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    Posted: 16 Jan 05 at 1:34pm

I need to move a Topper and launch trolley from rural Cheshire to North West Scotland (near Ullapool) this Spring and I'm  looking for alternatives to putting it on top of the car - that space is already occupied with a roof box!!

Anyone know of a carrier who will move it for a sensible price?

Any other suggestions?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 05 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by andy2000

I'm  looking for alternatives to
putting it on top of the car



Tow it????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote andy2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 05 at 9:56pm
Towing needs a road trailer and tow bar. Significant investment for a one-way trip as have neither!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 05 at 11:04pm
If your car is long enough duck tape the topper to the side of the car.  This would probably work best on an estate on MPV, old volvos especially. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lucy Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 05 at 11:27pm

Rent your topper to someone at your sailing club for the summer and then borrow / rent one off someone local in Ullapool?

Post it?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 05 at 7:30am

Take off the roof box, put the topper in its place and then chuck everything that was into the roof box into the topper instead.

Or double deck the roof rack so the roof box is over the topper...

Or get somebody else to drive and sail it up...

Or melt it down and put in into the roof box as well.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 05 at 10:51am
Of course you could just tie it to the back, and drag it
up along the road, with not to much loss in
performance I suspect...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 05 at 12:24pm

With someone riding in it to keep it on the road?

I remember when young and stupider riding behind a landrover on a Kayak on a snowy road in wales. One ride there were 4 of us on board, and we went round a corner a little fast, all ending up in the ditch. I bounced, but one of the others broke her leg, which as we were in the mountains involved rather a scary trip to Aberystwyth Hospital... For some reason we never did it again!

Always wanted to, so I'd volunteer for the ride!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 05 at 1:46pm

If you are taking it on one way trip to Ullapool , why not just abandon it in a field near home and save a lot of bother for same end result

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 05 at 5:36pm
Or you could hire a long wheelbase van and put the boat in the back, plenty of space for boat, associated parafinalia, and the contents of the roof box.  If you run out od space for people the roof and a roll of duck tape is always a good option, it saves driver being distracted by noisy kids (besides they always want to stick their head out the window). 
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