No spare tire on my dutch doors, what about fuel cans?

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Spdcrazy
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Re: No spare tire on my dutch doors, what about fuel cans?

Post by Spdcrazy » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:55 pm

Simple enough! More projects to do now. Thanks!

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Re: No spare tire on my dutch doors, what about fuel cans?

Post by H2OJoe » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:35 pm

I've been carrying the Rotopak 2 gallon gas can on my driver's side for 3 years now with no problems. I only use it when I go to Baja each winter and it has held up to the rough roads (and vibration) with no problems.
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Re: No spare tire on my dutch doors, what about fuel cans?

Post by Bret Schmerker » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:30 pm

:cheers: Thanks for the advance info for modding my M11006 for trailering. I've laid contingency for an upgrade spare-tire winch to handle 40max# for reserve strength enough for a ø15"x7" ALCOA® rim and LT235/70R15 110Q all-terrain (immediate plans only involve a P215/75R15 100S full-service spare on a ø15"x6.5" stamped steel), and the left Dutch door is appropriate for a 19L-size Jerry-can rack. (I'd rather leave the right Dutch door's exterior alone due to the frenched registration plate and release handle.)
1997 GMC M11006 (Safari SLE, 2WD, V6-4300/4L60-E/7.625" 3.73:1 open)
Acquired Jul 2018 / In service Sep 2018 - present

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