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Old December 17th, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Jerry cans again...Scepter

So for crissakes why are these darn Scepter MFCs so effing expensive? I mean really it's literally a dollar's worth of blow molded plastic. I only see them for like a hundred bux and more on ebay. Are they really worth spending that much on or do I keep on using my steel ones?
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Old December 17th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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First lets blame the lawyers.

Apparently they don't think their clients should suffer from their own stupidity. So they sue and get big verdicts. So Blitz and Co file Chapter 11.......

And the whole cycle begins again.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 11:05 AM
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The are made of blown unobtanium.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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So for crissakes why are these darn Scepter MFCs so effing expensive? I mean really it's literally a dollar's worth of blow molded plastic. I only see them for like a hundred bux and more on ebay. Are they really worth spending that much on or do I keep on using my steel ones?
They are actually pretty good, very solid - heavy duty and lightweight, they don't leak, and very fast flow rate. Best of all they don't mar the interior of the Rover (or the exterior). I got three of them new for $60 each on fleabay but had to buy the viton o-ring gaskets for gas (vs diesel), and got red cap holder rings and fast pour attachment. Most are $55-$60 used / painted on the outside (easy clean up). Most definitely not your run of the mill plastic fuel can.

PS; can apparently take a bullet hit without blowing up..haven't tested that yet..lol
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Old December 17th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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No places like this in the US?

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Old December 17th, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Vendors not allowed to sell them to the little civilian people in the US.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Child proof. Funny shit. Interestingly the law only states "portable gasoline container". They should be able to sell the diesel containers.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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I get up to DS about once a month. Always good guys and they stock plenty of parts for the cans. With a mil discount they're like $55 otd and with the exchange rate improving it keeps getting better. I have 4 diesel, 4 petrol and 2-3 of the water cans. Never had a leak, more than I can say for the shitty NATO cans I used to have (which were probably Chinese knock offs)

No problems at the border. Evidently CBP hasn't gotten the memo.

They do not fit in exmod side lockers unfortunately.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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PS; can apparently take a bullet hit without blowing up..haven't tested that yet..lol
They already tried that on Mythbusters. No, you can't blow up a gas can with a bullet, even a tracer round. So that claim is pretty safe.
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you can find MFC's for sale on expo all the time.
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I have six of them. After trying all the leaky metal ones these are the shizzle. They cannot be waxed to a high sheen so they aren't in favor with the mall cruiser types who could care less if their metal ones leak since they will never contain anything but air. If you are into a utilitarian product that works exceedingly well these are the silver bullet.
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I get mine through http://www.dstactical.com and send them to my Canadian friend. He comes here once a month and drops them off

I could get some more for you and send them down once they come in.
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dstactical can ship everything but the can themselves directly to you so replacement spouts, lids, lid straps etc are a non-issue once you have the cans.
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I have 5 of the real nato ones in my garage never knew they were worth so much.
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I wound up buying 3 "nused" ones off ebay. They appear to have been used very little and they were cheap, as these things go.
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I wound up buying 3 "nused" ones off ebay. They appear to have been used very little and they were cheap, as these things go.
Congrats, you will like them.

The only problem with owning scepters is that you will want more of them..
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I have 5 of the real nato ones in my garage never knew they were worth so much.
Same here, only have have about 15 or so.
Yeah, steel is heavier than plastic but I've never felt a need to to go plastic. One thing I like about the NATO cans is you don't need a spout to fill a Series rover without spilling.
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