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Gas cans / auxiliary fuel container

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Full jerry cans are heavy and added to the other gear that one often carries in the back of a Jeep on an expedition (in my case, usually a full kitchen with fridge), I'd rather not have the extra weight of the fuel hanging off the back so I use MORryde's side mounts on my LJ for better load distribution.

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The jerry can carriers slide into receivers that bolt to the frame so I can carry cans whenever I need them and when I don't need them the carriers and cans stay in the garage. I don't carry jerry cans for show, I only carry them when they might actually be needed (far less often than you might think) and I don't want or need the mounts installed for daily driving. The receivers stay in place all the time; they're tucked up close to the body to they're not a problem with obstacles and the carriers slide in place whenever needed. A receiver is visible just below the Jeep logo in this photo:

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I've used these on a lot of expeditions; this photo was taken on my run up the Dalton Highway in Alaska to Deadhorse on the Arctic Ocean. Only one gas stop in the 500 miles between Fairbanks and Deadhorse, so having extra fuel is a very good idea.

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Since statistics show that rear-end collisions are the most common type of collision, that's another reason I prefer my extra fuel somewhere other than in the back. And I always practice safe fuel carrying - cans are empty until the last opportunity before leaving civilization (for the Alaska trip they were empty from New York to Fairbanks) and they get emptied into the tank at the first opportunity back in civilization.
Thx for sharing !
I was always a bit hesitant with the side mount, but I completely see your point, that one is only gonna have the jerrycans mounted when goin on a longer excursion , plus that idea with the 2 receiver is pretty slick !
 

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I think if you're gonna add ~85lbs, the 2 cans in front of the doors is a pretty good place. Something mounted in the rear would be fine too. You might scrutinize your gear too and try to lighten up a bit.

You could probably do like an AL gull wing and maybe mount a small rotopax on it (not in your blind spot) and probably only 1 gal.
 
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How do you guys pour out of the old cans with the steel spin on lid? I bought two of them off of craigslist but haven't figured out any good way for pouring. Seen those long metal hose lookin spouts on ebay but they look kinda bulky. Any better solution?

There are other shaker hoses on Amazon as well. Haven't used mine yet but will mount my cans on the tire carrier and hope gravity will help with siphoning. The hose I have will reach the fuel fill from either gas can.
 

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Something like that usually works fine. I used to always make my own with a hand prime I liked, but it beats the heck out of pouring.

I had some of the metal spouts for my cheap metal jerry cans (not harbor freight ones, but cheaper I think) and they just wouldn't seal well and those metal cans had a lip and wouldn't fit most jerry can holders.

I would get a relatively long flexible spout. I think the metal harbor freight jerry cans use the standard spout threads, so look around for a proper replacement and vent.
 
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I'll be running these on my square tube Currie tire carrier rear bumper. A couple buddies have them on their similar bumper and love them. They also have the basket but I might pass on that. I have 225# rear springs so should be fine. And they're up out of the way for 'most' rear enders. They'll mount jerry cans, RotoPax and CO tanks.

 

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Something like that usually works fine. I used to always make my own with a hand prime I liked, but it beats the heck out of pouring.

I had some of the metal spouts for my cheap metal jerry cans (not harbor freight ones, but cheaper I think) and they just wouldn't seal well and those metal cans had a lip and wouldn't fit most jerry can holders.

I would get a relatively long flexible spout. I think the metal harbor freight jerry cans use the standard spout threads, so look around for a proper replacement and vent.
Pouring is only part of the equation.. lifting 40# from any height (in my setup) isn't even safe for an old fart.

Another pal o mine has an AEV built 392 JL with this on it. Requires their tire carrier. I've seen it in action, very stealth, and trick.
 
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Full jerry cans are heavy and added to the other gear that one often carries in the back of a Jeep on an expedition (in my case, usually a full kitchen with fridge), I'd rather not have the extra weight of the fuel hanging off the back so I use MORryde's side mounts on my LJ for better load distribution.

View attachment 304379

The jerry can carriers slide into receivers that bolt to the frame so I can carry cans whenever I need them and when I don't need them the carriers and cans stay in the garage. I don't carry jerry cans for show, I only carry them when they might actually be needed (far less often than you might think) and I don't want or need the mounts installed for daily driving. The receivers stay in place all the time; they're tucked up close to the body to they're not a problem with obstacles and the carriers slide in place whenever needed. A receiver is visible just below the Jeep logo in this photo:

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I've used these on a lot of expeditions; this photo was taken on my run up the Dalton Highway in Alaska to Deadhorse on the Arctic Ocean. Only one gas stop in the 500 miles between Fairbanks and Deadhorse, so having extra fuel is a very good idea.

View attachment 304381

Since statistics show that rear-end collisions are the most common type of collision, that's another reason I prefer my extra fuel somewhere other than in the back. And I always practice safe fuel carrying - cans are empty until the last opportunity before leaving civilization (for the Alaska trip they were empty from New York to Fairbanks) and they get emptied into the tank at the first opportunity back in civilization.
I'm not a fan of the side mounted look but who gives a rat.. they're functional, which is the primary concern. Took me a minute to find the receiver in your picture. Now I'm wondering if the receiver would fit with aftermarket sliders (PS in my case)?
took me a minute but with a little effort I found the complete kit.. nice.
I looked at Scepter water cans but they want $30 to ship a $50 can.
 
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I'm not a fan of the side mounted look but who gives a rat.. they're functional, which is the primary concern. Took me a minute to find the receiver in your picture. Now I'm wondering if the receiver would fit with aftermarket sliders (PS in my case)?
Is there a specific receiver you use (I'll go to the interweb and have a look/see). I could load fuel there and water and/or CO on my tire rack.
I looked at Spectre water cans but they want $30 to ship a $50 can.
Here's a good water can and you can get it cheaper if you get a 3 pack


Those are super thick walled and you can pressurize them some if you want a little water pressure. Also I've gotten them frozen adn they didn't care.

For fuel cans there's a scepter one that's plastic that's sold at Tractor Supply that's the NATO footprint. A couple of years ago they were $20.

If you can fabricate, you could make any type of carrier you want and maybe tie something in with your slider mounts. Receiver tubes are one of those items that are pretty cheap to DIY mounts and stuff, especially if you just get raw square tube.
 
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Here's a good water can and you can get it cheaper if you get a 3 pack


Those are super thick walled and you can pressurize them some if you want a little water pressure. Also I've gotten them frozen adn they didn't care.

For fuel cans there's a scepter one that's plastic that's sold at Tractor Supply that's the NATO footprint. A couple of years ago they were $20.

If you can fabricate, you could make any type of carrier you want and maybe tie something in with your slider mounts. Receiver tubes are one of those items that are pretty cheap to DIY mounts and stuff, especially if you just get raw square tube.
I have 2 new Harbor Freight jerry cans. I'll check out those water jugs, good to hear real experience with them.
Fabricate ain't me.. never even played with a welder dang it.
 
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I have 2 new Harbor Freight jerry cans. I'll check out those water jugs, good to hear real experience with them.
Fabricate ain't me.. never even played with a welder dang it.
I haven't picked up the HF jerry cans, but that's mainly just because of the price and the large amount of stuff I've already got. Mostly I just like race cans and we got the cheap green Jerry cans for an old Willy's CJ and then found the Army shedding a bunch of the old fuel cans, I guess when the armor division left a lot of these went civilian and pretty cheap. Same with the water cans (though with a hole that large... I've been in places where I didn't want to get out to use the bathroom..).
 
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I haven't picked up the HF jerry cans, but that's mainly just because of the price and the large amount of stuff I've already got. Mostly I just like race cans and we got the cheap green Jerry cans for an old Willy's CJ and then found the Army shedding a bunch of the old fuel cans, I guess when the armor division left a lot of these went civilian and pretty cheap. Same with the water cans (though with a hole that large... I've been in places where I didn't want to get out to use the bathroom..).
I didn't mean I have done that with those cans, but a used water can makes me a bit nervous, especially from military units, so I clean these out really good and even leave a cleaning solution in there for awhile and then rinse them again and tend to keep stuff like distilled water or something in there.
 

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I get my jerry cans from deutscheoptik (and they sell a lot of other cool stuff - ask them to mail you a catalog).

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The steel ones are about $65 (wow - seems like they've shot up in price since I last bought some).

But if you want to really stand out from the crowd, you'll get one in stainless steel (only $269.00):


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I get my jerry cans from deutscheoptik

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The steel ones are about $65 (wow - seems like they've shot up in price since I last bought some).

But if you want to really stand out from the crowd, you'll get one in stainless steel (only $269.00):

I was thinking the good metal ones tended to be in the $50s or $60. I opted for a couple cheap ones back in 2013 for $28/ea. I got the 5L for $17 and it's been great but the bigger ones weren't great, especially cuz they wouldn't fit the nato can holders because of their seam.
 

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I didn't mean I have done that with those cans, but a used water can makes me a bit nervous, especially from military units, so I clean these out really good and even leave a cleaning solution in there for awhile and then rinse them again and tend to keep stuff like distilled water or something in there.
Still :ROFLMAO: visual.