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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 08:08 PM
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I have the racks for the top of my car, but after 7+ years of using the same (Thule) rack on all of my cars, I've since switched over to just folding the rear seat and throwing them in the trunk for a couple of reason that otherss have mentioned but I'll echo/summarize:
  1. MPG on the highway suffers with the roof racks
  2. Protect your boards from salt, dirt, water, general road grime
  3. It's easy to buy a cheap ($20-$30) unpadded bag to protect your car from your board
  4. One less thing to do when getting ready to hit the road and shred
  5. Don't advertise to other drivers and LEO that you're some "punk" snowboarder
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just get a tarp and put it in the trunk and the backs of the seats when you fold them down, or buy a board bag..

a roof rack is nice but by no means neccessary..

definitely enough room too as i have a mk4 jetta and fit them (multiple boards) fine
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just get a tarp and put it in the trunk and the backs of the seats when you fold them down, or buy a board bag..

a roof rack is nice but by no means neccessary..

definitely enough room too as i have a mk4 jetta and fit them (multiple boards) fine
Only thing with a jetta is you have to angle them and/or scoot the seat a little if you want to put them thru the 40(drivers side).
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Yeah, I think everyone has convinced me to just go with the trunk. I already have a board bag too so I should be good to go.

Thanks for the advice everyone!
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My problem is fitting five people with gear. Can't do it with the gear inside. Not too worried about road grime since the gear is 6+ feet off the ground.

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Only thing with a jetta is you have to angle them and/or scoot the seat a little if you want to put them thru the 40(drivers side).
I dont .. what size board do you ride?
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I dont .. what size board do you ride?
I've had my board (a 156) in my car on the 40 side as well and didn't have a problem. Maybe you sit a lot further back than me. I'm only 5'8".

Another problem I run into is having subwoofers and an amp in the trunk. It all fits but it takes some maneuvering (not to mention making sure water doesn't touch any of the electronics).
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Only thing with a jetta is you have to angle them and/or scoot the seat a little if you want to put them thru the 40(drivers side).
YOu should try the MK4 Golf.... when I had one... it went up on the roof.
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Buy a roof rack and a box. Less drag and you can protect the boards in case you are worried about the elements.
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