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My husband and I are going camping in Cameron, Wisconsin for Labor Day weekend. I have been wanting and pricing the roof rails, and just put off buying them until we actually needed them.

I got the for $189.99 plus $11.98 shipping on Amazon.com. The was considerably cheaper that I could find them anywhere else. I'm just hoping that they get here by next Friday.

As some of you may know, my husband had a long rehab after having complications when his aortic valve was replaced in Dec. 2008.

He finally felt well enough to go back to work this spring. He sells semi and heavy equipment tires, and the company he works for is a subsidiary of a local Jeep Dealership, so his benefits and paycheck come from there. He gets an employee discount on parts, but they were cheaper to buy on Amazon.

So once we recieve our roof rails, we will be installing our Sears x-cargo, and heading off to Lake Chetak. We will be tent-camping on a lake front lot. Because of my husband's health, it's been 4 years since we've had a summer vacation, away from home.We're looking forward to enjoying a few days in the great outdoors, some R&R, and hopefully some good fishing.
 

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Sweet...........Barb...picture hopefully?????

And have agreat trip !!!!!
 

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Sorry, no pics, I had worked 5 straight 12 hr shifts ending the day before we left, so I didn't pack a camera. I had pack our clothes before my long stretch of work, and Friday before we left, we just packed up our camping gear from the garage, and picked up groceries along the way.

Like I said, I bought the roof rail off Amazon, for $189.00, less than I could get them anywhere. Well, they arrived on Wednesday, before we left. They did not, however, come with instructions. I couldn't reach the shipper by phone, but was able to contact them via e-mail through Amazon. Their reply was that they didn't have instructions, and that most people "have them professionally installed". I ended stopping in at my dealer and someone there was familar with the installation, and showed me how to do it. (It' really simple, but you have to tear back the weatherstripping to get to the screws t open up the brackets to fit over the factory installed rails)

They look great. We decided to leave our x-cargo on our Sable Wagon, and we used a soft sided luggage carrier that I had gotten real cheap at a garage sale and we were able to fit our tent, tarps, sleeping bags, and air mattresses in it. The cabin of the Jeep was filled with our other gear, cooler, clothing and pillows. (Think the Beverly Hillbillies to to camp).

The trip went well. We hadn't been camping in 4 years, and we had forgotten how much we like camping. We had a pretty bad thunderstom Saturday morning, and therefore our trip out with a fishing guide had to be cancelled because of lightening.

My husband has a bad back, so he found getting up from an air mattress difficult, so we are now in the market for a pop-up camper, which means we'll need to get a hitch istalled.
 
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