Roof Rack on Rodeo

Submitted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 12:53
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I am thinking of putting a Rhino roof rack and basket on the roof of my 2005 Rodeo mostly to carry my second spare wheel. I haven't noticed anybody else doing it with the Utes. Does anybody see any major problems wthat amount of weight on the roof?.
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Reply By: signman - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:18

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:18
Hi Pauls
We have a 2000 Dual Cab Rodeo. Have Rhino roof bars with homemade 'basket' made with 12mm square. Depending on the trip, we carry a spare tyre and 20 litre fuel jerrys, or a complete wheel and tent etc etc.
When we did the Beadell Roads we had the tent (a 9x9 tourer type) and started with 3x 20 litres of fuel on the rack. Of course we decanted the fuel at earliest convenience.
Should have no probs. with a complete wheel- if you check out the upper lips of the door openings you'll notice little 'dents' ..that supposed is the strongest part of the roof section and where to place the Rhino legs. We have the rivetted-on rail system, as there is no gutters.
Cheers
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Reply By: fnq triton - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:53

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:53
i've got a 97 triton d/c with rino racks and a supercheap basket just over the cab part because i remove the canoppy. we run around with the second spare up there, but i have mounted it so that the wheel sits over one of the bars to give it the most support. i try to keep wieght as low as possible so my jerry cans and water containers sit in the tray and i place the camp chairs, tent, shower and recovery gear on top. haven't had a problem yet.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 22:23

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 22:23
Is the Supercheap basket of a resonable quality or questionable on corregations etc ?
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Follow Up By: fnq triton - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:39

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:39
the one i bought has rino rack written on the front and it seems strong enough. it hasn't broken yet and i don't think it will. it was much cheaper than the rest of the ones available but i think if it's mounted correct and tight then it should have the strength of the bars too. i guess i'll find out in a month.
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Reply By: MP - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:24
Mate with RA Rodeo used two Rola Sports bars without a basket to carry second spare above cabin on his trip up through the centre last year. More off road than on I believe, including Old Ghan line & Oodnadatta track. No problems. Only restriction is weight (25kg per bar = 50 kg). He also has custom rack over canopy. Amazing how much he can load in his 2wd Company vehicle.
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Reply By: pafc - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:24

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:24
Just about to fit Rhino track mount with heavy duty rhino bars, they are rated to 80kg. There is a dedicated spare wheel mount you can fit between the bars.

Hope this helps.
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