Roof carrying weights

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 17:41
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Looking to carry a tinnie and accesories on the roof and was wondering if anyone can advise the total recommended load on the roof for a Landy 100 series and patrol GU. cheers
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 18:28

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 18:28
For the Patrol GU go here

Nissan Patrol Accessories

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Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 20:08

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 20:08
For a boat loading setup

See http://www.rhinorack.com.au/boat.asp ( For some reason the links posting method does not like this URL)

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Paul
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:58

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:58
hi blanky,

Use a good quality rack system, I have passed an accident envolving a tinny and complete rack coming free from a roof, it slammed into a greyhound bus traveling behind !

Not pretty !!

its a lot of lift and load tranferred to the mounts.

May your boat be full of fish and your life with laughter.
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Reply By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:27

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:27
Blanky,

I am not an expert, but I recall with our Hilux the roof rating was something like 75kg, which probably equates to a spare tyre.

With the 100 series LC, I believe it is 200kg.

If read this correct, sure the roof rack needs to be able to support this, but it is no good the rack supporting 200kg and roof 75kg, U R still down to 75kg or below.

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Reply By: Member - Alan (WA) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 00:37

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 00:37
ARB told me yesterday that GU Patrol roof rating was 200kg - putting that much weight up there would be another story.......

I guess 12ft dinghy would be 80kg, jerry can 20kg each.... so with a bit of other stuff would not be long before well into the 150 mark......

I woudl be reluctant to put that much weight up top - but that is just me - I know many people do...

Alan
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 15:09

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 15:09
I do! You are quite correct though that it all adds up, and on an extended trip it can easily nudge 200Kg. It does require some further thinking about the total weight of the vehicle etc and about the driving style. Then again I found that driving a little slower with a suspension upgrade and a quality purpose made roof rack the weight was not an issue - the vehicle handled it just fine on our trip to the Kimberley, Tanami and the Simpson.

To tell the truth it really concerned me BEFORE I left so I made sure that it was the best advise and equipment I could get and I reckon that makes a big difference. Really no point in making do with this sort of stuff as there is just too much at stake.

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