shovel holder

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 16:32
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We have 2 rhino rack shovel holders on our Landcruiser . I always have the shovel head at the tail gate end of the car and the other day someone tells us we have the shovel on backwards ? . To me its makes no difference but is there a right or wrong way to have it LOL

Rob
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 18:09

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 18:09
Hi Rob,

I haven't heard that one before.
I also have the head of the shovel towards the rear of the vehicle, with the blade angled in towards the centre at an angle that fits the shape of the roof line and the corner of the roof rack basket.

This provides good clearance and an "aerodynamic" airflow and enables easy removal from the holders without dinging the paintwork.

I couldn't imagine having it any other way.


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Follow Up By: nickb - Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 00:23

Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 00:23
Exactly the same on mine. Its also easy to stand on the rear bumper and pull it out (for my wife!!!)
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 19:08

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 19:08
Hi Rob, there was a thread on this about a year ago I seem to remember.

Some advised that having the blade towards the front creates a hazard if the mounts loosen and the shovel works forward and falls.

Like you I have my blade at the front and my Rhino mounts have always held it extremely firmly over the roughest (CSR) corrugations.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - John B2 (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 20:30

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 20:30
Rob
I have mine facing to the front mainly because I have a 2100 Rhino Ally Tray
on the roof, if I mounted it facing the rear it would hit the tailgate glass when openImage Could Not Be Found
Cheers,
John
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Follow Up By: AGNI4x4 - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 22:40

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 22:40
[img]http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/Petes_Pitstop/YakRack.jpg[/iTo the front ................. not that it matters as long as it fits
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Reply By: OREJAP - Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 00:51

Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 00:51
Mine faces the rear & I made a cover to fit over the head of it in case "someone" hits the car with it on removal or replacing.
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Reply By: RobAck - Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 17:15

Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 17:15
We always recommend the head of the shovel is at the back of the vehicle so held in by the brackets just in case it comes loose and/or someone actually loosens it for you. We've seen both

For example a client arriving at a course stops quickly and lo and behold the shovel popped out of his rack., bounced off the bonnet (nice impact mark and expensive repair) then nearly cleaned up two other trainees as it bounced around the place.

Lesson learnt for that group

Regards

RobA
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