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post #1 of 24 Old January 26th, 2018, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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How many of you carry a gas container and of what type. I have been considering a steel military jerry can style but not sure if that's the best way to go. I see a lot of plastic atv fuel packs, but they are exceedingly expensive for the amount of fuel they hold.
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post #2 of 24 Old January 26th, 2018, 01:04 PM
 
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Id pass on steel. They are tough, but not really the best choice in 2018.

Rotopax are expensive but they work and they last. Buy a couple of them and you should be good for any trip.....
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Rotopax!
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Rotopax in my trail


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been using kolpin containers for years-----excellent and tough
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post #6 of 24 Old January 26th, 2018, 04:29 PM
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Whatever you decide on, don't mount it over the exhaust unless you put the burgers and hot dogs there too!

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And don't fill them full to the brim, you need to leave some air space for expansion.
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This on the drivers side in the back


RotopaX Mounting Bracket for Polaris RZR
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better still never carry spare gas imo
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I don't know what that means, but I have this setup in my RZR. I also have two old NATO military cans that work awesome. They have the cam lock lid and have never leaked.

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I have both I use for various reasons. Both have great points.

The Rotopax has no problem getting strapped to my machine in any position and I don't have to worry about it leaking. It does tend to bulge in hot weather more then I would like tho. I am not a fan of the over complex system to pour out fuel, but its 2018 and I can't be trusted with a gas can

I have 2 of The Nato Jerry cans. One 5 gal and one 2.5 gal. Both are durable as hell. Simple to use and totally spill proof when the lid is on and latched down tight. They are really useful around the house for lawn mowers, weed eaters, generators, ect....The spouts have adapters if you want to run a length of fuel hose to make filling small things easier. They don't bulge in the heat, but they will spit fuel some if you don't crack the seal slowly to open it up. I dont normally take them off road with me, I just dont need to carry that much fuel. But if I did, I wouldnt have too much worry about hauling them around. I would just make sure to strap them upright.
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Re: Fuel Containers

Another option: Bam Fuel Tubes
I really like these and I carried it in WV when we went a few years ago and it never once leaked or had an issue. Used a fire extinguisher mount so it is easy to remove.

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Rotopax work great when installed properly. I have used Rotopax for years with no issues. The problem I see with most Rotopaxs is where they get installed. They need to ne installed in a manner that in the event of a rollover the fuel can will not be compromised. On my Jagged X I had it mounted on the side of the rear roll bar and it always concerned me.



Last year when I bought a new XPT4 I decided to go with something a bit more stout. A spun aluminum fell container by Bam Mfg. They come in a variety of sizes and are easily mounted safely. I have it mounted to my storage box between the rear roll bar where there is no way it can get damaged during a rollover.





Sorry Barndgo Fab but case in point:

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During a rollover this can stands a very good chance of busting and leaking fuel right over the engine.
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