Max roof weight on GU

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:39
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Wondering if anyone can help out with a maximum roof loading for a '99 Gu patrol. Had wind screen crack over the Easter break while on a trip on the black top, no dirt work at all. Up top was RV4 OZ tent, Christie bat charger, double swag, Chairs, Space case for food mounted on an ARB H/duty roof rack. Total weight not including roof rack of approx 120Kg over estimate. There were some really small chips in wind screen where the cracks were. But need to see if some one has any idea of the MAX load. windscreen was replaced approx 6mths ago. Didn't have the problem with Genuine wind Screen lots of chips same load no increasing cracks.

Just as an after thought Lost the double swag between Karumba and the Flinders River sth of Normanton QLD. Easter Monday morning. Help required as it was a wedding gift, Missus is peeved about loss.
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:55

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:55
When I enquired at Nissan, they said 200kg. Providing a full gutter mount is used. ie ARB and the like.
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Follow Up By: 98TAJ - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:20

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:20
Tony,
Do you know if this included the weight of the roof rack?
Terry
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:56

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:56
Yes it does

As it does with all loads on a roof.

Its the total amount of the weight including the rack.

Otherwise how would they rate it

An alloy rack may hold more than a steel one but the total allowable is the same.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 09:08

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 09:08
Also the load on the roof comes out of the total payload of the car so if you have

4 people and a full roof rack it wont leave hardly any for the ball weight of a van
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Reply By: al - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 12:39

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 12:39
I have had a tonne of weight plus rack on mine traveled over 90k's on black top
with no ill effects that i know of wouldn't do it again though.
al
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Reply By: 98TAJ - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:44

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:44
Thanks guy's just trying to chase up what the roof rack weighs now.
Went to the ARB site and sent e-mail will post weight for others who might be interested when I find out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 18:10

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 18:10
A steel ARB rack without mesh weighs 41 kg approx


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