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    Default ATV storage rack prototype built need opinions/input

    Just finished up the prototype of a rack i'm thinking of building for atv's. I made it 24"L x 12"W x 12"H but i could make them longer if needed. Its made out of the same wire i use for my shrimp pots(galvanized & vinyl coated) only its 10.5 gauge(.128" or aprox 1/8"). I think the beauty of these is that they can be mounted in many ways as the wire pattern will fit any rack & they could be attached with hose clamps or u-bolts, easy on-off.
    So ok what do you guys think? and lets hear what you'd change or add on.
    It took a bunch of pictures so if you want to see them please just pm or email me at the address at the bottom of the page. I'll have this one at the show next weekend in Wasilla.
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    Default Suggestions

    I would say wider and shorter for the front and just wider for the back so it would fit inside the rack you (and I ) already have. What show is next weekend? Is that the Wasilla Sportsmans Show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbtide View Post

    I would say wider and shorter for the front and just wider for the back so it would fit inside the rack you (and I ) already have. What show is next weekend? Is that the Wasilla Sportsmans Show?
    Thanks for the input Ebb ,
    Thats why i'm thinking i would build them to suit people's needs, i can do the length any size but the wire comes 12" wide so thats where i'll stay with that or if the person wants i'll cut it narrower or lower on the sides but in my opinion its just a waste of wire thats being paid for.
    Yup thats the show next weekend at the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Center
    Here's a couple more pictures
    i thought 24" long would be good because you can still use part of the rack for longer stuff like rod tubes, tents, gun racks etc.
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    it looks kinda tall here on the front rack but its only about high as the handle bars and still easy to see over.
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    maybe a hinged top that can be easy on/off and held closed with small bungee. I have a tendency to bounce around some while getting from A to B.
    I have a couple of those spider web bungee nets, but they work better with irregular shape loads.

    thanks and good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthefrinj View Post
    maybe a hinged top that can be easy on/off and held closed with small bungee. I have a tendency to bounce around some while getting from A to B.
    I have a couple of those spider web bungee nets, but they work better with irregular shape loads.

    thanks and good luck!
    A lid would be no problem & it could go on the "options" list.

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    Small strap maybe a foot long that secure the bottom of the basket to the atv rack. Leaves the top open to get in and out of. What kind of pricing are you considering for these creations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbtide View Post
    Small strap maybe a foot long that secure the bottom of the basket to the atv rack. Leaves the top open to get in and out of. What kind of pricing are you considering for these creations?
    I haven't given cost that much thought yet but right off the top of my head i'm thinking $30 for the 24" model & maybe $40 for a 36" model. Does that sound reasonable??? You gotta see this wire to apreciate how heavy duty it is.

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    Hinged lid with tie down straps for 30-40 dollars sounds pretty reasonable to me. Now how to make it waterproof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbtide View Post
    Hinged lid with tie down straps for 30-40 dollars sounds pretty reasonable to me. Now how to make it waterproof?
    No lid or tie downs for that price.

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