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VW IRIS

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PostSubject: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:01 am

Can anyone recommend a suitable bungy net that will cover the roof rack on our pop top camper? I don't want our luggage flying off the roof on the motorway!
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PostSubject: Re: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:05 am

I use a few straps on ours plus one of these: Luggage Net, although it could do with being slightly bigger.

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PostSubject: Re: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:47 am

I agree with Abs Iris, the best way to secure things is with straps like this.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/261371245768?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&lpid=95&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=95

They can be ratcheted down hard to make it secure, or if you use rope, use a 'truckers hitch', which does the same thing.

I have only used a net in the past if I've used a tarp to cover the load, and the net stops it flapping about. A better solution is to pack everything in waterproof stuff bags(I got mine from Aldi a couple of years back), but in all honesty, I personally try to avoid using the roof rack unless absolutely necessary.

Also, it might sound obvious, but check that the rack is fixed properly fixed to the roof gutters,  I've seen plenty of things, including a brand new bath, and a boat, still beautifully strapped to a roof rack, on the motorway.  Smile

And by the way ....Hi and welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:02 pm

Welcome from the other Iris. Almost a bunch! flower Are you blue?
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PostSubject: Re: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:25 pm

Thank you. We picked our Iris up last Friday! Sooo excited! Yes, a kind of greeny blue; more turqouise I guess. We just liked the name.

Thanks everyone for the replies re: roof rack. Much appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:00 pm

Keep your eyes peeled at the top of the page for details of the Kombi sleepover at the end of May, great chance to meet everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:28 pm

... and as you're in Oxfordshire already it'll be a stone's throw for you. Hope you can come along.  Basketball 

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PostSubject: Re: Roof rack nets?   Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:41 pm

@VW IRIS wrote:
Thank you. We picked our Iris up last Friday! Sooo excited! Yes, a kind of greeny blue; more turqouise I guess. We just liked the name.

Thanks everyone for the replies re: roof rack. Much appreciated.
welcome iris ....2.... nice looking kombi -of course it is probably more blue than green . well any one from the blue camp would say that... Laughing 
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