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|11-03-2012 01:23 PM|
Originally Posted by slyder View Post
I'm thinking this may sucketh a bit to mucheth.
Maybe I need a roof rack or at least a closed cargo box for the hitch? Hmmm...
|11-03-2012 12:29 PM|
|XR4Ti||I thought about making/buying a hitch rack since a have a big one for the bikes but yeah, they would get so dirty and we're not talking water and a bit of dirt. More like road sand and salt and little rocks and making everything a big mess. I have an Expedition so I can carry 5 plus all the stuff in the back anyways, but if you can, I would suggest a cargo box (or maybe those big rolls of plastic wrap and just wrap it up beforehand but it won't stop stone chips).|
|11-03-2012 12:18 PM|
|slyder||I agree but it will wash right off after the 1st few runs. I think the road junk would be minimal and only on days it's snowing.|
|11-03-2012 12:03 PM|
Originally Posted by 61ragtop View Post
|11-02-2012 11:55 PM|
|61ragtop||I wanted to get a hitch mount board rack and was talked out of it at the rack store. his point? Have you ever seen how dirty the rear of your vehicle is after driving in the rain let alone up a mountain? Thats what your board will look like when you get to the hill and home again. Just a thought.......|
|11-02-2012 12:51 PM|
Originally Posted by OldDog View Post
I'll be investing in some Ricochet armor plating for the under body(stock skid plates are a joke) so we can head down to Moab on weekends for a little off roading and camping.
Also would love a new tubular steel real offroad front bumper with a hitch mount so I can have the option of throwing a winch in the for easy front\rear mounting when the situation requires.
I'm assuming you already know about to FJ forum
Toyota FJ Cruiser Community - Active Topics
Super active and very helpful
|11-02-2012 12:34 PM|
I would just go with the Yakima aftermarket roof rack, but then I would need another rack accessory for snowboards, and then another rack for bikes. No way am I wrestling my mtb on to the roof of my FJ.
That said, the stock rack is ok but you still have to add another rack on top of it to actually hold anything. Get's really tall in a hurry and still doesn't accomodate bikes. That, and I don't like the looks of the stock baja rack.
So, I got the off-road package with suspension and locking rear diff but I skipped the rack and rock bars.
In any event, Yakima and Thule both make nice bike racks with an additional attachment for snowboards. They are just a little expensive. Although cheaper than a roof rack and attachement just for boards. Probably going to go with something like this:
Originally Posted by hikeswithdogs View Post
|11-02-2012 09:10 AM|
Originally Posted by OldDog View Post
Funny we love our rack works great for hauling canoes\kayaks and our giant Thule box fits great up there.
Wouldn't mind having a hitch mounted basket type thing for hauling random extra shit though and for our yearly migration to Utah and back, I'v seen them for a couple hundred bucks.
What about something like this?
Curt mfg., Hitch mounted, folding cargo carrier - By Curt Mfg
500lb weight capacity should be plenty
|11-01-2012 10:59 PM|
I thought the suspension thing was the issue. If I had the money I would buy the kind of rack where you place the bicycles in like this:
OOOOOOOO, nice. I doubt there is an adapter for snowboards.
My cheap crappy rack did hold up for a 2,000 mile trip and I owned it for 2 years. I remove it most of the time and store it in my closet. Another issue with this type of rack is blind dumbasses backing into them in parking lots. This happened to mine and now it has a sketchy tilt.
A roof rack would be difficult for me.
|11-01-2012 10:38 PM|
Originally Posted by RockyMTNsteeze View Post
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