Hauling stuff on a car with no roof rack
June 25, 2014 2:54 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to haul a portable dishwasher strapped on top of a Ford Taurus?
posted by rossination to Travel & Transportation (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We are in the market for a portable dishwasher and would like to buy one on Craigslist in the next week or two. I really don't want to have to rent a truck from Uhaul or Home Depot to go pick it up, and I'm hoping that I can somehow get it home in my 99 Taurus.
It looks like these things are about 150 lbs. I don't have a roof rack (and I don't think it's worth getting one, since we probably won't have this car for a whole lot longer). Is it still possible to strap the thing down using ratcheting tie down straps and a little common sense?
(I've read this AskMe
about roof racks on Mazda 5s).