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    How many (if any) have hung from factory racks on their car?

    I did a lot of traveling (read-hanging) throughout CA this past year. Many times it was difficult to find two trees from which to hang. I only truly was stumped once in Joshua Tree. Many times I could have positioned my Honda Element close to a tree but I was leary of damaging my racks. Any opinions or experiences hanging one end from your racks?

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    The rack atop my Hundyai Santa Fe has a weight limit of 80 lbs so I wouldn't consider hanging from it. The trailer hitch on this vehicle was used by another hanger once - the vehicle was parked on a hill so the hitch was high enough.
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    I called the local dealer, who's a friend of mine, and he told me that he wouldn't put over 150 pounds on the factory or any other rack. So you'd be better off getting a class 2 hitch installed at U-Haul, and doing a hitch mount for those occasions. I had a class 2 installed on my Honda CRV for $330.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    I did a lot of traveling (read-hanging) throughout CA this past year. Many times it was difficult to find two trees from which to hang. I only truly was stumped once in Joshua Tree. Many times I could have positioned my Honda Element close to a tree but I was leary of damaging my racks. Any opinions or experiences hanging one end from your racks?

    Miguel
    If you take along a couple of pieces of pipe/2x2/ski poles (my favorite), you can cross them and use them as a bipod at one end of your hammock. Tie the top of the bipod off to your bumper or trailer hitch.

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    i have hung one end of my tarp and hammock from the roll bar on my jeep a few timesneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i have hung one end of my tarp and hammock from the roll bar on my jeep a few timesneo
    Good point. Does the Element have an internal roll bar or cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Good point. Does the Element have an internal roll bar or cage?
    all jeep wrangler have a factory roll cage.i can strap kakayak on the top of it.neo


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    I have a 73' VW bus that I hung from the part of the body that is between the sliding door and front passenger door to a tree. It was nice on a hot day but for the night I just slept in the bus's bed. I love my bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I love my bus.
    Dutch, the next time you hammock with your bus, please take a high-resolution picture for me. I drove nothing but air-cooled VW's for 15 years. Donut know why I am now driving a Honda. I miss my 1965 Bus with Sundial Camper option.

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    ... i regularly test hang between my toyota sienna roof rack and a cast-in place basketball backstop pole. i only weigh 140 though...

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