Found/storage space in X- Trail

Submitted: Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:31
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It doesn't take much to make me happy.
1. I've found that I can utilise the space taken up by all that styrene foam padding that's packed around the spare tyre and the jack. By removing the foam I've created a reasonably large storage space. It's amazing how much fits in there.
2. By removing the back seats, they just clip off, extra room on the floor behind the front seats is created.
3. As a bonus.. with the seats removed even the 2 metre long Oztent fits in the back just jutting between the 2 front seats and resting on the console. Of course it will be kept up on the roof most of the time.
Only 9 days to go before heading off, with half of Melb., on our 12 week trip over to the West. The All Terrain tyres are now on.. Goodrich 215/75/15.. they give the little girl a tough look.
Thanks for all your help on this forum over the past few weeks.
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:37

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:37
JohnJan
I hope you've given some thought to your suspension if you are carrying so much as to need every little space you can find.

TG
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Follow Up By: tessa_51 - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:39

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:39
sorry, got sidetracked - have you thought about polyairs or something similar?
TG
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Follow Up By: JohnJan - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:08

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:08
Hi, I know it sounded as though I've packed the X-Trail to the hilt but not so. It's just extra space taken up by bulky pillows, shoes etc. We're not taking any more than necessary. There are only the two of us, no kids, so we don't need much.
(Our last trip took us around Vietnam with only a small day pack each for 5 weeks.)
Jan.
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Reply By: drogger - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:37

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:37
We took it even further last year. We mounted the spare wheel on the side and had a "donought shape" gas tank where the spare wheel used to be.
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Follow Up By: JohnJan - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:53

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:53
drogger,
I'm impressed!!! Just for interest, how did you mount the spare? Did you have to drill holes in the body? Ouch!
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Follow Up By: drogger - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:04

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:04
Just below the side window there are two small plastic covers - under those covers you will find threaded holes which you can screw bolts into. I just got my sone the make up a bracket using those two spots. I'll have to take a photo.
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Follow Up By: drogger - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:06

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:06
dammn fingers - try again - second last sentence -

I just got my son to make up a bracket using those two spots.
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Follow Up By: JohnJan - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:13

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:13
What kind of vehicle do you drive? I'm guessing you're not talking about an X-trail as I don't think they have such holes. (can't check at the moment as it's in getting a service)
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Follow Up By: drogger - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 12:35

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 12:35
Shows how much you know about your own vehicle. Have a real close look and you'll find them.

At least yoor not as bad as my older brother - he didn't even know about the cigarette lighter style sockets in the drivers glove box and the one at the back.
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Follow Up By: JohnJan - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:44

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:44
Yes thanks I would love to see a photo. The X-trail is back now and I can't find any covers, you've got me fascinated.
(My car is a 2002 ST model.)
Jan.
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Follow Up By: drogger - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 20:01

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 20:01
Jan

Send your email address to jeffgarbutt@westnet.com.au and I'll send back the photos of where you can bolt a spare wheel bracket to

Jeff
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Follow Up By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 00:24

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 00:24
Hi Drogger
I'm interested in the "donought shape gas tank " you said you had.

Where did you get it from ?
how big is it ?
how much did it cost ?
How is it connected etc?

I'm interested in something similar for the Forester.
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Follow Up By: drogger - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 09:39

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 09:39
Hi Colin

Just ask any professional gas conversion fitter. They are newish tanks - but becoming quite common. So any gas conversion place should be able to show you one.

Mine was "City Auto Gas"
60 Albert Road, Bunbury, WA
Phone 08 97213869

Jeff
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