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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #1 (permalink)
Fred Labrosse
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Roof racks on defenders bolted down?

List,

Are roof racks on defenders usually bolted down in the gutter? I'm
asking because I've been proposed one that does. It's a bit old but in
good shape apart from some of the legs being slightly bent.

Cheers,

Fred
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Roof racks on defenders bolted down?

On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 09:47:51 +0100, Fred Labrosse <ffl@aber.ac.uk>
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>List,
>
>Are roof racks on defenders usually bolted down in the gutter? I'm
>asking because I've been proposed one that does. It's a bit old but in
>good shape apart from some of the legs being slightly bent.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Fred


They usually clamp around the gutter but I had a heavy-duty one made
once that bolted through the gutter, worked very well too.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Roof racks on defenders bolted down?

we had a brownchurch on that bolted on to the gutter. worked very well. The
new on I made (ladder type rack) bolts at the front as I have 4 lights on it
but the back part I made as a clamp on so I could remove it when not needed.
Richard


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> List,
>
> Are roof racks on defenders usually bolted down in the gutter? I'm
> asking because I've been proposed one that does. It's a bit old but in
> good shape apart from some of the legs being slightly bent.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Fred



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Roof racks on defenders bolted down?

The unknown roofrack I have on my D110 is from a D90 and it just clamps to
the gutter, I have had up to 70kg on there with no problems. I haven't seen
one that bolts to the gutter, but I haven't been looking either.

Wolverine,
Big Red 110 CSW.


> "Fred Labrosse" <ffl@aber.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:20050607094751.0c3007b2@localhost...
>> List,
>> Are roof racks on defenders usually bolted down in the gutter? I'm
>> asking because I've been proposed one that does. It's a bit old but in
>> good shape apart from some of the legs being slightly bent.
>> Cheers,
>> Fred



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Roof racks on defenders bolted down?

The one I've got for sale with the roof tent in the post above bolts
therough the gutter, but he weight actually keeps it down quite well. I
drove back from Trentham and to work for a week before I got round to
bolting it down.
Cheers, John
"Wolverine" <wolverine@x-men.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
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> The unknown roofrack I have on my D110 is from a D90 and it just clamps to
> the gutter, I have had up to 70kg on there with no problems. I haven't
> seen one that bolts to the gutter, but I haven't been looking either.
>
> Wolverine,
> Big Red 110 CSW.
>
>
>> "Fred Labrosse" <ffl@aber.ac.uk> wrote in message
>> news:20050607094751.0c3007b2@localhost...
>>> List,
>>> Are roof racks on defenders usually bolted down in the gutter? I'm
>>> asking because I've been proposed one that does. It's a bit old but in
>>> good shape apart from some of the legs being slightly bent.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Fred

>
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Roof racks on defenders bolted down?

> Are roof racks on defenders usually bolted down in the gutter? I'm
> asking because I've been proposed one that does. It's a bit old but in
> good shape apart from some of the legs being slightly bent.


Mine's bolted to the gutter, is floored in marine ply, carries 4 lights up
front and 2 at the back and survived whacking a large tree branch on its
front l/h edge. It just moved back two inches and once all the bolts were
relaxed it slid back into place without a worry.

David.

110 CSW

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