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Old 01-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Rotopax Questions

I have a 2006 BMW F650GS currently setup with a 35 liter pelican brand case modified by Caribou Cases for my top box. Saw the Rotopax 2 gal "storage" type case and would like opinions on mounting that sucker to the top of my Pelican case. The Pelican is extremely durable and the wall thickness I think is fine for it. Wondering if anyone has done this? Specifically for the storage type rotopax case wondering if the locking handle would prevent anyone from opening the case while it is mounted to the top of my Pelican. Basically looking for a secure way to carry some tools and such.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Yes, the locking handle will prevent the tool case from being opened until you unlock it with a key. Based on your post, it sounds exactly like what the storage case was made for. -Steve
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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This is not really an answer to your question, but check the dimensions of the 1.75 gallon pack vs. the 2 gallon pack. The 2 gallon pack is noticeably longer as it has some tabs which are meant to interconnect with another Rotopax. And the website says the 1.75 gallon Rotopax fills to 2 gallons if you "overfill" it (although maybe this implies that the 2 gallon pack holds 2.25 gallons if it is over filled.) The dimensions may be better suited to your needs.

The 2 gallon pack is 17.75 L x 13.25 W x 3.0 H.
The 1.75 gln pack is 15.00 L x 13.50 W x 3.5 H

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:29 AM   #4
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I believe your trying to do something like this. Pretty durable with no major issues if so. Always a good idea to limit the weight up high but I think you will be fine to do it. This is a gas can and not a storage box but same concept.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
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I see a 1.75 for gas and one for water but I don't see a storage one a 1.75 / am I missing something?
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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I see a 1.75 for gas and one for water but I don't see a storage one a 1.75 / am I missing something?

Thank you. I was wondering that too
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #7
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As of now, RotopaX makes gas containers in 1, 1.75, 2, 3 and 4 gallon sizes. Their storage pack only is made in the 2 gallon size. Thats why I made my own 1 gallon storage container. You could do the same with a 1.75 container as well... -Steve




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Old 01-04-2013, 07:57 AM   #8
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^^^^

With foam, that would make an awesome tool box
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