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Solution for Carrying Multiple Bikes on Roof of 2021 Ford F250

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I am trying to see if there is an option for a roof rack to be installed on top of the cab area of a F250 crew-cab super-duty truck? I am hoping to see if I can place 4-6 bikes on top of the truck, as I am towing a 5th wheel in the bed. I am thinking I would purchase side-rails, crossbars and then bike attachments that can be clamped onto the crossbars. Thoughts?

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Expert Reply:

We absolutely have roof rack options for your 2021 Ford F250.

Beginning with the roof rack, I'd recommend the Yakima CoreBar roof rack which would be assembled using these parts:

• Yakima 70 inch CoreBar crossbars, part # Y00423
• Yakima BaseLine Towers, part # Y00146
• Yakima Vehicle-Specific fit kit, part # Y06185

With a 70 inch long crossbar, you'll be able to fit up to 5 bikes on the roof, but keep in mind that the roof rack has a 165 lb weight capacity, so unless your bikes are really light, you might want to limit it to carrying 4 bikes. For a bike carrier, I'd recommend using a wheel mount bike rack so you don't need to remove (and then find a place to store) the front wheels of each bike. The RockyMounts TomaHawk, part # RKY1222 can accommodate bikes with 20-29 inch diameter wheels, and the rack can handle bikes weighing up to 45 lbs but remember the roof rack capacity mentioned above.

Finally, to make it easier to access the roof, I'd recommend a door mounted step like # RL100660 which mounts to the door striker and offers a secure step up to easily reach your roof mounted items.

I've linked to demonstration and install videos for the parts I recommended.

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