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Old 09-04-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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Thule Gutter mount rack on Freedom Top

Anyone with experience using these mounts for the bars? They clamp onto the avaiable rain gutters. I have used them on cars with metal gutters and the car did fine. I have read drilling for the Yakima rack can be bad, therefore the question. Thanks.

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Old 09-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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The owner's manual stresses that the gutters are NOT load bearing. They function as gutters and that's it, nothing else. I wouldn't want to drill either and that's why I'm saving my pennies for a Kongo rack or similar.

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Old 09-04-2011, 10:45 AM   #3
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The owner's manual stresses that the gutters are NOT load bearing. They function as gutters and that's it, nothing else. I wouldn't want to drill either and that's why I'm saving my pennies for a Kongo rack or similar.
Interesting- wouldn't you think the product was tested before sold.
I have no idea what that thing is but
I would guess it mounts to the gutters but does not put all it's load on them ??
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Corporations will tell you lots of things for CYA, I think actual experience would be nice. I would not use that rack for any load in a Thule box over 100 lbs or any more than a bike or a fishing rod box, I just wonder if anyone had problems with it.
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Corporations will tell you lots of things for CYA, I think actual experience would be nice. I would not use that rack for any load in a Thule box over 100 lbs or any more than a bike or a fishing rod box, I just wonder if anyone had problems with it.
Good point, it does look like it wraps around the top a little possibly limiting the load on the gutters themselves
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