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Date:         Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:34:36 -0600
Reply-To:     Max Wellhouse <dimwittedmoose@CFU.NET>
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From:         Max Wellhouse <dimwittedmoose@CFU.NET>
Subject:      Re: Fwd: Re: Roof top Racks
Comments: To: Harry Hoffman <hhoffman@IP-SOLUTIONS.NET>
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There was a time when Yakima charged the same for the 72" bars as they did the 48" ones... I guess times, they are a changin'......


On 12/20/2012 8:32 AM, Harry Hoffman wrote: > Nice! > > Also, it looks like those are Yakima feet. It might be handy if you can > let us know what model they are so that people can use that info to > search craigslist/ebay. > > I hadn't really considered it before but it seems like that's a huge > plus for yakima. Having the the feet accept round bars would seem to > open up a world of possibility in alternatives. > > Has anyone done a similar hack for the thule? I'd be very interested in > low-cost 72" bars! > > Cheers, > Harry > > > On 12/19/2012 11:51 PM, Dick Wong wrote: >> I will be mostly hauling bicycles, but I thought the 72" bars were also overpriced, so I did this: <> >> >> >> -Dick Wong- >> 78 Scirocco >> Original Owner >> 87 Syncro 2.5 (slightly crispy) >> Third Owner >> 12 Golf TDI >> Original Co-Owner >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of Scott Daniel - Turbovans >> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:12 PM >> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM >> Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Roof top Racks >> >> right .. >> that waswhat was an expensive part for my Yakima rack. .. >> gutter brackets to attach to the Westy top ..I think 4 of them were70bucks with attaching screws. >> >> a weight-holding rack on a westy poptop ..that's a whole discussion in itself as there's more than one way to do it. >> >> >> On 12/19/2012 3:29 PM, Harry Hoffman wrote: >>> forwarding to the list as I thought I hit reply-all but it seems I didn't. >>> >>> >>> -------- Original Message -------- >>> Subject: Re: Roof top Racks >>> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:15:03 -0500 >>> From: Harry Hoffman <> >>> To: paul gordon <paul_gordon@SYMPATICO.CA> >>> >>> If you are going to go with Thule kit you'll need to install a set of >>> fake gutters on the pop top for the feet to hold onto. >>> The feet you want are the 387, not the 300. They are the longer feet, >>> you need them to clear the pop top. >>> Yakima has a similar kit but I don't know the specifics. >>> Check craigslist/eBay! You can get the whole thing for around $140 >>> (top end). >>> 72" bars are the way to go but they are hard to find. I think 48" is >>> the bare minimum but I can double check if you need. >>> >>> Cheers, >>> Harry >>> >> ----- >> No virus found in this message. >> Checked by AVG - >> Version: 2013.0.2805 / Virus Database: 2637/5972 - Release Date: 12/19/12 >>

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