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What Roof Rack do You Recommend to Use with My 2015 Honda CR-V and My 2022 Honda Odyssey?

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Hello I have a 2015 Honda CR-V with factory flush rails. I would like to buy a roof rack system with cargo holder that is also compatible with a 2022 Honda odessey with factory flush rails. Does that exist?

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I have a great setup for you. However, while we do have many roof racks that are engineered to fit a 2015 Honda CR-V with factory flush rails, we do not have any racks that are compatible with a 2022 Honda Odyssey with factory flush rails.

There are two ways to proceed. You can either purchase the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack - Round Bars - Vacuum Cup Mount - 48" Long # 298-SX6000B for both vehicles or purchase a roof rack for the 2015 CR-V and use the Monkey Bars on the 2022 model. The SeaSucker is a great option because it can be easily transferred quickly between each vehicle. Also, it comes with an impressive 150-pound weight capacity for cargo. Another great thing is that the Monkey Bars work perfectly with cargo boxes other accessories. I went ahead and attached a demo video that highlights the true strength of the vacuum cups of SeaSucker products.

To add theft-deterrence to the Monkey Bars, I recommend the etrailer Cable Lock # e98891 with the SeaSucker Window Anchor # 298-BA0010.

If you choose to have a traditional roof rack on your 2015 Honda CR-V with flush rails, I recommend the following parts:

- Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 49" Long # RRVA126B-2 (black) or # RRVA126S-2 (silver)
- RCL Legs for Rhino-Rack Crossbars and Pioneer Platforms - Fixed Mounting Points # RRRCL4
- Custom RCP Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack RC and RV Series Roof Rack Legs - Fixed Mounting Points # RRRCP33-BK
- All-Metal Locks # RRVA-LEC4

With this setup, you get the benefit of an extremely aerodynamic system that ultimately leads to a quieter ride and higher fuel efficiency. As far as weight capacity, this rack provides you with 165 pounds. As with all roof racks, I recommend confirming with your Honda owner's manual to make sure that your vehicle can accommodate the weight you wish to transport.

For a cargo box that will fully allow you to open the rear hatch on both vehicles and attach to both crossbar systems, I recommend the Thule Force XT XL Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black AeroSkin # TH6358B. The Thule Force XT XL comes with a dual-opening lid that can be opened efficiently from either side of the vehicle to access cargo. It also comes with locks included for theft deterrence.

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