Rola roof bars

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 19:41
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Just grabbed a couple of Rola roof bars for my vehicle (Ebayyy). Some questions for owners of the same.
The nuts tighten ok on the bolts but are there special locking washers that I'm missing or should I just carry "locktite"?
How strong are the bars ? Strong enough for a tyre casing over serious corregations etc ?
I'm now thinking a basket. I only want to really carry a spare tyre casing , do I really need a basket ?
TIA
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Reply By: rolande- Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:04

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:04
Are the roof bars the all black ones or the heavy duty ones, usually aluminium colour?
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:06

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:06
Sadly , black. Didnt even know they had heavy duty ones. That will teach me to be a cheapskate !
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Follow Up By: rolande- Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:10

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:10
By "couple" I gather you mean 2. I think they are rated at 50kg's for the two, a light wire roof basket will make keeping the tyre in place easier.

THEN, keep an eye out on EBAY for 3 X heavy duty, either Rola or Rhino, both have same size bar so accessories will fit both. My three are rated at 150kg - not that so much will go up there, but was handly getting 6m long decking boards home, probably close to 150kg worth as well!

Hope this helps

Rolande
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:16

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:16
Thank you for the advice, its exactly what I needed to know.
I doubt that I'd put 150kg there, I've had roofracks before :((
Cheers
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Follow Up By: rolande- Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:32

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:32
Just on the lock nuts things - don't know if they use the same system but on the heavy duty ones I tightened them 18 months ago, use them often, and have never had to tighten them since, vehicle has done about 50k over various roads in this time, so should be O.K.
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:37

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:37
Thanks for that. I'm a little worried that they might come off in traffic, but it sounds like its a safe system :)
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