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Topic # 242420 27-Oct-2018 17:06
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I need to move a mattress, is it on to strap down a queen mattress on my Outbacks roof top? I dont have the bars, but it does have the gutter that  bar clip into on a Subaru Wagon.

Is it possible and has anyone done it?


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  Reply # 2115077 27-Oct-2018 17:26
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Absolutely! We strapped a mattress to the roof of my '87 Corolla back in the flatting days. Binder straps through the windows, get in dukes of hazard style, happy days!

 

...would I go above 50km/h with it though is another story


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  Reply # 2115080 27-Oct-2018 17:33
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You can strap / tie it down through the doors, then close them over the strap / rope.

note that this is likely to rip your door seals when you tighten the strap / rope if you are not very careful.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2115179 27-Oct-2018 20:10
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Rent a van / truck...

 

Anything else will have you running back down the motorway to try and rescue the mattress after it falls off.

 

 


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  Reply # 2117116 30-Oct-2018 21:10
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TeaLeaf:

 

I need to move a mattress, is it on to strap down a queen mattress on my Outbacks roof top? I dont have the bars, but it does have the gutter that  bar clip into on a Subaru Wagon.

Is it possible and has anyone done it?

 

 

Go buy a proper car. Toyota Celica with frameless door windows. Tie the item down to the roof and close the doors with the windows dropped by a couple of cm.

 

Done that with a mattress or even a bed (many times here and in Europe) and a 2metre tall server rack. No worries.

 

 


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  Reply # 2117152 31-Oct-2018 00:04
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If you are going to be driving far you will need a tie down from front to back. I've seen many mattresses bent in half from the wind when they are only tied in the middle

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  Reply # 2117168 31-Oct-2018 07:10
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Make sure you really tighten the straps....heavy mass and all. How are you going to stop it sliding forward or backwards?

 

Use towels to protect the car I guess but given its a queen....how big are we talking?

 

Can you mount a front and rear camera.....we want to see the 50% chance of disaster. 

 

 

 

Edit: Im really saying dont do it if you are not confident. There should be plenty of cross town carriers that might do it for $50. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2117327 31-Oct-2018 11:33
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jpoc:

TeaLeaf:


I need to move a mattress, is it on to strap down a queen mattress on my Outbacks roof top? I dont have the bars, but it does have the gutter that  bar clip into on a Subaru Wagon.

Is it possible and has anyone done it?



Go buy a proper car. Toyota Celica with frameless door windows. Tie the item down to the roof and close the doors with the windows dropped by a couple of cm.


Done that with a mattress or even a bed (many times here and in Europe) and a 2metre tall server rack. No worries.


 



You know most Subaru’s have Frameless Doors too right?

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