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#481 pvstoy

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 12:30 AM

That will work.........


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 11:03 PM

Recovery Board (Maxtrax / X-Bull) mount for Thule / Yakima racks

 

In my travels, I do my best not to get stuck; however, sometimes things happen and having recovery boards make the whole situation much less of a pain in the butt.  Where Maxtrax are thin and stack nicely, a price tag above $300 hurts a bit. My bumper swing arms are full of Spare tire, BBQ / Fire Ring, Trash-a-roo and fishing rod holder so I decided to put these on top of my FWC.  They are very light.

 

I think the pictures and links below should allow anyone to build these should they desire.

 

Used on 1 trip so far and everything worked perfect.

 

 

 

X-Bull vs. Maxtrax testing

 

Recovery Boards: X-Bull: Amazon: $66

https://www.amazon.c...tomotive&sr=1-4

 

Thule Bar Clamps: Thule Ride-On Adapter: etrailer: $3.27 ea

https://www.etrailer...e/853-2156.html

 

Aluminum: 1.5” x 0.5” x 0.125” x 36”; IMS: $27

 

Locking Knob: Thule: $16

https://www.etrailer...e/753-1909.html

 

 

Misc Hardware: ~$20

  • 8mm 1.5 all thread rod (cut 3 at 5.25” and 1 at 6.25”)
  • 8mm 1.5 SS nuts (qty 8)
  • 8mm 1.5 SS Wing nuts (qty 3)
  • 8mm SS Washers (qty 16)
  • 8mm SS lock washers (qty 8)
  • ¼” x 20 x 1” SS carriage bolts for Ride on Clamps
  • ¼” x 20 SS nuts (Qty 4) for Ride on Clamps
  • ¼” SS washers (Qty 4) for Ride on Clamps
  • ¼” SS Lock Washers (Qty 4) for Ride on Clamps

 

 

 

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#483 buckland

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 12:00 AM

Just a thought...though the racks look great and the lock mod... that is going to be a lot of drag. Having them up there is probably best as they are out of the way (best) ,,,I would have suggested two aluminum square stock across the Yakima tracks and a similar clamp to that...lower profile and the bars could be removed (extra weight if not otherwise used).
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Posted 27 April 2020 - 01:01 AM

Just a thought...though the racks look great and the lock mod... that is going to be a lot of drag. Having them up there is probably best as they are out of the way (best) ,,,I would have suggested two aluminum square stock across the Yakima tracks and a similar clamp to that...lower profile and the bars could be removed (extra weight if not otherwise used).

Thanks for the thought. On my other side I often have surfboards so this is just like a small board. But your comment is noted.
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Posted 11 May 2020 - 06:35 PM

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I thought I added this before but couldn’t find it so here it is...
I added a second screen door bar at the lower screen to protect the screen from my foot as I went out the door backwards and kick it open. It also makes for an easy handle to close it with while standing outside.
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Posted 11 May 2020 - 08:53 PM

I like it!


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 04:48 PM

Hello bimmeryota ...
My ‘18 FWC has no screen door bars. Can you advise? The top bar looks like an easy grab to close from the inside, while as you mention, the lower bar serves to close from the outside. This mod looks “handy”. Would like to replicate, so any info appreciated.
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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:48 PM

Hello bimmeryota ...
My ‘18 FWC has no screen door bars. Can you advise? The top bar looks like an easy grab to close from the inside, while as you mention, the lower bar serves to close from the outside. This mod looks “handy”. Would like to replicate, so any info appreciated.


Here’s a start for you.

https://www.amazon.c...ob_b_asin_title

I just put one on. Very easy. Just make sure that wherever you mount the handle, nothing on the inside of the camper interferes with the closing of the door with the new bar[s] installed.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:41 PM

Here’s a start for you.

https://www.amazon.c...ob_b_asin_title

I just put one on. Very easy. Just make sure that wherever you mount the handle, nothing on the inside of the camper interferes with the closing of the door with the new bar[s] installed.

Ron

Like Ron says above make sure you test where it will go. I used tape to put it in place then open close a few times. I try to keep my floor clear to see a bit through my rear view so that helped me position not of them to maximize my view. The directions that come with the bar are pretty straightforward.
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#490 Stokeme

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:15 AM

Thanks guys for the link & the heads up install tip. Appreciate it.
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