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Old 12th October 2013, 09:03 PM
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I like the idea of keeping the rods in the car away from "tea leaves" but also consider the rod tips moving around at the front of the car on every bump...this will be right in front of your eyes! Another strap strung between the panic handles might help, esp if it was velcro
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Would be nice to get something like this.



Something lockable for the roof rack bars.
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Old 18th October 2013, 10:19 PM
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I thought about those Pigsti, but I wanted not to dismantle everything each time you move camp. You can also just buy a lockable "end" that goes on to a piece of plumbing pipe (of varying circumferences)... but they need a kindof guppy belly end to fit reels... I can see it in my head but I don't think anybody makes it.

Thanks for the tip Luva of the Nacha... it will have to be a diagonal "suspension" between the front passenger panic handle and the rear right passenger panic handle. Hope there is enough support for all the rod tips.

Again, thanks everybody for the pictures/thoughts!

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Old 19th October 2013, 01:07 AM
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Gidday S2

My fishing rod's only about 420 mm long ...

It's a collapsible one. Hardly a surf rod when it's fully extended ... .

It's a Shakespeare STP-6 (1.8m) with a ball bearing Shakespeare spinning reel. Doesn't exactly get a lot of use ...
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I've considered the Rodlok rod holders on the bullbar, but they are a bit of a hazard and can be distracting on the road too. In the past I've run them along the inside of the roof but that is also intensely annoying. Best bet is just to dismantle them I've found, just keep them away from anything that is going to break them or get caught up in the line.
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I reckon the Sumo ones would be illegal in Oz as you are not allowed to block your vision.
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I've been thinking about a cheap option for awhile now - proven to work and easy to make. PVC pipe with two screw cap ends, mounted on the roof racks. Put an old t-shirt at each end and prevents the tips/rods from getting broken etc.

Not lockable, but possibly the cheapest/easiest way to transport rods. Normally I just chuck them in the car, but they are a real pest. Never have problems with tangles, as I always take the reels off and store them separately.

Only problem is how to mount the pipe to the roof rack bars?

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And the answer = conduit clamps... This company makes lockable end caps also

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Conduit-C...item4ac543f102
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I use the set you are talking about and if you get good strong bungie straps that are longish and do a couple of figure 8's around the rack and tube at each end it will work fine. I never had a problem.
I also used to wrap my rods in an old sheet before putting them into the tube as it stops the coating chiping or wearing and protects the runners.
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Cool - yeah thought about doing that but didn't know how it might be looked on by police etc... I might just use paracord and see how I go!

Did you notice much difference in fuel economy by any chance??
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Old 25th October 2013, 03:01 AM
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What is paracord? The bungie straps never caused me a problem and the fact that they stretch keeps the pressure on the tube and the rack.
It was hard to tell what difference it made to economy as if they were on i would have had the boat or van or a loaded up car but in general anything on the racks will make economy worse.
Even the racks themselves have drag that's why i never leave them on if i am not using them.
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