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Hey all! Looking to hear some options and see some photos of your spare Fuel/water setups.

There are endless threads around the web about the virtues of Rotopax vs. Jerry Can vs. Scepter. I'm more interested in seeing what the KL community has actually been doing. I'be seen Rotopax on several rigs, but not many of the more "conventional" options.

I'm personally leaning Scepter due to the perfect price/capacity ratio, but I'm easily swayed by photos of Rotopax units. I've been trying to figure out a good holder for a Scepter but haven't readily found a solid option.

Thoughts? Photos of your rig?


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Here is what I use. If you look at the reviews on the site, mine is from December 2016 (Dave Walworth) and it explains why I like this set up. It's normally just me in the Jeep, so this may not work for you if you have more passengers. Luckily for me I have a Gobi rack now that gives me more options.

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I was going to link to LexingtonContainerCo., where I used to buy my (Wavian) NATO jerry cans for $50/ea., but apparently prices have gone up (same $79/ea. as jerrycan.com) and they ONLY sell them with those damned EPA/CARB-compliant nozzles.

Fortunately, I have several traditional nozzles already and have found sources for a few more (while they last, I suppose), but I still object vehemently to having to buy each can w/ its own nozzle. What's the point? Just a waste of money.

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Hey all! Looking to hear some options and see some photos of your spare Fuel/water setups.

There are endless threads around the web about the virtues of Rotopax vs. Jerry Can vs. Scepter. I'm more interested in seeing what the KL community has actually been doing. I'be seen Rotopax on several rigs, but not many of the more "conventional" options.

I'm personally leaning Scepter due to the perfect price/capacity ratio, but I'm easily swayed by photos of Rotopax units. I've been trying to figure out a good holder for a Scepter but haven't readily found a solid option.

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Hey 4x4tographer,
@DZOnline has a set-up with the Nato cans using the Front Runner Jerry Can holder. I have the same set-up but no pics as it is not installed on my rack right now but he had some pics in his post below.

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I also bought an accessory from Wilco Offroad that is a RotoPax / HiLift Jack holder for their tire mount but I cannot mount the RotoPax because it is just wide enough that the mounting bracket will touch the tailgate when closed. The RotoPax will also hit the Gobi ladder so there needs to be an adjustment made if I want it to work. I bought some steel to make my own bracket and mount it a little lower and to the right so it should be out of the way of everything but haven't gotten to it yet. I'll post once I get that done.
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Hey Len,
@DZOnline has a set-up with the Nato cans using the Front Runner Jerry Can holder. I have the same set-up but no pics as it is not installed on my rack right now but he had some pics in his post below.

GOBI Stealth Rack Part 3 (Accessories)

I also bought an accessory from Wilco Offroad that is a RotoPax / HiLift Jack holder for their tire mount but I cannot mount the RotoPax because it is just wide enough that the mounting bracket will touch the tailgate when closed. The RotoPax will also hit the Gobi ladder so there needs to be an adjustment made if I want it to work. I bought some steel to make my own bracket and mount it a little lower and to the right so it should be out of the way of everything but haven't gotten to it yet. I'll post once I get that done.


Why not just mount the rotopax on the ladder but higher. Like where my white circle is.




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Why not just mount the rotopax on the ladder but higher. Like where my white circle is.




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Thought about that but don't want to get rid of the use of the ladder as a ladder. Also, because it would be on the tire swing out, it gets out of my way cleanly to go into the back and there won't be any extra stress on the liftgate. And lastly, having it in that gap between the tire and the tailgate gets rid of the gap between the tire and tailgate. Hoping it gives it a better look.

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Thought about that but don't want to get rid of the use of the ladder as a ladder. Also, because it would be on the tire swing out, it gets out of my way cleanly to go into the back and there won't be any extra stress on the liftgate. And lastly, having it in that gap between the tire and the tailgate gets rid of the gap between the tire and tailgate. Hoping it gives it a better look.


I understand. Anytime I need to use my ladder I just pull the fuel can off, which I have to do to open the tailgate anyways. In your case I could see how that might be a bother since you already have to move the swing out.


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Has any one checked into a fuel cell in the spare tire compartment?

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