Roofrack Steel cage type.

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 00:21
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Hi wondering whats best way to store stuff on top of roofrack.I looked at those plastic cargo cases at Bunnings but they all are expensive and high profile and heavy .Any other types of storage boxes out there I not know about.
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Reply By: Member - Russler - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 04:33

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 04:33
Hi LAZYLUX,
I guess it's going to depend a lot upon what you're wanting to store up there. I try to only store light, bulky items up top, in order to keep the centre of gravity as low as possible, and to not over load the roof's carrying capacity. It all then goes into a canvas roofrack bag, and tied down with a number of straps to a) secure the load, and b) prevent the bag billowing.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 07:33

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 07:33
Yes the strap down canvas storage bags are good, or for items like extra spare wheel, swags, etc, they are ok without a covering usually.
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 16:59

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 16:59
+1 for the rack sacks.
Keeps stuff clean and dry.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 07:35

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 07:35
Have a look at Award stackable boxes at Bunnies too. Vertical ribbed walls, modular in 3 sizes, with hinged lids. They're not heavy. I've used them in the cabin over a number of rough trips and they work well.
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 08:25

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 08:25
Wholeheartedly 2nd what Lazylux and Pk said, we carry only 1 solid box on the roof and thats a nally bin, it usually has the likes of grease gun, water blind, spare tube, sand pegs, things that arent a daily item. All other gear goes into Tarpol bags with double closures to keep out the dust and rain. Much easier to handle putting up and getting off, and as said keep the weight down to the minimum for obvious reasons.
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