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    Default Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    Hi Every One.
    Plastic water tanks on Bush Trailers & Caravans usually seem to be problematic. The water always seems to have a bad taste.
    I bought a 2nd hand caravan, and whilst the feeding plastic pipe seems to be fine, the water content in the 20 l plastic can, retains a bad taste. I have cleaned and rinsed the tank with Miltons etc. But no improvement.
    I am now considering to invest in a Blue steel 20 lit water Jerri can, same as a Diesel (yellow) or petrol (dark green) Jerri can.
    Does anybody have experience of these blue tanks and do they not affect the taste of clean water?
    Any response? experience will be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alit View Post
    Hi Every One.
    Plastic water tanks on Bush Trailers & Caravans usually seem to be problematic. The water always seems to have a bad taste.
    I bought a 2nd hand caravan, and whilst the feeding plastic pipe seems to be fine, the water content in the 20 l plastic can, retains a bad taste. I have cleaned and rinsed the tank with Miltons etc. But no improvement.
    I am now considering to invest in a Blue steel 20 lit water Jerri can, same as a Diesel (yellow) or petrol (dark green) Jerri can.
    Does anybody have experience of these blue tanks and do they not affect the taste of clean water?
    Any response? experience will be appreciated.
    ive used them - but not for drinking. Canít leave water in them. I use two pioneer 20lt with RO3 water - no taste issues.

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    Default Re: Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    We use them for potable water on our van and don't drain them during storage. Even on our previous Commander.

    No bad smell/taste at all after long storage. They are lined for the purpose.

    Go ahead, use them
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    Default Re: Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    We use them for potable water on our van and don't drain them during storage. Even on our previous Commander.

    My wife has the same complaints.

    No bad smell/taste at all after long storage. They are lined for the purpose.

    Go ahead, use them
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    Default Re: Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    We use them for potable water on our van and don't drain them during storage. Even on our previous Commander.

    My wife has the same complaints.

    No bad smell/taste at all after long storage. They are lined for the purpose.

    Go ahead, use them
    Johan Maree
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    We use the blue plastic cans from Addis, the water in there is still fine after months of storage. And contrary to popular believe, they don't leak. They are cheaper and lighter than the metal cans.
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    Default Re: Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    I use the steel jerries too. I don't leave water in them for longer than a couple of weeks at a time, but they have worked well for me. No wierd tastes.

    The one issue with them is that, if an idiot tries to force the lid closed from the fully-open position, it is quite difficult to get that lid to seal properly again.
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    Default Re: Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    We have one blue jerry can. Early this year ( before lock down) our munipality water supply was a mess, so I bought another 4 x white translucent 20/25 litre plastic cans. To keep the water from becoming green, we put a capful of JIK in each can. We didn't put any JIK in the jerry can since its not see through.
    The plastic can water is still as clear as the day we put it in there. The jerry can water I just drinked and its having a slight taste but its still drinkable.
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    Thanks All your good Camping Friends !
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    Default Re: Steel Water Jerri Cans.

    Thanks Johan and Peter ..was in a Dilema but it looks like the Blue cans it is
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