We recently crossed a milestone at our house. We are no long a minivan family after almost 18 years of having one. This makes the wife quite happy and she really likes her new Kia Soul.
However, I lost my way to haul stuff home from Lowe’s.
So, I got to thinking and looking. I just can’t justify a truck…
So I decided to see what I could do with my roof rack on my Kia Rio. I have a rack that I use for my kayaks, so it was just a matter of ripping a 2×6 I had laying around in half, drilling a few holes and and using some of the rack hardware. I added some small pieces on the end to be an extra tough agains the plywood sliding.
Worked great on it’s maden voyage.
3 sheets 3/4” plywood and 4 2×4’s safely home. I even got a complement from someone in the parking lot on my ingenuity. Load was very solid.
However, I do only live about a mile from my nearest Lowe’s, so my top speed loaded was only about 40. But I think it would perform at highway speeds, as long as the sheet good were thick enough to not “flap” in the wind.
-- Grace & peace, Chris+