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Are these magnetic roof racks popular in Europe?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

http://www.oraproducts.com.au/rodski.htm

 

Looks like a nice product at a decent price.  They claim that these type of roof racks have been popular in Europe since the 1980's. 

 

The only thing that concerns me is the fact that a magnet is the only thing keeping my skis from flying across the interstate!!

 

Epicski members from Europe, have you ever seen these before?

post #2 of 8

They work, I have one. Not that brand, perhaps.

post #3 of 8

My best friend lost 2 pairs of skis on a magnetic ski rack while going to ABQ from Taos.

Posted speed limit for NM is 75 mph. Standard driver behavior is speed limit +10.

 

Many of the mag ski racks have speed limits - usually 60 mph.

 

Google mag ski rack and read some of the comments (espescially several on Amazon.

May be different brand but similar working principle.

The speed warnings are generally on the box - you get it after you paid for it.

 

Caveat Emptor.

post #4 of 8

Yeah, we drive much slower in Italy.

post #5 of 8

I had one, but not any more (last car had a glass roof)

I drove at 70+ with skis on it, no problem. It was one I bought in France.

 

..but if you buy a cheap one with a small magnetic base, or poorly made ski clips, then you might not be so lucky.

post #6 of 8

Since the speed limit in West Texas (which is half my drive) is 80 mph, and then NM which is 75 mph, it would appear that the magnetic roof rack might not be the best option. :(

 

My CTS has fold down seats, which has been great for skis, but eliminates back seat passengers. My '98 DeVille has a HUGE trunk, but no fold down seats, but has a fold-down armrest. I'm starting to think that maybe I could just cut out a ski pass-through in the backseat. I paid a mere pittance for the car anyway, so it might make for a good redneck solution until I buy a wagon with a roofrack someday.

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post

 

I'm starting to think that maybe I could just cut out a ski pass-through in the backseat. I paid a mere pittance for the car anyway, so it might make for a good redneck solution until I buy a wagon with a roofrack someday.


Definitely post a picture if you go that route.

 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info!  I plan on driving to Big Sky this winter and with my luck they would be laying on the side of the road before I got to Minnesota!  Plan B will have to do.

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