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Any tips on putting a canoe (~ 14') on roof? I've read about those load bars, will those work?
 

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Re: canoe on '04 V70R (therf)

if you have a roof rack with cross bars, you can put a canoe on it. I'm assuming the craft doesn't weight more than 100lbs.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>therf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Any tips on putting a canoe (~ 14') on roof? I've read about those load bars, will those work? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes. <p>Have fun getting it to not blow away!
 

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I have the Thule crossroads on my factory roof rails and run a Thule cargo box and a mountain bike rack with no problems. Plenty of room. <p>HOWEVER...it's noisy. i had to get a fairing, and am not 100% thrilled with the way it fits.
 

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Thule will be the best fit regarding ease of integration into the factory racks on a VR. Personally I find their products far superior to Yakima in almost all regards.
 

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<br>Volvo accessory Load Bars are made by Thule. A lot of Volvo dealers discount (such as us) and purchsed before the end of September, there are mail-in rebates from Volvo:<p><A HREF="http://www.bostonvolvo.com/user_files/image/Summer%202009%20Rebates.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bostonvolvo.com/use...s.pdf</A><p>To tie the canoe securely, consider a second tow eye (that screws into your front or rear bumpers). One should already be in your tool kit.<p>John<br>
 

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Re: canoe on '04 V70R (Parts @ Boston Volvo)

Thanks John. Any idea on the size of the Volvo/Thule bars?<p>Most of the pics I see online look to be a bit narrow. The canoe is ~ 40" at it's widest point, I'd have to look to get an idea of the width where it lines up with the roof mount points.
 

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<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>therf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks John. Any idea on the size of the Volvo/Thule bars?<p>Most of the pics I see online look to be a bit narrow. The canoe is ~ 40" at it's widest point, I'd have to look to get an idea of the width where it lines up with the roof mount points.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The front bar is 39.25" wide. The rear bar is 38.5" wide.<p>John<br>
 

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Re: canoe on '04 V70R (Parts @ Boston Volvo)

look up posts by icebiker<p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2717779176_53659fd403_m.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Wow something I am truly qualified to comment on... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Hi Therf, I'm right around the corner from you and will be taking off tomorrow morning for the Boundary Waters for a week of canoeing & fishing. <p>Here is my V70 with the oe load bars (made by Thule) on it and canoe/kayak holders (from another company).<p>The load bars have a problem in that the towers into which the crossbars are riveted greatly limited the width. My canoe is 36" at the widest and just fits, a 40" canoe is going to be a problem; the widest part of your canoe may not be right on top of the bar but with a 14' canoe it's going to be close. My canoe (Mr Tippy) is 17'9", so the widest part is actually a foot or so away and makes a big difference.<p>I have seen cars where people have strapped a 2X4 to the cross bar to widen it and the tie the canoe to that. It seems to work well. <p>You want to center your canoe on the bars so the weight is distributed nearly evenly, increasing the overhang in the rear you will get better gas mileage.<p>I use ropes to tie it down in the front & rear; 2 on each end. I have pieces of heavy vinyl that I use to cushion the ropes so they don't rub on the body or bumper. I also wrap some aluminum foil around the rear tie down that is next to the muffler.<p>If you want to see it, I'll be in and out during the day today and home this PM, you're welcome to drop by. I should have a boat on it by the evening--if you are going to drop by, I'll wait and you can help <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">.<p>IM me or email me at the address in my profile.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.johngushbespokefurniture.com/website/images/IMG_2440.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.johngushbespokefurniture.com/website/images/IMG_2441.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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