Last post on Jul 18, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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#16 of 18 need advice on Forester roof rack
Jan 02, 2009 (10:40 am)
We've never really used the roof rack on our 2005 Forester and now we need to figure out how to secure a big suitcase up there. The two adjustible crossbars are too wide for typical j-hooks that come on tie-down straps. Need to figure out a solution, fast!
#17 of 18 Re: need advice on Forester roof rack [Brae]
Jan 09, 2009 (1:08 pm)
The Outback Sport's rack had 2 little round holes that were perfect for this.
Even my old '98 Forester had these handles at the front and back that worked as tie-downs.
In your case, I would tie a loop on one end, then go around the cross bar and pull the rope through the loop. It's self-tightening - the harder you pull, the tighter it gets.
Maybe some boy scouts here can offer more specific advice? I used bungees, as well, to take up any slack and things shifted.
#18 of 18 Roof Rack-Kayaks
Jul 18, 2009 (2:20 pm)
Put two sit-on-top kayaks(one on top of other) on my cross bars ! Use two rachet type straps,secure tight to each other and cross bars ! Never had a problem ! Two hour round trip going 65 mph.! 08 Forester !