Hymer roof rack, roof bars (1 Viewer)

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Hi im looking for a suitable roof system to carry a 14 ft kayak, my 544 has the side bars, so was wanting crooss members or the J bars to fit, do any hymer folk have any advice please
Mark .
 

Wully

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Anyone got info on max weight a B524 can handle on the roof?
I’m toying with the idea of a secure surfboard cage with a solar panel lid...

Mark - tried talking to Kari-Tek?
 

Paddywack

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Last year we changed from our PVC to a Hymer coachbuilt and although our existing Karitek roofrack couldn't be moved across directly we invested in a new Karitek, couldn't be happier. To accommodate the Karitek we did have to get Travelworld to extend the Hyper roof rails to get the load in the right place on the roof.
 

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Wully

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We collect our new to us 524 tomorrow.... it has nothing on the roof apart from the vents and a soon to be sold manual satellite system (and telly)
Can anyone advise on a good installer of roof racks in Scotland?
 

Paddywack

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We collect our new to us 524 tomorrow.... it has nothing on the roof apart from the vents and a soon to be sold manual satellite system (and telly)
Can anyone advise on a good installer of roof racks in Scotland?
Is the Hymer water ingress warranty still in play?

If so I would caution against a "good installer" bolting something on. Go back to a Hymer dealer and in exchange for your soul get them to fit roof rails. You can then either go to Karitek or fit crossbars yourself and do the dance of death on the van roof. If you are going down the Karitek route it would be worth speaking to them first as to where the roof rails should be fitted - not at the back as Hymer normally do!

The Hymer rails are fitted by them cutting a 8cm plug out of your roof at each fixing point, sikaflexing a solid mount it and then bolting the rack to these points, the plugs are then covered with a bit of plastic.
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Wully

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Our Hymer is a (mint!) 2004 so well out of warranty - still don’t fancy the rain getting in though!
 

Wully

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Hi im looking for a suitable roof system to carry a 14 ft kayak, my 544 has the side bars, so was wanting crooss members or the J bars to fit, do any hymer folk have any advice please
Mark .

Have a word with Grant at Knowepark on 01506 411 827 - very helpfull

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Thanks im working away from home at the moment but will be back in uk tomorrow so im gonae do something over the weekend as i have a few trips planned
Mark .
 

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Custom is exactly what Karitek do

they are not cheap but a lot cheaper than a strained back and physiotherapist

I am going to order one of these for our Hymer and have used them before on others vehicles I had two Thule longitudinal bars fitted the Karitek cross bars will fit straight in to these.
 
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Wully

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I have a Kari-Tek on my van that I bought second hand. Works OK as long as it’s carefully set up and carefully slid into position. Not sure I’d want it on a Mo-ho though...
It would still need mounting onto some rails fitted to the van.
 

Wully

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Grant at Knowepark sorted me out with a roof rack and ladder. Very happy.

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Wully

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