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Old 11-20-2016, 04:04 PM
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Jerry cans that fit Atlas bumper?

Anyone know what Jerry cans fit the Smitty Atlas rear bumper, and where a good place to order them is? Not sure if there is a universal size, or if different makers have different sizes/fits to them.

Also, any advice on securing them, as well as accessories to help making filing up using them easier?

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Anyone know what Jerry cans fit the Smitty Atlas rear bumper, and where a good place to order them is? Not sure if there is a universal size, or if different makers have different sizes/fits to them.

Also, any advice on securing them, as well as accessories to help making filing up using them easier?

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Just find a military surplus store, or even outdoor sports places, tractor supply or just google Gerry Can.

These I got from a military surplus store. the fit is tight. One thing you have to very careful of is where the spout is welded into the can. In the picture of mine you can see that it is a 3-piece (top, bottom and the wrap around sides) vs the 2-piece in the second pic. on the 2 piece the spout is welded off center. Because of the curve of the support bar, the can would not fit. I am seriously thinking of cutting the curve spots and making them more squared.

Because they fit so tight in the holder, the cans have started to rust. I thought about plastis versions, but if they fit as tight as the metal cans, they would rub holes through in no time.

If I ever get a chance, I need to see if 2 rotopal 2gals would fit.




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I used 4-two gal Rotopax containers and wrap a security chain through them to the bar. If I had to do it over I would go with 2-three gal containers.
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I used 4-two gal Rotopax containers and wrap a security chain through them to the bar. If I had to do it over I would go with 2-three gal containers.
Why is that? I am in that dilemma.
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Friend of mine has the atlas bumper and uses these. He got his from 4 wheel parts and they even come in different colors (I see red, yellow, blue)
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Exterior-...n=WAVJC0020RVS


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They also have a water can and a 5 gallon can:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Exterior-..._pn=CRORT26020

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Exterior-...4&t_pn=MDW5800


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Why is that? I am in that dilemma.
Because I want to run a wire loom from one end of the tire carrier to the other and route it through the jerrycan tray. This loom is for my add on back up lights that I mounted in the rectangular cutouts.
Probably just an idea that will not work. I hate to sacrifice the fuel capacity anyway.

What is your dilemma or thoughts on the 3gal?
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One of the thoughts I had on using (4) smaller 2gallon rotopax was that trying to lift a 5gal jerry can (31lbs) full while trying to keep the CARB nozzle cocked open would be a lot more awkward and clumsy than using a two gallon rotopax (12 lbs) with the cheater nozzle (no CARB mechanism). The spillage factor is minimalized, plus my wife can now physically manage to add fuel.

In the old days before the new CARB spouts became mandatory I would have done the 2-five gallon containers no doubt. As it is, I ended up purchasing the rotopax spouts used for pouring water and ditched the CARB spouts that came with them. No spillage, no gas on hands, no smell.

I don't think I will ever be in a position where I was missing those extra 2 gallons with 2-five gallon jerrycans. Hopefully.
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Because I want to run a wire loom from one end of the tire carrier to the other and route it through the jerrycan tray. This loom is for my add on back up lights that I mounted in the rectangular cutouts.
Probably just an idea that will not work. I hate to sacrifice the fuel capacity anyway.

What is your dilemma or thoughts on the 3gal?
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One of the thoughts I had on using (4) smaller 2gallon rotopax was that trying to lift a 5gal jerry can (31lbs) full while trying to keep the CARB nozzle cocked open would be a lot more awkward and clumsy than using a two gallon rotopax (12 lbs) with the cheater nozzle (no CARB mechanism). The spillage factor is minimalized, plus my wife can now physically manage to add fuel.

In the old days before the new CARB spouts became mandatory I would have done the 2-five gallon containers no doubt. As it is, I ended up purchasing the rotopax spouts used for pouring water and ditched the CARB spouts that came with them. No spillage, no gas on hands, no smell.

I don't think I will ever be in a position where I was missing those extra 2 gallons with 2-five gallon jerrycans. Hopefully.


OK so you just need the extra room. I found 2 2gal water packs here and side by side they seem a hair smaller in thickness than the metal gerry can, which would be perfect. I would rather have them a lil loose vs. the struggle I have every time getting them in the tray. This friggin town everything is "We can order you some". Right now I use the NATO cans with the clamp on filler. Lets see lifted jeep, short old fat driver what a pain!!! haha

so let me get this right you have 2 2gals and the fit in the tray and clear the top bar/ and if I could indulge you for a pic.
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Harbor Freight sells the old style cans aswell.
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OK so you just need the extra room. I found 2 2gal water packs here and side by side they seem a hair smaller in thickness than the metal gerry can, which would be perfect. I would rather have them a lil loose vs. the struggle I have every time getting them in the tray. This friggin town everything is "We can order you some". Right now I use the NATO cans with the clamp on filler. Lets see lifted jeep, short old fat driver what a pain!!! haha

so let me get this right you have 2 2gals and the fit in the tray and clear the top bar/ and if I could indulge you for a pic.
So, you may have a struggle getting the inside Rotopax out. The fit under the bar is snug, and only with the openings facing each other towards the inside like in the pic. The slope of the bar coincides with the angled corner of the Rotopax, and this is where any binding will occur.

If I had another 1/8" clearance on the bar the fit would be perfect....When I need to remove the Rotopax on the inside it needs a good tug. I suspect the snugness may vary from Atlas to Atlas unit depending on manufacturing. Also temperatures, as in cold weather may allow a better fit due to contraction. But as it is now, it's tolerable. I guess snug is better than loose. I did have to trim one rubber stopper in the tailgate slightly and remove the other altogether.

Why are you not happy with the NATO cans?

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Why are you not happy with the NATO cans?

Thanks for the pics. The NATO cans are so tight that you have to force them into the tray. The cans themselves have the paint scrubbed off and are rusting. I will be repainting this spring. The Atlas itself isn't down to bare metal, yet. And depending on build, the spout hits the crossbar. There doesn't seen to be a "perfect fit" solution. Had I known this, I would have gone another route and not ordered 2 of the rear bumpers at the same time. I will get some pics here in a bit, I have to go get some railroad ties
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Thanks for the pics. The NATO cans are so tight that you have to force them into the tray. The cans themselves have the paint scrubbed off and are rusting. I will be repainting this spring. The Atlas itself isn't down to bare metal, yet. And depending on build, the spout hits the crossbar. There doesn't seen to be a "perfect fit" solution. Had I known this, I would have gone another route and not ordered 2 of the rear bumpers at the same time. I will get some pics here in a bit, I have to go get some railroad ties
Interesting. Sounds like some have had the NATO cans fit great.

When I originally researched this it cost me alot of time. Way too much. Seemed like the best cans to buy were by Wavian and about a $hundred each. NO way. So with all the other knock offs there must be a large variance in size. Have you seen the smaller 2.xxx size from Lexington?
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Looks like a good fit. Thanks for the pic. I may have to try turning my hi-lift around so the breakerbar fits!
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I did some tweaking of the bottom of the tray and now the spout don't hit. I have to put a double folded shop rag between the can and the carrier. I will be getting some high density foam tape. The bottom of the can is still a bear to get in the tray but it's livable for now. Anyone want to trade bumpers and carriers haha
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Looks like a good fit. Thanks for the pic. I may have to try turning my hi-lift around so the breakerbar fits!
I guess I will have to try those style of cans.
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I did some tweaking of the bottom of the tray and now the spout don't hit. I have to put a double folded shop rag between the can and the carrier. I will be getting some high density foam tape. The bottom of the can is still a bear to get in the tray but it's livable for now. Anyone want to trade bumpers and carriers haha
What did you do to the tray? Pics if you have any?
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What did you do to the tray? Pics if you have any?
I noticed that the tray was tilted a tad back towards the carrier roll bar.
I just took some 1x1s and sandwiched the top of the tray vertical (the part that is closest to the tailgate) then I took 2 BIG pipe wrenches and pushed down so that the tray would fit the bumper more even.
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I had rubbing between the cans and my carrier as well. Two years ago I put "pickup truck bed rail liner tape" on several spots. On the few times I carried the cans it worked well. The tape has stayed intact so far ( I did round off all the square edges to help keep them from peeling).
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I noticed that the tray was tilted a tad back towards the carrier roll bar.
I just took some 1x1s and sandwiched the top of the tray vertical (the part that is closest to the tailgate) then I took 2 BIG pipe wrenches and pushed down so that the tray would fit the bumper more even.
Ahh. I'll,have to check mine and eat my spinach.
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The cans I got at Harbor Freight fit perfectly.

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What kind of straps is he using to secure the jerry cans?
They look like simple cinching straps.
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Hey sorry just saw this. Been on a boat the past month. I'll ask him when he gets back.


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So, you may have a struggle getting the inside Rotopax out. The fit under the bar is snug, and only with the openings facing each other towards the inside like in the pic. The slope of the bar coincides with the angled corner of the Rotopax, and this is where any binding will occur.

If I had another 1/8" clearance on the bar the fit would be perfect....When I need to remove the Rotopax on the inside it needs a good tug. I suspect the snugness may vary from Atlas to Atlas unit depending on manufacturing. Also temperatures, as in cold weather may allow a better fit due to contraction. But as it is now, it's tolerable. I guess snug is better than loose. I did have to trim one rubber stopper in the tailgate slightly and remove the other altogether.

Why are you not happy with the NATO cans?


Send a pic of your CB antenna mount I had to remove mine when I installes the Atlas bumper and looking for options now to get the CB back up and running. Also I'd be leaning to the Rotopak setup are those 2gal or 3 gal cans? It seems may have a bit more options 2 or 3 cans fuel and maybe a can of Water or other.
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Send a pic of your CB antenna mount I had to remove mine when I installes the Atlas bumper and looking for options now to get the CB back up and running. Also I'd be leaning to the Rotopak setup are those 2gal or 3 gal cans? It seems may have a bit more options 2 or 3 cans fuel and maybe a can of Water or other.
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I've wanted the Atlas bumper for a long time; finally got it this week. I've seen the fitment problems for fuel cans, but I read on the Morris 4X4 Center website that the ONLY cans that fit it properly are the Midwest jerry cans; they're available online at 4 Wheel Parts and Amazon for $40 right now. eBay hast them more like $48 and up.

I'm going to have one fuel can and an 81mm ammo can (for holding road/recovery gear) mounted, and I'm still looking for security/locking solutions. I'll probably have a 5 gal water can for camping as well.

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