Roof Top Cargo Carriers

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 09:27
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My brother is planning a trip along the Gibb River Road and is considering putting a cargo pod on the roof rack of his 100 series cruiser. Has anyone had any experiance with these under rough conditions?
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Reply By: tonyjulie - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 10:49

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 10:49
wondering the same thin, want to take one on our trip around Australia, will keep a look out for your answers to this one. We were wondering too if they can be mounted on top of the Jayco for extra storage, What do you think??
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham P (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:29

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:29
Depends on the type of van - tying them down would be the problem together with how much weight your roof can take. I would not put one on my millard poptop, it would probably upset the stability, plus the above difficulties. I would definately put one on the vehicle only.

Graham P
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 19:07

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 19:07
I've had a cargo pod that I've used for about six months.

It's taken our gear on trips around Tassie, and then upto Karumba, as well as several weekend trips around Brisbane. It's been carried around in some fairly rough areas, but hasn't had any extended travel on corrugations.

It's still in one piece and has no leaks. Everything still stays dry and clean.

Mine is a Rola brand pod. Don't know the model name, but it's about 2m long and only 500mm wide.
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:16

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:16
I thought I'd replied to this but it seems to have dropped off. I fitted one of those Coffin type pods to the top of the Challenger when we travelled all round the kimberley. It worked brilliantly keeping all dust & water out of the bedding stored up top. On the Gibb River Rd, I needed to retighten the roofrack screws every day as the track was pretty rough but the pod itself stayed tight the whole way round.
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Follow Up By: Bitsumishin - Mike (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:20

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:20
I'm not losing my marbles afterall. I just saw the earlier thread (PostID: 23842)
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham P (QLD) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:08

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:08
No you are not imagining things, I stuffed up and posted twice - I couldn't find the first one and thought I had not posted correctly which didn't surprise me. Anyway thanks for the information.

Graham P
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