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Old 08-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Locking Trail Rack?

hey guys and gals

i went camping this weekend for the first time in my new jk.
i roll with no soft top, cargo net installed, and well my question is thus:

when me and my girl and the dog leave the jeep to say, hike and fish, my jeep and all my gear is left wide open.. is there currently a locking trail rack system that i can get into?

i never leave anything of value in the cab in everday life, but its impossible to take all my gear with me when im on a trip?

all help and input is greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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It really depends on what kind and how much stuff you're talking about.

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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i guess im envisionong some sort of cage rack that would mount to the rear of the jeep and be able to lock up some essential items like a big duffel and whatever else i could jam in there, tent, chairs etc.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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You could rig up your own setup using a hitch mounted carrier. Use a locking pin to secure it to your Jeep, then bolt down a storage box to it, then lock the box with a padlock.

Aluminum Hitch Cargo Carrier - 500 lb. Capacity
Excess Cargo Carrier - GearDeck 17 Cargo Carrier



Or here's a hitch mounted box
Stowaway2 024.0 Standard Max Hitch Cargo Box Carriers

Or something like this:

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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tanks kramer, that hitch cargo box might be just what i need
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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now that this is settled, do you think i could rig a bike rack onto that hitch box?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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now that this is settled, do you think i could rig a bike rack onto that hitch box?
That looks to be an advantage of that particular box. I'd first check the weight rating of the box receiver, then check the weight of that box. You don't want the combined weight of the box, box's contents, bike carrier, and bikes to exceed the recommended limit of the hitch on your JK. I'm not sure what it is on a 2-door. I think it's 350 pounds on the JKU.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #8
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you rock thanks again
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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You're welcome. Any time.

I found that the 2-door is rated for a 200 pound tongue weight limit.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #10
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Or, you could probably use something like the Pacsafe. I used one when I was backpacking around Europe and it worked great. Throw a couple duffles in the back lock them to the roll bars and they'd be fairly secure. Of course nothing will keep a**holes from being a**holes and if they want your stuff, nothing will stop them.

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