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Question Bongo tie down hack

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2 years 4 months ago #1721 by rooflifter
rooflifter created the topic: Bongo tie down hack
I'm not sure if this will help anyone but you never know. I've been struggling to pack the Bongo safely sometimes because of the lack of tie down points in the back. If I have to put a lot of camping stuff in there I worry it will tip over and land on the dog. There's also the risk that in an accident the stuff in the back will end up in the front at high speed. So what I've done is replace the seatbelt bolts with race car harness bolts. If you've never built a race car you might not have come across there but they're designed to allow seatbelt harnesses to clip on rather than have to be bolted down each time they're fitted. They're just as safe if not safer then normal seatbelt bolts but give you a bit of extra flexibility for storage for only a couple of quid. I had these left over from another project but you can pick them up on ebay etc. search for Harness/Seatbelt Eyebolt/Eye Bolt - 2" Length, 7/16" UNF.

Now I can fit bungees, luggage nets and ratchet straps to them as needed. B)



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2 years 4 months ago #1722 by rita
rita replied the topic: Bongo tie down hack
Great idea.

Can you tell me the name of the tree that the branches came from?.

Good Luck.

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2 years 4 months ago #1723 by rooflifter
rooflifter replied the topic: Bongo tie down hack
Well we've never really given it a name but it looked like a Steve. I think Steve was a coppiced hazel. I cut those about 6 years ago for tent props before we got the van but they still serve very well to keep the awning door open and they're the perfect length to fit in the back of the van.

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2 years 4 months ago #1727 by rita
rita replied the topic: Bongo tie down hack
Thanks for that, the reason for asking is that I have a load of unknown wood for my stove and it looks like same bark , just trying to identify it.

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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #1768 by cyclops
cyclops replied the topic: Bongo tie down hack
I think this is a great hack.
Recently removed rear seats and haven't really been happy with my improvised method for lashing things down. Have ordered the eye bolts today and also after a cargo net.
Last Edit: 2 years 3 months ago by cyclops. Reason: spelling

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2 years 3 months ago #1769 by rooflifter
rooflifter replied the topic: Bongo tie down hack
If you find a good luggage net let me know. My current one is ok but a bit small and the hooks are flimsy.

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