01-04-2001, 04:40 PM
I just ordered a silver allroad, yee-haw!. I need to carry 2-4 sea kayaks. 50" bars won't cut it. Anybody have 58"s or even bars cut down to 56" or 54"? Curious how many head banging/eye poking incidents you've had and how it detracts from the lines of the car.
Also any ideas on passing time till delivery?(3-4 months:( besides staring at allroad pictures, searching out magazine articles, and reading all your miscellaneous ramblings. BTW, Did anyone come up with a copy of the Speedvision allroad show?
01-04-2001, 04:54 PM
As far as passing time, did you look into modifying an exsisting order that the dealer already has on order? That's what I did, and I was able to get a Jan. build date, which means I'll be joy riding end of Feb. I hope. Much quicker than placing a new order, and I was able to equip it exactly as I wanted and he made the change that day.
I have never hit my head nor have any of my passengers. You can find the pictures in an earlier post on luggage boxes.
01-05-2001, 04:51 AM
See the pic below with the Rocketbox mounted.
01-06-2001, 08:42 AM
Which foot style do you have?
01-06-2001, 08:47 PM
I just ordered the allroad - when I get it I'll be using #415 Railing Foots and 58" bars (thanks to WBK for confirming no problem with the length). I expect they'll fit fine and are easy to put on/take off.
Don't know if you're interested but I regularly carry up to 4 sea kayaks with Thule H2Go's and Kayak Stacker. I'm looking forward to loading the boats with the allroad on the "low" setting. No more shoulder strains!
01-10-2001, 11:55 AM
I am actually getting an A4 Avant. (I can't swing the Allroad, but I have driven one and it is super sweet.) I ordered the 751 and a bike attachment for now. I will get saddles for the kayak and something for snowboard/skis later. My parents put 4 kayaks on their GC with those kayak stackers. I don't see carrying that many on the A4.
I was going to design a really slick hitch for the A4, since the only one that is available sucks. It sounds like you Allroad guys are hurting for a hitch too. If you guys really want one, I can look into making one for the Allroad as well. It would be completely hidden and really trick - no cutting or drilling.