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Old 01-26-2010, 08:19 PM
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Hi, 2 questions:
1-I have a 4 tube rod carrier that I want to mount to my 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I have a rear 2" receiver hitch but I am considering installing the same on the front for the carrier. Any tips/suggestions?
2-Once the carrier is properly installed, what is the best way to secure my rods for transport on the road to the beach?

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:37 PM
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Is it a hard top or soft?
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:57 AM
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guess it depends how far you have to travel.
I travel 4 hrs to the beach and use ski racks up on top that lock.
For the rod holder in front, the tubes, I consider that for convenience, just around town.
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Ive driven down to OC maryland with my rods in the front tubes, they ain't going anywhere.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:22 PM
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[quote=Wildbob;2331177]Is it a hard top or soft?[/quote

it's a hard top
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:24 PM
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Ive driven down to OC maryland with my rods in the front tubes, they ain't going anywhere.

How do you secure your rods in the front tubes? I have about a 2.5 hour ride down the GSP and want to make sure they are secure.
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I have never heard of any one having a problem with a rack on the front other then hitting trees, wires and drive in roofs.
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You can hook a bungee cord to the reel at the reel seat and to the bottom of the tube for added security while traveling with rods up front.

The reason I asked about the top is that, because it is hard, you can drill and mount ski racks to secure the rods on your way to the beach. I don't know what material the Jeep tops are made of. With a fiberglass cap, I drilled, smeared silicone on the bolts and bolted them on.
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I built these for a friend.

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Old 01-28-2010, 07:11 PM
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What would a 'by chance' stone do at 75 mph to a reel or rod....I know wat they do to headlights, windshields and bumpers....
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What would a 'by chance' stone do at 75 mph to a reel or rod....I know wat they do to headlights, windshields and bumpers....
Ouch!! never had that happen in 20+ years knock on wood, but low hanging wires and trees on unfamilier roads at night can cause an issue But it only happens once, then you learn to take them down at night
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Rods and reels, I worked to hard to purchase them to transport them a long distance, highway esp. in the front tubes.
Get racks up top.
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How do you secure your rods in the front tubes? I have about a 2.5 hour ride down the GSP and want to make sure they are secure.
I don't the rod butts are long enough and the reel slot just keeps them from spinning around. I have also transported my 4 yr olds kiddie pole which dosen't have a long butt or the reel doesn't seat and ran a small bungee cord around the reel to the tube bottom no problem. I travel a minimum of an hour for 33 years this way and have never even seen a possibility of a problem. (sometimes at speeds of 85 mph )
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I have never heard of any one having a problem with a rack on the front other then hitting trees, wires and drive in roofs.
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I have never heard of any one having a problem with a rack on the front other then hitting trees, wires and drive in roofs.
I drive from PA to fish the salt used to just put the rods in the tubes up front UNTIL in the same trip two rods were damaged by stuff kicked up by other cars. One had a decent chunk takin out of the cork the other had damage to the blank which broke with a fish on that night. One rod trashed another needed repair. Rods now get strapped into the bed of the truck unless I'm driving from spot to spot.
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