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Old 06-12-2004, 03:11   #1 (permalink)
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Weight tolerance of the terry roof

Hey guys,

Just got home from tea & my parents place & was excited to hear that they are considering getting a Territory :)

One of my fathers concerns is that he was told the weight tolerence of the roof was only about 50kgs. Mum & Dad do a lot of travelling towing a caravan and he normally puts his tinny on the roof of the old XH ute so they can go fishing.

His tinny is about 110kgs he believes & hes concerned that the Terry wont be able to be used like the ute is now.

Any ideas ??????



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Old 06-12-2004, 06:36   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Weight tolerance of the terry roof

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Hey guys,

Just got home from tea & my parents place & was excited to hear that they are considering getting a Territory :)

One of my fathers concerns is that he was told the weight tolerence of the roof was only about 50kgs. Mum & Dad do a lot of travelling towing a caravan and he normally puts his tinny on the roof of the old XH ute so they can go fishing.

His tinny is about 110kgs he believes & hes concerned that the Terry wont be able to be used like the ute is now.

Any ideas ??????

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I'd be very surprised if it was only 50kgs, as they are selling carry bars/bike racks/luggage baskets/canoe holder/Luggage Boxes (375L & 405L) all of which would be capable of taking well in excess of 50kgs - which implies, to me anyway, that if they're selling this stuff, the roof would easily take more than 50kg.

Dunno how you would verify this for sure though??
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Re: Weight tolerance of the terry roof

Im not an expert but surely aust standards would have to say that a car must be able to hold a certain amount of weight on its roof without collapsing for safety reasons.
Id be thinking 200+kgs..
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Re: Weight tolerance of the terry roof

I'd be thinking it'd be able to support an inverted Territory without collapsing. Say, around 2000kg+. Though it may deform somewhat at that loading and I'm certainly not suggesting that you load that much on the roof.

"Ford Australia’s safety engineering manager, Bruce Priddle......said the Territory’s roof was built to withstand the weight of the vehicle......"
Taken from a Mellors article.
http://glassguide.goauto.com.au/mell...56E5A0005BB2F/

All that bracing must be there for a purpose!

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Re: Weight tolerance of the terry roof

Excellent guys thanks ..... looks like I might get a drive of a Territory without needing a lotto win yet


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All that bracing must be there for a purpose!
I'd say it would be there for rollover protection. The obvious traditional issue with 4WDs.
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Re: Weight tolerance of the terry roof

any car that can't support it's own weight i'd assume wouldn't even pass ADR's... I could be wrong but this makes sense to me!!
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Re: Weight tolerance of the terry roof

The roofrack rateing would be in the owners manual and is also usaully published in the brochure.
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Re: Weight tolerance of the terry roof

Just checked on the Ford site, roof carry bars, pair of, rated at 80kg.
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Just checked on the Ford site, roof carry bars, pair of, rated at 80kg.
That may be the racks rating, i have 3 rola roof racks on my Rodeo, the racks are rated at 50 kilo each.
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