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Mounting gas can on front rack

Hi I been looking around how to mount those flat gas cans. Like the koplin or rotopax? Do I gotta make custom mounts or does any of the ones the company makes work for outlander?


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I mounted two to of the one-gallon'ish tanks right on the front rack.

The mounts are simply connected to the front rack with a couple of U-Bolts.
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I have the 1.75 gallon rotopax and I just ratchet strap it right down to my rack works perfectly
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The mounts are simply connected to the front rack with a couple of U-Bolts.
At least the XT-P doesn't have tubular metal racks. They're flattish plastic, so a U-Bolt wouldn't fit. It'd be nice to mount those RotoPax units with a LinQ type of clamp. Somebody needs to fab one .
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Yeah I don’t think the u bolts will work on my racks. I guess for now I will use ratchet straps


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Yeah I don’t think the u bolts will work on my racks. I guess for now I will use ratchet straps


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They make many style mounts. Just google search rotopax mount etc.

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I use Roto Paks & here is what I did on my 2014 Outlander MAX.
I took the Roto Pak Standard Mount, https://rotopax.com/pack-mount.html

... where the holes are in the for the "Body" of the mount, I drilled them clear thru for 5/16 in bolts and bought a couple of long bolts & a couple of nylon nuts.


Next, I take the base with the raised mounting holes up (like in the photo) & slide it under the center of the plastic rack under two of the quick link holes in the rack. I hold the mount in place with a nylon nut, put the base over the two factory quick link holes (at the aft end of the rack), & start one bolt, then I hold the other nylon nut under the rack & get the other bolt started. And then I tighten them down. Works pretty good & it's easy to remove when I need to.
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I use Roto Paks & here is what I did on my 2014 Outlander MAX.
I took the Roto Pak Standard Mount, https://rotopax.com/pack-mount.html

... where the holes are in the for the "Body" of the mount, I drilled them clear thru for 5/16 in bolts and bought a couple of long bolts & a couple of nylon nuts.


Next, I take the base with the raised mounting holes up (like in the photo) & slide it under the center of the plastic rack under two of the quick link holes in the rack. I hold the mount in place with a nylon nut, put the base over the two factory quick link holes (at the aft end of the rack), & start one bolt, then I hold the other nylon nut under the rack & get the other bolt started. And then I tighten them down. Works pretty good & it's easy to remove when I need to.


Ok thanks I will try this and see how it goes


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I have a Rotopax on the rear of mine, 2.5 gallons. There is a bracket that bolts to the rack, then a stud sticks up where the 'pax goes, then a T handle type thing that secures it. I didn't want it at first, but it doesn't get in the way so gonna leave it....

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One question on those containers: Do they have a pressure relief valve? Or do you just fill them to the brim, to avoid sloshing, and creating pressure inside? Just curious, since just the sun hitting the container would cause expansion. Thx.
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