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maco70
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: dimensions of the poptop Reply with quote

am i correct with those approximates dimensions for the poptop (on his lower part) :

2500 mm x 1200 mm

which are : 98" x 47" , or 8' x 4'


... i try to plan how i can carry a yakima basket, a solar panel and a skybox.

thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could not get a cargo box and basket to work on my racks at the same time and I have 78" bars. The basket is too wide and when placed next to the cargo box, the box lid hits it when trying to open. I founs a metal grid that I can strap things too and attached it to my rack. It isn't as wide as the baskets so it all works together. You'll probably have to place the solar panel up at the front in the luggage bin.

Here's two similar installations I've done.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks PDX.
I saw your pics before and it make me think a lot.

The basket will be for the water : the shower and the reserve of drink water.
The box for the luggage of the three kids and parents.

Since i saw your nice setting, i believe i could put the water at the back and the solar panel at the front, both beside the skybox, which will be at same place as yours.
Is that seems feasible?

Then, the access with a rear ladder for the water and the sliding door edge for the sky box cargo.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: dimensions of the poptop Reply with quote

maco70 wrote:
am i correct with those approximates dimensions for the poptop (on his lower part) :

2500 mm x 1200 mm


At the roofline (rubber seal) I would call it 2620 x 1400 mm., for the pop-up portion. 2500 x 1200 is pretty close for the upper surface.

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