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post #1 of 31 Old 03-27-2011, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Which Roof-Rack should I go with?

Hi guys,

So I've kind of gotten fed up with having to squeeze my 9'2 surfboard into the V and have pretty much settled on getting a hard mount roof rack.

As of right now the best option seems to be the Yakima Q system, although its certainly not the best looking rack I've seen (insert boob joke here). The Thule racks seem much more pleasing to the eye, but are more expensive.

Anyone have a rack on the V? any recommendations?

Also, it occurred to me that the placement of the radio antenna might be an issue, anyone had any problems with it?

Thanks!
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not sure which roof rack to get but I'm thinking about getting a roofrack to put my bikes. I'm getting tired of putting the hatchbikerack because if I'm not careful I could scratch the paint.

I was looking at this one the other day
http://www.cargogear.com/OneItemInfo...tnum=INNVER510



not sure how good it works, but I was thinking about getting it

$242.00 with free shipping

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I'd keep an eye out on Ebay for Yakima Q tower racks. You could prob pick one up for >$200.
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I am also wanting to get a roof rack for bikes... so I'm going to stay tuned here for suggestions. But the question you asked about the antenna... it will fold flat forwards, so if you leave enough room you can just fold it down maybe?
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For Canadian members, my brother got his roof rack from www.rackattack.com
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I got mine from the dealership and picked up the Thule Aero Rapid 400XTR. For some reason they no longer sell that model at the dealership. I later purchased a fairing, bike, and snowboard attachments. I've also carried a canoe along with camping gear and 2 other people haha. Here are some pictures of the roof rack and my friend driving while I took the photos









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Hey meow mix... I see you have the canoe strapped to the hood? Just hooks under the hood? And where did you tie the back off to? I always have a hard time figuring out where to tie off canoes.
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Hey meow mix... I see you have the canoe strapped to the hood? Just hooks under the hood? And where did you tie the back off to? I always have a hard time figuring out where to tie off canoes.
I got the idea from the link I posted below. Instead of buying the top ties I went to fabricland and purchased the straps. I then used a grommet so I could have the straps attached to the versa under the hood. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. As for the back I used the rear tow hook

https://redrockstore.com/Catalog/ind...on=show_detail
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Cool... that is a great idea! I have been using the rear tow hook too, but find since its off to the side that the canoe keeps angling off to that side, but then again, I was just using the foam blocks on the roof to attatch it.
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Cool... that is a great idea! I have been using the rear tow hook too, but find since its off to the side that the canoe keeps angling off to that side, but then again, I was just using the foam blocks on the roof to attatch it.
If you tie the front and the middle section tight enough you shouldn't angle. But you're probably right the foam blocks are not as sturdy. I picked up my buddies canoe in Midland then drove it to Algonquin (Kearney Lake). At first we were a little worried but after a while it was all good
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