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Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars Compatibility with Rooftop Tent on 2007 Acura RDX with Bare Roof

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I am planning on using them on a 2007 Acura RDX with bare roof. Will the Vortex Aero safely support the weight of a hard-top roof-top tent? The one I am considering weighs 150 lbs. Thanks

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On your 2007 Acura RDX, the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA137B-2, 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and Custom DK Fit Kit # DK177 is only rated for 110 lb capacity. Also, many rooftop tents will require fixed mounting points instead of the fit kit clips. Unfortunately we don't have any roof rack systems rated for that capacity rooftop tent use on a 2007 Acura RDX with a bare roof.

The best solution is to use a trailer like the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer - 14-1/2' Long - 78" HD Crossbars - 500 lbs # Y08129 or if you don't already have the tent use the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer with SkyRise HD Tent - 3 Person - 14-1/2' Long # Y08129-3727 for example. I've linked the pages to all our trailer and tent options to assist.

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