for the most part i only use the rack for short rides to lakes or streams. As for the tips im not sure if they can get damaged. When i moved to fort collins i had them on the top the whole way (highlands ranch to foco) and i was doin like 80 on i25 and they seemed fine but idk.
Originally Posted by BabyHuey
Looks good. In response to the other comments about the rod tips, would it be feasible to turn the rod rack 180 degrees so that the rod tips face the back of your vehicle? That way the wind will be flowing over the rods from the end to the tips, and not putting so much wind force on the tips and exposing them to the gravel.
Also, you might want to consider placing your tie down rope over just the rods, and not over both the rods and the line. The line may get abrasions from the rope during travel...
Nice job on the do-it-yourself rack!
And you are right the rods can be turned around which would also work great IMO. And to what u said about the line, i dont leave the line through the guides i reel it all in so there is no need to worry about it too much. (the line was just out in the guides when i took the picture)
Otherwise thanks for your opinion guys i appreciate it and will take ur ideas into consideration