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Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches - 49" Long

Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches - 49" Long

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Carry bigger, longer loads with this hitch-mounted load support. The adjustable-height system includes a 49" long, Vortex Aero crossbar; a tilting mast for easy loading; and a tie-down for transporting a ladder or kayak. Lowest Prices for the best truck bed extender from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches - 49" Long part number RTL002 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Truck Bed Extender

  • Hitch Load Extender
  • Adjustable Height
  • Rhino Rack
  • 48 - 64 Inch Width
  • Steel
  • Light Duty
  • Black

Carry bigger, longer loads with this hitch-mounted load support. The adjustable-height system includes a 49" long, Vortex Aero crossbar; a tilting mast for easy loading; and a tie-down for transporting a ladder or kayak.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted load bar enables you to load and transport big and long cargo on the roof of your vehicle
    • Works with an existing roof rack to support long loads, such as a kayak or ladder
  • Upright bar tilts away from the rear of your vehicle to assist with loading and unloading
    • Rubber mat provides a soft surface from which you can lean your cargo onto the crossbar from the ground - you never need to lift the entire weight of the kayak
  • (1) 49" Long, aluminum, Vortex Aero crossbar supports your load
    • Rubber strip in channel helps to cushion load and provides slip resistance
  • Telescoping upright bar lets you use the system on vehicles of different heights
    • Nut and bolt on the mast can be loosened and the upright bar repositioned to customize the height of the load support
    • Optional wire lock linchpin is provided to secure the mast in a fixed position
  • 2 Load stops (included) provide lateral support for your gear
    • Adjust along the length of the crossbar to support loads of different widths
    • Position one way for curved loads and another for square cargo
  • 51" Long nylon strap (kayak sling) is included for supporting your watercraft
  • Threaded, anti-wobble hitch bolt and clip (included) secure the carrier in your hitch
    • Reduces vibration and noise in the hitch
  • Steel construction with e-coat and black powder coat finish ensures durability and corrosion resistance


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Adjustable height range: 42" - 64"
  • Rubber mat dimensions: 23-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" long
  • Distance from center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar: 8-1/2"
  • 3-Year limited warranty


Carry larger and longer cargo on your vehicle's existing roof rack by installing the Rhino-Rack T-Load in your 2-inch trailer hitch. This adjustable-height crossbar system provides the lateral support you need to safely carry long gear such as a ladder or kayak on your roof rack.


Rhino-Rack T-Load Aero aluminum crossbar

The T-Load includes a 49-inch-long, Vortex Aero crossbar that sits parallel to your roof-rack crossbars. The aluminum crossbar is mounted on an anti-swivel plate to ensure stability. And it has a built-in channel for mounting Rhino-Rack accessories such as ratcheting tie-downs and load supports. The crossbar also has a rubber insert in the channel that helps to cushion your load and that provides slip resistance during transport. The insert can be cut to accommodate channel-mounted accessories. An anti-swivel plate provides a stable mounting point for your crossbar. The plate is designed to accommodate a Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero (included) or Heavy-Duty (sold separately) crossbar, so you can swap out the bar depending on the accessories you wish to use with the system.


Rhino-Rack T-Load height adjustment nut and wire lock linchpin

The height of the T-Load's upright bar is adjustable to match the height of your roof-rack crossbars. This enables you to use the T-Load on multiple vehicles. To adjust the height, simply loosen a nut and bolt, slide the bar up or down, and retighten the bolt. You also have the option to secure the T-Load in place at a fixed height. To mount the T-Load in a fixed position, drill a hole in the bar at the desired height and use the included wire lock linchpin to hold it in place. This option is great for those who will frequently be using the T-Load on the same vehicle - or for those who are always reinstalling the carrier and don't want to line up the height and use a wrench every time. Once your hole is drilled, the system requires no further adjustment, and drilling the hole enables you to simply pull the pin and lower the crossbar for convenient storage when not in use.


Rhino-Rack T-Load upright mast pin and tilt function

The upright bar of the T-Load tilts forward and away from your vehicle for easier loading and better access to the rear cargo area. The bar has a bracket in the base that lets you choose between two angles of tilt.


A rubber mat is provided to serve as a no-slip base for leaning a kayak or canoe onto the crossbar from the ground. To load, place the bow of your watercraft on the mat, lay the other end on the T-Load crossbar, and push the kayak or canoe up and onto your roof rack.


Rhino-Rack T-Load load curved and straight load supports

This system includes a pair of load supports that you install by clamping them around the crossbar. The load supports can be positioned anywhere along the bar to accommodate cargo of different widths. Each load support has an angled side and a straight side. For an item with a curved shape - such as a kayak - position the load stops with the angled sides facing each other on the crossbar. For straight-edge items - such as ladders or lumber - position the load stops with the flat sides facing each other.


Rhino-Rack T-Load kayak sling buckle inserted and installed

The T-Load comes with a 51-inch-long nylon strap to use when you are carrying your canoe or kayak hull-side down. The strap - or sling - has buckles that you insert into cutouts on the load stops to anchor the strap in place. When pulled tight, the strap helps to balance the canoe or kayak during transport. Use tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-downs (sold separately) to properly anchor your kayak to your roof when using the T-Load.



RTL002 Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches - 49" Long

Item # RTL002

Installation Details RTL002 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches - 49" Long - RTL002

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (71 Customer Reviews)

Carry bigger, longer loads with this hitch-mounted load support. The adjustable-height system includes a 49" long, Vortex Aero crossbar; a tilting mast for easy loading; and a tie-down for transporting a ladder or kayak.

- RTL002
by:

Product shopped immediately, arrived as scheduled. Had installed and kayak on top of car within two hours of opening box. Very simple. I am 67, still go to gym a lot, but my joints ache and back is feeling the years, so this makes loading of my 85 lb kayak now very easy. Worked smooth first time, though practicing the balance while unloading and rocking the bar back is important. I previously used a Yakima Bar Extender, (pic attached) which was fine for my previous lighter kayak. But I did scratch the side of my car many times with the Yakima system when unloading, and nearly dropped the heavier yak several times because the Yakima bar sagged under the extra weight of the newer yak. I just got a new Subaru and dearly wanted to avoid any scratches. This Rhino Rack seems perfect option, kayak is always under control, and is very secure.



- RTL002
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Bought this for a 2015 Jeep Cherokee to load a Hobie Passport and it works great. I was hesitant about carrying the kayak with just the two cross bars. This third wing helps to load and secure the kayak. Loading - I spread the goal posts wide enough for the beam of the boat and lift one end onto it. When lifting the other end and sliding onto the roof rack, the goal posts keep the boat from sliding laterally too much. Securing - I narrow the goal posts to fit the boat and secure at three points: the two roof rack cross bars and the Rhino Rack. The front and back are narrow enough to prevent the boat from sliding forward or backwards so no bow or stern lines needed. It is a bit pricey, a bit heavy, and awkward to store, but it gives me a lot of peace of mind that the kayak isn't going anywhere while I'm on the freeway. Plus it was one of the few that was adjustable enough to get to the same height as the roof rack cross bars.



- RTL002
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I purchased the T Load support bar system for my 2013 Ford F-150 FX4. My kayak is a Seda Glider, weighing 42 Lbs and 19ft long. I’m so glad I opted for the T Loader, as my long kayak would be next to impossible to load onto the cab roof racks without the T Loader. With the T Loader, I can completely load my kayak while standing behind the truck with no stress or strain. I’m 68 years old and about 6’ tall. I honestly don’t think I could load my long kayak without the T Loader! My complete Rhino Rack system was not cheap, but it is very strong and stable on the road at 70MPH. This system enables me to take my kayak anywhere I want to go, safely and without hassle.



- RTL002
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I assembled the T-rack without full instructions (steps 4-19 missing). I looked for them online & the same steps were missing. Also missing is one small bolt 32mm used to attach the wide bar to the top of the T. There were 2 bolts in the package, but one is 4 mm. I had to use it, but cannot cut the rubber strip to fit as it is raised due to the extra length. Taped it up for use. Also, it does not load as all the videos show. The tight fit of the vertical bar results in it having to be forced into place. So, along with the weight of the sea kayak (@50lbs) I am forcing the rack into position so I can fasten the kayak down. It does help a bit with loading, but not in the way it was advertised to work. I am disappointed.


Comments
Very strange about the instructions. We are trying to fix that now! Customer Service will reach out about the wrong bolt.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/07/2021


- RTL002
by:

Truly I'm super grateful because it was delivered much faster than I expected. thank you for your attention



- RTL002
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I bought this load assist bar for my hobie pro angler 14 ft . This was the first time using both of them . It went well they are some down falls with it but I would still highly recommend it . My vehicle is a 02 ford excursion. The t bar loader is well built but my first problem is that the hitch pin is a little short but still works and it is the wrong diameter for the size of the hole it should be a 5/8 pin size instead of 1/2 inch diameter. The second thing is, and it might be because of my vehicle, the height it extends to is a little short for my rig. It still does the job just fine but there is no rear end support witch is not a big deal for me . One thing you have to be carful of is when you are unloading your kayak the t-bar does fall towards you . I do use a small step ladder after I have the kayak on the roof to adjust it. Without the t-loader it would be nearly impossible to do it .



- RTL002
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great product! got it to haul my kayak on my unlimited rubicon (soft top) instead of installing a full roof rack. worked out great. easy install, well built, and removeable. good price too. i highly recomend


Comments
Jeremy any pic of your Kayak on your jeep? I have a wrangler wsoft top would like to see your system.Thanks for your time Steve
-- comment by: steve M - 01/17/2014

Comments
Rack works perfectly on my 2013 JK with 2 receiver. When installed, the racks vertical posttube rack butts up on stock spare tire. So if you have a larger spare mounted on tailgate, may be an issue. On the front, my light bar is used with Rhino Rack for kayak. Works great for me since I use up/down soft top a lot. Very clean install and setup, and well built.
-- comment by: Jeremy - 02/06/2014

Thanks for coming back and following up with us!

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 2/10/2014

Comments
Jeremy, I like it locks great going to look into getting the same setupThanks fro sharing the picture Steve
-- comment by: steve M - 02/10/2014


- RTL002
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Very impressive piece of equipment! Haven't had a chance to put it into action yet but sure it will work great for loading my fishing kayak! Instructions were east to follow and it was a plus that assembly tools were included! E-Trailer was a great company to buy from!



- RTL002
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Missing multiple parts. So had to cancel trip to the lake. The packaging needs to be updated so parts cant go missing during shipping.


Comments
I apologize for the missing pieces. Customer Service will contact you about this.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/30/2021


- RTL002
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The unit is much more stable than expected. No rocking or swaying even with a side wind. The canoe is easy to load, I come in from the drivers side, set one end of the canoe in between the uprights and then move over to the truck and set the other end on the bar across the extended cab and then just lift it over. Of course the 5th wheel is not in this picture but that is why we load over the front.



- RTL002
by:

Very well built and engineered! Bonus pin key lock was nice. Instructions could have been a bit more complete. Never mentioned rubber strip that needed to be cut and installed midway through assembly.



- RTL002
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I bought this product to make it easier for loading my 2018 Hobie outback kayak on top of my 2007 Toyota tundra. Hobie recommends that this Kayak be transported topside down, so that eliminates using the strap. So when trying to slide the kayak on the bar without the strap the rubber pops off the crossbar. My biggest problem is when the hitch pin is at its farthest location and the bar is lowered all the way, The tailgate hits the bar . It is a very sturdy product and I’m sure that it would work great for other kayaks and on a vehicle that does not have such a big tail gate but unfortunately it did not work out so good for me .


Comments
Okay too short for my tundra
Kevin - 08/25/2020


- RTL002
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Rhino T-Rack arrived on time and in good condition...went together as advertised. Took a couple of tries for me to get the routine down but it definitely will help me load my 16 ft. kayak by myself. Trying it out tomorrow!!


Comments
Loaded my kayak several times in the last month running from hurricanes and storms...now that I have the routine down it takes no time at all...100 satisfied.
Steven M - 10/09/2020


- RTL002
by:

This thing is amazing! So far, I’ve used it solely with my 39 lb Maas 24 sculling shell. It was fairly simple to load my boat before, but with the t-bar load assist and support - Wow!!! The device itself was fairly easy to assemble and install. I was originally expecting the T-bar in March, but etrailer was able to ship mine mid-January! Thank you to Kyle, who helped me order the right components, and to Mariah A, who straightened out my order, and kept me apprised of shipping dates, etc. Great staff etrailer! Please thank your staff. I will definitely recommend the t-bar and etrailer.com to my rowing friends.



- RTL002
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This T-bar is the ticket when loading a Hobie PA-14 on the top rack of a lifted Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicon by myself.



- RTL002
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I've owned the product now for about 2 months. I use it to load/unload a Hobie Mirage Outback kayak on/off the roof of a 2007 Honda Pilot. I'm very happy with the product; however, it has taken some practice to get "good" at using it. It's not all as easy as the online videos would make it appear, but it does make the job as easy as I can imagine it being. And I tried several other options before this one -- the T-Load is the best of the bunch. It's just that there's no getting around the physics of lifting and pushing a 65-lb bulky kayak onto the car roof, and there is no substitute for having another person around to help you. Short of that, this is the next best thing. I am a relatively small guy (5'7") and I have gotten so that I can load/unload the kayak by myself without it killing me, so it fulfills my purpose for it. That's not to say that it is effortless though. Some tips if you are considering this product: - With the T-Load extended out, the rear hatch of the Pilot can be opened, with about 6 inches of clearance from the bar. Very nice. However your hatch must open up; you would not be able to open the hatch on, say, a RAV4 that opens to the side. - Practice with it first at home with another person around to jump-in if you get stuck. There are nuances to it that simply require some practice to learn. And to a large extent, the "nuances" have much to do with what you are loading/unloading -- in my case, my Hobie kayak, which has to be flipped hull-side up for transport, and that has to be done while it is on the T-Load because of the rudder, then I have a fishfinder mount that gets stuck on the strap and must be lifted over it, etc. All of which is manageable once you've done it a few times, but can otherwise get you in trouble if you're not prepared for it -- thus have a buddy around to help the first few times. - Wear gloves, especially if you are sweaty or just coming off the water (assuming you are using to load a kayak). Sweaty hands will slip and get you in trouble quickly, especially if you're alone. My fishing gloves with a rubber coating solve that problem. So I give the product two thumbs up. It is very rugged and well constructed. It is my first Rhino Rack product, and my impression from it is that Rhino Rack delivers quality products. I expect this thing to last a long time. And my purchase through eTrailer was also very good. No issues at all.


Comments
Hi Mark F. Question: You say, in your review, its not as easy as the video. I am 52, 115, female and am trying to figure out a way to load my 16 ft kayak 49lbs onto my xporter rail on my pickup. When you say practice, what does that mean? Do you load it with the kayak cart attached? Or will that be another obstacle? Sorry for all the questions but I dont want to crash it and the weight is an issue. Since you have had it a while now let me know how its working. Thanks Carole P
-- comment by: Carole P - 05/17/2014

Another option that you might consider is to use the Thule Hullavator System # TH897XT-AB
Thule Hullavator - Easy Loading (Strut Assisted) Rooftop Kayak Carrier System for AeroBlade Bars
$611.41
. This system uses powered struts to assist in loading your kayak on your roof rack system. You start loading at waist level, then use the struts to assist in loading if the rest of the way up on your Thule Xsporter rack system. I would not recommend using the Hullavator system to load your kayak while a kayak cart is also attached.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 5/27/2014

Comments
Carole P, it would not make sense to me to try to load it with the wheels on. That would definitely be an obstacle. By practice, I mean that you should load and unload your kayak a few times with help around, just in case. In my case, I ran into hiccups that required some forethought to work through. But the specifics of that will be unique to you and your kayak and your vehicle. And maybe you try it out and have no hiccups at all.I will say that I am coming up on nearly 2 years now of using this product, and I am still very happy with it. I still use it! It has held up just fine. And I load and unload my kayak now with hardly a thought.I obviously dont know you at all, but when you say you are 52 and 115 lbs, I picture a small woman and that could be a concern with this. Even with this product, you still need to be relatively fit and strong to lift and maneuver most of the weight of the kayak.
-- comment by: Mark F - 05/28/2014


- RTL002
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This product is in short supply. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to purchase one and have it delivered within a week. Easy to install and a great tool to help load heavier kayaks.



- RTL002
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The experience with E trailer was excellent, the customer suport, the product, evrething, even the marketing on line



- RTL002
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So far so good; came on time, in good condition, and went together easily. The Yak is loaded up and ready for tomorrow's trip around Tilghman Island.



- RTL002
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Really did the trick for us. We mount it on the front receiver hitch that we installed on the truck. Makes loading and unloading the kayak much easier.



- RTL002
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took some time to set it up properly. was well worth the money . works better than expected


Comments
above every expectation. works very well and very easy to install
david k - 07/27/2021


- RTL002
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Product is well made and works great. Item was shown in stock when ordered but took a month to be shipped. Shipping paperwork shows delay was waiting for item to arrive in stock. Need to keep the web page current. Customer service was very helpful.



- RTL002
by:

The Rhino-Rack does solve my problem of loading my kayak without fearing I might damage the truck. Initially I hoped the Rhino-Rack and a Back-Rack up front would be sufficient to transport and support my kayak. While off-roading, the sway of the Rhino-Rack was extreme. I did add supporting cables to the Rhino-Rack but this did not help. I had to add a ladder rack in the rear to support the kayak without fear of losing it on the road. This combination of the Rhino-Rack, Back-Rack and rear ladder rack works great.



- RTL002
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Perfect fit and look, thanks George even with 35" spare on the back. Headed to Montauk later to try the new racks out



- RTL002
by:

I purchased this product to transport 14' and 17' home-built kayaks with my 2017 Santa Fe. I wanted support further aft than the factory bars allowed so I did not need bow or stern straps supporting the kayaks. The unit went together well with good-quality instructions (except for a couple minor errors in the full exploded view) and high-quality hardware. Although the tools supplied were reasonable, you will still want to have your socket set handy for a couple of the bolts. It was easy to adjust to the necessary height and provided good support to the kayak. On the Santa Fe, the supplied tools will not allow you to tighten the anti-rattle bolt as the receiver pin is recessed too far so a 3/4" box-end wrench or ratcheting box-end wrench is necessary. The unit is heavy, too heavy for the target application. I believe it to be excessively overbuilt in order to use the same material the factory uses in class 2 or 3 hitches. With a rated support capacity of 125 lbs, lighter materials could have been used and the full assembly easier to lug about. For this reason, I'm deducting a star. I did try the tilt load feature as shown in the Etrailer video without the same success. My kayak was longer and heaver and I did not feel I had adequate control over the tilt function. I'll practice this feature, will probably find it useful in the future or with lighter/shorter kayaks.


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    Looks like you are looking for a roof rack and hitch upright mount for carrying a stand up paddleboard with your 2016 Toyota Tundra. We have just what you would need. The Rhino Rack parts # RRVA150B, # RRRLKVAH, # RTL002, and # DK079H would give you everything you would need. This will give you a single cross bar and a hitch mounted upright crossbar for your SUPs. Then the Thule SUP Taxi part # TH810001 would work well for carrying up to 2 paddleboards.
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  • Towing a Trailer and Carrying Kayaks with a Rhino-Rack T-Load on a 2011 Toyota Tacoma
    What you will need is a dual purpose ball mount, # D210. This ball mount has a receiver welded to the top and a ball mount on the bottom allowing you to tow a trailer and use the Rhino-Rack T-Load, # RTL002, at the same time. The ball mount is rated for 750 pounds tongue weight overall but the receiver portion is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight. The combined weight of the T-Load and the cargo cannot exceed 350 pounds. And the combined weight of the T-Load, cargo, and tongue weight...
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  • Could Rhino Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assiste RTL002 Fit 54 inch Wide Boat Possibly
    The # RTL002 cannot expand out to 60 inches. Probably the only way to carry a boat that is 54 inches with it would be to turn the boat around so the front of the boat was facing the rear as it may be narrower up there.
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  • Ideas for Making Loading Kayaks Easer on 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Realistically the best product we can offer would be to go with a different kayak carrier that has more of a load assist like the Inno # INA453 or to use a tire step like part # HE4040 so that you can get up higher to load and unload easier. Or you can install a 2 inch hitch like the part # 75471 on your 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and then use an upright assist like the Rhino-Rack T-Load # RTL002 which installs in the hitch and can til back to help set on the bars.
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  • Single Bar Roof Rack Recommendation for 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor for Carrying a Canoe
    For a roof rack for your 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor you would want the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbar # RRRS448 and then the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches # RTL002. You would need to check the owners manual to determine what the roof capacity is and be sure not to exceed that but the rack and T-load are rated for 165 lbs.
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  • Easiest Way To Load Up A Kayak On The Roof Of A 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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  • Determining if Rhino Rack T-Loader RTL002 Would Fit Past Rear Spare of 2009 Toyota RAV4
    The Rhino Rack T-Loader part # RTL002 shouldn't have a problem fitting past the rear spare of your 2009 Toyota RAV4 but you'd have to take one simple measurement to be sure. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the spare. If that distance is less than 8-1/2 inches this will fit and clear easily.
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  • Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack for 2016 Honda Odyssey to Work with Rhino-Rack T-Load
    We can help you select a good companion roof rack for use along with the Rhino-Rack T-Load load support # RTL002. The options depend on how the Odyssey's roof is configured. If it has a bare roof with no rails or crossbars then I suggest the matching 49-inch Vortex bar rack made of parts # RRVA126S-2, # RRQMVA10 and # RRRLT600. This will give you a 3-bar set-up with all bars matching in length, appearance and functionality. This includes spacer blocks for leveling the rear crossbar....
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  • Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mount Load Bar Weight Capacity
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  • Does Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist Come With A Black Crossbar?
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack T-Load work with Factory Roof Rack on 2008 FJ Cruiser
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack T-Load # RTL002 that you referenced will work just fine with the factory crossbars on your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The height adjustability will allow you to match the height of your crossbars. I attached an install video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Is the Rhino Rack T-Load Assist and Support Bar Tall Enough to be Used on a 2008 Honda CRV
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  • Roof Rack and Hitch Mounted Crossbar Recommendation for a 2001 GMC Sierra Stepside
    I may have a solution for you, but since you have a stepside 2001 GMC Sierra none of the ladder racks we offer would work as a fit. What you would want is a roof rack to start with like part # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK227 and then go with a hitch mounted crossbar like the Rhino-Rack T-Load # RTL002 for if you needed more support. This would be the best option you would have that should work well and wouldn't interfere with your toolbox.
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