Roof Rack attached to Frame - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-13-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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I have been thinking about putting the ultimate Trailer for my needs. a few key things I would want is a large roof rack to carry Kayaks,Surfboards and a host of other gear.


My dream would be a 17 foot big foot or boler with a rack that would extend from trailer frame up over the shell. It would need to carry aprox 300 - 400 pounds of gear.

has anyone ever done this kind of a mod?

I would also exend the tounge so I could put a dirtbike on the front.

my vision is to buy an older shell and do a full frame off restoration.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:57 PM   #2
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I'm sure someone has done something similar. i would build a ladder style frame from 1 1/2" round tubing that starts on the bumper and follows the curve of the trailer until it meets the tongue. you could attach objects anywhere you want and the weight would rest on the frame, not the fiberglass. you may need to beef up the frame depending on your load. The dirtbike on the tongue is easy enough, get a joehauler and cut off the hitch part and weld to your tongue.

speaking of mods, I cut the tongue off my trailer yesterday and set it on my flatbed today. I need to make the brackets to attach it tomorrow. I'm going to build a bike rack for over the cab and make a hitch receiver on the front of the truck to carry my dirtbike. i'm going to Alaska in a few weeks and have a lot to do. let me know if you need any help with ideas, I design and fabricate custom furniture for a living.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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The top of my 17' Bigfoot in eight feet above the ground. I can't imagine attempting to load and unload anything heavy from the top of it. IMHO look at a pickup bed for hauling extra toys.

http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm41/to...nt=IMG_0600.jpg

The minivan is 6' tall.
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:34 PM   #4
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I was thinking about building a rack to hold my canoe. For now its on a rack on the truck but a rack on the trailer would be graet for storing the canoe when not in use. I am worried about the trailer suspension habdling the weight. Until I get a chance to examine the axle I am holding off. Maybe in the spring.
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