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Old 04-16-2020, 05:27 PM   #1
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Mounting a yakima rocketbox on manual penthouse

I have a manual penthouse, preparing for total self-sustained camping with all the COVID closures. Need some extra space, so I want to put my yakima rocketbox on top. I have rails etc already installed. Question - should I be concerned about centering the rocketbox? front to back, side to side...estimated weight <100lbs.
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Old 04-16-2020, 07:09 PM   #2
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I have a manual penthouse, preparing for total self-sustained camping with all the COVID closures. Need some extra space, so I want to put my yakima rocketbox on top. I have rails etc already installed. Question - should I be concerned about centering the rocketbox? front to back, side to side...estimated weight <100lbs.

I would center it and have it open to the middle. If it's on tracks it will be easy to adjust fore and aft for lifting the penthouse. Unless you are a giraffe it's impossible to get stuff out of a box while standing on rails or nerf bars. So, your going to have to go up the ladder!
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Definitely close to center. It affects how the top lowers if it’s too far off.
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Old 04-16-2020, 10:44 PM   #4
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Definitely close to center. It affects how the top lowers if itís too far off.

That's true. I guess when I ran a box I had to largely empty it if there was stuff in there just to raise the roof. So I mainly used it for chairs, etc. Things I'd need for camp.
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Thanks all - that's what I thought, not much room up top to stand around it and empty if it is in the center so I might abandon that addition.
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