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If you have a ladder on the back of your rig, and don't really use it, I was able to bolt a Smittybuilt can holder onto my Gobi ladder. $36 for the can holder thru Amazon, $13 for the Scepter 5.5 gallon tank at Costco, less than $10 in stainless U-bolts from Home Depot and I'm all set. The holder fits both the Scepter or a 6 gallon Igloo water jug so I put back there what I need for any specific outing.
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@vanimalb that loaded up rig is
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I copied @Corey , but made my own base plate for a rotopax. I have the extension but fitted 2 gal for a trip. I'm a bit weak and filling 5 gallons with the Jerry can was fairly tiring. It's about 38lbs and holding it for any amount of time was straining for lifted FJs. Each 2 gallon rotopax is about 18lbs.
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To mount Rotopax on a roof cargo cage, what mount was used? I just got the locking mount and 2 gallon gas, but the mount only had a small 6” disc and doesn’t fit cage spaces. I am not great a fabrication, so if anyone has used a specific mount please let me know. Found simple U-bolts at ACE but with a simple nut it seems like it would come loose. Thanks in advanced.
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@pjackson4 depending on your type of rack, you can bolt your pax mount directly via the rack and drill two holes to install the mount. If you want to use the base plate, you can make something like this or purchase one
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To mount Rotopax on a roof cargo cage, what mount was used? I just got the locking mount and 2 gallon gas, but the mount only had a small 6” disc and doesn’t fit cage spaces. I am not great a fabrication, so if anyone has used a specific mount please let me know. Found simple U-bolts at ACE but with a simple nut it seems like it would come loose. Thanks in advanced.
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@pjackson4 depending on your type of rack, you can bolt your pax mount directly via the rack and drill two holes to install the mount. If you want to use the base plate, you can make something like this or purchase one
James' idea is a good one. You can also use Nyloc Nuts to keep the hardware from losening.

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Thank you both for your answers. I did also just get a email back from Rotopax and they mentioned a back plate that they sell for $9.99, so I will do that and mock James answer and then get the nyloc nuts to secure it like Cabin said. Again, thanks so much!!!
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