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Does the WingBar Evo Crossbars Install/Remove Quickly/Easily on My 2022 Toyota RAV4 w/Flush Rails?

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Can you please confirm that once the basic mount anchors are attached to the flush rails on my 2022 RAV4, the cross bars can be removed and reinstalled quickly and easily? Many thanks.

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Yes! Once the stud from the fit kit is installed on the rack, you will be able to quickly install and remove the WingBar Evo 127 crossbars and the feet from the roof of your 2022 Toyota RAV4 with flush rails. It is important to note that you do have to adjust a few screws on the feet as well. The first time you assemble the rack will take a bit more time than the subsequent times. I went ahead and attached a video that shows this process starting at time stamp 5:35. This installation process on a 2020 RAV4 is virtually the same as your 2022 model.

In order to have a full setup, you need the 50" Crossbars # TH711320 (black) or # TH711300 (silver), the feet # TH460R, and the fit kit # THKIT3177. You can also add locks with # TH450400.

While the Thule route is a great choice, we do have a rack that provides a quicker attachment and removal process. That is with the SeaSucker Monkey Bars # 298-SX6000B. The Monkey Bars simply attach to your roof's surface with vacuum cups, so there is no need to use tools to attach the rack to your flush rails. Also, the bars come with an impressive 150-pound weight capacity. Additionally, since the bars measures 1-1/4" in diameter, they are compatible with most clamp-on accessories like kayak carriers. I went ahead and attached a video that shows the true strength of SeaSucker vacuum cups.

For theft-deterrence measures on the Monkey Bars, I suggest the SeaSucker Window Anchor # 298-BA0010 along with the etrailer Cable Lock # e98891.

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My final question is this: is there a cover for the part permanently mounted to the flush rail. It looks like that bolt sticks up.

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As far as the bolt, there is no cover available from Thule that covers that particular part. This is because the # TH460R is designed to serve as that cover piece. If that bolt doesn't sit well with you, the SeaSucker Monkey Bars # 298-SX6000B is the better option.

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