sptleaf
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Re: Roof Rack for Surfboards

Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:07 pm

I haven't done it yet, but I would think soft racks are the way to go. What do you guys do for the key fob when surfing? I have another ICE car I take surfing just because it has a lot more room and an easy physical key I can wear around my neck. I'd like to take the Leaf it was easy.

jbsocdelica
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Re: Roof Rack for Surfboards

Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:47 pm

@sptleaf

You can pull off the physical key, if that's what your question means from the fob itself. I would also for just a few bucks, get a copy of that physical key made from the dealer... super cheap... [me, I stash it in one of the many secret places under a Leaf :) ]. Again if you get into extended battery territory, then the hard racks are pretty awesome and cheap...

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and see: https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=31804 for cheap hard racks
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sptleaf
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Re: Roof Rack for Surfboards

Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:07 am

Thanks, good idea on just making a copy of that so it doesn't get rusty as I just go old school and wear the key around my neck normally. I suppose you just wrap the key FOB in a faraday cage or something then, so the doors don't open up, since you need the FOB to start the car, right?

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Re: Roof Rack for Surfboards

Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:54 pm

You leave the FOB in the car, close the door, then lock it manually with the physical key. Stash the physical key in your wetsuit or in a lockbox attached to your car handle and you are good to go.

I got the hard racks BTW, on my 85% life left 24kWh battery. Nice not having straps inside my car and rain entering the car, still working on calculating hit on range, maybe 10%.
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Re: Roof Rack for Surfboards

Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:57 pm

I wrap the fob in aluminum foil, put it in the back of the car, and zip the physical key into my swimsuit.
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