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    Default Removing and replacing roof rack and tent

    Hi

    Does any one out there have an easy solution to remove and replace a roof rack and roof top tent easily?

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    Try the Fredlin hoist. They are situated in Centurion. They deliver and the price is reasonable.

    www.fredlin.co.za
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    Looks like a nice product, I have built something similar but more rustic myself, the problem that I have is that I can't get into my garage with the rack fitted and if I fit it in the garage I can't get out, so it would have to be some sort of a mobile system so that the rack can be removed outside the garage and then hung inside the garage using perhaps the Fredlin hoist.

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    What about using an engine hoist obtainable at any auto spares shop. Extend the lifting bar by a meter or so. this is on wheels and can lift up to about 500kg. Obvoiusly with an extention on the arm the lifting weight will come down proportionatly , but probably well within your required weight requirements.

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    Thanks, it is something that I have considered, I was hoping that there was something slightly lighter duty and cheaper, I'll go to some spares shops tommorrow and see what they have.

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    Do you have a trailer?

    If yes, I would have made an arrangement with your local workshop / exhaust shop.

    Take it off with the hoist, lower onto the trailer and take it home.

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    That's an idea I haven't considered, thanks, I'll enquire as to whether I have a friendly workshop with a hoist in my area.

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    My solution is much simpler but the assumption is that you can get into your garage with the tent on the roof and that you have space in the ceiling for the tent...
    I slide two strong 3" square tubes underneath the tent, throw tie-downs (or the ratched type) over the ceiling beams and manually hoist the tent off the vehicle's roof. I have done this for years using a Jeep Cherokee and Eezi-Awn tent (1.6m). It took me less that 30 minutes to get the tent on or off the vehicle. Cost: only the cost of the tie-downs!

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    My solution is much simpler but the assumption is that you can get into your garage with the tent on the roof ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Fontuin View Post
    ... the problem that I have is that I can't get into my garage with the rack fitted and if I fit it in the garage I can't get out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2510JP View Post
    Try the Fredlin hoist. They are situated in Centurion. They deliver and the price is reasonable.

    www.fredlin.co.za
    Do you have a phone number for them please ?

    There's none listed on their website and they have not responded to an email request for info from a friend of mine who wants one.
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    When I asked them a question by e-mail they responded quite quickly. However here is the contact number : (am I allowed to post it here?)

    Freddie Badenhorst
    Tel: +27 12 6618939
    Faks: 0880 12 6616691
    Sel: 082 55 30 555

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    Make yourself a tripod with 3 lenghts of 50mm tubing, cut to a lenght that will just clear your canopy and RTT, join at one side with a lenght of chain or long bolt, and get a 1 ton chain block :-) It will require 2 people to erect the tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontuin View Post
    the problem that I have is that I can't get into my garage with the rack fitted and if I fit it in the garage I can't get out, .

    Not a problem if it doesn't fit in the garage.
    Everything is a hammer.
    Unless it is a screw driver.

    Then it it a chisel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oulouis View Post
    When I asked them a question by e-mail they responded quite quickly. However here is the contact number : (am I allowed to post it here?)

    Freddie Badenhorst
    Tel: +27 12 6618939
    Faks: 0880 12 6616691
    Sel: 082 55 30 555
    Thanks !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    Make yourself a tripod with 3 lenghts of 50mm tubing, cut to a lenght that will just clear your canopy and RTT, join at one side with a lenght of chain or long bolt, and get a 1 ton chain block :-) It will require 2 people to erect the tripod.
    That all sounds well and good.....but unless you have a perfectly balanced load you'll face problems with tilting at the pivot point.
    I just made a similar rig last week and it wouldn't lift the roofrack up straight with a slightly off center load. If your roofrack etc is perfectly balanced then you'll be okay...but even with an awning on the side of mine I'm screwed.
    Here's what I made....a weekends work wasted.

    I'm going for the Fredlin now. Thats a clever design and trouble free.
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    Red face Balancing act

    Umm.. Kind of overlooked the issue of balance on lifting that type of load
    Fredlin hoist is tops, if you have the headroom for one.

    If you are forced to lift with slings, a moveable piece of ballast like a bag of cement or bucket of sand (preferably with lid) could help. Will take a bit of trial and error to determine exact position to place the weight.
    When rigging beams, I have always used a piece of rope with human ballast at the lighter side of the load to keep everything level.

    Streaky, seeing as you went to the effort to build the lifting frame, would it not be feasible to have moveable/adjustable lifting points, so that you can play around till you find the point of balance?
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    Dit is wat ek vir my canopy gebou het van watever rondgelê het.
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    hallo pc.
    wat is die kanse om nog fotos te kry van jou toestel wat meer detail het. ek sien jy het jou balanseering goed beplan. wil dieselfde tipe rig maak vir my canopy. anders moet ek 'n draai by jou maak. ons gaan die 1ste mei daar verby op pad na thangami vir die lang naweek. bietjie kamp en berg in gaan.
    dankie.

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