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Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2

Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2

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This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack lets you carry gear on your vehicle with fixed mounting points. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft. Great Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2 part number RRRVP31 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRRVP31

  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 39 In Bar Space
  • Rhino Rack
  • Black
  • Locks Included
  • Aluminum

This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack lets you carry gear on your vehicle with fixed mounting points. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft.


  • Quiet, low-profile roof rack lets you mount carriers and accessories on your vehicle with fixed mounting points
  • Slim, elliptical crossbars create an extremely aerodynamic system
  • Flush design - bars don't extend past legs so the rack has a streamlined, from-the-factory look
  • Top channels let you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories can also be mounted to the bars
  • Rubberized Vortex strips in top channels dramatically reduce drag and wind noise
    • Keep dirt and grime out of crossbars
    • Provide cushioning and slip resistance for your cargo
  • Lightweight, structural-grade anodized aluminum bars are rustproof
    • Internal H-shaped extrusions provide exceptional bar strength
  • UV-treated, glass-reinforced nylon legs are weather resistant
  • Built-in locks secure roof rack to vehicle and secure channel-mounted carriers to crossbars
  • Quick and easy installation with custom-fit pads and bolts
    • Precision-molded inserts cover pads when crossbars are removed
    • Custom-cut crossbars match the width of your roof without adjustment
  • Complete system includes 2 crossbars, 4 legs, and fit kit
  • Matte black finish


  • Rack weight capacity: 220 lbs
    • Always observe your vehicle's maximum roof load capacity
  • Crossbar dimensions:
    • Front: 41-7/16" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/4" tall
    • Rear: 39-3/4" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/4" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Main

The low-profile, aerodynamic Rhino-Rack RVP roof rack lets you carry gear and accessories on your vehicle's roof quietly and with little wind drag. It's designed for installation on a vehicle with fixed mounting points (or flush side rails with internal fixed mounting points). The rack's Vortex Aero crossbars have built-in rubber strips that disrupt airflow for a quiet ride, and the bars are constructed of aluminum so they won't rust. These bars blend seamlessly with the support legs to provide a from-the-factory look, and they are custom cut to your specific vehicle so they require no adjustment during installation. The legs also include built-in locks that protect your gear and the rack from theft.

Aerodynamic Design

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Design

The rubberized Vortex strips in the top channel of each crossbar disrupt airflow with evenly spaced, wave-shaped grooves. This carefully controlled turbulence minimizes wind noise and whistling, so you won't need to add a fairing to your roof rack. And the slim, elliptical Vortex Aero crossbars cut through the air with minimal drag - even at highway speeds.

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Closer

The RVP roof rack has a flush-mount design so the crossbars terminate at the legs with no overhang. This provides the rack with a seamless, from-the-factory look.

Strong, Durable Construction

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Construction

The Vortex Aero crossbars are made of structural-grade anodized aluminum with H-shaped internal extrusions. These extrusions strengthen the bars without adding a significant amount of weight. And the aluminum bars won't rust so you can leave them on your roof year-round.

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Bar Close

The rack's durable, glass-reinforced nylon legs are designed to stand up to cargo loads and weather extremes. They're also UV treated to withstand long-term exposure to sunlight.

Channel-Mounted and Clamp-On Accessories

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Channel and Clamp Accessory

Each crossbar has a built-in C-channel so you can carry channel-mounted accessories such as bike racks, watersport carriers, and ski racks. The Vortex strips in the top channels come in pieces, so they're easier to adjust than a single long, continuous strip. You can remove, trim, and re-insert the Vortex strips around the mounting hardware of your accessories to keep the crossbar channels capped and quiet. Replacement strips (sold separately) are also available if you remove your accessories or switch to clamp-on accessories.

You can also attach most clamp-on accessories to the bars, and the Vortex strips provide a shock-absorbing, no-slip cushion for any accessories that rest on them.

Built-In Security

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Security

Locking covers on each support leg let you secure accessories mounted in the crossbar top channels. These sturdy nylon covers give the rack a finished look and also help secure the rack to your roof. The cover locks are keyed alike, so a single key opens all locks.

RVP31 Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack for OEM Flush, Factory Side Rails and FMP - Vortex Aero Cross Bars - RVH Legs - Qty 2

Replaces Rhino-Rack RSP31

Installation Details RRRVP31 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions RRRVP31 Installation instructions

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Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2 - RRRVP31

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (247 Customer Reviews)

This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack lets you carry gear on your vehicle with fixed mounting points. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft.

Toyota Highlander

We've had this a little more than a year now for our Toyota Highlander, and it's holding up well for limited use with luggage and a Christmas tree. As I recall, the installation wasn't exactly a breeze, but it's stayed in place ever since.


These bars are 5 star if you don't have the hassle of getting defective parts. After initially receiving the bars I spent almost 2 months waiting for parts to correct the issue. Note: this was not etrailer's fault. It was solely Rhino Rack, which made good with the problem - it just took a long time.


Great since have installed and used.


Great product and excellent customer se rvice


The batwing awning and cross bars are the key to my cross country camping trip. It makes my car a very comfortable camper. I am so happy with this product. Customer service staff are terrific. They are responsive and knowledgeable about what I needed to get my awning attached.


Great service

2019 Toyota Highlander

I watched the YouTube video and installation was pretty easy for my 2019 Highlander.


Constant whistling.

Installed on
2017 highlander. The gaps in between the edges of the crossbars create a whistle that is audible when the sunroof is open.

I know this kit is trying to accommodate different vehicles but for paying $400 there should be no gaps and no whistling. Gonna try rubber bands or tape there and close the gaps and see if that helps.

It is very common to experience loud wind noise when the sun roof is opened while using a roof rack. It is not recommended to leave the sun roof opened because of the level of noise.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 06/19/2020

Toyota Highlander

Good quality, functional, and looks great. Only complaint but a big one, there is a ton of wind noise with these on a Highlander. So bad that you cannot have the moon roof open at speeds over 30 mph. We removed the bars and capped the foot holes for the summer. Not ideal.

2016 Toyota Highlander

I received the Rhino Rack and was able to install the rack after looking over the instructions. There could be a little more detail in the description of the four pads to be bolted on the roof prior to installing the rails. All was completed in about 30 minutes.
The rails themselves are a very strong extruded aluminum, and very aerodynamic.
Seems to be a great rack.


Built well, but one of the cross bars was cut just a tad short. Still works fine, but was off by about 1/4 inch.


Quick shipment and easy install

2016 Toyota Highlander

etrailer .....Excellent customer service. Outstanding product, very easy to install, it really complements my Highlander.

2015 Toyota Highlander

I was happy to find a beefy aero bar that fits perfectly for my 2015 Toyota Highlander. Slightly cheaper than the big brands too


Fits perfect. Had to interpret the instructions a bit but overall very pleased with the product.




Review from a similar RVP in Roof Rack

Rack is solid, attractive, and well made. The "rack kit" comprises three separate kits; the base kit which includes the brackets and hardware that attach to the oem rails on the vehicle, the feet kit which attach to the crossbars to allow the crossbars to attach to the base rail brackets. Consequently, I found the printed instructions lacking in content and continuity (more on that later), but overall the install is reasonably straight forward and intuitive.

As someone with arthritic thumbs I found inserting the mounting screws and attaching the rubber skirts to the base rail brackets, along with insertion of the rubber strips into the crossbars to be somewhat of a challenge. In addition, the feet kit was short on mounting hardware and the hex-head cap screws supplied were not desirable for mounting feet to base brackets so I sourced replacement hardware locally.

Back to content and continuity of written instructions. No mention that crossbars were location specific and cut too different lengths and can be distressing if you don't think to check fit at the start of installation.

Otherwise, the rack looks good and is solid on the roof. I have not noticed any appreciable increase of wind noise before/after rack install and would not hesitate to recommend to a friend.

P.S. Jesse and the folks at etrailer were great to work with/answer questions.


Review from a similar RVP in Roof Rack

Finally finished my Rhino-rack roof rack install on my 2022 Hyundai Kona. I had problems understanding confusing directions and found out after calling and sending a video that there were wedges missing from my original shipment. I thought the bolts were too long only because pieces were missing. I thank Wayne from customer service for helping me figure this out and shipping them out next day air. I am happy with the install and they are sturdy and high quality. Just think they should make directions easier to understand. Happy customer just in time as we are planning a vacation starting tomorrow night to the beach! Good job!

After using my Rhino-rack for over 5 months now I am very happy. Has been a sturdy and well built rack with minimal noise. Appearance excellent too. Very pleased I chose Rhino-rack!
Edward - 10/09/2022


Review from a similar RVP in Roof Rack

I love this rhino rack it'so beautiful so good fits perfectly for my jeep grand cherokee all hardware is good I really love it and I totally recommend it I totally recommended fits perfectly the price is so good don't even waste your time with something else just go ahead and buy it and it was fast delivery 5 star for sure


Review from a similar RVP in Roof Rack

Installation was straightforward and I feel stronger than the factory crossbars which clamp on, as these cross bars screw into the connect points for the rails. These rails are also flatter than the factory installed rails. But are not perfectly flat. Roof-mounted bike racks may still lean a little bit. Which what I was trying to solve by replacing the factory cross rails/bars.


Review from a similar RVP in Roof Rack

Nice looking and very functional, but a significant increase in wind noise if your car is newer (quieter cabin). If they were easier to take on and off, I'd keep them off other than when needed, but too much hassle to take on and off. Overall, I'm satisfied but wish they didn't create so much wind noise and were easier on and off the rails.


Review from a similar RVP in Roof Rack

Perfect fit and easy install on our 2018 Explorer. Very sturdy for use with our roof box. The only time these whistle is when the moonroof is tilted up, not with the moonroof closed or fully opened.


Review from a similar RVP in Roof Rack

We bought a car with docking stations but no roof racks. After searching the internet I called etrailer. Jaime listened to my story, asked for a picture of the roof of the car so she could better help me. Her customer service was worth every penny we spent. The product was exactly what we needed and the instructions were easily understood. Installation went so smoothly my husband and I are still talking lol

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    For your 2019 Toyota Highlander with the flush side rails I recommend taking a look at the Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack # RRRVP31. This particular system features crossbars that don't actually extend past the feet for a sleek, OEM appearance along with a robust weight capacity of 220 pounds. The aerodynamic bars will also allow for a quiet ride during travel and the top channels let you add channel-mounted carries or accessories with ease. I have attached a short video review on this system...
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    I do have a solution. Unfortunately, you will have to go with a different rooftop tent. You cannot move your crossbars to create the necessary crossbar spread that you need because your factory crossbars are at a fixed distance. That distance does not change when you install an aftermarket roof rack. The towers/feet will be attached at the same spot, approximately 28" apart. You also cannot go with a naked roof install because the flush rails will get in the way. However, the Yakima SkyRise...
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  • Best Roof Rack for the Money for 2017 Toyota Highlander with Flush Roof Rails
    We have a set of Rhino Rack RVP crossbars that fit your 2017 Toyota Highlander with part # RRRVP31 which I believe is your preferred choice for a roof rack. You can't beat the value of this style of Rhino Rack roof rack so it would be what I recommend. You get a high quality flush bar style rack custom fit for your vehicle at a cost that's nearly half of other options that are similar in quality. The Vortex roof rack part numbers # RRVA137S-2, # RRRCL4, and # RRRCP31-BK does cost a bit...
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  • Roof Rack and Ski Carrier Recommendations for a 2016 Toyota Highlander with Factory Side Rails
    For your 2016 Toyota Highlander with fixed mounting points in the factory side rails I recommend Rhino-Rack roof rack # RRRVP31. This is an all-in-one rack so there are no additional parts you will need to be; it comes with everything. The black bars and aero shape make this roof rack look more like a factory rack than many other roof rack options. There are several ski carriers that are compatible with this roof rack. For 6 skis you can use the larger carrier # RR576. For 4 skis you can...
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  • Lift Assist for Heavy Kayak on 2019 Toyota Highlander with Factory Racks
    As a 5' 2" girl that has to load kayaks to test carriers here at etrailer, I understand the struggle. Here are my recommendations based off my experience. Your crossbars are set to fixed mounting points like the Rhino-Rack bars # RRRVP31 that fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander. Even if you could mount them to the rear points, I would not recommend the Yakima Showboat 66 # Y04073 anyways since it is rated for up to 80 lbs and even at that it has a maximum roller extension of 24" which might...
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