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Old 11-13-2018, 02:10 PM
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Spare fuel options?

I am wondering what my options are for carrying back-up fuel on my JK. I currently have the Terraflex HD Tire Carrier. Is there a specific mount and gas canister that goes with my current set up?

What is everyone else using?

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Here is what is on my X-mas list. This should work with the Teraflex hinge as it mounts the same way the OEM does.

https://rotopax.com/jeep-jk-tailgate...category_id=31

Of course you'll want something to mount to it:

https://rotopax.com/rotopax/rotopax/

And a locking mount:

https://rotopax.com/rotopax/mounting-hardware/

Though if you get the FuelPax (blow molding process instead of rotational molding, you get a free mount:

https://rotopax.com/fuelpax/

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Also how much are you guys taking with you at a time generally? 2gal?

I do some desert runs here and there and I want to make sure I am covered.
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I am curious how often a person needs to carry extra fuel? When I did the Dusy Ershim a lot of people said you needed to carry fuel and I never came close to needing fuel. I think if you are going do something that might be a one time deal where there is a chance of running out of fuel like a south america trip or even an Alaska trip just do what I did when I did the dusy strap a 5 gallon can to your spare tire. I already had the gas can and straps.
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Have not needing any so far. But DV, Anza, Mohave, etc. trips are not somewhere you want to get stuck that's for sure.
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I carry 2 gallons on our 4 door, but Teraflex no longer makes the hi-lift/rotopax/CB mount I have. Might still be able to find one in stock somewhere???


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I am curious how often a person needs to carry extra fuel? When I did the Dusy Ershim a lot of people said you needed to carry fuel and I never came close to needing fuel. I think if you are going do something that might be a one time deal where there is a chance of running out of fuel like a south america trip or even an Alaska trip just do what I did when I did the dusy strap a 5 gallon can to your spare tire. I already had the gas can and straps.

I like this solution. I was nervous about fuel on a trip last month and would have liked to have a gallon or two reserve just in case. I'm too new to this to have ever thought of this. Sometimes I get caught up looking for cool doodads for the Jeep to solve a problem when something simple like this is the way to go so I can save money for some other doodad. My wallet thanks you.

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A jerry can on each side and a couple of two gallon RotoPax on the spare tire. Up to 14 gallons of spare fuel when heading into the mountains hunting.
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I have 4 two gallon Rotopax for gas mounted on my roof rack and 2 two gallon water Rotopax on the spare tire carrier.

My primary set up is for overlanding and remote dispersed camping where you have to take everything you need. These were taken in Moab from a couple weeks ago. I only brought them because I thought that my girlfriend and I would be able to go camping in Canyonlands Needles district for a couple of days but all the camp sites were taken up so our plans for an extended stay in the park never came to fruition. I wanted to do the Colorado River overlook trail from behind the ranger/visitor station but the trail was closed to due to mud from excessive rains and we were never able to get a permit for Elephant Hill either.

Anyways, it's better to have and not need than need and be screwed.......
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Canyonlands/Moab is the only trip where I ever took extra gas, and in that case it was needed. I've been all over Death Valley and the Mojave Preserve and so long as you plan your route correctly, you shouldn't run out of gas there.
Rule #1 in this department is to fill up the last time you have the opportunity to do so before getting on the trail
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I'm carrying 4 Sunoco racing jugs. but I usually carry about 20 gallons of extra fuel cause we are driving long distances down here in West Texas.
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Teraflex Accessory Mount and Roto/FuelPax

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I carry 2 gallons on our 4 door, but Teraflex no longer makes the hi-lift/rotopax/CB mount I have. Might still be able to find one in stock somewhere???

https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528f...d962f416e72f80

The new version of the Teraflex Accessory Mount (PN 4838250) will in fact accommodate mounting a 2 Gal Rotopax fuel container directly to the accessory mount. You do have to purchase the additional part (PN 4838255) which is the Hi-Lift Rotopax Mount. This additional mount can be bolted directly to the Accessory Mount or to the handle of the Hi-Lift jack

https://teraflex.com/file/attachment...00756b177c.pdf

The above link is the Teraflex documentation of how both of these options are accomplished. See page #5 for direct mount.
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I have the AEV aux fuel tank mounted to the AEV swing arm tire carrier. 10.2 gal of fuel. Takes up no space and is handy. There is also the Titan aux fuel tank fir non AEV carriers. If you want to get real creative get the Longranger from Australia. 18 gal for 4 door and about 15 for 2 door. Mounts underneath the jeep on the driver side opposite the gas tank. Ties in to regular fuel filler and has an electric transfer pump.
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If you want to get real creative get the Longranger from Australia. 18 gal for 4 door and about 15 for 2 door. Mounts underneath the jeep on the driver side opposite the gas tank. Ties in to regular fuel filler and has an electric transfer pump.
I think I read somewhere they no longer ship to the US.
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I think I read somewhere they no longer ship to the US.
I haven't checked in a while so that may be true. It was never through ARB but directly through Longranger. There is also a company in The USA, CA I believe, that imports a different brand from Australia. Don't remember their name off hand.
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I mounted mine on the fenders. Hanging them off the back is no good for me. I use a trailer hitch cargo rack and when it's on and loaded up, it's tough to get behind it.




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i use wavian's on the roof
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I used a MORryde mount to mount a 5 gallon Jerry can on the drivers side. Jeep JK Side Mount, Driver Side - MORryde Products

Expensive and you do not want to do it unless you really need it due to cost. Bolts right on and easy to do. It also has a radio mount built in. I love the metal can I got and use it all the time - I no longer use my plastic cans for getting gas for chain saws, tillers, mowers. I like the mount on the jeep as it is easy to fill and take home without having to have fuel can in the vehicle.
They make a diver side and a passenger side can be used with many types of fuel cans . I got the base mount and the jerry can holder.

Wavin can with the NATO spout the CARB spout is not worth messing with .
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Several good examples for extra fuel. The main thing is don't carry gasoline inside the Jeep.
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I use a Vector Exo Rack to carry 2x 4 gal Rotopax off the spare tire, relying on the strength of my Teraflex HD Hinge. But I also agree with those who say it's rarely needed, at least in the lower 48. Some place like the Maze District in Canyonloands where you have to drive a long way from a fuel station just to get to the start of the trails, or perhaps an intentionally long and convoluted route through other remote places like the Death Valley region. In the latter, you can plan your route to make fuel stops fairly easily, but I do like the flexibility of being able to snake around wherever I want without having to detour for fuel. Makes the experience feel more remote if you don't have to detour back to civilization to fill up half way through your trip.



I will say my setup is pretty stupidly expensive just to carry 8 gallons of fuel, but it does work pretty well.


I like the idea of that Australian 18 gallon second tank, for not having to screw around with jerry cans, low CG, and getting real game changing extra range. But I'm not sure of the legality at least here in CA, and I'd have to get into much longer trips up into Alaska, northern Canada or Baja or something to make that worthwhile.
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I'm carrying a 34" tire on an aftermarket wheel on the spare mount and I'm run up right to the specified maximum weight so I didn't want to push it by adding any additional fuel weight to the spare mount. I also am using the stock rear bumper and didn't want to upgrade just to carry fuel, so the below works fine for me. Easy to install, no weight on the tire carrier, no issues opening the tailgate. I carry a 3.5 gallon FuelPax on it.

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I haven't checked in a while so that may be true. It was never through ARB but directly through Longranger. There is also a company in The USA, CA I believe, that imports a different brand from Australia. Don't remember their name off hand.
Just remembered GenRight makes a bunch of different sizes (US-made) but I think they all require aftermarket exhaust (they use the space wasted on the ginormous factory muffler). And aluminum $$$$$$...

https://genright.com/products/gas-ta...-2007-present/
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I mounted mine on the fenders. Hanging them off the back is no good for me. I use a trailer hitch cargo rack and when it's on and loaded up, it's tough to get behind it.
I like that versus how the MORryde sticks up so high on the fenders (which in our case would interfere with the QT mirror-movers). Your setup looks like it belongs there. How much does that hold? Did you piece the parts together yourself or is it a kit from somebody?
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I like that versus how the MORryde sticks up so high on the fenders (which in our case would interfere with the QT mirror-movers). Your setup looks like it belongs there. How much does that hold? Did you piece the parts together yourself or is it a kit from somebody?

I didn't want them sticking up either so I opted for the smaller ones. They're only 10 liter as opposed to the normal 20 liter (one on each side). Got them off ebay.


The brackets were home made... three 90 degree angle irons welded in the form of a T and a ratchet tie-down



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A little less spare fuel carried but for that trade off I get a much smaller and more compact footprint.
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Several good examples for extra fuel. The main thing is don't carry gasoline inside the Jeep.
I wouldn't attach it to the rear, either. Some of these pics remind me about the exploding fuel tanks with the Ford Pintos back in the '70s.
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The fuel can on the spare tire can be supported with a hitch extender or turn your trailer ball mount upside down. You can use a siphon hose with the spare tire can. I`ve found that while in traffic "most" drivers will increase their following distance with a gas can in front of them. I also use the front fender mount. With a lot of weight on the back end, I use the in-coil air bags.
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The fuel can on the spare tire can be supported with a hitch extender or turn your trailer ball mount upside down. You can use a siphon hose with the spare tire can. I`ve found that while in traffic "most" drivers will increase their following distance with a gas can in front of them. I also use the front fender mount. With a lot of weight on the back end, I use the in-coil air bags.

Interesting you bring that up because in a moment of boredom I may toy around with an auto fill system so I can refill on the fly. A gas line coming from the bottom of each tank connected to an electric fill valve, then going to the tank. When I'm running low I flip a switch, the valve opens and gravity feeds gas into the jeep tank.





Just an idea I may play around with....
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My old fuel cans tend to build up a lot of pressure.
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I use this strap on system from RockSlide Engineering. I just take it off when I don't need it. They have been a great company to deal with. Fantastic customer service!

I just carry 2 rotopax but would definitely support more if needed. The mounts are set up so they can mount a lot of different things, not just fuel cans. I only angle them so I can reach the door latch.
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