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2nd Gen Gas Can

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BAA4700, May 19, 2018.

  1. May 19, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    BAA4700

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    Does anyone have an (affordable) alternative to this for mounting a gas can in the bed? It's too tall on end and I have to lay it on its back.20180519_140816.jpg
     
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  2. May 19, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    I was literally researching options yesterday on this. We are getting a bit more remote with our adventures and being stuck to 91 octane
    (supercharged/boltons) makes carrying extra a real need. Many of the mounts are stupid expensive, like $150 + for a single mount. I like this one just hate the price (you'd obviously mount it long side down) http://www.4xinnovations.com/Jerry-Can-Mount--5-Gallon_p_42.html Theres also this: http://www.purefjcruiser.com/front-runner-c-895/front-runner-single-jerry-can-holder-p-4874.html The other option is to switch to a rotopax style cell. My original plan was to mount one of the 4 gallon long ones flat to the bottom of my bedrack or upright aginst the front og the truck bed.
     
  3. May 19, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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  4. May 19, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    Not sure about your height requirements, but with OEM roof rack you can fit 2 rows of 4 5gal cans on top...
     
  5. May 19, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    If your just worried about height, and laying on its side, a 5gal tank used for an outboard engine on a boat may work for you, they can be carried up right, but made to lay flat, if you have anchor spots in the bed you can strap it down. Just an idea...
     
  6. May 20, 2018 at 1:39 AM
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    I have mine inside a Cantico box, about 3 ft wide. Think I paid $40 at home depot. Keeps tank dry, clean and out of sight.
     
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  7. May 20, 2018 at 5:20 AM
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    You can't really say that if mounts are too expensive you could go to rotopax... Rotopax is so expensive it's kinda ridiculous.
     
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  8. May 20, 2018 at 6:17 AM
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    This is the reason I don't have either lol. Just throwing out common options. I've already got a pair of jerrys just no way to mount them yet. My long term solution is to add mounts when I finally order my hc rear bumper.
     
  9. May 20, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    I have two wavian cans with two of these https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-2...1-spell&keywords=smitty+bilt+jerry+can+holder. I cut some pieces of steel, drilled holes and then used bolts and washers to attach to the bed rail.

    Only comments would be that after a few years they start to get scratched (painted metal on painted metal contact) So I used gorilla duct tape to "protect" from that. I also hit them with some clear coat every now and again. Sun in Houston is pretty harsh. If you got black you could do it easier. They also lock if you have locks.

    Oh they also collect leaves and pine needles and stuff. So get used to taking them out and cleaning that area or not caring. Of course you can also take them out when not needed I suppose.

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    That's cool. I wanted to mount mine to the bed rail on the truck bed. How do you attach to the rail?
     
  12. Aug 20, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    Description of process is per one can/cage. I got two 48” long pieces of flat iron about 2in wide, 1/8th of an inch thick and cut to about 18in or 17.5 (can’t remember) Basically to top of bed rail from bottom of bed. Drilled three holes in each. One at top for bolt to go into bed rail, and then two at bottom to connect flat iron to can holder. Then I doubled them up. So two slats on each side for a total of 4 slats. Painted black and used washers to connect to rail. Here’s a quick sketch. I think it was like $30 total in materials. Been rock solid with empty and full tanks.

    I’ll try and take a photo tonight for ya.

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  13. Aug 20, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    That's awesome. Thanks!!!
     
  14. Aug 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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    Hope that kinda helps. Forgot to take it last night and just got all cleaned up for work. I’ll probably empty the gas into the truck since I’m close to empty so I can take another later. One thing I don’t like, since I live where there are a lot of pine trees, I get leaves and pine needles and stuff back behind the cans. When I wash the truck I have to go in the bed and empty it.

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  15. Aug 21, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    Trouble_The_Tacoma

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    One more for good measure

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  16. Aug 21, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Well, i dunno about 1 can, but of you run 7 you can sit them across the back of the bed against the tailgate, and then cut a 2x4 for 57" and lay it in the recesses for the 2x6 that you use to lay drywall above the wheelwells, and you're golden. very little side to side sway, no forward/back movement. And cheap.
     

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