Roof Rack Basket

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Roof Rack Basket

Postby JORSWIFT » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:32 am

Hey all,
Wanting to add some more storage to the CC when pulling my pop-up camper. I am wanting to add a cargo basket to the roof rack. What all have you used and had good success with? thanks.
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Re: Roof Rack Basket

Postby HenryJ » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:59 am

Roof rack / safari basket
My Coleman is still working great. Seven years and on the second vehicle. It carries my spare tire now.

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Re: Roof Rack Basket

Postby AVTekk » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:40 am

I dont think coleman makes that anymore. Ive used KargoMaster in the past, they are very nicelly built but certainly not the cheapest...
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Re: Roof Rack Basket

Postby _STUCKY » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:17 pm

What did F9K9 have on his? And where has he been?!

Could always build one yourself:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-non ... -rack.html
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Re: Roof Rack Basket

Postby HenryJ » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:55 pm

Follow the link. The Coleman basket was made by SportRack :)

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Re: Roof Rack Basket

Postby F9K9 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:20 pm

_STUCKY wrote:What did F9K9 have on his? And where has he been?!

Could always build one yourself:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-non ... -rack.html
Mine is a Yakima and I believe that they are still available.

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Re: Roof Rack Basket

Postby CraigS » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:55 pm

I've been trying to do the same thing on my Blazer. Picked up a Curt basket on Amazon which seems fine but my problem is there was no factory rack. I went through a lot of headaches installing a factory rack to mount the basket to, but in the long run those plastic feet on the factory rack just aren't meant to support any leveraged weight.
My next try is a set of Yakima generic Landing Pads (#11) and Control Towers (don't waste your money on the the crossbars - they are standard dimension pipe). The key is installing nut-inserts in the roof, McMaster-Carr has the tool (+/- $20) and Fastenal has a variety of sizes of inserts. Just be careful of where the roof braces are.
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