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Old 01-17-2020, 02:43 PM
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Teraflex HD Hinge: Rotopax Mount?

Anyone using this to carry a rotopax on your Teraflex hinge? Iím looking to carry spare fuel and this looks like an interesting setup Iím considering (without adding a hi-lift) jack.

Itís expensive though:

Teraflex Hi-Lift mount: $149
Teraflex Rotopax Adapter: $39
Rotopax Mount (lockable) : $59
Rotopax Fuel Container: $79

All in: $326 to carry 2 gallon of gas.



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Anyone using this to carry a rotopax on your Teraflex hinge? Iím looking to carry spare fuel and this looks like an interesting setup Iím considering (without adding a hi-lift) jack.

Itís expensive though:

Teraflex Hi-Lift mount: $149
Teraflex Rotopax Adapter: $39
Rotopax Mount (lockable) : $59
Rotopax Fuel Container: $79

All in: $326 to carry 2 gallon of gas.



Iíve considered the same thing and had similar thoughts. I donít want to carry my Hi-Lift there (itís inside on a Dominion mount) and that thing Is kind of ugly for a daily driver without the Rotopax. Come to think of it, Iíve not been able to find a picture of it with just the Rotopax and no Hi-Lift have you?

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Iíve considered the same thing and had similar thoughts. I donít want to carry my Hi-Lift there (itís inside on a Dominion mount) and that thing Is kind of ugly for a daily driver without the Rotopax. Come to think of it, Iíve not been able to find a picture of it with just the Rotopax and no Hi-Lift have you?

The only photo Iíve found is the one in the OP which shows the rotopax mount installed without the actual fuel can mounted.

The two problem I see with this setup are:
1. The mount is not easily removed when not in use and without the fuel can installed itís an ugly wart.
2. The whole setup is quite expensive >$300.

So what other options are there for carrying spare fuel?


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I’m running this setup. I have a dark jeep so it’s not real visible when not in use. Depending on what’s going on I carry my hi-lift, and or Rotopax water and or gas. I have made a few attachments so I can carry fishing poles, or shovel and ax. On a recent trip to the San Juan’s I had everything piggy backed. I rarely need to carry extra gas so don’t use those much.
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Iím running this setup. I have a dark jeep so itís not real visible when not in use. Depending on whatís going on I carry my hi-lift, and or Rotopax water and or gas. I have made a few attachments so I can carry fishing poles, or shovel and ax. On a recent trip to the San Juanís I had everything piggy backed. I rarely need to carry extra gas so donít use those much.

Seems you are in the PNW as well. Anywhere close to Seattle? Itíd be great to see what this setup looks like in-person.
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Take a look at the GP Factor mount. Hold 4 gallons.

https://www.gp-factor.com/shop/gp-hd...otopax-maxtrax
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As others have said, Rotopax anything is going to be annoyingly expensive for what you get. If you're on a budget, first consider whether or not you really even need to carry spare fuel...few offroad destinations in the lower 48 really demand it, unless you're just intentionally avoiding civilization by snaking around to stay remote.

Then if you're only using it once in a blue moon you could do the redneck approach I've seen @jadmt post several times, just strapping a cheapo 5 gallon can to the spare.

I do semi regularly like to do intentionally long backcountry trips so have a setup to carry 2x4gal rotopax on a Vector Exo Rack, which I think came in around $400 total. It just mounts through the center hub of the spare so isn't specific to the Teraflex hinge, though I do have that as well to handle the weight. It's basically just 2 bars with a plate in the middle, the plate pulls the bars into the tire by way of a large bolt that goes through the spare wheel hub into another plate that gets sandwiched behind the spare. And it has the holes to mount rotopax mounts.
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The only photo Iíve found is the one in the OP which shows the rotopax mount installed without the actual fuel can mounted.

The two problem I see with this setup are:
1. The mount is not easily removed when not in use and without the fuel can installed itís an ugly wart.
2. The whole setup is quite expensive >$300.

So what other options are there for carrying spare fuel?



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Here is the Rotopax fuel container on the Teraflex mount. Not a great angle. Also Iím using a Vector Off-road Rotopax mount on my spare tire.
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Iím in Southern California.

Thatís quite a trek to get up to the San Juanís
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Here is the Rotopax fuel container on the Teraflex mount. Not a great angle. Also Iím using a Vector Off-road Rotopax mount on my spare tire.

Do you run that mount all the time or just when need the rotopaxs?
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few offroad destinations in the lower 48 really demand it, unless you're just intentionally avoiding civilization by snaking around to stay remote.

Eastern Oregon is one of those areas where itís a long ways between petrol stops and when you do find one in a tiny town you hope itís open and the attendant is available. You canít pump your own gas their (for your own protection).
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Eastern Oregon is one of those areas where itís a long ways between petrol stops and when you do find one in a tiny town you hope itís open and the attendant is available. You canít pump your own gas their (for your own protection).
I thought they changed the law in rural areas with smaller populations to allow self service stations.
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I thought they changed the law in rural areas with smaller populations to allow self service stations.

I stand corrected. The new law states: ďgas stations in counties with a population of less than 40,000 are permitted to offer self-service between 6:00pm and 6:00amĒ

I guess itís not dangerous in rural counties but we canít be trusted where thereís populous.
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I have this Teraflex wife gave to me as a gift. And I agree if the rotopax is not there it looks hideous and my Jeep is black, another down side is if you need to open the tail gate and lift the glass you will have to open the tail gate full swing, this becomes an issue on tight spaces, or when you are just being lazy.

The GP factor is even bigger so expect the same, although GP.factor can be also use for traction boards that's a plus.

The installation and removal is not that hard once that you do it the first time and get aligned all the floating plates inside the tailgate with the accessory mount holes. You can fit a 4 gallon rotopax too but it will require you to get the Rotopax mounting plate so another 50$ to your count.
https://www.amazon.com/RotopaX-RX-UP...otopax&sr=8-16

Now I have Rhino Rack platform and the rotopax will go there and I can now double stack them with the extension, or carry gas in the back and water on roof. There is also a Rotopax mount for the spare tire. Around 95$
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I stand corrected. The new law states: ďgas stations in counties with a population of less than 40,000 are permitted to offer self-service between 6:00pm and 6:00amĒ

I guess itís not dangerous in rural counties but we canít be trusted where thereís populous.

Iím amazed at the stupidity in some laws.
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Do you run that mount all the time or just when need the rotopaxs?
I run the Vector Off-road Mount only when needed. It takes about 5 minutes to set up.

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