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Water containers

Can anybody recommend some kind of plastic water container other than the black plastic jerry can type ones? I find these leak when tipped on their side.

Ideally 10-30 litres and a more of a square shape...
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beware that lightcoloured plastic jerrycans will get algae
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containers/bidons/jerrycans/kanisters

Take a look into the world of mobile-homes (campervans) or yachting (inland and marine). Both worlds have their own range of supply-stores with almost everything you can think of. Depending where you are based, their must be atleast one of the two types in your neighbourhood.

They mostly have all sorts of containers/bidons/jerrycans/kanisters in stock in different sizes and shapes. Some for carrying, some for semi-/permanent installations.
The stores/supliers specialized in converting minibuses into campervans even offer very small, long containers 42x12x26cm (like Reimo).

Stay away of the jerry's with a tap at the bottem on one side, prone to damage and leaking.

Oh and both type of stores sell those little drops to avoid algea grow.

BTW maybe you only need new seals on the ones you have?

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http://www.plastipro.nl/

for custommade tanks as well.
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http://www.caktanks.co.uk/
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boats fuel tanks

its just an idea that i have for a long time now and it using a marine fuel tank as a water container for my landcruiser, i was thinking of a 12 gal. size, and those tanks really have higher standats then any other cotainer that i know of, due to marine regulations, they come in a large variety of shapes and have a large variety of accesories for them,and the price is reasonable.
well just an idea...

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On our Landie we use a 250mm dia white polypipe, its the type used for waste water services. Glue on end caps, with a glue on hose connector or fill tube, small tap at the low end. We cut the pipe to whatever length we wanted and fitted under the body, I've seen them mounted on a roof rack or across the vehicle.
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""On our Landie we use a 250mm dia white polypipe, its the type used for waste water services. Glue on end caps, with a glue on hose connector or fill tube, small tap at the low end. We cut the pipe to whatever length we wanted and fitted under the body, I've seen them mounted on a roof rack or across the vehicle.""

--I like this idea, do you have any photos?

RE: Leakage. I have the same problem with the NATO jerries - especially on their sides in 110 side lockers. I think any plastic container stored on it's side is going to warp a little and leak a little around the cap seal when bashed around.

A 20l container, with jerry dimensions but the cap at the top (or side if you know what I mean!) would be a great find.
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some links

Some links to get the idea.

Like I mentioned the small jerrys (this time by woick)
http://www.woick.de/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=9120

A page out of the woick catalog, with a few universal water containers. http://www.woick.de/catalog/pdf/338.pdf
The 48 liter has the same dimensions (±48x35x29) as two standard army jerrys (2x ±48x35x16cm) leaving room for a tap and storage of a hose (!) for filling.
The pictured ones are rather expensive and have inlet and outlets on top for using with a pump. I use one with an outlet on the bottom, connected a small hose with a tap and let gravity do its work (80l. ±40x35x60, about 60euros).

BTW those jerry-sacs look very handy for the occasional expedition, anyone used them ? I know that some manufacteres make them too for petrol/diesel, but most of those are in odd shapes to stow in empty spaces in boats.

Same supplier, fuel-reservoirs.
http://www.woick.de/catalog/product_...oducts_id=8837

About DIY: sewage-pipes, very handy! We also spotted reservoirs made of steelpipes to replace the front and/or rear fenders, and even a bullbar filled with motoroil !

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Check out some outdoor stores

I use a 5 gallon (in the US) container I got for a few dollars. They have various sizes though. It has a nozzle on the side for easy pouring. The nozzle also unscrews to make fill ups a no hassle event. It has a handle for easy transport and also makes securing it in the vehicle no problem.
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I've a;ways got on OK with the military black jerry's, both when i was in the Barmy Army and now playing around as a civvy.

just as long as the rubber seal is ok though! i don't know where you can get genuine relpacements from, but a bit of cut up inner tube should do the trick i'd have thought.
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Many thanks for all the replies - all very useful!

I was referring to the "black PLASTIC jerry can type ones" not the actual jerry can ones.

These are also supposed to be quite good...

http://www.dicks-armyshop.ch/index.p...lectedImage=65
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Many thanks for all the replies - all very useful!

I was referring to the "black PLASTIC jerry can type ones" not the actual jerry can ones.

These are also supposed to be quite good...

http://www.dicks-armyshop.ch/index.p...lectedImage=65

Sorry Darrin, i was referring to the plastic ones too. maybe i've just been lucky with leak free ones! LOL!
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On our Landie we use a 250mm dia white polypipe, its the type used for waste water services. Glue on end caps, with a glue on hose connector or fill tube, small tap at the low end. We cut the pipe to whatever length we wanted and fitted under the body, I've seen them mounted on a roof rack or across the vehicle.
If you use a long pipe, don't you have problems with it sloshing aroung, you starting to get quite a weight of water there.
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If you use a long pipe, don't you have problems with it sloshing aroung, you starting to get quite a weight of water there.
Was wondering about that, if it's at 90 degrees to the direction of travel then it's not really a problem, otherwise you could use a baffle, or just keep it 90% full.
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