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Roof Bag? 1 year 4 months ago #109

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Hi all,
Last year (our first) we used the top of our camper for tying down things like folding chairs, a little extra luggage, and of course Liz's astroturf! I even put on some tie-down rings in the middle of a couple of the cross pieces to give more tying options.

I've been thinking that one of those car-top roof bags might be good for this - something we can just unzip and throw stuff inside, rather than having to carefully make sure every piece of stuff is tied down to the camper properly. It also might be slightly faster to take off when it comes time to set up camp.

This is an example (not necessarily the one I'm thinking of getting, but what they look like): www.roofbag.com/.

Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing, and perhaps a recommendation?

Andy
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Roof Bag? 1 year 4 months ago #130

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That sounds like a great idea, we have used one on the car for years. We might even try it.
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Roof Bag? 1 year 4 months ago #140

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We use a cartop bag on top of our camper and really like it. We have had it so long that neither of us remember where we got it but think it was from Wal-Mart. Because it is setting on the rails on the camper top and not a solid surface, I put a piece of heavy cardboard (cut to size) in the bottom of the bag to prevent rub thrus. We carry our folding chairs, sleeping bags and various other light but bulky items in it. It has worked out well for us. I will try to find a brand name if you wish.
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Roof Bag? 1 year 4 months ago #153

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We just bought a Thule roof top bag at Sears last week, haven't used it yet, but plan to cut a piece of 1/4" plywood for a floor in the bag. We will use it for a folding table, the dog's fold up cage, and for Judy's portapotty, leave the heavy A/C in the trailer basement, along with most of the other camping equipment. I'll post on how it works after we get a chance to try it.
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Roof Bag? 1 year 3 months ago #222

I haven't done it yet, but have been thinking of doing this for some time. Mainly for those items that I try to unload before setting up, like lawn chairs,camp stove, etc.
I've been looking on Amazon.com where I can compare and look at the reviews of each one.

I am concerned if it might catch more wind in a crosswind?
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Roof Bag? 1 year 3 months ago #224

After a day or so of reading reviews, I am leaning towards the Roof Bag www.roofbag.com/

According to the reviews I read on Amazon,it is one of the few that is truly waterproof. I plan to have one before my trip in September.
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