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#51

Ded Driver
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14 February 2020 08:53 pm

GaryO wrote:

Rather than start a new topic I thought I'd ask here.
I wanted to know if anyone has ideas about high lift points on an aluminium tray ? My first thought was to use the tow bar slot but on my car it's about 12 inches in from the back of the tray, however I can make up an extension easy enough but I'd rather be able to concentrate the lift to the side needed.
I could also mount steel tube across the chassis from one side to the other but had compliance concerns if a vehicle hit me from side on.
Thanks .

There are many versions of after-market trays available, & the steel ones are no doubt more rigid than the pressed ute body that comes off, so I wouldn't be too worried about compliance by putting a steel tube under your tray. You don't want to be lifting directly on the aluminium, but would be better bolted across the chassis rails than lifting your vehicle from the bolts holding the tray to the chassis!
Also, you can get a lifting lug that hooks into the slots in your (steel) rims, if you have slots. If its a tyre you want to change, well you're not suppose to change a tyre whilst the vehicle is sitting on a high lift jack. You should have axle stands under it.


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#52

condor22
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15 February 2020 05:36 pm

Maxtrax pins mounted on roof basket, no more roping them on smile
Pics instead of words, lol
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#53

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16 February 2020 12:00 pm

I'm still struggling as to which fridge to fit in the Van/Camper, The little Dometic CDF-18 is my Go To fridge due to it's crazy low power draw, The problem is do i fit the 47L or the 78L, The CDF-18 I use for lunch and cans of soft drink because it's too small for a beer fridge, It holds about 23 330ml cans so it's not really suited for Beer, It will hold a weeks worth of food frozen or just chilled.

I was thinking of buying one of the New Dometic CFX 3 series just released over here like the CFX 3-95L but it costs $2373.10c AUD which is a bit OTT,

This new Camper conversion has good and bad points, One annoying thing it the Table Leg mount because if that was not bolted to the floor I could mount either of the fridges there, But I like having the Table so that idea is out, Other option is because the Bed space is about 2.2m X 1.4m +/- I have the whole right hand side to mount either fridge,

This conversion is really good but I think I need to add some wall storage and remove the 5th seat, Then the Big fridge can sit down 200m Lower, I have already removed seats 6 and 7,

I have it stocked up and ready to Go because on Wednesday I am leaving for and overnight test of the camp and the next day I am going to the Birmingham Camping and Caravan Expo which is about 350K's North of me, inlove inlove inlove


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#54

condor22
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16 February 2020 04:05 pm

If you already have an 18 lt, 47 lt and 78 lt, methinks you don't need another, lol.

I have a 128 lt fridge in the caravan, of which 20 lt is freezer + the 30 lt Engel as a fridge in the 4x4. That's plenty for my 8 week trips, but I do have restock very close by in Vic.

Why "not suited for beer" ? I use my Engel for lunch, softies n beer. I put 6-8 beers in it and refill as I use it. No need to put the whole slab in there, lol.

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#55

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16 February 2020 04:12 pm

So true. 2 45ltr engels is plenty for the 2 of us. smile


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#56

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16 February 2020 04:26 pm

condor22 wrote:

If you already have an 18 lt, 47 lt and 78 lt, methinks you don't need another, lol.

I have a 128 lt fridge in the caravan, of which 20 lt is freezer + the 30 lt Engel as a fridge in the 4x4. That's plenty for my 8 week trips, but I do have restock very close by in Vic.

Why "not suited for beer" ? I use my Engel for lunch, softies n beer. I put 6-8 beers in it and refill as I use it. No need to put the whole slab in there, lol.

That's a good Idea.

The CDF-18 has a odd shaped lower section that only holds 5 Cans, One in each corner and one in the middle and the Cooling element is in the upper section which hold about 15 330ml cans standing and about another 7 laying on their side. For some reason the lower section is narrower than the top section, If they had made it the same top and bottom then it would of been spot on.

Power wise It is the best fridge I have ever tested, Using 120w on 240v per 24 hours and around 60w running on 12v DC per 24 hours, Set at 2*C.

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#57

Ded Driver
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17 February 2020 12:01 am

RR, the solution is very simple.
remove the cupboard/storage where you would have put food, & use the space for a beer fridge.
beer beer beer beer beer beer beer beer playful


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#58

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17 February 2020 06:18 am

Ded Driver wrote:

RR, the solution is very simple.
remove the cupboard/storage where you would have put food, & use the space for a beer fridge.
beer beer beer beer beer beer beer beer playful

Thanks DD, I knew you Guys would have my back, Might put the 78 in the back and rip out the passenger and put the 47 there 120 cans PLUS 72 that should be enough, thumbsup thumbsup beer beer beer beer beer beer beer beer beer


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