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shamus 08-31-2011 08:01 PM

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!

ENFORCER 08-31-2011 10:26 PM

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.

shamus 09-01-2011 07:27 AM

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

ENFORCER 09-01-2011 08:01 AM

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.

markp99 09-01-2011 10:14 AM

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.

EEK!

johncaravello 09-01-2011 11:21 AM

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

Originally Posted by markp99 (Post 476890)

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!

shamus 09-01-2011 03:07 PM

Re: Need to tie something on the roof...
 
thanks guys!


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