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Old 02-12-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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Extra fuel/Jerry cans

Does anyone have these on or in their TJ? if so, whats the protocol on them? how are they mounted? do they come in handy enough to make them worth it?

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Great question lol

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There are plenty of gas stations around you shouldn't need one. There are trails out in Death Valley that they are required. And if there's a zombie outbreak your going to want them.
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There are plenty of gas stations around you shouldn't need one. There are trails out in Death Valley that they are required. And if there's a zombie outbreak your going to want them.
My girlfriend suggested them since we plan pn going on road trips soon
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:13 PM   #6
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I had a rack with spots for 2 cans - I really never needed them. I used one mount for an ammo box with tools and recovery gear.

I periodically used the fuel in the tank just to rotate it out, but never, never needed it.

As far as protocol, most tunnels and some parking decks may prohibit external fuel tanks.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:17 PM   #7
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There's things like the RotopaX that just attach on to your spare tire mount which seem pretty cool...
RotopaX RX-1G - RotopaX™ 1 Gallon Red Fuel Can - Quadratec
Or there's a whole slew of Jerry Can mounts for Jeeps...
Garvin Industries Part grv34100 - Trail Rack Jerry Can Holder
Smittybilt 2798 - Smittybilt Universal Jerry Can Bracket - Quadratec
Tomken Machine MC-0112-SG - Tomken Jerry Can / Hi-Lift mount for 84-98 Jeep® Cherokee XJ & ZJ - Quadratec
...just to begin with.
Hope this helped some...I don't personally carry any - I've got an old DOT approved metal gas can that I carry in the back ("trunk" area) of mine if I think I'll need it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:35 PM   #8
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Here's where mine are.
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This is my solution.....



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Old 02-17-2014, 08:05 PM   #10
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When I do long-range Baja 4WD runs, two jerry cans are mandatory. With only sand, dirt and rocks between you and the nearest Pemex Gas Station, 10 extra gallons always come in handy.

Traveling south along the Laguna Salada


At El Corral de Molina, it is a 1 day drive back to the highway.


3 days worth of driving and no gas stations puts you way out in the boonies.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:57 AM   #11
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TJspeed, dear God, that makes the already sexy TJ into more super sexy TJ. I'm just worried about people stealing those gas cans.
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For long excursions, I keep my jerry cans of fuel and water in the trailer or on the tongue:


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Old 02-19-2014, 11:32 AM   #13
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Mine slip into receivers that are bolted to each side of the frame.



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There are plenty of gas stations around you shouldn't need one. There are trails out in Death Valley that they are required. And if there's a zombie outbreak your going to want them.
There may be plenty of gas stations around back east but here in the west we have 100 mile long stretches of interstate without gas stations and thousands of miles of dirt road. Extra gas is a must if you do any back country exploration. I've been looking at several rear bumper designs with jerry can mounts.

Since I don't have a permanent mount yet I have had to use a carrier that hooks into my receiver hitch. It is far from ideal. I have had to take it off to traverse obstacles and put it back on to continue.
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Here's where mine are.
Where can I get a setup like that? That is probably the best I have seen! Would it fit on a '05 LJ?
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I'm building similar for the tailgate.....will posts pics when complete.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:08 PM   #17
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Where can I get a setup like that? That is probably the best I have seen! Would it fit on a '05 LJ?
This is what I have.
Yes it will fit an 05 LJ
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There may be plenty of gas stations around back east but here in the west we have 100 mile long stretches of interstate without gas stations and thousands of miles of dirt road. Extra gas is a must if you do any back country exploration. I've been looking at several rear bumper designs with jerry can mounts.

Since I don't have a permanent mount yet I have had to use a carrier that hooks into my receiver hitch. It is far from ideal. I have had to take it off to traverse obstacles and put it back on to continue.
check out the carrier I modded for mine. I put some pics up on here...took my flat basic hitch hauler and cut the tongue...raised it up a foot, added some 45 degree braces to all 4 directions, and rhino-lined it. then, I ditched the factory tow bar in favor of a tube style bumper with the hitch opening at bumper height. I always put a ratchet strap from both corners of the hauler to the bumper, and that makes it very steady and no rattles/squeaks. just make sure to get a bumper with a heavy tongue weight rating. I've been hauling either a dog box full of hunting pooches or my tool box of electrical tools daily. it works great, and with the added lift I can go through whatever. only drawback is I cant open my tailgate, and would have to remove hauler in order to change a flat. oh well...everything has its drawbacks. overall, I like the thing, and plan on leaving it as a permanent fixture on my tj, as is my congo rack...they get used daily. I think I will have to find me a couple jerry cans now...wheels are turning...
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:00 AM   #19
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I don't really need Gas in mine. I'm afraid to put water in it unless it was a plastic jerry can. I agree I would fear someone stealing it as well.

I plan on doing this to mine. Quick Jerry Can conversion to storage box - JeepForum.com Cutting it in half, slap on two hinges and a latch. Instant storage can.

Storing a tarp and bungee cords that I use to cover the cab in the summer. Maybe some blankets, towels, etc. The mount I have requires a socket wrench to get to the can. I will keep tools in an Ammo Can for that and other purposes.
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