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Simple (stupid?) Jerrycan question

Should full jerrycans always be put in an upright position when travelling? Or can you also lay them on their backs (ie. like a suitcase, still upright but on the longer "edge" with the spout still more or less on top)?
I'm aware that good jerries have seals and should not leak, but still wonder if you can mount them like this.

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Laying them down on the longest edge with the spout poining up should be fine - in fact many brackets for roof racks (like Front Runners) are designed to work in this way.

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Ha! Julian is getting even more serious about hitting the road!

Re jerrycans, in theory it should work fine, but if it doesn't - think of the mess that will need cleaning :-)

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Roman!

Wonderfu;l It's such a small world.

Jerries on the roof is fine but an aux fuel tank is better if you can afford. At the moment i can't so I'm using 10 litre jerries up above. Just need to drive a bit more carefully etc etc. But when i have the necessary moula it will be spent on an aux tank...

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I carried mine'on the long edge,spout up'for years with no problems.If you wrap the brackets with electrical tape and glue some dabs of soft rubber on the cans so they don't clash to much it really cuts down on the rattling.
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I've been following here for a while, but thought it was time to post something here, particularly since I have an 80 (not mine) on my drive with two jerry cans on their sides in a Front Runner rack.

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A Cruiser should be pretty stable with the jerrys, side on, strapped up on the roofrack,(I've done it with 2 x 20 jerrycans filled with water sandwiched between two spare tyres and a rooftent) but I'd try to avoid it with a Landy.

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OK, thanks everyone for the replies. In fact I hope to put most of the jerries in the back and not on the roof, but they the have to lie on the long edge to fit under the double floor.
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OK, thanks everyone for the replies. In fact I hope to put most of the jerries in the back and not on the roof, but they the have to lie on the long edge to fit under the double floor.
I would try to avoid putting them in the back, the smell will be horrific.

If possible as others have said, try to get a long range tank.

If you want to see a pic of the front runner bracket I would be happy to take one for you.



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I would try to avoid putting them in the back, the smell will be horrific.
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A good quality clean can does not smell...

I've had a 40 large jerrycan on it long side strapped inside my LR90 for a year now and NO promlems, NO smell....

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Julian,

I would be very happy to see a picture of this front-runner bracket of yours. I'm supposing that it is used to cary the jerries outside, on the side of the vehicle (?).
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Your best bet would actually be to look at the FrontRunner site at http://www.frontrunner.co.za.

You can see the carrier at:
http://www.frontrunner.co.za/images/...s/FRUN2009.gif

Going back to Tony about the smell, it is fine as long as they don't leak and you don't spill any fuel over them, but if they are being used regularly it doesn't take long for a bit of spillage to build up bringing with it the smell.

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I'm in Kenya at the moment and they do some good "swing-out" jerrycan holders

They bolt onto the vehicles's rear corners and so obviously you'd only get two on the back (ie: like the double spare wheel carriers the safari operators use on their Toyota ambulance conversions) but what about on the front if you have a Series Landy?

I forgot to check which vehicle you have but I've also seen jerry can holders bolted to the sides of vehicles ( I think it's illegal in the UK) but you could have some low profile brackets made up quite cheaply and not fit the jerry's until you were abroad.

I've got a swing out spare on one side and will be fitting the swing jerry carrier to the other but I'm going to see iof I can make a plan with those low profile jobbies.

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they always blood leak regardless of how you store them!! even with new seals. I thnk it's probably rather less if they are up right. They don't leak a lot, but enough to make the inside of your vehicle stink (and give up smoking if you use petrol!. trouble is carrying them up top makes for an unstable vehicle and not many roof racks will take the weight. Can holders on the sides or rear of the vehicle would seem a good way but are vulnerable in a accident (holywood explosions anyone!!)

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Should full jerrycans always be put in an upright position when travelling? Or can you also lay them on their backs (ie. like a suitcase, still upright but on the longer "edge" with the spout still more or less on top)?
I'm aware that good jerries have seals and should not leak, but still wonder if you can mount them like this.

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