews. I am going to use this can almost every week, hence I want something that won't start leaking in just a couple of uses.

Thanks in advance.
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#4510955 - 09/08/17 03:11 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
You want metal or plastic? What's "reasonable" to you?

Google is your friend here.

https://www.google.com/search?q=heavy+du...me&ie=UTF-8
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#4510964 - 09/08/17 03:19 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
knerml Offline


Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 479
Loc: NE Ohio
Recommend Eagle brand steel safety can. Mine is over 25 years old and works perfectly.
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#4510965 - 09/08/17 03:20 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1862
Loc: Chicago, IL
I have good luck with the NATO style cans. I splurged on one of the pricier ones like this: https://www.amazon.com/Wavian-USA-JC0020...ywords=nato+can

You can get cheaper steel cans, but they may not be as good. 5 gallons of gas and a steel can does get pretty heavy though. I got the non EPA regulated spouts, I read that they pour a little better.

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#4510978 - 09/08/17 03:30 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
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Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4206
Loc: Atlanta
Didnít we JUST do this?
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#4510979 - 09/08/17 03:30 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
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Registered: 08/30/14
Posts: 126
Loc: texas
Check VP racing fuel cans. Solid product but a little more expensive than the cheapo blow molded junk you find in the big box stores. I got mine off of amazon.
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#4510989 - 09/08/17 03:47 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
BigD1 Offline


Registered: 08/12/15
Posts: 2575
Loc: NC
I have owned a No-Spill 2.5 gallon for years now, and it's the best that I have ever owned. Five gallon would be expensive.
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#4511002 - 09/08/17 04:04 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
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Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 1418
Loc: Minnesota
I was at Brainerd International raceway last weekend and almost everyone was toting a VP racing jug.
I'm cheap and mostly siphon gas to its destination so I use whatever I've found at garage sales. Had a double take as gas went up 18 cents this AM? Hope it goes down by end of the month when I plan on starting to travel about 6k miles at 10 mpg
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#4511008 - 09/08/17 04:10 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: EdwardC]
Alfred_B Offline


Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 1966
Loc: America
Originally Posted By: EdwardC
I have good luck with the NATO style cans. I splurged on one of the pricier ones like this: https://www.amazon.com/Wavian-USA-JC0020...ywords=nato+can

You can get cheaper steel cans, but they may not be as good. 5 gallons of gas and a steel can does get pretty heavy though. I got the non EPA regulated spouts, I read that they pour a little better.


Yeah, those Nazi era German designed 20l gas cans are probably the best you can buy. Very popular across the entire world.

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#4511016 - 09/08/17 04:24 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
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Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16817
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
The best is an old vented one from a yard sale.
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#4511025 - 09/08/17 04:43 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12638
Loc: NE,Ohio
No spill are good. Much thicker than regular cheapo plastic cans and they work great.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/no-spill-inc-5-gal-gas-can-carb-compliant

Genuine nato cans are great but $$$ the chinese ones can be pretty sucky.
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#4511065 - 09/08/17 05:59 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: DuckRyder]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
Didnít we JUST do this?


YES!! Yesterday!

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4509594/
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#4511086 - 09/08/17 06:23 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
emmett442 Offline


Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 174
Loc: Wisconsin
Safety cans (Just rite, Eagle) are hands down the best option out there. But, you pay for it.

I have a 2.5 gal for regular nd a 1 gal for premix. I think both cams cost me $80
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#4511095 - 09/08/17 06:38 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2449
Loc: West Michigan
For the price, the 5ga plastic things from Costco are decent. Still has the EPA mandated spill-ensuring spout, but there are ways to solve that issue.
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#4511122 - 09/08/17 07:27 PM Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn]
walterjay Offline


Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 234
Loc: Maryland
No Spill from Tractor Supply. I have five of them. I think that they hit the sweet spot for function and price.

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