Recomended brand of boat carrier

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 08:33
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I am in the market for a boat carrier for a 100 series Toyota any would welcome your imput on a good one, also your opinions on the recomended length of boat. Have been through the archives but thought there may be some more recent imput
Jim
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 10:52

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 10:52
Hi Jim,

Do you mean just the roof rack or a loader to get them on the roof?

3 loader & roof rack combinations that come to mind are

Tinny Tosser
Custom Boat Loader
Rhino Boat Loader

We had an older style 3.45mt savage on our 80 & 100series, now we have a new 3.7 horizon on the F250.
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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:43

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:43
The Rhino Boat loader is not strong enough for outback travel
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 23:53

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 23:53
Hi Greg, sounds like you speak from experience?

All i can add is we travelled with a friend for 8 weeks and though the worst of the roads were station tracks & the Gulf Savanah his rhino rack had no problems, personally i think they are very expensive and time consuming for what they are, by the time my mate had the boat positioned, ropes attached and then wound it up i would have had my tinny on and a cold tinny opened. LOL

Another that comes to mind is the JAMIC boat loader. NONE of these are cheap though which still brings me back to a $125 12v boat winch which is what i plan on using to ease the muscles, JAMIC have a website.
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 18:36

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 18:36
Mick,

I don't know where they get that comment from either, our Rhino rack with steel rails has been on some very rough roads / tracks and is still as good as new.

After all, it is only 2 side rails that bolt to 3 cross rails that attach to the vehicle's roof and at each end there is a roller assembly.

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Reply By: 11-UPS - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 08:21

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 08:21
Jim
I have Tinney Tosser had no problem so far , done Cape most of Gulf and QLD outback and haven't had a problem. Jacki can put the boat on (no electric winch)with out any hassels made sure of that just incase. Kilcoy Yowies has one also, Price Dec 06 $2100 includes full floor. If you need Ph no contact me and I'll get it for you.

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Reply By: Summer Breeze - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 16:44

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 16:44
G'day all!
I also have a 100 series Toyota. The other issue that I have yet to come to terms with is the legal weight of a boat loader/carrier and the boat on the roof (so as not to invalidate my insurance). Am I right in saying that the maximum roof load on a 100series is 100kg? Then to the total car load I have to add in the weight of the motor, fishing gear and safety equipment.
Anyone had any experience with the Ultralight boats made in Cairns?
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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 18:24

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 18:24
Mike
I think the max roof load on 100 series is 200kg. I Know the maximum roof load on a 200 series is 200kg.
The Tinney Tosser is 55kg
I think the Rhino Loader is 40 kg
The Custom Boat Loader is 50kg Custom Boat Loader

The Tinney Tosser and Custom Boat Loader are both stronger and better built than the Rhino.

Rhino have a new side loader on the market that might be worth a look.

The average weight of a boat is 70kg.

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Reply By: Summer Breeze - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 04:46

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 04:46
Greg,
Maybe you can help me out here... After reading your post about the allowable weight allocation for a 100 Series Landcruiser I went to my local Toyota dealer and asked them to confirm about the 200kg. Unfortunately, after about a 20 min discussion with the service manager, the spare parts manager, two mechanics and the sales manager it was apparent that no one could tell me the facts or tell me specifically how to find out. Most of them kept trying to tell me that it was determined by the carrier or roofrack rating.... Which to some extent is true but still fails to tell me what the roof loading is rated to. Now I don't intend loading elphants up there but like most other people I want to make sure I don't invalidate my insurance.
I'm not saying you are incorrect (infact I'm hoping you are absolutely correct!!!) Where did you get your information from? or other suggestions on how we can get the accurate info?
Again thanks for your post!
Mike
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Follow Up By: Black Cobra - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 07:37

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 07:37
Greg,

Like most dealers when it comes to the difficult questions other than selling the vehicles they wouldn't have a clue.

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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 07:39

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 07:39
Mike
The information on the roof rating which is different from the roof rack rating came from the Toyota dealership in Rocky. There are three figures you need.
Roof load rating
Single roof rack load rating
Total roof rack load rating

If you contact Rhino direct they have a list of Roof ratings and Roof rack ratings for most cars

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 10:13

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 10:13
QUOTE from Mike

I went to my local Toyota dealer and asked them to confirm about the 200kg. Unfortunately, after about a 20 min discussion with the service manager, the spare parts manager, two mechanics and the sales manager it was apparent that no one could tell me the facts or tell me specifically how to find out. Most of them kept trying to tell me that it was determined by the carrier or roofrack rating....

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Mike i suggest you direct them to read their own glossy brochure for the 200 series, it states under specifications, Maximum roof load = 200kg

That will include the weight of the rack, plus do not forget the rack & its contents then becomes part of your total payload which is only 600kg approx depending on model.
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Reply By: Summer Breeze - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 19:31

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 19:31
Hi Everyone!
I spoke with the good people at Rhino Racks at their head office this morning as per the suggestion posted earlier. I spoke with Nick there and he patiently explained that the 100 series landcruiser is rated based on the number of bar positions available, eg 2 positions = 100kg, 3 positions = 150 kg. This was independent of the rating that Rhino give their roof rack bars (50kg each). He said that while Toyota may have a different rating for the 200 series as far as Rhino were concerned they would still only recommend 150kg if it still only has 3 bar positions.
Well at least for me I am going to lay this one to rest and work under the assumption that my 100 series Landcruiser roof will legal handle up to 150kg which would include the load and the rack(s).
Thanks to all that took the time to post replies and suggestions.
Mike
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Reply By: Gus507001 - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 15:59

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 15:59
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We are selling a Rhino boat loader set up for a Landcruiser 100 if you are interested.
Price $900. Nothing wrong with it but our directions have changed. Contact me iof you need photos.
Gus
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