if i have a decent size car with nobody else in it then i prefer putting my skis inside since they don't get dirty from sand flying up into the roof racks, but they're entirely necessary for bikes and a bunch of pairs of skis or a crowded car
in no way should you ever get a roof rack if gas money is your motive. Those absolutely rape your gas milage. I think for most cars its like 10% reduction in mpg or more
i sold one to a tall ass black football player named popcorn... who has sex with lots of white females. - freshbakedbread
"Open up my mind to something that is real, the truth is hidden underneath the ignorance and fear." - Ganja by Dylan Murray
Roof racks make cars look SICK! Not to mention how easy they make things when it comes to packing the car up. No folding down seats, no water in the car, no overfilling, no "Sorry dude theres only room for like 3 people in my 5-seat car".
For people with 5-seaters, a ski rack is essential. It basically lets you use your car normally, instead of having you find ways of cramming in 6-foot long pieces of equipment, and all of your other gear AND all of your friends.
All of you seat-folders have to jump on the wagon here. Once you go rack, you can't go back.
Bromance Crew, since '08
I normally just threw my stuff in the back of my 4runner unless I had people with me. Then it was onto the roof rack. When I was roadtripping it was roof rack for sure so I had space for shit in the back, as I was usually bringing more than one pair of skis.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity
"yo jong PM JD to get your skiing thead out of the Poop & Pokeman forum its cluttering up the good stuff"- skifishbum
Roof rack for sure. Putting skis insides sucks. And are you all really concerned about your skis getting dirty and salty? You do realize how dirty man made snow is right? And most of you are park skiers so a little dirt and rust is the least of your worries.
"I thought you had crowbars?"
"LOL crowbars, what is this, 2007?"
i have a rack but rarely use it. the majority of the time the seat folds down and it goes in the car (for the sand/salt protection).. the 10-20% of the time when i actually have a full car it'll go in the rack
I don't really like the idea of a rack just to protect my skis, the enclosed car top carriers are pretty nice when it comes to having more space in your vehicle, especially if you want to bring more buddies along. Although my family bought a cheap used one that takes lots of effort and time to lock in real cold weather. Just a little heads up.