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Old 04-25-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Roof Racks

What would be a good way of attaching a roof rack to a bus? I am planning to build one that maybe five feet wide and eight feet long. I was thinking about bolting it to the roof. Is there a better way and should i just use self taping screws to secure it or should I just weld it to the roof?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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Re: Roof Racks

Gearhead94. You have come to the right forum to ask your question. Literally scores of folks have designed, built and photographed their roof rack builds here on Skoolie. Take a rainy afternoon and do a little research on this forum--by the time you finish reading you will have come up with your own "best" way to build a roof rack and will be posting build pics for us all to see! Good luck
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Re: Roof Racks

I've never installed a roof rack so take this for what it's worth, but if I had the option to weld the thing I'd go that route. No bolts or screws to come loose, no roof leaks, no rust under the brackets.

If I wasn't welding it I'd be a lot more comfortable with bolts and nylock nuts rather than screws, especially if you're going to be storing heavy stuff up there.
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