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    Ute storage solutions

    So what have folks got? What works what would you change?

    Going to be getting a canopy (in a month as the useless pricks haven't got it sorted, going to have a hard lid in the meantime which isn't going to workforce the dogs)

    Just looking into drawers chests etc, like the look of DU-HA Tote Portable Ute Storage - Custom Utes NZ

    Mainly going to be for tools and camping gear, need to leave room for 3 border collies in there.

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    https://www.machrac.co.nz/

    Couple of places I know / deal with that have good reviews. Can be pricey depending on what you want.
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    Lol I just throw everything on there, it's a Ute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Lol I just throw everything on there, it's a Ute
    There is that concept.... And then you need the thing that got thrown in first or the bread gets squashed or something more important gets damaged

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    Fish bins and bungie cords..
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    What flavour of ute
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    There is that concept.... And then you need the thing that got thrown in first or the bread gets squashed or something more important gets damaged
    Sound like you need a car more mate
    You buy a ute to have a deck if ya don't use the deck get a car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    What flavour of ute
    Triton, sick of 3 wet dogs stinking up the back of a station wagon and dog hair on EVERYTHING hence the need for a ute. Was going to need 4wd so ute ticked all the boxes. (bit late now as I'm picking it up his weekend)
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    This is my setup, can take the divider out if needed. And also each side floor is seperate, can put pit bike in one side and dog in the other with gear undernea


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    @hillclima that's similar to what I had in mind, looks like a damn good set up. Could set the height to put plastic fish bins underneath as well

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    It's quite handy,can fit heap of stuff without dogs climbing over it

    Mine is the height of the wheel arches but fits one of the shorter height fish bins like the photo. Can fit 2 per side


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    for long skinny stuff also a 150mm pipe with screw on caps that you can mount on top of the canopy with those cam clamp buckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    for long skinny stuff also a 150mm pipe with screw on caps that you can mount on top of the canopy with those cam clamp buckles.
    Pass, then would need racks and have had them in the past whistling when you go over 80

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    trade it in for a van
    Use enough gun

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    In terms of canopies, I can recommend the ALPHA CME (now CMX ?) http://www.haleman.co.nz/canopiesnew/

    A bit more expensive but the advantages are:
    1. Gull wing side doors make access to gear much easier
    2. All hatches/doors are fully guttered - no water enters the back of the ute when you open them in the rain, and because of this, you can use an open side hatch as a rain shelter if needed.
    3. All doors have slam locks just like a car door, so no twisty lock handles.

    Have had mine on the Hilux for 3 years and all good.

    I have also fitted a over canopy roof deck from Rhino and a single rack bar over the door pillar. Great for extra load space and for carrying kayaks or big tents. To overcome the whistle problem, I fitted the same rubber extrusion that goes on top of the bar to the bottom of the bar and capped the ends - zero noise.

    Something else to consider, if the ute has no deck liner, use a sheet of marine ply instead. Easier to screw things too and less slippery than the plastic liner. Took my liner out and am in the process of building a new storage system

 

 

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