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Re: Renault Espace owner

Hello debbiecs, the best solution IMO for an Espace IV is to use a towbar mounted carrier (unless you can find a generation 2 Renault OEM rear door carrier 3 bikes 60kg max load), as there are severe restrictions on using roofloaded carriers in terms of weight. Have a search on Espace roofbars, I did some examples that explain the maximum loading and some horror stories on what happens if you over load the Espace roof.

Remember the MAXIMUM load on the roof regardless of the bars used is only 80kg ... so the average bike and carrier is approx 23kg (chromoly frame ... a bit less for an aluminium frame) ... 19kg for the bike and 4kg for the carrier ... plus you need to get it up there ... not easy without ladders/steps or being very tall (Lagdti springs to mind )

Hope this helps

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