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Unread 06-21-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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Carrying Extra Fuel?

I'm looking for options to carry some extra fuel for longer trips and camping. Obviously it's not wise to carry fuel inside the vehicle. So, those of you that carry fuel: where do you put it? I was thinking of somehow rigging something up on my swing out tire carrier, but there is really no room for that. The only other option I can see is the roof rack, but that just doesn't seem like a good idea.

Any suggestions?

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Unread 06-21-2013, 03:26 AM   #2
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I always thought these Kolpin or Rotopax fuel packs would fit well on a roof or tire carrier. http://www.expeditionone.biz/picts/geri_intro_big.jpg

http://www.kolpinpowersports.com/fue...-brackets.html

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...&pn=12202.20XX
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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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I've looked into those a bit, I'm just not sure how safe it would be to carry fuel on the roof rack.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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I've looked into those a bit, I'm just not sure how safe it would be to carry fuel on the roof rack.
People have done it using there already with no problems. If you look at the way some mount to the ATV it's flat facing up. Same as on the roof. You could always call them and ask.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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Was looking at this prior to getting my Jerry Can mount on my Rear Tire Swing...

http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...LDER-p172.html

http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...LDER-p241.html

You can get a single vertical mount as well but since it is on a roof rack so figured the horizontal mounts are more practical.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #6
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Was looking at this prior to getting my Jerry Can mount on my Rear Tire Swing...

http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...LDER-p172.html

http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...LDER-p241.html

You can get a single vertical mount as well but since it is on a roof rack so figured the horizontal mounts are more practical.

It's starting to look like the roof rack is my only way to go. Good find on these mounts - I just have to make sure I can rig up some way to secure them to my particular roof rack.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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It's starting to look like the roof rack is my only way to go. Good find on these mounts - I just have to make sure I can rig up some way to secure them to my particular roof rack.
If you roll over and blow up you're going to initiate another stupid recall.
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If you want to avoid running a windsail
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...-pics-1277175/
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #9
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If you want to avoid running a windsail
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...-pics-1277175/
That is a great idea.

You could easily get more roof rack things and put another one up there.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #10
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It's starting to look like the roof rack is my only way to go. Good find on these mounts - I just have to make sure I can rig up some way to secure them to my particular roof rack.

Those FrontRunner mounts are well received by those who own them. One thing to consider is a good fuel can, see if you can find a Sceptor MFC or NATO can. With CARB compliancy I don't know how many will hit the surplus market and the ones in private hands demand a premium.

There are others making mounts but there pretty much similar.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #11
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Here are a couple more ideas if you don't want to use the roof rack...

http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-279.../dp/B008CLNYPC
http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-274...cmu_pg__header

I only decided against it because I think it would stick out too far for my taste. But I'm picky...
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:34 AM   #12
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I fabbed one for my Sami years ago similar to the one that mounts on the back of the spare above. No wind resistance that way.
The rotopax are pretty slick though. I really like HighLonesome's solution.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:57 AM   #13
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Here are a couple more ideas if you don't want to use the roof rack...

http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-279.../dp/B008CLNYPC
http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-274...cmu_pg__header

I only decided against it because I think it would stick out too far for my taste. But I'm picky...
I like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-279...glink121868-20

I think it sticks out pretty far too, but I would only need to use it when I thought extra fuel would be an issue. And this one looks like you can still attach a license plate, which is a must for me in CA.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #14
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I like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-279...glink121868-20

I think it sticks out pretty far too, but I would only need to use it when I thought extra fuel would be an issue. And this one looks like you can still attach a license plate, which is a must for me in CA.

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