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Didn't want adding the Aux power unit to be an afterthought or a burden, so it's adapted to the rear ladder. Weight distributed between two steps, to be tied down with a 1" ratcheting tiedown and covered with a generic winch cover when in the field.



 

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Hmmmm, that's interesting. What exactly will it be used for?????
Whatever it is or used for keeping it on the outside of the vehicle like that doesn't seem like a good idea. First it will be constantly exposed to the elements. Sun, rain, UV, dust, etc.
Second, its an invitation to thieves.
 

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That is a lot of weight on the rear door hinges
 

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He has a roof rack. look closer

Also, don't give a guy **** for doing something different. I like the gas cans mount.
What could that aux power unit weigh? 50lbs MAX?! If weight was really a problem, then take the Aux unit off before opening the door.
 

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He has a roof rack. look closer

Also, don't give a guy **** for doing something different. I like the gas cans mount.
What could that aux power unit weigh? 50lbs MAX?! If weight was really a problem, then take the Aux unit off before opening the door.
We're not giving him **** for doing something different, we're pointing out the shortfalls.

Disco door hinges are not the strongest thing on the planet. He has added roughly an additional 120 lbs to the door.

So you would want to lug a 50 lbs unit off the door each time you get in and out of the back? If so more power to you.

In short relax....
 

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That fuel can mount is weird. In the first picture it appears the cans stick 6+ inches away from the tire. Seems like it would be better to be mounted closer to the tire. Less leverage against the spare tire mount.

And as far as the aux power, it appears you found a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Seems an odd place to mount a piece of electrical equipment not designed to withstand the elements.

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Seen the fuel cans on Defenders but not added to door of Discovery 1 which has weak hinges to boot. HD hinges are available, but this is overload waiting for the right bump while half way up a rock climb to spread stuff around like "Top Gear" possibilities.
 
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