Sure, money, but go play in the mud post-purchase anyway, it’s worth it!
I feel like I’ve had to relearn this lesson (several times) this year, and I fully agree about the paper being deceptive and the kindling not really having enough mass.
I haven’t tried, but I’m pretty certain that reclining the front set would not get fully flat given the height of the rear seat cushion.
After it moved around I found that there was a bit more it could be clamped . . . and it still moved around. You’re right, the Subaru cross-bars shape doesn’t match real well with the clamps.
I will say that with a better approach angle I wouldn’t have had to be anywhere nearly as careful and slow as I was on the rough parts, but clearly the Outback can tackle a lot of experiences that Overlanders seek out. I wouldn’t drive it to Peru, but it works for me.
Great idea, thanks.
I also like these. When I was in full #overland dream-mode earlier this year I looked into these. I like them as a straightforward conversion that basically is easily reversible or can move to another vehicle, as opposed to cutting off the roof as Tim and Kelsey of Dirt Sunrise did. Read more