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    Default Completely and utterly out of space!

    I have an Isuzu bakkie with fiberglass canopy.
    It's full!

    I take young guys from the ages of 12-16 to do guy stuff; camping, fishing, shooting guns, hiking, using 2-way radios, etc etc. The problem is I'm out of space.
    My bakkie is completely packed to cater for these trips which we do once a month or so.

    I'm looking for suggestions on mounting my gas bottle and water to the canopy. The down side is that I have a solar panel on it already which powers the onboard battery for the fridge etc, so not much real estate up there to start with.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Maybe it's time for a small trailer?
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Quote Originally Posted by willben View Post
    Maybe it's time for a small trailer?
    I hear you. I just don't have the space for a trailer at this point in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAG69 View Post
    I hear you. I just don't have the space for a trailer at this point in time.
    You get a aftermarket bracket to park a small trailer vertically to save space.

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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Quote Originally Posted by staalwol View Post
    You get a aftermarket bracket to park a small trailer vertically to save space.

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    That looks like something I could use, where does one get them from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post
    That looks like something I could use, where does one get them from?
    Venter sells one, or looks simple enough to make one as well
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    I think putting a load onto any glas fibre canopy requires a lot of strengthening of the canopy.
    An aluminium canopy is made to carry a load.
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    I think putting a load onto any glas fibre canopy requires a lot of strengthening of the canopy.
    An aluminium canopy is made to carry a load.
    Agree. Besides, putting heavy articles high up messes with the handling.

    I would manufacture two swing-out brackets attached to the rear bumper, one for the gas bottle, one for the water, so the these will be located against the tailgate, behind the vehicle. You can swing them out of the way when you want to let the tailgate down.
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Rule 1 for packing: Pack what you want
    Rule 2 for packing: Take out every 2nd item

    Train at the same time to live minimalistic.
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    Agree. Besides, putting heavy articles high up messes with the handling.

    I would manufacture two swing-out brackets attached to the rear bumper, one for the gas bottle, one for the water, so the these will be located against the tailgate, behind the vehicle. You can swing them out of the way when you want to let the tailgate down.

    Thanks ghowens!!!
    That's brilliant! Exactly the the kind of idea I'm looking for.
    Thank so much for the idea.
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    Agree. Besides, putting heavy articles high up messes with the handling.

    I would manufacture two swing-out brackets attached to the rear bumper, one for the gas bottle, one for the water, so the these will be located against the tailgate, behind the vehicle. You can swing them out of the way when you want to let the tailgate down.
    Good idea.
    Just keep in mind that any weight you put that far back exerts quite a momentum on the chassis. The gas bottle shouldn't be a problem, but a decent amount of water might put a lot of strain on the chassis.
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    Good idea.
    Just keep in mind that any weight you put that far back exerts quite a momentum on the chassis. The gas bottle shouldn't be a problem, but a decent amount of water might put a lot of strain on the chassis.

    Will do. Max is about 30lt at a time so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAG69 View Post
    Will do. Max is about 30lt at a time so far.
    That shouldn't be a problem. Anything that is within the limits of a trailer's hitch weight, 80 to 100 kg, should be ok.
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    Default Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Trailer.
    and when not in use store it at one of these storage facilities. Yes, there’s the extra cost, but it sounds like you (and the lads) would get a hell of a lot of use out of it, and therefore it’s worth it in my eyes.
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