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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

 

I have a company car that is a Traverse but it doesnt come with the luggage racks on top of the car.  I can buy them separately but I get a different new car about every year and lately its been a traverse but it can charge any year or chevy could redesign the Traverse and Id have to get new one.   I looked into this and it seems they are around $350 to get for the car plus a ski rack.

 

What are my other options?

 

I saw a ski buddy thing that goes on the window but only fits skis up to like 80mm under foot and both my GF and I have skis over that.  Is there a good cost effective universal rack that people use?  Is there a good cost effective tow hitch carrier?  I have looked a lot but you guys might have more experience.

 

normally I throw them in my car, but because they flop around I have scratched them in the car and this year driving out to Breck I will be picking up 2 people in Denver and it will make it tight on room to have our skis in the car.  Just looking for options!

 

Thanks for your help!

Tim

post #2 of 10

Hard to invest in your case considering the car can change... ski racks/boxes are most of the time universal... the problem is the cross bars and how you attach them to the car...

 

you your group of 3 people and 3 skis, I'd carry them inside the car in a ski bag, you can find ski bags pretty cheap and they will avoid destroying the inside of the car with ski edges. I wouldn't invest money unless I'd be able to use the gear for at least a few years...

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there will be 4 people and 2 sets of skis.  but also 2 coolers 4 suitcases and 2 boot bags.  Needless to say the car will be full from denver to Breck getting the skis on the outside of the car is what I want to do cheap...safe but cheap.  Dont even mind taking the skis in at night if I had to on the ride out there.

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Hey guys,

 

I have a company car that is a Traverse but it doesnt come with the luggage racks on top of the car.  I can buy them separately but I get a different new car about every year and lately its been a traverse but it can charge any year or chevy could redesign the Traverse and Id have to get new one.   I looked into this and it seems they are around $350 to get for the car plus a ski rack.

 

What are my other options?

 

I saw a ski buddy thing that goes on the window but only fits skis up to like 80mm under foot and both my GF and I have skis over that.  Is there a good cost effective universal rack that people use?  Is there a good cost effective tow hitch carrier?  I have looked a lot but you guys might have more experience.

 

normally I throw them in my car, but because they flop around I have scratched them in the car and this year driving out to Breck I will be picking up 2 people in Denver and it will make it tight on room to have our skis in the car.  Just looking for options!

 

Thanks for your help!

Tim

http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/products/carriers-and-racks/winter-sport-carriers/hitch-ski-carriers/thule-tram-9033-_-1678763

post #5 of 10
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I think the Thule rack is awesome but it is 269 bucks and you already need the bike rack which is also expensive.  about $400 or $500 bucks for the whole set up.  not cost effective!

post #6 of 10
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anyone run an inside the car set up?  I have a rod rack for my fishing poles inside my car using elastic cords.  it works great for the rods, but the skis weigh to much. 

 

Anyone running something like that?

 

Tim

post #7 of 10

Tell your company you want a Toyota Highlander instead.

 

 

The you can fold the 3rd row down, stow the 2nd row middle seat at home...  the you can haul 4 people with their luggage and put the skis down the middle.

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yeah, but its still 136 plus the price of a ski rack.  I might be going that route.

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yeah, but its still 136 plus the price of a ski rack.  I might be going that route.


Can't afford to throw away $136

Imagine if you had to buy a car with your own money


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