Today I got out my new surf racks. We no longer have a van and if the family is going and I wanna surf I have to figure out something. They vibrated like crazy. Is this a common issue? I live an hour and a half from the beach and drive 70 mph most of the way. Is there anything I can do to make this better? Normally I just fold down the seats and put the boards inside so I haven't had to worry about it. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Thread: New surf racks
New surf racks
Apr 29, 2014, 12:20 AM #2
your post is special .....this is why people think surfers are dumb or 24 bong hits straight up retarded
k so here we go:
1. wtf are you attaching your racks to?
2. board inside>board outside
3. if family ...... then boards outside is necessary .... what's the new car/truck/ride etc
4. viva tejas
(Bong sound) Toyota highlander. There is a luggage rack on the top, About the same height as the pads on the rack. Love the name btw
Apr 29, 2014, 12:55 AM #4
you put surf racks on a ride that already had luggage racks?
Apr 29, 2014, 12:58 AM #5
At high speeds the tie downs will begin to vibrate due to the air streaming across them...sounds like ur issue...
Metard, so nice to get to know you. I had about 30 minutes to decide how I was taking my board, plus the wife, our three kids, and the regular beach stuff. So I went in the garage and got my unopened (not really new) surf racks and threw them on top. The luggage rack on top doesn't really have any straps and I am sure I coulda hooked up some bungee cords and duct tape (I am a Texan after all) but that didnt seem so smart. I really wanted to surf and not loose my board on the highway. They rattled like crazy. Like really bad. I would check it and it was still tight. So thats the story. I wasn't very popular with the family.
Apr 29, 2014, 04:42 AM #7
If you twist the straps a few time your problem should be solved
Apr 29, 2014, 06:18 AM #8Member
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if you mean those soft surf racks that strap to the roof and through the inside of the car then PAPERPLATE is correct. i found that it is best to place the racks right in the middle of your roof and twist the straps 2 times before they go under and through. since i have a longboard on top i try to have the pads as far apart as possible.
Apr 29, 2014, 06:23 AM #9
I figured you would appreciate the situation.