What do you use under your roof bag?

Submitted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 07:51
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Hi all,
I would like to know what everyone usues under their roof rack bag to protect their canvas?

Thanks
Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Keith B (QLD) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:02

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:02
Chris,
Not sure if you can still get it but I use a sheet of the thin, cheap artifical turf that was once available from Clark Rubber. Have used it for years with no wear to the canvas.
I also line the bottom of the bag with the same stuff.
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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:02

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:02
Morning Chris we use a piece of marine carpet,and if I cant find that in the shed, we use a sheet of perforated plastic. Looks like a sheet of cardboard but being plastic it repels the weather a bit better.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:06

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:06
I found those jigsaw-type rubber mats with holes in them are very good. Each mat is about 600mm square and you can cut them to the size needed and only put them on the rack when you're using the bag.
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Reply By: traveller2 - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:07

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:07
A piece of cheap Clark Rubber indoor/outdoor carpet, its as tough as nails and when it fills up with dust and gets too dirty after a few trips I just replace it.
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Reply By: draff - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:09

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:09
We use those cheap $2 rubber camping mats cut to size. They last about 6mths worth of travelling then replace.
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:13

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:13
G'day,

I use a slab of the thick carpet underlay inside the bag. Provides plenty of padding and seems to 'lock' things down nicely.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:13

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:13
Chris,

I use a piece of ply wood. The bag that I have has small pockets on the bottom of the bag so that the corners of the ply can slip into them. The back is held by Velcro straps.

The ply sits between the roof rack mesh and the vinyl floor of the bag. This stops a hole being form by direct contact between the mesh and the vinyl.

BTW the bag is a Bush Ranger. Made of the same stuff as there Exhaust Jack.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Don & Kathie M (TAS) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 09:06

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 09:06
We agree with Keith B and traveller2. In fact we cover the whole Rhino rack as this makes it less slippery when wet or frosty.
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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 09:45

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 09:45
I put my Freedom bag straight on my Rhino rack. No probs so far.
One thing with the Rhino racks is to ensure the screws holding the upper surround together haven't got burs on them from when assembled as these can wear a hole in the sides, just ask me. I will be filing mine down and then placing a piece of 100 mile an hour tape over the screws to help.
Scott
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Reply By: Steve63 - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:03

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:03
We use a sheet of thin rubber cut to suit. Is probabl;y 1 - 1.5 mm. Lasts for a 4-5 years then just replace it. It really depends what you put in the bag.

Steve
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Reply By: Dean - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:19

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:19
Mine was made with the outdoor marine type carpet sown in, seems to work well.
Dean
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 13:30

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 13:30
I have a length of that rubberised matting that is used on the floor of bar/ wet areas ... found it at the tip .. and it is very good. I have seen it for sale at Bunnings (I think it was). It is tied on with those zip ties, and stays there the whole time.

Jack
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Reply By: howie - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 19:37

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 19:37
i had a a 1600 x 1000 roof bag and it was getting worn so i bought a 1800 X 1200 roof bag and put it inside that, together with marine carpet inside and outside.
when that started to wear i got a 2000 x 1400 bag and put the whole lot inside that.
filled all the bags with polystyrene balls and glued that spikey foam to every face of every bag.
now you could put an egg into it and it wouldn't break in severe corrugations.
if i tried hard, i could probably fit 2 eggs in there!
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Reply By: Orion - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 19:40

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 19:40
We use a bit of marine ply as it both protects the bag and stops things falling down between the bars
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 21:01

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 21:01
I don't have a roof bag, Sibil would be mortally offended if I made her ride on the roof...
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 21:22

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 21:22
I use a sheet of corrugated plastic pagaging. (Coreflute) Weighs & costs nothing & lasts for years.
Cheers Craig........
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (NT) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 21:23

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 21:23
Piece of marine ply
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