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Old 04-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #15
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I think I would definately pass on puching any holes in the roof. As mentioned carry it in the toad but be careful of your weight limits.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:32 PM   #16
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@ scenic route----I agree with putting the chairs in the Jeep. Brian is not that crazy about lugging them around with us everywhere we go, so we were trying to find an alternate place to store them. Not sure if the ones that mount on the ladder would be sturdy enough. As far as the weber grill goes....we were RV suckers and our first trip was to Camping World where we spent way too much on similar products. Thank you for your advice.

@ Sarah---I will mention that to Brian, but having a soft top may present a whole new set of problems. If this gets too expensive...strato loungers may have to stay home....3 beach towels will take up much less space. Thanks for your response.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #17
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Installing a roof mounted cargo carrier is not the best option but can be done. You would want to line up with the rafters so the weight is carried by that and use dicor lap sealant to seal the mounting locations. If you do not line up with the rafters the weight would be carried by the thin luan that is under the rubber roof.

The better choice would be a hitch mount cargo carrier. I would suggest a rack system like this one Hitch Cargo Carrier - 500 lb. Capacity. Besides harbor freight a search on ebay will turn up many choices. Then combine that with a lockable plastic foot locker from Walmart Rubbermaid 1192 Action Packer ? Walmart.com. I think that would give some flexibly to meet your current need plus future needs.

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@ scenic route----I agree with putting the chairs in the Jeep. Brian is not that crazy about lugging them around with us everywhere we go, so we were trying to find an alternate place to store them.
I was thinking in terms of 'only when traveling'. We leave our chairs out at the CG when we are gone for the day. In all manor of CGs from Miami to Fairbanks, AK., we have never had any problems with theft...RV'ers are a honest group. Not say'n it can't happen though... Bob
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@ mikelcan---not sure, but I may have talked Brian into storing them in the Jeep while traveling as scenic route suggested. We are going to see how easily they fit when we get off work today. Thanks for the great ideas.

@ scenic route---Most likely will heed your advice----sounds good. Thank you
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@ Steve n Sal--I think the decision is made to carry in toad. Thank you for your response.
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Why not just get a storage box built to hang off the back bumper of the MH? These can be fabricated from Aluminium and hold everything you need to bring. I think Kim is related to Denise; she thinks we should bring everything every trip.

The MH trailer hitch can be properly extended to haul your toad and still meet safety requirements. A friend has a full with box on his unit and the vehicle lights are mounted right to the door so that there is nothing impeding his vehicle lights from the rear.

How many times have you come up on an RV with so much stuff hanging off the back you can't see their taillights? People do foolish things while they travel.
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@ Possum---I like your idea. I mentioned the same to Brian. We will probably ultimately do something like that. I bet you, when you ask Denise if she has some odd, obsure item you need, she is able to produce it. For you see, most women are somewhat McGyver like. We are expected to produce a paper clip that can double as a slim jim. On a serious note, we will take a closer look this evening when we have our RV at home. So many projects, so little time.
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@ TXiceman, hooverbill, stepside454 and ED-sommers---we have decided not to put any holes in the roof. Securing the cargo box would have been tricky and perhaps a bit of a hassle. It seems as the most logical idea is to carry them in the Wrangler when we are driving. We did look up hitch mount cargo carriers as Ed-sommers suggested but didn't find anything that fit our needs. At some point we will probably construct an aluminum box and secure to bumper of RV. Who knows, after this big trip, since it will just be Brian and I....maybe the basement storage will be sufficient. Thank you to everyone who responded to our query.
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