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Old 05-28-2020, 07:45 PM   #1
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Rear Storage Box Orginaziation

With all the free time I've had lately, I decided to try and get a few projects on the van done. One of them was to get my Aluminess rear storage box better organized. I added a carpet wrapped piece of plywood to the inside of the door so I can carry some basic tools I might need and for now, at least 1 shelf to separate some of the gear. I've always hated having to take everything out in order to get to the stuff on the bottom.

I have a couple of storage containers & a tool roll from OverlandGearGuy coming this week. Once I get them, I'll figure out where the second shelf will go & I should be fairly (for me anyway) organized.

I've also been a bit concerned about the weight/stress on the top attachment point when the swing arm is open for any length of time, so I modified an expandable heavy duty shower curtain that I can prop-up the box with to help take some of the weight off of it. I'm not sure how well it works, but it seems to do what I wanted & for $9.00, it was worth a try. It also stores quite nicely inside the box & helps prevent stuff from falling out when I open it.
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:02 PM   #2
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Nice job!

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Old 05-29-2020, 05:09 AM   #3
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That is a slick addition, we can never have enough organization inside any van.

As we all know such projects are ever evolving, actual usage often times suggesting improvements.
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Well done! Wish I had that space, once the Honda generator is inside I barely have much room....little frustrating when I see such a nicely organized box such as yours.
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Good idea! ��
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Nice and clean and the support rod is a great idea. I carry way too much weight in mine, and then add 15 gallons of fuel on top. It's always interesting when I swing it open, but I'm very careful and so far I haven't had any issues. Twice it even flew open while driving around a corner due to a failed latch, and it didn't get hurt at all, so it might be stronger than we think.....
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Nice and clean and the support rod is a great idea. I carry way too much weight in mine, and then add 15 gallons of fuel on top. It's always interesting when I swing it open, but I'm very careful and so far I haven't had any issues. Twice it even flew open while driving around a corner due to a failed latch, and it didn't get hurt at all, so it might be stronger than we think.....

I hope so.... I also carry water and/or gas cans on top of the box occasionally. I too have had the latches fail, even after installing new ones. It's kinda scary looking in your side mirror and seeing the whole thing swinging freely... Now, just to play it safe, I put a hinge pin through the lock hole in the overlapping tabs at the bottom.
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