RotoPax 'Gas Packs' and/or RotoPax 'FuelPax': what's the diff?

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  1. MotorcycleWriter

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    I'm needing a few Pax for an upcoming trip. What's the difference and why would I order one over the other. Price is about the same. Appearance is about the same. Sizes vary slightly. Maybe a difference in construction and mounting, but the mounting points and mounting hardware 'look' conceptually the same even if the sizes are slightly different.

    How are the spouts? It looks like they come with those stupid USA spouts that are supposed to keep me from pouring fuel on a bonfire but when I do that I always just take the cap off for a bigger bang. Which is the best replacement. I hate to drop extra money on a new spout that works when I buy a new spout that doesn't...

    Is it called an "Eco spout" because it requires additional plastic to make? Is it green to make me feel better about saving the planet? I'm so awesome.
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  2. Exurban

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    Well, I’m not in the market but was curious. You should dig around some, like Jeep forums, etc. but sounds like fuelpax has a thinner wall and is blow molded. Rotopax is roto-molded and thicker like how they make polyethylene kayaks, etc. Hence fuelpax has a 5 year warranty while Rotopax has 10. Looks like they also sell old fashioned common sense spouts separately.
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  3. Motomantra

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    Sometimes you can get the water jug spout to replace the, "No spill/dribbles all over" spout.
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    Buy the gas cans and water spouts. I replaced my spouts when one broke the first time I needed it. No leaks, no problems and it doesn't take two hands to use it.
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  6. Emb120

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    MotorcycleWriter,
    If you are local to northern Utah, Rotopax is located at the Bountiful Skypark Airport. They sell scratch and dent items there. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the products.
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  7. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    I have both Rotopax and now a Fuelpax [ 13.5l ] Measured them both up with a mates ultrasonic "thickness" tester, very little difference in materials between the 2 types, both have the same spout type [ easy to use ]. Fuelpax is about 20% cheaper, size for size, at least here in OZ. Happy with both, and both well crash tested....
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  8. MotorcycleWriter

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    I'm always surprised to see what's local. Like Warp9. Lots of stuff here in N. Utah. For the last few weeks I've been trying to combine a trip by there with some other reason to drive to SLC but it hasn't worked out, at least not during business hours. And they're not open on weekends :-(
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  10. KTM Mike

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    FWIW they also sell "2nds" or "blems" on their website. Mine is a blems. No issues over six years. Excellent price.
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  11. BradB.

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    I’m curious, what size Rotopax gas can do most people buy? I’d be mounting it to the rear rack on my R1200GS.
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    I carry on my F850GSA the 1.75 gal Rotopax. 20200404_145338.jpg
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  13. BradB.

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    ^^^ Thanks! It really helps to visualize. That looks like a nice size.
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  14. phuzzygnu

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    One gallon each Rotopax fuel and water in place of passenger seat.

    Fits perfectly, and a duffel can be placed on top. 623637560.jpg
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  15. BradB.

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    ^^^ Thats a thought, too. I don’t have a passenger seat mounted, so that might work, too. Food for thought. Thanks for posting.
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    The best part is that I found a torn up passenger seat on eBay for like $25, stripped the cover and padding, and used the pan as a base for the Rotopax mount.

    Snaps on and off just like a stock seat. 1283601231.jpg
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  17. BradB.

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    That’s bloody brilliant!
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  18. Oilhed

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    What about the mounts? They look slightly different and the Fuelpax labeled mount is cheaper, too?
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