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Old 09-27-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
pjh1@tesco.net
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Roor rack or roof bars....

Hi!

I need to relocate a 6' wide bed (made up from two 3' single beds and a
6' mattress) about 250 miles.

I don't particulary want to hire a van for this as returning the van is
a pain and, anyhow, I've got a Discovery II - surely this is up to the
job?

Now, what do I need to put on the roof so that I can lash this bed to
it? Roof bars (they seem nice and cheap) or a roof rack (they seem a
little narrow and very expensive)?

Any advice appreciated

Philip

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Old 09-27-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Roor rack or roof bars....

where abouts are you philip? I have a set of Thule roof bars and mounting
feet for a classic which has gutters like the Disco I think. They are for
sale if you are interested.
Barno.


<pjh1@tesco.net> wrote in message
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> Hi!
>
> I need to relocate a 6' wide bed (made up from two 3' single beds and a
> 6' mattress) about 250 miles.
>
> I don't particulary want to hire a van for this as returning the van is
> a pain and, anyhow, I've got a Discovery II - surely this is up to the
> job?
>
> Now, what do I need to put on the roof so that I can lash this bed to
> it? Roof bars (they seem nice and cheap) or a roof rack (they seem a
> little narrow and very expensive)?
>
> Any advice appreciated
>
> Philip
>



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Old 09-27-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Roor rack or roof bars....

On 27 Sep 2005 05:17:39 -0700, pjh1@tesco.net wrote:

>Hi!
>
>I need to relocate a 6' wide bed (made up from two 3' single beds and a
>6' mattress) about 250 miles.
>
>I don't particulary want to hire a van for this as returning the van is
>a pain and, anyhow, I've got a Discovery II - surely this is up to the
>job?
>
>Now, what do I need to put on the roof so that I can lash this bed to
>it? Roof bars (they seem nice and cheap) or a roof rack (they seem a
>little narrow and very expensive)?
>
>Any advice appreciated
>
>Philip


Bars would do it easily as it's not heavy, if twas a heavy item I'd
suggest a rack as it spreads the load through more contact points.
I like ratchet straps for securing roof loads, usually three, 2 across
side to side and one over the middle length ways, strap it TO the bars
rather then AROUND them, if you see what I mean.

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Old 09-27-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Roor rack or roof bars....

In article <1127823459.129954.69550@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, pjh1
@tesco.net says...
> Hi!
>
> I need to relocate a 6' wide bed (made up from two 3' single beds and a
> 6' mattress) about 250 miles.
>
> I don't particulary want to hire a van for this as returning the van is
> a pain and, anyhow, I've got a Discovery II - surely this is up to the
> job?
>
> Now, what do I need to put on the roof so that I can lash this bed to
> it? Roof bars (they seem nice and cheap) or a roof rack (they seem a
> little narrow and very expensive)?
>
> Any advice appreciated
>
> Philip
>
>

I have an 1/2 roof rack for my disco in oxford if you want to borrow it
you're more than welcome :)
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:02   #5 (permalink)
pjh1@tesco.net
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Re: Roor rack or roof bars....

I'm in Watford - but I'm still not too sure if roof bars are the
solution. I don't want to do multiple journeys you see. (I hope you
did not send e-mail to my dead e-mail account)

Thanks for the quick response (and sorry for my slow one!)

Philip

Barno wrote:
> where abouts are you philip? I have a set of Thule roof bars and mounting
> feet for a classic which has gutters like the Disco I think. They are for
> sale if you are interested.
> Barno.
>
>
> <pjh1@tesco.net> wrote in message
> news:1127823459.129954.69550@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Hi!
> >
> > I need to relocate a 6' wide bed (made up from two 3' single beds and a
> > 6' mattress) about 250 miles.
> >
> > I don't particulary want to hire a van for this as returning the van is
> > a pain and, anyhow, I've got a Discovery II - surely this is up to the
> > job?
> >
> > Now, what do I need to put on the roof so that I can lash this bed to
> > it? Roof bars (they seem nice and cheap) or a roof rack (they seem a
> > little narrow and very expensive)?
> >
> > Any advice appreciated
> >
> > Philip
> >


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Old 09-29-2005, 07:02   #6 (permalink)
pjh1@tesco.net
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Re: Roor rack or roof bars....

Thanks for the quick answer (and sorry for my slow response!). I guess
I need to go buy some bars then - Maybe I'll get in touch with Barno
:-)



Philip

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Old 09-29-2005, 07:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Roor rack or roof bars....

Thanks for the offer but I'm not too sure that a half rack would take
6' long/wide objects? That and the fact that Watford is a little out
of my way and its looking like I should buy a set of bars.

I have to say I'm very impressed with the responses from this news
group - most welcoming - Thanks everybody

Philip

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