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Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by Low_Sky » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:39 pm

I hope my friends up north can help me out. I'd like to get some Scepter military fuel cans, but because of our emissions laws they aren't available for retail sale in the U.S.

Are Scepter MFCs available for sale in Canada? I'll be passing through on my way to Alaska in September and I'd like to get some good fuel cans if I can.


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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by Mule » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:23 pm

Specter, or Sceptre?

(If you buy the cans here, you can buy the spouts/vents for pretty cheap on ebay...)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121475746113

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181092607639

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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by Low_Sky » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:47 pm

Haha, oops. Yes, Scepter seems to be the correct spelling.

If they are available for sale in Canada, where do I need to look for them? Thanks for the lead on the pour spouts. I'm planning on using a siphon to top off the truck when needed, but a spout couldn't hurt to have.

I'm also looking at Rotopax for fuel storage, but you sure need a lot of them to feed a Power Wagon!


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Post by TwinStick » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:45 pm

There is also these,avail in NY so they may be avail in UT as well. http://www.vpracingfuels.com/containers

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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by Low_Sky » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:09 pm

After a little more searching, it looks like the cans I am after are available at Princess Auto for the low, low price of $75 Canadian Pesos!

http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/2 ... -p8451411e
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Post by Pit Slave » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:26 pm

Same ones I got only mine say "property of the U.S. government "

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Post by Ducky's Dad » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:02 am

Scepters often show up on Expedition Portal, sometimes in large quantities.

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Post by Low_Sky » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:03 am

I have a few water cans that say that. I rescued them from the dumpster before a change of command inventory. Gotta love that fraud, waste and abuse!
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Low_Sky wrote:After a little more searching, it looks like the cans I am after are available at Princess Auto for the low, low price of $75 Canadian Pesos!

http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/2 ... -p8451411e
that's like 20$ American. Lol!


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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by nts007 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:39 pm

I see those cans all the time. Seems too expensive. I just get the poly red ones or yellow. They have a new design one that's narrower and taller and finally has a vent on the back again like the old school ones. That works for me. Is there an advantage to spending $50 more on the metal ones?
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Post by Trouble Maker » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:35 am

nts007 wrote:I see those cans all the time. Seems too expensive. I just get the poly red ones or yellow. They have a new design one that's narrower and taller and finally has a vent on the back again like the old school ones. That works for me. Is there an advantage to spending $50 more on the metal ones?
http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/2 ... -p8324386e

Canadian tire has those as well but they are are buck or 2 cheaper at princess.
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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by nts007 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:40 am

Trouble Maker wrote:
nts007 wrote:I see those cans all the time. Seems too expensive. I just get the poly red ones or yellow. They have a new design one that's narrower and taller and finally has a vent on the back again like the old school ones. That works for me. Is there an advantage to spending $50 more on the metal ones?
http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/2 ... -p8324386e

Canadian tire has those as well but they are are buck or 2 cheaper at princess.
Yea those guys. Much better design then the ones that use a second tube in the spout. Most of those I have sitting around have all been drilled in the handle and a small bolt put into em to vent. But for the 20bucks that's the way to go I think. Just make sure when they aren't being transported leave the cap a tiny bit loose. The sun likes to inflate em
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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by nts007 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:44 am

I just checked the ones low sky first posted and those aren't the metal ones. Those are poly too. Just diff design and threaded neck. Get one of those and 3 of the others. Then pour each into that can as needed. Save a ton of money you can put towards extra fuel
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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by Trouble Maker » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:32 pm

nts007 wrote:
Trouble Maker wrote:
nts007 wrote:I see those cans all the time. Seems too expensive. I just get the poly red ones or yellow. They have a new design one that's narrower and taller and finally has a vent on the back again like the old school ones. That works for me. Is there an advantage to spending $50 more on the metal ones?
http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/2 ... -p8324386e

Canadian tire has those as well but they are are buck or 2 cheaper at princess.
Yea those guys. Much better design then the ones that use a second tube in the spout. Most of those I have sitting around have all been drilled in the handle and a small bolt put into em to vent. But for the 20bucks that's the way to go I think. Just make sure when they aren't being transported leave the cap a tiny bit loose. The sun likes to inflate em
They have the second tube in the spout but also have the vent at the back behind the handle.
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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by Low_Sky » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:10 pm

So, I forgot to follow up on this, but Operation Gas Can was a success, though a bit of a complicated one. I couldn't find any Princess Autos along my planned route that had any of these in stock, but they were in stock at their east coast distribution center. I ended up having to make a hotel reservation in Kamloops, BC and having the cans shipped to the hotel. Purolator managed to deliver on time, and I was able to pick up my 6 new gas cans at the hotel when I checked in. These cans are way more durable than anything we have on the shelf in the US, and should last for a long, long time.
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Post by Trouble Maker » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:39 pm

Low_Sky wrote:So, I forgot to follow up on this, but Operation Gas Can was a success, though a bit of a complicated one. I couldn't find any Princess Autos along my planned route that had any of these in stock, but they were in stock at their east coast distribution center. I ended up having to make a hotel reservation in Kamloops, BC and having the cans shipped to the hotel. Purolator managed to deliver on time, and I was able to pick up my 6 new gas cans at the hotel when I checked in. These cans are way more durable than anything we have on the shelf in the US, and should last for a long, long time.
Glad to hear it worked out for you. :rockon:
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Re: Attention Canadians: Fuel can question

Post by Low_Sky » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:30 pm

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Post by cruz » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:55 pm

Low_Sky wrote: I transfer to the gas tank with a shaker siphon.
Thanks Low_Sky, I saw a buddy use one years ago but I could never remember the name or explain it to anybody to find one. And now with the internet I found 'em in a minute. :lol:
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Post by Low_Sky » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:53 pm

cruz wrote:
Low_Sky wrote: I transfer to the gas tank with a shaker siphon.
Thanks Low_Sky, I saw a buddy use one years ago but I could never remember the name or explain it to anybody to find one. And now with the internet I found 'em in a minute. :lol:
https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1 ... r%20siphon
They work great and they're cheap too! Glad I could help.


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