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  1. #26
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    Remember to install your box backwards in order to reduce aerodynamic drag!
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Holy shit, did you just have to take an electric hacksaw to everything to take it off? I left mine on for three, and that was a mess. The bolts and wing nuts whatever really should be loosened and greased once a year.
    It's the wind chill effect. Affect. Aeffect?
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Holy shit, did you just have to take an electric hacksaw to everything to take it off? I left mine on for three, and that was a mess. The bolts and wing nuts whatever really should be loosened and greased once a year.
    I used to put anti-sieze compound on the threads of the thule rack every year, I missed a year or 2 and the rack became permanent until somebody stole the car and ripped the racks off

    the golf had lousy clearance for the narth so now i drive PU's with a canopy
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    Jong Rooftop Box Question

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    It's the wind chill effect. Affect. Aeffect?
    I dunno but itís definitely going to be impacted. Is he affected by the windchill effect IN or ON Teton pass while his wife is snow blowing Montana boys instead of paper grading his half assed offshore drilling contracts


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    Last edited by SoVT Joey; 10-17-2020 at 02:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoVT Joey View Post
    I dunno but itís definitely going to be impacted. Is he affected by the windchill effect IN or ON Teton pass while his wife is snow blowing Montana boys instead of paper grading his half assed offshore drilling contracts


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    PM Rontele about the plane taking off in upstate New York.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    I attach mine every year with the biggest zipties you can get at the hardware store....way better than dealing with the corroded hardware.

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    Just use giant suction cups. What could go wrong?

    https://www.seasucker.com/collection...s-2020-edition
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Just use giant suction cups. What could go wrong?

    https://www.seasucker.com/collection...s-2020-edition
    Umm....TGR is more pro-magnet


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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Wow rocketbox management is serious business.
    Crickey.

    You canít really master roof box management until youíve mastered cooler management. Duh.

    Unless Thule starts making rotomolded coolers, or Yeti starts making roof boxes.

    I just blew my own mind.


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    A Yeti roof box would weigh 250# empty and cost $1000. And people would buy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I attach mine every year with the biggest zipties you can get at the hardware store....way better than dealing with the corroded hardware.
    a paddle bro would just put the bars in those 2 crosswise slots and throw a thule cam strap over/under the box which worked fine

    the box hard ware is not the problem cuz the nuts are inside the box out of the weather but if you leave a rack up there in shitty weather we get up here without maintaining the attachment hardware it will become a permanent part of the car
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    Jong Rooftop Box Question

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    A Yeti roof box would weigh 250# empty and cost $1000. And people would buy them.
    why when you can find a used packasport for $3-400? itís already out there and iím loving mine (retail a cool $1900 holy shit)

    edit: and itís only 90#

    ďChoose a custom color for $475 moreĒ

    my last plug is that i was on the phone with the owner of packasport talking parts, and he legitimately told me Ďi have customers tell me they get better gas mileage with the packasport on, these things are that aerodynamicí.

    canít beat it

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    wtf is a packasport
    single? always know what to say with Keys
    www.thekeysapp.com

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    You can find a used packasport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margotron View Post
    wtf is a packasport
    Jong!


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    Quote Originally Posted by optics View Post
    You can find a used packasport?
    i had the luxury of shopping the used Bellevue WA market for a few years, itís a beautiful thing


    https://www.packasport.com/products/journeyer-system-90

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    A Yeti roof box would weigh 250# empty and cost $1000. And people would buy them.
    And they would have little sections to warm up your skins and keep your beer cold of course, in a colorway that reflects the restless spirit inside you and of the entire west: Sagebrush. Takes a lot of grit to manage one of these roofboxes, but the reward is worth the trouble. Only true adventures need apply.

    (They would be way more than $1000 though. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    And they would have little sections to warm up your skins and keep your beer cold of course, in a colorway that reflects the restless spirit inside you and of the entire west: Sagebrush. Takes a lot of grit to manage one of these roofboxes, but the reward is worth the trouble. Only true adventures need apply.

    (They would be way more than $1000 though. )
    They'd be the McDLT of roof boxes, keeping the hot side hot and the cold side cold.

    And de rigeur for all overlanding car campers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by margotron View Post
    wtf is a packasport
    The Yeti of roof boxes.


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    I got a packasport off craigslist for $125 last year... super score.
    life ain't guaranteed, love your people while you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    I got a packasport off craigslist for $125 last year... super score.
    My old boss had one in his storage unit and asked me if I wanted it. Got it for free and my wife was happy it was white to match the car. Bulletproof and way better than the Thule I had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    My old boss had one in his storage unit and asked me if I wanted it. Got it for free and my wife was happy it was white to match the car. Bulletproof and way better than the Thule I had before.
    Fuckin better be for 3 times the price.

    Yes. Skins on at home if possible. They can be a bitch (because I'm a jong with skins). One of my favorite things about the box is being able to just leave the skis in there. I don't have problems with rust and I wouldn't call it terribly dry here.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    I apply skins at home. I hang them out to dry every night. So instead of folding them up, I just put them on.

    I always boot up at home too.

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    Those packasport boxes look like some of the biggest pieces of shit Iíve ever seen. 80 fucking pounds for a low pro? 475 to spray a custom color. My cap for my truck was 2300 with a color match for free if I wanted it. 2100 for a roof box color matched. Hahahaha They are smoking some of that wicked shitty Oregon weed apparently. Iíll buy 5 Yakimaís that I just bought for the price of one of those.


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    It isn't the bickering, infighting, backstabbing, or political asshattery that turned this place into a soulless cesspool, it's threads like this and the people who start them.
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