Thanks trailscape! All input is welcome at this point!
I'm real interested in the fabricated stuff.
Since I have 4 of the Blitz EZ pour cans I'd like to make something for them.
Here's what I'm thinking in words since I've been too busy to draw anything let along fab something up. I figure I want my bed space for other stuff, since extra fuel will be more of a "fixture" than "cargo", and my build at this point is focused on the trek to, from and around Ouray from Washington State and back.
I want to bring my 2kw Generator to run power tools and such as needed, I figure I'll put that right behind me on the drivers side of the bed and lock it down either with bolts or I'll weld in some kind of latches. I'm also going to have a utility rack (like a work truck ladder rack).
I'm thinking I can make a holder for three 5 gal cans that sits above the bed rail right behind the drivers side rear window since I can't look out of it and it's not blocking my view of anything. Then I got gas right there for the generator AND right there next to the trucks fill hole. If I get lazy I can even syphon rather than actually "hold" the can!
Another thing I like about these cans over the Army knock off and even real surplus is that EVERYBODY has them. Even some grocery stores. The Army style ones generally cost double or more and can be hard to find if I need to replace one. Seriously, Pepboys has both side by side, a plastic thin walled NATO knock off is $50, my style is $12. They both hold 5 gallons and have the same style spout, so if one leaks so does the other.
I maintain that if I could score some military fuel cans cheap I'd switch over though, so I still want to see pics of what all of you are doing to carry your fuel, regardless of the style of can you use.
Any more thoughts and pics, keep them coming!
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