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  • How to Install the SportRack Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack # SR1020
  • The SportRack Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack # SR1020 installs on the roof of your pop-up camper by first picking out the desired location of the roof rack. You will then take a 1/8-inch drill bit and drill holes through the roof that line up with the holes on the feet of the roof rack. Using the included hardware you will then bolt the crossbars onto your roof to secure the roof rack. Since you will be choosing where the roof rack installs, whatever is on the inside portion of the roof of your...
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  • How Does Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Install on a 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Yes, the Rhino-Rack roof rack # RSPT508 will install in factory holes already on the roof of your 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The plastic molding that runs down the tracks on either side of the roof is removed, and then trimmed. The roof rack tracks are installed into existing hardware, and the plastic roof molding will install around the tracks once it is trimmed. Purchase of the rack does indeed include the hardware you will need for installation. This roof rack is going to...
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Carry Ladders on a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
  • Yes, the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack with the Vortex Aero Crossbars, # RRVA126B-2 and the SX Series Leg Kit, # RRSX100, will carry ladders on your 2008 Chrysler Town and Country assuming they do not exceed the weight capacity of your roof. This roof rack has a weight capacity of 165 lbs, but you should check your owners manual to verify the weight capacity of your roof before you load any cargo. You should not exceed the lowest rated weight capacity between your vehicles roof and the roof rack. Another...
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  • Fairing for a Rhino Rack Vortex Roof Rack on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf VII 5-Door Wagon
  • For installation, the Rhino Rack ROC25, part # RR23QR, is not intended to line up with the factory roof rack holes during install. It will install exactly as you have it right now in your picture. I can't recommend opening the moon roof while having a roof rack installed, as there is a chance that the rack will contact the glass as it opens or the noise and wind will change direction because of the crossbar and affect the passengers or cargo in the vehicle. Generally, we don't recommend...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points on a 2015 Mazda CX-5
  • The fixed mounting points on your 2015 Mazda CX-5 are under 4 little doors on the roof along those black channels on either wide of the vehicle roof. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pop off the doors. The roof rack feet in Rhino-Rack roof rack # RRRS367B will bolt directly to these locations. I have linked a video that should help. It is on a Mazda 3 and a different roof rack but it will be essentially identical on your CX-5 and Rhino-Rack roof rack.
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack and Cargo Bag Carrying Options for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack consisting of # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK284 that you referenced, which is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Honda CR-V with a bare roof, has been tested by Rhino-Rack on your CR-V and that is where they found the best location for it to be installed. I am not sure the details for their testing the chosen location has to do with the best roof strength and aerodynamics. Since the roof on your CR-V is not boxed and straight the Rhino-Rack roof rack will only fit...
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  • Roof Cargo Bag Options For a 2007 Ford Focus Hatchback Without a Factory Roof Rack
  • The Thule OutBound Roof Bag, part # TH868, needs to be attached to a roof rack. Since your 2007 Ford Focus 4-door hatchback does not have a factory rack, you will first need to install one. If your Focus currently has a bare roof, I would recommend the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack, part # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK005. Then you will be able to attach the Rola Platypus Roof Bag, part # 59100. Another option would be to use a roof cargo bag that does not require a roof rack. Checkout the Rightline...
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  • Installation Instructions for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack RR46XR on 2016 Mazda CX-3
  • The Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Vortex Aero Roof Rack that fits your 2016 Mazda CX-3, part # RR46XR, installs in the fixed mounting points on your CX-3's roof tracks. This lets the rack have a more OEM-like appearance. This rack does not use the door jamb for mounting like universal-type roof racks often do. Installation requires temporarily removing, drilling and re-inserting the roof ditch mould to allow the rack hardware to reach through to the fixed mounting points that are under the ditch...
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  • Roof Racks for 2011 Acura MDX with Naked Roof
  • All aftermarket roof racks for your 2011 Acura MDX that has a naked roof are shown on the linked page. These include racks from Yakima, Rhino-Rack and Inno. All of these rack systems will use door jamb clamp-style attachments to mount onto your vehicle's naked roof. The main differences between these racks are their bar shapes (square, round or elliptical), their bar spacing and their weight ratings. These features are noted for each rack system shown. The widest bar spread and highest...
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  • What is the Best Roof Rack Mounting Style for a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe with Factory Side Rails
  • You can use a roof rack that mounts outside of the factory side rails, but I recommend using a roof rack that attaches directly to the side rails. It is always better to use side rails or factory mounting points for a roof rack than a bare roof attachment because the vehicle manufacturer designed the side rails and mounting points specifically for a roof rack. It also eliminates contact between a roof rack and the vehicle's paint. You have a few different options to choose from. For a...
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  • How Does SportRack Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack Attach to Camper
  • To install the SportRack Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack # SR1020 you need to take a 1/8-inch drill bit and drill 1/8 inch holes into the roof of your camper for the 4 roof rack feet. Then install the rack feet padding to prevent scratches to your roof. Finally bolt the rack securely into place on your roof using the self tapping screws. Please note that this SportRack system requires the roof of the motor home not exceed 85-1/2-inches in width. This rack will not fit trailer roofs with rounded...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for a 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe w/ No Roof Rails
  • To add a roof rack to your 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe with no rails, I recommend the roof rack by Yakima which includes the following parts: Yakima JetStream Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 50" Long - Qty 2 item # Y00425 BaseLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Naked Roofs - Qty 4 item # Y28TR BaseClip Fit Kit for Yakima BaseLine Roof Rack Towers - Qty 2 item # Y06151 BaseClip Fit Kit for Yakima BaseLine Roof Rack Towers - Qty 2 item # Y06154 This roof rack has a 165 lbs capacity. I have attached...
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  • Is drilling required to install Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform Rack on 2017 Nissan NV 3500?
  • You are correct! The Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack # RR73QX you were looking at simply attaches to your 2017 Nissan NV 3500's naked roof by means of the factory ditches. You will not need to drill into the roof as the included brackets and hardware are designed specifically for your vehicle's roof. I attached a demonstration video for the roof rack, along with a snip-it of the instructions for the ditch brackets.
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  • Using the Moon Roof on a Limited Edition 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe with a Roof Rack or Roof Box
  • Any roof rack will impact the performance and usability of a sun or moon roof. Using a roof box like the Malone 18B Profile, part # MPG911 will create more difficulties because of its clamps. I don't recommend using the sun roof or moon roof with a roof rack or roof box equipped.
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  • Installation of Whispbar Roof Rack on 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee With Factory Side Rails
  • The 2011 and 2012 models years of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are both within the fourth generation of the vehicle so they should share common roof side rails. The Whispbar Roof Rack you referenced, consisting of parts # WB-S25 and # WB-K624, is a confirmed fit for both 2011 and 2012 model years that have roof side rails with a channel, as shown in the linked photo. This premium roof rack utilizes the quiet elliptical Whispbar crossbars to minimize wind noise and the rubber pads included with...
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  • Will SportRack Frontier Semi-Custom Roof Rack # SR1002 Install Without Scratching Car
  • Any roof rack that affixes to your vehicle roof line will naturally put some pressure on the mating surface. However, as long as you install the rack as detailed by the manufacturer instructions, tighten as directed and use it within its weight limits, there should be no issue with damage to your vehicle. Since these racks are semi-custom, they are designed to mate with the specific contours of your vehicle. There is a layer of rubberized foam padding on the base of the rack feet; there...
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  • Do the Rhino-Rack Roof Racks for a 2018 Mazda CX-3 Install/Uninstall Easily
  • The Rhino-Rack roof rack part # RR46XR actually have a fairly easy installation which also means that they can be removed fairly easily. If you check out the attached installation video (mark 3:28) of a similar Rhino-Rack roof rack, which consists of parts # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK384 for your CX-3, on a 2016 Mazda CX-5 you can see that there is one bolt/screw that secures each leg onto the roof of your 2018 Mazda CX-3. It wouldn't be too much to take the crossbars off if you wanted...
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  • Compatibility of Roof Rack Kit with Yakima Rocket Box on 2010 Honda Pilot
  • The Yakima RocketBox will work with either the Yakima or the Thule Roof rack. The roof rack needed will depend on what you currently have on the roof of your Pilot. The Roof Rack kits, both the Thule and the Yakima are designed to work with your specific vehicle, no worries there. If you use the link below, you can see the roof racks offered for your Pilot. On the page, click on the icon that describes your roof, and you will be taken to the various kits offered.
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  • Can Thule Artificial RainGutters Be Installed on the Roof of a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • I have a solution for you, but you cannot mount the Thule # TH542 on the roof of your vehicle and still have a secure mounting point for the towers of a roof rack. From what I was able to determine, the 2016 Ford Explorer came standard with flush mounted roof rails. For this reason you can use the Rhino Rack # RRRCP45-BK, # RRRCH4 and # RRVA137B-2 to give yourself a complete roof rack for your Explorer.The Rhino Rack is a great option because it provides you with a high quality and durable...
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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 # RTC14 - 37-1/2" Long: Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount # RTC95JW - 31-1/2" Long:...
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