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Can I Carry A Rooftop Tent On My 2017 Chevy Suburban

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we want to buy a roof tent but it seemslike the weight limit is only 250 lbs! is there any that hold more weight for a roof tent system for a 2017 chevey suburban

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The good news is that Yakima sells rooftop tents, so their fit guide will always indicate whether their rooftop tents are compatible with their roof rack. This is a good indicator of whether other companies aftermarket roof racks will support the weight of a rooftop tent. Your 2017 Chevy Suburban can carry a rooftop tent.

Before rooftop tents we had to keep track of one weight limit. This weight limit is primarily based upon the strength of the vehicle's roof. That weight limit is the dynamic weight limit, or the weight limit you can have on a moving vehicle. Since it was just one weight limit, we never referred to it as the "dynamic" weight limit. But with the advent of the rooftop tent we had another weight limit to consider, the static weight limit or the weight limit your vehicle can withstand at rest. This limit is also trickier to calculate. When you are shopping for a roof rack for your vehicle, the weight you see during your research is usually the dynamic weight limit.

I do have a roof rack that will fit your 2017 Chevy Suburban. It will consist of the following:

Yakima JetStream Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 60" Long - Qty 2, part # Y00426,
SkyLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Fixed Mounting Points, Flush Rails, and Track Systems - Qty 4, part # Y00148,
Landing Pad 17 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers - Qty 4, part # Y00243, and the
Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4), part # Y07204.

This roof rack is rated to carry rooftop tents. It comes with elliptical shaped crossbars to help reduce wind noise and help with fuel efficiency. The crossbars also have a t-channel, so they will work with any channel mounted accessories as well as traditional roof rack accessories that clamp the crossbars. Adding the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores will secure this rack to your vehicle.

I have included product description links, a installation video, and a link to the rooftop tents we carry on our website.

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