What is the warranty on Overland Fuel Jerry Cans?
We offer lifetime warranty on all fuel and water jerrycans that covers defects in material and workmanship. Please refer to our warranty statement here
Are Overland Fuel Cans stackable? And if so how many cans can I Stack?
Yes, Overland Fuel jerry cans are stackable on top of each other through the mounting system.
On the question of how many cans can you stack, well that will depend on how and where you are going to mount them but we recommend maximum of 2 stacked cans.
Further information: The ability to stack is limited by the ability of the mount, its base plate, bolts and the place/surface that you are bolting the mount to carry weight. Base on testing the maximum.
Can I add fuel to the water cans and water to the fuel cans?
No, we highly recommend that you don’t do that. The water and fuel cans are from different materials.
The water cans materiel comply with EU regulations (EU)10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food while the fuel cans don’t.
Which is a better Overland Fuel Cans or Rotopax cans or Kolpin?
Overland fuel cans are better than Rotopax. Away from any marketing slogans, Overland Fuel cans are superior in terms of materiel, leak proof and manufacturing process.
Does Overland Fuel Cans fits with Rotopax mounts?
Yes, Overland Fuel cans fits with Rotopax mounts. The mount plates are different though but still can operate on both Overland Fuel and Rotopax.
Do I need to vent Overland Fuel Cans and Why?
Yes, as with all fuel jerry cans, even the metal ones, you need to regularly vent Overland Fuel cans. the reason for that is simple, fuel/petrol/gasoline is not a singular substance. It contains a mixture of over 500 hydrocarbons. Because of the volatile nature of many of these compounds, the movement of the car or motorcycle allows gasoline to vaporize in the gas tank. Vaporized fuel builds pressure in the cans. you can experience this even opening the cap or your car or motorcycle tank when you hear this pressure release sound.
Heat builds fuel vapor pressure
The gasses released from liquid fuel/petrol/gasoline in a sealed container (the jerry cans) are directly affected by the temperature of the fuel/petrol/gasoline; the higher the temperature is, the more pressure builds in the cans. Reducing the temperature of the fuel/petrol/gasoline cans has the opposite effect. Vaporized molecules will condense, and pressure will reduce.
Does Overland Fuel cans expand and contract?
Yes. This is the laws of physics vs the materials. The cans will expand and contract with temperature difference and this will also change the stiffness and flexibility of the cans.
What did Overland Fuel do about this expansion and contraction issue?
Overland Fuel have thought about this technical issue in depth. Asked experts and designers on how to reduce this effect. First, Overland Fuel addressed the issue in the design phase of the cans through studying how to reduce this effect through the design of the cans. You can see the results through for example: how the mount area looks like, the thickness of the mount area, the middle wall vs the corners and the thickness of the can overall, the location of the handles and curves on the cans.
Second, through the choice of materiel. If we use very stiff material to reduce this effect, the cans could easily break so we had to work through the available materials to ensure that the materiel is strong enough to reduce the effect of expansion and contraction yet flexible to withstand impacts and heavy duty use, and we came up with a Patent high quality – really not cheap – material that can provide both.
In conclusion, Overland Fuel cans expand and contract but to a minimum.