Group Buy: Big Country 4x4 LC200/LX570 welded aluminum racks, drawers, load bars - One week only! (1 Viewer)

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Ahhh!!! Just saw this and got super excited then saw this group buy has already passed! I am interested in the double drawer system and have a buddy potentially interested in the 270 degree awning and the Penthouse XL Tent. I know most 270 degree awnings interfere with the US style rear hatch but this one looks like it actually has a fair bit of clearance. Any first hand experience with that awning on the US spec 200's?

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Good question - I will need to get back to you on the US 200 spec vs SA spec - However the actual height of the awning is a function of the type of rack you have, the type on installation bracket you are using and the eventual height relative to the vehicle. Our mounting kits have variable heights built into their design so there is a 3.5" difference between the "high" and "low" mounts on our standard kits.

The awning does not care about being pushed from below if it is around the middle of the door where the contact is made. Simply place a 3" long, 1/2" thick gray foam tape on the arm at the spot where it will make contact and the awning will be fine. The only real issue/concern is when the impact point is close to the vehicle (like the rear spoiler) contacting very early on the arm closer to the hinge, that will likely damage the rear spoiler due to the amount of pressure seen by it.

Re: 200VX drawer and XL Tent: we have both in stock in Houston - The tents are no longer on pre-order status (we had them on deep pre-order specials for about 9 months) but we can offer you a pre-order discount on the drawers if you want to wait for our next shipment (Arriving in late May/early June) if you want to avoid the MSRP pricing.

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Good question - I will need to get back to you on the US 200 spec vs SA spec - However the actual height of the awning is a function of the type of rack you have, the type on installation bracket you are using and the eventual height relative to the vehicle. Our mounting kits have variable heights built into their design so there is a 3.5" difference between the "high" and "low" mounts on our standard kits.

The awning does not care about being pushed from below if it is around the middle of the door where the contact is made. Simply place a 3" long, 1/2" thick gray foam tape on the arm at the spot where it will make contact and the awning will be fine. The only real issue/concern is when the impact point is close to the vehicle (like the rear spoiler) contacting very early on the arm closer to the hinge, that will likely damage the rear spoiler due to the amount of pressure seen by it.

Re: 200VX drawer and XL Tent: we have both in stock in Houston - The tents are no longer on pre-order status (we had them on deep pre-order specials for about 9 months) but we can offer you a pre-order discount on the drawers if you want to wait for our next shipment (Arriving in late May/early June) if you want to avoid the MSRP pricing.

Theo

Theo, thanks for the reply! I was trying to eyeball from the photos on your website and it looked like the rear hatch spoiler could possibly sit between the arms and not make contact but its hard to tell from photos. Every other 270 degree awning I have seen interferes with the rear hatch and requires removal of the spoiler, a limit strap on the rear hatch or other creative solution. This is the only thing preventing me (And probably a ton of others) from going the 270 degree awning route on the 200. Very curious to know what you find out!

I'll shoot you a PM with my contact info. Maybe we can catch up tomorrow, I am definitely interested in the drawers and I think my buddy is ready to order the tent as well.

Ryan
 

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Update time! We are currently sailing past Cuba and have been making good time. Still set for port of Houston Apr 12-14 window. We are (I am) already building pallets for all the shipments. Fun times and in my spare time I may start framing houses because I am in still in the honeymoon period with the framing nailer and think it is light. After 60 pallets I will provide feedback. I bet it will feel much, much heavier.

Lately we have seen customs and port operations take about 7-10 business days from the time the vessel offloads to the time our container is in the warehouse for unpacking. The container was - FULL - so I promise 3 things:

1. We are working now to have every custom pallet ready for each drawer/rack/tent/etc before the container is offloaded
2. It takes time to unload a container this size and palletize/strap each item. We will likely not sleep much until the last pallet is out the door
3. Getting your goods on the road is all I will be focused on while I do it

What you can do to help:
Check your email for shipping confirmation emails and subsequent shipping invoices.

We will be focused on getting boxes strapped to pallets and out the door. If your confirmation or your payment is not received we will likely only get back to your order once everything else is out the door, so please help us help everyone.

I look forward to the crazy weeks ahead and beyond. Thank you all for your trust, patience and business.

Theo
 

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