6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby BigDave_185 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:26 pm

Weber has always had a good product.

Does this forum have a bbq grill page? Might be worth since we all cook on them while camping


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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby ris » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:10 pm

Dirtsailor we have the same weber and really like it. Trying to figure out how to carry it on our little boat when we are not in the cargo trailer.
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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby Modstock » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:06 pm

Harbor freight has these foldable shelf for the side of toolboxes.
I been looking at em for my trailer. They look pretty tough enough to hold a bbq.
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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby hankaye » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:59 am

Howdy all;

Found a/the page link, may not be exact , but gives spec's.

https://www.harborfreight.com/folding-s ... 56437.html

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:25 pm

I have a pair of these and I’m thinking that I’ll use them. I’ll either come up with a custom top or loot for a stainless countertop that would work.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:14 pm

Mounted the shelf brackets. Going to need to get a latch figured out at the bottom to hold the brackets in when traveling. I have a few ideas.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby hankaye » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:51 am

dust swabby, Howdy;

Well done. Be interesting to see you hold down.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:35 pm

hankaye wrote:dust swabby, Howdy;

Well done. Be interesting to see you hold down.

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Multiple options rolling around in my head.

1. Magnetic set into the channel of the arm, bottom of arm.

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2. Tension catch, again inset into channel of arm, bottom of arm.

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3. Elbow catch attached to trailer at bottom of arm

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Drill through arm and mounting leg. Pin with small clevis pin

Or fill in the end of the arm channel with a piece of wood or other material and adhere 3m heavy duty velcro to the back of the arm and the trailer.

Last two options require no more holes drilled into the trailer itself so that's appealing.
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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:17 pm

I like that magnet. Clean, simple and probably pretty cheap compared. If it doesn’t hold try the other option


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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:28 am

I ended up going with the tension catches. Wanting to see how they’d work before drilling holes I used some 3m heavy duty double sided tape. Amazingly the tape has held up extremely well so far. Been through winter freeze and thaws and muck and mud. Well see how it holds up when it get hot. We have had a few 70-75° days.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby hankaye » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:55 am

Dusty swab, Howdy;

Looks good, glad to hear from ya, been awhile.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:37 pm

Decided to jump head first into the cheap diesel heater land. Of course the standard tank that. Ones with the unit I didn’t like so I’m upgrading and will be plumbing the fill through the wall. So all in the fuel system will end up costing more than the heater. But once it’s complete it will be great. No worries about spilling fuel in the trailer.

Still waiting on a few parts for the fuel system so today I decided to get the heater in place. After watching multiple install videos I decided that my original plan wasn’t the best idea.

Originally I wanted to mount the unit up higher. This would’ve put the exhaust connection in the trailer and that just isn’t safe. If the connection is loose exhaust could enter the trailer. Also the exhaust is super hot. I determined it needed to be mounted through the floor so the exhaust connection was outside.

The unit came with a floor mounting plate. Thin galvanized metal. I considered buying the fancy webasto plate. I also considered picking up some plate steel and making my own. Ultimately I opted to just use the provided plate. If it doesn’t work out I’ll fab my own.

First step was to lay things out in the trailer. Once I did that I crawled under he trailer and realized that the tongue A frame was not going to allow me to drill through the floor where I wanted too. Back to the drawing board!

New spot, no obstructions. I was going to drill out holes to match the plate but it’s recommended to drill one big hole. In my case 4” hole,saw was the proper size. This gives enough clearance for the exhaust. I did drill two other holes. One for the fuel line to return back into the trailer. The other for the air intake. I didn’t want the air intake outside under the trailer.

I got everything drilled and went about getting everything in place. All was well until I went to run the air intake line back into the trailer. I used the wrong spade bit. I used the 1” and should’ve used the 1 1/4” . As many know if you drill a hole with spade bit or hole saw and need to make it larger that’s an issue. A quick fix is to attach a thin piece of plywood and then drill from the other side with the original bit just until the point pops thru. Then change the bit and drill from the plywood side. They new hole in the plywood will keep the larger bit where it needs to be.

Should have the rest of my parts here this week and hope to have it up,and running as we plan on camping next weekend.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:41 pm

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

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