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    Default Re: My FJ Cruiser story

    Somewhere in this thread or in another one you had some pictures of your ammobox chuckbox, but for the life of me I can't seem to find it.
    Can anybody point me in the right direction please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Stander View Post
    Somewhere in this thread or in another one you had some pictures of your ammobox chuckbox, but for the life of me I can't seem to find it.
    Can anybody point me in the right direction please?
    It was in the Share your DIY Camping gadgets thread: (#1136)

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...45#post3227945

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    Hi guys, it has almost been a year since I started this thread. I have changed and added a few things:

    Installed a diy drawer system with space for 4 diy crates above my fridge:

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    Took the eezi awn RTT off and installed a Bundutop. Pitching camp became 100 times faster.
    http://www.bundutec.co.za/bundutop.html

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    I upgraded the RTT ladder to a telescopic ladder:
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...ic-ladder.html

    Took the eezi awn awning off and installed a 270deg headout awning. This helps a lot in the rain. Pitching the headout in wind is a learning curve, but once erected and pegged down it's indestructible. It can be pitched without any legs, but then there should be no wind.
    http://www.headout.co.za/Headout%20a...re%20gear.html

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    Added a safari snorkel, mostly for dust. But also added diff breathers just in case we have to swim...

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    Having a TPMS gives you that extra piece of mind that you will not destroy your tires that easily.
    https://shop.tiremoni.com/reifendruc...i-tm-100/a-16/

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    I didn't take a picture of the water tank itself, but here is the pipe and tap. The tank takes 45 litres and stands upright behind the fridge and cargo slide. It helps a lot having the water available from an accessible tap.
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...outs-flat.html

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    Added a 150watt solar panel from Solar world on top of the RTT.

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    Some other things for camping:

    The fully loaded kitchen crate with steel drawers weighed a ton, so I made everything from aluminium

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    Got these solar lamps from amazon. They obviously don't need batteries and they are motion activated, so you don't even to switch them on or off. Added 3 strong magnets and a strip of double sided velcro to the back of the lights, so they can be mounted virtually anywhere.

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    Added this pullout arm for one of the solar lamps to have light from above in our 'kitchen'.

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    Changed our plain jane wind breaker so that we can either use it standalone, or as part of the awning, or as a shower/bathroom:

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    The fridge/freezer engel combo kept on freezing the fruit and vegetables because the fridge only has one controller for both the fridge and freezer compartments (engel really should fix this!!) so I hacked the system and added a second temperature controller and a battery protector to prevent the battery from going dead (another thing engel should add!)

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    Bolted a small drop down table onto the side of the fridge. It comes in handy when making a roadside coffee or when you don't have enough hands for all the drinks from the fridge.

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    The cable from the fridge is always a pain, but this 'dragchain' keeps it nice and safe out of the way

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    The tent only has 2 small pockets, so we made this big pocket with 4 compartments, big enough for shoes or jacket.

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    Default Re: My FJ Cruiser story

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: My FJ Cruiser story

    Very nice.... Seems very practical. Looks like you can set up camp and make dinner blindfolded in 30 minutes
    Some people think Enduro Bikes is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude!I can assure them its much more serious than that

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    Thanks for the tips! We'd like to have you join the FJ WhatsApp group. Pm me your number if you are keen!

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    Holy #### you made a lot of improvements to your setup!

    Well done! This is some of the most innovative mods I have ever seen!!

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    A few people have asked me about the drag chain on the cable for the fridge. Here are 3 places you can try:


    http://www.hobbytronics.co.za/p/994/drag-chain (R97/m)
    https://www.robotics.org.za/cable-dr...h=drag%20chain (R125/m)
    http://www.automationbuyer.co.za/dra...-20mm-x-1000mm (R205/m)

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