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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Dormobile Roofrack Clamps Reply with quote

I have been asked by several people to post pics & specs on some Dormobile front roofrack clamps so they can make them. Here they are;

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came a set of dormobile clamps that are the same on top but the bottom where the clamp attaches to the rain gutter is more triangle shaped and does not have a back to crimp onto the gutter.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there is nothing to clamp it to the back side of the gutter how does it secure? Road vibration could, theoretically, work its way loose.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that blackdog; you've saved me having to take pics as I've also had the same requests.

The clamps on my 63 Martin Walter Dormobile rack don't have the gutter clamps and I have had one vibrate loose before. Luckily I heard it fall and stopped and found it on the road. Since then I've used cable ties to secure them to the rack legs. My clamps have a hole drilled through the lower part, which is perfect for the safety ties. The part that hooks under the gutter on mine is also triangular.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just made this clamp out of stainless.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Dormobile Roofrack Clamps Reply with quote

How much is a pair of those repro clamps?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Dormobile Roofrack Clamps Reply with quote

$75 each. They are no longer stainless though.
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Dormobile Roofrack Clamps Reply with quote

How do you tighten these? just wondering.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: Dormobile Roofrack Clamps Reply with quote

MrBusCo wrote:
How do you tighten these? just wondering.


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The left side hooks to the roof rack and is stationary with a threaded rod inside it. The right side hooks to the rain gutter and has female threads and a ball & socket mechanism. The right side is rotated right to tighten and left to loosen. I had one of these racks a while back and those clamps work quite well. I wish they would have a provision for a cotter pin to lock them in place, but I checked them every time I fueled up to make sure they were still tight. I think I found them slightly loose a few times.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Dormobile Roofrack Clamps Reply with quote

And you just turn it in by hand and its tight enough?
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PostPosted: Yesterday 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: Dormobile Roofrack Clamps Reply with quote

MrBusCo wrote:
And you just turn it in by hand and its tight enough?


Yep. If a wrench or some other tool is used to get more leverage, either the rack or the rail gutter will bend. Don't ask me how I know...
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