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Old June 14th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Where to mount Jerry Can, if any place?

So on this Series 3 i am getting, i'm throwing the spare on the hood, and the rear door has nothing mounted on it at all, there is no mounts for anything on there. I want to mount it there but i know the on the Defenders the Rear door would get messed up with weight on it, and i am not sure if i want to drill it to mount a Jerry Can. It looks like a 20l NATO spec can, if it isn't actually one. Should i mount it there? Or is there a better place I'm not thinking of.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Old June 16th, 2012, 08:18 PM
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My thing is to put them on the roof rack. The thing with that is that when you need to empty them into the tank you just put a siphon hose in the can and let gravity do the work.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Hmm, looks like i need a roof rack now!
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Old June 17th, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Not bad of an ideal to put them on roof rack but, depending on how many cans, it's weight at the highest point and the handling can get dodgy.. I have an exmod so 2 cans on each side and I fitted two more on the rear door.. Weight might be an issue for defender (and series) rear door.. Nah! They'll probably end up all corroded long before the weight does any harm.. hehe
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Old June 18th, 2012, 06:18 AM
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The other location I like is on the rear inside on the tub ledge above the tank fill. Again, you never need to move them. Just siphon the fuel out. I used to fill them thru the sliding window. Just gotta be sure that your mounts are solid and your cans are tight.
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I mount my can on the back door and haven't had any issues yet. perfect location for transferring fuel. I have a super siphon and don't have to remove the can to transfer. It's hands free.
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The other location I like is on the rear inside on the tub ledge above the tank fill. Again, you never need to move them. Just siphon the fuel out. I used to fill them thru the sliding window. Just gotta be sure that your mounts are solid and your cans are tight.
I'm with Bill on this one. I personally don't need a Jerry Can all the time so I just tuck it in on the tub ledge using a bungie cord when I do. Sure makes it easy to fuel up since it's right over the fuel fill on my 88! I don't like seeing folks mount cans on the front bumper for obvious reasons... but people do it!

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Filling up a can while on a vehicle is dangerous.
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I once made a mess with a can in the back of my '88. It was hot outside and the gasoline was all over the place.. I let it vent for the day at the petrol station. Only gasoline I carry is for me saw. Outside the vehicle and in a top quality can. For fuel it's another story, but even so, good quality can and out of the vehicle if possible..

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Filling up a can while on a vehicle is dangerous.
Yup, it can be! But I'd not think it much more dangerous than driving around with fuel cans attached to impact zones or levitating 40 lb jerry cans over a fuel spout. I think it is good to recognize these risks and then make your own decision. I have a bad back so my options are limited.
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I found a super siphon locally and with it, no more need to lift the can! It has a long tubing so the cans can stay on my back door while refueling. if you have a bad back this could be use full i thought..
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Here's another idea. I've seen them on the front bumpers before in front of the fenders (back when the lights were still in the breakfast), but I've never seen the jerry cans mountd in the breakfast before.

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Daniel, I had totally similar thoughts! What a crack up. ;o)
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Here's another idea. I've seen them on the front bumpers before in front of the fenders (back when the lights were still in the breakfast), but I've never seen the jerry cans mountd in the breakfast before.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-...item2a1f2a711f
Oh man, that sparked my interest! I don't know if i have the balls to do it, and i would have to find another can!
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Hey Jeff,

Looks like you have some room between the Jerry can and the fire extinguisher for some kindling.

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Should i mount it there? Or is there a better place I'm not thinking of.
Think outside the jerry can.

In my opinion the best place to store an additional 40L of fuel in an 88 or 109 regular is in a second under seat fuel tank with it's own external filler

You loose the under seat storage but otherwise you double your fuel capacity without taking up any usable space inside or hanging 2l cans off you front bumper or using the fuel tanks as a rear bumper.

AND you have added the extra weight down low and closer to the vehicle centre. Run low on fuel, turn the fuel valve and keep going with a fresh tank of fuel.

Need still more fuel? Add a Jeep rear fuel tank to the back of your 88 or LR rear tank to the back of your 109 regular. Yes you too can carry 42 US gallons of fuel in a 109 regular without any jerry cans hanging off and available at the flip of a fuel selector valve.
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Think outside the jerry can.

In my opinion the best place to store an additional 40L of fuel in an 88 or 109 regular is in a second under seat fuel tank with it's own external filler

You loose the under seat storage but otherwise you double your fuel capacity without taking up any usable space inside or hanging 2l cans off you front bumper or using the fuel tanks as a rear bumper.

AND you have added the extra weight down low and closer to the vehicle centre. Run low on fuel, turn the fuel valve and keep going with a fresh tank of fuel.

Need still more fuel? Add a Jeep rear fuel tank to the back of your 88 or LR rear tank to the back of your 109 regular. Yes you too can carry 42 US gallons of fuel in a 109 regular without any jerry cans hanging off and available at the flip of a fuel selector valve.
I Found a Jerry Can at work, i just wanted to mount it on the Rover, i have dabbled with the idea of the 2nd tank, i just am not sure i want to lose the only lockable space inside my truck. I may do it at one point though.
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