Rear pole carriers

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What is the right way to attach a couple of pole carriers to the rearnat the top of the cutaway?
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 07:21

Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 07:21
Someone once said to me What is right? what is normal?

Many variations Jay, If it's not urgent then Quorn will give you the opportunity to see some.
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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 07:36

Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 07:36
Good idea; will give that some thought. See you at Quorn. Cheers,
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 07:53

Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 07:53
Jay,

I just went through that exercise. I haven't decided what to do yet but here is what I have found so far.

There are 2 vertical ribs in the rear rake that can be used. I went to Bunnings to price 6 inch (150mm) storm water pipe. It's available but they only stock the saddle clamps for 4" (100mm) pipe. You'll need 2 saddle clamps per tube. The saddle clamps can be tek-screwed to those 2 vertical frames.

If you go down this path these lockable ends are cool (but not cheap):

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They are available here:

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There are plenty of other cheaper ways to lock regular PVC caps.

I also thought of making a long flat alloy box to sit above the spare wheels but I haven't gone any further with that idea.

By the way, here is my latest invention:

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It's a bracket I made yesterday to provide support to each rear stabiliser leg when stowed. I'm sure they rattle all over the place and that can't be good for them. I will bolt this to the bottom most cross member on the rear rake, in the centre, and just wind the legs out onto the angle brackets and there they will sit, nicely supported.

It's still to get a coat of paint and that putty stuff in the corners is a product I'm trying out just to hide some real daggy welds (I'm still learning the voltage settings on my welder).

I intend to provide supports for the front legs but that's not easy because I want to avoid drilling any holes in the chassis rails, especially the right hand one that takes all the cables. I'll probably have to bolt something to the underside of the van floor.

Still working that out.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 11:13

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 11:13
Stephen, I know your having fun with a welder but it appears to be over engineered :-) This is what we have to stop the rear stabilisor legs jiggling around. I had BT weld on two pieces of angle, i just tighten the jacks to the angle,

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 18:06

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 18:06
I plead guilty to over engineering Mick. I can't help it.

I spend days (nights, actually) laying awake thinking of the best way to make these little modifications and they invariably end up over engineered.

And usually I try to avoid welding direct to the chassis because I just don't know what, if any, problems it will cause.

One day I'll have all these little bits and bobs re-made out of alloy (or learn to weld alloy to start with).

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 04:04

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 04:04
The finished product, fitted today.

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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 06:18

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 06:18
Having solved the bouncing rear leg problem - I too will do what Mick did at BT, what about the bouncing front legs?
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 06:17

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 06:17
I sorted out the front legs today. Much easier and simpler than the rear legs.

A pair of Breeching Staples from Bunnings and a short webbing strap.

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That silver bracket thing screwed to the underside of the floor is a Breeching Staple. I have no idea why they are called that.

Just relax the strap a little and slip it free from the foot and wind it down. Easy.

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Reply By: Boystoy - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 01:40

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 01:40
Hi Jay,

I fitted two 150mm PVC tubes, painted flat black under the front sides of the van in front of the wheels. One for poles and the other for sullage lines, cut into 2metre lengths.
A couple of sheet metal plates & a square pad & spring hook to secure it. You could also use a padlock for added security.
Works great for me.

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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 04:22

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 04:22
Thanks Neil, how are they attached to your BT? Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Boystoy - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 05:35

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 05:35
Hi Jay,

You won't be able to buy saddles for the 150mm tube. You can however buy a 25mmx1.6 galvanised strap that you can make your own, using the tube as a template. I fixed the saddles into the chassis rails with self-tapping Tek screws.
I found that the cheapest way to buy the tube is with a full 6m length from a plumbing supplies store, plus you need an end cap and a screw-on adapter & screw-on cap, plus some plumbers PVC adhesive.
Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 17:32

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 17:32
Jay,

We have ours attached to the rear of van by means of saddles that can be purchased at any plumbing supply store. They come in 2 parts and are made of flat steel about 25mm wide and 4mm thick.

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Reply By: Luvntravln - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 17:56

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 17:56
Hi Brain, some images please :-), Cheers,
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