Swing Gate Loading

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  1. jharrisliberty

    jharrisliberty Full Access Member

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    How much weight can the rear swing gate hold without damaging the hinges? I don't have a spare tire mounted there at the moment and I was looking to either mount one or two jerry cans that I just got to the swing gate. This would weigh somewhere around 60lbs if I were to mount both of them. Thanks in advance!
     
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    50 pounds . Too much weight by the time you figure in weight of the cans, each gallon of gas is 6.183 per gallon so looking at 65-66 pounds total

    But then if you are talking regular NATO type cans , they hold 20 Litre's .
    A litre of gas weighs in at 3.78541 so times 20 would be 74.7082 per can .Of course this is figured using " Old Arithmetic " not the new fangled math so.......
    Was it a can like I have ?
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    They are the old type jerry cans that hold 5 gallons each and have the screw in spouts. They are not the NATO cans.
     
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    From experience I know when I went up to 265-75-16s on the Moabs I started getting lots of squeaks and rattles from the door. Got the tire carrier on the RL bumper and it all went away.
     
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    So then overtime with 60-65 pounds on the swing gate is going to eventually wear out the hinges?
     
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    I want that rear bumper :-(
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Thanks. Then one on my rack and one on the swing gate it is.