Jerry cans are a must when going on overland/expedition trips or just that weekend off-road trip. This Jerry Can Mount will hold your 5 gallon (20 Liters) can safe on when traveling on your next adventure. Rugged mount simply holds Jerry Can by bottom lip and bracket that attaches on handle. rugged mount. 8 mounting holes (4 on each side) for easy to mount and universal fit for many applications options. Includes mounting hardware.
Recently picked up this product to mount my jerry can after an exhaustive search trying to find a mounting option that worked well for my Smittybilt Defender Rack. I was excited to see Smittybilt offered a jerry can mount that was made specifically for the Defender Rack. The pictures on the website made it seem like a pretty straightforward mounting process and solid mount. Unfortunately, this was not the case. While I admit, the brackets and hardware are practically bombproof, the mount does not properly seat on the rack. The mount sits above the roof rack cross bars about 2 inches, which didn't bother me too much. However, the mount is only attached to a single tube on the roof rack meaning when any weight is applied to the mount, it tilts down towards the rack. I was able to find a way to run a screw through the roof rack mounting point that would help support the mount (see pictures). Additionally, the provided rubber buffers are trash and should just be thrown away. As soon as I tightened the bolts on the mount, they blew out (see pictures).
All in all, the mount is solid, but it needs some reworking. I'm keeping it for now, but I would have expected better craftsmanship for a product specifically designed for the Defender Rack.
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