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Old 06-02-2016, 04:59 AM   #1
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Those worn out cargo nets

We are thinking of taking our BaseCamp in for some work as we have relocated nearer their service center in Ohio. Our cargo nets are worn out and don't really function well. The service department says they can order new ones but I expect they will only wear our as well. Has anyone replaced the cargo nets with anything better? Maybe something based on web straps.

I implemented the block and tackle described in a previous post to make it possible to raise the steps from inside the BaseCamp - what an improvement for $15 worth of Lowe's doodads.

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Old 06-02-2016, 07:05 AM   #2
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Same problem, and same distrust of replacing with original material. We wove bungee cord material ( to the existing bars and strap at the back -- had to extend the bolts to have something to tie to on the long dimension. It looks OK and is working OK, but I am considering trying some raw material netting ( because it might look and work better.

Love to hear if others have found better solutions.

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Old 08-16-2016, 01:37 PM   #3
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Basecamp Interior Netting replacement with shelf

I found the Basecamp nets a nuisance and cut them out and replaced them with a shelf. I cut the shelf bottom from 1/4 inch birch ply and replaces the fasteners that are on the interior skin with small aluminum angles and riveted them in place where the original net fasteners were. With the angle that is flush with wall leg up. The inside edge rests on the original bar and floats with No fasteners into the bar. painted the ply black and put some transverse 1 inch high ribs from the bar to wall glued to the top of the plywood. These act to stiffen the plywood and create slots to put bottles and other items that may roll around. I then riveted a piece of aluminum flat bar 3 x 1/8 to the front of the original bars. To finish off I removed the strap supporting the center of the bar and replaced with a 1.25 inch aluminum flat bar that I bent into a 90 angle at the cieling and attached it to the ceiling with rivets and the bottom end to the new from edge flat bar I previously mentioned. This done both sides and front. If you need pictures let me know and I will e-mail them.

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