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  1. #1
    Josh Assing
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    Default Re: Is this legal?

    dude -- lurk before you post, understand how posting works.

    "it depends" -- check with your local law enforcement & highway patrol.

    define "fit" -- I wouldn't trust that rack to hold it going at freeway speeds.


    On 24 Apr 2007 13:37:43 -0700, mm <curiousnfirewall@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Is carrying a mattress and box spring on the rooftop (with
    >accessories to hold it on top of a passenger car) legal when driving
    >on a highway?
    >
    >If so, would a full size bed fit on a subaru legacy rooftop?





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    P T
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    Once I saw a guy carrying a mattress on top of his car on the highway.
    He had it tied down across the top, left to right. The problem is the
    wind got under the mattress and was lifting it up. The guy was pretty
    much unaware I think. It looked like it was only a matter of time until
    it slip off to the side or off the back.

    I would be reluctant to carry a mattress on top of a car ON A HIGHWAY.


  3. #3
    AS
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    I moved a full size set on top of the roof-rack of a legacy L sw.

    The preacautions I took, other than for protection of the set, was to
    have the box spring on top of the mattress, for rigidity, and the front
    edge of the set pretty close to the front end of the roofrack (to
    prevent lift), thus leaving a longer section past the rear end of the rack.

    5 times I moved a full size mattress on top of the roof rack of the 03
    outback. Just made sure that the front end of the mattress was close to
    the front end of the rack. Strapped the mattress tightly without
    deforming it. It worked well.

    Nope, not a mover here

    mm wrote:
    > Is carrying a mattress and box spring on the rooftop (with
    > accessories to hold it on top of a passenger car) legal when driving
    > on a highway?
    >
    > If so, would a full size bed fit on a subaru legacy rooftop?
    >


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    KLS
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    On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 20:07:02 -0500, Petepenguin@webtv.net (P T) wrote:

    >Once I saw a guy carrying a mattress on top of his car on the highway.
    >He had it tied down across the top, left to right. The problem is the
    >wind got under the mattress and was lifting it up. The guy was pretty
    >much unaware I think. It looked like it was only a matter of time until
    >it slip off to the side or off the back.


    Was this in Phoenix, AZ, in December 2002? If so, we drove over that
    mattress on one of the highways in the evening with our rental car.
    Just about had a heart attack when we suddenly encountered this large
    white object in the middle of the lane we couldn't avoid, and then I
    saw something flapping out the underside of the car, and we pulled off
    on the exit ramp and discovered that the mattress had gotten trapped
    under the chassis! Had to back and forth a bit to free the poor
    mattress. Quite a memorable experience.

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    nobody >
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    AS wrote:
    > I moved a full size set on top of the roof-rack of a legacy L sw.
    >
    > The preacautions I took, other than for protection of the set, was to
    > have the box spring on top of the mattress, for rigidity, and the front
    > edge of the set pretty close to the front end of the roofrack (to
    > prevent lift), thus leaving a longer section past the rear end of the rack.
    >
    > 5 times I moved a full size mattress on top of the roof rack of the 03
    > outback. Just made sure that the front end of the mattress was close to
    > the front end of the rack. Strapped the mattress tightly without
    > deforming it. It worked well.
    >
    > Nope, not a mover here
    >
    > mm wrote:
    >> Is carrying a mattress and box spring on the rooftop (with
    >> accessories to hold it on top of a passenger car) legal when driving
    >> on a highway?
    >>
    >> If so, would a full size bed fit on a subaru legacy rooftop?
    >>


    Whatever you do to secure the mattress, MAKE SURE THE FRONT IS TIED
    DOWN. I'd recommend running a rope up to the front of the car somehow,
    possibly tyeing it off to the tow hook or tiedown hook and padding the
    rope as it goes over the hood front.

    I've seen too many mattresses trying to achieve flight without the front
    tied down.

  6. #6
    mm
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    On Apr 25, 1:59 pm, "nobody >" <inva...@email.death.by.spam> wrote:
    > AS wrote:
    > > I moved a full size set on top of the roof-rack of a legacy L sw.

    >
    > > The preacautions I took, other than for protection of the set, was to
    > > have the box spring on top of the mattress, for rigidity, and the front
    > > edge of the set pretty close to the front end of the roofrack (to
    > > prevent lift), thus leaving a longer section past the rear end of the rack.

    >
    > > 5 times I moved a full size mattress on top of the roof rack of the 03
    > > outback. Just made sure that the front end of the mattress was close to
    > > the front end of the rack. Strapped the mattress tightly without
    > > deforming it. It worked well.

    >
    > > Nope, not a mover here

    >
    > > mm wrote:
    > >> Is carrying a mattress and box spring on the rooftop (with
    > >> accessories to hold it on top of a passenger car) legal when driving
    > >> on a highway?

    >
    > >> If so, would a full size bed fit on a subaru legacy rooftop?

    >
    > Whatever you do to secure the mattress, MAKE SURE THE FRONT IS TIED
    > DOWN. I'd recommend running a rope up to the front of the car somehow,
    > possibly tyeing it off to the tow hook or tiedown hook and padding the
    > rope as it goes over the hood front.


    Sure but how to tie down the mattress in that front area?

    >
    > I've seen too many mattresses trying to achieve flight without the front
    > tied down.


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  7. #7
    CompUser
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    In article <1177595342.697010.271790
    @n15g2000prd.googlegroups.com>,
    curiousnfirewall@gmail.com says...
    > Sure but how to tie down the mattress in that front area?
    >


    You don't have a friend with a pickup truck?

    Buy him dinner and be done with it.

  8. #8
    Rick Courtright
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    Hi,

    Make it easy on yourself: use your feminine wiles...

    Find a couple of "guy persons" w/ a pickup to help you--guys are
    generally suckers for "damsels in distress"--or hire a small truck/van
    from U-Haul or other vendors. Trying to be nice here, but your questions
    indicate such a lack of experience w/ such an adventure that I see tears
    and damaged goods in the picture before you're done!

    Best of luck,

    Rick

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