Weekly Tip

Weekly Picture from SUV OneThis suv could have the load on top tied down better. First the good news. The front of the load is properly tied off with a rope going from the front of the load down to the front bumper (see red arrow). This will keep the wind from picking the load up from the front and ripping it off the SUV.

There are however, two other recommendations we would make. First, the load should be tied through the vehicle rear windows so that the load, and the luggage rack it is tied to, are actually secured to the vehicle itself (yellow arrow). Second, we would like to see rope a little more sturdy than cloths line cord used here to tie loads to your vehicle.

Here are some links at our web site related to these issues:
Carrying Lumber and other Stuff on Top of your SUV
Techniques for Tying Down Loads on Top of an SUV

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