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Jody Taylor, Pensacola, Florida
Camping Gear Garage Organizer
2017 Ford F-350
2018 Lance 865
This mod helped me organize my truck camping gear. I needed a way of storing all the things that come off the truck when we’re not camping like the front cargo carrier, steps, Torklift Fastguns, generator and more.
I had an old flat cargo carrier that I had modified with a T-bar to hold bicycles. I cut off the excess 2-inch receiver bar and then drilled holes in each corner to attach heavy-duty 4-inch casters.
I could then stand my new cargo carrier upright and secure it to the T-bar. My generator, steps and other items are on the other side.
Then I cut a board from 3/8-inch thick sheet of plywood that fit the inside perimeter of the cargo carrier. Hooks were made to hang it from the carrier.
I used different lengths of ¼-inch bolts to create hangers for my Torklift Fastguns and Torklift extender arms.
Now I can roll the carrier out to the driveway and put on or take off the items without walking back and forth to the garage. It is also a lot more organized. Plus, when everything is on the truck and off the carrier, I can store my tailgate on the carrier.
It works great. It took me six hours to complete this modification and cost me $30 plus an old cargo carrier. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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