Written by Chris Braymen
The original store that I was considering to make a custom canvas
roof carrier for my '84 Westfalia was going to charge me $112 U.S. and an
unspecified lesser amount for 10 or more. Al Knoll wrote to the list
saying that was a reasonable price and mentioning Kirkhams in the same
breath. I had heard of Kirkhams before, but didn't really know what
they did until I called them. As I understand, they make pretty good
canvas tents. Anyway, their stock roof carrier models were even better
quality than the first place, they were easy to work with, and their
custom bag was only $80 U.S., no group discount. I put half down and
paid the remainder when the bag was finished. It does takes them a
while to do custom orders. Here are the details:
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I am completly satisfied with the bag. It has gone through some heavy rains and has stayed remarkably dry inside (no guarantees here though!)
Kirkham's Outdoor Products
3125 South State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
They've got my order on file (under the name 'Chris Braymen') and anyone interested can ask them to refer to it. I was working with a guy named Todd.
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