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Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 31-1/2" Long - Qty 2

Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 31-1/2" Long - Qty 2

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These tracks mount directly to your naked-roof vehicle to create strong, low-profile attachment points for Rhino-Rack roof-rack legs. Each track has dual C-channels so that you can mount the tracks to your roof and mount legs to the tracks. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 31-1/2" Long - Qty 2 part number RTC8JW can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RTC8JW

  • Tracks
  • Rhino Rack
  • 31-1/2 Inch Track Length

These tracks mount directly to your naked-roof vehicle to create strong, low-profile attachment points for Rhino-Rack roof-rack legs. Each track has dual C-channels so that you can mount the tracks to your roof and mount legs to the tracks.


Features:

  • Create strong, low-profile attachment points for Rhino-Rack RLTP, RLTF or RLT500 track-mounted legs (sold separately)
  • Allow you to easily move legs and crossbars to a new position to accommodate different-size loads
  • Mount directly to your vehicle with a naked roof - also work for camper shells and hard tonneaus
    • Tracks mount to your roof with T-bolts - drilling required
      • No holes in the tracks - T-bolts slide into the bottom C-channels of the tracks for installation
      • Included O-rings seal bolt holes in roof to prevent leakage into your vehicle
  • Have notches built into the ends of the tracks so that you can easily remove roof-rack legs and crossbars
  • Constructed of extruded aluminum with anti-corrosion coating
  • Include 4 end caps that provide finished look for the tracks


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2 tracks
  • Track dimensions: 2" wide x 1/2" tall x 31-1/2" long
  • 5-Year limited warranty


RTC8JW Rhino Rack Channel Mount RTC Tracks - 31-1/2" Long - Qty 2

Installation Details RTC8JW Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 31-1/2" Long - Qty 2 - RTC8JW

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

These tracks mount directly to your naked-roof vehicle to create strong, low-profile attachment points for Rhino-Rack roof-rack legs. Each track has dual C-channels so that you can mount the tracks to your roof and mount legs to the tracks.

- RTC14
by:

Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Custom built a mixed Rhino-Rack and Thule bike carrier. Started with the RTC tracks, added Rhino-Rack crossbars, then Thule bike carriers. Customer support was very helpful in getting compatible parts. Took some ingenuity on my part, too, but I love the way it turned out!


Comments
Works great!
Marc - 04/23/2022


- RTC14
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Rhino tracks are great - I installed on my truck topper per the great instructions that were included (see photos). The tracks flexed to meet the contours of my topper. All bolts are hidden by track and were long enough to go through topper where special knobbed nuts are used to secure. Total install took about three hours. etrailer customer service came through to resolve several challenges on this order: - I initially ordered Yakima tracks. There were long shipping times, so etrailer recommended different compatible tracks from Rhino that were $40 cheaper! - the initial shipment had not arrived in nearly three weeks with no USPS shipping updates. etrailer sent a second set of tracks via a different shipper that arrived in a few days. - unfortunately the replacement tracks were incorrect - too long and endcaps were missing. - while eTrailer was arranging to resend the endcaps, the original USPS order arrived with the correct tracks and all parts. - eTrailer had me keep the correct tracks and parts, and send me a label to ship the incorrect tracks back to them. All of these interactions were made with very professional and friendly customer service staff. I felt like I was a valued customer!



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Overall pleased with the product. The rails were solid and I was able to shorten them for my application. My only complaint is the rubber gaskets could be a little easier to apply as mine were somewhat melted in the box. Installation was not difficult assuming you can measure and take your time. I mounted some Yakima landing pads on them with Yakima feet and bars.



- RTC95JW
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


First of all, it turned out pretty well. However, after the tracks arrived in distressed packing (see photo), I worried I'd need to return and start over, but fortunately, the contents of the package were undamaged. Then, since the holes for the T-bolts to secure the tracks required a 6.5mm drill, I had to order one before starting the installation process. Another $x for the two drills. Then carefully measuring and double checking that there was clearance underneath for attaching the knobs, and then I triple checked the measurements again. The most important one is the 15mm measure from the ends of the tracks for the first T-bolt at each end of the tracks. The other holes are not as critical since you are able to slide the T-bolts in the track to align with its corresponding hole. I did add a bit of silicone on the holes for extra leak prevention. Probably, unnecessary. At first I thought these tracks could have been a bit longer for my camper shell on a 5' bed, however once installed, they look pretty good (see photos). Now, if I'm able to install roof basket that attaches with my new tracks, I'll be very happy.



- RTC18
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


I just installed these tracks and have not used them yet. They seem pretty solid. The install took a few hours, a good part of which was building up the courage to drill 16 holes in my roof. With this set up one needs to take a little extra time on the layout, but the finished product looks nice. I gave 4 stars because the extra width of the tracks first work well for me. My top falls away slightly before the edge, so the outside edge of the track has a 1/16 to an 1/8 inch gap. I don't think it shows in the picture. I'm planning to use these with Yakima towers, but am waiting on the parts I need.



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Added the 63" track to my bed rails. Fairly easy installation but required some different hardware based on the application. Some areas didn't allow enough room for the knob so used washers instead with the nyloc nut from the knob. Beware the overall length is roughly 5 inches longer with the end caps (~68"). I had to cut about an inch from the rail to fit between my bull rings but knew there would be a chance of modification needed for the intended use. etrailer has great information and fast shipping.



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


I wanted to use my Rhino-Rack bars and accessories, although I did not want a bed cover on my new RAM 2500. So I mounted these Roof Rack Tracks directly to the bed rails. They fit perfectly, I only had to separate the nyloc nuts from the plastic knobs which did not fit under the rail.



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


I was very happy with these bars at first. But over this past year it seems the adhesive stripping on the bottom will slide off causing the tracks to become uneven. Concerns were raised with the manufacturer but they were not helpful or kind, Would not replace stripping or track.



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Received tracks and hardware but no end caps.


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/31/2022


- RTC14
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


I mounted these rails in a non-traditional manner (on top of my truck bed caps so that I could crossbars that spanned over my existing tonneau cover). No one I talked with had actually done this type of installation before. The only problems I ran into were: 1) I had to cut the rails approximately 1/2 inch to ensure the through-bolts did not interfere with existing cap hardware, and; 2) The "Nyloc Nuts" were too wide to use so I just substituted a nut, lock washer and flat washer to compensate. Other than that, the installation took a while but came out great. And the RRRL T600 feet work perfectly with the rails. See the attached photo for the complete installation (with bikes attached) and a second photo with the rack removed by using the quick release feet.



- RTC14
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Very well packed and supported. Follow up was also good. The extrusion looks a bit thin, but otherwise well made.



- RTC14
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Very solid made. I installed them on my fiberglass camper shell by myself. It took about 1.5 hours. Very straightforward instructions



- RTC18
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Arrived quickly which is nice. One track came with a small dent and I am missing a few o-rings. Other than that It’s good stuff


Comments
Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/17/2022


- RTC14
by:

Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


This review is given after 1 week of use. Please take it for what it is worth without knowing the long-term performance of the product. The good. The package arrived a few days after ordering without delays. All parts were properly packaged and all quantities were correct. The rails seem sturdy and the finish appears that it will hold up over time. The rails have a clean factory type look. I mounted them on the bed rails of my Jeep Gladiator. They fit nicely next to my hard tri-fold tonneau cover frame. The dimensions given online were accurate. The not so good. The descriptions online made me feel like this was a "universal" size track. It is not. It seems as though all of the major brands have proprietary T-bolt sizes. I am currently using elevator bolts that I hit with the bench grinder to hold accessories until I can find a good fit.



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


My previous truck topper had Yakima tracks. I kept my racks so needed new tracks on my new truck. At this time yakima and Thule tracks were all sold out so I went with this brand as they are compatible with Thule or Yakima parts. At first glance I thought they'd be more difficult to mount but it turned out they are actually easier to mount and seem really solid. Plus these can be mounted by 1 person as the bolts holding it on are t bolts slide into the track so no need for 2 people to install like the yakima trucks.



- RTC12JW
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


etrailer is great! This is a Rhinorack two star review. First of al the t-bolts were not long enough to reach through the topper. Secondly I received 10 bolts, 9 nuts, 6 o-rings and 8 butyl patches. Whoever is packaging the products can't perform the one task they are in charge of...counting! I would have ordered the Thule tracks had they been in stock anywhere, I will not be ordering any more products from Rhino though.



- RTC14
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Good track option because the slots allow you to add or remove square nuts as needed. Pretty robust feel as well!



- RTC95JW
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


I used one of these tracks to mount to the back of the cap on my pickup so I could mount a Rhino Rack awning. Parts and hardware seem great! Mounting instructions were clear and easy. Drilled some holes and tightened a couple bolts and I'm ready to roll.



- RTC14
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Easy to install. Works just as expected. Good quality product. Less expensive as than others, just as good in my opinion.



- RTC12JW
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Etrailer had this shipped and pa lager with all parts and delivered early. I could not find this size with anyone else perfect for your 2 door Jeep hardtop. Thank you for making the process so easy



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Perfect rail for my 6’ camper shell!



- RTC12JW
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Not real happy with this product. Rhino Rack Rails look OK, but install was challenging. Basically had to replace all installation hardware. T-bolts that hold rack to roof were too short (only 1-inch lgt.; needed 1-1/2 inch lgt.) to reach completely through roof of topper. Had to improvise with additional bolts (elevator bolts, with large diam., flat heads, new lock nuts, washers, etc. Total of $15.21 in additional hardware, plus grinding and filing heads of new elevator bolts to fit slots in the rails. Solution should hold rails on fine; but cost me extra $$ and several hours extra work. Next step is feet and crossbars.



- RTC18
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Excellent design and manufacturing quality. Etrailer has installation videos on youtube. Modern fiberglas truck beds and matching caps taper toward tailgate (for rearward visibility) which means the rail/crossbar will be a trapezoid instead of a rectangle. The butyl patches are messy but effective, better to place on T-bolts and mold below o-ring instead of placing on holes in cap. The M6 T-bolt protudes past knobnut inside cap enough to thread on eyenuts for hanging cargo hammock and whatever. Was pricey to get 71” rails with 59” crossbars, had to order separately, not sure why the price penalty since all parts pull from Colorado under different skus anyway.



- RTC18
by:

Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Rhino-Rack Rails work great. Put them on a truck topper to work with a Rhino Rack cross rails system. Easy to install and they are secure. You will need to apply extra silicone or caulk when drilling holes through the topper as the rubber washers on the bolts don't quite stop all leaks. Don't forget that fiberglass truck toppers need to be reinforced to support extra weight.



- RTC16
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Review from a similar RTC in Roof Rack


Very happy with the product


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  • Can Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks be Cut to Length
    Yes, you can cut the Rhino-Rack RTC-style tracks to the needed length without voiding the warranty. The RTC-style tracks are available in a number of different lengths: - 71" Long: Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount # RTC18 - 63" Long: Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount # RTC16 - 55" Long: Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount # RTC18 - 47-1/4" Long: Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount # RTC12JW - 37-1/2" Long:...
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  • Recommended Tracks for Camper Shell Compatible with Prinsu Toprac System
    The Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks will work with the Camper shell to give you the compatible tracks. There are different lengths available and you can cut them down if needed: Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 31-1/4" Long # RRRTC8JWMY11 Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 31-1/2" Long # RTC8JW Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 37-1/2" Long # RTC95JW Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 47-1/4" Long # RTC12JW Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 55" Long...
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  • Can I Cut The Rhino Rack RTC Track Down To The Size I Need and Available Lengths Of Track
    Yes, the 63" Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount part # RTC16 can be cut down to the size you need as long as you cut them perfectly straight to allow the end caps to go back on because at this time we do not carry them as a replacement part. The tracks are available in different lengths as well. Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 31-1/4" Long # RRRTC8JWMY11 Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 31-1/2" Long # RTC8JW Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - 37-1/2"...
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  • Can Rhino-Rack RTC Roof Rack Tracks be Cut to a Certain Length
    You could trim the Rhino-Rack roof rack tracks # RTC14 if you needed or wanted to. Just make sure that the cuts are perfectly straight up and down so the end caps will fit properly. Rhino-Rack does offer the tracks in other lengths. The shortest set is # RTC8JW at 31-1/2 inches long. If you need a specific size I can check to see if we have an exact match. The tracks are compatible with Rhino-Rack RLTP legs # RLTP, RLCP legs, # RLT500, and RLTF legs, # RLTF.
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  • Making Tonneau Cover Roof Rack with 30 inch Rhino Rack Roof Rack Tracks
    Rhino Rack has 31 inch long RTC tracks with the part # RTC8JW which you could use with the RTC Feet part # RRRLT600, and the 65 inch bars # RRVA165B and you'd have setup that would give you the two 30 inch tracks you are looking for.
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