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Cargo Barrier


I have just finished making this cargo barrier for my 200 series L/c.

Materials cost $120.00 from the "Big Green Shed"

Its not perfect, but It will definitely stop the big lumps from smacking me in the back of the head if the worst happens.

The rope is Marine Grade and rated at 900Kg.

Regards.

Hetho.



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Good work there.

However, have you checked with your insurer? They may not accept a non-certified, non-tested design.

Is the rope rated high enough? Forces can be extreme. Is there any give? Remember that you don't want a solid "wall", but a cushion effect. Are the tie points sufficient?

There are commercially made cargo nets done with webbing, similar to those used in aircraft. And they carry a certification.

Nice attempt though.


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A bit like making your own seat belts to save a few bob?
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Peter

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Good job, it looks like it is very easy to remove and put back.There will always be someone on here that will try and knock you for making  your own, but don't take any notice of them



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Hello Bushwalker.

Yes I definitely agree, and thanks for your positive comment.

Regards.

Hetho



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Good effort - plenty of satisfaction with a result like that. Good to see people thinking and doing  for themselves.



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Cheers KJB. Thanks for the positive comment.

Regards.

Hetho.



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Hethro, looks a pretty good job with correct knots,similar to what my Dad did on glass marker buoys, do you have any spare rope that you could make a small test panel , every knot does degrade rope strength a bit?

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Bush walker wrote:

Good job, it looks like it is very easy to remove and put back.There will always be someone on here that will try and knock you for making  your own, but don't take any notice of them


 Not out to knock a good job that really looks the part.

 

In a previous life I was an OH&S Rep. I was one of several who pushed to have our touring team's gear safely restrained in the hired vehicles. Due to number of personnel and amount of gear they had to have a people mover loaded to the roof with two rows of seats occupied.

Looked at various options. Vehicles were always a people mover, but differed as to brand and model every trip. Found various cargo nets, all needed modifications as they were too big - more suited to small trucks, not inside a van. Had great trouble getting mods past insurers as they were no-longer  original. "Something done by us was not on, it had to be a ticketed registered safety-goods manufacturers item, with inbuilt shock absorbancy". Finally found a net that could be adjusted. That was twenty years ago. Situation may be easier, or harder now.

 

If the components are strong enough and the workmanship is up to it (and it all looks good from here) you are to be commended. Just warning of the pink tape.



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Great job, love the knot work. Can't see any insurer or other authority being in the slightest interested in what you do so please disregard all the rubbish the knockers write. I've seen some steel mesh designs that would make emergency access impossible, so yours is easily removable and stowable when not required. Thumbs up from me!

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Good morning KevinC.

Thanks for the reply and positive comments

Regards

Hetho.



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Hi Hetho,

It's definitely a weight saver too & far easier to remove than the steel commercial ones.
You could tell the knockers to "get knotted"!

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Hi Warren.

Sorry for the late reply, and yes it is easy to fit and remove compared to the steel commercial ones: which was my aim.

And yes, I could tell the Knockers to get Knotted, but would only fire them all up; when the whole idea of my post was simply put it out there.

Thanks for your reply and comment.

Regards.

Hetho.

 



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Hetho wrote:

Hi Warren.

Sorry for the late reply, and yes it is easy to fit and remove compared to the steel commercial ones: which was my aim.

And yes, I could tell the Knockers to get Knotted, but would only fire them all up; when the whole idea of my post was simply put it out there.

Thanks for your reply and comment.

Regards.

Hetho.

 


 Thanks Hetho. thumbsup.gif

Aussie Paul. smile



-- Edited by aussie_paul on Thursday 10th of October 2019 08:55:11 PM



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