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    Wink Loading a Jimny

    Often the question comes up:"Is the Jimny big enough inside to take all my luggage?"

    Well I thought I will start a thread to show the uninformed how much it can take. We were camping in the Baviaanskloof this weekend and this is what we took with.

    How much have you managed to squeeze in?
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    I have a Thule 200 roof-box. On our trip to the Cape, there were four of us.
    Packing rule was nothing at your feet or on the seat, except the front passenger who has the CD's and the snacks.

    We packed two tents, two chairs, High-top wolf pack, large Coleman cooler, 4 sleeping bags, 4 sleeping mats, 4 pillows, two climbing ropes, climbing gear, 4 tog bags, extra towels for the beach.

    I didn't have the tow-bar then, but now I can also take 4 bikes as well.
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    That sounds impressive. Where did the Coleman go?

    I'd love to get a Thule Pacific 200, but then I would have to choose between the Oztent and the box. Cannot take both.
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    The Coleman fits in the Thule.

    If you have a look at the picture you'll see that there is a bit of space left on the ends of the rails. You may be able to fit the oz-tent on next to the Thule.
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    I thought both might fit together. Only problem is, the Oztent weighs in at around 19kg, the empty box is around 14-16kg I think. That's pretty close to the recommended max weight on the roof already.
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    On this particular trip:
    50L freezer
    2 x 15L water cans
    2 x 20L jerry cans
    2 x Chairs
    Tent, foldup matress, table, gas bottle, 2 x sleeping bags, blanket, 2 x pillows
    2 x luggage bags
    1 large container
    lots of beer and goodies
    1 x large crate
    and quite a few other goodies
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    Hi Dawid

    I see that you used some sort of packing system. Is it possibel that you could provide more detail on it, maybe photos, dimensions or design plan? How did you bolt it to the Jimny?

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    I just removed the rear seats. I made a wooden board which is covered with carpet. I fitted 2 hinges so that you can access the jack and wheel spanner. I left the 2 brackets on the side mouldings which holds the back of the seat in place. The board then slides underneath this and I used self tappers and washers to hold the board in place. Nothing fancy. It takes around 10minutes to remove the rear seats. I never used them, so I will leave them out. I fitted some door handles to the board as well to strap the ammo boxes down.

    Ore, a member here, also gave me a drawing to make another board which lies on top of the side mouldings. Then you can leave the seats in place. If its ok with him, I will add the drawing. I've made this board as well, but have not used it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid View Post
    Ore, a member here, also gave me a drawing to make another board which lies on top of the side mouldings. Then you can leave the seats in place. If its ok with him, I will add the drawing. I've made this board as well, but have not used it yet.
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    Hi Dawid, i dont want to go off the subject here or destroy this post - but how did the Jimny handled in the Baviaans? I'm going there in December. Any info would help - maybe post over at the Western Cape section? Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNF View Post
    Hi Dawid, i dont want to go off the subject here or destroy this post - but how did the Jimny handled in the Baviaans? I'm going there in December. Any info would help - maybe post over at the Western Cape section? Thanx
    This time we camped in the beginning of the Kloof and used our mountain bikes for training. The road is as bad as always but do-able in even a 2wd vehicle with decent ground clearance. We took the Jimny up Bergplaas some time ago with 4 people and as long as you go slowly, its no problem.
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    Here is the drawing which I received from Ore. It is easy to make and the dimensions are very helpfull. It consists out of 2 pieces of board which is joined with sash window fasteners. These fasteners are available at Builder Warehouse, but a decent locksmith will have them at 1/2 the price. This is just to make it easier to fit it into the vehicle. It lies on the rear side mouldings and has 2 sections of pool noodles which fits into the rear cupholders to prevent it from moving. With this board, you just fold the rear seats down, without removing them. All credit to Ore for supplying the information and drawing.

    At the moment I only use a board which lies on the floor after the seat were removed.
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    This is how i load my Jimny

    1)Packrack in
    2)2xAmmoboxes-a)Food,cutlery,pots,pans
    -b)Lights,gas equipment, tools,groundsheet .
    3)2x more Ammoboxes-a)Clothes
    -b)Sleepingbags,pillows
    4)Fuelcans,gasbottle,coolerboxes.
    5)2xChairs,2xStrechers
    6)OZ Tent
    Between the Ammoboxes and the windows i fit a foldup table, waterbottles,foldup spade,Bag with compessor, guages and emergency tools.

    I`m a happy camper with the Jimny
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    Hi Dawid and Ore

    Thank you for the drawing and photos
    Just a few other questions:

    How did you fix the carpet to the plywood board?
    What thickness is the plywood board?
    Can the side moldings carry the weight when the car is fully loaded?
    Except for the pool noodles don't you bolt or strap the board to the Jimny, or does the weight keeps it down?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ore View Post
    This is how i load my Jimny

    1)Packrack in
    2)2xAmmoboxes-a)Food,cutlery,pots,pans
    -b)Lights,gas equipment, tools,groundsheet .
    3)2x more Ammoboxes-a)Clothes
    -b)Sleepingbags,pillows
    4)Fuelcans,gasbottle,coolerboxes.
    5)2xChairs,2xStrechers
    6)OZ Tent
    Between the Ammoboxes and the windows i fit a foldup table, waterbottles,foldup spade,Bag with compessor, guages and emergency tools.

    I`m a happy camper with the Jimny
    Impressive!!! ek kan leer by jou
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    very impressive indeed, I saw a picture of an Xrad trailer that was being towed by a Jimny, would possibly be a more expensive alternative to what has been done here.

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    Hi Ore,

    Tell me what are your thoughts about carrying petrol within the cab of the car? I realise that they are under the board but if they were to ignite it would cause serious problems. My father lost a friend to petrol igniting in the cab. I do like your construction of the board very much, do you possibly have the dimensions that I can follow to get the materials needed to build my own board? Your help would be much appreciated. Kind Regards, Ollie Collins

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    exceptionally well packed!

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    Sjoe, dis impressive!
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    That does look neat!
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