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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Rotopax fuel carrier and Trasharoo install Reply with quote

I needed to carry extra 2 gallon fuel for my honda inverter for camping and these Rotopax did the trick. Very well made.

You can also fit them in the spare tire clam shell, perfect fit. You can put two of these in the clam shell with their bracket. All you have to do is drill four small holes in the clam shell and bolt the bracket and your set. 15 minute job.

Mounting on the swing out tire rack was bit more work. I had to saw off the middle part and drill a hole weld a nut and re-weld the sawed off part. It took couple of hours of work and I had a muffler shop near by do all the welding. Paid them $20

One other cool thing is you can put the Trasharoo bag right over the Rotopax.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which spare tire adapter did you use ? Looks very nice !
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outwesty wrote:
Which spare tire adapter did you use ? Looks very nice !


thanks, similar to burley or Gary Lee's. I drilled a hole and welded a nut pretty simple job.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice tire mount! thanks for sharing

> You can put two of these in the clam shell.

wow, very helpful info..

here is another thread about carrying fuel on a spare tire, includes a commercially available Rotopax mount for the spare..
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=502045
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon_slider wrote:
nice tire mount! thanks for sharing


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=502045


Only problem with these, not available yet. Smile


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whynotvw wrote:


Only problem with these are, not available yet. Smile

They will be out in 2 weeks Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trasharoo over Rotopax. Excellent bag to haul all kinds of extra things. Very well made. Bag is huge. Very popular with Jeeps and other 4x4 with tire carrier.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a first generation trasharoo that I have been using for a few years and it has held up great. I often use it for trash or beach towels depending on the needs. I bought the latest generation for my van as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a first generation trasharoo that I have been using for a few years and it has held up great. I often use it for trash or beach towels depending on the needs. I bought the latest generation for my van as well.
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Nice.. I wish I would've known about it earlier. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you fit more than one on the swing aware tire holder? Wouldn't mind having a gas + water container for some trips. Or just 4 gallons of gas. Havent figured out a better way than carrying a large jerry can somewhere else.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Rotopax fuel carrier and Trasharoo install Reply with quote

whynotvw wrote:

You can also fit them in the spare tire clam shell, perfect fit. You can put two of these in the clam shell with their bracket. All you have to do is drill four small holes in the clam shell and bolt the bracket and your set. 15 minute job.


They make the Rotopax in difference sizes. Which size did you mount in the clam shell? I have thought about adding one to the spare tire carrier, but also haul a bike carrier and I'm not sure I'd have the clearance. My clam shell is unused and so it would be good to use that space for something.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got my 2 gallon Rotopax mounted to my Gary Lee ladder..

Happy with it....might creep the ladder over farther to the driver's side to clear my third break light....

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