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    Default Re: Cattlerails: Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew123 View Post
    I have kids and also live in the city. They enjoy sitting on the back of the bakkie whenever we go to the farm, any dirt road that is quite or places like Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Groenkloof Nature Reserve etc.

    I enjoy it when they don't fall off that easy.

    Can pack a LOT more when you have cattle rails. Wit the SUV we had to tow the Venter. With the bakkie it would most likely not be necessary and now with the cattle rails unlikely unless going away for very long. I don't even think I will need to tow when going to Moz for 3 weeks in December.

    I need to cover (for rain,dust and theft) whatever I have on the back of the bakkie whenever we travel. Due to the kids, no other canopy will work to serve our purpose of them standing on the back when we arrive (often at the sea). They will have to sit inside it and that defeats the purpose of them enjoying it and them getting out of my hair inside the cabin. So the only other option is the cattle rails with the canvas cover. Once I reach my destination the canvas can easily be removed and it serves my purpose perfectly. Upon departure just put the canvas back on and bobs your uncle.
    My experience is that this setup is a dust magnet.

    It's almost like a giant vacuum cleaner with all the dust gathering inside the load box.

    How do you overcome this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    My experience is that this setup is a dust magnet.

    It's almost like a giant vacuum cleaner with all the dust gathering inside the load box.

    How do you overcome this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotWheels View Post

    For the oom that created the 100 000 post 'Golden Rule': Het die nuwe oukie die ketting getrek?

    Hier kom pÍre. Uys is nou ge-upgrade na oom status.

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    Default Re: Cattlerails: Why?

    Soek jy 'n nudgebar vir jou bakkie?
    Ek wonder soms of my brannas so baie aan my dink
    soos wat ek aan my brannas dink...


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    Quote Originally Posted by HotWheels View Post
    I might kick a hornets nest here , but I have a question on Cattle Rails.. If you drive your bakkie only in the city, and never plan to actually
    load livestock in the back, why on earth would you even consider putting Cattle Rails on a bakkie
    Chicks dig it.
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    Default Re: Cattlerails: Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by An3s View Post
    Chicks dig it.
    Technically...my Skoonma is also a chick........ (or was...)
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    I have a 4x2 and was considering a canvas canopy..
    Beekman is around 18k..Canvas will cost me around 10k.
    If i do go canvas the frame must be built to slant on the edges with the shape of the bakkie.Not the straight up finish.
    When u not going camping etc you take the cover off and you have good visibility for town driving with open look.
    It can be designed to have mounting points ontop for a roofrack etc and will be able to handle the weight.If done right it can be fairly dust proof (as if other canopies are dust proof)
    There are some ice canvas colours to chose from.
    Nowadays it can be built with a mesh inner for theft safety.

    There are a lot more positives when you really think of it compared to a normal fibreglass canopy..A proper alu canopy would be my first choice but not at the price they are asking for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Maar ja, as jy jou oupa se brahmaanbul wil laai, gaan dit nie met die Fakawi werk nie
    Daai bul gaan ook nie op n DC pas nie. Dalk n Dexter bul

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo_g View Post
    Hier kom pÍre. Uys is nou ge-upgrade na oom status.

    Ek gee nie regtig om daaroor nie, solank die girls net nie met daai nonsense begin nie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRA View Post
    Where the Fakawi?
    Its a bird PRA, its a bird, not a question. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    My experience is that this setup is a dust magnet.

    It's almost like a giant vacuum cleaner with all the dust gathering inside the load box.

    How do you overcome this?
    There are a few ways to reduce the amount of dust to acceptable levels (as we know that no canopy is 100% dust proof). First is vents on the front to create positive pressure inside the canopy, and secondly is baffles behind the zips. I have been using this specific canvass canopy since 2013, and it really works well in my opinion. Regarding the cattle rails, I find them very handy for mounting the high lift jack and spade. Also for a winch to hoist game onto the load bin. I have mounted two aluminium sand ladders on top. This keeps them out of the way, but still very accessible. It also enables me to stand on top of the canopy to load the roof rack.

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    Front vent and baffle behind zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartho View Post
    So my softie has a drukvlerk already..... now i only need a john deere sticker and a picture of cattle rails in the back window to make it awesome in the dunes....
    A drukvlerk on a 4x4 should only be reserved for Jeeps and Land Rovers. Gives the guys pushing a decent place to hold onto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ejay View Post
    A drukvlerk on a 4x4 should only be reserved for Jeeps and Land Rovers. Gives the guys pushing a decent place to hold onto.
    along with the heated rear window
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    Quote Originally Posted by An3s View Post
    Chicks dig it.
    Yes, gives them something to hold on when they stand on the back, going to the mall

    Jokes aside, I actually saw such an occurrence a wile ago close to the Kolonnade



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike N View Post
    Its a bird PRA, its a bird, not a question. :-)
    Same generation, I see



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