Rotopax or knock off options?

CalSgt

Active Member
I have been thinking about getting a few Rotopax or similar containers, primarily to mount on my adventure trailer but also to use on or in the jeep occasionally.

I see there are other brands making similar products are any of them worthwhile?

ETA: Thinking about gas and water containers

 

trailraider

Caught the Bug
I have the Rotopax fuel and water ones. No experience with the similar styles. I never use Fuel one as I prefer the military style one I have. but that's a personal preference. I use the water one all the time and have a mount inside my Jeep to hold it. I like tor Rotopax for this as its secured and fairly compact compared to say blue jug.
 

Brute

Hooked
I’ve not seen or heard of a rotopax knockoff...I did try a a pair of 5 gal soft fuel bladders similar to what boats use for extra fuel...one of them leaked gas all over my hot JK6 on a 108 degree day in Henderson last year...I sent them both back for a refund
 

CalSgt

Active Member
I’ve not seen or heard of a rotopax knockoff...I did try a a pair of 5 gal soft fuel bladders similar to what boats use for extra fuel...one of them leaked gas all over my hot JK6 on a 108 degree day in Henderson last year...I sent them both back for a refund
Holy shit... you lucked out that could have gone bad real fast
 

desertrunner

Active Member
I have the Rotopax fuel and water ones. No experience with the similar styles. I never use Fuel one as I prefer the military style one I have. but that's a personal preference. I use the water one all the time and have a mount inside my Jeep to hold it. I like tor Rotopax for this as its secured and fairly compact compared to say blue jug.
Do you have a pic of how that's mounted inside? I like that idea
 

2011jk

Member
Not a fan of the Roto's..they swell in the heat and hate hoe they dispense fuel.
Best are non DOT Scepter ones.
I have one mounted perminate in a old jerry can bracket bolted to a Springtail molle panel.
When needing to carry more I just put one additional on each side of the ARB and strap all down.

Not currant cans, I tried the Wavin cans...sucked.
 

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trailraider

Caught the Bug
Not a fan of the Roto's..they swell in the heat and hate hoe they dispense fuel.
Best are non DOT Scepter ones.
I have one mounted perminate in a old jerry can bracket bolted to a Springtail molle panel.
When needing to carry more I just put one additional on each side of the ARB and strap all down.

Not currant cans, I tried the Wavin cans...sucked.
you don't have issues with the gas stink inside your jeep?
 

Ddays

Active Member
Not a fan of the Roto's..they swell in the heat and hate hoe they dispense fuel.

One of the reasons I liked the Roto's - swelling means they held fumes inside. Mine swelled in Moab one year a crazy amount. Overnight they shrunk back to normal but never once leaked. And yes, I totally agree, the spouts suck, but there are alternatives to the standard ones.
 
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