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Gas across the border with jerry cans

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Jan 16, 2016
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Kanata, ON
I live near the border, 20 mins drive to the US gas station. I’m thinking about buying 2 jerry cans to take extra gas. My concern is safety to carry the jerry cans in the car and store the gas in the garage. What do you usually do to make things safe?
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Feb 9, 2017
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davzhao wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2018 12:38 pm
I live near the border, 20 mins drive to the US gas station. I’m thinking about buying 2 jerry cans to take extra gas. My concern is safety to carry the jerry cans in the car and store the gas in the garage. What do you usually do to make things safe?
Make sure it's well ventilated. I usually replace my Jerry Cans every 2 years.
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Nov 1, 2015
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BC
I saw a guy transporting 15 jerry cans at 20L each back in 2014 with a F150 long bed. I think that breaks the myth of how much you can bring back lol.
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Some costco stores have limits for jerry cans - no more than 125L total for all containers and no single container bigger than 25L
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Jun 17, 2015
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Assuming you do not need to cross a tunnel to come back to Canada, if you are looking at buying this much gas and the store doesn't have a limit, then the DOT regulations would be your limit which allows you to transport 440 pounds of gasoline in the USA and 330.69 lbs in Canada. Gasoline weights approximately 6.15 lbs per gallon.

Source for USA: https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/fuel-can-safety/

Source for Canada: How many jerricans of gasoline may I transport in my private vehicle? https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/awareness- ... -1159.html
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Nites07 wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 5:48 am
I saw a guy transporting 15 jerry cans at 20L each back in 2014 with a F150 long bed.
I think that breaks the myth of how much you can bring back lol.
cellucc wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:32 pm
Assuming you do not need to cross a tunnel to come back to Canada, if you are looking at buying this much gas and the store doesn't have a limit, then the DOT regulations would be your limit which allows you to transport 440 pounds of gasoline in the USA and 330.69 lbs in Canada. Gasoline weights approximately 6.15 lbs per gallon.

Source for USA: https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/fuel-can-safety/

Source for Canada: How many jerricans of gasoline may I transport in my private vehicle? https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/awareness- ... -1159.html
This

THE MYTH is the belief that one can bring back gas in a Jerry Can thru CBSA Tax & Duty free.

ONLY the gas in your gas tank meets that qualification.

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