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Old 11-04-2010, 07:20 PM
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I picked up 2 at the Arvada army surplus 1 was new for 49.95 and 1 was used it was marked the same price but I got 20% off. They were the only ones but the manager said he had more used ones at the warehouse. The used one is in very nice shape no dents or rust.
They are the NATO steel ones?
I should give them a call to see if they got some more from the warehouse.
Do they have spouts?

I assume that the NATO cans, with a good seal, could be mounted/transported on it's side without leaking. Right?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:51 PM
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I did find some Scepter on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/Scepter-Military...#ht_500wt_1154
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:07 PM
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They are the NATO steel ones?
I should give them a call to see if they got some more from the warehouse.
Do they have spouts?

I assume that the NATO cans, with a good seal, could be mounted/transported on it's side without leaking. Right?
Yes Nato steel cans and a cheap spout. I don't know about mounting on there side but I hope so.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:11 PM
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I got some from that ebay vendor. They are used but in perfectly good usable condition. I would not hesitate to get more and probably will.

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Nope They are just hard to track down. Though I think my final cost for the 2 I ordered was only in the 55 each range. (after shipping, and getting new viton gaskets to replace the rubber ones. Which by the way I have if someone with a diesel could use)
$55 to your door is a OK price even used. If they are new that is a steal in todays market. My new ones cost me much more. Used a little less.



I should also say storing a Scepter on its side is a non issue.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:23 PM
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I guess the next big question is.. Steel or plastic?
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:47 PM
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I don't know, But I really dig the steel NATO style ones. They seem to seal really well. BUT.... I haven't used a scepter. So, my opinion may not count for much.

check them both out in person then decide
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:17 AM
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That's because you guys don't have 100's..
People will drive around with a RTT, high lift, two jerry cans, awning and some fire wood on their rack....but putting 6 cans up top, that will subsequently get lighter as the trip goes on, is a bad thing?
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:47 AM
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As a group, you may also keep an eye on websites that sell government surplus on auction. This is where most of these sellers are getting their stock which they resell for huuuuuge profits. I've seen lots of like 100 or more Scepter jerry cans sell for a couple of dollars each as well as lots of Pellican or Hardigg hard cases sell for just a few dollars each. If you browse some of the stuff on the link below you will sometimes notices products like the hard cases that are brand new, in the box, but have a little surface rust on the metal handles or something. The trick is that you have to pick the stuff up at the military base and need something to haul it with.

Here's an example. http://www.govliquidation.com/auctio...y1_munged=7550
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People will drive around with a RTT, high lift, two jerry cans, awning and some fire wood on their rack....but putting 6 cans up top, that will subsequently get lighter as the trip goes on, is a bad thing?
The RTT on my 60 weighs less than 100Lbs and I feel it. No way I would put any other heavy gear up there with it while wheeling.

I sometimes wonder if the rigs I see with the hilifts, shovels, awnings, tents, cans, all that up on the roof ever even get onto dirt roads.

6 cans of fuel and H2O will weigh close to 250Lbs, plus the rack, etc.

But what do I know. Give it a try.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:55 PM
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The RTT on my 60 weighs less than 100Lbs and I feel it. No way I would put any other heavy gear up there with it while wheeling.

I sometimes wonder if the rigs I see with the hilifts, shovels, awnings, tents, cans, all that up on the roof ever even get onto dirt roads.

6 cans of fuel and H2O will weigh close to 250Lbs, plus the rack, etc.

But what do I know. Give it a try.
Rock crawling is one thing, definitely dont want all that weight. Just out exploring, fire roads and such I dont see the problem.
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