Hubby and I were at our local Lowe's and this dude was tying lumber onto his "J" racks. Interesting. Multi use rack. Any others do this also?
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I have when I want boards over 8" long.|
Posted by: string on Oct-25-13 11:20 PM (EST)
Not on Js, but on cross bars.|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Oct-25-13 11:29 PM (EST)
Definitely on cross bars|
Posted by: WaterBird on Oct-25-13 11:39 PM (EST)
Amazing how handy a kayak rack with straps are for bring stuff home from Home Depot. Have also hauled wood pallets home from the dump that way for stacking firewood. Also Christmas trees, furniture, etc. I always keep extra kayak straps in my trunk.
Posted by: george4908 on Oct-26-13 12:51 AM (EST)
I put granny up there when there was no room in the back seat.
I use the gunnel brackets lots of times|
Posted by: JackL on Oct-26-13 5:01 AM (EST)
when I am carrying lumber.
Posted by: gnatcatcher on Oct-26-13 7:22 PM (EST)
Carried a bed frame once on our j rack. Worked great.
Posted by: tjalmy on Oct-26-13 8:04 PM (EST)
if I'm picking up long lengths of lumber or piping, but not a quantity, I'll throw the racks on the car or truck and use them. Quicker than pulling out the trailer and putting it away. If the J cradles or saddles are on, I won't take them off, but use them for tie down points.
I know that dude! He paddles|
Posted by: spiritboat on Oct-26-13 8:28 PM (EST)
a rec timber: A ten-foot 2 by 12, I think it were.
BARS ARE A DO-IT-ALL RACK!|
Posted by: scupperfrank on Oct-29-13 7:24 AM (EST)
Haven't used the Js or cradles for anything other than boats (if granny don't fit in the car, she don't come), but the bars, attached to our roof rails, have done the home improvement store/hardware store/lumber yard/big box store/yard sale thing several times...
I can think of a better use|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Oct-29-13 11:17 AM (EST)
Such as removing them so you can fit MORE lumber, directly on the rack.
Posted by: deuce on Oct-29-13 11:39 AM (EST)
I rebuilt my raft frame in September and needed several ten foot sticks of 1 1/2" EMT for the job. After securing the load on my cross bars I realized a woman had been watching me the whole time. It turned out her car was the one parked next to my Expedition. Once she realized it wasn't in danger of having a load of conduit dropped on it we had a good chuckle.
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Oct-29-13 11:55 AM (EST)
I use a trailer now. I have been known in the past to take my T-tops off my previous 300ZX and stack lumber in the passenger side tying it off to the center support.