Dumb Question: Fence Panels on Roof Rack

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  1. S33k3r

    S33k3r Full Access Member

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    Has anyone carried fence panels on top of their Suburban/Yukon XL? I'm looking into picking up 2x 6x 10 and 2x 6x6 foot panels, and wonder if I can transport them via the luggage rack.

    Anyone have experience with this?

    Thanks for any insight.
     
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    You would be better off in the long run to borrow or rent a truck for this project.
    Damage to the roof is a definite possibility. And she won't let you ever forget it.
     
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    Pretty much anything you can tie down up there you can haul. Tying it down right is the key. Don’t want it flying off and killing somebody in a car behind you.
     
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    iamdub I feel ya, Mr. Cash. I feel ya.

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    Dimensionally, they'd fit. Is it ornamental iron, aluminum or wood? 32 feet of 6' iron or wooden fencing is a lot of weight to be on the roof. Even if it supports it, your car will be dangerously top heavy. I wouldn't do it.
     
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    Would they deliver? If not and this is your only option make 2 trips or at least put something soft on the rails under the fencing and tie down correctly
     
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    It's chain link. I'd obviously prefer to not damage my vehicle, but safely moving stuff is my main concern. And, no -- neither delivery nor multiple trips is an option.

    Thanks for your insights.
     
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    That’s probably the lightest weight so put some movers blankets and other soft stuff strap it well and stop to check it after a few miles.
     
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