carring the can

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  1. Wildbill

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    hi can any one let me know about carring petrole in a can in europ as i have herd it is not alowd in franc spaine duose any one know
     
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    I don't know the legality either way in the countries you mention, but having on more than one occasion seen the resulting fire involving petrol cans in vehicles I would not carry one myself.
     
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    Surely every petrol engined car in the world carries petrol in a "can"?

    I don't know whether it is legal or not but I carry petrol for the genny in a can designed to carry petrol.

    Was a bit worried about stepping out of my Hymer today as there was a slight breeze and I had read someone died when a branch fell on them... In the end I took a chance...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Hey Bill what a puzzle :Doh:
    just spent five mins looking for the answer for you
    It would appear every driving abroad site and forum has its own opinion.
    Translated that means no one knows the correct answer I can confirm what the tunnel says on its web page, but it would seem ferry companies dont allow spare fuel or cans full or empty

    Carriage of Reserve fuel containers on Eurotunnel shuttles
    The maximum safe allowable quantity of fuel (petrol or diesel) that can be carried in portable reserve containers on board the Eurotunnel shuttles, per vehicle, is as follows:

    Container Maximum size of containers Maximum number of containers Maximum total limit
    Designed for use, fit for purpose plastic container 5 litres 2
    NO MORE THAN A TOTAL OF 20 LITRES
    Designed for use, fit for purpose metal container 10 litres 2
    Geo
     
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    When I lived in Germany many moons ago it was a legal requirement to carry spare fuel on Autobahn journies in case you ran out of fuel.
    Dunno if that still applies.
     
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    Nice one my sentiments exactly lol.
     
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    I rember that well. My immediate reaction was as per yours.... does that still apply? But cant find any reference to it anymore.
     
  8. chesterfield hooligan

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    :Smile: having been stopped and serched several times in France and Spain I always carried fuel never was anything mentioned except to checkthe deisl was not agro fuel (red):Smile:

    :ROFLMAO: in large print for the hard of hearing :ROFLMAO:
     
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    carry petrol

    Hi you are not allowed to carry petrol in a can in spain due to the heat you would have difficulty finding new fuel cans at garages.:winky:
     
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    :Smile: which I can understand as everybody has free recovery and if they run out of fuel they just ring the grewer (recovery) :Smile:

    :ROFLMAO: in larger print for the hard of hearing :ROFLMAO:
     
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