2007 JAYCO CONQUEST REAR STORAGE BIN & WINDSCREEN GUARD

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:04
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Hi
I am planning a 6 month trip and my Conquest has limited storage,contemplating putting a bin on the back,would appreciate any suggestions with regards to best design,an installer in Sydney or any left field things to be aware of.
Also had 3 broken windscreens on my 1st trip to central Qld and looking at a windscreen guard,any suggestions?
thanks
steve
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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:14

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:14
Steven
One of the reasons your Conquest has limited storage might be that Jayco don't want you to overload it. I would suggest you have a look at the discussion that took place in thread 75815

and please read them all. There is o lot of discussion about your suggestio.

teege
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 13:05

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 13:05
My first thought was.... 'Don't take so much'

There are supermarkets and shops all over Oz. Even deep in the Outback you will find stores with all you need.

Start out with the bare minimum and stock up as you go.

Save fuel by travelling lighter.

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Reply By: Member - Steven K (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 13:19

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 13:19
Just an update to why a rear bin,the conquests major storage is internal,it has wonderful storage area inside the vehicle,but things like foldup table and chairs or tents that have been outside in the dust of central oz or nth qld and need to be put away quickly in a storm really need to be stored outside hence the bin.Its not a matter of more crap its a matter of convenience.
rgds
steve
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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 13:36

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 13:36
Steven
And having the convenience available there is no doubt the bin will very quickly get filled up. Thus adding maybe 50-100kgs at the worst spot possible on the geometry of the van. Please read that earlier post - in particular the links to the Jong Inquest and the Collyn Rivers article. I know, you see these things everywhere, but they really are an invitation for a disaster.

teege
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Reply By: Rainlover - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 15:40

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 15:40
G'day Steve,
Just something that you might not be aware of is that you can only have a maximum overhang on the rear axle equivalent to 60% of the wheelbase. That being so if you mounted a box flat against the back wall (not on the bumper) it would only give you an extra 38cm, if my memory serves. Man that was really bad luck busting 3 windscreens on the one trip.
Cheers....
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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 16:10

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 16:10
Steven
My humblest apologies!!!! I didn't realise we were talking about a motor home. Please disregard everything I have said previously.

teege
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