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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 11:27 PM
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I think you owe your friend a new board. lol.
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Sorry to hear about this and glad no one was behind you this could have been A LOT worse as this comes crashing into a cars windshield.....

I always inspect my rack every so often. The rubber feet compress over time and the hooks may need tightening.

Also I have had a board slide back on me to the point it nearly slid out of the rack. Usually happens when my board is solo or just 2 boards. I try to keep a binding to the front of the rack to stop this and place them upside down as well.

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Wow, crazy. I didn't think such a thing would be possible unless a part of the rack actually broke. I hope it didn't bang up your car as it was flying off; that would have been even more expensive. Anyway, I agree with the others that you owe your friend a new board.
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That totally sucks. I drive a blazer and put my boards on the roof and I am always checking on them through the sunroof.
having a sunroof to be able to check on them through would be awesome. That is a new criteria I will look for in my next car haha
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Does the B7 A4 audi not have pin points for the rack? I can't remember if my B7 had it but my B8 has points for the thule rack to "grab" into and I think it definitely helps keep it secure.

My guess is the distance between the towers was too wide, I had that happen the first time I put mine on and it definitely felt loose at a stop. At 65 I can see how if one side moved a little it would throw the whole thing off...

I think this is universal style rack where you buy the correct "mount feet" and they latch onto the car as opposed to the oem votex racks that lock into the pegs like you described.
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I had a rack pop open and almost lost a new ski...saw it happen through the sunroof and managed to stop before it went flying.

Years ago had a canoe blow off...it was one of those coleman red plastic ram-x things. Just stopped, drugged out of the ditch and tied it on better


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Years ago had a canoe blow off...it was one of those coleman red plastic ram-x things. Just stopped, drugged out of the ditch and tied it on better
My boyfriend had that happen with a friend's canoe last summer. Big old plastic thing that cost them $75 thirty years ago. Somehow chewed through a strap and flew off on the highway. Put a crack in the bow, but we patched it up with Splash Zone epoxy and it holds water just fine. They don't use it anymore anyways, so they let us have it in exchange for us supplying pallets for the big New Year's bonfire, which we do regardless. Not a bad deal.
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Sorry to hear about that. It sucks, when it falls on you.

My friend would always joke around with me, about my board flying off. Well, Im gonna tell him, STFU!! Because your board is on there to. And, Im not gonna take the blame, if it happens to go flying like a kite
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I think this is universal style rack where you buy the correct "mount feet" and they latch onto the car as opposed to the oem votex racks that lock into the pegs like you described.
That appears to be a Thule load bar setup. When you purchase the clips that fit the base towers to your car they have the proper pins on them to go into the holes on the vehicle. It's the whole point of different clips for different cars.
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That appears to be a Thule load bar setup. When you purchase the clips that fit the base towers to your car they have the proper pins on them to go into the holes on the vehicle. It's the whole point of different clips for different cars.
...and once those pins are seated within the door frame and the doors are shut I don't see how the rack could come off short of something breaking or separating from having been incorrectly assembled in the first place.
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