Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-31-2017, 01:03 AM
Hulk's Avatar
Hulk Hulk is offline
Disappointing
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Side!
Posts: 12,397
Send a message via AIM to Hulk
Question Jerry can holder recommendation?

I need to buy or create a cage to haul a gasoline jerry can or two outside my 80. I have a 5-gal red steel Blitz jerry can and a plastic Scepter can of about the same size. I'm thinking I can weld some tabs on my rear bumper and attach one or both of these with a cage designed for the purpose.

Or I could buy some of those RotoPAX containers, which is attractive since they are smaller and easier to handle. I might even be able to mount one behind my spare tire, which would be nice and tucked away.

1. What do you have and what do you recommend?

2. Do you carry 5 gallons or 10 gallons of extra fuel?

Thanks!
__________________
Matt Farr, Centennial, Colorado | Rising Sun Webmaster
1996 FZJ80 TLCA #4189 WRDY
www.rustybrain.com/cruisers my Rising Sun bio Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Need satellite Internet? Check out: Exede Internet

Quote:
Originally Posted by nakman
the club voted to not tell Matt Farr what happened at the meeting.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-31-2017, 10:01 AM
Inukshuk's Avatar
Inukshuk Inukshuk is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,536
Default

I like the 2 gallon rotopax. I keep two on the roof for average trips. I can leave them on top when I go in and out of my garage. Only problem is they bulge in heat, but never have leaked and return to form when cool. The two gallon size is easy to handle. If you get rotopax be sure to blow them out with compressed air prior to use. I always find some plastic shavings in them when new.

I also have 5 gallon waivan jerry cans. I lie them flat on the roof. I can carry up to 5 and just added some tie downs that will make it easy to carry 4 and quickly strap down and remove. I fill the truck direct from the roof with a super siphon (to which I added a 1/2 inch Wix fuel filter). I have three that are probably 18 years old. The linings failed (peeled off in large flakes) and I have re-lined one. It was a PITA. I bought two new ones at FJ Summit from Pure FJ that had them on sale. On the old ones I have replaced the seal once. It was not leaking but had some visual dry rot cracks.

For the eclipse trip it was nice to have 25 extra gallons.

I calculated about 150 pounds on top for fuel. I do not feel the weight affects handling. It already handles like a big, heavy, lifted Land Cruiser. Those long trips are not rock crawling. Nice to have the extra range.
__________________
Daniel Markofsky - Daniel@Markofsky.com KFZJ
Denver, Colorado, TLCA # 9972, http://risingsun4x4club.org/
1993 FZJ80 "enhanced", re-built Engine, and prototype GOBI Stealth roof rack
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-31-2017, 11:30 AM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 11,266
Default

Run them off your spare. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ad.php?t=25776
__________________
82 fj40, 99 uzj100, 06 gx470

05 525EXC, 06 TW200, 89 TW200, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-31-2017, 12:11 PM
Rezarf's Avatar
Rezarf Rezarf is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In Uncle Ben's Shadow
Posts: 5,456
Default

I like rotopax but man for 2 gallons I am only getting like 24 miles... Matt if I were you, I'd keep the 5 gallon ones you already have or sell them both and nab some new NATO cans at Jax or similar...

I am happy to bend some hoops if you want to knock up a quick rack and can weld them. I was planning on adding a rack here soon for my ARB and gas cans, I'd be happy to bend up another cage for you if you are interested.
__________________
Rezarf <><
K0RZF
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks

My 100 Series Land Cruiser Build Thread

My camping trailer build up thread.

2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.


"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-31-2017, 12:24 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 8,443
Default

If you go to Jax make sure you're getting real NATO cans. The metal Blitz type can they have now are the California compliant ones with the special nozzle.

I agree with Drew otherwise about Rotopax, a lot of money and trouble for what you get. Figure out a way to carry 5 gallons to make it worthwhile.

Also, don't be an idiot like this guy. Any number of things could wrong here, theft, leaks, propelled fireballs in a fender bender.

Name:  DSC02245_mid.jpg
Views: 67
Size:  76.6 KB
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna

"The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change." -- Heraclitus
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-31-2017, 03:31 PM
rover67's Avatar
rover67 rover67 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boulder, Co
Posts: 6,777
Default

I have some Legit (french military) Nato cans (not the BS crap copies) I use that I just toss in the truck. They have old seals and don't leak. I figure I'd smell the gas if they did long before I blew up.. maybe I am mistaken

But come to think of it, you probably want space in the truck. Also, now that I remember your truck also has leather... Even if mine leaked they'd only help mask the old musty toyota smell. You may not be willing to take that risk.
__________________
Marco Capote
KDGWX
85 FJ60
82 FJ40
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-31-2017, 03:39 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 8,443
Default

Think about it Marco, if you can smell the fumes your truck is filled with gasoline vapor. It's not a good idea to put gas cans inside any vehicle but inside the passenger compartment doesn't strike me as an improvement. You add potentially explosive to noxious and oxygen displacing. Gasoline vapor is heavier than air, so undisturbed by the time it reaches your nose it's fairly dense lower. OTOH, the rust holes in the floor are probably good vents.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna

"The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change." -- Heraclitus
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-31-2017, 05:55 PM
dan1554's Avatar
dan1554 dan1554 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Curtis Park
Posts: 154
Default

I thought this was a pretty neat idea. Looks like a lot of work though.

https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/und...#post-10396593
__________________
WA6AIJ
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-31-2017, 08:09 PM
rover67's Avatar
rover67 rover67 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boulder, Co
Posts: 6,777
Default

yeah.. have fun pouring the gas in your truck with all the crunchy road bits.
__________________
Marco Capote
KDGWX
85 FJ60
82 FJ40
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-31-2017, 08:11 PM
rover67's Avatar
rover67 rover67 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boulder, Co
Posts: 6,777
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
Think about it Marco, if you can smell the fumes your truck is filled with gasoline vapor. It's not a good idea to put gas cans inside any vehicle but inside the passenger compartment doesn't strike me as an improvement. You add potentially explosive to noxious and oxygen displacing. Gasoline vapor is heavier than air, so undisturbed by the time it reaches your nose it's fairly dense lower. OTOH, the rust holes in the floor are probably good vents.
Very good points Dave. The rust holes must act as good vents
__________________
Marco Capote
KDGWX
85 FJ60
82 FJ40
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.