It was a pleasure to help and we had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to seeing how the solar panel performs on your Iceland trip.Saturday, with the invaluable help from @El-Dracho, installed the Cascadia4x4 90 watt hood mounted solar. We didn’t rush, cleaned the hood extra good, gave the vinyl wrap plenty of time to dry and dipped into the chips and salsa way too often so it was about a four hour job. It was the package for the 80 Land Cruiser and fit perfect on the LC J150 Prado (which means it should fit on the Lexus GX460 as well). Had a great meal after, plenty of beers and talked late into the night. Sunday, soldered a new PL connector for the CB and set the SWR while fine tuning. Thanks for the assist Björn!
There is no denying the strength of friendships we make through Overland Bound!
I really like the military water cans, tough and easy to use. Bought a spigot for mine to use at camp. I was also able to procure a harder to obtain 'fuel' version, all of them in desert tan. My truck's era, did not offer OEM bed rails, so to secure items like fuel and water (military style), I constructed a base and backboard frame, for which I attached Jerry can base units to. This allows easy access and removal when not needed. Instead of trying to secure in the bed the individual containers, I use a web strap to snug down each container in it's base. I then brace the dual or triple unit using 2 cargo bed load locks. 1 of them bracing on the pickups bed side, and the other over them to secure in the bed. This TRIPLE LOCKS them in place, while not installing a permanent mount. It keeps them more secure, also minimizes rattles. This arrangement allows a choice of more fuel or water, depending on need. I built a 2 can and a 3 can version, for a total of 5. It has worked well, and not allowed 'play' by using web straps on the cans themselves, rather than metal bracing. I also use camper shell C-clamps with mounting rings to use straps over what ever i am transporting in the bed if needed,Welded up and painted reciever for my bumper, threw on some S2 scene lights