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Old 09-16-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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roof rack

does anyone use their jeep to tote around goods such as snowboards? i am looking to find an easy way to transport 3 riders and 3 boards to the mountains in my jeep. i can't seem to find a rack systems that makes me feel good about it. i have seen the spare me by thule and heard of guys drilling through their hardtops to add tracks but these ideas just scare me. thanks rob

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Old 09-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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Option 1: drill through your roof and mount the Thule 'feet' permanently.
Option 2: Get one of those wilderness racks that mounts at the windshield and taillights, and goes over your roof.
Option 3: Yakima makes those channels that you mount to your roof (permanently)

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Old 09-16-2008, 10:38 PM   #3
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Don't be scared. I have a removable Cargo Master roof rack that attaches to brackets on my hardtop. It will hold about 100Lbs. Drilling through the hardtop isn't that big of a deal. I've had the rack 3 yrs and it still doesn't leak, squeek, move or damage the top in any way. You barely notice the brackets when the rack is off (it's off most of the time). Then it takes 2 minutes to bolt it on and haul gear offroad.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:09 AM   #4
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no drilling. thule setup, feet / load bars / snowboard attachment. the only complaints i have is you have to line up the hard top carefully or your doors will stick on the feet. only a problem if you remove your top like i do. the bars aren't far apart so you can carry boards and that's about it. no bikes or anything. the front bar is also on the very front of the top so it's kind of weird but not a big deal. i pieced it all together (got the numbers from the thule site) and bought the pieces off different sellers on ebay. it was much cheaper that way.

and i agree, some of the spare tire / tow mount attachments scared me as did the drilling option. hope that helps.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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Thule and Yakama both offer snowboard racks that fit on their hitch mount bike racks. I believe they will hold 4 boards. Total for both pieces runs about $300 if you shop around.

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Old 09-18-2008, 09:40 AM   #6
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i do have a hitch mount bike rack and have never had any issues with losing my bikes. but i wasn't as worried as my snowboard setup is substantially more expensive. throw a few boards on there and wow! but i wouldn't be so worried about it now.

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