Prado roof rack limits

Submitted: Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 21:35
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Hi all,
We are heading off soon from Sydney to Kakadu & GRR return via
Tanami, I am asking if anyone knows what weight I can safely (and
legally) carry on my roof (2002 Prado VX) including the roofrack.
Thanks for any help.
Marty
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Reply By: prado-wolf - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 21:41

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 21:41
on my Prado 2002 i am sure it is 100kg incl. rack.
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Follow Up By: mprice2233 - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:16

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:16
Thnx
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 21:42

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 21:42
My Current model Prado has a limit of 100kg all up on roof including rack.

Not sure about 90 series but think it is same.

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: mprice2233 - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:16

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:16
Thnx
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Reply By: Lyds - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 22:32

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 22:32
Marty,

Do yourself a favour and keep the weight up there to a minimum; very tough to do on big trips like this.
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Follow Up By: mprice2233 - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:16

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:16
Stuart,

We are aiming only to carry very limited supplies on the roof for most of the trip (2x bare tyres and 2x empty jerries), however we are intending to head up to Croker Is. (off Coburg peninsular) without our camper trailer ( leaving it secured in storage at the Border Store) and carrying more supplies for this leg of the trip only (we have no need for camping gear on the island as we are staying with relos living there).

But saying that thanx for the advice.

Marty
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 12:38

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 12:38
90series Prado is 75kgs total. 120series is 100kgs.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Trev88 - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 16:32

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 16:32
The roof will take 100kg info from Toyota. I have a GLX and have a ARB steel rack with the ARB rail. I would be concerned at the rating of the VX roof bars they certainly do not appear as strong as the after market. You might want to contact toyota Australia and get a rating on the rails.

You will love the top end if it's you first trip it will be special (as Bruce McAvainey would say)

I would love to eat your dust but I wont get close this year may be next.

Trevor
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Reply By: Trev88 - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 16:34

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 16:34
forgot to ask what tyres are you running. there are some good posts on how to get 16' rims for the prado

Trevor
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Follow Up By: mprice2233 - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 19:41

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 19:41
Trevor,
Thanks for the info but my post should have said that it is a 90 series and has 16" rims. But for interest sake we are running BFG 265/75X16 AT's.
Marty
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Reply By: mprice2233 - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 07:11

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 07:11
Thanks all
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