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    confused Vauxhall Roof Bars (Carrying Ladders)

    After some advice regarding my roof bars. I have the genuine Vauxhall roof bars that clip in to the openings on the roof. Just wondering if anyone knows the best way to secure ladders to the Vauxhall bars.

    The bars have a channel running through them, is there a ladder clamp that secures in to the groove? I have seen a couple of types on eBay but unsure which would be best.


    Cheers,

    Paul.

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    You can get specific ladder rack things, like this....



    A clamp thing that goes over the bars to hold the sides of the ladder, then the U-shape lock thing to secure it. Whether you can get them for the Vectra bars or not, I don't know (those ones were only listed for Astravan (Pre MY07), Combo, Corsa C (MY01-), Corsavan (Pre MY07.5) - but I would've thought there would be a universal fit one around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds vectra View Post
    Err yeah, that's the bit I didn't mention!

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    A generic ladder bracket should be fine for those.

    Like D says, has a 'U' hook on one end (to hook under the bar) and has a threaded bar going vertically between the ladder rungs. A flat bar is then on top with the threaded bar going through a hole in it, with a tightening nut and lever above to secure it all down.

    eg http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lockable-unive...3286.m14.l1318

    or

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HEAVY-DUTY-ROO...3286.m14.l1318


    Or search ebay for ladder clamp

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    Don`t know how cheap you want to go but the cheapest way i found was..

    A set of u clamps that you use for joining the exhaust on your car or an aerial to the pole above your house roof..

    Put the u shape on the bottom of the bar and the threads and nuts, above the bar this then gives you something to secure the ladders against..

    Hope this makes some sense..

    Cheers Darren.......

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    Cheers for the replies, managed to get a set of clamps for £15 including delivery so I'm sorted now.

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