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Old 02-17-2015, 05:05 AM   #1
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Rockwood 1640 - Yakima


I'm looking at installing the Yakima Rack Tracks onto of my new '15 Rockwood 1640 Tent Trailer, and am wondering about placement. Where might I find the roof schematic for a better idea of the right place to install?

Has anyone else installed these tracks for a rack system on a tent trailer? From my online research and past history with Yakima Racks, it seams the best solution for transporting a kayak or bikes along during my travels (in excess of those already loaded onto tow vehicle roof). Any feedback is greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-17-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
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We had the dealer install Tule roof racks (4 bicycles) on our 2000 Coleman 12ft box PUP (Westlake). I had the dealer do it because I was unsure of where to put the bases. The Westlake had the "famous" roof, but ours had 2 cross beam metal straps for reinforcement inside. I think the rack bases and cross bars actually further reinforced the roof - we never had any issues with the roof in 8 years. A couple of trips, we removed the bike racks and put a Royalex canoe up there instead.

That said, putting stuff on a PUP roof can be a real pain. I needed a small step ladder to get the bicycles on and off the roof. The bicycles/canoe had to be removed before the camper could be set up, and could only be put back after the camper was folded down. Wasn't much fun on a rainy day setup or take-down, and it added another hour to setup/takedown. If I was taking the bikes or canoe, I tried to avoid any 1 night campouts.

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Old 02-21-2015, 10:16 AM   #3
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I agree that stuff on the roof can be a pain.

I use the pro-rac system and love it. Mounts to the A frame with no drilling and makes transporting the bikes safe and easy.


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