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#1 steve whiteside

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 04:23 PM

Hey everyone,  Ive been taking my camper skiing.  One thing I needed was external storage for two sets of ski's.  I don't like throwing them in the camper with snow on them as well as they get in the way wherever they are placed.  Also I didn't want them on the camper roof since it is so tall I needed a ladder to get up there.  I was thinking of a slim vertical rack at the back of my camper.  Once I got into thinking about the design I also wanted to get my ladder and Maxtracks out of the way.  So, one thing or the other my slim rack idea grew in size.  Here is what I came up with.  Notice that it has a flip over gate to lock my skis inside the rack.  Mostly to keep honest people honest.  I plan to lock th max tracks and ladder with a cabled bike lock.  The wood deck is to help protect the skis.  Ive ordered some neoprene tape to further cushion the skis up near the bindings.

 

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#2 Kolockum

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:58 PM

Looks really nice.


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#3 Taku

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 03:25 PM

Similar to what I used to use. I assume you will be carrying your skis in a ski bag. One issue to think about is not using a ski bag with a zipper. When the bag is encased in ice from traveling it can take a while to thaw the zipper out to get at your skis to go skiing. I made a ski bag that simply folded over and had a cord closure.


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#4 steve whiteside

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:36 AM

Good idea!  I hadn't thought of that.   Steve


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#5 Taku

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:07 PM

Lot's of old prototypes in the bone yard....


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