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Old 09-01-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
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I think I remember seeing these at Buccees. Does anyone know if they sell them, or something similar, and the price? Do the spouts come with them? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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Spout comes with. I have two of them. They come in handy
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Spout comes with. I have two of them. They come in handy
Did you get them at Buccees and how much were they? Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:06 PM   #4
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I was looking at these last week at Bucees and they are now selling a different brand of them. $29.95
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:09 PM   #5
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I have seen two dry rot and crack.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:20 PM   #7
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I was looking at these last week at Bucees and they are now selling a different brand of them. $29.95
Thank you. Looks like Amazon is cheaper. I need 5-6 of them. I have the regular 5 gallon jugs and by the time I get to the ranch I have gas in the bed of my truck. I thought these might work better.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:42 PM   #8
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Bucees had em for the same price as summit racing but the bucees one came with the spout. Seen them in Baytown and TC, but if they’ve swapped brands it’s likely they did it to all stores.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:52 PM   #9
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I’ve had 4 of the jugs from Jeg’s for 10+ years. The 2nd handle toward the bottom makes them much easier to use than the VP jugs..

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80211/10002/-1
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:53 PM   #10
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The spouts that come with them are junk. Just buy the jug on amazon and build your own spouts.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:03 PM   #11
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I have some of the old TTH green jugs that are at least 10 years old with no issues other than making new spouts.

I have two of the VP jugs from Bucees but yet to put them into use. They were $30 when I bought.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:25 PM   #12
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I have a orange VP brand and a blue one from Bucc-ees. The VP is a better jug, but they both work. I don’t like the vent tab on the Bucc-ees version. Neither of mine leak and I’ve used them a good bit.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:43 PM   #13
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I had one split on a seam on the bottom once. Just a freak thing, not very common. I bought a replacement.
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:13 PM   #14
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I hated the hose until bought the hose bender, makes it so much easier


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Old 09-02-2019, 01:00 AM   #15
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Jegs Summit Amazon sell them. VP gas station too
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Old 09-02-2019, 02:25 AM   #16
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Cabela's sell them too I believe.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:13 AM   #17
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napa auto parts is where mine come from
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:54 PM   #18
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Appreciate all the responses and info. I’ll probably order some from Amazon.
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even fuel containers suck in our 'modern' world
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:53 PM   #20
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I had one split on a seam on the bottom once. Just a freak thing, not very common. I bought a replacement.

Mine did the same thing....it was 6 months old...
Took it back into bucees and they had switched to a different brand and wouldn't take it back...told me to get with manufacturer.....

I threw it in the trash...
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:17 PM   #21
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Those cans suck!
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:19 PM   #22
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Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel, 5 gallon Capacity, 13.5" Height, 12.5" Diameter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004Y75M..._wKxBDbCE3AGKA
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:11 PM   #23
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:18 PM   #24
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I’ve had mine for 3-4 years and it’s been great. I got it from the Bucees in Terrell. It’s the TTH one.
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:20 PM   #25
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Mine did the same thing....it was 6 months old...
Took it back into bucees and they had switched to a different brand and wouldn't take it back...told me to get with manufacturer.....

I threw it in the trash...
Same thing happened to me. Swells in the heat and weakens the seem, I guess. From now on will always leave the breather cracked.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:02 PM   #26
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Yes they have them and are great fuel cans. Like others the hose spout sucks. Pick up some hose clamps and replace the crimped clamps and they work good. Teflon tape the threads to.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:02 PM   #27
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The white ones at Atwoods are better and much cheaper. They have a 1” hose instead of 3/4 that’s on the bucees and vp cans
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:13 PM   #28
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I got some of the new ones at bucees, the can doesn’t have the vent flap, instead there is a small tube (maybe 3/16”) , inside of the the pour tube. What am I to do with it? It’s about 28” long, I can’t get the can to vent while trying to dump to gas in my vehicle. I have positioned this tube in various locations, but none help it vent! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I hate these cans. I’m about to drill a hole and make my own vent in the handle. Let me know if any of you have the same issue and or a resolution. Thanks Bert
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:15 PM   #29
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I’ll stick with my old school metal ones!
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:16 PM   #30
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The white ones at Atwoods are better and much cheaper. They have a 1Ē hose instead of 3/4 thatís on the bucees and vp cans
I've seen these & they are stout. It says right on it not to be used with gas. I'd love to have a couple of these as fuel cans so if you've used them for gas & had no issues, I'm going to buy some.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:29 PM   #31
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I use Lc2 jugs that I bought at a motorcycle shop. A little more slender and taller than VP'S and they have another handle lower on the jug that makes pouring a bunch easier.

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Old 09-02-2019, 06:42 PM   #32
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Atwoods also carries a similar jug that sells for $20 with the hose, and sometimes they go on sale for around $16. I have three of the ones from Atwoods and they are great.
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Same thing happened to me. Swells in the heat and weakens the seem, I guess. From now on will always leave the breather cracked.
Makes sense.....

I used mine 3x maybe....
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Atwoods also carries a similar jug that sells for $20 with the hose, and sometimes they go on sale for around $16. I have three of the ones from Atwoods and they are great.
They are on sale now online.
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I had one split on a seam on the bottom once. Just a freak thing, not very common. I bought a replacement.


Me too and a neighbor too. I think itís more common than you think.
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I use Lc2 jugs that I bought at a motorcycle shop. A little more slender and taller than VP'S and they have another handle lower on the jug that makes pouring a bunch easier.


This!

I have both VP and LC2 and LC2 is by far my preference.

With the hose bender of course!
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I got some of the new ones at bucees, the can doesnít have the vent flap, instead there is a small tube (maybe 3/16Ē) , inside of the the pour tube. What am I to do with it? Itís about 28Ē long, I canít get the can to vent while trying to dump to gas in my vehicle. I have positioned this tube in various locations, but none help it vent! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I hate these cans. Iím about to drill a hole and make my own vent in the handle. Let me know if any of you have the same issue and or a resolution. Thanks Bert
Check eBay for the old yellow gas can vents. Also, at one time they sold aftermarket spouts that are similar to the VP Racing spouts.
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Me too and a neighbor too. I think itís more common than you think.
Good to know. I'll have to keep the vent cracked and watch out for them.
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I got some of the new ones at bucees, the can doesnít have the vent flap, instead there is a small tube (maybe 3/16Ē) , inside of the the pour tube. What am I to do with it? Itís about 28Ē long, I canít get the can to vent while trying to dump to gas in my vehicle. I have positioned this tube in various locations, but none help it vent! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I hate these cans. Iím about to drill a hole and make my own vent in the handle. Let me know if any of you have the same issue and or a resolution. Thanks Bert
Use a valve stem. Drill a hole in handle fish a wire through it to pull valve stem up through. Take core out and just use the cap to back off for vent and tighten back up when not in use.
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I've seen these & they are stout. It says right on it not to be used with gas. I'd love to have a couple of these as fuel cans so if you've used them for gas & had no issues, I'm going to buy some.
Iíve used them for both has and diesel. Zero issues I like them better than the VP cans I have.
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:21 AM   #41
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Got the VP brand at Cabela's few years ago. It's made about 80 fish camp trips, gets beat up on the boat ride then sits in the sun on the sand in the elements all weekend. Any time I have to replace any of my normal gas cans I'll be picking up another VP.
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Thanks for the info. I will try these ideas.
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Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel, 5 gallon Capacity, 13.5" Height, 12.5" Diameter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004Y75M..._wKxBDbCE3AGKA
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:18 AM   #45
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The white ones at Atwoods are better and much cheaper. They have a 1Ē hose instead of 3/4 thatís on the bucees and vp cans
Bought 6 of the Atwood jugs. On sale for $15.99. In the specs it says that VP makes them. Thanks again everyone.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:30 AM   #47
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Check out Amazon, the price is about $20-30.

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Use a valve stem. Drill a hole in handle fish a wire through it to pull valve stem up through. Take core out and just use the cap to back off for vent and tighten back up when not in use.
I like that idea
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I got some of the new ones at bucees, the can doesnít have the vent flap, instead there is a small tube (maybe 3/16Ē) , inside of the the pour tube. What am I to do with it? Itís about 28Ē long, I canít get the can to vent while trying to dump to gas in my vehicle. I have positioned this tube in various locations, but none help it vent! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I hate these cans. Iím about to drill a hole and make my own vent in the handle. Let me know if any of you have the same issue and or a resolution. Thanks Bert
Yep. I did the exact same thing. I finally just pulled that hose out, drilled a small hole in the handle, and just put a wood screw in it. Works perfect now.
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I have two of the older ones and two of the newer ones.

They are great and I've never had an issue with any of them.
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