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Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Edge To Carry Skis, Snowboards, and SUPs

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im looking for a roof top rack for sup paddleboard and ski/snowboard on a 2011 ford edge

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You will have a couple of roof rack options. Those options will depend on if you have raised rails or a naked roof. If you have a naked roof on your Ford Edge my roof rack recommendation will consist of the following parts:

Yakima JetStream Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 50" Long - Qty 2, part # Y00425,
BaseLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Naked Roofs - Qty 4, part # Y28TR,
BaseClip Fit Kit for Yakima BaseLine Roof Rack Towers - Qty 4, part # Y06180 , and the
Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4), part # Y07204.

This roof rack has a weight limit of 165 lbs.

If you have raised rails your rack will be slightly different. It will consist of the following parts:

Yakima RailBar Crossbars - Raised, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - Qty 2, part # Y00450-2,
and the Yakima SKS Lock Cores will remain the same.

This roof rack has a weight limit of 100 lbs.

I prefer the Yakima setup because there towers have two additional adjustments to get a better roof rack fit for your vehicle, pitch and toe. The JetStream Crossbars that come with this roof rack setup have a t-channel, so they will be compatible with most channel mounted roof rack accessories as well as those that clamp on the crossbar. These crossbars are elliptical in shape to help reduce wind noise and aid with fuel efficiency.

The last items I will recommend are to carry your skis, snowboards, and SUPs. The Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards, part # RR576, you attached to your question, will work with either roof rack setup. This carrier can handle up to 6 pairs of skis and 4 snowboards. If having the same keys for everything associated with your roof rack is important, you could also go with the Yakima FreshTrack 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards, part # Y03093. This ski rack will hold the same amount of skis and snowboards and the Rhino-Rack carrier, but if you got a 6 pack of Yakima SKS Lock Cores, part # Y07206, you can use the same key for your ski and snowboard carrier and the roof rack towers on your vehicle. Finally, to carry your SUP, you can use the Yakima SUPDawg Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - 2 Boards, part # Y04075. This carrier has a strap built in that eliminates the tying down of the boards to the carrier. It has built in wheels to aid in the loading of your SUP. It can also carry up to two SUPs. All you will have to do is secure the tail of your board with the included tie-down strap. There is the additional bonus of being able to lock this carrier to your vehicle. You can move up from the 6-pack of Yakima SKS Lock Cores to the 8-pack, part # Y07208.

I have included product description links, video review links, and video installation links below.

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