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Gas across the border with jerry cans

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Jan 16, 2016
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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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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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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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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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The news media is now speculating that jerry cans were involved in last week’s fatal fiery crash at the Peace Arch crossing near Vancouver

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/peace-arch-crash- ... -1.4407104

https://globalnews.ca/news/5241062/peac ... ns-safety/


TLDR
A Porsche SUV failed to slow down for the border crossing and rammed a stopped minivan pushing it 200ft where it burst into flames. People rescued the suv driver, but the minivan was already totally engulfed by fire. The minivan driver died

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l69norm wrote:
May 8th, 2019 6:18 pm
The news media is now speculating that jerry cans were involved in last week’s fatal fiery crash at the Peace Arch crossing near Vancouver

https://globalnews.ca/news/5241062/peac ... ns-safety/

TLDR
A Porsche SUV failed to slow down for the border crossing and rammed a stopped minivan pushing it 200ft where it burst into flames. People rescued the suv driver, but the minivan was already totally engulfed by fire. The minivan driver died
I did not realize that the fire may have been caused by gas cans. Thanks for the heads up. You could see it burning very badly on the news, so I did wonder.
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The deceased man was a pastor returning from the US with books for his ministry.
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Jerry Cans of gas, or no gas

The ONE & ONLY Question here is

What the H-E-double hockey sticks
Was the guy in the Porsche doing ?

I mean Border Crossings are clearly marked, and there is signage for a reduction in speed
And the upcoming need to stop

He drove head on into the rear of a car waiting for the CBSA inspection

I hope they throw the frickin book at him
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PointsHubby wrote:
May 9th, 2019 10:33 pm
Jerry Cans of gas, or no gas

The ONE & ONLY Question here is

What the H-E-double hockey sticks
Was the guy in the Porsche doing ?

I mean Border Crossings are clearly marked, and there is signage for a reduction in speed
And the upcoming need to stop

He drove head on into the rear of a car waiting for the CBSA inspection

I hope they throw the frickin book at him
agreed 100%...but maybe a medical condition came into play that we dont know about
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cardguy wrote:
May 10th, 2019 8:30 am
agreed 100%...but maybe a medical condition came into play that we dont know about
According to the news media, a very similar accident occurred almost at the same spot 20 years ago. A woman drove into the back of a stopped car, killing two teenagers waiting in queue for customs

The driver was try to cut weight in order to compete in the Boston Marathon and had been using appetite suppressants (aka amphetamines) . When she suddenly stopped using the pills a few days before the accident, she started to have withdrawal symptoms including hallucinations . At the time of the accident, she hallucinated that she was piloting a plane and that the radio told her to go faster
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cardguy wrote:
May 10th, 2019 8:30 am
agreed 100%...but maybe a medical condition came into play that we dont know about
Ya, which is WHY I said
What was he doing ?
Vs what was he thinking ?

Anyway you look at it, it’s a terrible tragedy

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