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Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby MiloFrance » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:32 pm

Greetings all, and apologies for a potentially dumb question. I have searched here, and Googled, but so far without an answer.

I live in France but am coming to collect a 2009 LWB H2 in the UK next week. Judging from the photo below, the rails are not far off the height of an H1 roof. So, will a rack or rails designed for an H1 fit an H2? Things like this are horribly expensive over here, so I'd really like to get it sorted soon!

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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby DrDeAtH » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:25 pm

No. The H2 roof climbs about 3-4 inches from the gutter line, whereas the standard roof is approx 1 inch
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby ake » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:45 pm

As said, no, the height is different from rail to roof
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby v8dave » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:50 pm

The BEMM ( ford modifiers manual ) says the roof load is limited to 100kg.
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby MiloFrance » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:54 pm

Wow, the standard roof look pretty similar to the mid on the pics I've seen. Ahh well, thank you all.
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby ake » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:03 am

MiloFrance wrote:Wow, the standard roof look pretty similar to the mid on the pics I've seen. Ahh well, thank you all.

Yeah they look the same in pictures, but try and fit the low roof roof rack and you'll soon see how much higher they are, trust me, I've tried
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby sc_BK » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:58 am

I assume H1 is a low roof?

The thing to remember aswell is the different widths, the taller they get the narrower it is
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby man le-mans » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:42 am

sc_BK wrote:I assume H1 is a low roof?

The thing to remember aswell is the different widths, the taller they get the narrower it is


H1= low roof. H2= mid roof. H3= high roof
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby ake » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:11 am

man le-mans wrote:
sc_BK wrote:I assume H1 is a low roof?

The thing to remember aswell is the different widths, the taller they get the narrower it is


H1= low roof. H2= mid roof. H3= high roof
L1= swb. L2= mwb. L3= lwb. L4 = jumbo
It's what they now say for the new transit mk8

Yes, but not how MK7 were ever described!

Low medium of High
Short Medium Long or Jumbo
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby skenk » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:43 pm

The Mk6 and Mk7 have different gutter heights, if you're looking for mk7 rack don't be confused by racks for eg mk6 med roof like mine which have about 12" above the gutter to the roofline.
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby ake » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 pm

skenk wrote:The Mk6 and Mk7 have different gutter heights, if you're looking for mk7 rack don't be confused by racks for eg mk6 med roof like mine which have about 12" above the gutter to the roofline.

This is utter bullshit.
The respective models of mk6 and mk7 have the same gutter and roof heights.
I think you are confusing the roof heights on a short wheel base medium roof, and a medium wheel base medium roof, which are different
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Re: Roof bars, racks and heights...

Postby MiloFrance » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:06 am

Thank you all, I think I've found a good rack and a set of bars. The rack is a MACC. Their new version sells for about 2400€

http://www.macc.fr/index.php?page=galerie-macc

I found the old version for €100! The bars are so I can get lightweight stuff around. The rack will be plasterboard etc.
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