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Old January 22nd, 2015, 08:09 AM
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I always wanted to fabricate a jerry can mount that allowed as much of the actual mounting to be concealed. I finally did it and was very happy with the results. It actually kinda locks in place but the band is of course to be sure it does not fall out or get stolen.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 08:15 AM
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So when you want to lower the tailgate, doesn't that want to make it come crashing down against the chains?
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:18 AM
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So when you want to lower the tailgate, doesn't that want to make it come crashing down against the chains?
Only if you let go of it when the can is full. If you can handle a full jerry can you can handle the tailgate I suppose, and since it is only me opening or closing it that is not a concern. Can is only full on long trips which I have done once.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 07:07 PM
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Check out Rotopax cans. They are plastic, modular, and have a lot of mounting options. They are 2 gallon cans that are stackable and nice and thin. Here are a few pics of mine. They mount through a center hole with a lockable mount too.
Rotopax are the best. What is that hose coming out the back?
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 07:13 PM
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Rotopax also offer water jugs (atop)
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 07:14 PM
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Rotopax look awesome. Just don't understand how they could mount on a ST in any permanent way.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 08:02 PM
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Rotopax look awesome. Just don't understand how they could mount on a ST in any permanent way.
You can get extended mounts (designed for multiple pax) and mount one or more to your spare. They also offer a keyed mount. I think the best size is the 1.75 gallon, but there are lots of sizes and configurations. I use these and NATO cans, which I agree are fumeless, just beware opening them if the have been in the sun - I learned my lesson the hard way several years ago by underestimating the pressure....
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I like my exmod lockers... whooo 80l of fuel stowed easily.
If I had to carry extra, I think the roof rack stowage is the most reasonable.. but like others said. Nato 20l cans don't leak, don't stink, don't pour easily. But ya can't beat em. I keep 120l sitting around in case I need to fill my boiler tank, or the rover. If ya search around, you can find them used for a decent price. Buy some new gaskets if you need.

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I use these and NATO cans, which I agree are fumeless, just beware opening them if the have been in the sun -
AND/OR.. difficulty in opening them if filled warm and now sub freezing. had to use the box end wrench I use for my tire iron to pop open a couple a couple weeks ago. Also... a few of my old ones, the lining is flaking off. With a sedimenter, filler neck screen, fuel filter, it shouldn't be a problem, but i've tried to rinse out as much as I can. But when I say "older" I mean, 1960s era.
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Can anyone recommend a decent spout for the NATO cans? I have one from RN that is worthless, more gas on me then down the spout. Sorry for the hijack. I carry mine in the back with ratchets, I'll probably move it to the roof rack if there are kids in the truck.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:31 PM
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Can anyone recommend a decent spout for the NATO cans? I have one from RN that is worthless, more gas on me then down the spout.

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Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Can anyone recommend a decent spout for the NATO cans? I have one from RN that is worthless, more gas on me then down the spout. Sorry for the hijack. I carry mine in the back with ratchets, I'll probably move it to the roof rack if there are kids in the truck.
I have these from Atlantic British and they work well.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC002
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 10:06 PM
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They all have to be pretty much the same. Regardless of where ive seen them and what brand they had on the , theyve all been the same. You MUST support the can when pouring. You cannot rest the spout on your filler hole and use it as a fulcrum-- It will leak. The vent pretty much has to be the way it is, which can allow for some slight spillage in some circumstances.

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Old January 23rd, 2015, 02:33 PM
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Ok, yes I've seen the ones on eBay, they are just like what I have. Maybe I just have a dud, which isn't surprising given the price. I wasn't sure if there was a source for a better quality unit. I'll roll the dice again.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 08:03 PM
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how did it fail?

There;s not really a way they can, unless the gasket is bad or they're damaged

They either fit or they don.t

Is your can a real nato can?
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 09:22 PM
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I had NATO cans but they leaked everytime I used them. switched to Scepter and haven't spilled a drop yet. Place just north of me sells them for $55 each. I buy one or two everytime I go up to visit the inlaws......for water of course
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