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Old 02-03-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Rear Storage Racks TJ

Does anyone use these and if so can you recommend one. Any con's?

I was looking at the Olympic Mountaineer or the Bestop High Rock. Thought I could put camping gear up there and leave the space underneath for other items instead of just piling the back full of stuff.

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Or you could go to Harbor Freight and buy a $50 rack and slightly modify it to your liking.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:39 AM   #3
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Yes I was looking at cheaper alternatives that I could modify. Nothing wrong with that harbor freight.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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I have been considering the Warrior Products trail rack. I need my back seat for my 4 year old co pilot and our boxerdog.

I guess the wife would be ticked if I let Mack (boxerdog) sit in her seat. ha ha
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #5
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Or you could go to Harbor Freight and buy a $50 rack and slightly modify it to your liking.
Water Dog, I sent you a PM but can you advise how you attached this to your tub? I have some 3/4 square stock and I am going to make a frame to sit this rack on but I am not sure how to go about attaching it to the jeep tub. I can't really tell from your pictures.

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Water Dog, I sent you a PM but can you advise how you attached this to your tub? I have some 3/4 square stock and I am going to make a frame to sit this rack on but I am not sure how to go about attaching it to the jeep tub. I can't really tell from your pictures.

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Not sure since its not my jeep but looks to me like it bolts through to where the hardtop mounts (the holes along side of the top of the tub in the rear. Just my guess though.
And btw Water Dog, you got the perfect size cooler for that basket!! Haha thats within like millimeters.. Nice fit.
And to the OP i have a basket like Water Dogs but i need my back seat so i got a hitch mounted one. Carries my yeti with still plenty of space for other things and is completely out of the way
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Best pic ive got of it. Works great for me. Got it for 40 bucks too and modified ever so slightly just to tighten it up so it didnt wobble around. Although i love the look of others better, this one fits my needs and was only 40 bucks.

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Not sure since its not my jeep but looks to me like it bolts through to where the hardtop mounts (the holes along side of the top of the tub in the rear. Just my guess though.
And btw Water Dog, you got the perfect size cooler for that basket!! Haha thats within like millimeters.. Nice fit.
I actually used some 1" aluminum angle and clamped the rack down I used some of those 3/4" stick on felt pads where it sits on the tub. Here's some pictures...sorry I didn't answer your pm doolyd, I didn't get a notification, and I forget to check.

I get ribbed from my wife about the cooler because I actually put a tape measure on the rack, then went shopping for one to fit...wife thinks I'm anal. I found the Coleman Marine one at Walmart that not only fits perfect but the corners even have the same radius...
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Thanks water dog, that is better than the direction I was going so I am glad I asked.
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Thanks water dog, that is better than the direction I was going so I am glad I asked.
No problem. You can't move it with it clamped down. I usually leave it on all spring and summer while I have the top off. An added benefit is that I carry a large Rubbermaid tote with a hinged lid in the back under the rack that I kind of use for a trunk when I have the top off. With the rack on and the tailgate locked, you can't open the tote or get it out.
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Best pic ive got of it. Works great for me. Got it for 40 bucks too and modified ever so slightly just to tighten it up so it didnt wobble around. Although i love the look of others better, this one fits my needs and was only 40 bucks.

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I already had a hitch basket for the rear. I usually bring two big coolers that I put in that. 1 for beer and food. The other for fish I catch. I have a garvin industries rack that I put my kayak and gear up there so this additional rack for the back seat area will be for my camping gear. Fishing gear underneath. I am all racked out LOL. I guess I bring way too much stuff.
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For reason like this I like the roof rack over the cargo hitch rack.
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