Originally Posted by OTRtech
You've got a great idea and I'm not meaning to down you.
A spare gas can on the back of a truck like you want is OK for off-road and ONLY off-road.As long as you're going forward , you're not backing into something solid (tree,rock,another truck,etc..) and no one is so close behind you they run the risk of running into you.
Imagine driving down the road and some idiot decides to rearend you.
IMHO make a bracket inside the box.
Yes it would only be for off road use. I thought about putting it in the bed, but I need the bed open for carrying equipment and the tent that goes in the bed…so that’s not an option.
The bracket will allow the gas can to ride atop the bumper up against the tailgate. The design will also allow for quick removal by pulling the pin underneath for complete removal of the swing arm. I figure if I backup into something the bumper will hit first, but there’s always Murphy’s Law…if it can happen it will, but out in the desert were I usually go theres not much in the way of trees or other things to back into. If someone’s following to close and rear ends me hard enough to crush my bumper…well lets just say they’ll get theirs.