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Need to tie something on the roof...

Need to transport a mattress on the roof. What do I need to do this? Thanks for any help!
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Re: Need to tie something on the roof...

Get it delivered or put it in a trailer.
It is not worth damaging the car with straps to save a few bucks. The only way aside from roof racks, would be to run a strap around it on the front and rear doors. This however will damage the paint and door rubbers. The mattress is flexible and needs to be tied down properly.
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Re: Need to tie something on the roof...

Thanks...so would even using a roof rack harm the vehicle?
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Re: Need to tie something on the roof...

Nope, but you should put a board on it before you put the mattress on it, as it will flop around. Best to strap it to something solid.
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Re: Need to tie something on the roof...

And be sure to secure the FRONT edge.

We saw a knucklehead this past weekend trucking along at 65mph with a mattress strapped to his roof, secured only from the sides via the windows.

The front edge was flipped UP into the wind, lifting the entire mattress off the roof - IT WAS FLYING several inches above the roof! The guy had NO CLUE.

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Re: Need to tie something on the roof...

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We saw a knucklehead this past weekend trucking along at 65mph with a mattress strapped to his roof, secured only from the sides via the windows.

The front edge was flipped UP into the wind, lifting the entire mattress off the roof - IT WAS FLYING several inches above the roof! The guy had NO CLUE.
I bet there were 4 people in the car, each one holding one of those little rope handles on the side of the mattress! You can't make this stuff up!
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