in it for the naps
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Checotah, Oklahoma
Tarp: GargoyleGear Ogee
Insulation: UQ-varies w/season
Suspension: onrope buckle
Bloom is spot on.
I want to add a couple of points. First, an aftermarket roof rack is even worse than factory racks...they are held on by sheet metal screws. Oftentimes, racks are added by dealers, and while the rack may look like OE, it is not. Bottom line, you really can't know for sure.
Second, webbing under load can eat right through paint. I wouldn't let the webbing touch anything I cared about.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
Yea I'd be iffy on doing any of this BUT assuming I have some scrap cardboard or pot holders from the kitchen or something to help protect the paint, I see no reason why you couldn't just make a giant loop ALL the way under and around the car. End with the tag end of your loop hanging over the edge of the roof and attach to it with a Marlinspike hitch. I'd use two climbing rings on the other end so the loop can be snugged down till you have some load on it and pad the corners of the vehicle, especially under the rings.
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rockville, MD
Hammock: eno DN(Daily)/Pro(BU,Gear), Snipe
Tarp: Cuben DIYw/beak
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South ga.
Hammock: Wbbb, BMBH, Clark nx250, wbrr
Tarp: J r b 11x10
Insulation: Hammockgear UQ/TQ
Suspension: BB webbing, python
"Another option would be to hang Between two vehicles using their roof racks.
I've hung between the rack on my explorer and a tree and it worked fine. I was just testing in case I found myself with only one tree to work with. If you are car camping with friends, there might be a chance that you could find something that would work."
This is a post from another thread on the forum about camping in a state park that didn't allow hanging from trees. In my test I didn't have any problems using my roof rack and a tree. I weigh about 210 lbs. was I just lucky that time?
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Hammock: UL BMBH
Insulation: Phoenix & Stealth
Suspension: Whoopies & DutchTi
At Sasquatch last year I rolled the windows down a crack and used a long strap going in the window closest to me - then through the other window and out over the roof.
Ran that through the strap loop and used a MSH - worked fine.
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Join Date: May 2010
Tarp: Superfly/JRB 11x10
Insulation: Polarpod / UGQ
I don't think going around the car, or hanging from the B pillar would do crazy damage to ruin a car.
At the same time, I wouldn't do them because of the small amount of damage that might be done.
Paint scratches/burns, weather stripping getting ripped/stressed, slight bends/dents, etc.
If it was a car I didn't particularly care about too much, I would try them out.