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Can Rooftop Tent be Installed on SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack

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hi there: Can you put a rooftop tent on the SeaSucker Monkey bar? and what is the static weight limit on the bar?

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The SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack # 298-SX6000B would be able to handle the dynamic (or weight while moving) weight of a Thule Tepui rooftop tent (or any rooftop tent for that matter) but the issue is with the static weight rating which is what it can hold when the vehicle isn't moving.

Since you'll have people up in the tent when it isn't moving you need a roof rack that installs via OEM rails whether they are flush or raised - they provide more support so you can safely utilize a rooftop tent. If you look at the instructions for any rooftop tent you'll see that they tell you not to use a roof rack that uses the roof alone to support the weight. This would apply to roof racks that use a clamp to the door jamb as well as the Monkey Bars.

If you let me know what the year/make/model is of your vehicle or if you have another vehicle that does have OEM rails to install a roof rack on I'd be more than happy to see if we have any other alternative options!

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