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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:19 am    Post subject: Luggage Rack Cargo Net Reply with quote

Found this cargo net at Lowe's yesterday, discontinued item (yellow price tag) marked down to $8.76.
Seems to be a pretty good fit at 15" X 30", plenty stretchy enough to span the 20" X 40" luggage rack to hold various items securely.
There is a weight limit on the net of NOT MORE than 25#'s, should be ok to to hold down all my camp chairs.
The item is Secure-Tite Cargo Net, UPC 5164361444
The net has 10 hooks that I had to reposition to line up with the luggage cleats, easily done with pliers.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I will check them out today!

I need to re-rivet all my tie downs first though.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find. What are the metal brackets on the inner rear wall of the luggage rack?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like some similar products on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NOVH9A/ref=s9...d_i=507846

http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-06144-ATV-Cargo-Hooks...amp;sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Accessories-78197-Qu...amp;sr=8-6
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. We used to use the cargo net for a cycle up there, very similar. This is spiffy! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

geez I paid a lot more for mine at Cdn Tire but they are great. I think I will change the anchors on Scooby as they are plastic or nylon and most likely brittle.

I also have a roof top bag I may consider using. Hey its blue!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

campism wrote:
Nice find. What are the metal brackets on the inner rear wall of the luggage rack?


The one on the drivers side is for a digital tv antena and the one on the passenger side is my truckers' XM antena, that I put under the luggage rack. was thinking that it didn't matter if the antena was under the luggage rack or not and I was right works great under there!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Earthstrap cargo net. It is designed for the Westfalia Vanagon and Bus roof rack and is woven out of recycled tire inner tubes in Peru. A friend of mine in Shell Beach CA has them made and GoWesty is one of his vendors. It is great for holding down a load of firewood, campchairs and even a couple of skulls if needed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Luggage Rack Cargo Net Reply with quote

Timwhy wrote:
Found this cargo net at Lowe's yesterday, discontinued item (yellow price tag) marked down to $8.76.
Seems to be a pretty good fit at 15" X 30", plenty stretchy enough to span the 20" X 40" luggage rack to hold various items securely.
There is a weight limit on the net of NOT MORE than 25#'s, should be ok to to hold down all my camp chairs.
The item is Secure-Tite Cargo Net, UPC 5164361444
The net has 10 hooks that I had to reposition to line up with the luggage cleats, easily done with pliers.
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The OP net is shown at the Lowe's website as:

Secure Tite Mini Cargo Net 15" x 30"

* Item #: 317632
* Model #: 61444

$9.63
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the same one a little bit ago. I put 3 rubbermaid bins up there with my camping stuff and my astrotuff on top of the bins and the nets holds it just fine. Just careful when you are stretching the hooks in there mounts, I missed one and almost took out my eye, hook hit the white part and not my cornea. I will be paying much more attention from now on. Lucky for me that don,t call me one-eye after that. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everybody, please be careful with these bungees, as from the last post you can see they are very dangerous. I ride dual sport motorcycle and only took one time witha cube almost taking my eye out and leavinga welt the size of a baseball to move to something different. be careful worth bungees!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed! The hooks do suck and I have been meaning to replace mine with carabeeners.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great thread. I love when folks post specific part numbers and ordering info.

A cost comparison:
Earthstrap: $45 (shipping included)
Lowes strap: $9.63

Cost to support a nice product and righteous rubber recycling hand made by impoverished Peruvians . . . You decide.

My head and my heart pull me in two different directions on this one!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

climberjohn wrote:
This is a great thread. I love when folks post specific part numbers and ordering info.

A cost comparison:
Earthstrap: $45 (shipping included)
Lowes strap: $9.63

Cost to support a nice product and righteous rubber recycling hand made by impoverished Peruvians . . . You decide.

My head and my heart pull me in two different directions on this one!

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Buy the inexpensive one. Donate the difference to your favorite charity or other community organization. (TheSamba is an organization that supports the Vanagon community.)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is another alternative, for people who really hate bungee cords (like me).

I don't just hate the danger of their crap metal hooks either seperating from the elastic or springing back and catching me in the eye, but I also hate the crap weak elastic cord itself, which is nowhere near to being as secure to hold a load under duress (wind, heavy braking, swerving, etc.) as rope.

My vote is to leave the bungees at home or in the garbage can, and learn to tie a trucker's hitch.

It's a knot that lets you create mechanical advantage to tighten a rope, every bit as tight (or tighter) as a bungee. It's like creating a block & tackle with just the rope itself.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an idea, can you not bend those hooks so the net end is tight, (bend to close the opening). That's what I did. The cargo net is probably going inside anyway, think I'll go to truckers rachets on my rain edge and at least one fore/aft from inside the top of the front top grill to inside the pop top. I also do a marine knot on the left over rachet tail. I'm also going to use them for my electric bike's rack.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was lucky enough to get the Earthstraps from my neighbor for $20 ea. I bought 2 so I could have one in the bus also. For me, it was nice to buy from a buddy starting a business using small scale Peruvian workers and recycled car innertubes intead of a big box retailer selling something cheaper from China.

So the real cost is $20 plus my $0.02



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This is a great thread. I love when folks post specific part numbers and ordering info.

A cost comparison:
Earthstrap: $45 (shipping included)
Lowes strap: $9.63

Cost to support a nice product and righteous rubber recycling hand made by impoverished Peruvians . . . You decide.

My head and my heart pull me in two different directions on this one!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Witless Joe wrote:


My vote is to leave the bungees at home or in the garbage can, and learn to tie a trucker's hitch.

It's a knot that lets you create mechanical advantage to tighten a rope, every bit as tight (or tighter) as a bungee. It's like creating a block & tackle with just the rope itself.

Yes the Trucker's Hitch rules! I use it for tying on boats & setting up close lines in camp. But one does have to be careful - the mechanical advantage is more than you would think!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a 1/2 hitch or a full hitch? I'm thinking nautical knots, anchor end is always a bowline for me and then end is a hitch. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

climberjohn wrote:
This is a great thread. I love when folks post specific part numbers and ordering info.

A cost comparison:
Earthstrap: $45 (shipping included)
Lowes strap: $9.63

Cost to support a nice product and righteous rubber recycling hand made by impoverished Peruvians . . . You decide.

My head and my heart pull me in two different directions on this one!

-CJ


I opted for the cool recycled tube net. I'll pay $45 for something I need, made by hand, with recycled whatever.Plus, it helps this guy in Peru feed his family, NOT help a CEO make a down payment on his 3rd house.
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