How do you carry your recovery boards?

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bmwguru

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I carry mine on my roof rack underneath my Rotopax fuel containers. They use the same mounting pattern as a Rotopax. I have a bolt brand cable lock keyed to my Toyota ignition key that I will put on the keep honest people honest. IMG_0778.JPGIMG_0853.JPG
 
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emulous74

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Leitner makes it easy on their bedrack. The thing I've learned about the traction boards is they need to be readily accessible, when you are stuck in the mud or the like, the last thing you want to do is climb up on your vehicle to un-attach and grab them. The location on the bedrack and the one's on the spare tire allow you to grab them while keeping your feet on ground (or in the mud). The only problem with the tight fit on the bedrack is when the boards are covered in mud, you can't get all four back on and they end up getting thrown into my bed until I can clean them off.

 

Salty4Life

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I have a decked drawer system in the bed of my truck. I has the core Trax tie down system.
I took two 6 inch carriage bolts and grinder the head to fit in the core Trax slots, then tighten a nut to secure the bolts. I sack the max Trax and line up the holes with the bolts. Then I use wing nuts to hold them in place


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Gus2.0

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I have been mounting my boards on my Jeep hood, it’s easy access and out of the way, also hoods are probably the most wasted space so it works out. Best part is this hood rack doesn’t require any drilling for jeeps, not sure about the hood racks for Toyota’s. A local friend makes these 100% in the USA.

Here’s a link if you are interested





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Boort

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I carry mine on my roof rack underneath my Rotopax fuel containers. They use the same mounting pattern as a Rotopax. I have a bolt brand cable lock keyed to my Toyota ignition key that I will put on the keep honest people honest. View attachment 103258View attachment 103259
@bmwguru

I'd love to see more of how you have your Rack set up. I'm also running an 06 with a similar rack and looking for ideas for how to mount things to it.

Boort
 

Funmobile

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Two heavy duty bungee cords, on my roof rack. Inexpensive, easy removed and allows me to change the location, depending on cargo.
 

RainGoat

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Two heavy duty bungee cords, on my roof rack. Inexpensive, easy removed and allows me to change the location, depending on cargo.
I would consider some inexpensive cam straps (Home Depot has a decent set of four 6’ ones for $9) - even just one. They are more reliable & nearly as easy to use. Bungees go bad with time & exposure. Even my heavy duty rubber bungee that held my shovel to my recovery boards gave up the ghost on the highway one day - super lucky I had a camstrap over the lower shaft or I could have caused both a mess of my roof and a dangerous & destructive event for the traffic behind me. Bungees also don’t fair well in an actual accident.
 
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lucky_strike

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I have been offroad wheeling for over 50 years all over North America from Mexico to Alaska and have never needed them. I did however use them once in the Sahara Desert. Personally I think the dollars would be better spent elsewhere; maybe a longer tow strap or tire chains. Maybe an extra few days out in the wild.
lift kits, tires and lockers will get you further than maxtrax. nice jeep.
 

Slimpartywagon

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No offense intended but I find that some of these mounting methods create big air dams that kill MPG. I try to stay as streamlined as possible, which also helps with security.
What I like about this is the fact your boards are in an otherwise unusable (wasted) space. You could almost put a folding table above your boards for your camp kitchen. Slim, really likes.