Additional Fuel Storage

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I’m curious what many of you do for additional fuel storage. I am looking at options, including more involved mods for additional on board fuel storage. Being in the west, and even with my previous Rubicon (puny 3.6L), having additional fuel certainly comes in handy at times.
On that Rubi, I installed an additional fuel tank within the undercarriage with a pump to transfer to the main fuel tank. When in parts of New Mexico, Dakotas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, it’s a well invested mod that will save you and bring some relief of the stress of finding a gas station. Not to mention, a few times, I was able to help others when they ran dry.

I’m looking at doing this again, or, an auxiliary can.

I found this:

if you have pics, even better.
Just looking at options and feedback.
 
I’m curious what many of you do for additional fuel storage. I am looking at options, including more involved mods for additional on board fuel storage. Being in the west, and even with my previous Rubicon (puny 3.6L), having additional fuel certainly comes in handy at times.
On that Rubi, I installed an additional fuel tank within the undercarriage with a pump to transfer to the main fuel tank. When in parts of New Mexico, Dakotas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, it’s a well invested mod that will save you and bring some relief of the stress of finding a gas station. Not to mention, a few times, I was able to help others when they ran dry.

I’m looking at doing this again, or, an auxiliary can.

I found this:

if you have pics, even better.
Just looking at options and feedback.

I installed the Rock Slide Engineering Roto Pax Spare Tire carrier mounting system and have two 3.5 gallon Fuel Pax tanks on the back. I do have the TeraFlex Alpha HD tail gate hinges for added strength and confident the added weight is fine.

Ordered from Northridge 4X4, and it is called the EZ Rack Basic Kit
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/rack-mounts-brackets/ac-tr-102s-rock-slide-engineering-ez-rack-basic-kit

I already had one 3.5 gallon tank and ordered an additional one for good measure.
 

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I installed the Rock Slide Engineering Roto Pax Spare Tire carrier mounting system and have two 3.5 gallon Fuel Pax tanks on the back. I do have the TeraFlex Alpha HD tail gate hinges for added strength and confident the added weight is fine.

Ordered from Northridge 4X4, and it is called the EZ Rack Basic Kit
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/rack-mounts-brackets/ac-tr-102s-rock-slide-engineering-ez-rack-basic-kit

I already had one 3.5 gallon tank and ordered an additional one for good measure.
Oddly, this is the other choice I had in mind. Thank you!
 
I installed the Rock Slide Engineering Roto Pax Spare Tire carrier mounting system and have two 3.5 gallon Fuel Pax tanks on the back. I do have the TeraFlex Alpha HD tail gate hinges for added strength and confident the added weight is fine.

Ordered from Northridge 4X4, and it is called the EZ Rack Basic Kit
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/rack-mounts-brackets/ac-tr-102s-rock-slide-engineering-ez-rack-basic-kit

I already had one 3.5 gallon tank and ordered an additional one for good measure.
Does this one have the ability to be locked into place? Or, can it be easily removed?
 
Does this one have the ability to be locked into place? Or, can it be easily removed?
You can add lockable mounts and lock the ratchet mechanism. However, a knife could quickly allow access to remove the tanks. This is not a great option if you are driving in an area of theft risk.
 
You can add lockable mounts and lock the ratchet mechanism. However, a knife could quickly allow access to remove the tanks. This is not a great option if you are driving in an area of theft risk.
The greater Denver and Front Range from The Springs to Fort Collins is at high risk of theft... :(
I'm thinking I can modify it with stainless steel straps and add a cross strap to lock it. I'll do some research. Thank you again!
 
The greater Denver and Front Range from The Springs to Fort Collins is at high risk of theft... :(
I'm thinking I can modify it with stainless steel straps and add a cross strap to lock it. I'll do some research. Thank you again!
What is nice about this setup is the ease of removal if running errands around town or if, god forbid, the spare tire is needed. I don't run with the tanks on around town and only include when headed out to the trail for a day or longer trip and I know that I will be camping with the Jeep or staying someplace I can remove and store the tanks safely.
 
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This is all you need for the AEV solution for our 392's. I have the XR package, and confirmed I don't need their tire carrier in order to run their fuel solution...just the 3rd BL extension and camera mount kit.
 
I use these: https://www.extremeterrain.com/morr...usmB6VLJWAaTbzB7DaIaAhSGEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

They make a JL version as well. They have a hole in the top of the carrier that I put a long eyebolt in and I lock them to the carrier, which also makes opening the can in place tough. I use Wavian NATO fuel cans, which hold (IIRC) about 5.3 gallons each. I had these on the Jeep on all of the typical Moab trails--extremely secure. Carriers can be removed in a few minutes if you don't want them in place all of the time.
 
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This is all you need for the AEV solution for our 392's. I have the XR package, and confirmed I don't need their tire carrier in order to run their fuel solution...just the 3rd BL extension and camera mount kit.
So this fuel caddy will fit an XR with the mopar tailgate reinforcement? I know the AEV fuel caddy will not fit. And if it does fit, you’re not concerned about adding 12 gallons of additional weight on that tailgate?
 
So this fuel caddy will fit an XR with the mopar tailgate reinforcement? I know the AEV fuel caddy will not fit. And if it does fit, you’re not concerned about adding 12 gallons of additional weight on that tailgate?
I’m not concerned no, as it is meant for even larger wheels/tires and there’s a ton of cheap really big heavy wheel/tire combos out there.
I did confirm with them directly that this fits the 492 w/ XR, yes… with those two other bits of kit/mod in the cart.
 
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