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Old September 29th, 2011, 05:46 PM
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Jerry Can Mounting Ideas

I am planning on a trip through the desert that requires I bring some extra fuel along so I need some help figuring out how to store and properly secure jerry cans to my d90. I've searched the site and have only found threads regarding mounting jerry cans to an aftermarket tire carrier or a roof rack. I dont plan on getting buying a rack anytime soon and do not have the need for a Mantec or other spare tire carrier. Does anyone know of a way to safely and securely carry jerry cans without these items?

The closest thing I have found is this mount from Columbia Overland.
http://www.columbiaoverland.com/CO-D90-JerryCanHolder
However, despite the fact that only time I'd ever have a can on there is when im in the desert and the chances of being rear ended are low, I am still nervous about having a jerry can as the first point of contact in case anything did rear end my 90.

All thoughts, suggestions, and advice is appreciated!
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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:13 PM
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I would avoid the spare tire carrier.

I have a ST with no rack. What I do is put them at the rear of my cargo area and run a ratchet strap through the carrying handles, tied down to the seatbelt attachment points in the rear corners. It holds them down well, although you do have to unstrap them to get at the cargo. It's not ideal but it's better than putting a rack on an ST which just doesn't look right to me.

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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Chris,

Do you have any worries about keeping them inside the vehicle? I realize fumes leaking into the cabin isnt as much of an issue in a ST but something about keeping jerry cans inside the vehicle doesn't sit right with me.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:36 PM
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No. Carrying cans anywhere on a truck is a risk but I don't think my setup is any worse than cans on the roof or the stock tank in the truck for that matter. I strap them down with a high-quality ratchet strap and they don't move a bit.

The cans in the picture are water tanks. If I carry a fuel can, it's rarely more than a single can. People who drive around town with five cans on the roof always crack me up.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Old September 30th, 2011, 06:39 PM
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I carry pre-carb NATO-style cans in the cabin of my SW occasionally. They don't leak. No vapor, no liquid. Nothing.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 06:45 PM
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i alwys carry fuel in the rear of my station wagon and all heavy items low if on a trip. The lightweight stuff up on the rack. If I were in the desert, id worry bout gas cans baking in the sun on the roof....
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Old September 30th, 2011, 10:19 PM
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How are you guys securing yours? I'm thinking maybe figuring out a way to mount a jerry can holder which would normally be mounted on the top of a rack somewhere in the rear of the vehicle.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 10:48 PM
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What ever you decide, get the NATO cans. They don't leak, smell or do any other nasty's. AB has some for sale. Make sure you get on of the pour spouts made for them.

Also I've seen quite a few J**p's with a rack on the rear that have a high "shelf" (above the rear view eye sight line) that they mount 2 cans on. Might get some ideas from one of their sites.
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I use Scepter cans. Ex military that I bought for 10$ each. They don't leak and no vapors. Easy to pour the fuel in and virtually unbreakable. I was tempted by the metal cans but after reading about it, I change my mind and those cans are cheaper and I guess better. I hope this help.. For the location of those cans, I use the storage my 110 ex mod already have.
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Sad to say, Septor products are not available in the regulated USA market. Thank God, for our overly protective government !!
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I have carried 2 NATO (no leak, no fumes) cans in the cargo area of my ST strapped down as described in an earlier post. No problems other than the inconvenience of unstrapping to get to other equipment.
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Sad to say, Septor products are not available in the regulated USA market. Thank God, for our overly protective government !!
As with most things where there is a will, there is a way. I have 5 scepter Mfc's and think they are superior to metal cans.
Here's an ebay link, a bit pricey for new, but used are often available


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Two-Scepte...item45fd844d51
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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.
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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.
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Brought this back from the archives.... was curious to what you mounted the rotopax to on your rig? If you could post close-ups and pics from the side would be awesome.

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I used some of the chicken-coop flooring (that is popular for a roof rack base) sideways, and mounted to that:
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I have 3 jerry can holder like the one on the picture on the thread before mine. They might be the good size for other brand as well. Need them? Pm me!
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I use Scepter cans. Ex military that I bought for 10$ each. They don't leak and no vapors. Easy to pour the fuel in and virtually unbreakable. I was tempted by the metal cans but after reading about it, I change my mind and those cans are cheaper and I guess better. I hope this help.. For the location of those cans, I use the storage my 110 ex mod already have.
The 20L scepter cans I have do not fit in the exmod enclosed carriers on my truck. Did you mod your tub or is there a particular can I need to locate? Or are you running 10L cans?
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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.
Uh, can you even see the shopping carts before you back over them?
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Storing gas cans inside a vehicle I'm told is not legal in every state. Of course I've done it myself.....
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