[roof racks] [80]

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Hi Guys
Do any of you know of any places that sell good roof racks in the UK, I
can't seem to find any fot the cruisers, but yet I know they exist.
Thanks
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT ireland
 
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On Apr 12, 2005 12:42 AM, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Brownchurch, East London.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hey roman
We are both up late tonight. My plane is that I will go to the UK and get
things for my cruiser but I need a roof rack to help me carry more and of
course the new springs. I had a look at the manual but can't find the load
details for the cruiser.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
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On Apr 12, 2005 12:48 AM, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Looks like it, but I am going to turn in now.
Do you mean max load? I've carried loads of 100 kg or more but to do
that you need a good roofrack (Brownchurch is OK) and avoid going
round the bends too fast.
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'92 HDJ80
 
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Check out your ARB distributor in the UK
ARB roof racks are as solid as a brick shit house :)
Cheers
Marek
Sydney
Oz
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I like Patriot roofracks from the Offroad store, but they are quite pricey.
jeremy
On 12/4/05 0:44, "Roman" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Mob: 07831 458 793
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Hi John,
I have always favoured the Hannibal racks, from SA, available in the UK
for around ?700, very pricey, but they are aluminium and very strong.
ARB do a steel one for around ?450-500 that you can get from most 4x4
suppliers.
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Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi John,
I have always favoured the Hannibal racks, from SA, available in the UK
for around ?700, very pricey, but they are aluminium and very strong.
ARB do a steel one for around ?450-500 that you can get from most 4x4
suppliers.
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Guys
Thanks for the info, but are the roof racks really that expensive. I was
hoping to pay a lot less than that.
John C
92HDJ 1 HDT Ireland
 
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John, I have a Hannibal roof rack. They are made of two main sections -
the gutter rails are in steel whilst the main body of the rack is made
of extruded alloy sections. I also have the roof ladder and a double
jerry can holder again made of aluminium. It is extremely well made and
is used in conjunction with their roof tents. They are very easy to fit.
Plus they are not overly noisy.
Yes they cost a lot of money - but the old adage of -- you only get
what you pay for is very true.
My advice for what its worth -- don't rush into buying all these bits.
Buy the best you can afford even if it takes awhile. Most of us improve
our vehicles over a period of time, I certainly do, as and when I can
afford it.
As an alternative to a roof rack - which you may not be getting this
time, why not bring a small trailer ?
Remember ferries charge not just by length but also by height. An 80
plus a rack will be in the "higher" group, check their tarrifs.
Regards, Gareth Jones. '97 1-HDFT
 
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On Apr 12, 2005 9:23 AM, Gareth Jones <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Gareth,
That's a good point. Another one is that a roof rack will increase
drag and hence fuel consumption. Aluminium roofracks present a bigger
profile than 22mm tubular steel racks, so it's even more pertaning to
them. Form ocassional use a trailer will be a lot easier to load and
it cost a half of the price.
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'92 HDJ80
 
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trailers are a lot easier to load/unload than a roof rack :)
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Just to add my 10 bobs worth on the Patriot racks... They are bolted
together, not welded, so if something unforeseen happens and there is stress
on the roof, and a joint breaks, you'll be looking for a bolt rather than a
welder, quite handy if you are in remote parts of our planet.
Alternatively, you could get a set of Thule roof bars, 3 or 4 of them maybe,
some marine ply and then cut and fix the ply to the bars. The ply will need
holes drilled in it so you can strap down your load with ratchet straps. Not
pretty but I've seen it done many times and did it myself as a hard-up
student on a Renault 4. But of the main racks around, you have the 3 best
names I believe.
On 12/4/05 9:04, "john byrne" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Mob: 07831 458 793
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On 12/4/05 9:53, "dyfed bowen" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
This is true, as is Roman's point re fuel consumption, although towing a
trailer doesn't come for free... Depends on the weight on board.
Trailers are less useful off road, in the rocks, sands and changing
landscape of the desert etc. Good for a trip to this little island though.
Jeremy
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Mob: 07831 458 793
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Loading / unloading roof rack V trailer - particularly for a man with a
bad back.
It's a long way up to the top of an 80 roof rack. I would not want to
put 5 off 285 X 16 inch A/T up there if I had a bad back.
I use mine for carrying brushcutters and my telescopic chain saw on,
the rack can also double as a high level work platform.
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if you want to use a trailer offroad and be able to ensure that it wont bog down
then maybe a sankey trailer would be an idea
or buy an allumunium one and put big tyres on it
the one i have also tips.. quite handy when caryring sand (however how this
would apply in the sahara is anybody's guess! ;)
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Just booked a ferry maximum length 5.5m - I reckon a trailer might push
a Bruiser over that.
Ian.
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less than that on ebay sometimes
ive seen one for expedition with a tent mounted on top!
remember the small sankey's dont have a tailgate, they are literally a tub
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