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post #1 of 33 Old 06-28-2011, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Desert Snake Dual Jerry Can carrier.

Well Let me start of by saying this thing is sick and fit what I needed perfect.
The install is very simple and only requires simple hand tools. I carry my spare in the jeep so having a secure way to carry fuel and water was high on the list.

First your going to want to remove your factory tire and carrier. Mine has been gone for years so I just had to cut a few zip ties LOL



Next you need to remove the pressure vent. As you can see mine was missing alot of the flappy doohickeys. A little downward pressure on the top and it will pop right out.



Make sure since you have it off that you clean all the dust out.



Next I put the included weather striping on the carrier. (You could put it on your tailgate if youd like either way will be just fine.)




Now comes the easy part line up the holes and use the factory hardware to install the carrier.
You will also need to install your plate to the hold down bracket.

Thats it your done. Its that simple. The carrier co,es with 2 tabs if youd like to mount your cb antenna to the carrier as well.







Here is a side shot so you can see how far it hangs off the back of the jeep.






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Very nice and great idea. It's not going to work for the guys with tire carriers, but pretty cool, nonetheless.

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Yeah i keep my spare in the cargo area. This thing is a beast very well built and mildly over kill for 2 fuel cans

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very nice and very functional. I'm digging it. now if only I could convince Desert Snake to use my jeep as a testing platform for the new stuff their thinking up...

edit* - is the tab over your tag for mounting a light to keep it legal at night? are you going to reuse the stock one or use something else?

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very nice and very functional. I'm digging it. now if only I could convince Desert Snake to use my jeep as a testing platform for the new stuff their thinking up...

edit* - is the tab over your tag for mounting a light to keep it legal at night? are you going to reuse the stock one or use something else?
Yes you could use that to attach one of the LED lights like PSC use. I havent had one for 2 years so im not in any rush to add one now

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The metal Blitz can fit like a glove as well. I installed the plastic scepter cans as well as the metal blitz cans.

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With a 48 inch Hi-lift installed, will it clear a standard garage door?
That i cann not help you wih unless you want a measurement from my jeep. My doors arent very standard


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That is an awesome concept! My only question, however, is can the straps be attached the "traditional" way on the fuel cans? By this I mean instead of going along the narrow edge have it pass by the handle of the can?
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wasn't too sure about this until this thread, and I gotta say, I like it!

I haven't run a spare tire carrier yet (always in the back) and this would be a great solution for water and gas transportation.

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That is an awesome concept! My only question, however, is can the straps be attached the "traditional" way on the fuel cans? By this I mean instead of going along the narrow edge have it pass by the handle of the can?

Yes, you would be able to use straps in the traditional way as well.
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Here are some more photos with the Blitz cans and hitch pin lock installed








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Nice writeup and pics! I've been contemplating adding this to my list. Like said above i think this thread sealed the deal!

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Pretty cool, but I'm reasonably sure that two full jerry cans and a highlift weigh more than a large tire. I would imagine that you would have the same problem as hanging a 35" spare off the stock carrier.

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Nice writeup and pics! I've been contemplating adding this to my list. Like said above i think this thread sealed the deal!

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Pretty cool, but I'm reasonably sure that two full jerry cans and a highlift weigh more than a large tire. I would imagine that you would have the same problem as hanging a 35" spare off the stock carrier.


I doubt it. The leverage point isnt as extreme as the weight of the cans and jack are kept nice and close to the gate.

6.073 pounds per gallon X 10 = 60 lbs
Hilift is 30 lbs
carrier 20 lbs

60
30
+20
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110 lb loaded

My 35 inch KM2 weighed in at 120 buy it self with out the stock carrier


And unless you just are very forgetful I know my cans will be empty unless im on the trail

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That's sweet Dr. I like it alot. I also like your fenders, you bastage...lol

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thanks guys...... now i need to get on a rear bumper LOL

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Looks nice.
Thank you. Do you still want me to measure it for you

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if you would measure it I would appriciate it, I am curious, and not in a gay way either.

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81 inches from the ground to the tip of the hilift

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Wow, this thing is actually pretty sweet!
Maybe I won't fix my fuel gauge and just carry extra fuel...
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That looks awesome. Maybe I need to figure out a different way to carry my spare so that I can get one of these.

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That i cann not help you wih unless you want a measurement from my jeep. My doors arent very standard

DAMN Dirty!!! If I move to cali will you share that massive garage if I pay rent.

On a serious note, I love the jerry can holder. And that massive garage, I'm envious.

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