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Old 05-16-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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Cargo Net

Our maiden voyage last summer with our new to us and newly rehabbed '92 13ft Scamp taught us many lessons and authored a whole new list of desired improvements. Among them was a 'cargo net'. With the table in bed position we wanted to be able to use the bed as storage area while in transit. But without a 'cargo net' to keep things on the bed, everything ends up on the floor.

I thought for months on how to best accomplish this. I landed on using a new(ish) to the market camera strap anchor system that is brilliantly designed.

These anchors come from 'PeakDesign'.

Unfortunately, I had to order two sets to get enough parts. Some will say that this is too much of a premium cost. But for me the results were worth it.

The lollipop anchors pass through the fiberglass on the side of the closet and the side of the kitchen cabinet - passing through small holes and anchored on the backside by $.40 key chain rings. Click image for larger version

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Strapping was bought online as were the tension buckles.

Fabric is polypropylene bought for just a couple dollars at hobby lobby.

Sewing was done by my father (Yep. Dad. He has mad sewing machine skills owing to 'Frostline' projects from the 70's).

The cargo net clips on and off the lollipop anchors. The tensioner are a part of the net.

When not in use, the lollipop anchors are hidden by the cushions.

It may be over designed, and overly expensive ($60ish for the entire project). But I love the results and thought I would share.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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Looks good! Just be careful of putting too much weight back there. You could throw off the fore-aft balance, potentially affecting towing stability.

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Old 05-16-2015, 09:50 AM   #3
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The cargo net to keep stuff on the bed is also what we did with both our Scamp and Lil' Bigfoot.

But we bought pick-up truck tailgate nets (for those that want to cruse without a tailgate I guess) for about $10 each at a local Flea Market. Came complete with hardware for the top corners and bottom edges. Would also work as a Granny Fence for little ones sleeping on the front bench/bunk.
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I thought about a cargo net, but to be truthful, nothing I laid on the bed fell off. Anything I lay up there is supported with blankets and pillows . Nothing very heavy, chairs,little folding end tables and the TV and what nots. Carl
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:06 PM   #5
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I just bought a truck bed cargo net at a yardsale and thinkinking of using it hung to store clothes on.
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:07 PM   #6
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Jon, thanks for voicing the wight concerns. For the most part we throw sleeping bags (slippery nylon), inflated sleeping pads from the tent (we are a family of six - 3 in scamp and 3 in tent), and pillows.

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