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Old 07-31-2019, 10:38 PM #1
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Help me secure my roof cargo

I recently installed an SSO rack and ordered some 95L ROAM rugged cases for roof storage.

I'd like to secure the cases to the rack such that I can open the cases and access their contents without having to remove straps.

As you'll see from the pictures below, I have a ratchet strap looping through the handle, across the inside of the lid, and through the other handle. This does secure the box to the roof. However, the box has quite a bit of lateral play. I'm not real high on driving on the highway with the boxes moving side to side.

The cases do have additional slots along the front to loop straps through. I can use some tie downs to further secure, though they will really only prevent lateral movement in 1 direction.

Thoughts? Ideas?

I am open to drilling holes in the bottom of the cases and bolting them to the crossbars. However, I'd want some mechanism for quick releasing them from the inside.





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We use turnbuckles to secure coolers in our jeeps. The coolers have similar attachment points, either use a short piece of strap or fabricate a metal L bracket. I have never seen a cooler come loose secured in this fashion even in a rollover.
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We use turnbuckles to secure coolers in our jeeps. The coolers have similar attachment points, either use a short piece of strap or fabricate a metal L bracket. I have never seen a cooler come loose secured in this fashion even in a rollover.
Thanks for your reply. If it's not inconvenient, would you mind sending me a photo?
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For a quick, easy potential solution, I'm thinking of running the ratchet strap through the side handle, underneath the crossbars, and up through the other handle. This probably won't limit horizontal play, but it will get the strap out of the way when I have the case open.

Each end has an additional 2 slots for straps, so I may use some tie down straps in the front (the front has the most play because of how far the ratchet strap has to extend out in front for room to ratchet).
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Thanks for your reply. If it's not inconvenient, would you mind sending me a photo?
Not my pic but here's what I am talking about.

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