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Brynster
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New member in Buckinghamshire

Post: # 25506Post Brynster
April 13th, 2019, 8:07 am

Hi,

We have bought a Northstar camper and a Defender 110 hi cap. Just working on the fixings today. Hopefully it will stay on there!.

Brynster

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Post: # 25507Post zildjian
April 13th, 2019, 8:09 am

Martin has same combination if you need any advice
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Post: # 25508Post Brynster
April 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm

Thanks for the pic, I am trying a similar fixing using the corner casting at the front and the rear bumper at the back. The aluminium side panels are not really strong enough. I will put some pictures of the results on.Image[attachment=0]49ED17A2-183A-46E2-A540-0E49E01nt]
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Post: # 25524Post mjb666
April 14th, 2019, 8:38 am

Hi Brynster & Welcome to the Forum

Good Luck with the fixing's, it will be interesting to see the outcome with your photo's?

Mike
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Post: # 25537Post martinjdover
April 15th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Hi there.
Mine is the 130 Defender Northstar hardside rig.
The top rail at the front of the alloy tub is very strongly mounted to the cast alloy corner posts and can be drilled to take a 10mm eyebolt - which is what I’ve done. Mine gets used heavily off road and this has proven to give both good vertical and lateral support to the camper. The corner castings are reasonably strongly mounted to the chassis crossmember and I have not felt the need to beef up this area at all.
At the back I have turnbuckles from brackets mounted on the rails of the camper down onto the trucks towbar which would be fine for normal road use. I, however, also use ratchet straps off the bottom of the rear jacks onto the main chassis rails to pull the camper forward against the front of the tub.
Cheers and happy demountableing!

Martin

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Post: # 25560Post Brynster
April 17th, 2019, 9:08 pm

Hi Martin,

I agree, the corner castings seem quite strong. I have made a bar that plugs into the ladder rack holes and fitted eye bolts to that at the front. I have extended the turnbuckles with 2 tonne chain to pick up on the rear bumper tubes at the back. An initial test on some bumpy and winding Bucks roads was a success with no shifting about at the back. I will put some pictures on at the weekend, forgot to take any when the camper was on the Land Rover last weekend.

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

Steve

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Post: # 25561Post Brynster
April 17th, 2019, 9:11 pm

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the welcome, I will put some pictures of my fixings on soon.

Steve

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Post: # 25576Post Brynster
April 19th, 2019, 9:02 pm

Front and rear fixings in place
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