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Old 03-12-2018, 05:51 PM
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How are folks securing coolsuit container in your car? I am debating between fabricating a box to slide the coolsuit cooler into or just running some straps across the top. I am curious to see how others have approached this?

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Bolted bottom tray with a ratchet strap across the top. Tray keeps it from sliding around and ratchet snugs it all down
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Bolted bottom tray with a ratchet strap across the top. Tray keeps it from sliding around and ratchet snugs it all down
This. Loosen strap and slide over side . Don't run the strap through the slots on the chest itself or it's a bugger to remove.
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I bought Traqgear's tray with Velcro straps. Very convenient loading of ice/water since you do not have to loosen the ratchet strap. Not cheap though.
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I just bought two brackets from the HW store and bolted them to my floor. The ratchet strap is threaded through them and over the box. The tray seemed useless so I did not buy it.

The brackets I bought totaled to less than $5.

Works just fine
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I think the Traqgear setup is the nicest. Just make sure that what it mounted to is solid. The cooler filled with ice is not light.
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Here's a link to the mounting tray from Cool Shirt FYI. Not inexpensive but quick easy way to get the mounting done if you don't want to fabricate anything.

https://apexperformance.net/product/mounting-tray/
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Here's a link to the mounting tray from Cool Shirt FYI. Not inexpensive but quick easy way to get the mounting done if you don't want to fabricate anything.

https://apexperformance.net/product/mounting-tray/
That's the best best in my opinion!
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I have the recommended mounting tray and was wondering how people are specifically bolting it into the frunk.

What type of bolts, where did you mount them (i.e., drill the 4 corners of the tray?); washers under the frunk, etc.

If the bolts are under the cooler, how does one insure the bolt head doesn't mess with the cooler bottom.

If there are bolts protruding under the frunk, how does one make sure they are not introducing a ground clearance issue, or just something for something else to get caught up on.
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Originally Posted by dbbarron View Post
I have the recommended mounting tray and was wondering how people are specifically bolting it into the frunk.

What type of bolts, where did you mount them (i.e., drill the 4 corners of the tray?); washers under the frunk, etc.

If the bolts are under the cooler, how does one insure the bolt head doesn't mess with the cooler bottom.

If there are bolts protruding under the frunk, how does one make sure they are not introducing a ground clearance issue, or just something for something else to get caught up on.
Eye bolts with nuts and large washers on both sides so that only the nut sticks out on the bottom.
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Originally Posted by dbbarron View Post
I have the recommended mounting tray and was wondering how people are specifically bolting it into the frunk.

What type of bolts, where did you mount them (i.e., drill the 4 corners of the tray?); washers under the frunk, etc.

If the bolts are under the cooler, how does one insure the bolt head doesn't mess with the cooler bottom.
When you bolt in the tray make sure you donĺt bolt it to the round inserts. They are only glued in and the whole thing will come loose in case of a shunt.




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Originally Posted by sbelles View Post
Eye bolts with nuts and large washers on both sides so that only the nut sticks out on the bottom.
I'm confused by this - won't the eye of the eye bolts prevent the cooler from sitting flat in the tray?
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I'm confused by this - won't the eye of the eye bolts prevent the cooler from sitting flat in the tray?
Outside the tray.
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Outside the tray.
Then how is the tray itself secured? With additional bolts through the eyebolts into the side flanges of the tray using conventional bolts?
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:44 PM
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The corners of the Coolshirt tank are rounded. So if you put the bolts through the bottom the of the tray, but in the four corners, then the tank won't interfere.




PS Now that I look at the bottom of the tank, I see it has feet on it. Those would help too.
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