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Old 08-21-2017, 02:49 PM   #11
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Is there more space in stock spare location on the EB compared to the RB?
Yes. At some point we discussed this. 285s will generally fit on EBs, but not on RBs.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:09 PM   #12
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I have the under floor storage. It does fit a lot of stuff but I basically need to pull everything out of the back to get to it. I try to put just emergency type items in there.

I really like the boxes that have been dedicated to a 'kitchen' type set up. It would be really nice to be able to pull into a camp spot, quickly make something to eat and then go to sleep.

I might just convert my current box into that and figure something else out. I am starting to not like the spare on the roof idea.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:20 PM   #13
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Yes. At some point we discussed this. 285s will generally fit on EBs, but not on RBs.
Yeah, 285's will fit in the stock location on RB's if you either do not have a hitch on the van or you have the angled hitch. It will not fit if you have the flat across tow hitch.

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:31 PM   #14
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X2 on talking you out of spare on the roof. Been there and done that, what a PITA to get it up there, and even get it down. I had one on my old Samurai as well, lower, easier, but still a pain, especially by yourself.

I built a front hitch (from an old class III receiver hitch from a Ford) welded it between the frame rails, then built my own tire carrier and hung the spare on the front. The wheels I have are pretty open, and must flow a lot of air to the radiator, as I've paid close attention and never noticed increased water temps, even while towing.

A roof rack is great though, perfect for less used things, easy up, folding camp table, chairs, firewood, skis, snow shoes, small bbq. I have a Yakama rocket box that I sometimes put up there, to keep things out of the elements.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:32 PM   #15
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:46 PM   #17
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I think this is what he's talking about:

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Old 08-21-2017, 05:54 PM   #18
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I think this is what he's talking about:
Thanks.

I haven't really thought about it before, but if you wanted tandem rear boxes without giving up underfloor and tank space, you could put the spare on a roof rack.
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I'd do about anything before I put a spare on the roof. Rocket box on the roof, add a Trasharoo to your existing spare (they can hold a lot of stuff), or add on to the top of your spare with one of those rounded storage pod things. Maybe someone can help me remember who makes those?
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I was thinking inside a cage type roof rack and secured with ratchet chains and/or a very serious bolts and locking nuts
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