Step 1: Recruit your best helper.
Here are the components we ordered through Quadratec:
(Two) Two gallon Roto Pax Gas Cans
(One) Roto Pax Mount Bracket (made by Olympic)
(One) Roto Pax Mount Kit
(One) Roto Pax Extension
Torque wrench for removing and re-installing spare tire to ft. lb. specs
Less than one hour. More than one hour when two kids are helping.
Here are the components with rear tire removed and carrier ready for Roto Pax Installation.
Install spare tire onto carrier without bumping the Mount and knocking it off (we got it first try).
I also used my helper to hand over each lug nut, one at a time, while I held the spare tire in place with the girth of my belly. This allowed for quick and easy installation of the lug nuts.
Carrying an extra four gallons of gas (approximately 32 pounds, plus weight of cans) will add to the overall weight of the tire carrier, however, my Teraflex hinge mount has been superb and is ready for this extra weight.
Mount the round mounting plate (included with Olympic Mount Bracket) to the Roto Pax Mount (included with your Lox Mount) and secure with the two bolts. And that's how you use the word "mount" five times in one sentence.
I also put a drop of Lock Tite on those two bolts to help ensure they remain securely in place for a long time.
Also, if you are looking at my tire valve stems and notice that I never have valve caps, that's because my kids are always taking the caps off. And then they disappear in the garage. The kids will tell you that they have never touched the valve caps, but I know they are taking them when I'm not watching.
The profile view shows that there is plenty of space between the spare tire and your Roto Pax gas cans. Either I have really skinny tires or you could run much wider tires, hopefully it's the latter.
And while it probably took me longer to write all of this than it did to complete the installation, I hope you enjoyed it and found it interesting. I'm sure the four extra gallons will ensure that I won't have to stop for gas the next time I'm going out for groceries.