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Ron, that pic is awesome... you look like a sherpa climbing k2.

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Re: Receiver-mounted storage/adventure rack

My solution...still use a rack but not often
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To level-out the FJ, with all that weight on the hitch...
air-lift springs inside of the FJ's rear coils.., Air Lift Company


To the OP, we obviously get by with the hitch basket, but I'd be more satisfied with an off-road trailer. An off-road trailer is on my wish list, but trailer storage is presently a problem.

So, the heavy duty hitch basket has served us well.

At that point a trailer would definitively be better. An alternative would also be a roof basket to break up the concentration of the load. I think I'd go for that before going for air lifts personally.
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these guys do custom work, found the add in 4wheelpars mag
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Pull it out, open door, replace and you have a nice table and bench.
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Re: Receiver-mounted storage/adventure rack

Here is a custom rack for the trailer hitch. It folds back and down so you can open the back door. I also add a reciever on the aft of the rack to receive my bike rack. The storage box comes off and I can replace it with a giant cooler. Works pretty good, but a trailer is in the works.
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^^That is slick. Nice work.

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Here is a custom rack for the trailer hitch. It folds back and down so you can open the back door. I also add a reciever on the aft of the rack to receive my bike rack. The storage box comes off and I can replace it with a giant cooler. Works pretty good, but a trailer is in the works.
That is friggin awesome... I'm going to have to build one


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Re: Receiver-mounted storage/adventure rack

Air bags are a great solution. I have Firestones in my 08 Chevy Pickup.
With all my tools & fuel it weighs in @ 9,800 LBS. Then I put my mini ex or skidder on a trailer & it sags big time.
I know i'm overloaded at times & a sagging truck is an easy eye catcher for state patrol.

I love it when guys tell me how "tuff that Chevy is" because it never sags with a load onÖ.lol a few know whats up but most have no clue.

Yes, I love my Fj too!
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