I'm about to embark on another Mojave field biology season in a few weeks, so I'm fiddling around with my truck and camper (2012 Tacoma w/ 2013 Bobcat) trying to get it all field ready! The weather's been nice and warm here in Bend, OR so working outside is actually an option.
Basically, I'm searching for alternative ways to attach a Trasharoo to the rear of the camper. Currently I run the Trasharoo's straps over the campers rear door and buckle the straps between the screen and the door. This is a simple way to haul the 'Roo but I have to slam the door shut to get the latch to really engage. Basically the straps prevent the door from getting a good seal at the lock. Also, if I don't lock the camper door, it will swing open on the bumpy Mojave roads.
While the current system works, I'm just wondering if anyone else has found a way to mount the 'Roo differently? I was thinking of adding some bolts and hangers to the rear door and ditching the straps. This would involve drilling though the door. I contacted Marty @ ATC and he said this was possible but I would need to add some metal backer plate to the door for support. While this makes sense to me and I'm comfortable doing it, I wanted to check here before getting to the point of no return with the drill!!!
It's important for me to have the 'Roo be able to be easily removed as I only use it a few months of the year.
Now back to work. I'm adding another 105 watt panel to the roof today, upgrading to a MPPT charge controller, and installing some Icon rear shocks and Wheelers bump stops. I'll try and post some updates as I go.
Thanks! - Adam