This storage idea has been done before. Instagram and YouTube have many examples to get inspiration from. It’s an easy mod and I’ll share how I did it.
Shop around, you can get everything cheaper, I just stuck with Amazon mostly for convenience and speed. Choosing the right parts takes time and lots of experimentation. The first version is always expensive and you could half the cost with more frugal shopping.
- Black Reusable Cable Ties = £7.99
- 1000mm x 25mm Aluminium Round Tubing x 2 = £21.80
- Flat Bungee Straps = £17.94
(I don’t recommend these. They’re strong fit well but feel very cheap and might not last. Shop around for something 60-100cm)
- Plastic End Caps = £10.30
- Cargo Net = £24.99
- 2 x Tube Mounting Brackets = £25.98
(Find something cheaper, these are overkill)
- Zipper Pulls £1.67
- Tarpaulin Round Plastic Hooks £12.85
It’s pretty simple.
- Remove the grab handles on each side and bolt on the tube mounting brackets with M6 bolts.
- Remove the retaining clips from the roof and attach the tarpaulin round plastic hooks using M6 bolts.
- Cut the aluminium tubes down to 600mm each and slot into the tube mounting brackets.
- Clip the corners of the cargo netting to the ends of the tubes.
- Use the cable tidies, evenly spaced to secure the sides of the cargo netting to the tubes.
- Loop the zipper pulls around the edges of the cargo netting closest to each tarpaulin round plastic hook and clip them in place.
- And you’re done!
Optionally, if your cargo netting needs to be stronger, particularly in the middle section, attach 2 flat bungees in a cross pattern on all corners of the poles. I added 4 eye bolts to the ends of the pole to have somewhere to clip the bungee hook too. Finally, I attached a velcro USB strip light for when I go camping.
Here’s a video that should show things more clearly.