What roof rack?

Submitted: Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi
Iam going to buy a roof rack. It needs to carry some timber for now due to some house renovations, but will be also used mainly to carry my centre pole tent and other light stuff while camping.Its going on a disco.
Whats the go ??
Whats not the go ??
What do i look for ?

any help apreciated
Thankyou
Paul
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Reply By: tim - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00
Paul I would suggest full length alloy with expanded mesh floor,but as light as possible,pls refer your handbook for safe specified limits,from memory only 30 kilo total for offroad and slightly higher for on road.
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Follow Up By: Axel - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00
30kilo????? thats only 3 1/2 cartons of stubbies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: James - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
I have a Jaram rack on my cruiser. I am not sure if they make them for the Disco but I can recommend them. I have seen 2 level racks for the Disco because of the different roof heights. It would make it difficult to carry planks of wood. Good luck, James.
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Reply By: Mark - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
Paul,

I have ended up with three different racks for my Disco now and all were purchased with different applications in mind. I started out with a couple of Rhino bars for carrying general stuff while carrying out renovations etc, then I went for an alloy basket type for camping gear with a canvas zip up rack sack, this worked well until we decided to get a rooftop tent which then required us to get a full lengh rack that was purpose made (by Tradesman, Melbourne)to suit the Disco's tiered roof.
As you can see it really depends on the application and what you intend to carry in the longer term, I could have saved some money if I had gone for the current rack in the first place.
Keep in mind the extra height as I can't use most undercover carparks anymore and the full lengh racks are a little more arkward to remove therefore you tend to leave them on the vehicle.
Check out the trader section on this site as I have seen a few Disco roofracks for sale in the past. Good luck.
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Reply By: Mike - Monday, Jul 01, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 01, 2002 at 00:00
Paul

I can't answer specifically on Discos but if you want aerodynamic-style roof racks instead of clunky stuff, there's a manufacturer called Rak that makes them with telescopic cross-bars. They look better than the cut-to-length ones, they fit any vehicles and they have all sorts of track-mounted locking accessories. The big advantage is that they can go with you when you change vehicles (or you can use one set on two vehicles). Check out their website at www.roofracks.com (there's no "au"). If you don't find an answer, I found them really helpful so give them a call on 1300 888 231 (local call).
Mike
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