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RotoPaxs

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by HaPPyCaMPer, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Jun 26, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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    HaPPyCaMPer

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    RotopaXs, Im about to pull the trigger on some of these with the mount to our bed rails.

    Any quick opinions? Not much came up in search.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    What mount are you using? I have a few of these cans and was planning on just securing them to my roof basket.
     
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    Do these seal really well? Was thinking of filling a blue one with rice as a emergency food supply. That would be enough food to last a few weeks if you had a source of water to boil.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    Rice stores really well, I keep about 100-200 lbs on hand. Hell the guys at my work (asian families) store 600-800 lbs (they buy it like once a year when first seasonal batch comes in)
    You can store it up to a year in the bags it ships in so Id imagine that it would store just as well in the cans

    20lbs of rice is like 40-50 lbs of food
     
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    If you are going to fill the jug up with Rice I would advise using the white can which is designed specifically for water and is the only food safe rotopax. The others are all lined with a heavy interior coating for safe fuel storage
     
  9. Jun 26, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    Just an idea, roomate thought of it when I was showing him the cans. Though it would be a good back up for a multi-day trip on the trails.

    Yah white would be best
     
  10. Jul 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    i just went to lowes and picked up a bag full of rubber and metal washers, a 9" bolt, a wingnut and pieced together something myself. I don't hang the pax entirely on the rails, but you can sit them on the wheel well inside the bed and the mounting hole lines up perfectly with the rail. $10 solution if you don't mind that it won't lock (although that wouldn't be hard either) and it's very secure as the wheel well holds all the weight. I have two waterpax mounted side-by-side and they stayed put through a weekend in moab
     
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