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04-06-2012 10:53 AM
MarkNog Forget what these old timers say, they'll be too old to even drive sooner than you think... i'm diggin the 2 tone paint job though!
04-05-2012 06:24 PM
SoCalRailFan I need to see these on the inside! I'm looking at getting one or two and wasn't sure about them being inside the vehicle. I take it these are safe enough and don't leak fumes to be inside? I wonder how they mounted them to the tailgate?

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Originally Posted by hartattack View Post
yea a few guys have done thes it looks awesome!
03-12-2012 08:56 PM
Austerlitz I like the look of the traditional Gerry can, but these cans do look good and are likely more functional.

Jeeps are personal; make yours the way you like. Take things off, put things on; do what you like and the hell with anyone else.

Lots of things could happen; has anyone actually seen a vehicle with a gas can hanging/bolted/welded/or otherwise attached onto it explode or burst in flame?
03-12-2012 08:56 PM
hartattack Clean pic. Think I still should go for a deeper tan to match the spice top
03-12-2012 08:22 PM
turnstyle
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Originally Posted by div4gold View Post
You should paint your water cans also with a fuel decal. Then if someone steals them all you have to do is looks for a disabled vehicle to find them.
03-12-2012 07:33 PM
Mikekaz1 Very cool! I like the new paint job you did. The placement is sweet looking. Idk if I would do it just because, but definitely tailgate worthy. Thanks for posting man!
03-12-2012 07:00 PM
hartattack
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Originally Posted by 02Prove
You just gave me a great idea! I'll mount water on one side and they've got one for storage to mount on the other for some recovery gear... or this.

RotopaX Empty Road & Trail Emergency Packs
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03-12-2012 02:06 PM
02Prove You just gave me a great idea! I'll mount water on one side and they've got one for storage to mount on the other for some recovery gear... or this.

RotopaX Empty Road & Trail Emergency Packs
03-12-2012 01:53 PM
div4gold
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Originally Posted by hartattack View Post
I agree Jerry, things in war are not safe, driving is not safe as well. I plan to use them just for trail use. Or a super long drive through TX already made drive twice this year . Thanks for your concern and help with the elec problem though. But the great thing about roto is that; I also purchased two water cans as well, so I can just swap them out to the water cans
You should paint your water cans also with a fuel decal. Then if someone steals them all you have to do is looks for a disabled vehicle to find them.
03-12-2012 01:42 PM
hartattack
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Originally Posted by Smitty03 View Post
I put double sided tape (automotive type) on the back of the mount while it was locked on the gas can. Carefully lined it up where I wanted it, and stuck it on. Next, I removed the gas can and drilled my holes as the mount was exactly where I needed it to be. Then I removed the mount and the tape, waterproofed and rustproofed the holes, and bolted it on.
awesome idea wish i though of it, my wife was getting pissed holding it ha ha
03-12-2012 10:13 AM
Smitty03 I put double sided tape (automotive type) on the back of the mount while it was locked on the gas can. Carefully lined it up where I wanted it, and stuck it on. Next, I removed the gas can and drilled my holes as the mount was exactly where I needed it to be. Then I removed the mount and the tape, waterproofed and rustproofed the holes, and bolted it on.
03-12-2012 09:05 AM
hartattack
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Originally Posted by HarryJeepGuy View Post
Would they mount inside the tailgate? Looks like one would fit anyway.
yea a few guys have done thes it looks awesome!
03-12-2012 08:51 AM
hartattack Yea second thought if you can, weld them on ha ha
03-12-2012 08:49 AM
hartattack Some other ideas I had were to fab a piece of metal that would also hold the bottom of the can. Haven't really figured this one out much since I have been traveling, and that would require some welding. Speaking of welding that is also a great way to get the mounts on, just Tac EM on if you have the means and want to go that route. The only problem with these cans if you are like me and weel a lot in the swamps you cannot fit a side mounted snorkel on. It would have to be a top mount type.
03-12-2012 08:43 AM
hartattack
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Originally Posted by 2002TJ

Yeah, let's talk about how best to mount them behind the front fenders...I just ordered two with locking mounts and backing plates.

If you were me, how would you go about it this time around?

Thanks for the idea!
No worries y'all, if I had to do it again I would get the olive drab, also I did a great job of waterproofing but like a previous post; I would have cut out a round piece of sheet metal to reinforce the back. Don't get me wrong, once they are tight they do not move at all. It would be more a piece of mind thing IMO. Also I have the water cans as well (2 Gal) which fit slightly different. the site dose have the exact measurements of the tanks which is cool and very helpful. I placed the mounts w/cans on the side had the wife hold them in place,then marked where the cans would be, after I took the cans off i then marked the holes of the mounts.then drilled and prayed ha ha. There are two pieces of sheet metal you have to drill through w/ a space in between. That was a small pain in the butt. The bolts that come with the mounts are not long enough (trip to home depot) got the bolts and went straight to the plumbing section ( rubber washers and gaskets) this is after I put a waterproofing sealant on the holes and let it dry. (forget the name autozone has it) after all this the rubber washers and gaskets go on each side of the bolts. I tightened to the point where the gaskets fit into the holes sealing it shut. Put on the cans did a test drive on road and trail. And they worked out great, the passenger side was a smaller space to work with, so if you have small hands or your wife could hold the bolt inside as you tighten helps a great deal!
03-12-2012 08:41 AM
HarryJeepGuy Would they mount inside the tailgate? Looks like one would fit anyway.
03-12-2012 04:51 AM
Smitty03 I put them on my ATV and love them. If you call Rotopax, they may still have the olive drab colored tanks. It was a limited run and were never advertised on their website. I bought 2 of them as both of my ATVs are green. I think the olive drab would look awesome on that green Jeep.
03-12-2012 01:54 AM
2002TJ
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Originally Posted by hartattack View Post
It's not just that, they think every negative thing they can say, if you mount gas anywhere on your jeep it can kill you/burn you. You can die on the trail without gas cans. I just hate how these old timers hate new stuff and hate on you for using it.
LOL, relax! I'm an old timer-30 years older than you, but I'm into new ideas....Hell, we are both Navy vets, too....I did 20 years on destroyers and submarines, so who's afraid? ..Besides, my Will states I am to be cremated-I tread lightly, yaknow?
03-12-2012 01:47 AM
2002TJ
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Originally Posted by hartattack View Post
My XD40 in the cab And my shotgun in the house and yea I will post the mount pics if I did it all over again I would have them tach welded on. I drilled through the sheet so I had to do some water proofing
Yeah, let's talk about how best to mount them behind the front fenders...I just ordered two with locking mounts and backing plates.

If you were me, how would you go about it this time around?

Thanks for the idea!
03-12-2012 01:45 AM
thetanman43 I think its a cool idea. Odds are if it does happen to get punctured on the trail or smashed in an accident, so would the driver. Adding the cans doesn't make it THAT much more dangerous.
03-12-2012 01:13 AM
2002TJ LOL, you guys kill me with some of your comments.
I just ordered a pair of 3 gal rotopacs and the locking mounts. They get mounted right behind the front fenders......But oh, they are for water, not gas....I like primitive camping and these are the ticket.....Besides, they look friggin cool
03-11-2012 11:40 PM
jkaufman_95
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Originally Posted by hartattack
Not jerry he's great just other dudes , the mount twists in tight super tight. And locks. I've got a fire extinguisher. And I'll run a drill and a operational risk management sheet lol. Hey I'm not a young chicken just younger 29 with 10 years in the Navy I understand the risk.
Okay cool. I was thinking two of those next to each other on my tailgate would look cool.
03-11-2012 10:42 PM
Another Guy In A Jeep Do what you want. Driving a jeep topless and doorless is dangerous as is.
03-11-2012 10:42 PM
hartattack Not jerry he's great just other dudes , the mount twists in tight super tight. And locks. I've got a fire extinguisher. And I'll run a drill and a operational risk management sheet lol. Hey I'm not a young chicken just younger 29 with 10 years in the Navy I understand the risk.
03-11-2012 10:39 PM
jkaufman_95
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Originally Posted by hartattack
It's not just that, they think every negative thing they can say, if you mount gas anywhere on your jeep it can kill you/burn you. You can die on the trail without gas cans. I just hate how these old timers hate new stuff and hate on you for using it.
Jerry b (the old timer im assuming your talking about) isn't haying on you, in my jeep I can have a fire extinguisher in my hand pretty quickly, fast enough to put out a can on the back that's on fire, but not near fast enough to put out one right next to my leg,
Also, jerry b is a mod on another forum so don't join that one
Oh and I have a question: do you have to twist the can or does the mount twist?
03-11-2012 10:34 PM
hartattack It's not just that, they think every negative thing they can say, if you mount gas anywhere on your jeep it can kill you/burn you. You can die on the trail without gas cans. I just hate how these old timers hate new stuff and hate on you for using it.
03-11-2012 10:21 PM
jkaufman_95
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Originally Posted by hartattack
Let the debate begin! Oh no what if someone rear ends you??? Or wait someone will steal it! That looks like a target to me huh bud? Let's shoot it! Ugh my jeep my way of carrying whatever I want. This thread has been some of the most disgruntled comments I've seen. To the point where I may change forums
Just because a couple guys don't like your idea your thinking of changing forums? It's not any different at the others, sorry. I think it's a great place for water, I truly do, but if I get t boned in my jeep I don't want 3 gallons of gas going all over my body and igniting, gasoline burns are ugly. Ugly things brother.
03-11-2012 10:12 PM
hartattack
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Originally Posted by turnstyle
Personally I like the idea and I think they look good, especially with the new color. I have a Garvin G2 swing away rear bumper and have 2 Jerry can mounts on back which I would worry more about being walked away with then this setup.
Thanks, these things are super tuff. And the wave of the future and new way carrying Gerry cans, back mounts/safari rack/side/rollbar just YouTube 2011 SEMA show. Also they have water,trail tool, and survival cans the same way. And yea the new paint looks good desert tan on top OD green on bottom.
03-11-2012 10:02 PM
turnstyle Personally I like the idea and I think they look good, especially with the new color. I have a Garvin G2 swing away rear bumper and have 2 Jerry can mounts on back which I would worry more about being walked away with then this setup.
03-11-2012 09:42 PM
hartattack Let the debate begin! Oh no what if someone rear ends you??? Or wait someone will steal it! That looks like a target to me huh bud? Let's shoot it! Ugh my jeep my way of carrying whatever I want. This thread has been some of the most disgruntled comments I've seen. To the point where I may change forums
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