The PackRight Car Clips from Rightline Gear enable you to use a roof top cargo bag on vehicles WITHOUT a roof rack!
These simple car clips can save you the couple hundred dollars that you otherwise would have spent on a new roof top rack. Add the clips to the ends of the standard straps included with each carrier and attach them to an available ledge along the vehicle's door frame.
On most vehicles, the best ledge can be found under the weather molding around the door frame. You can also go over the weather molding, use another metal ledge, or clip to rain gutters on the top of the door frame. The opening at the end of the "J-hook" is 5/8". Anything that will fit into the opening of the hook will work.
Run the straps for the car top carrier through the plastic d-rings on the car top carrier. The strap tension from one car clip to the other over the top of the car top carrier secures the load. Position the straps at least 20" apart. When you tighten the straps, the hooks pull into place and the vehicle door is shut over the straps.
The Car Clips can be used with the PackRight Sport, Edge, and Ace Car Top Carriers (Note: The Car Clips are included with the PackRight Sport Jr Car Top Carrier). Don't let the lack of a roof rack keep you from carrying your gear. Car Clips have been a safe and reliable attaching method used by our customers for many years.
In planning my families fall beach trip we have been looking for beaches on the East Coast that are dog friendly so that our hound dog June Bug can come too. We are renting a house for a week and have found that many of them are very dog friendly and lots of the beaches are too. Rules can vary from beach to beach as to whether your pet has to be on or off leash. Some areas only allow dogs on the beach during certain hours of the day and that can vary from season to season also.
Below are a few of the links that we ran across in doing our research. Remember that you still should contact the Chamber Of Commerce or Police Department where you are visiting to find out if any of the regulations have changed before taking off on your trip.
For take a look a little further down our blog for some tips on Traveling With Fido.
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Rhino Rack is the main roof top cargo company in Australia, now in the USA with great products. Their roof cargo boxes are made from lightweight ABS plastic which is resistant to both shock and uv rays. All of these features, with a little more style than the average roof top cargo box. Rhino Rack uses Master Grip Technology, with a universal mounting dial that attaches to the crossbars. Those dials sit into wide, adjustable slots within the car top carrier to suit a greater variance in crossbar spacing.
The Rhino Rack roof cargo boxes work well in all climate conditions.
Roof top cargo boxes require roof rack cross bars. If your vehicle doesn't already have them, please visit our Roof Rack Systems page.
Posted in Product News on June 28, 2012 by Dawn Dalto
It summer again and you are planning for the family road trip. Your car doesn't have a roof rack so there is no where to strap the suitcases to the roof. How are you going to fit everyone in the car AND all of that luggage, the sand toys, and the tent in the car?
PackRight Car Top Carriers will fit vehicles with and WITHOUT a roof rack.
Here's how it works!
Car Clip Strap Set – These straps attach to any ledge on the inside door frame of your vehicle. On most vehicles, the best ledge can be found under the weather molding around the door frame. The strap tension from one car clip to the other over the top of the car carrier secures the load. Take a look at our Car Clip Strap Set Up Instructions for more details on how these nifty straps work. The Car Clip Strap Set comes standard with the Sport Jr Car Top Carrier and is purchased separately for use with the other PackRight carriers.
StrapRight Strap Set – The straps run over the car carrier, through the open vehicle door, across the inside roof and around to the other side. Our StrapRight Strap Set Up Guide provides complete instructions. The StrapRight Strap Set comes standard with all of the PackRight Car Top Carriers except the Sport Jr. Note: The "D" rings should act as a guide for the straps not as a way to secure the roof top carrier to the roof. Straps should go OVER the top of the roof bag.
Guest Blogger Rick Phillips from The Paddler's Report
When I find stress building from work and everyday life, the best way I have found of relieving it is through kayaking. I throw my kayak on top of the car and head for a body of water. I find it’s a place where I can let my mind go and forget about all my stresses of life for a little while. Kayaking also lets me take in all the beauties of Mother Nature it has to offer like the sound of a loon on a lake at sunrise is really a sweet sound.
Kayaking is also a great workout for the upper body as a whole. Getting started with the very basics with a kayak, paddle, personal flotation device (a life jacket) and an attached whistle (required by law). There are many other items you can buy to enhance your paddling experience. Paddlers Report website has a lot of information to help you
Rightline Gear has introduced the new PackRight Ace Car Top Carrier. This car carrier is 15 cubic feet and is designed for SUVs, crossovers, and minivans. The roof carrier will work on vehicles WITH or WITHOUT a roof rack. This new inexpensive solution to get your gear on the road unzips 3/4 of the way around making it easy to load. Features include:
See how easy it is to set up and use the Ace Car Top Carrier by taking a look at the Set Up Guide.
Lakeland Gear is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. We have lots of opportunity for outdoor adventure right in our backyard. You should come visit us sometime here in the Great Smoky Mountains.
We are also fortunate to have the stellar Great Smoky Mountain National Park here. The park offers the opportunity for lots of outdoor adventures and camping.
Back Country Camping is available for backpackers who love the adventure a hike into the park's backcountry.
Front Country Camping allows you to camp near your car in a developed campground and have amenities such as running water, flush toilets, and a fire-grate and picnic table.
Group Campsites are located in the Front Country Campgrounds and are suitable for groups of eight or more people.
Horse Camps are small campgrounds that are accessible by vehicle and offer hitch racks for horses and primitive camping facilities.
Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website for info about all the adventures that are available.
Traveling with your pets can be a challenge for both you and a bit stressful on them. Here are some tips on keeping you and your dog happy and safe. (We'll have to talk about taking Kitty on the road another day!)
Take Your Sense Of Humor
Restraining Your Pet
Take Frequent Stops
Mind The Temperature
Pack Your Pets Papers
Take A Doggie Bag
Lakeland Gear has lots of products to make traveling with your pets easier in our Pet Gear section.
Give your kids something to brag about. Teach them how to cook over a campfire. Making Breakfast In A Bag is the perfect choice. Prep time is minimal, it's fun to watch and clean-up is a breeze.
I recently ran across a what was to me a new idea on how to arrive at your campsite...boating in. It sounds like a lot of fun. A little more primitive than arriving in the car, but your campsite is much more private and secluded. Lots of park across the country offer boat in camping sites. Search the State Park website for your search to see if you have one nearby. I ran across two campsites in South Carolina, Devil's Fork State Park and Cheraw State Park.
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