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Old 03-19-2013, 07:25 AM   #16
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When I built my Adventure tub I used 1/4" X 2" aluminum flatstock on the inside, top and bottom, to mount the cans to.



Coming back from Alaska this last Summer the corner weld on the box started spliting from the top down because of the weight of the full can but the mounts never had a problem,



This setup has done about 20,000 miles including the Trans Labrador and various Colorado and Utah off roading trips. I do not know how fortunate it was but last Fall some nice lady ran through a yield sign entering a roundabout up here and took out the rear of the adventure tub so I am working on building a new one right now. I will use all of the same mounting but I will reinforce the front and rear corners where the Jerry cans are with 2" aluminum angle stock this time.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:33 AM   #17
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When I had the can mounted on the inside of the Ural tub I used a 12" square piece of 1/16" sheet metal on the inside to mount it to.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #18
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Alright, just took pictures of my set up, Nato 10L can and Nato 10L holder
The tub is a Ural.
I have this set up for 4 years and nothing has moved, yet!
Alright TwinTwin, I'm going to trust your judgement and do the exact same setup. My biggest concern is bouncing a fuel swooshing that could compromise the integrity. But if you're telling 4 years and going strong, then so be it.

I'll take pictures and post it in detail for the next guy that has my same problem.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:01 AM   #19
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Alright TwinTwin, I'm going to trust your judgement and do the exact same setup. My biggest concern is bouncing a fuel swooshing that could compromise the integrity. But if you're telling 4 years and going strong, then so be it.

I'll take pictures and post it in detail for the next guy that has my same problem.
As Dana (DirtyDR) says, the welds on the holder itself will let it go before the mount set up. Ara has the same can, holder and mount, with no trouble as far as I know, and he mainly does off road, not in my case. Try to avoid the potholes in NY city and you should be alright
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #20
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Working on it right now...
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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Good luck and keep us posted with pictures on the final product.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #22
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Ok so here was the process, first the items:

1 NATO 10L fuel can
1 Smitty holder from amazon
4 bolts
4 nuts
4 washers
2 steel bars with an L bend to them
1 3-ft piece of hard rubber (to prevent damage to the paint job


First I thought I'd mount it onto this part of the frame, but you guys convinced me that with the right finess, the tub is strong enough


Measured the placement of the holes, marked them and then proceded to first place the rubber, and then the frame after drilling 4 holes.


Rubber on the inside of the tub as well. I like this paint job.


Now the strong steel bars on the inside of the tub to keep the integrity of everything. And now tighten bolts. Hard!! I figured and wobbling is a really bad thing in this situation.


Finished!



Bye bye NYC! Hello Houston!
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #23
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Good job, looks strong enough for me, at least until Houston
One remark if I may, the can looks to be a little loose on the base inside the holder, try to put some foam or something to avoid the can to bounce sideway.
Thanks again for sharing your build with pictures, and have a nice trip to TX.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #24
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The two new Smittybilt holders were at the office when I got to work this morning and I can not believe how heavy duty these things are compared to the ones I have now. I think that I am going to have to do some more reinforcing on the new tub when I start putting it together.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #25
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I used the 10L can that Sportsmans Guide had for like $29 and it fit right into a stock Ural can holder.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c...aspx?a=1123986



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Old 03-26-2013, 03:27 AM   #26
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One remark if I may, the can looks to be a little loose on the base inside the holder, try to put some foam or something to avoid the can to bounce sideway.
It looks very loose to me. Praxguy, can you tell us how much of a difference in size the jerry can is compared to the Smitty holder? Also, does anyone know if the 10L and the 20L have the same dimensions, other than the height?
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:11 AM   #27
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One word of caution to all; choose your mounting location wisely.
Mounting between the hack and the bike provides you with a little more crush protection in the event of an impact/crash/rollover.

The last thing you need is a can mounted on the right side of the rig and it losing integrity in an impact and spraying your monkey and possibly you with gasoline.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #28
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One word of caution to all; choose your mounting location wisely.
Mounting between the hack and the bike provides you with a little more crush protection in the event of an impact/crash/rollover.

The last thing you need is a can mounted on the right side of the rig and it losing integrity in an impact and spraying your monkey and possibly you with gasoline.
This is probably the last thing I am worried about I tend to worry more about the six gallons of fuel between my legs. First of all the cargo tub does not carry a passenger and I got punched in the right rear of the tub last year by a lady in a jeep who failed to yield entering a roundabout and despite the fact that she hit square in the side of the rear can and pushed it into the side of the tub she also pushed me across two lanes of the roundabout. This did absolutely no damage to the Jerry can but ut did destroy the mounting bracket. I suppose if I was hit hard enough to affect the integrity of that can I would have a whole lot more to worry about than that 2 gallons of fuel.

YMMV of course.

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #29
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Dana,
Do you have the smitty mount? If so, does it keep the jerry can from rattling around? Also, what are the dimensions of the 10L can?
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:22 PM   #30
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It looks very loose to me. Praxguy, can you tell us how much of a difference in size the jerry can is compared to the Smitty holder? Also, does anyone know if the 10L and the 20L have the same dimensions, other than the height?
Hi yes I just got done with my trip from NYC to Houston (6 day ride). I can tell you that the Smitty is built like a tank, but yes it leaves about an inch of space with the NATO can. But the thing is that when the can is filled, I have not found it rattling at all. It's really a non-issue!

But I will tell you what is an issue: using the standard spout. Oh man did I spill gasoline literally EVERYWHERE. I was so mad, it stripped the paint off my decals.
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