Mohawk roof bars

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  1. Mohawk Dave

    Mohawk Dave Read Only Funster

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    I would like to put sea kayaks on top of my Mohawk , I have tried Auto Traill but thiers is just too small and light. I was thinking of having one made and landing it on the roof directly above the bedroom partitions. I know their may be a warenty issue with this but I dont see any other way.
    I am looking for advise as to what fixings I should use .
    Thanks Dave
     
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    Hi Dave,
    I put two 35kg "twin "sit on tops" on my autotrail. I cut up an old alluminum step ladder and attached two sections of ladder to the roofrack, this was to raise the height of the platform so that when the canoes were in place they were not interfering with vents and stuff. I found that two canoes would sit on the rack side by side and the end of the canoes were secured to a spoiler that the Autotrail had along the back edge of the roof. These two points of contact were enough to secure 70kg of canoe during quite a few trips to spain.

    If you get on your roof regularly then you must check all the seals, especialy the large roof lights as the seals will fail. The weight of a person (especially me:Blush:) and the canoes regularly on the roof does make them flex somewhat. I was replacing the sealant every 18 months.
     
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    Thanks Jim, you got any pics?
    I am busting to get the Yaks away with the MH
     
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    any thoughts, screwed down with self tappers
     
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    Looks good to me, Canoes stowed upside down pointy bits forward shouldn't give too much drag, give it a go, the worst that can happen is that they come off, destroy your roof and cause a massive traffic accident:Rofl1:

    That said they look more substantial than the ones I had 70k of canoe strapped to. :Smile:


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