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Old 07-13-2016, 10:54 AM   #1
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Where to mount a Jerry Can...

So i am going to be hauling the trailer some long distances over then next month or so, and i want to keep a Jerry can for possible issues (Jeep only has a 20 gallon tank sadly). Anyone else throw a can on their trailer? I don't want it in the jeep for obvious reasons, and i don't want it in the trailer either for the same reason. I have a couple places that i could throw a mount of some sort.







I could shift the battery over a bit on the tongue, but i am not sure its the best place. On the rear bumper may be a good place, but i have yet to find a decent mount and i am not so sure using straps would give me the confidence not to want to check it repeatedly.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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DW and I were JUST talking about this this morning!

I would avoid the rear bumper unless you can use something mounted directly to the frame. Like those bolt-on receiver tubes? No way. I would constantly be afraid of gas cans falling off and becoming little road bombs!

Lots of people have bolted or welded receivers to their frame though, and that I would trust. You could also fabricate a rack on the tongue to go up over the battery and propane. I've seen that done before.

I wonder if you could fit a special rack there on your tongue? Something like this:
Wavian - Steel Gas Can Holder | 4WheelParts.com

I have the benefit of having a pickup, so I could store mine in the bed in a purpose-built rack. That's my current plan if/when I decide to carry extra fuel.
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I like the look of that one camper_Bob, may be what I end up doing. tommorow we are going to a park that is almost exactly the distance I figure a full tank will take us before I get very nervous, thankfully there is gas stops on the way if my nerves are shot, but it will be a good test.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:18 AM   #4
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See if you can fit a can between the spare tire and the body then hold it in place with a bicycle cable lock.. (around the can and the post the spare is on) It wont prevent theft but will secure the can to the RV
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You might check out rotopax they have different sizes and a variety of mounting options. Might spark an idea.
Fuel Cans : Gas Pack : Gasoline Containers : RotopaX.com
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How about something like this for your bumper with the reinforcement brackets.

https://www.mount-n-lock.com

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:19 AM   #7
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I'd be looking at the many options for mounting the can on the exterior of your Jeep. This is almost standard equipment for the Jeep offroaders. Sure it's good to have the fuel available on the TT while getting to the CG, but what happens if you run out while doing a bit of offroading while there? Are you going to walk back to the CG to get the Jerry can off the TT?
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Whenever I take my generator on a trip, I carry my fuel in the basement of the fifth wheel, usually 25 gallons.
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I like that jerry can holder Bob linked to. I would see if it could be mounted on the side of the tongue’s A-frame assembly, as far back as possible. If you’re not hauling fuel, you could get a jerry can for water, or make a steel sleeve, and place your wood blocking in it.

I have a 22 gallon fuel tank in my Dakota (way to small), I typically go 150 miles (1/4 tank left) before starting to seriously look for fuel.
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You might check out rotopax they have different sizes and a variety of mounting options. Might spark an idea.
Fuel Cans : Gas Pack : Gasoline Containers : RotopaX.com
Thanks! these are pretty sweet looking!
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