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Old 09-21-2021, 5:57 AM
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Default Rotopax?

I see them on all the overlander rigs out there so I'm assuming they're legit. Anyone store them on the inside of their trucks, i.e. mounted in the camper shell? Thought having one of these with the water storage would work pretty good in a pinch. Also seem a little pricey but they also have blem items from time to time. Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2021, 6:08 AM
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They are very popular in off-roading and there’s a ton of different ways to Mount them. I know some companies make mounts for the inside of Jeep’s, which Mount onto the roll cage. Obviously not for use for their gas tanks, but water, medical, and tool packs. They are pricey, but I’ve heard they hold up well. Definitely something I’m looking into for my Jeep. Just looking for the right mounting setup.


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Old 09-21-2021, 6:16 AM
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Gas storage inside a vehicle is never recommended, in case of accident or rollover, but is inside a camper shell inside the vehicle? Some might say yes, others no.

My rear bumper/tire carrier holds two, two gallon Rotopax.
The Rotopax nozzle is clumsy and somewhat difficult to use, personally I find it a real PITA.
Way overpriced for what you get and the amount of gas they carry.
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Old 09-21-2021, 6:52 AM
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Gas storage inside a vehicle is never recommended, in case of accident or rollover, but is inside a camper shell inside the vehicle? Some might say yes, others no.

My rear bumper/tire carrier holds two, two gallon Rotopax.
The Rotopax nozzle is clumsy and somewhat difficult to use, personally I find it a real PITA.
Way overpriced for what you get and the amount of gas they carry.
The stock nozzles can be replaced with the 'water' version nozzle. They are pretty tough and essentially a civilian version of a MFC. Part of their allure for me is the filled weight (3 gal) of approx 20# not 33# plus. Adapability of mounting is also a huge plus. Not for everyone to be sure but it works for many.
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Old 09-22-2021, 6:41 PM
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There's better ways to carry gas on a Jeep Rubi... but those cans are a cool design.
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Old 09-22-2021, 6:49 PM
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Neato and inadequate all at the same time.
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Neato and inadequate all at the same time.
Yea.. 2 gallons?

AEV makes a 10 gallon tank that mounts behind the spare so you don't even know it's there.. not cheap, but 10 gallons is actually useful
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Old 09-22-2021, 6:56 PM
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I carry fuel and water using Rotopax. Love the functional design and durability. Only issue is having to bleed/vent after significant elevation changes, a problem not unique to Rotopax.
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I mounted one on the back of my off road bike. It's the 1.5 gal model. Extends my range around 50+ miles.
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Old 09-25-2021, 6:01 AM
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I also used to have one on the rack on a dual sport motorcycle. It was mounted flat and never leaked. Not even a scent of gas escaped. They are very high quality.
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