The genuine Wehrmacht Jerrycans are a pleasure to use, but transporting Jerrycans on our recreational 4x4 vehicles has traditionally posed some problems. Jerrycans are quite heavy when filled and must be secured. Most people resort to ratchet strapping their Jerrycans to their roof rack's flooring. This system works well enough, but is unsightly and makes using the Jerrycans inconvenient. Now there is a better way.
The Expeditionware Single Jerrycan Holder securely holds one 20-liter Wedco Jerrycan and does so in a manner that is as elegant as it is effective. The Single Jerrycan Holder possess several design features that make it very convenient to use. We opine that this holder is easily the nicest of the current Jerrycan holder designs. Compare our design to the swiss cheese Jerrycan holders out there and there is no comparison.
At the bottom of the Single Holders is the basket. The entire basket is constructed from only three pieces of steel. One of those three pieces is the hinge bar and the second is the loop for the locking clasp. Otherwise, the entire basket is cut from a single sheet of steel that resembles a Maltese cross and formed into shape and welded together. With minimal parts and minimal welds, there is less to go wrong on this basket.
Unlike other Jerrycan holders, our Jerrycan Holder features a basket that is very short in height. Our basket is only 2" tall. We kept the basket height very short so that basket would be low profile when the Holder is not in use and the Jerrycan and top clamp are removed. Do not, however, think the basket does not secure the Jerrycan well. It does.
The basket features angled walls. These angled walls match the octagonal profile of the Jerrycans.
The angled walls of the basket and the top clamp securely hold onto a single 20L Jerrycan.
When hinged closed, the straps on the top clamp fit tightly against the sides of the Jerrycans.
The top clamp features two angled hooks to prevent the Jerrycan from possibly squirting out on a hard impact.
When the Jerrycan Holder's top clamp is hinged closed and locked into place, the 20L Wedco Jerrycan is held securely on top, bottom, front, back, and sides. There is flat-to-flat contact on multiple sides of the Jerrycan.
The Jerrycan Holder's top clamp is offset so as to cover the spout on the Wedco Jerrycan. With the top clamp in place, it is impossible for the Jerrycan's spout to loosen accidentally.
The Jerrycan Holder's top clamp is secured with a stainless steel clasp that features a spring-loaded hook. The clasp features a loop that accommodates a padlock if you desire extra security.
When you are not on a trip and don't want to haul around Jerrycans, simply hinge open the top clamp, remove the Jerrycan, and then remove the top clamp. You will be left with only a low-profile basket or baskets on your roof rack. The low profile of the baskets will minimize wind noise on your vehicle, and you won't have some unsightly empty basket or baskets sitting atop your vehicle.
The basket is shorter in height than the basket on most roof racks.