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Old 06-19-2017, 07:12 AM   #31
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^^^ that van is sofa king badass!
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:55 AM   #32
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, left yesterday eve. got as far as as a Wally World truck lot at the Nebraska border
That's funny Rick, I pulled over for a nap in that same lot the other day on the way home. I think it was the last cool spot headed east before we had to kick on the AC.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:39 AM   #33
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I saw REF's van in Boulder recently. It is friggen huge! i would be afraid to go under bridges with that thing. super bad ass.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:01 AM   #34
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I saw REF's van in Boulder recently. It is friggen huge! i would be afraid to go under bridges with that thing. super bad ass.


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Old 08-10-2020, 05:29 PM   #35
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Anyone found a good roof rack for the CCV top? Aluminess said no and I'd prefer not to go the custom fab route.
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Old 08-10-2020, 07:18 PM   #36
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Rack?...or platform. Three cross bars. Works great!
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:19 PM   #37
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Anyone found a good roof rack for the CCV top? Aluminess said no and I'd prefer not to go the custom fab route.
Lots of ideas... what do you want to put on it/use it for?

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Lots of ideas... what do you want to put on it/use it for?

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Most likely 2 solar panels and the rest for storage
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I got my idea from Otter & it's worked out great so far. Thanks to his method of attachment, I was able to use my existing Yakima round bars and saved myself a bit of $. I also like that I can move things around quite easily in order to accommodate my ever growing list of things to put on the roof. I'm quickly running out of space, which is good & bad...
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Most likely 2 solar panels and the rest for storage
The really nice thing about putting Unistrut rails on a CCV top is that you don’t have to have a weight-burdening rack up there. The Unistrut allows for virtually infinite attachment designs (within the space limits, of course). The Unistrut idea is perfect for solar panels: cheap connections while maintaining a low profile.

In my case, I also wanted an area for “stuff”, so I put a Yakima basket up there. You can find all kinds of sizes and shapes to fit that need and move them around at will.



Of course, if you want a full or partial platform for looks and/or function, I’d look at one of the many available 4x4 platforms like Rhino rack, etc. You might have to invent a way to attach them to the Unistrut, but it wouldn’t be hard.

Another plus for the strut... you can change your mind whenever you want without worrying about having dumped a crazy ton of money into something permanent like an Aluminess rack that you might discover later doesn’t meet your needs.
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