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Rotopax Hawk Four Wheel Camper FWC Gas Can 3Gal Rotopax LoxMount

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#21 Riverrunner

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:20 PM

 

i have a gas/oil mix mounted on the lower rear passenger side for the chainsaw and a locked storage box for saw tools.  the Sawpit chainsaw mount goes on the driverside rear jack bracket when loaded onto the truck.

 

 Any info and photo's of the chainsaw mount you using?  


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:55 PM

I have the base mounted to an Aluminess box that attaches to a swing arm on my rear bumper.  Pretty much everything else is the same as what you showed -- I don't think the basic design has changed.  I have no idea why they would be different but I might add a bicycle lock to the handles anyway in case the thieves are smarter than I am.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 05:58 PM

will do.  Thanks a lot for making people aware of this.  Those containers are not cheap.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

 Any info and photo's of the chainsaw mount you using?  

i haven't had a chance to mount it yet but the mounting holes match my jack brackets.  the thing is called the SawGrip www.sawgrip.com.  it's the Vertical model used by the forest service in their trucks.  i'll probably add a cable lock to secure the saw when mounted.  


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#25 Riverrunner

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:37 PM

Thanks!  Yeah I gotta one of those.  


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:54 PM

Interesting.  I just tried to replicate what you did in the video and the top can does not spin at all.  I wonder if I have an older/newer version.  Thanks for the video.


I have used them for years and mine will not do this. My guess after looking at the video (can't see for certain) is that we are using them differently. I tighten both handles separately, like you would a lock nut. I torque the first one until it cannot turn, then tighten the second one until it cannot make another half rotation. Then I add the next 'stack' in my old truck I ran a stack of four - laying flat. I kept them very tight and they never rotated and when I forgot the keys I could not get them off. I kniw they have changed the design over the years because I had hardware that did not work with my newest gas can without rubbing.
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#27 cdbrow1

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:14 PM

Your description is what my video shows I did exactly. Just reach up and twist your cans when done, I'd bet they will come apart due to the configuration or hardware type. They haven't changed the hardware that I know of.

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Once I get them mounted I will certainly test them out.  I was going to do a back wall mount, but I am reconsidering that. I may not carry any extra fuel at all. Truck has 600 mile range and the generator should last me for at least a week without needing to refuel due to my battery setup. Just make sure I keep the tank topped off and I should be fine. Perhaps if I do the Dempster highway in the future I will add some tanks. 


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#28 kmacafee

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:02 PM

OK. I just mounted mine using the same procedure as CDBROW1 and you show in your video.  I tighten the first handle and then tighten the second against that.  I'm not Charles Atlas but once they are locked, I cannot move them at all. I tried rotating in both directions and they just do not move.

 

Very strange.


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#29 cdbrow1

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:11 PM

Then there is this idea - YIKES. 

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:29 AM

Mine I decided to keep out of sight, away from messing with structural holes. They sit below the Yakima racks so canoe slides right on up, snug and out of site. Takes a minute to take off before lifting roof. Cheaper too. 

 

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