4x4 Ute Canopy

Submitted: Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 08:57
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This has every thing that opens and shuts ... I like the idea of the recovery connectors on the rear.
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 11:21

Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 11:21
Doug, that's the Victorinox 49-feature Folding Multi-Tool equivalent of camper canopies! [:-)

I must say, I do like that recovery eye arrangement attached directly to the chassis rails.
Not too many people understand how quickly you can overload towbar mountings with severe recovery stresses - particularly if you decide to utilise a tractor, grader, front end loader, or a large truck, to recover your bogged vehicle!

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Monday, Aug 05, 2019 at 07:55

Monday, Aug 05, 2019 at 07:55
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Reply By: Batt's - Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 13:07

Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 13:07
It's nice but way to much weight behind the rear axle for any dual cab unless it's modified to suit.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 15:32

Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 15:32
I was worried it would be way to much weight in general. Having made a canopy myself I know how much you can put in before you are over your GVM and with me it was way less than what that has in standard before he puts swags, food, cloths etc.
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 19:28

Friday, Aug 02, 2019 at 19:28
They will still sell plenty of them though without advising those who don't know what stress, overloading is unlike yourself and are just mesmerized by expensive shinny things that can bend chassis. A chassis extension and suspension upgrade would be a must, should be part of the deal if the manufacturers were serious about looking out for their customers and other road users and not just their own wallet. They should be liable for anything that happens and also not hang heavy items off the rear which look cool in a fools eyes.

Sorry to spoil the thread but I hate dangerous set ups like this.
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Follow Up By: qldcamper - Sunday, Aug 04, 2019 at 08:21

Sunday, Aug 04, 2019 at 08:21
40 amp BCDC and another one in the van?

Alternator upgrade on the list too.
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Follow Up By: David I1 - Monday, Aug 05, 2019 at 07:17

Monday, Aug 05, 2019 at 07:17
Check out the price though. Need one of their trays +$8K and then the storage unit is nearly $14K plus the extras that are not mentioned.
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Reply By: Dave B18 - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019 at 14:37

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019 at 14:37
Will no doubt be like a drovers dog.
Goes home on the back of a truck.
If I was a copper would direct the vehicle immediately to the nearest weighbridge.
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