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post #1 of 4 Old 10-21-2013, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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AEV fuel caddy - sans AEV tire carrier

Just curious... how hard would it be to fab something that could support the AEV fuel caddy - say off of the Teraflex tailgate hinges.

Do you think think hing side of the JK could support the weight, plus the weight of a 35" ?

Any other considerations? Or should one just try to fit the AEV tire carrier onto the Mopar bumper I have, and be done with it?

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I don't know how much the AEV fuel caddy weighs, but considering the teraflex hinge is designed to carry up to a 37" tire and they sell an accessory bracket for a hi-lift jack or rotopax, I would think that you would be ok.
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The gas would weight just under 90 lbs, say another 40 for the tank and bracket, and another 100 for the tire. That's 230 lbs. What's the heavier 37s weigh?

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Teraflex shows their bracket with a hi-lift jack (30lbs) and two rotopax (3 gallons of fuel each - 36 lbs) with a 37" tire (about 15 lbs more than a comparable 35). Figure 80 lbs + bracket and empty rotopax weight more than your 35" spare alone.

The AEV fuel caddy holds 10 gallons of fuel (about 60 lbs) plus the weight of the caddy and the bracket you fab. The difference in weight between the two applications probably won't be much, but the AEV setup is carrying that weight at the center of the spare, where the Teraflex bracket mounts close to the hinge point.

After looking at the AEV setup, I would be concerned about hanging that much weight that far from the hinge point. I think the Teraflex equipment will handle it, but I could see the Jeep side of the hinge giving way over time, especially if your bouncing around off road a lot.

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