Maxtrax shovel and awning brackets

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 17:25
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This is one for the budding engineers out there, I have a 150 prado with the roof rails, I have a set of 2 Thule roof racks on top. I want to make up a couple of brackets, on passenger side to mount an awning which is 2.5m long. On the other side I would like to make the same to take a set of maxtrax and a shovel. The thing is I would like all of the brackets to be, as such, quick release and removable. But when fitted with the gear stowed, be able to lock all in place. I just want to be able to fit it all when going away, and remove it all,when doing the commute thing.. I would have got a full rack, but think this way may be easier, without the constant wind drag.. Any ideas would be a big help. Thanks. Odog
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 21:45

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 21:45
Odog,

Perhaps some RHS, one size sleeving into bigger size, and locked together by a Shaft Lock Pin(available from Ovesco). The bigger size RHS could bolt to your Thule racks?

You'd need to weld a bracket on end of removable pieces, to mount the awning/Maxtrax holders. Aluminium would be the go, lightweight, but need a mig to weld it.

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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 09:09

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 09:09
Hi Odog

Check out the Quick Fist range at Dolium- all sorts of goodies there.


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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 09:10

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 09:10
Sorry link didn't come up - see below

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Reply By: Bludge - Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 11:53

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 11:53
Rhino have a mass of items that would do as you ask, I do not know if they will fit your Thule system.

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Reply By: Odog - Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 19:20

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 19:20
Thanks guys, ill see what I come up with, need to think about it and figure out what will suit my needs, had a look on another site, saw talk about maxrax? I'll just play n see. Cheers. Odog
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (WA) - Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 21:27

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 21:27
Here you go. There is a guy on Pradopoint that makes and sells mounting brackets for Maxtrax:TraxRax
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Follow Up By: Odog - Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 21:39

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 21:39
Thanks Andrew, read about them, but couldn't find any more info. Cheers
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 16:46

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 16:46
The concern I have is....are those roof rails strong enough for what you are looking at doing.

I know the maxtrax are pretty light, but an 8 foot awning on roof rails sounds a bit sus to me.

that 8 foot awning can produce quite a bit of leverage.

They realy are not expecting you to carry much on the roof of most of these modern SUV style 4wds.

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Reply By: Member - Michael A (ACT) - Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 19:59

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 19:59
try traxrax look up on FB. Made by a private individual on another forum.
PS They may be similar to wot you need

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