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Old 01-03-2007, 08:50 AM
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Yeah, I'm out.. for that money I'd rather have one of the racks that Alvaro sells, or the Austrilian one from Slee. Also I know Boston Mangler was trying to sell his Austrailian Outback one, he's got some posts in the rooftop tent thread in outfitting, haven't been there for a while though so not sure if it's still available.
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Yeah, I'm out.. for that money I'd rather have one of the racks that Alvaro sells, or the Austrilian one from Slee. Also I know Boston Mangler was trying to sell his Austrailian Outback one, he's got some posts in the rooftop tent thread in outfitting, haven't been there for a while though so not sure if it's still available.
I think he kept the rack and mounted up the RTT to it...IIRC he wasn't to thrilled with the Thule rack setup supporting the RTT and people weight...Kind of makes me wonder myself. If you read the specs on a Thule or Yakima rack setup they don't seem to claim they'll support anywhere close to the weight of a RTT and a couple people sleeping up top
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I think 2 bars spaced evenly would be fine. Thule and Yakima are very under rated in thier load specs. If you want more peace of mind put a 3rd or 4th bar under it. JMHO
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I think 2 bars spaced evenly would be fine. Thule and Yakima are very under rated in thier load specs. If you want more peace of mind put a 3rd or 4th bar under it. JMHO
I thought about going with 3 bars for the peace of mind...I guess when I actually go to install it someday I'll figure it out. I have the bars, just need the feet. Now Thule has a new system that permanently attaches to the vehicle with "track feet" like I have on my Durango now. Slick in that you just pop the top of the feet off the attachment points. But I'm not sure I want to permanently attach an aftermarket rack to the LX just yet.

Heck, by the time I get it figured out they'll have floating tents that just hover over the ground
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the problem on thule and yaks is that they "fail" over time. The supports will bow from the weight, ever so slightly over time.
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