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Old 05-26-2011, 09:23 AM   #11
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I store my diesel in regular red cans mainly because I am too cheap to buy the yellow ones but also if someone does take them they WILL get a surprise when they pour the fuel into their tanks...
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #12
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I store my diesel in regular red cans mainly because I am too cheap to buy the yellow ones but also if someone does take them they WILL get a surprise when they pour the fuel into their tanks...
lol...I am the same way...I have sharpie on the outside that labels it. Why they charge extra for yellow is beyond me - now if they had the extra wide mouth that allowed for off-road diesel, then I would pay!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:22 AM   #13
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I store my diesel in regular red cans mainly because I am too cheap to buy the yellow ones but also if someone does take them they WILL get a surprise when they pour the fuel into their tanks...
Talk about karma.... it definitely would come sooner than later!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #14
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I would really hate to lose any of my gas cans, not just for the gas but the cans. They have the old style spouts on them, dump and pour. No longer being made. These new spouts with the valves mandated by the govt are a PITN (neck). You have to hold the trigger on the whole time to pour it and they are cheap and break easy, I had one last 2 days and broke. I found a bunch of the old style but still new on ebay and bought 4 of them for my business.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #15
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As a person who goes 4 wheeling, this makes me mad. When we take my wrangler out on the trail we respect others stuff. Sorry they got you man.
And it could have been anybody. I was just guessing 4 wheelers, since they're just rolling through and will probably never come back. Could've been the nice campers right next to me???

I'm just chalking it up to a $40 learning experience.

It was just the gas they wanted. Didn't touch my $800 bicycle. My $300 worth of outdoor cooking gear. Even didn't take my boat motor gas tank I use as a auxiliary tank for my Honda Generator (the Honda WAS tied to the bumper with a cable).

They were quick in, quick out opportunists. A simple cable through the gas can handles and locked to the bumper would've stopped them.

I just know I won't be quite so trusting from now on.

Have a good one, and keep it locked up!

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #16
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We had problems several times a few years ago at a marina I frequent with cans disappearing from the dock at night. What we did was put an old can out on the dock where it could be seen. It was full (5 gallons).
Of course it only had about 1 pint of gasoline in it. The rest was water.

We never had another one disappear.
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The saddest part about this, is the fact that campers are so generous. When ever I have needed something there was always someone to help. Its just frustrating.
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I agree.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:02 AM   #19
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I store my diesel in regular red cans mainly because I am too cheap to buy the yellow ones but also if someone does take them they WILL get a surprise when they pour the fuel into their tanks...
I do the same thing only in reverse. I have a Kipor generator which is yellow and my "gas" can is also yellow. I hope I never have the problem but if I do........
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Well, I solved my problem with the thieving lowlifes.

I packed up, dumped my tanks, and moved back up to "my" free camping spot with the beautiful views in the La Sal Mountains. I saw one RV parked a mile down the road, and being here an hour, I haven't heard a single car go by yet.

On the way out of Moab, I bought a new 5 gal gas container and filled it, so with the boat tank I have 11 gal total, probably enough to fuel my generator for a week, if not more.

This is going to be nice and peaceful after dealing with the packed campground and loud 4 wheelers.

Aaaaahhhhhhhh!

That was a sigh of relief.
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