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custom pole carrier





custom pole carrier


    The pole carrier is constructed from 0.7mm aluminium and measures 1800mm long by 180mm high by 140mm wide. It is fitted with a hinged lid at one end with a latch lock and has a rubber seal around the lid closure to prevent dust and water entering.

    I have then placed a piece of foam rubber inside the lid and at the bottom end of the carrier. The foam rubber is 50mm thick and the same size as the carrier (180 x 140) and has been placed at both ends to help minimise any damage that might occur due to movement of the poles whilst travelling.

    I then used metal shelving braces to attached to the ribs of the camper floor and fasten the pole carrier to the trailer using steel self drilling screws (8g x 12mm zinc gold plated button wafer head). The pole carrier is firmly attached to the camper trailer.

    The pole carrier was manufactured by MW Sheet Metal Pty Ltd at a cost of $350. This company appeared to be the most reasonably priced and is located in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. I had quotes from a couple of other manufacturers who quoted between $650 and $800 for the box. The company specialises in the manufacture of metal tool boxes.




concept the pole carrier the opening end


mounted on camper mounted on camper mounted on camper


 thanks to Paul McDougall for sharing this idea


january 2009