rooftop carrier - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
rooftop carrier

Anybody using a rooftop carrier to store out of season clothes? What kind and how is that working out?
I was thinking that you could use those space bags that you suck the air out of with a vac and then stash them away till the next time you needed them.
__________________

__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Or, leave all the long johns, woolies, etc. at home and follow the sun
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Robin G's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2007 Casita
Posts: 3,440
Personally I wouldn't put any extra weight on top of my trailer, especially if not factory installed. Having been an rv'er since I was a child and my parents as well as my husband and my husbands parents and I owning many rv's over the years as well as owning a rv park so I have seen many an rv, my opinion is just that! No extra weight up there.

I have seen ton's of damage from people adding weight to their rv roofs. It's certainly a personal choice, just one I would not take.
__________________
Robin G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 12:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
I was thinking on the tug.
__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,046
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg H View Post
I was thinking on the tug.
A clamshell rooftop carrier[like an X-cargo] would be an excellent choice for the top of the tug.
Normally they are an horrible drag without a trailer, but if you get one with a tapered front, it may actually improve the towability of your trailer while providing the extra space needed.
I would fashion two flat crossbars and bolt them to the bottom of the carrier then fasten them securely to your roof rack. The straps tend to allow the clamshell to porpoise more than I like.
[watch the others when going down the road.]
Maybe even fashion a small faring along the front edge of your rack.
__________________
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 12:45 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Robin G's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2007 Casita
Posts: 3,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg H View Post
I was thinking on the tug.

Got it! Great idea Floyd!
__________________

__________________
Robin G is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rooftop AC for my Burro? joelh Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 09-29-2010 10:10 PM
Rooftop A/C Aerodymanics? melissab General Chat 12 09-29-2010 02:21 PM
A/C - Adding a Rooftop Unit Stephan G Ryan Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 6 07-22-2010 09:10 PM
rooftop a/c nick c Modifications, Alterations and Updates 5 11-09-2008 08:31 AM
Rooftop carrier Modifications, Alterations and Updates 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.