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Old 05-18-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Let's see some pics of any rack setups you guys have installed INSIDE your TJ for the rear of the Jeep. I got a Rockhard trail cage on my rear carrier, but it won't work very well with the Toys by Troy rails I have in combination with the Jerry can holder. At the height the holder clears the rails, the tank won't fit under the rack. If I lower the holder so the tank will fit, it interferes with the rails and I cannot open the tailgate.

So I thought I'd mount it inside the cage above the duster deck. I've thought about reusing the rack itself inside the Jeep's cage, and just running the Jerry can holder, which I've converted to work with my CO2 tank/holder.

Here's how it is sitting now.







I'd be interested in seeing how people have suspended their cage above the rear of the tub.

If I can't make it work, I'll probably get rid of the rack setup, but I'm keeping the CO2 holder setup. The mounting points on the rack are on the underside and I'd really prefer to use those mounting points.

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Old 05-18-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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A while back we built a removable rear deck fabricated out of bedframe pieces and some scrap OSB, and it permits us to organize and contain a surprisingly large volume of gear in an orderly fashion. Our travels are not "hardcore" by any stretch, but this setup allows us to be comfortably self-supported (except for gas) for >1 week.

The rear deck bolts solidly to the rollbar (on each side, where the rear seat belt retractor normally mounts) and to the rear seat bracket, and is solid enough to support 300+lbs of gear without squeaking, moving, or causing a bother. The deck system also has built-in dividers on the bottom side that keep the Rubbermaid ActionPackers from sliding side to side.


This is what goes in the Jeep on trips:



This is what it goes on:







This is what it looks like loaded up:



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Old 05-18-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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I have a real appreciation for a neatly organized trip taker...
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