Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:38:43 +0100
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <usenetnopsamtmfweb.nld>
Subject: Re: toppola camper


MH <nomailnopsamere.no> schreef: >> I don't even want to speculate about your center of gravity as even >> a ski-box does not really improve your stability. > > The difference is that a ski box is loaded with heavy stuff, > effectively raising the cog. > The Toppola camper only >looks< solid and heavy but actually there is > hardly any weight in it, it's just plastic. A smart Toppola owner > would put all his heavier camping equipment on the trunk floor, > keeping the cog on the same low level. Whatever you put on the roof of your car, it's not going to be weightless, so it is going to shift your COG up. But if you read the remark under the photo here: http://hem.passagen.se/lamini/side.htm it may even be heavier then you think, considering you don't need heavier springs for a loaded ski box. Mark

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