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    Posted: 15 May 2019 at 06:48
Does anyone know if its possible to send a petrol tank via a courier, or is it generally prohibited?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 06:55
I imagine they'd want it drained, purged, and with the taps/tankcap off. But that's just a guess.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tarquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 07:01
I had a Guzzi T3 Tank sent down from Scotland George a couple of years ago and another last year from an Ebay auction.



This is a list of Prohibited items on the Parcel2go site .

A "properly prepared for postage" Fuel tank does not seem to feature.


https://www.parcel2go.com/prohibited-items

Edited by Tarquin - 15 May 2019 at 07:26
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 07:35
Well. Unless (from the list of prohibited items) they interpret "Any Item Containing Petrol (Liquid, Gas Or Fumes)" to include a petrol tank, eh?

Fighting chance of arguing it if it's purged of any fuel and lingering fumes, and is unsealed. I have received a tank, by parcel, in such a condition. Fuel cap and taps were included, but detached.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Tarquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 07:40
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

Well. Unless (from the list of prohibited items) they interpret "Any Item Containing Petrol (Liquid, Gas Or Fumes)" to include a petrol tank, eh?

Fighting chance of arguing it if it's purged of any fuel and lingering fumes, and is unsealed. I have received a tank, by parcel, in such a condition. Fuel cap and taps were included, but detached.



Yes, I picked up on that one Barry hence why I stated Properly prepared for postage

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I've sent tanks to addresses in the UK and abroad without any problems. Just give it a good clean out before sending.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 08:26
Same here. I usually use My Hermes as they are reasonable cost
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 15:34
Most of them actually exclude vehicle parts. But that hasn't stopped me as I usually call them something else.....



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BondEquipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 18:04
I've sent one before using Parcel2Go/ Hermes.  Just declared it as a plastic tank and wrapped it up.  It had been empty for a long time first.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 21:25
Vehicle breakers seem to be able to send almost anything.
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A friend brought a tank ( chieftain ) from Switzerland to Ireland on a low loader. The fun really started when he put it on the ferry to Belfast. They suddenly realised what it was and was met at the far end by some very concerned members of the constabulary, who took it off his hands for a while. After a bit of wrangling they eventually returned it to him so they did. 

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Lol @ Min.

Reminds me of a story told by a mate of mine. Local bloke minus one limb liked his beer, and (as a direct result of the latter) had a bit of a prang, in a car, not very far from the PM's country estate in Buckinghamshire.

Nobody seriously hurt, but someone rang the police to report the accident (and the largely dismantled bus shelter). Who is in the car? Oh, just the one-armed man.  Cue helicopters, men with automatic rifles, armoured land rovers.
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Originally posted by theone&onlymin theone&onlymin wrote:

A friend brought a tank ( chieftain ) from Switzerland to Ireland on a low loader. The fun really started when he put it on the ferry to Belfast. They suddenly realised what it was and was met at the far end by some very concerned members of the constabulary, who took it off his hands for a while. After a bit of wrangling they eventually returned it to him so they did. 

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I must admit, the title of this topic made me think along those lines first of all.

What does he use the Chieftain for now?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rbt1548 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 12:02
George, I am led to believe that for postage the proper name for a fuel tank is 'metal container'
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tarquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 12:06
"Otto Cycle Nutrient Carton" also has an innocent ring to it.
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