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Garth Jones

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It looks really good. The only thing I might suggest is a secondary Locking System maybe a drop pin for your swing gate bolts loosen up and I would hate to see that thing swing open as you're heading down the road or on the trail.

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It looks really good. The only thing I might suggest is a secondary Locking System maybe a drop pin for your swing gate bolts loosen up and I would hate to see that thing swing open as you're heading down the road or on the trail.

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Garth You are correct. Working on lock pin for gate and also fabricating some strap sto lock over gas cans as well. More work to do this weekend.
 

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I have the same color Ram 1500 but with the Eco Diesel and minus the ram boxes, I hope you don't mind if copy some of your work. They say imitation is the greatest compliment. Seriously keep up the great work man.
 

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Mounted a 100w Solar panel on the Defender rack last night. This panel keeps my deep cell fully charged during the day while my Wynter 65qt fridge is running as well as anything else I charge off the battery. As long as I have sunlight that is. Still charges well on overcast days.IMG_3001.JPG
 

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Nice set up! You have give me a lot of great ideas. Where did you mount your deep cycle battery you are charging off that solar panel? I assume that means you are running a dual battery set up. Keep up the good work!
 

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Right now I put the battery in the back seat along with my 65Qt Wynter cooler. I'm able to put the seats up and the back turns in to a platform all the way across in front of back seats. I also am able to strap everything down so it doesn't move. I'm heading up to Kern River this weekend. I'll take a few pics of the set up.
 
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So my only question is do you not miss the back-up camera? I thought about the swing gate then it occurred to me that the spare tire would block the camera.
 

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So my only question is do you not miss the back-up camera? I thought about the swing gate then it occurred to me that the spare tire would block the camera.
I have to say I do miss the camera. Just have to be more cautious backing up. I'm going to try and figure out some kind of pariscope
So my only question is do you not miss the back-up camera? I thought about the swing gate then it occurred to me that the spare tire would block the camera.
I do miss the camera. Im going to try and see if I can relocate it to my swing gate with a quick cable release.