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Roto Pax ......

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by UMBCrew, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    UMBCrew

    UMBCrew [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have them or ever use them?
    are they worth it?
    what do you use them for ie. gas, water, storage, first aid?
    Are there other similar containers or mounts that are better or easier to use?

    I am only interested in using them in the bed of my truck not on an ATV or UTV side by side.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    To many to list here, see my build info on my website.
    I have a set of Rotopax on my truck, I have a total of 8 of them, 2 are for water, 2 are for gas and 4 are storage( 3 are for my recovery gear and 1 is a first aid kit), I have them mounted to the sides of my bed rack using there locking mounts on a steel plate that was welded to the rack. I have pics on my website of them, link in sig. if you have any questions let me know.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    sick build man i do have questions,
    where did you mount the hi-lift? shovel, axe? second battery?
    what is that on the rear bed rail next to the CB antenna?
    whats the advantage of a HAM radio over CB?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    To many to list here, see my build info on my website.
    The Hi-Lift is mounted in the bed using the same design as the 4Trac mounts, but I had my own built that are mounted to the bed rack, as I did not want to drill into the bed. The shovel and axe are mounted simular to the Hi-Lift jack on the opposite side. If you want I can email you some larger pics showing these. The second battery is mounted in the stock location using the adapter from Columbia Overland. The bed rail behind the cab has two antennas, one is for the CB radio and the other is for the HAM radio.

    HAM radio requires a license to transmit on where as CB does not, but the advantage is the HAM is way more versitle and also has much longer range. I chose to have both installed as CB is fairly inexpensive to get a decent rig and gives be the flexibility to use both and not everyone wants or has HAM radio in there truck.

    This makes me think I should goto a gallery type site as I have some 250 pics of the build, I just posted a few.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    i didnt know they made a dual battery tray i have looked before, and looking at their site just now i cant find it.

    who is hosting your website? did you build it yourself?
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    H0LLYW00D

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    To many to list here, see my build info on my website.
    I built and host my site myself, they dont have the battery tray listed by you can call and order a kit for the second gen. I am working on adding way more pics and over hauling my site, so later today I will have 100s of pics showing the build.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    cool looking forward to the update.

    do you like the rotopax or have you not had them long enough to really tell, i just feel like the 2 gallons for the gas is a little to little. its hard to tell the actual size of them since there are no dealers around here
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    To many to list here, see my build info on my website.
    I have had them for a month or two now, I have used them to add gas to the truck on a camping trip and it is about a 1/4 tank that my 2-2gallon containers give you. my only sorta complaint about them is that the company they get to make the locking keys will not make a set that are keyed alike so I had a key ring that is organized using a belt clip and the key for the hi-lift to know which key works on which lock.

    Update: I have updated my website and there are way more pics, including pics of the Rotopax and how they are mounted and what is stored in them.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    Midnight bump
     
  10. Aug 11, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    They're sturdy and will be worth every penny of yours. Unlike the older Kolpin fuel pack, the Roto Pax have more thread on the neck to prevent leaks.
     
  11. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    I have used the plate mounted to the track system in the back of my Tacoma and am very happy. As can be seen from the crappy iPhone pics, I have them mounted on either side of the bed, four of the two gallon packs. They mount securely and get awesome reviews!! They are a bit pricey but I really like the mounting system and quality of the product. Safe wheeling!!

    IMG_0311.jpg
    IMG_0313.jpg
     
  12. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    I've had one mounted in my bed for a while now.

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  13. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    Yes, I use Gas, water and have the first aid kit version, love them, very reliable.

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  14. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    For you guys using these with caps on , do you get any gas odour ?
     
  15. Dec 6, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    No, I usually have 4 gas, 2x water and a first aid in the bed for when we go gold prospecting, I have never had a leak or gasoline fumes/odors in 26 outtings.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    daystar is coming up with something similar and IIRC its considerable cheaper!
     
  17. Dec 6, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Awesome , thanks
     
  18. Dec 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    Here is a better shot of the Rotopax in the bed - and no - no odor issue.....

    IMG_0596.jpg
     
  19. Dec 11, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    What is the carpet bed lining material you have ? That's nice .
     
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    It is a BedRug...and yes, I love it!!
     
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