Roof racks $40
Posted by: okayeh on Oct-13-12 1:41 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
Anyone know if these will work on recent model cars sans gutter? http://www.prolineracks.com/tech-cb-602.html
Pull-Up Strap Handle Kit
Kayak Deck Gear Bags
Classic Freestanding Rack
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$40 roof rack|
Posted by: drjay9051 on Oct-13-12 7:15 AM (EST)
I would be wary of any type of universal roof rack.
Hope I'm not stepping in stuff...|
Posted by: bartc on Oct-13-12 9:11 AM (EST)
After trying to afford one of the high priced racks - unsuccessfully - I turned back to a 40 year old "universal" roof rack I had in my garage since my old VW bus days. Yes, even rusted a bit it could still fit onto my Honda Accord. No, the holes and width didn't fit the now more standard sizes of saddles and other gear to hold a kayak onto it.
And, for some folks|
Posted by: redmond on Oct-13-12 10:13 AM (EST)
$400 for a rack is simply not possible, but they still want to paddle. Before Bonnie and I started dating, she showed up at a canoe club outing with her Epic GPX stuck in the passenger side of her convertible. She had it upside down with the passenger seat stuck up into the cockpit. The stern was stuck down in the foot well and the bow was sticking up in the air! It helped that it was only 12' long. I went over and looked at it, it looked pretty, um, different. I pushed and prodded it and it was solid. Worked well.
Good ol' foam blocks|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-13-12 10:58 AM (EST)
A lot of people use foam and straps
And worth every penny|
Posted by: bowrudder on Oct-13-12 1:41 PM (EST)
FYI when using foam blocks|
Posted by: shirlann on Oct-17-12 9:19 PM (EST)
If you don't want your roof scratched, ensure that it is clean before you put the foam blocks on its surface as sand can be like glass and scratch the heck out of it. Been there, done that.
looks like it|
Posted by: jesse59 on Oct-13-12 3:24 PM (EST)
As other have mentioned: some concerns with the ultra low price and "universal" nature of this rack.
I'll bet it would work on our Accords. |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-15-12 1:45 AM (EST)
But I've had experience adapting "universal" non-rain-gutter racks to strange cars.
Posted by: leob1 on Oct-15-12 2:45 PM (EST)
I had something like that for my Camry, you will have to find the correct hooks for your car. I'd just go with foam blocks.
Sort of changing my opinion. |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-18-12 11:48 AM (EST)
I examined their all-purpose clips, and I'm not confident they would hold in place on modern sedans. I also wonder whether they would cause small amounts of rainwater to enter the car.
I have that one. Purchased it from |
Posted by: suntan on Oct-18-12 10:49 PM (EST)
Advance Auto. It works great BUT...
Get some SeamGrip and soak the |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-18-12 11:22 PM (EST)
straps with it. That will stop the wicking.
Call Proline and ask|
Posted by: FrankNC on Oct-19-12 5:58 PM (EST)
After dealing with them a few times I would not hesitate to buy what they suggested. they also sell most brands of very expensive racks and should be able to tell you why the more expensive ones are better and where the cheaper ones might work.
Posted by: baldpaddler on Oct-21-12 11:18 AM (EST)
a very similar set. I use bow and stern tie downs in a V pattern since the rack isn't solid enough for me to risk ANY failure. That being said they do a good job of keeping the boat off the roof. Since my wife has a decent car I invested in a set of yakimas.