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  • deadlydarcy
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    So, the new station wagon has those fancy-dan roof-rails that have no gap between them and the roof. I had to use it to transport some skirting boards last week and realised that my usual method of securing the boards i.e. ratchet straps that go under the rails (as on the old station wagon) and over the load doesn’t really work that elegantly. So I just ran them through the car, which isn’t really ideal and would end up knackering the interior trim. So what’s the best method for doing it? I’m thinking I’m missing something really obvious – which is the normal case for me, to be fair. 😕

    roofracks
    Member

    Hello there, You would need to use a roof rack.

    What is your vehicle?

    You would need a pair of bars a set of Thule 753 Foot Pack and a 4xxx series fitting kit.

    Prices start at £131.95

    Hello there, You would need to use a roof rack.

    What is your vehicle? does it have heated wing mirrors you posh bastard

    You would need a pair of bars a set of Thule 753 Foot Pack and a 4xxx series fitting kit. i know this even though i dont know what you drive

    Prices start at £131.95 but for you…. £131.95

    stufive
    Member

    Arnt the rails there to fasten stuff to first like a roof rack?

    fenred
    Member

    Hello there, You would need to use a roof rack.

    What is your vehicle? does it have heated wing mirrors you posh bastard

    You would need a pair of bars a set of Thule 753 Foot Pack and a 4xxx series fitting kit. i know this even though i dont know what you drive

    Prices start at £131.95 but for you…. £131.95

    😆 *applauds* 😆

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Thanks Philly.

    The roof-rack is already in place.

    EDIT: Whoa…some posts disappearing there…

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Does the roof rack not have legs around which you can pass the straps?

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Does the roof rack not have legs around which you can pass the straps?

    As I said…

    I’m thinking I’m missing something really obvious

    Thanks mol. 🙂

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    deadlydarcy wrote:

    Thanks Philly.
    The roof-rack is already in place.
    EDIT: Whoa…some posts disappearing there…

    Oi!

    Did someone an over-zealous mod think that was a genuine spam response? 😆

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I think someone must have reported it as spam.

    Don’t most of them start with: “Hello…” 😆

    Can you use the wing mirrors as an extra anchor point?

    😉

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Did someone an over-zealous mod think that was a genuine spam response?

    Seems it was deleted as being trade advertising, not spam.

    z1ppy
    Member

    TBF he started posting yesterday and at no point did he recommend his own business, just seemed reasonable advice on roof rack which you could take away and do your own research.
    Shirely this is what any number of bikeshop/producers do on here? (though I’m obviously not looking for a the BAN hammer, by mention/questioning this, oh no…)

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    It was philconsequence wasn’t it?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    It’s not clear cut, IMHO. We’re reviewing it.

    z1ppy
    Member

    oh yes the roofrack bloke and phil’s pee-taking post have both disappeared

    fairy muff to it being reviewed, as it’s ‘your’ (their) forum and he didn’t seem your classic spammer.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Oh I didn’t see the roofrack bloke’s post.

    my post was purely a, dare i say it, goddamn it i’m going to anyway, EXPERT response in which i managed to take the mick out of both the spammy sounding comment and deadlydarcy’s addiction to heated wing mirrors.

    of course now its been deleted you’ll have to imagine how fantastic it was.

    trust me it was brilliant

    (it wasn’t)

    The roofrack bloke has spammed 4 times in the last few days according to his history. Phil’s was a mickey take on his original post.

    glupton1976
    Member

    This thread needs pictures.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Did anyone else just feel a tingle?

    (-:

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    could you just get extra long straps and wrap them right round and under the car? Might need to climb in the boot to get in but that would be a small inconvenience.

    frank, i think you’l find we’re all here to discuss how unfairly i’ve been treated by the mods, not give the deadly “i’m so rich” darcy advice. he’s got 3 more vans in his stables but refuses to drive them on a tuesday. no ones fault but his own.

    z1ppy
    Member

    have they all got heated mirrors? (bloody great they are too)

    I wonder what ‘roofracks’ does for a living. My guess is he probably works in a fishmongers, or is one of them living statue types you see hanging about in the precinct. By the way Phil, I look forward to seeing you get BANNED, or b—-d off a tramp. Or both, preferably.

    Cheers, Barnsley m

    roofracks, my guess it he takes photos of dogs nipples. in this country he’d be woofracks, but in america is roof, not woof. (dogs have accents)

    cheers

    BIG Philly C Esq.

    And leave Darcy alone. I hear he has a pleasing musk.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I fear the advice side of this thread has disappeared. 😆

    Ne’er mind, will try mol’s tip.

    careful trying mol’s tip…. dont rub too hard!

    anyway, advice is for the weak, like instruction manuals and breakfast before exercise

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I may have some 753 feet lying around I’ll take a look in a bit.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I use a single length of rope tied to one leg, around the front, under, around the other legs and sides and back and back round, tied to the last leg. Ratchet straps would be better tho.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    It wouldn’t surprise me if I had some 753 feet lying around if my OH’s shoe collection is anything to go by.

    Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    Nail gun?

    I use a single length of rope tied to one leg, around the front, under, around the other legs and sides and back and back round, tied to the last leg.

    next week on mollys guide to spicing up your sex life….

    Ratchet straps would be better tho.

    😯

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Sorry only 596 and 597 must have given the 753s away already.

    roofracks
    Member

    Ok, so you already have roof racks. What i could suggest is using Load stops with straps.

    If you have square bars Thule 502 Load Stops (25cm high) or 503 (9cm high)

    If you have wing or aero bars Thule 314 Load Stops (15cm high) or 315 (22 cm high)

    You could use normal buckle straps or even ratchet straps.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    ooooh, here it is again 🙂

    roofracks – Member
    Ok, so you already have roof racks. What i could suggest is using Load stops with straps.

    If you have square bars Thule 502 Load Stops (25cm high) or 503 (9cm high)

    If you have wing or aero bars Thule 314 Load Stops (15cm high) or 315 (22 cm high)

    You could use normal buckle straps or even ratchet straps.

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