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Post by andyandsandy on Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:10 pm

hello to all
this is my first post so go easy on me ... we are the happy owners of a 1993 Talbot express "symphony" which we bought in June this year,all great so far, I am a keen surfer and would like to fit a roof bar system to take my surfboards, so I am wondering if anyone out there knows of a system that would fit preferably on the roof or a side mount version ,also does anyone know if it is possible to stand on the roof (I am 14 stone) to enable access to stow my boards on /off the roof.
heres hoping someone can help
thanks  Andy scratch head
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Re: roof bars

Post by Peter Brown on Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:26 am

The guidance for newer vans is a max of 75kg spread load but I've no idea what your max would be.

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Re: roof bars

Post by Gromit on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:23 am

How long are surf boards?

Longer than the van is wide I guess, but if not they could be stored across the rear, strapped to the bike rack if you have one. Possibly on a diagonal if they are not much longer than the van is wide??

Just a thought.

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Post by andyandsandy on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:31 pm

thanks pete and grommit for your reply I may have to ring autosleeper pete to get clarity;my boards are 9ft 2" and 9ft 8" grommit so they will have to be mounted on top or side of roof,but your idea would work for shorter boards
thanks anyway andy
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Post by Doris on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:56 pm

Have a look at www.talbotoc.com I think that putting canoes on the roof was discussed on there. It is similar forum to this but for Talbot Express based motorhomes and just as helpful and friendly.
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Post by andyandsandy on Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:10 pm

thank you Doris;i will look at talbotoc
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