Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform (1528 x 1236)
Got sick of the vortex bars I had on the canopy. Couldn't put anything up there because they were too far apart. They were good for holding the awning, my shovel holder, and my bike mount, and that was it. The space between them was too far for a camp chair, esky, gazebo, or anything over than a plank of wood. Supercheap had a big sale the other week and I actually bought a Rola Titan tray to mount onto the bars. It was reduced by $300 so bought it with the intention to think about it over the weekend with it mounting on top of the bars. Got to Sunday afternoon and I realised I wasn't happy with compromising to save a few dollars. Decided I'd wait until Autobarn had their big sale and take advantage of 30% Rhino Rack and took the Rola Tray back to Supercheap. As luck would have it, the new Rhino Rack Pioneer has been released in the last few months and most roof rack shops want to get rid of their old stock. So, the next day I got a notification from Roof Racks Galore in QLD that the Pioneer Platform was more than 30% off! By Wednesday there was a TNT truck delivering my new roof rack to my house
I am currently working at home, so the moment it struck 4 30 I was in the driveway fitting my new accessory. The tray is a huge improvement from the bars. So much versatility, and useful space, and it bolted directly onto the ARB mounts on my canopy. I bought the Pioneer Platform SX which comes with Vortex Bars cut to fit inside the sides of the platform. It was basically a swap of silver to black bars, 10x t-bolts slid down the channels, and on she goes.
I have modified my awning bracket to suit, got a new bike carrier, some eye bolts for tie down points, and retained my shovel holder. Plan is to run a 40" Stedi light bar on Stedi's specific Pioneer brackets, and put a small flexible solar panel on to top the battery up when parked. Very happy with it, but unfortunately it might a little while before we all get to go out camping and exploring again!
Running a Navigator Dash organiser. $30!! much cheaper than MSA or Grabmegear. Possibly one of the cheapest items at ARB
Also fitted the drivetech tailgate strut. This is a great product with some nice Australian designed and made brackets but........ it doesn't fit properly. It fouls on the catch for the tail gate rope. I have contacted drivetech, hopefully they'll help me out, but it is a little annoying that it fouls being not exactly a cheap kit.
Anyway, it stops my tailgate slamming down which is awesome. Hopefully they improve the design.