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#1 robcc

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 02:56 AM

We just got an AT gas can holder for our ATC bobcat. Suggestions on the best gas can (assuming metal) with a good spout system. 


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Posted 17 April 2021 - 01:39 PM

I recently acquired my first 20 liter metal can. It is a Wavian and the construction and the spout seem well made.
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Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:08 PM

Be sure to buy a can that fits the strap that came with your can holder. One strap fits old jerry cans with the large flat cap and one fits cans with the smaller fill cap that sits up a couple of inches That being said I prefer the old style jerry cans. I still use one that I had from my 1st camper build in 1979. ( 42 yrs ago - yikes!! )


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Posted 18 April 2021 - 12:08 AM

Wavian fuel cans all the way. I've seen them pop loose from a vehicle moving at a decent clip in a rocky desert stretch and take a tumble while full, and not be leaking or dented when recovered.

 

If you're willing to make the required reducer/adapter for the restricted unleaded fill necks if you have one of those then I can not strongly enough recommend the Swiss nozzle for these cans. They will empty the can very nearly as fast as you can tilt them and they're long enough to insert in the filler neck with the can upright.


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Posted 19 April 2021 - 02:54 AM

Wavian cans. I have multiple sizes, works well. The new spout is better than their older two piece spout.

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 03:28 AM

One more for Wavian.


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#7 fuzzymarindave

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 08:20 PM

For my Wavian can I used their front load holder attached to the top of my bumper just to right of camper door.

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:58 PM

Wavian Jerry can and AT can holder, ~ two plus feet above the bumper, out of the (hopefully) impact area.
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 08:51 PM

We just got an AT gas can holder for our ATC bobcat. Suggestions on the best gas can (assuming metal) with a good spout system.

I wouldn't assume metal. It's heavy and will rust eventually and require paint touchups. Prefer miltary-grade extra heavy duty plastic from Sceptre. They are only available in Canada for fuel, for water, they can be purchased in the US. It is what is supplied to US military and NATO. They are virtually indestructible and require no maintenance. They have wide mouth lids and pouring spouts with vents and gaskets for both gas or diesel. Check them out online at DS Tactical, near Vancouver, BC. I've used them for 20 years on land and at sea, and have seen no degradation.

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 10:25 PM

A suggestion on what NOT to use: Rotopax.   While they look cool and are heavily marketed, they are a real pain to use.  They swell with heat making the mounting knob near impossible to release, they are inefficient use of volume, the spouts suck and are hard to install without getting covered in gas and the locking mechanism rusts and it turns out they don't make a 3 gal water can.   I had a perfect place to install 2 of their 3 gallon fuel cans under my flatbed, and have been unimpressed ever since.   If I could fit something else, I would. 


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