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PostSubject: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:28 am

New style roof rack! A larger 'Old School' design hand made roof rack is now available EXCLUSIVELY to Danbury Motorcaravans customers! We are now taking orders for this fabulous new style roof rack for delivery before Christmas! Made from stainless steel bows with polished aluminium rails and oiled hard wood slats. Simply stunning!! For the first 100 orders the price will be the same as the old style smaller roof rack at just £390 + vat (normal price £449 + vat). Order yours now as the waiting lists are already building up and the special offer prices are running out..... Be quick!

Call 01454 310000 to book your vehicle into our service department now.

There's never been a better time to contact Danbury with many special offers on this month! Order now before the VAT goes back up!

Also: Save up to £6000 on a new VW T5 or T2 Danbury camper and up to £3000 off our new Fiat Scudo 'Versito' campervan model! For all orders recieved this month. Visit www.danburymotorcaravans.com or call 01454 310000

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PostSubject: New Danbury roof rack!!   Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:53 pm

Heres a pic of the new Danbury roof rack for Brazilian Bay models! Stainless steel with hard wood slats! Very cool - Very retro!!

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:26 pm

Very nice Jason. What height does this take the Bay up to with both standard and lowered suspension please?

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:26 am

Hi Tim - Approx heights are: Lowered suspension 1960 mm and normal suspension 2190 mm. Kind regards-Jason www.danburymotorcaravans.com
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:39 am

Could you just clarify that the measurements above are including the roof rack, and where they're taken from?

There's a difference of 230mm between the lowered measurement and the normal stock height measurement.

I thought that the vans were lowered by approx 4" (101.6mm)

Are you saying that a lowered bus fitted with this roof rack will only be 1960mm high! doesn't sound right to me.
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:23 pm

Sorry I typed that wrong! With our new Danbury stainless steel roof rack fitted the overall size is: Lowered suspension vehicle : 2085 mm and standard height suspension vehicle is: 2160 mm. This is obviously approx and all cars do have slightly different suspension heights and we can also lower the vehicle more if required.
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi mate,
thats still an expensive price for the roofrack, you can buy them cheaper than that. The same goes for the standard ones you sell, £449!!

I'm pretty sure you could sell a lot more of the standard ones than you do if your price wasn't 3 times as much as your better competitor.

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:54 pm

Hi Den - We are the only ones that make our new larger roof rack and the cost is such because its all hand made and in small numbers. The materials we use are far better than any simular roof rack but you only pay for what you get. Cheap ones made in China weve all seen rust (sometimes after only a few weeks). Our new model larger roof racks are made in the UK (using British skilled labour) from stainless steel and hardwood slats etc so when you see one you'll see the massive difference in quality. Your welcome to call into our factory if ever passing or you may see one at one of the shows we are attending this year. All the best and love your T2 pic in the snow!
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:31 pm

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Hi Den - We are the only ones that make our new larger roof rack and the cost is such because its all hand made and in small numbers. The materials we use are far better than any simular roof rack but you only pay for what you get. Cheap ones made in China weve all seen rust (sometimes after only a few weeks). Our new model larger roof racks are made in the UK (using British skilled labour) from stainless steel and hardwood slats etc so when you see one you'll see the massive difference in quality. Your welcome to call into our factory if ever passing or you may see one at one of the shows we are attending this year. All the best and love your T2 pic in the snow!


Hi mate,
just reread my post and it sounded rather aggressive, didn't mean to be!

I haven't seen your racks, but I have seen the ones below (scroll down) which is what I'm trying to source second hand for my bus as they fit perfectly, take a huge awning on top, don't rust and are lightweight (and cheaper than yours):

http://www.vwheritage.com/ssp/Exterior/Roofracks/?templateID=ssp

They have been making them for years, and I know 2 other small companies who make them by hand and charge £300.

The problem with the other racks that you sell, is that they don't fit Danbury buses allowing for clearance at the back due to the Danbury roofs being a different shape than an original T2. Also, I would question why VW Heritage sell the same rack as you guys for £152 and JK sell them for £150 whilst yours are a ridiculous £449.

Do you mind me asking why your same racks are 3 times the price? I have seen them and indeed our Danbury came with a Danbury fitted one which I sold on due to it damaging the roof because of the above reasons and they are the same as both the VWH and JK ones. Also, a couple of seasons and they need refurbished, the same as the other ones.

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:32 pm

Soz, forgot to add, they are not exclusive. Do you mind me asking who makes them for you?
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:54 am

Hi Denni - Our 2010 model racks are exclusive to us and you cant buy them anywhere else so are not the same as the others you mention. Both our new model small and larger roof racks clear the original vw roof with no problems. Good luck trying to find a second hand rack :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:55 am

Hi again!
are we the only 2 on the forum today?
Please don't think I'm on a manhunt or anything, far from it. I'm a really mellow guy, honest!

With your smaller racks, unless the design has changed, they definately sit on the roof due to the lack of clearance. They do "fit" but my definition of fitting means the cross bar shouldn't rest on the roof causing damage.

I suspect you wouldn't want to make a comment on the prices of the smaller racks as I asked you too but it would be interesting to know how that price comes about.

The larger racks you have are exclusive to Danbury but I think what I meant to say is that they are not an exclusive design and other companies have been making them for years in the same vain, stainless steel and high quality wooden slats, again for a cheaper price.

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:14 pm

Hi Den - Both the larger and the smaller racks (if a 2010 model) clear the roof. Older models didnt. The price is the price due to the materials used (and their cost) and the labour. They are unique to us and not made anywhere else. Sounds like its not for you and like you said your looking for a cheaper second hand roof rack. Good luck and dont worry were mellow too! Hope it all goes well for you :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:54 pm

I have to disagree completely with your comments with regards to the price and materials used!

Are the smaller racks the same as the original ones you had but a bigger size? If you have to charge £449 to come out in profit for a small rack due to the materials and manufacturing, then someone in your company need shot!

Even the stainless steel ones with high quality wood can be manufactured in bulk for a price of £150 and the smaller ones, manufactured for a price of £75 each, how do I know this? because my friend makes them in bulk for 2 UK companies.

If you could, which I doubt you would, could you give me a guide price to materials used, quality, source etc?

Not that I need this information because I guarantee if I put your smaller roof rack next to a JK one, they would be exactly the same, and why would they be the same? Because you buy all your small roof racks from JK then treble the price! So yet again, they are not made exclusively for you as JK still sell them independantly.

It's quite easy to find all this information out if you know where to look..
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:38 pm

Denni - Seems you having a 'have a go at Danbury day' ? Sorry as stated before your wrong with your statements. The JK roofrack and our neew 'small' roof rack are totally different. Your welcome to come and visit us and place one by the side of our exclusive roof rack so you can see they are different sizes (and they clear the VW cab roof which a JK roof rack does not). They are different specifications aswell. They are made and powder coated differently (in the UK not China like the JK ones) . They are not made in bulk by the companies you mention (or your mate) and you can only buy one from Danbury. Seems your being fed information incorrectly but we wont take it personally.....
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:54 pm

Steady on chaps!

I think the only way to sort this one out is to get examples of these racks together in one place and see how they compare, fit, etc.

Volksworld show? Should be enough examples around then ....

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:21 am

Great idea Tim. We will be there and will bring one or two of our new roof racks so we all can see the differences as described. . . Lets hope the weather is good for the show as it can get very cold there from past experience! Coats and hats it is.........
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:49 pm

I'm assuming that the roof racks are not easy to remove and replace on the vehicle. Given that my van is likely going to have to be covered on the drive during the deepest winter months, does fitting a roof rack mean that it's more difficult/impossible to find a cover to fit? Is there are cover that fits roof racks as well? Are they easier to take off for the winter than I think?

Trying to work out whether to buy one.

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:26 pm

Hi Barry - The roof racks are easy to remove and re fit (I suggest you mark excatly where it was fitted when you do remove one so you can put it back in the same place!) Re covers there are lots of companies selling them on the internet and some that make them to order and size. Danbury will be selling specialist indoor and outdoor covers later this year that control humidity / temperature etc and you drive your car into a 'bag' and then seal it up (with you on the outside!) Good luck :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:51 pm

Jason, are you meaning something like a Carcoon?

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PostSubject: Re: New Brazilian Bay Roof Racks!   Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:57 am

Yes simular to a Carcoon.
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