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How does your van wear your board or skis?

sbmcd

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Inside in the under seat ski slot, can't bear the thought of all the road salt on my lovely skis. Once parked up for skis are under the van.
 
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California4x4

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Inside in the under seat ski slot, can't bear the thought of all the road salt on my lovely skis. Once parked up for skis are under the van.
I carried mine on the roof bars without a bag for a season and even up there I had a lot of rust on my splitboard. I got on much better with a roof box and that also allowed my solar panel to see the sun.
 
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I carried mine on the roof bars without a bag for a season and even up there I had a lot of rust on my splitboard. I got on much better with a roof box and that also allowed my solar panel to see the sun.

I do have Thule a ski roof box I used to use on my A4 but it would be such a long way up I think I would need a ladder to access it. How do you find getting gear in and out the box?
 
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Hi Chris, I adapted my towbar-mounted Atera Strada DL3 to take ski racks, and can carry skis plus up to 3 bikes at once.
As mentioned above, road salt can be an issue (especially lower down with a towbar rack) so I am now putting the skis in lightweight ski bags and they still fit fine in the clamps and are better protected.
Photos of my diy effort are at the end of the thread below:
 
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sbmcd

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2019 Latest Design DIY Multi-Purpose Aluminium Telescopic Ladder Extension Extend - Portable Foldable (2.6M) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BNJC3BY/?tag=eliteelect-21

Although I haven’t ended up keeping it there, I did trim the bottom of both legs so it would fit under the bench if I want to. View attachment 53371View attachment 53372
Bought the ladders and cut the bottoms as you did, perfect, will now try using the ski box. Will keep my ones in the back stored vertically next to the cupboard as they do not take up much space at all, my drawer is full of other stuff lol
 

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