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Old 03-22-06, 07:06 AM   #1
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Do you like the Bones?

The SARIS Bones, that is!

I got a Bones 3, and it friggin' rocks.

Bought it used for $25. Might be the best $25 I ever spent.
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When I had a car and used a car rack, I used a Bones 2, and I agree with you. It's probably the best car rack out there.

Of course...now that I have an SUV (needed it so I could carry my two greyhounds around), I got a nice Thule hitch rack.
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Lucky bastard. I bought mine new for like $125. Still a good rack though.
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Old 03-22-06, 01:59 PM   #4
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Ditto. I paid retail for mine (bones 2) (and I HATE paying retail) simply so I could get it right then. Love it.

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I was given a Bones 2 as a gift. Thanks to the weather, have yet to try it. Soon though, soon.
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I've been using a Bones 3 for several years and love it. I've used it on 2 different cars; although not that different. A '95 Dodge Stratus and then a '00 Dodge Intrepid but it's so flexible and durable, I don't ever see having to buy a new rack. Also, because of my rack, my best friend bought a Bones 2 and used it on numerous different cars as he's a car salesman and drives various demo cars. His Bones 2 has never failed to fit a car.
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I've been thinking of getting a Bones 3 for my minivan. It would be primarily used on just weekends for my wife and I. I have another rack that I leave on my car most of the time. I was wondering - Once the straps are adjusted to the proper lengths, are they then easy to reinstale the next time that the rack is used?
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Good rack. You got a great deal.
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I've been thinking of getting a Bones 3 for my minivan. It would be primarily used on just weekends for my wife and I. I have another rack that I leave on my car most of the time. I was wondering - Once the straps are adjusted to the proper lengths, are they then easy to reinstale the next time that the rack is used?
Yep, the only thing that I did was to use some nail polish and put the letters T, S, or B on the appropriate clips for the Top, Side, and Bottom straps. They are stamped, but it's a bit hard for these old eyes to read. I also used a bit of polish to mark the locations where the various bar got set, so that I could collapse it all the way down for when I wasn't using it. (that was before I noticed the little stickers they put in the package to accomplish the same thing.)

One observation, the straps are VERY long, to fit almost any type of vehicle. I used a couple of short strips of velcro to loop and wrap them so they don't flail around in the wind. I'm not going to cut them, since I may need that length some time in the future with a different vehicle.


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