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Gas can option?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AANorthwest, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Oct 21, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    AANorthwest

    AANorthwest [OP] Well-Known Member

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    SXMA Fuel Tank Cans Spare 2.6 Gallon 5 Gallon 8 Gallon Portable Fuel Oil Petrol Diesel Storage Gas Tank Emergency Backup for Jeep JK Wrangler SUV ATV Car Motorcyc Toyota ect Most Cars (20L, Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074QNQMDV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_DNa7zb0H58Q68
    Anybody know anything about these? Any good? You have one?
     
  2. Oct 21, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    nate_the_reptile

    nate_the_reptile Think I can clear that

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    I just want to be done.

    Best bet is to get a few Jerry Cans... They have mounts you can buy separately but they are durable.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...-keywords=jerry+can&rh=n:15684181,k:jerry+can
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    Jstaud

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    I’d like to know if anyone here has used these too. I have a few Jerry cans but they’re just unweildly and outdated. The fuel spills all over when you’re trying to use them and it’s not a great experience. I’d much prefer something more modern.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    AFPhi404

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    For that price, might as well spend the extra $10-20 and get a rotopax one that's EPA approved. Plus that sxma had a picture of using the fuel can as a recovery board which makes zero sense lol
     
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  5. Jun 15, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    dustin19d

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    Yeah, I'd stay away from that junk. The mounts are plastic. Get some rotopax, they don't leak when filling, the mounts are steel/aluminum, EPA approved, lots of sizes and mounting options.

    That add is full of spelling errors...
     
  6. Jun 15, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    Yeah I think y’all are right. It’s just hard to spend that much on a gas can that only holds like 4 gal. I just need to find a better spout for my Jerry cans I guess. I will probably have to just bite the bullet and get the rotopax eventually.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    Yeah I feel ya. rotopax are great for the streamlined look, esp on a rack, but if you actually want to haul a good amount of gas, you can't beat a proven jerry can. Plus there are some great mounting options out there for them now.
     
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  8. Jun 15, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    JLink

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    If you want to save some money compared to rotopax, they have a category of their brand called fuelpax and they have a 4.5 gallon for $99 and it comes with a free mount. Made by the same company, just thinner plastic and less warranty.

    https://rotopax.com/fuelpax/
     
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  9. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    Wavian Jerry Cans are my go to. Spend the extra money for a non-CARB bullshit spout and your woes will be relieved...

    I've seen em put to the test in places failure is not an option.
     
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  10. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    tomwil

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    But Rotopax does leak in the sun!
     
  11. Jun 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    But..but..they're expo as fuck! I'm never going to actually fill them I just like to take pics and post to instragram! You never know when you're on an offroad trail that's 320 miles long and need more gas!
     
  12. Jun 15, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Funny, I’ve never had that issue. You could read the instructions and follow them:notsure:

    I’d get about 305 miles on a level freeway from full to bone dry. A long weekend wheeling in 4-Lo or 4 days on a remote island that only has ferry access ...a fraction of that. I always bring along 8 gal in rotopax with Costco gas so I can get home without having to stop at some backwoods station. I also have and use rotopax water cans because often I camp at places without water access. I also carry a ceramic hand pump filter and iodine to restock from a natural water source if needed which I use all the time when backpack camping.

    @AANorthwest Just offering my opinion here. If you want to go to that style of can the rotopax is a better option. I wouldn’t personally go cheap on something that holds fuel. I have been using NATO jerry cans since 2000 and they are annoying. If the caps over or under tight they leak all over, even if it’s just right they will still leak a few drops. Never had that issue with the rotopax.
     
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  13. Jun 15, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    While I'm not defending the Rotopax, (I have a couple water ones and a gas). I can guarantee that was from neglect. The instructions say to vent them daily if experiencing altitude or temperature changes. Being in AZ I have never had a full one leak. Sure they swell when hot, but they return to shape once you vent them like your supposed to. I do find the guys that have them on their roofs funny...How do you vent that thing when its on its side??? I also find the guys that daily drive with them attached funny. I guarantee if they used them how the instructions say (vent every day) they wouldn't be on the truck and damaged. Mine are in the garage unless I go on a trip.
     
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  14. Jun 15, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Ive been running rotopax for a couple of years, just crack the caps every few hours or every 5000 feet of elevation.
     
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  15. Jun 15, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Multipurpose as fuck :rofl:

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  16. Jun 15, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    I'd rather not think of all the $ spent :(
    I like my Rotopax. They've been on the truck since I bought them from -50F to +90F. No leaks. I vent them often in summer and use them every weekend we go out. No gas in the backcountry. The small cans are nice because you can make the kids fill the truck if its snowing or raining!;) But if you have a bed rack; I mounted over the fill so we just use a shaker siphon to fill the truck and don't have to mess with the spout.
     
  17. Jun 15, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    Man I forgot I made this post and asked about these. Hahaha! Thanks for the info and input!!
     
  18. Jun 15, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    Scepter Military Water Can (MWC), 20L, Black color to absorb heat and have a nice warm shower.

    Scepter Military Fuel Can (MFC), 20L, Olive Green

    Worthington 6 pound aluminum propane tank is behind the chainsaw.

    All sitting inside a BruteForce Fab combined dual and single Jerry can holder.

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