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Overloaded roof racks

Discussion in 'Information For Newbies' started by muc the truck, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. muc the truck

    muc the truck Well-Known Member

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  2. Blue_haired_man

    Blue_haired_man Well-Known Member

    I'll give them one thing, they are pretty bloody good with strapping down. Hope they learned a lesson
    Cheers
     
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  3. Chris.

    Chris. Member

    I don't know what's worse on FB, the overloaded rack or the usual lynch mob posting the comments.
     
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  4. smitty_r51

    smitty_r51 Well-Known Member

    I still want to know how they lifted the two bikes on the top!!
     
  5. abw

    abw Well-Known Member

    He should have run the tie downs inside...wouldn't have fallen off theno_O
     
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  6. GaryM

    GaryM Well-Known Member

    Call me a cynic if you like but I call shenanigans. I doubt that just slipped off quietly and doesnt look to even have been investigated.
     
  7. Aaron Schubert

    Aaron Schubert Moderator

    Way too many people have overloaded roof racks, but this takes it to another level. I did hear of someone mounting a 270L water tank on an 80 series though, so some people just don't think.

    Aaron
     
  8. ULost2

    ULost2 Well-Known Member

    rof lol :)
    it's amazing the lack of common sense used by so many drivers
     
  9. muc the truck

    muc the truck Well-Known Member

    Just imagine you are the oncoming vehicle and that stuf came off and hit your windscreen or had to go bush to avoid it . They really deserved the flack they have copped . Some stupid people don't learn any other way .
     
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  10. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    The cause looks pretty obvious , at least they tied everything down well :)
    I saw a couple last year on Eastlink in a Subaru with a Rhino Hardcase and Kayak on the roof rack detach at 100kph ?
     
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  11. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Im not on Face Book , and couldn't care less about it mate :)
     
  12. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Chinese rhino knock offs. :)
     
  13. muc the truck

    muc the truck Well-Known Member

    Alice spring cops are pretty busy. But you can see the indentation in the road were the roof racks hit before it landed upside down . I am thinking it broke loose they heard it and it fell off the back before they could stop.
     
  14. Swaggie

    Swaggie Moderator

    No wonder his spare has blown out on the rear of the Patrol...
     
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  15. ULost2

    ULost2 Well-Known Member

    don't forget that loads like that will very likely rule out any insurance payments for vehicle damage or if involved in a crash
    Overloading is not limited to the transport industry and I would think many touring/camping 4bies would be overloaded -- although not as much at this bloke . I also think this overloading will become a focus of the authorities the same way as using rope instead of damn straps has
    stuff on the roof like swags, tents, jerrycans [even empty roof racks and bars] will effect fuel consumption and that effect will depend greatly on speed -- trailers will also effect fuel consumption; more or less than stuff on the roof I don't know, but a trailer would likely be a safer bet.
     
  16. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Most roofs are only rated to carry 150Kg, that's why people should look at aluminum racks.
    Rope, is still legal if you use the right stuff and know how to tie it off.
     
  17. GaryM

    GaryM Well-Known Member

    Surprised it hasnt already. Ive heard of a few side of the road operations with mobile scales and offroaders, but never one I could say was not like a tale of the one that got away.

    Dno is correct, you can still use rated rope.
     
  18. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    This roadside blitz on ball weight was conducted in Orbost 4th and 5th of January, 2017.
    Roof racks will probably get added to these types of roadside events sooner or later, especially
    if the load catches the eye of plod.
    http://rveethereyet.com/a-turning-point-in-towing-safety/
     
  19. Aaron Schubert

    Aaron Schubert Moderator

    Pretty sure most cruisers are only rated to 100kg. GU Patrols might be 150kg? The 200 series had it bumped up to 200kg. I reckon carrying anything over 100kg up there is asking for trouble anyway

    Aaron
     
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  20. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    We were following a 80 series on the road home tonight , had a roof rack with chequer plate box on and a roof top tent on top.
    Add in the 3 or 4" lift and it was swinging like a dick in the wind all over the road .
    I would hate to actually take it on a track as it would tip over .
     

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