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DaveT
 


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Wanted: Roof rack

Not sure which rack I want .. L/r Expedition maybe?

Would welcome any offers of racks for sale, or any information on which type is best & why, and where I should buy it and how much to pay.

The rack is likely to end up carrying an oz-tent & kayak in adventure mode, and ladders & materials in DIY mode.


Thanks in advance,
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Post #1864986th Aug 2007 11:17 pm
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DiscoStu
 


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Sounds like a Frontrunner rack may be best.

It is much more suited to long items like a kayak/ladder. Alternatively, you can get the LR Eped rack cheaper and take off all the fairing/sides like Gareth has done. See his gallery.
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oztent

be aware - the oz tent (or at least the RV4) will not fit 'inside' the expedition / g4 rack - I balance mine on top. Fortunately, I have the luxury of an extra moveable bar in the middle of the rack (which I don't think is standard issue):
  
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which is more or less what Stu said Thumbs Up
  
Post #1865367th Aug 2007 7:34 am
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If you are not gonna put anything very heavy on the rack, ie. over 100kg, I think the LR is a better option. Looks better, and is a bit quieter, pobably because of the more aerodynamic front, and 'cos its mounted a bit closer to the roof level than the FR.

If you need sheer strength, go for the Front Runner.

I have both, or rather had both, 'cos I just have the remains of the LR rack left....but that's another story
  
Post #1865567th Aug 2007 8:36 am
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DaveT
 


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Thanks folks, think that confirms what I was thinking.

Do those cross bars on the top of the LR rack come as standard?

Anyone able tell me how much (roughly) the Frontrunners are, & who sells them?

thanks,
 Long succession of Disco's since 2001...
SIII Lightweight - neglected & rusting. Bulkhead, A panels, vent panel & outriggers now disintegrated - Next years project!
D5 ... Don't think so. DC120 next?? ... or do I have to leave the Green Oval 
 
Post #1866477th Aug 2007 3:41 pm
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oldpostbob
 


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Roof Rack

I went for the Survivor
Click image to enlarge


Its not full length but very strong as fully welded - bolts to the LR roof rails.

Cost £500.00 + VAT
  
Post #1867537th Aug 2007 7:14 pm
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DiscoStu
 


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The LR Expedition rack has the front fairing, and a cross bar at the rear. They're not designed as load bearing, but would easily take a kayak or ladder. The extra cross bar BCB has is not standard - I believe it comes fom a D2..... They cost around £500, but may be got cheaper on Ebay. (The rack, not the D2 crossbar Wink)


Frontrunner racks are around £800? (someone will confirm or ridicule Wink). You won't find one on ebay, but they are an excellent rack. Frogs Island 4x4 do them, I believe.
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NoDo$h
 


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This is what the LR one looks like once you have removed the side rails and fairing

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Now try getting that image out of your head. 
 
Post #1867637th Aug 2007 7:43 pm
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I picked my Expedition rack up from the forum for £250 including the matching ladder and tarted it up with help from my Father in Law.


It came complete with a 3mm Chequerplate floor panel which makes it tough enough for a fat bloke to walk on.

Even though the "floor" almost covers the phone aerial it doesn't effect the reception.
Given the price it's brilliant.
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DaveT
 


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Thanks folks Thumbs Up
Even though I suspect the frontrunner is probably the 'best' I suspect I'm going to go for the LR rack.

Now all I've got to do is find it at the right price.
(and the driving lamps, brackets, towbar, electrics, Raised intake, oztent, fridge, PC, touchscreen, ... .... ... anyone know what this Saturday's lottery numbers are??)
 Long succession of Disco's since 2001...
SIII Lightweight - neglected & rusting. Bulkhead, A panels, vent panel & outriggers now disintegrated - Next years project!
D5 ... Don't think so. DC120 next?? ... or do I have to leave the Green Oval 
 
Post #1868167th Aug 2007 10:18 pm
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fisherman wrote:
I picked my Expedition rack up from the forum for £250 including the matching ladder and tarted it up with help from my Father in Law.


It came complete with a 3mm Chequerplate floor panel which makes it tough enough for a fat bloke to walk on.

Even though the "floor" almost covers the phone aerial it doesn't effect the reception.
Given the price it's brilliant.
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how was this floor installed? I used the search but found very little...
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there is a pattern to be found in the gallery - matches the standard chevroned one found on a G4 Expo Rack


These photos also show the 'mythical' second D2 cross bar that came standard with the G4 spec ones
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DaveT
 


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Yep. Happy days!

Reminds me I need to fit all that clobber back in/on again ready for the next trip Thumbs Up
 Long succession of Disco's since 2001...
SIII Lightweight - neglected & rusting. Bulkhead, A panels, vent panel & outriggers now disintegrated - Next years project!
D5 ... Don't think so. DC120 next?? ... or do I have to leave the Green Oval 
 
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