Canvas Roof Bag

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HI there i am in the market for one of the above and was just wondering if anyone knew a good place to get one? I sort of ordered one from the c&c show here in Adelaide on friday but no deposit has been paid yet. It is 1.5 x 1.2 x .30 high and made from rip stop and was approx $270. Just don't want to go ahead with this deal and then find out i was a sucker. Thanks Stu
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:19

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:19
Patrolman Pat dropped by today, and I mentioned to him I have one for sale.

It's the black PVC job, with weapon zips. 1300 x 1000 x 300.

Got it from Roof Rack City.

Give them a try.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Dean (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:17

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:17
Wolfie,

Ive just finished looking around for a bag. Cant decide between canvas and pvc. I lean towards canvas because of the following.
The experts say pvc sweats easily and is not as tough as canvas.
Your thoughts and what sort of dollars are you after.
Dean
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:28

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:28
Do a search Brew, theres a thread somewhere on here about bags, lots more than likely, at the moment I think Michelles sacks (sacs?) seem to have the edge IMHO, although I have a RackSack from ARB which seems ok but I havent tried it in a real rainy bit yet.

They all leak I think
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 19:34

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 19:34
I've got a Rack Sack and even though they look a little limp risted it's been through hell and back and been rained on for hours on end at high speed and I love it!
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Reply By: D-Jack - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:53

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:53
Try www.campingonline.com.au

6x4 ft, 12oz canvas, flaps, h/d zips etc. I like the lighter colour which will look better on my white Jack. $190

D-Jack
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Reply By: Casnat - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 19:02

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 19:02
There's a vinyl one on ebay at the moment .... item #4531155064

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Trev
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Reply By: GazzaS (VIC) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 20:44

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 20:44
Hi Brew96

Try southern Cross Canvas in Bayswater Vic. I undertsand they mail to anywhere. If you need a non standard size then they will make it at a price.

http://www.southerncrosscanvas.com.au/

Cheers

Gazza
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:04

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:04
I replaced my racksack with a Southern Cross Canvas one from ARB. While I haven't got it wet yet, its certainly much sturdier.
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Follow Up By: GazzaS (VIC) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:11

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:11
have seen them at ARB but SCC are great to deal with direct. you can fax or e-mail them a drawing and they get back to you with a quote real quick. We had a roof bag made 1000x900x500h to take sleeping bags and mats (folded in half) and it was delivered in 2 days at a reasonable price.

You can get them to make just about anything special - as long as you will pay for it. their quality I have found very impressive and if they have different ideas about designs will discuss with you.

tops in my book

Gazza
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Reply By: Member Eric - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:41

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:41
Brew , Bushranger are trialing a bag made from the same material as the air jack , ill know more at the end of the month
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 19:37

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 19:37
Mmm, I wonder if John R will buy one.
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Reply By: MichaelR - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 22:09

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 22:09
Southern Cross are very good to deal with and very reasonably priced. Make any sized bag in canvas or vinyl and send it whereever the postal service will take it. Had a problem with one of the zips on a bag of their's and they replaced it without a problem. Also make lots of other stuff. Even got hem to make a bag that holds the entire family's sleeping bags. With 2 teenage sons this may be a slightly risky strategy but sure reduces deencampment times.
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Reply By: hombra - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 22:13

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 22:13
G'day brew,
I had a roof bag custom made to fit my roof rack a few years ago by Bradey Canvas on Daws Rd Edwardstown...cost about 160 bucks
You could also try Hall's Canvas at Hackham...very friendly and helpful...they make a mean touring tent as well.
Cheers
hombra
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Reply By: Boo - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 22:15

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 22:15
Bought one a few weeks ago at the Illawarra camping and 4x4 show, its a 6x4 BushRanger bog. Havent had it out in the weather yet but it appears to be made well enough for the job. They where flogging them for $155 which seemed like a great price, alternatively I found one at the following link that also seemed a reasnoble price even with the delivery fee.
http://campingonline.com.au/category13_4.htm

Good hunting..
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Reply By: ianmc - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 23:02

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 23:02
I had a new bag made for my Freedom 9x9 tent for a fraction of any of those quotes.
Maybe a bit more for a bigger one but if U are not fussy about which color & draw up your own specs with say a few tei down loops, velcro, etc any canvas goods maker should be able to do it in about an hour.
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 07:28

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 07:28
Stu,

Contact Roof Rack World on Main North Road, Gepps Cross.
I checked their product out at last years Off Road Show and was impressed.
The price was about what you stated, but the bag is made locally and is of very good quality IMHO.

Roof Rack World

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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 10:07

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 10:07
Brew,

I like wolfie have one from roof rack city. It is made from the same material as used on the tautliner trailers on semis and when wet water runs off rather than some absorbtion like you get with canvas.
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Reply By: 3lgu rich - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:51

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:51
Brew,
I have a SCC Rack Sac. Fantastic, I leave it on my rig all the time, and often carry my daughters stroller in it for around town. It gets rained on regularly (really rained on) often to the point where there is 1 to 2 cms pooling on it first thing in the morning, and I have never had a leak. Great bit of canvas work, I totally recommend them.
PS. Make sure you weather it first, like all canvas products.
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Reply By: Dean (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:12

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:12
Gday Brew69,

IVe just researched this to death. The Southern Cross seemed the best value for a mass produced product, $190 at AOR at Norwood, 1200x900x250.
The sunshade product was the same but $60 dearer.
As already mentioned, Halls and Bradey easily had the best product, tougher canvas and proper tie down points. The Bradey one even had a sewn in carpet floor. The southern cross had no tie down points while the sunshade one only had plastic clips.
Depending on size, they were piced around 200-250.
Dean
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Reply By: Member - Andrew O - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:37

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:37
I'll throw another vote in for Southern Cross. We've had a 1200x1200 one for a while now, and its rated as one of our best buys (by my wife). Was about $190, superb quality, from Boots great outdoors (get a vip card and get some discount).
Cheers
Andrew
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 18:17

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 18:17
As always a great coss section of expert advice from all..........Will let u know what i decide and how good it is............thanks again The Brewman :)
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