Hat storage

Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:31
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Hi All, Has anyone got any info on where I may obtain a spring loaded hat storage rack to suit a Rodao ute cab . Preferably in W.A . Thanks in anticipation .
Cheers Bungarra
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:39

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:39
ARB in Midland had one when i was in there lately.

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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 12:12

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 12:12
RM Williams store,
in Perth?,
or on line
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 18:13

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 18:13
Yes all R.M's stores stock them.
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Reply By: Alex H - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 14:59

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 14:59
almost any saddlery or tack shop, such as Europa Saddlery or Saddleworld usually have them
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Reply By: Casnat - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 20:04

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 20:04
Hi Bungarra,

not sure if it helps (mine is a Patrol and probably won't work for a ute) but I have a loop of reasonably heavy elastic tied both ends to the cabin side of my cargo barrier near the top which I can stretch out and loop over the middle interior light fitting . This provides 2 parallel tight strands of elastic into which I can sit the Akubra upside down. Works for a couple of hats but too many and it starts to droop a bit. The good bit is the cost ....zip!

Whatever works

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 22:24

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 22:24
I like this idea - and I have two "Hat Savers" - the brand name of the patent spring loaded wire device for keeping felt hats out of the way from being sat on or squashed. This seems like an eminently sensible, cheap & simple solution that doesn't cost $40 a pop.

The other disadvantage of the hat saver is mounting them. On some vehicles you can mount them onto the rear view mirror with a u-bolt but on most you can't so that's a real hassle.

If you are desperate for one google for Hat Saver & you will find several suppliers in Australia.

cheers, Paul B, Kal

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Follow Up By: Casnat - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 22:45

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 22:45
I did a google as suggested and reckon I might go into business selling 4 ft pieces of elastic! Does exactly the same job. Last trip it did get a bit droopy, however, with 4 hats in it! (you have to be clever and stack them inside each other in order of size). Droopy but what the h ell...we still didn't sit on them!
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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 23:12

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 23:12
The Hat Saver gets verrry droopy with three hats in it & probably wouldn't hold four up at all!
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 08:53

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 08:53
Hat Saver?

I spent countless hours jumping on mine to get that "well worn" look.

I think it's beyond "saving".
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Reply By: Skinny- Monday, May 23, 2005 at 09:27

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 09:27
Hat = centre dashboard protector, replace every 20 years.

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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10:53

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10:53
Having a pristine akubra from line dancing days and a floppy one from horse riding in the rain, I had not used either in the Troopy, finding the baseball style cap more comfortable to wear. I just did the google search and the first one to come up was $59 WOOOO. Looking at the picture I am sure the MOTH could come up with something (almost looks like one of those cheap toasters), stetched out and suction caps are cheap. As the barrier is now back in place I think the simplest would be as recommended above, a strong elastic while I wait. The directions with my Akubra were to always store it upside down. I know you can reshape with the steam iron reasonably successfully. Thanks for getting my mind thinking. Carolyn
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