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LakeLeaf
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Re: Roof Rack

Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:49 pm

If you are going to carry any real amount of weight - like kayaks - you want to be sure that the roof rack mounts are sitting on structure, not just on sheet metal.

Folks who put racks on the Prius without properly locating them found the roof dented pretty easily.

dyhopper
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Location: Beaverton, OR

Re: Roof Rack

Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:01 pm

I'm lucky enough to work next door to the Yakima headquarters and so I offered up my car for them. I just got off the phone with them and I'll be bringing my car in in a couple of weeks so they can take all the measurements. Hopefully it won't be too long before they have an official setup for the LEAF.

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Kataphn
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Re: Roof Rack

Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:11 pm

dyhopper wrote:I'm lucky enough to work next door to the Yakima headquarters and so I offered up my car for them. I just got off the phone with them and I'll be bringing my car in in a couple of weeks so they can take all the measurements. Hopefully it won't be too long before they have an official setup for the LEAF.
That's great! I have been waiting to hear about getting the Yakima clips for the LEAF.
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TRONZ
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Re: Roof Rack

Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:15 pm

I want to see photos of a kayak mounted on a LEAF. That would be too cool!
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h82work
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Re: Roof Rack

Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:02 pm

If anyone hears about any roof rack for the Leaf, please let me know. My car is supposed to come in May, I hope, and I am a regularly kayaker and will need a rack almost immediately!

Thanks so much!

dyhopper
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:58 am

My car is at Yakima right now being measured. He said that there is a good chance that some existing towers and clips will fit, in which case there will be an official fit very soon. If they have to manufacture something new it will obviously take a bit more time. I'll have more info this afternoon.

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TRONZ
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:33 am

NICE! And post a pic or two if you get something mounted up.
Every start, is as good as any start can ever be. - Douglas Darden

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Spaz
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:45 pm

dyhopper wrote:My car is at Yakima right now being measured. He said that there is a good chance that some existing towers and clips will fit, in which case there will be an official fit very soon. If they have to manufacture something new it will obviously take a bit more time. I'll have more info this afternoon.

YAY!! Thanks for being so pro-active and for keeping us all informed!
Going surfing tomorrow, and have to swap cars with my hubby so I can get my giant board to the beach. :-(
C'mon Yakima!!

dyhopper
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:37 pm

Just got my car back and the racks look good. They said the towers that fit are readily available at any Yakima dealer. Yay! The Yakima website will be updated by tomorrow with the specifics.
Let me know if you want any more information.
I can take a pic in a couple of hours when I get home.

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mwalsh
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Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:46 pm

LakeLeaf wrote:Folks who put racks on the Prius without properly locating them found the roof dented pretty easily.
The LEAF definitely will.....I just was just able to dimple the roof cleaning bird poop off it (don't worry, it popped right back out)!
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