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GarryW



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With regards to the original post "windboard"? Really?
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spanker_jeep



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry meant pole-board.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah...


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spanker_jeep



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy shit, dogg! Looks like SD. Definitely somewhere in CA. Right out of Point Break the movie.
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spanker_jeep



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LoveSplittingLanes wrote:
Similar happened to me a few years ago. Yakima bars were clamped on the black part #5 on your diagram. This part is not bolted to the roof, just a clamp/cover... The cover detached itself and my SUP + a Starboard went flying off in my rear view mirror Shocked ... No one got hurt and lucky the entire kit fell on the side of the road with minimal impact to the boards... Lesson learned : ensure your bars are not clamped all the way forward on the factory rails but slightly behind the pretty looking aerodynamic clamp... I won't even comment on the quality of these factory cross bars : cheap!



Someone at work has a Sienna. I took a look at the side rails and yes, I see what you mean. It appears as a monolithic block. A tap with a car key reveals it's nothing more than a plastic cover.
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carl



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, that is crazy!
Back before I decided it was much better to put everything inside a minivan,
I had a Chevy Blazer and was discusted how cheep the factory racks were.
They were cheep aluminum and just held on to the body by small sheet metal screws. The rails were attached by 2 rivets! I didn't trust those factory racks at all so I Bought a Yakama front rack that attaches to the door lip instead, a much more solid rack connection.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GarryW wrote:
With regards to the original post "windboard"? Really?


I missed that, I will refresh my speed read lessons.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:48 pm    Post subject: 2014 Car maybe you have a case for a law suit. Reply with quote

2014 Car maybe you have a case for a law suit.
Or maybe there is already one out there.
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spanker_jeep



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had someone been injured or killed I may not have had a choice. As it is now there is no car.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 2014 Car maybe you have a case for a law suit. Reply with quote

ctuna wrote:
2014 Car maybe you have a case for a law suit.
Or maybe there is already one out there.

Doesn't matter if it was a 1985 beater; the board owner is still liable for anything, including repairs, inconvenience, injuries, soiled shorts, even punitive award if the board owner was negligent, etc. You don't secure your gear, whether it's a flatbed semi loaded with railroad ties or a big leaf flying out of your pickup truck bed to obscure somebody's view, you pay the consequences.
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