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I thought I would share my solution for carrying additional gasoline. For years I have carried Rotopax 2 gallon units mounted to my Frontrunner roof rack. I can carry up to four 2 gallon canisters of either gas or water.

However, I generally wheel in the desert for days at a time and my Rotopax have swelled significantly. As they are mounted horizontally, I am not able to bleed them once a day as the manufacturer recommends.

My solution is to keep the water on the Rotopax mounts on the roof and to install a 5-gallon Jerry can in the empty space under the rear deck. I bolted a mount that lets me drop the can straight down out of the mount but holds it tightly when secured and padlocked in. The lowest portion of the tank is still 3 inches above the bottom of my rear bumper. I just bolted the mount onto the frame rail. I only had to move the trailer wiring plug over a few inches.

I really only have the gas for an emergency as this would not be convenient to take on and off each day. But it gets the weight off my roof and I no longer have bloating Rotopax.
 

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Nice budget solution and keeps it out of sight. my only concern would be leaking, in my experience the metal cans leak sooner or later.

Also worth considering, if they are still available, Hutchinson sold fume suppressant mesh 'balls' that make little impact on volume but do stop the fumes and 'gasing'.
 

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Nice budget solution and keeps it out of sight. my only concern would be leaking, in my experience the metal cans leak sooner or later.

Also worth considering, if they are still available, Hutchinson sold fume suppressant mesh 'balls' that make little impact on volume but do stop the fumes and 'gasing'.
Any more info on these balls? Tried Google.
 

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It's a great idea for desert dwellers, but here in the south...well, the LAST place I want to store anything is underneath my Hell*****. Laying on your back in a foot or two of mud to get a gas can is simply undesirable and makes you either change clothes or have an interior mudfest the rest of the day.

I just ordered a Risk Racing gas can with mount - designed for moto-x and lockable and mount can be bolted most anywhere.

In some ways, you desert guys have it ezee...LOL
 

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I like this idea! What brand is that mount, @griegert
Thanks!
Sorry for the delay...


Wavian Heavy-Duty 20 Liter Jerry Can Holder (Front-Loading)


 
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