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Old 03-11-2013   #11
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Originally Posted by BilloutWest View Post
The trick is to make your roof rack also your raft/cat frame.
Save gas dollars on the shuttle.
Ha hah! Wait until I put the new cat on TOP of the car. At that point, who cares about mileage!

Leif's rack is awfully amazing, especially the attached awning, ready to pull out at a moment's notice. Sweet.

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Old 03-11-2013   #12
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Originally Posted by Avatard View Post
Yeah but he's got much nicer rims
Sadly he wouldn't let me grab those wheels from him when that truck was traded in last week. I've switched out anyway since that photo.

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Old 03-11-2013   #13
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A buddy of mine and I tested this some years ago. He had an Isuzu Rodeo with a Thule rack on top. Removing just the bars resulted in a repeatable increase in mileage of just under 10%. Pretty amazing that just the bars make that much difference.

Makes me think of the mythbusters episodes on fuel efficiency: Driving With Tailgate Up Is Fuel Efficient : Discovery Channel
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Old 05-28-2013   #14
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Picked up a really nice KargoMaster Rack for $175 today so stoked.
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Old 05-28-2013   #15
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Originally Posted by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster View Post
Picked up a really nice KargoMaster Rack for $175 today so stoked.
Got a canopy. Took my kargo master off my truck. Shitty with. Shitty without. Now I wanna get it out of my garage, if anyone around Portland is interested, it fits a full sized shortbed pickup

Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.
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