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Recommended Roof Rack, Ski Carrier, Bike Carrier & Kayak Carrier for 2015 BMW X3


Id like a recommendation for an appropriate roof rack system with a compatible ski carrier, bike carrier, and a Kayak carrier. I have flush mounted roof rails and would like the easiest system to use. Unfortunately, I dont have a trailer hitch, which would probably be much easier! Thank you for your help!!


Expert Reply:

Let's start with the roof rack itself. Rhino-Rack offers an good looking and strong but economical rack for your vehicle. For black crossbars, you'd want to use part # RRVA126B-2 and the # RRSX026 roof rack legs. For silver crossbars, use # RRVA126S-2 and the same # RRSX026 legs.

Rhino Rack offers many different accessories for carrying bikes, kayaks, skis and snowboards.

To carry 2 pairs of skis or a snowboard, use the # RR572 carrier. For 4 pairs of skis or 2 boards, use # RR574.

To carry a kayak, I'd recommend the # S512 kayak carrier to securely hold you kayak. This particular carrier has an expansion kit available, part # RRS512X that would allow you to carry two kayaks, side by side. Thule makes a neat option, the Quick Loop, part # TH530 can be shut in the rear hatch and engine compartment to provide a secure spot to secure the bow/stern kayak tie downs that won't scratch the vehicle finish.

I've linked you to some helpful FAQ articles and product demonstration videos.

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Mike L

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