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Unread 07-15-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Long roof rack for 2007 WK

Hey folks,

I just picked up a 2007 WK. I'd like to carry about 15 (fifteen) 10' long 1 inch pipes on top.

(this is for shade structure for Burning Man)

I've been searching for a long cargo rack but can't find for anything newer than 2006 - probably due to the factory rails not going past the sunroof.

Any suggestions on getting a longer rack - or another solution for carrying 10' long pipes on the roof?

I want some kind of support to be well past mid point of the pipe, so I need a rack at least 72'' long. I could make an extension of a shorter rack, but it would be nice if it actually attached to the roof at that point.

Really appreciate any help.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Gobi, or make your own, look at Valpacer's build thread
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Unread 07-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #3
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If you can afford a Gobi rack then I'd go that route if you will put it to use. If you just want a roof rack to move this then I wouldn't go with a Gobi. Just my .02
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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Put a ladder on the rack. Put the pipes on the ladder?
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Unread 07-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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The gobi looks perfect, but might lead to a divorce.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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The gobi looks perfect, but might lead to a divorce.
wow... Appearently you have NO IDEA what the burning man is in Cali?

for the original poster... GOBI makes the best full size rack I've seen, you may just want to rent a u-haul trailer for the week.. figure what $75 ?



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Unread 07-15-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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another thought ... just duct tape them together... and run a front and back line like you would a canoe. That will probably work?

this is a burning man pic...

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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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I've been going since '94. A trailer would be more practical, where's the fun in that?

A trailer will cost more like $500. I need it for two weeks. I may still get a trailer in addition to the rack. I'm replacing box truck.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:22 PM   #9
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TangoTango- duct tape sucks on the playa. It's dries out and becomes brittle and flakes off everywhere. As well as gums up everything.

I'll secure it all with line. Bundled as one unit and then secured to the rack.

The issue with a smaller rack is that the center of the poles will extend over open air, so they would bounce and smash my sunroof in.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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Me at burning man.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #11
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you fab up a yoke to straddle the rails at the front edge of the roof rack. The yoke lifts and centers your bundle of poles. The tail end of the bundle hangs off the back but it can't dip very low in transit so you'll need to take that in account when rigging up the yoke.

Be sure to place a red reflector triangle at the end of the poles - maybe even a working brake light.

this is how I used to transport my 30' sailboat mast - on it's trailer, not my car - but it's the same principle.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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How does the Yakima compare?

http://www.etrailer.com/Roof-Cargo-C...FUhgMgodBG4Axg

I'd love to go with the best, but this is a third the price.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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Maybe cut out a piece of 1" plywood, and set them on that, all bunddled together?

but personally I would go for the u-haul trailer, at $15 a day. especially for a 1 off thing.

plus aren't you going to be take a bike out there and stuff?


I know the guys with the fire engine flame thrower....


I know it's a total art thing, but I've never seen so many hot chicks riding around naked on bikes as that place! it was like WOW!

way out in the middle of the desert.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #14
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each little speck is a jeep or an rv out in the desert there...

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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #15
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Going to take out two bikes on a hitch as well a 15 or so bins.

I hear you on the trailer - but it's not a one time thing. I go every year, plus other trips.

Made a deal with the wife - if I can sell one of my lenses we can spring for the gobi - otherwise it's the Yakima.
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