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Cargo Carrier -- PLS HELP -- no roof racks

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Hi all,

I know this is off topic but I've never bought a cargo carrier and I need one now for a loooonnng trip to the in-laws -- with three of our kids and three of our dogs. We don't have a van or SUV or anything, just a 2006 Toyota Corolla. All the cargo carriers I am finding require a roof rack. Can I add that? How do I know what to get? I just need something safe and serviceable, as we don't travel often.


I'm thinking of this carrier http://www.amazon.com/Highland-10391-Waterproof-Soft-Sided-Carrier/dp/B0002MA8TE/ref=pd_bxgy_auto_img_a

and there is something called a "bar carrier" on the same page. Is that the roof rack? Or is that something else that I would need a roof rack for? Do we need the tiedowns, too...?


Please help! I need to find one quickly enough to have it arrive by our departure date on the 21st of this month.

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GI Joes, REI, any major outdoor store will sell them. Sportsmans stores as well as winter sports stores.


You can go in and research what you need. Write down specific parts info and either buy it there or try Craigslist to get what you need.


It doesn't have to be pretty if your only using it on occasion just make sure it fits exactly right so you don't scratch your car or send your luggage flying.


Try Thule's or Yakima's websites. They have specific information on what you need for each style of carrier.


Good luck

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