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Mounting Gerry can

Postby Iaustin » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:41 pm



Anyone mount a gerrycan on the trailer hitch for long trips



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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby ankgrays » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:45 pm

I've heard of smaller or lower profile plastic cans mounted. Don't know why you couldn't. Been thinking about it myself.

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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:01 am

Once. I carried a "plastic" gas can on our last trip to California. Thought I might need it crossing the desert. Never really needed it but I had to use it when the cap busted in half due to excessive pressure build up from exposure to the sun. Next time I won't fill it so full. Be careful when carrying gas.

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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby harvey01 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:50 am

In addition to the obvious safety considerations and proper venting of the can, don't forget about the effect of weight on that trailer tongue.

And depending on the size of the can, does it have baffles to reduce the effects of the gas sloshing around?

I never had a gas can on the tongue of a trailer but have had water in a cooler become a problem.
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby FM-USA » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:25 am

Iaustin wrote:Anyone mount a gerrycan on the trailer hitch for long trips


Gas can on a trailer hitch... hummmm

Sounds like a great Anti Rear-End Accident determent.
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Postby robb » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:33 pm

Have placed a 1 gallon container in each saddle bag and still had room left for other gear. Less than 10 pounds per side and suprisingly no spillage. Two gallons and I can safely travel 275 miles at night.
A 5 gallon gerry can about 10 pounds and 5 gallons of fuel about 40 pounds, thats 50 pounds plus mounting hardware added to tongue weight. Might be about the same weight as a loaded cooler.

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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby cal3san » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:09 pm

I carry a flat, one-gallon rotomold container made by rotopax (http://www.rotopax.com). It is mounted on the tongue between the 18-can cooler and the pop-up camper. Because it is such a tight fit I only need a bungee cord to hold it in place.

Hint: No matter what container you use or how you mount it, always vent it a couple times a day to release any built up pressure in the it.
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby redial » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:57 am

That is why you should only put 1 gallon in a 1 gallon container. If you fill right to the brim, there is no room for expansion, which can cause you to have fuel shower when you go to open it. :?
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:35 pm

I got a hitch rack carrier that I strapped a 2+ gas can on last year for my first IBA ride. on the second IBA ride the temp was much higher and the plastic can expanded and fell over a couple times. I built a box, painted it black and added some black reflective tape to set the can in so it doesn't fall over and have been on several trips this year
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:17 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:I got a hitch rack carrier that I strapped a 2+ gas can on last year for my first IBA ride. on the second IBA ride the temp was much higher and the plastic can expanded and fell over a couple times. I built a box, painted it black and added some black reflective tape to set the can in so it doesn't fall over and have been on several trips this year


Them lazy good for nothing plastic cans, ALWAYS laying down on the job.
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby robb » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:56 am

Been carrying a 1 gallon container in saddle bags for more than 20 years and never had one swell up, yet. Having an external can is nice, but have seen other bikers steal gas when owner walked away. While at Daytona watched some bikers siphon from jerry can into a quart beer bottle and put into 3 bikes. Owner came out of food joint and seen lid open and went ballistic, around $4 a gallon at time. It's easy to get a locking holder, but don't forget a locking cap.

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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:18 am

robb wrote:Been carrying a 1 gallon container in saddle bags for more than 20 years and never had one swell up, yet. Having an external can is nice, but have seen other bikers steal gas when owner walked away. While at Daytona watched some bikers siphon from jerry can into a quart beer bottle and put into 3 bikes. Owner came out of food joint and seen lid open and went ballistic, around $4 a gallon at time. It's easy to get a locking holder, but don't forget a locking cap.


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I've never seen or heard of a GoldWing owner do that.
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:10 pm

never had a problem with anyone taking gas from my can or just taking the can itself and as you see in the pic there is just a bungie cord holding the can down
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby robb » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:54 pm

FM-USA wrote:I've never seen or heard of a GoldWing owner do that.


What ? Carrying spare gas or someone stealing gas. Did not say Winger was stealing, but did say Daytona. Those guys were the kind you mind your own business around when alone.

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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:21 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:never had a problem with anyone taking gas from my can or just taking the can itself and as you see in the pic there is just a bungie cord holding the can down


Next can full, fill it with water with little splash of gas for aroma. :twisted:
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:01 am

FM-USA wrote:
detdrbuzzard wrote:never had a problem with anyone taking gas from my can or just taking the can itself and as you see in the pic there is just a bungie cord holding the can down


Next can full, fill it with water with little splash of gas for aroma. :twisted:

seeing that I've never had a problem there is no need to fill my can with anything other than gas and seafoam. the minute someone takes your advice they will need the gas in the can but its water and ammonia, now what
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Re: Mounting Gerry can

Postby FM-USA » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:34 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:
FM-USA wrote:
detdrbuzzard wrote:never had a problem with anyone taking gas from my can or just taking the can itself and as you see in the pic there is just a bungie cord holding the can down


Next can full, fill it with water with little splash of gas for aroma. :twisted:

seeing that I've never had a problem there is no need to fill my can with anything other than gas and seafoam. the minute someone takes your advice they will need the gas in the can but its water and ammonia, now what


YAAaaaa, I should have wrote that as a GENERIC point. My whoops.
BUT I have heard (almost 1st hand) of that happening, water instead of gas. A neighbors kid siphoning neighbors gas for his bike.


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