GU roof load limit

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 13:28
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Hi,

Anyone know what the load limit of the roof is on a GU cab chassis??

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 14:57

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 14:57
G'day mate,
I know it's 200kg on a wagon, provided you have full length gutter supports. On a cab-chassis, I would imagine you'd be restricted by the size of the roof area. The most I have seen on one is 2 roof bars carrying 2 spares on steel wheels.
Hope this helps
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 15:54

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 15:54
G'day Roachie,

Any idea where the 200Kg limit comes from? You are probably right but I've not been able to find out. Mate, getting old like you (50 this year also - so you can understand) and it is probably staring me in the face.

Its just that I'm about to give that limit a bit of a nudge and was hoping to make sure of my facts. This is what I like about this forum have been thinking about the issue and someone brings it up!

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 15:55

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 15:55
Thanks, that's what I was considering myself but wasn't sure if it would handle it.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 16:01

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 16:01
I'm almost certain the 200kg appears in my manual (98 GU) , although , I recall hearing that Nissan had actually reduced the weight back to something like the GQ had (dont recall what the actual weight is though).

Just something else to think about.

Remember the roof will take a lot greater weight then 200 kgs , but its not the roof thats the problem , its the gutters.

Spread over enough area though , it would take (the wagon anyway) 200 kg easily.

I have to admit , I doubt the gutters on the Utes would , simply because there wouldn't be enough area to use
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 23:55

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 23:55
Sorry mate, can't remember where I saw it....probably from somebody on here.

I would be cautious about putting that much up there anyway; not so much because of the roof gutters to cope with the weight, but the significant effect on the centre of gravity; bearing in mind I have a 4" lift in my rig to start with and have removed the sway bars too.

Cheers young fella (hahahaha)
Roachie
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Reply By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:34

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:34
Something else to think about Austravel . Try lifting a tyre up over your head , then try it with a rim as well . That's what you'll have to do if you put them up there . That's why i only have caseings up there . Getting to old to lift thing's that heavy that high . Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:55

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:55
I'm pretty sure the 200kg limit includes the weight of the rack as well.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 09:06

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 09:06
Yep
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 09:49

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 09:49
True, even getting it onto my GQ roof was a struggle, usually took two people. I hope once they are up there I'll never use them! Still unsure which way to go at the moment they are on the back of the camper but that's a lot of weight canter levered off the rear axle which concerns me.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 10:06

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 10:06
Some campers though are very front heavy. Hanging wheels and water tanks to the rear balances them better.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 11:15

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 11:15
This ones a slide on camper much the same as Errol's- above.
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