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    how do you carry fluids (antifreeze/oil/gear lube) on the trail?

    Prepping for Moab and trying to figure the best way to carry a couple gallons of antifreeze, a few quarts of engine oil, steering fluid, and gear lube. I bought one of those black boxes with the yellow lids, but it's a little too short for the gallon bottles so they have to lay on their side. Artec makes a metal one, but it's $100 plus it needs to be painted and somehow bolted down. I'm about to settle for a milk crate unless there's a better solution.

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    Can't get much better than Artec


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    I carry a small Sterilite storage tub. I don't carry antifreeze just because we have water here on trails and I carry water anyways. I carry a collapsable bucket to carry water from stream if I needed to. In an emergency, I would try to figure out away around Antifreeze until I got home.


    This post: Since then, I've also added a tube of RightStuff 1 minute gasket maker, can of brake clean, and general oring set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    I carry a rubber maid tub. I've posted it on here before. I'll try to find a picture.
    The big tote with the snap on lid? I have a dozen of 'em, but they're pretty darn big. Good thing with those is if a bottle leaks, it's contained unlike the artec or a milk crate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimm View Post
    The big tote with the snap on lid? I have a dozen of 'em, but they're pretty darn big. Good thing with those is if a bottle leaks, it's contained unlike the artec or a milk crate.
    In that link I posted, there is a picture of the label with measurements along with a picture of tape measure. It's pretty small IMO. WalMart has them for about 8 bucks, I think.
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    Similar to what WJCO suggested I use a 5 gal bucket with a lid. Can carry 6qts engine oil and power steer and gear oil as well. I also don't bother with antifreeze as I carry more than enough drinking water so I can always use that in a pinch.


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    The search option exists for a reason...

    https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/...ansport-fluids

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWiggles View Post
    The search option exists for a reason...

    https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/...ansport-fluids
    Look here smart ass, I did do a search before posting. It's just that your search skills are better than mine

    That container is much smaller than my rubbermaid totes. I know my 2015 takes the weird organic antifreeze, but if I can use water instead, I'll leave that stuff at home. The gear lube bottles are pretty tall though.

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    As others have said, use a rubbermaid container. In trips past I have just tossed them in the trunk of the WJ and gone. Worked great until the oil blew it's lid
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimm View Post
    Look here smart ass, I did do a search before posting. It's just that your search skills are better than mine

    That container is much smaller than my rubbermaid totes. I know my 2015 takes the weird organic antifreeze, but if I can use water instead, I'll leave that stuff at home. The gear lube bottles are pretty tall though.
    Yes, The gear lube bottles suck. I carry them in one of these:

    http://www.unclesamsretailoutlet.com...sed-p/4115.htm

    I also have a action packer for everything else:

    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...CABEgLrifD_BwE

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