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Robby Rowe, Commerce City, Colorado
Backpack Overhead Storage Solution
1997 Ford Ranger
2023 Phoenix Stealthy-Mini
We’re always looking for more storage and organization ideas. This is an easy way to do both.
For this mod, I first mounted and screwed strong metal loops to the ceiling. Use a carabiner to attach the bags to the loops.
For organization, you can get some different colored backpacks.
The packs I found on Amazon have lots of pockets and pouches, so they hold a lot of stuff. When we camp, we put certain types of gear in each pack color. Then, it’s easy to find the gear we need. And being able to remove the packs and take them into the house to fill and empty is nice.
You can get all the materials from Amazon.com. I used four marine deck loops with screws, four small colored backpacks, and four carabiners. Of course, you can put up as many or little as you want.
It took me one hour to complete this modification and cost me $160. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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