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moduroof rack
#1
hi
i have a moduroof with bars fitted across.
how much weight can these take?
i want to carry kayaks, a frenzy(small) and a tobago(big).
i dont want to pull the roof out if i stop fast!!
would i be better of with the bars fitted to the actual roof?
thanks
lee
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#2
Maxium weight for any load bearing on the rubbing strips is 35kg. With the Modutop bars mounted transversely you can load them to 70kg. However, bear in mind that this is for downward forces only, not any load applied sideways (cornering), forward (braking) or upward (wind resistance when driving) or any of these if affected by crosswinds etc.

Personally, I would get seperate bars that mount to the fixings on the bodywork.
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#3
thanks coco

only really any good for the mtb then and not the kayaks
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#4
Hi there slightlee! I wouldnt put any significant load on the Modutop
as it's merely an insert and is secured by a being glued into a rubber sealing strip like old car windscreens were!:eek:
If that roof seal starts to leak you are looking at a large job to 100% re-seal it.
I don't even take mine through an automatic car wash!:thumbsup:
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#5
right, lets settled then,nothing going on those roof bars and try to look out for some for the summer. thanks jeffers.
hi again
can someone take a look at these and tell me if they will fit mine?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-Berlin...9450251898

it says for 2008 onwards but i just want to check.
if they do fit my 53 plate and you buy them i will send the heavies around:-)
if they do fit i`m hoping they will stay at 99p!!

ever hopeful
lee
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#6
I would agree with the others here, and not use the integrated modutop bars at all, but instead go for a two or three bar set-up that attaches to the body mounting points.

If the eBay ad is talking about "2008 onwards" than they are likely to be for a mk3 Berlingo and so will not fit yours.
2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


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#7
Hi mate. I carry my kayak (Winner Purity) and my mates kayak (Winner Velocity) on my roof racks fitted to my Berlingo van and have not had any major issues...... I must admit though that I don't travel far with them both on top, just to the beach and back.......

Just had a look at the weight of the two kayaks and mine is 20kg and my mates is 25kg and I think the maximum advised weight for roof racks is around 30 - 35kg

Also I use 3 roof racks instead of two and tend to use my ladder-stays to keep them securely fastened to the bars.

I hope I'm not waffling on too much mate! :eek: To sum up I would suggest that you don't risk taking them both on long journeys but just down the road should be ok!!!!!....... Also make sure that when they're on top they're fastened down well because your bars are likely to come loose if wind gets under the yaks and makes them 'whap around.

Hope this helps dude, happy paddling mate Smile

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#8
Hi Lloydyboy the Modutop bars are entirely different to those on a van which are mounted direct to the body.
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#9
Hi Ol'Jeffers! Call me thick if you like mate but are the Modutop bars the ones that are factory fitted, the ones that run the length of the vehicle from front to back?.... If so I aint got a clue how you'd secure any load to them safely, let alone two kayaks!!!
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(10-01-2012, 11:18 PM)LloydyBoy Wrote:  Hi Ol'Jeffers! Call me thick if you like mate but are the Modutop bars the ones that are factory fitted, the ones that run the length of the vehicle from front to back?.... If so I aint got a clue how you'd secure any load to them safely, let alone two kayaks!!!

Hi
The Modutop bars can be turned easily to cross the roof.
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