Jerry Can Box – Fits 3 Jerry Cans with Railing on top (20″ x 20″ x 15″)
I’ve never heard of Aluminess before… What can you tell me about them?
Aluminess has been around for over 12 years. They are known for their bumpers, tire racks, roof racks, and things are similar to those types of things. If it is for off-roading then there is a chance there Aluminess makes a version. They tend to make things out of Aluminum as their name would imply. It offers strength while being lighter in weight than most of the other materials. Aluminum also tends to resist rust. They are a trusted brand for most people who are looking for bumpers, ladders, and/or storage boxes. They are also based in the USA. California to be more specific.
I’ve got a few friends that got something like this and it degraded pretty fast. I want to get one that will last me a long time. Is this the right fuel box for me?
Yes. Aluminess makes durable, rust-resistant products that last for a very long time. If you are looking for a jerry can holder with a railing on top then you will be hard pressed to find one that will function as well and stay in good shape as long as an Aluminess product can.
I know you said that the company is located in the United States, however, does that also mean that the product is manufactured in the United States as well?
You are correct. The product is made in the USA and the company is also located in the USA as well.
I know you said this is a lightweight solution but why would I care about that fact? What makes that an important metric?
If you are already close to your weight limit or you know that you carry things close to that limit then you need to find products that will not add weight to it. It also lessens the wear and tear on your brakes over time. Another advantage of an aluminum solution like this is that you will not have to replace your brakes as quickly which leaves you that money to do something else or to save up for when you do need to replace parts of your brake system.
My friend’s set up rusted and became unusable. I’d like to avoid that if I can. Is that possible?
Aluminum, which is one of the main components of this jerry can holder which means that it will resist rusting far better than other types of metals. If you want one that is durable and rust resistant then you are looking at the right one.
What is the official size of this product?
Aluminess tells us that this product is 20 x 15 x 20. However, if you are getting this product then you also have to factor in the box size. You can assume that it will have around 6 to 7 inches more than the product will do around the box.
How does this thing lock?
Aluminess says that it has a locking stainless front strap.
Wait, you said that this also has a rack on top?
Correct. It has a 3″ rail on top to help you transport even more items.
What hardware is included?
You get all of the following items included in your kit:
- Keys which are attached to inside of the lock so you do not lose them during the shipping process.
- 70008 which are 3 ¼-20 Nut with nylon locking inserts
- 70009 which are 3 ¼ x 5/8 Washers SS (.03″ thick)
- 70038 which are 3 ¼ -20 x 2 3/4″ Bolt Flt Soc Cap Phillips SS
- 70040 which are 3 ¼” Washer Countersunk Fins SS
- 70039 which are 3 1/4″ Fender washers SS
Anything special I should know about the hardware?
Yes. The hardware is made up of mostly stainless steel components. If you do not use lubricant on them then they will tend to bind to the nut. Aluminess mentions using wax or Never Seize.
Is there somewhere where I can read more about this information?
Yes. You can read more about those issues in the documentation located by clicking here.