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Old 03-06-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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roof rack on boler?

Hey, so i am getting closer to being done my boler plans but need some input from people who have experience with this. I was able to find one thread on here but I am unsure of how it turned out.

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Last post where he uses a rack from a jeep.

My concern is if the fiberglass roof can withstand the weight in all directions, I plan on putting a Canoe up there so wind I figure is the main concern.

Any thoughts?

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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The best looking rack I have seen on a Boler is on Darla & Craig's unit
The rack is from a Toyota FJ

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The best looking rack I have seen on a Boler is on Darla & Craig's unit
The rack is from a Toyota FJ
I has got to be sturdy to hold up that windmill.
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Keep in mind that if you use the rack on the trailer to carry your canoe, you will have to take the trailer to the put-in or carry the canoe from camp to the put-in.
Best place for the canoe is atop the tow vehicle so you can drop the trailer and take the canoe to the put-in.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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Keep in mind that if you use the rack on the trailer to carry your canoe, you will have to take the trailer to the put-in or carry the canoe from camp to the put-in.
Best place for the canoe is atop the tow vehicle so you can drop the trailer and take the canoe to the put-in.
Bikes are on roof to get to site. Then canoe can be moved. I also have a spot where I camp right at the waters edge.
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Sounds like you're younger and fitter than I am.
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Sounds like you're younger and fitter than I am.
Some days yes, other days I feel like a hundred.
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The best looking rack I have seen on a Boler is on Darla & Craig's unit
The rack is from a Toyota FJ

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Do you know what they carry up top? Or a user name I could private message?
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working on the top of my sisters Boler, we found that it was very thin in construction, or could collapse if the slightest pressure was applied. We placed 2x4 supports from the floor to the ceiling, one at front the other at the rear. we were working from the sides only. I would think that the supports for the rack would have to be clear out to the sides where the curve can transfer the weight vertically. We carry our canoe on the tow. Can you imagine the pressure on the rear supports on the tow, Caused by the upward wind pressure, it would be so much worse on the fragile trailer top. YMMV

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I has got to be sturdy to hold up that windmill.


Who needs solar, right?

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wind power

Even traveling in the dark, you could be charging your rig!
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Wait-

Is there a rubber band in the background??? Maybe the windmill is actually the propulsion system!

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I recall seeing a roof repair where metal rods were run from the front of the frame, over the top, and down the back to the back bumper of the frame. Although this was done to support a saggy roof, it could also be done to create a roof rack too.

These trailers aren't designed to support much roof weight. There are postings here about the weight of snow causing the roof to cave in. I don't think I'd want to expect the fiberglass to support the weight of anything significant. People have suggested putting support posts inside the trailer. Although this could be done, I think it would be a nuisance to work around. The metal rod solution would have permanent stability.

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I recall seeing a roof repair where metal rods were run from the front of the frame, over the top, and down the back to the back bumper of the frame. Although this was done to support a saggy roof, it could also be done to create a roof rack too.
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