MX2: Gear Storage

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After the bed liner was rolled on I moved composite drawers forward to accommodate three fuel cans.

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The boxes are mounted with four flush mount bolts and jack nuts. (Update: don’t use jack nuts. They are good for one use, then don’t hold anymore.)

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Top boxes are set in place, then holes are drilled between the two for mounting.

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I used the same flush bolts and t-nuts to anchor the top boxes to the bottom.

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Once bolted back in place, I load the drawers onto the sliders. Gear is loaded into some of the boxes.

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Another view of the fuel cans. They are easily accessible with the camper closed. I opted to use fuel cans instead of an auxiliary fuel cell for two reasons. First, too much work and too little time. Second, much easier to unload the weight if I become stuck.

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While at the SEMA Show I met Doug Hackney. Mr. Hackney gave me tons of great advice from his experience in South America. Thanks again Doug! One of the things he told me to do was bring along a small tent, mostly due to gale force winds further south. So I’ve pulled my old tent out of storage to fill that need. It fails in the small category, however it will be nice to have extra room to setup tables out of the rain, snow and bugs. The biggest highlight of the tent is it sets up within a couple minutes.

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The tent does pack away fairly small considering its size.

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The tent pack fits nicely on all sides of the boxes. So I can adjust loads evenly on the trip.

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