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HioSSilver

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Posted: 01/10/18 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was wondering what you guys dud for extra storage on the roof. I have a lance 845. Not sure if my railing is suitable for carrying stuff or if there is something less expensive than the yakima stuff.

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Just get yourself some 2x4's and big "C" clamps. The put some plywood on it and your done.

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A number of manufacturers make soft bags that are designed to travel on factory roof rails, much less expensive than hard cases. We have a crew cab; that's where our stuff goes, but nobody (but us) calls it a "stuff cab". Easy to access, and almost as importantly, drives our centre of gravity low and forward. We carry a canoe on top, but it's awkward to access at the best of times.

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If it's got the big fat round rail on each side with a front middle and rear support its rated for 165 pounds. look on craigs list for cargo boxes.

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Posted: 01/10/18 10:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is nothing I would want haul up to and down from the roof. This will be 11+ feet in the air plus potentially add additional height to your camper.


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Yeah, it's a pain. Although I do carry little stuff up there like BBQ and lawn chairs. Stuff I can bungee to a rail. Ours has a u shaped rail at the back.


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Bedlam wrote:

There is nothing I would want haul up to and down from the roof. This will be 11+ feet in the air plus potentially add additional height to your camper.


And raise your center of gravity if what you want to put up there has any significant weight.


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I carry two kayaks up there all the time. I don't notice any change in the sway of the rig at all.

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Get some superstruts at lowes/HD and build your own rack. Hope you are not afraid of heights! I carry all kinds of stuff on my roof but it is not for the faint of heart being up there.


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My buddy used Thule LB96 load bars to secure two kayaks.

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