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My husband and I normally use a trailer with other pieces (see above list) but we bought Spring Creek cradles for rooftopping on a very long road trip with ferry stretch, 5000 miles between Colorado and British Columbia/Alaska. They held up beautifully with no problems whatsoever.
The one downside is that, like most non-J cradles, it takes a while to adjust them to the right positions and spans when initially setting them up. But that exacting set-up is one of the things that makes them work so well. The fit is very tuneable, unlike with J cradles.
Although we first intended to keep the Spring Creek cradles on his rooftop bar set, I just might take mine off and figure out some way to use them on the trailer while leaving the padded 2x4s in place for other purposes. They are superior to everything I've seen so far, though I have to admit that I've never seen Saris cradles.
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