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Can I Put Longer Crossbars On My Rhino Rack For Camper Shells

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Do they make aero bars 65 to 70 to put on fiberglass camper shell? Using rhino tracks and stands? I will be putting 2 showtime kayak holders with 2 kayaks that are 35” wide each

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Rhino Rack has tracks and 65" to 70" aero bars, but not together in combination. That means you would have to order the parts separately. However, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of if you want to carry boats that wide. The first thing is that the mounting channel, on the underside of the Vortex Aerobars, does not extend the entire length of the crossbar. It only extends 11-1/2" per side. This means your crossbars cannot extend more than 11-1/2" beyond the Rhino-Rack legs, or the crossbars will not be able to attach to the legs. In addition, your crossbars cannot extend past the side mirrors of your vehicle. This rack will consist of the following parts:

Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 63" Long - Qty 2, part # RTC16,
Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 71" Long - Qty 2, part # RRVA180B-2, and the
Rhino-Rack Quick Mount Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - RTC and RT Roof Rack Tracks - Qty 4, part # RRRLT600.

These crossbars will add an additional 17" to the recommended crossbar length for your vehicle, or roughly 8-1/2" per side. Please check your owners manual to get the weight limit of your fiberglass camper shell.

I have included product description links and a couple of video review links below.


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