Thanks for replying! I didn’t even think about using the awning as a shoe holder, love it! I’m pumped on copying your rear awning, thanks for sharing!
There are two sides to the foam - one is softer than the other. Took me a few nights to figure that out. Unzip the cushion and you can feel which one is softer (I can’t remember which colour is which).
Thanks! I’ll check it for sure.
Looks like mine were installed with the softer foam up on the square sections but the rectangle were upside down. Flipped them see if this helps!. Thanks for suggestion
Rigd Mega Swing Tire Rack
Purchased Rigd Mega swing the install was easy.
Added the table and Side hack for water.
Added wobble not extension to be able to install 1up.
My original bike setup was Yakima back swing and the 2 bike holdup. I went back and forth on full bumper setup but settled on the Rigd no complaints so far
First shout out to @WVTRDPro, his initial single drawer setup was my inspiration/template!
I wanted to have some storage for miscellaneous items that hang out in the bed all the time. It is a partial drawer 32” long and storage behind
Used Baltic birch plywood 1/2
28” locking slides
Truck Bed liner
And a ploy coating on non bed treated parts
I will add my fridge with tilt and finalize tray/shelf for goal zero after a couple trips.
That looks wayyyy better than the one I did, nice work!
Howdy, I’m looking to do something very similar, do you happen to have measurements, supply list and build plans that id be able to utilize? I’ve got a 2019 tundra double cab.
Sorry for Delay @pcurran , was out on a trip this weekend
2 heavy duty 28” slides with lock out Amazon
VEVOR Heavy Duty Drawer Slides 28" Length, Locking Drawer Slides 500lbs Load Capacity Long Full Extension Drawer Slide 1 Pair Side Mount Ball Bearing Drawer Glides Push to Open Drawer Runners Rail
3 pieces of 4x8 x 1/2 Birch 9 ply plywood
1 of these from Amazon
Southco C2-32-25 Series Powder Coated Zinc Alloy Adjustable Lever Hand Operated Compression Latch, 0.20" Thick, 0.04"-0.94" Grip Range, Black
Stainless steel screws and some 1/2 aluminum c-channel for front
1/2 in. W x 1/2 in. H x 96 in. L Aluminum C-Channel with 1/16 in. Thick
Angled aluminum for length, 96” all from Home Depot
My objective was to be able to use my bed to haul every day loads but have some storage for my bike gear, fridge elevated to use as dog step and storage for chairs or misc stuff not needed in a drawer. I also wanted a little cubby on side next to bed to throw hiking poles, hatchet and other little misc stuff always in my way.
I put my most camping gear in a taped square on garage floor and then built drawer based on these dimensions
Below are some photos with measurements let me know if you need something specific.
Sorry had a bit of a glare on the tape in a few photos
Thanks for sharing your awesome build with us! I followed your path and went with the exact same rear awning setup. Using the Leitner Design awning mount kit with 1/4 20 bolts, locktight, washers and GFC track nuts, I’m getting too much wiggle in the whole setup. On a rough road, this awning would bounce around. Did you encounter this, and if so, what was your fix?
Thanks so much,
Thanks for the comments! I don’t notice any bouncing around that I’m aware of?
I took it off for the hinge up grade and mounted back up and still no issues. I’ll get a measurement on bolt length.
FYI, I’m actually getting ready to post my entire setup for sale in next day or so, drawer, goal zero stuff, GFC, and fridge, etc… but I’m happy to answer any questions.
For rear awning mount I used 1/2” thread length to the button head and 1/16 stainless steel washer. Also note, I changed from 1/4 to 10/32 when reinstalled. The awning mount was rock solid when I just check it for any play. It’s been on this second round for about 10 months.
You are awesome! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I’ve concluded that the lack of stability is due to the fact that the t-nuts from GFC are too think for their own track meaning that the threaded portion of the nut sticks out of the track about 1/16 of an inch. This of course prevents the bracket from sitting flush against the outer edge of the track. I’m using the 1/4 20 screws GFC provides with the corresponding track nut. I notice that the smaller size 10-32 track nut sits flush, but I don’t dare use such a skinny screw to hold the weight of the awning. IN short, how did you get the larger t-nut to sit flush in the track / what was your work around or was this not an issue for you?
Thanks so much!
We’ll upon investigation I goofed. I have been using 10-32 the entire time. I just switched out the bolts to button heads to match my other bolts. I wish I could edit but I’m unable to edit those old post. For a solution can you drilling the rack hole to same dimension as the track nut? This how the factory awning brackets look, see attached. Sorry for the confusion.
Maybe try nylon washers to space it out. Or check out the solution in this thread:
Ah okay! that makes so much more sense! Do you feel like the 10-32 screws are strong enough? So in conclusion, you just used the Leitner bracket (unmodified), track nuts and half inch10-32 button screws yeah?
Hey thanks gwiz! After 30 minutes at Ace, I ended up at this solution too hah!
ps. love the Odell’s in the backdrop
Yes @gwiz that is a great way to do it, I too like the Odell backdrop
You’re welcome guys! Credit to @howcox for idea and linked thread.