Roof Rack Hire

Submitted: Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:36
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Hi Guys, I'm doing a simpson crossing in a month or so. First trip... very exiting. I have some heavy duty roof racks but they are not much use without a basket. Does anyone know where I could hire a roof basket or something like it in the norther beaches area of Sydney? If it makes any difference I have a GQ Patrol. Cheers
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Reply By: Trev88 - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:39

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:39
Roof Rack City in Gilber StAdelaide have a hire service what and how much I do not know

good luck
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Reply By: D-Jack - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:22

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:22
gqpilot

knowing what the folk on this forum are like you are likely to a) get someone wanting to sell a basket at a very reasonable price or b) offer you their roofrack for liquid compensation - hold off making a decision for a while!

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:28

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:28
what are you planning to put up there? Those baskets dont have much weight capacity if I remember.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:49

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:49
Why do you need a roof rack - you should be able to put everything you really need in the vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:55

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:55
Very helpful Ruth.I am sure that there are a great many people on this forum who would disagree with you .
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:10

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:10
I did not make the remark in a sarcastic way - from some experience I simply asked the simple question - what do you really need to put in a roof rack.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:43

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:43
some people like to take TV's dunnys, DVD players, kitchen sinks, etc etc thus the need for a rack.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 07:34

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 07:34
Truckster, I have noticed this increase in electrical /other equipment - even fan heaters in camper trailers. I have also seen on a weekly basis the snapped roof racks, the rolled over vehicles due to top heavy loading of roof racks, and it worries me because I really think people put far too much (unnecessary) gear on and in their vehicles - if they were to go over a weighbridge before leaving town they would be very shocked at the weight factor. Still, I'm just spitting in the wind - who really cares.
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Follow Up By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 12:03

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 12:03
Anyone thinking of doing this trip would probably need to carry the second spare tyre on the roof. That's all I put up top.

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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 09:54

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 09:54
Ruth : look on the good side...he's not trying to do it with a Land Rover...reminds me of the two that went over...and made it to your Caravan Park...or the one that ripped off the roof and landed on the bonnet and in front of the ..Mitsubishi Challenger...that was over the yumps...
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Reply By: Pyalong - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 12:38

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 12:38
Intersting post gq...would be interesting if anyone knew the Maximum roof weight for a 1993 Landcruiser DX???

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:12

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:12
Mick,
With or without gutter rust?

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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 15:15

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 15:15
Hi Geoff,
Very Good point!!!...it's without rust though.

Cheers
Mick.
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Reply By: gqpilot - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 15:15

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 15:15
Thanks for the posts guys. I'm just putting a 6th spare tyre on the roof and a gas bottle (don't think it's such a good idea to put one of those in the car). I might put my satelite dish up there for my digital tv but haven't fully decided on that one yet. Being a pilot I know a little bit about loading things correctly :)
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Follow Up By: Wisey (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 16:54

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 16:54
Pilot

I have a roof basket (no clamps) laying around and not going to use it soon. If you want to buy it, OK. If you want to hire it OK. Anyone know what it's worth.

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