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    Quote Originally Posted by NevadaZielmeister View Post
    I guess I would have to compare their price to the price of extraction by a tow company or even walking. $119.95 for the 4 gallon version seems pretty cheap to me.
    You're comparing the wrong things.

    2 Gal Rotopax: $80
    2 Gal Home Depot gas can: $15

    The rotopax looks cool, attaches nicely, and I may end up buying a couple, but the markup seems crazy to me.

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    Do you have an aftermarket bumper/tire carrier yet? If not I run the OR Fab carrier with roto pax and have been very happy with it. It allows me to carry 6 gallons of fuel in 2 three gallon cans.

    This is the only good shot I have on my phone currently
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Do you have an aftermarket bumper/tire carrier yet? If not I run the OR Fab carrier with roto pax and have been very happy with it. It allows me to carry 6 gallons of fuel in 2 three gallon cans.

    This is the only good shot I have on my phone currently
    I like the look of that. Simple and accessible. I may have another project to work on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Do you have an aftermarket bumper/tire carrier yet? If not I run the OR Fab carrier with roto pax and have been very happy with it. It allows me to carry 6 gallons of fuel in 2 three gallon cans.

    This is the only good shot I have on my phone currently
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    What are your thoughts on running the cans between the tailgate and tire as that does vs on the side of the tire? I'm thinking running them in the middle hurts your departure angle by moving the tire farther out but maybe there's a disadvantage of mounting them on the side of the tire as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteCrystal View Post
    What are your thoughts on running the cans between the tailgate and tire as that does vs on the side of the tire? I'm thinking running them in the middle hurts your departure angle by moving the tire farther out but maybe there's a disadvantage of mounting them on the side of the tire as well
    I haven't noticed to much of an issue with departure angle since I got it about 3 years ago now. They sit very close to the body which helps keep the tire as tight as possible. The only thing I don't like about this set up is that it leaves the tire more exposed for hitting a rock and such. To help eliminate some of that I plan to have a hitch slider made like the one Overlander runs in the pic below
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    that JK looks familiar

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    I have a 5 gallon Jerry can I got from work, can beat free army issue stuff haha. I'm currently working on a mounting solution though
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    I am having the same problem with my TJ. I have two 5 gallon jerry cans and can't decide on what mounting method I want to go with. As of right now I keep them inside behind the back seat. Which isn't the best spot for them at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Do you have an aftermarket bumper/tire carrier yet? If not I run the OR Fab carrier with roto pax and have been very happy with it. It allows me to carry 6 gallons of fuel in 2 three gallon cans.

    This is the only good shot I have on my phone currently
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    How was the install on that? I was literally just looking at them, debating between the rotopax version and the Jerry can version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteCrystal View Post
    What are your thoughts on running the cans between the tailgate and tire as that does vs on the side of the tire? I'm thinking running them in the middle hurts your departure angle by moving the tire farther out but maybe there's a disadvantage of mounting them on the side of the tire as well
    Per the OR Fab website, they combat the departure angle issue by raising the tire by 5 1/2 inches. I was thinking the same thing as you, but after hearing no complaints from users and seeing pics and vids from when GCM2 ran one, I think I'm going to go for it.
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