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Old 12-03-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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Does anyone here have a "Bag" type rooftop carrier for thier tug? I want one that does not have to attach to a rack, cause, well, I don't HAVE a rack and don't want one

Looking online, It is hard to see how some of them attach.

Any experience and how does your attach etc...
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Gina, I'd worry about anything riding on the roof that's not attached to some sort of rack...even one that hooks on the rain gutters (remember those??) would be better than just laying on the paint.....chaffing of the paint finish could be a problem. Even laying it on a soft blanket may cause enough rubbing to ruin the finish.
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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I don't think I would want to put a bag directly on top of the vehicle. A much more expensive but better way would be to get a Yakima or Thule cargo basket system. They're initial expense is high, but thay last a life time and it costs very little to move it from one vehicle to next. There's little hook things that attach to the rain gutters. Yes there are rain gutters on all cars. They're hidden behind the top of the door on newer cars. I ran through the Yakima sites selection process. For your element a basket is $330 including locks to lock the basket to your car. Like I said not cheap.

I've had a Yakima rack system for about 15 years. Moved ski racks to about 3 different vehicles. Cost of each move was about $20.00 in new pieces.

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Gina,

I have one of those, but I only used it once attached to a metal roof rack. I think I still have the hooks for attaching to the gutter.

The cautions about chafing are worth listening to. However, if you put a non-skid pad underneath, I think it would not chafe. That's the ones that look like waffle weave and are rubber coated.

Do you want mine?
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #5
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Thanks Morgan, someone has already offered me thiers.

I was going to put a skid pad AND a blanket on top of that too.
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Does anyone here have a "Bag" type rooftop carrier for thier tug? I want one that does not have to attach to a rack, cause, well, I don't HAVE a rack and don't want one

Looking online, It is hard to see how some of them attach.

Any experience and how does your attach etc...

Gina,
We have a bag type carrier from one of our 4x4's and as luck would have it, we are heading back to BIG BEAR this weekend for a week. Contact me by email or phone if you are interested.
wildduck49[at]yahoo.com
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Ours attached to gutters of car with straps,
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Thank you jefh, thats a kind offer, and close too!

Mike Bullard was kind enough to send me his unused one. At least I think that is what the notice I got from the PO today is. I KNOW it ain't no xmas present, my friends are too cheap!

BB from Luisianna is an awfully long weekend trip LOL! I am outta here saturday a.m. anyway for Oregon.

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