Originally Posted by codprawn
A Defender with a proper roof rack will take FAR more than 75kgs!!!
Land Rover give max loading as 75kg. I have seen people do all sorts of silly things, it wouldn't cause me to recommend others to copy them. I have used a 9' steel frame r-rack on the Defender to carry two spare wheels, steel bridging ladders, 40L (non-explosive) fuel etc, long distances off-road (really off road
) and it has a serious effect on handling. I don't recommend trying it at home with 150L of petrol in a roof tank on a Pathfinder. High COG, high risk and on a partial fill, a shifting load with a big pendulum effect. It's just plain nasty and I'd hate to meet it hurrying through a roundabout.