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Roof Rack Alternative for 2012 Toyota Prius with Solar Panel Roof

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I have a 2012 Toyota Prius 4 with solar panel built in the roof, no existing roof mount system. Am I able to use any of the roof rack systems you sell to mount on my roof?

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If you're needing to transport something with your 2012 Toyota Prius that has the solar panel roof then you'll need to go with a trailer hitch solution as there aren't any roof rack systems compatible with the solar panel roof option.

For a trailer hitch I recommend going with the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7178 because it has the 2" hitch receiver so it will be compatible with more products.

If the goal is to carry some bikes I think you'll really like the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack # KU84FR as it has a U-Shaped frame which makes it easier to load/unload bikes.

If the goal is to simply increase the amount of cargo you can carry I recommend checking out the 24x60 etrailer Cargo Carrier # e98874 because it can fold up for storage but also tilt away to help increase the ability to open up your rear hatch if your cargo is in the way.

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