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 What's on your roof rack?

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EJ

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PostSubject: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyMon May 27, 2013 7:55 pm


Hi there!

Just been thinking about roof racks - I have one, but have never used it! Do people actually use them, or is it all about pose value?!

I was just wondering what kind of things people find it good to put up there? There was a thread a while back that talked about weighing down the van up top if you put the awning up there, so that's perhaps not the best (or easiest) thing to put up there.

So, just to give me ideas for my big trip in the summer what do you use your roof rack for, how do you get things up there and pack them?

Thank you in advance folks! All top tips welcome!

EJ
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyMon May 27, 2013 8:36 pm

If it's a long journey, one of the children - no need for straps as they hang on for dear life - also stops any arguing. Hope that helps.

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyMon May 27, 2013 9:32 pm

Is this the new detention at your school Julian
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyTue May 28, 2013 6:37 am

We put folding table and seats on roof rack and strap them down and in Spain we put solar shower on top to Roof - What's on your roof rack? 3d053650 and surf gear Roof - What's on your roof rack? C347ead9. And a hen house Roof - What's on your roof rack? C4c37deb
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyTue May 28, 2013 9:12 am

We put our awning up on the roof rack for our trip to Cheddar
Provides more room inside for people!
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyTue May 28, 2013 9:44 am

We have a wheelie bag that fits in there perfectly. Handy on longer trips when space is at a premium.

Loving Dazdub's photos!




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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyTue May 28, 2013 10:46 am

Loving your photos Dazdub! You are certainly working that roof rack!

I guess, so long as it's strapped down anything can actually go up top on the rack - I'll just give it a go!

Thanks guys :-)
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyTue May 28, 2013 12:23 pm

@EJ wrote:
I guess, so long as it's strapped down anything can actually go up top on the rack - I'll just give it a go! Thanks guys :-)

Just make sure the roof rack is attached to the vehicle. Very Happy

I found a brand new bath once on the hard shoulder at spaghetti junction, beautifully attached to a roof rack, unfortunately there was no sign of the vehicle. Very Happy Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyWed May 29, 2013 8:57 pm

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Our very soggy awning goes up there. Adds to the flying brick aerodynamics - but we can still get going down a motorway if needed.
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptySun Aug 18, 2013 9:27 pm

We fit all of our awning and 3 folding chairs on the roof rack. Perfect fit. Saves loads of space inside.
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 9:15 am

My GoPro was up there for the trip down to the Vendee!

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyWed Aug 21, 2013 9:55 am

On the way back from the Vendee we had the Khyam motordome sleeper tent, two folding chairs and also two children's scooters - all firmly held in pace with wratchet straps (just for you Tim as I remember your comment about bungee straps). Which put lots of weight on the front end and countered the mass of weight we had in the back !!
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyWed Aug 21, 2013 7:04 pm

Why struggle putting stuff up on a roof rack when you can easily put loads of stuff in one of these -

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In mine, Motordome awning, three self inflating mattresses, four chairs, sleeping bag, table, screen, wheel chocks, flags, two scooters and a kite. Oh, and a bucket and spade (and I had room to spare).
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your roof rack?   Roof - What's on your roof rack? EmptyWed Aug 21, 2013 9:22 pm

Possibly breaches health and safety regulations without a bungee or wratchet strap !!

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