Are you looking for a fuel container for your overlanding rig? There are a ton of jerrycans out there, with the most popular ones being Rotopax and Fuelpax. 

Both of these advanced jerrycans come with high-end features. They look almost identical, have the same purpose, and have similar popularity as well. 

It can become a bit hard to figure out the best option between Rotopax vs Fuelpax. To tackle this issue, we have jotted this post down to answer all of your questions regarding these fuel containers. 

By the time you have finished reading this post, you will come to know which option is the better one and why.

Review of Rotopax vs Fuelpax

In this section, we will share reviews and comparisons of these two premium fuel containers based on different aspects.

Size

These two products are available in various sizes and capacities. At the time of writing this post, you can get a FuelpaX gas container in 3 sizes that are 1.5, 3.5, and 4 gallons respectively. 

On the other hand, the RotopaX comes in 3 sizes of 1/1.75/2 gallons. As usual, depending on the capacity, there will be a difference in price as well.

Mounting Compatibility

Both of these products can be mounted. You can stack multiple packs together as well. But to do so, you will have to buy the mount plates and pack mount extensions.

Leak-proof

These are some of the most ruggedly built auxiliary fuel tanks on the market. Under normal use, there will be no leakage. If you want the best leak-proof product, you should go with RotopaX.

Wall Thickness and Build Quality – What’s the Difference?

The primary difference between these two products is in their wall thickness. For your information, RotopaX is made with roto-molded technology. Whereas the FuelpaX is just blow-molded.

As a result, in terms of the build quality, wall thickness, and expected lifespan, RotopaX is the ultimate winner.

Price

FuelpaX is a lot cheaper compared to RotopaX. So, if you are looking for a budget-friendly good option, FuelpaX is the winner.

Warranty

Once again, here RotopaX is the winner with its 10 years warranty. Compared to this, the FuelpaX comes with a 5-year warranty.

Accessories

Both these fuel tanks have accessories available. If you need a complete usable kit, you can buy the Pack Mount Extension, Mounts Plate, and the container itself.

FAQ

Can Rotopax Be Laid Flat?

Of course. There is no problem if you lay Rotopax on its side or back.

How Do You Stack Rotopax?

If you need to stack multiple Rotopax together, the best option would be to get their ‘Pack Mount Extension’ kit.

Can You Paint Rotopax?

Technically, you can paint Rotopax, but we don’t not recommend you doing so because Rotopax is made of Polyethylene and no paint will stick to it flawlessly. 

The paint will deteriorate very quickly and chances are it will gradually start to peel.

How Do You Use a Rotopax Nozzle?

There are only two steps for using the Rotopax Eco spout properly. 

First of all, you will twist the green-colored ring to the unlocked position. After that, you have to apply a bit of pressure or simply push down on the spout until it slides ¼”.

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How Do They Compare To Traditional jerrycans?

Simply put, both Rotopax and Fuelpax are far superior compared to any traditional jerrycans. These are made with top-notch materials and advanced construction methods. 

They also come with innovative features and accessories that the traditional jerrycans lack. 

Plus, these are durable and will definitely last longer than the traditional fuel tanks. If the slight difference in price is not an issue for you, then you should always use a premium jerrycan like the RotopaX or the FuelpaX.

Wrap Up

Along with the essential bag for overlanders, you should carry auxiliary fuel containers as well. Now you can see that Rotopax is the superior product compared to Fuelpax, because of the thicker wall and different construction methods.

The warranty period is longer for Rotopax than the Fuelpax as well. Thus, if you need the one that will last longer and will offer better service in the long run, then you should pick the Rotopax. 

On the other hand, if you are running on a low budget but want a good jerrycan, then Fuelpax would do perfectly as it is a bit less pricey. Remember, you should always avoid buying traditional jerrycans.

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Ferenc Elekes has been a devout Overlanding enthusiast for many years. During that time, Ferenc has explored 75 countries on six continents, with overland travel involved in 40 countries on three continents. From his trusty 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with a roof-top tent, he’s blogged about experiences that can only be found in the remotest regions on Earth. Along the way, he's gained in-depth knowledge of the novel challenges overlanders encounter and practical ways to meet them. On his website, he shares informed opinions about everything from the best overland gear to how to get a vehicle unstuck. Ferenc has also written for Ih8mud, the Expedition Portal, the Overland Journal, and he is often invited as a guest to outdoors-related podcasts.