Brew 69 are you there.

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 14:38
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Hi Brew, I have a question re: your roofrack bag. A friend has just purchased one like yours, what have you found the best way to secure it to the basket?
Dean
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 15:10

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 15:10
I have foudn the best way is to pass ropes across the top from side to side
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 16:47

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 16:47
G"day Dean, I have a piece of carpet i put between the bag and the rack and then i use cable ties to secure it to the rack. I then use occy straps to secure it from the top tie down points. Hope this picture shows it. Thats the beauty of this type of bag..........about a dozen top and bottom tie downs. Some cheapy bags only have corner tie downs. Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 08:38

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 08:38
okky straps are dangerous Brew
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Follow Up By: Dean - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 09:59

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 09:59
Thanks Brew,
The info has been passed on and appreciated. The new bag will get a work out this weekend.
Dean
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:08

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:08
Dangerous as in ??? I replace any that look dodgy. In any cas i thing rope from each upper tie down would be another option.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:29

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:29
one day your gunna caught... one of them hooks is going to slip out of your hand and whack you in the head...when it does think "what if that had hit me in the eye"

i've been hit in the head (and no funny remarks) and then thought about how close it came to my "good" eye...

Banned them at a co i used to work cos of compo claim...broken tooth

i believe there was a worker in WA who is now deceased due to those things
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:40

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:40
"Available injury data indicates a continuing level of injuries associated with elastic luggage straps. For example the Victorian Injury Surveillance System which represents a collection of hospital emergency department presentations in Victoria between 1995 and 1997 recorded a total of fifty-one injuries, forty of which were to the eyes. There has also been one death associated with elastic luggage straps. This is a significant, if not massive, injury toll and reinforces the view that the current standard is not achieving its objective fully."

extracted from here....http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/614100/fromItemId/692835


if i recall i think the death occured in WA..maybe someone else can remember

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:50

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:50
google was my friend.....

scroll to page 3

the operative word here is REBOUND...this includes the hook slipping out of your hand
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 17:08

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 17:08
there looks like some serious weight on that roof!
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Reply By: Member - Lance S (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 19:18

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 19:18
That looks like alot of mucking about to me. I have a southern cross bag with heavy duty tie down points on each corner that only takesa coulple of seconds to tie down and keeps water and 95% of dust out and it wasn't a cheapy.

cheers,

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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 20:17

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 20:17
Onr reason the extra tie downs help put is that it gives the option of only using half the bag and using the rest od the rack for an extra spare etc...
It's really only a 2 min job once the bag is zipped up. The top tie downs are really only for piece of mind. I've had 150kgs on the rack before.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:19

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:19
Dean, where have you been???
Long time no speak?
Hope your not gunna say you have been away camping so much that you havent had time to be on EO???

Cheers Mate, catch up somewhere someday, Pesty
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Follow Up By: Dean - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:08

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:08
Hi Pesty,
Still around even though I spend a little less time here, still have a quick check most days.
I can say wev'e been camping heaps and will be up north in the july school holiday's. We possibly will try and make the eo gathering, dunno for sure though. The kids want to climb that big rock so may go there.
No doubt your grandkids are seasoned campers by now.
Seeya
Dean.
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