ATVs are many great things, but one thing they are not is fuel efficient!
Which is okay, because there is an easy solution to that and it’s bringing along a gas can.
There are plenty of smaller mounted options that will fit your ride without getting in the way.
Let’s take a look at the 4 Best Gas Cans for ATVs:
1. FuelPaX 1.5 Gallon Fuel Container with Steel Mount Included
Capacity: 1.5 Gallons
Best Overall Value
Among the many plastic mounting solutions, one gas can has answered the call. I will use metal!
And they have with this bundle.
FuelPaX is an offshoot of RotoPax and they have improved upon the complaint that many customers seem to have with mounting issues.
Their mount included in this purchase is steel and it’s made out of one piece. Considering the price and that the mount isn’t going to break during stress, we think this is the best overall value of any option for an ATVer.
FuelPax’s design is slightly cheaper than RotoPax because their walls are slightly thinner. The square designed can will stand up to abuse and if you want to upgrade it using the self-vented system you can get that here.
2. RotopaX RX Gasoline Pack
Capacity: 1.75 Gallons
The most popular option for smaller vehicles is the RotopaX. They’re also in good standing with off roaders for larger vehicles as well.
They have a square compact design and although this version is 1.75 Gallons, there is a choice of buying up to a 4 Gallon unit.
One important thing to note is that this listing is only for the actual container on the gas can. Roto also has listings for the mount, and a self-venting spout. All three of those together are a good bet for someone wanting to take this on a trail.
The circular indent in the middle of the design is made specifically for their mount. With all things considered this is an excellent off roading solution for someone who wants a secure option with a few sold-separately upgrades.
We went over the more affordable options below, but Rotopax remains the best seller in this category for ATVs/UTVs and larger vehicles.
3.Cozyel Gas Can for ATV/UTVs
Capacity: 1.3 Gallons
Alas, we’ve come to the best bargain of the lot. This all in one option includes the mounting solution, spout, and can.
The actual can gets rave reviews, but as is common with the more affordable brands, their mounting systems need some work.
Some QA issues mean that some people received incomplete mounting systems. With that said, this will stand up to lots of abuse and if you want to go the extra mile by picking up some hardware yourself for the mount, then it’s a great deal.
4. Fuel Gas Can for ATV/UTVs
Capacity: 1.3 Gallons
Senderpick has a 1.3 Gallon gas can that includes a mount, for a more affordable option than the Rotopax.
The U-mount bracket solution should fit around metal tubing securely with a diameter of 1 to 1 ½ inches.
If you don’t have somewhere to place it within that range, you may have to make a mounting solution yourself.
Riders have mounted this horizontally with no problems at all. Our one gripe with this product is that the mount is not made of metal. It’s plastic, and it can break if over-tightened or just generally over time.
Still, it is considerably more affordable than Rotopax while having a minor area that could be improved.
Will my gas can expand with heat?
Yes, that happens! But there are options to ease the pressure off yourself here. Most important, don’t overfill. Leave some space to give your can room for expansion. Details on how much depend on your can and should be listed with instructions.
Additionally, you can either store the can in a stable temperature environment when not in use or just make sure to check it and release some pressure when you notice it needs it.
What upgrade do you recommend?
Getting a gas can for your ATV will give you peace of mind if you’re ever in a bind! Off roading is a fun activity, and being prepared is always a great idea. Hopefully, we were able to give you options that make your shopping decisions easier.
If you do end up getting something from this guide, let us know the good and bad about it. We love to hear from our readers. And as for our choice, we think the FuelPax 1.5 Gallon is an excellent value, but so are others.
Good luck on your search!
I'm the owner of Beast Auto. I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I love anything automotive related, and taking road trips all across my beautiful state.