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post #16 of 27 Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 PM
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Good idea! Do you have a link where I can buy those types of nets?
I've seen nylon strap netting that fully encloses the rear area, my buddy had it for his dogs. I even think there are more than a couple manufacturers that make TJ specific kits. Sorry I don't have any links, but think I remember seeing them available in magazines. I'd suggest an army surplus store for netting if you want to see if do it yourself is cheaper. Sorry if not much help, but thought I'd chime in.

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post #17 of 27 Old 06-10-2013, 09:18 PM
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Something like the 1 3/4 mesh would work, use some para cord to attach it to the roll bars.

http://www.gourock.com/netting-square-foot.html

If you order some, get more than you think you'll need and trim off the excess.
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How about this: http://www.amazon.com/automotive/dp/B002BKJML0

They are designed to allow you to mount a bike rack while keeping your receiver functional. Grab that and a hitch rack, you will only be into it just over $100 and you will probably use it in the future.
X2, grab that and a harbor freight hitch rack and call it a day. I wouldn't put any weight on the soft top bows...

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With a 20% (or 25%) off coupon, you can get a little Harbor Freight 4' trailer with 12" tires out the door for under $200. You're already half way there money-wise if you go the hitch rack route, and a trailer is much more versatile. Then a half-sheet of plywood for the floor and strap your bag to the trailer.

If you want to take it a step or two further, check this thread out:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/m...hread-1180456/
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post #20 of 27 Old 06-11-2013, 09:33 AM
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though about a front hitch, and mounting a cargo rack in front?

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though about a front hitch, and mounting a cargo rack in front?
.....or a bike rack on the front. I've used a universal type rack made for a car and strapped it on front of the Jeep.

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Put the cat and dogs in a Carrier, take the top off and fabricate a rack for upstairs and put the travel bag on it as well as some of the other stuff.

Get carriers at st vinceint de paul or goodwill. cheap

don't want a cat running loose inside anyway. you will pay for it, cat and dogs will be happier. Just stop every so offten to let them go tinkle. Watch out for the cat, will want to run away. Or give the cat away (mom or Sister).

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I've seen nylon strap netting that fully encloses the rear area, my buddy had it for his dogs. I even think there are more than a couple manufacturers that make TJ specific kits. Sorry I don't have any links, but think I remember seeing them available in magazines. I'd suggest an army surplus store for netting if you want to see if do it yourself is cheaper. Sorry if not much help, but thought I'd chime in.
I looked into the netting idea. Here's a link for one by Smittybilt:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/14070_9302_07.htm

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.....or a bike rack on the front. I've used a universal type rack made for a car and strapped it on front of the Jeep.
I already got the Thule Spare Me bike rack off craigslist.

Which, by the way, I'm selling after one use. I'm using it to bring my mom a road bike I don't use anymore. If anyone wants it and is on the West Coast or Arizona, send me a PM...
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With a 20% (or 25%) off coupon, you can get a little Harbor Freight 4' trailer with 12" tires out the door for under $200. You're already half way there money-wise if you go the hitch rack route, and a trailer is much more versatile. Then a half-sheet of plywood for the floor and strap your bag to the trailer.

If you want to take it a step or two further, check this thread out:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/m...hread-1180456/
ArmyRN, that build is ah-MAY-zing! So beautiful. I don't know if I have the time (and skill) to throw something like that together so quickly, but I may do it as a project for later trips!
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I looked into the netting idea. Here's a link for one by Smittybilt:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/14070_9302_07.htm

That'd work if you want to go topless and have a cargo rack on top. If you want it just to carry stuff under the soft top, I don't think you'd get much in there.
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ArmyRN, that build is ah-MAY-zing! So beautiful. I don't know if I have the time (and skill) to throw something like that together so quickly, but I may do it as a project for later trips!
Thanks for the compliment.

But really, these little trailers are a simple bolt-together project (a couple of hours), and places like Home Depot and Lowes will cut plywood to the size you need. Then all you have to do is mark the holes you need to drill to bolt the plywood to the frame and then buy some straps to strap your bag thing to the trailer. Oh, and repack the trailer's factory bearings with some good quality grease before hitting the road.

Then later you can turn it into "a project". But for now it'll get you and your gear to WA, and free up space inside your Jeep for your critters and such.

You might be able to find a good cheap used one where somebody bought it, used it a few times and now wants to get rid of it.

Bellingham is pretty. We took the ferry from there to Haines, Alaska when we went on our Alaska/Canada Adventure Tour.
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