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Hi Forum. Iwant to carry a canoe on the roof bars on my Ecosport but would feel safer if the front and rear was also tied down. The rear is no problem as I can lash to the towbar, however the doesnt seem to be anything suitable at the front.
Has anyone found something sturdy to tie to at the front? ??
 

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Maybe you could install the tow hook into the front bumper and tie off to that. I wouldn't know if what the tow hook screws in to is strong enough, but if you also have it latched down in the middle, that would probably work. I do know that if a person ever needs to use the tow hook, they need to exercise great caution so as not to damage the area around the tow hook when pulling the vehicle back on to the road.
 

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Thanks. It is plenty strong enough and i have been using that but i was hoping to avoid it to minimise the risk of losing the plastic cover
 

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They make loops that attach under your hood for tie-down. I used it on my Focus for my 12.5' kayak. Haven't tried on my EcoSport yet as I just got it Friday.
 

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They make loops that attach under your hood for tie-down. I used it on my Focus for my 12.5' kayak. Haven't tried on my EcoSport yet as I just got it Friday.
.... i don't believe these are available in the UK ??? I am still using the front towing eye for my 15ft Grumman Canoe
 

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How big is your canoe? Specify the model, there may be another way out of this situation. For example, I have SUNDOLPHIN. I use special ropes and cling to the bottom of the car, it won't take long to remove or install.
 

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Maybe you could install the tow hook into the front bumper and tie off to that. I wouldn't know if what the tow hook screws in to is strong enough, but if you also have it latched down in the middle, that would probably work. I do know that if a person ever needs to use the tow hook, they need to exercise great caution so as not to damage the area around the tow hook when pulling the vehicle back on to the road.
That'll work. I have a pretty big kayak too. I have the BKC 12-foot.
 
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