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    New to website. I am looking for three things:

    1-3 jerrycans
    2-trailer for MEP-018A generator, the small one made for this generator
    3-source to buy replacement for 24 volt Titan battery

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    3 cans as in STEEL GI fuel cans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cucvrus View Post
    3 cans as in STEEL GI fuel cans?
    Yes sir, steel.

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    Best bet for battery is to get 2 grp 24 12v. That is probably less money that a 24v battery.
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    Look for an M116A3 generator trailer. That is probably the nicest setup generator trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cucvrus View Post
    3 cans as in STEEL GI fuel cans?
    Are these still around? I need the ones with the round opening and it also does not have a neck on it, it is flush.

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    Standard old military steel fuel cans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winglift View Post
    Are these still around? I need the ones with the round opening and it also does not have a neck on it, it is flush.
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    I have been looking at the jerry can that came with the generator and the coating is flaking off, so I am sure that this is not new to most if not all of you. What is the best way to remove the coating that is in it and re-coat it? The jerry was made in 1981.

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    The M116A* trailers are nice trailers based on the 3/4 ton frame. The originals had Budd 5 hole wheels to match the M37, The A1's added different brakes, the A2's changed the axle to match the 8 lug wheels and track spacing of the CUCV and M880 and the A3's changed to a widened drop axle to match the HMMWV. Today the new version is the M1102 trailer. There was an M762 flat deck trailer that was based on the 1/4 ton M416 frame.

    Stick with the 24F batteries but understand there are 2 versions of them One with flat tops and one with the raised fill ports. The flat tops work very well in the HMMWV and you can use the original hold down bracket with them.

    Jerry cans are pretty easy to find, I see them all the time at flea markets. The originals were made by lots of companies but Blitz was probably one of the most common. They were put out of business by frivolous lawsuits a few years back and the Chinese stuff is crap.

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