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Interesting Overland setup

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Rberkel, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Rberkel

    Rberkel Active Member

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    Video is in German but with subs you can understand his comments. Most intersting is how he fitted the airline rails with supports for jerry cans and kitchen box. If one would add a nice interior storage system it would be a very nice Overland LR4.

    PS: the jerrycan holders are from https://www.gmb-mount.de/ (no connections, they just make great stuff for Land Rovers).
     
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    We follow each other on Instagram (he's @davidr.jo) and that is indeed a great looking and equipped D4.

    Re interior storage, you might check out @charactorclub who makes some nice inserts for LR3/LR4.
     
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    I feel sorry for that German guy, overlanding in Germany lol. He needs to head to Russia I suppose.
     
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    G'day Rberkel. If any D3/D4 owners are looking for rear storage systems, fridge slides/drop slides or
    basically any 4WD accessories they should check out www.msa4x4.com.au
    The company has been around for many years in Australia & has now patented many innovative ideas,
    including the World's first & most successful fridge drop slide system. It is brilliant!
    Their slide drawer system is also beautifully designed & built. Their gear is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. They also make excellent adjustable door mirrors for towing, although I think Clearview is
    superior.
    I don't know if they have a U.S. distributor. Maybe ARB, but then ARB competes with MSA with some gear.
    In Oz they sell through several major aftermarket companies that sell into the U.S. Kaymar is one.
    I've never seen better slide drawer systems anywhere.
     
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    Goose Gear make some of the highest quality drawer systems. They don't yet have a dedicated baseplate for the LR4 (I have heard one is in the works though), but their generic plate fits with only a few minor modifications. Their camp kitchen is an awesome way to hold a stove and fridge. IMG_4918 2.jpg
     
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    which rear spare tire carrier are you using? any thoughts on quality?
     
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    It's a Voyager Racks carrier. It's odd... half of it is well designed and half of it is poorly designed. The good: The pivot is extremely solid with two thrust bearings used in the design which is great. I also love the latch they use - it's a lot more subtle and OEM-feeling than most of the big lever latches I see on swing-arms and carriers. Overall, it can support a lot of weight. The bad: The installation is a joke; Voyager send you a couple of JPGs with no scale that you're supposed to print and somehow hope they line up. The bolts that come with the carrier to mount it to the vehicle are coarse-threaded machine bolts. The whole gas strut assembly is terrible - the strut they supply has flat tabs with holes on each end that are supposed to be bolted to the carrier and vehicle - there's no bearing on any moving surface, and the mount point on the arm is just a welded nut. Also, regardless of what Voyager tell you, it will cause havoc with the blind spot monitoring fitted to 2014+ vehicles. They also place a locating hump on the plate where the wheel bolts (presumably to locate a wheel in a hub-centric fashion? it's too small in diameter though), which prevents you from using a lot of spare wheel style accessories like bike racks or jerry can holders. And lastly, the three studs used to mount the wheel were not welded square to the frame, which meant that when I bolted a rim up, it gorged the inside of the rim - when I spoke with Voyager about it, they told to "bash them with a 2x4".

    Having said all this, I wasn't able to find much else on the market. Front Runner used to make one, but I couldn't locate it in the US, and it's not as subtle or integrated as the Voyager one. I've already made a few improvements to the Voyager, and will replace the gas strut with one that uses ball-joints on either end so it has a proper bearing surface.
     
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    thank you so much for the detailed description. i plan to order a voyager low profile rack for a RTT along with their sliders, ladder, rear receiver, and likely their hidden winch mount and front skid plate.

    i had planned on the rear swing away as well, but have been second guessing when weighing positives and negatives of it. my other option is building out a rear storage setup and storing the spare inside the car which is where i am leaning.
     
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    Re spare wheel carriers; be very careful. Do the research & don't buy on price. I've driven rough roads in Utah, Nevada, Colorado etc, but do not recall experiencing corrugations as we here in Australia are so
    used to. Corrugations for many miles can & will destroy a poorly designed & built swing carrier. It's not
    just the pivot but the entire structure & the way it mounts to the vehicle.
    By far the best way to go is to replace the rear bar completely with a solid steel rear bar with one or two
    swings. Jerry can holders can also be installed if only one wheel mount is used.
    My rear bar is designed & built in Melbourne by Kaymar, who have been making such gear since the 1980's
    It is widely accepted here as being the best on the market. It's probably the most expensive too.
    It's been said by many serious offroaders here that if you want to still have your spare on the back after
    800 miles of corrugations, then buy a Kaymar. I personally know of a Landcruiser owner whose spare broke free 300 miles north of Nowhere. He's now replaced the standard rear bumper with a twin-mount
    Kaymar. The company have told me that they have supplied their bars & swings to U.S. customers. Check their website: www.kaymar.com.au
    If the vehicle has rear parking sensors Kaymar replace them with their own sensors as the originals are
    not compatible. The rear camera still works well with a single swing mount. Rear mudflaps are provided
    by Kaymar. The company also sell a full range of MSA 4X4 products; as I mentioned in a previous post
    on this thread, MSA build a great range of storage systems: www.msa4x4.com.au
    I have no connection with either company other than owning a Kaymar bar but I'm happy to recommend
    them to folks looking for the best in aftermarket equipment.
     

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