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if it's just a spare wheel and some fuel then look at this option , i have installed this on my car and works a freaking treat . and when i don't need it installed i simply remove it . can also still have a trailer connected when this is on the hitch

https://www.wilcooffroad.com/shop/hitchgate-solo/

then put all your other stuff up on your rhino rack . No issues with putting 68kg of weight on rhino rack products. . Also think about getting a tyre down from the roof . Wheels aint exactly light . Going offroad halve the weight loading as a rule so you're already down to 32kg . Take the weight of the rack plus awning etc and you really can't take much . It would also be very interesting if someone using a frontrunner or uneek rack suffered the same failures due to overloading the roof and then trying to claim a warranty as no company states in writing what load they can carry above the 68kg manufacturer's load rating . As i have come to the conclusion travelling as light as possible bush is just easier. A good offroad trailer is so much easier and you can carry so much more .


With regards to the 68kg rating , On city streets i have had two server racks weighing around 120kgs total on my pioneer tray with no issues at all so you can carry more than the rated load, but once you start going offroad and encounter corrigations , bulldust holes , rutts whatever you have to think of the forces that will be applied to the car and twisting and punishing the chassis .


That looks awesome. Got a pic you can share of it on your vehicle?


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Where have you mounted your number plate? And do you need extra rear mounted lights to keep the police and registration people happy?

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Where have you mounted your number plate? And do you need extra rear mounted lights to keep the police and registration people happy?

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it comes with a numberplate relocation bracket but really i haven't bothered as how many people drive around with bike carriers blocking their numberplates, who ever gets pulled over for that . i'll put it on when i get pulled over :P


i'll post pics tonight but the pics on the website are exactly how mine looks
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iwho ever gets pulled over for that
Drove round for 7 years with my number plate affixed to a bike carrier on the spare wheel and finally got done last year at one of those rbt and vehicle safety blitzs

$155 snd 3 demirits for failure to display plate correctly (I was not using a number plate light and just had it fixed to the bike rack still clearly visible during the day)
$155 for driving with an empty bike carrier... (who ever knew this was a law)

Must of been a very slow quarter at the state revenue office.. Now I am skidish around vehicle "safety"
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$155 for driving with an empty bike carrier... (who ever knew this was a law)
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sorry i can't do anything but laugh, laugh at a retarded law but then i can understand why when the plate is obscured .
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Yes, you must make sure those revenue cameras have a clear and unobstructed view from 45 degrees in all directions...

The number plate holder shown in the video on the web site would not pass Australian rules, either. It is way down under the tyre.

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PS I think the empty bike carrier rule in Victoria has been repealed.
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Yes, you must make sure those revenue cameras have a clear and unobstructed view from 45 degrees in all directions...

The number plate holder shown in the video on the web site would not pass Australian rules, either. It is way down under the tyre.

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PS I think the empty bike carrier rule in Victoria has been repealed.
interesting, this is from dot wa website

What vehicle types can use an auxiliary plate?
Most vehicles are eligible to display an auxiliary plate where the primary number plate
affixed to the vehicle is obscured. An auxiliary plate cannot be used for a taxi, small charter
vehicle, omnibus or an off road vehicle.
Where do I attach my plate?
When a bicycle rack, wheelchair carrier or other device is fitted to the towbar of the vehicle
and it or the load obscures the visibility of the rear number plate, an auxiliary plate should be
securely affixed in an upright position parallel to the vehicle axles, no higher than the vehicle
roof line so that it is clearly visible to the rear. Auxiliary plates are manufactured with
mounting holes and slots pre-drilled to assist with options to affix the plate to the carrier or
load.


so really i can't see why i would be pulled up for having the plate visible but lower down . All i can think of would be a speed camera not having the plate in the yellow box
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There are also rules on tail light visibility. That is why Pootrols have the extra lights in the rear bumper and the "normal" ones are not connected - the rear spare obstructs them.

And you have to use an official "auxiliary" plate, supplied at a cost by the state authority.

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