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Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby vanhack » 16 Sep 2015 07:51

I am going on a 3 night trip to the mountains next week. I have the plastic ammo boxes, as shown below

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Any clever ideas on trapping it down to the roof rack, was hoping to dump stuff in there that I don't need for campsite, mostly recovery gear and tools....and beer, as crossing borders with booze is not allowed. :naughty: QQQ

I have a front runner II roof rack, and I am sure the front runner corner mounts are going to be $$$$$
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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby ricster » 16 Sep 2015 08:47

I have 6 ammo box containers that I use on my roof rack. When I bought them it came with a strong canvas cover that holds 3 ammo boxes. The cover has straps that one can feed a tie down through to secure it to the roof rack. This helps keep the dust out and hold them nicely against each other.

Looks like this...

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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby IanT » 16 Sep 2015 08:47

Don't know if you can get it in your part of the world, but down here we get ammo box covers. Which is a canvas bag with zips that is waterproof and dust proof, you bolt/tie it into your roof rack and the ammo box's fit inside
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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby SJC » 16 Sep 2015 09:32

Maybe an ammo box bag or some ratchet straps...
(What Ian&Cedric said - somehow I didnt see your posts when I replied).

http://www.campcover.co.za/index.php?op ... 71cb937576

http://www.tentco.co.za/products/bags/ammo-bags.html
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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby vanhack » 16 Sep 2015 11:46

No special bags available here, only 2 places that sell the ammo boxes here and they don't have the accessories. But I have a roof rack sack/bag that I can put boxes in for protection from rain/dust I guess.

Will need to secure them down to the roof rack, a ratchet strap would be enough I guess.
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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby BernardM » 16 Sep 2015 12:11

I fitted 3 of these cargo rails on my roofrack (left, right and middle) and use ratchet straps to tie my ammo boxes, tents, chairs etc. onto the rack.
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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby Stefan » 16 Sep 2015 14:10

4x Frontrunner brackets are ZAR455 (on their website)

Get 'cargo rings' at ZAR20 each and ratched strap them down. M8 Eye nut from 4x4direct
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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby Peter Connan » 17 Sep 2015 06:41

You can get a bolt and eye-nut to do the same from the bolt and nut shops for half that...

But to be honest I have found it better to just pass the ratchet straps under the roof-rack, as eye nuts are just always in the wrong place.
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Re: Ammo Box on roofrack?

Postby Michael » 17 Sep 2015 07:07

I just used a normal ratchet strap and tied my ammo case down directly onto the roofrack on the River trip....... worked like a bomb
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