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Old 06 September 2007, 18:50   #11
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No the weight limit is what LR say the rails will take - in fact they will carry 200kgs and more no probs - the ladder bolted to the rear crossmember helps a lot.

I have seen standard LRs in Africa with about 50 people on them - most on top!!!

As to turning it over obviously you don't want too much weight aloft but look at this camel trophy video - remember each jerry can weighs about 22kgs - there are at least 6 and ladders and all sorts.

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yep-I've been on top of a (slowly) moving landy with 3 other big blokes before-totalling around 350kg to remove protesters from scaffolding tripods. They rock about a bit though!
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Fair enough - but I'm not risking having no insurance ! Sadly, you can almost guarantee that any UK insurance company will use the Land Rover data of 75kg maximum load on the roof to not pay out if you had an accident with a 180kg SIB & engine strapped to the roof rack ...
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Fair enough - but I'm not risking having no insurance ! Sadly, you can almost guarantee that any UK insurance company will use the Land Rover data of 75kg maximum load on the roof to not pay out if you had an accident with a 180kg SIB & engine strapped to the roof rack ...

Never heard of it before - and I am sure they used to quote 150kgs - I think!!!

In fact the limit - as I said - is what the roof rails will support with a standard rack - if you have a heavy duty model like a Brownchurch with the ladder acting as a brace you can carry a lot more - then the roof rack makers limits apply.
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Sure, there is an issue with the structure of the Land Rover for roof mounting, but the bigger issue is roll over. For an installed LR 110 the tilt angle is 35 degrees; there are a number of places that will do a static tilt test for you (for a price!). I can personal vouch for the fact that even a LR that passes this test, they can still be a little 'lively' on the road
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Nice boat.Does anybody know where you can buy the gemini grx surf from or imports them in to the U.K?As the information on there website is wrong.
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Sure, there is an issue with the structure of the Land Rover for roof mounting, but the bigger issue is roll over. For an installed LR 110 the tilt angle is 35 degrees; there are a number of places that will do a static tilt test for you (for a price!). I can personal vouch for the fact that even a LR that passes this test, they can still be a little 'lively' on the road
Just WATCH a Camel Trophy video - there are some on youtube. Not many people would drive as fast as they do over such rough ground with 1/2 a ton of stuff on the roof - but they manage!!!
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