Can you fit an 8x4 sheet on the roof?

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  1. Losos

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    Has anyone ever attempted to carry an 8x4 sheet of ply on their MH roof, and before you ask I am assuming a proper roof rack is fitted, and the dam thing is fastened down in the correct manner.

    And if not on the roof what about inside, again I assume only panel vans with a rear opening door would meet the requirement here.

    Finally, what's the weirdest thing you've ever carried. You can tell my MH (When it comes) will lead a hard life ::bigsmile:
     
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    Funny you should ask that.

    NO.

    Every day my wife asks "shall we go buy a sheet of 8x4 ply today".

    I say "bog off you sill old fool, we don't need any ply".

    I'm getting worried about her.
     
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    definate NO on my roof..:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  4. sinbad1

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    Don't see why not as long as its secure, you'll probably need som e arm extensions :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  5. bigfoot

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    And maybe clearance from Air Traffic Control if you go over 30 or the wind picks up!!
     
  6. American Dream

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    You thinking of building a Helipad then?

    THAT would be a cool Toad.....:Cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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    On a more serious note, for a change.

    Roof is a long way up and that brings serious risks in windy conditions.

    But look at any window installer's van. They put big sheets on the side vertically. A quick fix rack like a bike rack would be easy to engineer.
     
  8. American Dream

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    A sheet that size can cause a lot of lift and instability even at low speeds and damage to people and Property from that height....:Eeek:should it break free.

    The side mount is the best, as Brian says, but would tend to make a Motorhome excessively wider....

    Is this a one-off or for your Work on a regular basis?

    I have got a sheet that size through my door, albeit taking it very carefully, to replace a panel but I certainly wouldn't be doing it all the time.

    It helps if it's not too thick and will flex a bit.This was max 4mm.
     
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    How about some L brackets fitted to a tow bar? Carry the sheets vertically and secured at the top to roof bars.
     
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    8x4 sheet

    we have picked up 50 plaster boards and only had the motor home to put them in it was a bit of a job getting them through the door but we did
     
  11. Terry

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    Hi, yes you can provided you fasten it down properly ::bigsmile:and yes if it fits inside :thumb:
    Finally, what's the weirdest thing you've ever carried-- must be the wife :ROFLMAO: If anyone cares to explain anything more weird than any female feel free :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    So THAT'S no lunch for you then Terry.:RollEyes:
     
  13. Terry

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    Hi Steve :thumb: probably me that's cooking it :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    terry
     
  14. Losos

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    ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:

    Brian,
    Thanks, that did make me smile, you wait 'till I tell you where I'm gonna buy it and where I plan to take it too (Well OK it's just one of my wilder ideas, but I'm an engineer, well used to be, so I like technical challenges :RollEyes:)
     
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    Hey, didn't think of that, brill idea (runs back to drawing board to knock out a quick sketch ::bigsmile:)

    I did ask this question on UK Workshop and nearly all the replies mentioned the dangers of going airborne even with it strapped down in umpteen different ways :RollEyes:
     
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    I think this would definately be a 'one off' ::bigsmile:

    I guess I should have said that maybe, just maybe I could cut it in half, a 4x4 sheet would go inside pretty easy but I would have a lot more wastage, not that I consider myself a skinflint of course ::bigsmile:
     
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    I take it she doesn't read this forum then Terry ?
     
  18. Terry

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: hope not :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:UNLESS you lot grass me up :ROFLMAO:
    terry
     
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    everyones overlooked the obvious.......get it delivered :Doh:
     
  20. Losos

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    Hmm wonder what Travis Perkins would charge to deliver to the Czech republic. :Smile: Plenty of ply here but I just can't seem to find any with a Cherry veneer on one side :cry: I only need one sheet to do the job ::bigsmile:
     

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