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View Poll Results: What type of Roof Rack mounted jerry can holder would you prefer
Single Piece w/ Multiple slots (Ice Cube Tray) 2 33.33%
Individual holders that are modular and latch on to eachother. 4 66.67%
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:57 PM
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So heres a vid of the first one i finished. I'm very happy with the fit and security of the cans. Very strong, and very sturdy. I opted to just drill 4 holes and screw it down into my roof rack. I'll tap some holes in the roof rack, and when not in use Ill just keep the stainless steel pan head screws in the holes to keep the water out (not that it matters my rack is galvanized.

These three will be mine, and if I decide to mass produce these I'm deff going to make the following changes:
  • Adjustable hasp. They have threaded rods so you can adjust how much tension is ont he hasp. This will allow for small changes from one can to the next
  • Im going to reduce the bucket heigh from 7 to 6" Also I'll angle the front part to allow for a better grab of the handles. The front vertical panel will probably be 3 to 4" high
  • I have a solution for a quick attach/detach, but it will only be suitable for roof racks with grated floors. It will utilize a toggle clamp with a J hook, whch can hook on to just about any type of grated roof rack flooring.
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Rotopax. I've never looked back. You can mount the 1, 2, and 4 gallon cans in any orientation, and their small size makes them more manageable.

Have fun hoisting and lowering 5 gallons of fuel on top of your truck!
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Old June 9th, 2013, 05:04 PM
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How are your fuel can holders working out?
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Old June 12th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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They worked well. I have some left if anyone wants them. Since I sold the rover and don't have a use for these they are just collecting dust. I had them set up to bolt down to my roof rack, but I'm sure someone could figure something out for whatever setup they have.
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+2 on the rotopax. Very durable. No leak. Modular. Plus you can mount in different ways. Excellent for dualsporting.

I still have a jerry can from my first d90 that just sits and does not get used b/c its heavy and leaks. Plus the spout is worthless.
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x3 on the Rotopax; love mine and will continue to buy more for various applications. The spout sucks, but then again so do most spouts on any option so I don't count that as a net problem.
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Rotopax seem great but very expensive if you want to carry 20-30 gallons of fuel as they don't hold very much so you have to buy a lot of them at which point it makes less sense. The largest one holds 2 gallons and costs $65, right?
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they go up to 4 gallons.
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Rotopax seem great but very expensive if you want to carry 20-30 gallons of fuel as they don't hold very much so you have to buy a lot of them at which point it makes less sense. The largest one holds 2 gallons and costs $65, right?
Wow, so about 250-280lbs of fuel? At that point cans really would not be optimal either, maybe better to go for a bigger tank or aux fuel cell.
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As much as I would love a spare tank that wouldn't work for me. 2 diesel cans for Defender, 2 gas cans for boat (in tow) and two water cans is the maximum I would carry on a boat related trip.

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Wow, so about 250-280lbs of fuel? At that point cans really would not be optimal either, maybe better to go for a bigger tank or aux fuel cell.
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As much as I would love a spare tank that wouldn't work for me. 2 diesel cans for Defender, 2 gas cans for boat (in tow) and two water cans is the maximum I would carry on a boat related trip.
Ah, makes sense.
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Wow, so about 250-280lbs of fuel? At that point cans really would not be optimal either, maybe better to go for a bigger tank or aux fuel cell.
At 7lbs a gallon I'm coming up with 140-210 lbs for 20-30 gallons
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At 7lbs a gallon I'm coming up with 140-210 lbs for 20-30 gallons
Had been reading on my phone & misread, used the same # for diesel but @ 40 gal. You are correct.
Still more than what I'd want to put up high, but better than 8 cans worth.
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