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Old 10-17-2014, 02:04 AM
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

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I'm using the rhino rack mounts and crossbars with a roof top tent and awning on top. So far no problems with it, with the tent on top and mounted to the bars gives also more stability, so the rails don't move anymore like in the video.
What sort of weight does that come to including the bars?

I can't see how I can do a family camping trip with less than 100kg up there.

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Roof Rack Strength

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Would love to see some pics mate.

Well, heres a pic with everything mounted on the roof.. Sleeping with 2 adults is no problem at all, cause its a static load.
I think all together weighs about 70kg.



And here just the bars, which are attached with m6-screws to the original mounting points:

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Re: Roof Rack Strength

Thanks mate. Looks great.

Are those racks pretty quiet? They're the ones I've been eyeing off for a while now, or the vertex.

What model of tent is that too?
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

The crossbars are quiet enough, had a frontrunner rack old my old wk and that was a lot more noise. It's just kind of "humming" a bit.

Its a eezi awn t-top 140, picture upload seems not to worl with my actual internet connection...
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

Granted, this is overkill, but I went ahead with new roof rails back when there were not yet towers that fit the JGC existing rails. The Rack Attack versions are much stronger and lower profile. I can't give you weight capacity, but they are a helluva lot more robust than the flimsy stockers.

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Re: Roof Rack Strength

I had factory racks on a 2004 Tahoe, a 1997 Explorer and a 1995 4Runner and every single one of them were rated at a max load of 150#.
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

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I had factory racks on a 2004 Tahoe, a 1997 Explorer and a 1995 4Runner and every single one of them were rated at a max load of 150#.
I should add to that that I carried a 17' canoe on every one of them for distances in excess of 1000 miles and had no problem with any of them. The only problem I forsee with the JGC is that there is no flipper glass so it will be difficult to access stuff in the rear when the canoe is mounted.
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

So what's the latest on roof racks (bars) in Oz? I may be up for a pair to carry a small kayak for relatively short trips. I don't need anything aerodynamic necessarily because I won't be leaving them on when not actually carrying something. Second hand is good too. I just want something that is easy to fit on the JGC and won't fall apart after a couple of trips.
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

Bob, I recently fitted a set of Prorack Tradsman Bars
They were on special at Repco ($249) plus kit for $49


Pretty easy to fit, lay them all out do the measure and set feet, swap out the roof bolts for the threaded bars and check & tighten it all up.

A little dissapointed the "inside" of the mech.
Good news is no noticeable wind noise until 114klm Per Hour

I also bought the PR3014 fitting kit to take the awning bracket bolts.
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

the reason the inside is visible is being bars designed for tradies and being able to mount tie downs and such inside the track and move them as needed . They also have the tie down points on each end which other proracks dont have .
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Re: Roof Rack Strength

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the reason the inside is visible is being bars designed for tradies and being able to mount tie downs and such inside the track and move them as needed . They also have the tie down points on each end which other proracks dont have .
Correct, There are quite a lot of accessories for the "T" series racks including "eye bolts" for looping straps through.

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Correct, There are quite a lot of accessories for the "T" series racks including "eye bolts" for looping straps through.

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Looks like a much better way of tying things down than the yuppie accessories on other racks.
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