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Recommended Roof Rack and Cargo Carrying Options for 2013 Honda CR-V

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Im thinking about purchasing a cargo roof rack for my 2013 Honda CRV. I have the factory installed flush bars on either side of the roof. I need the crossbars as well as a carrier to attach to the roof. I appreciate information and your advice. Thank you

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The ThuleSquare Bar system you mentioned would be a good start. A roof rack featuring the square crossbars would consist of:

47 inch SquareBars, part # TH712200
Podium Foot Pack, part # TH460R
Vehicle Specific Fit Kit, part # THKIT3118

Once the crossbars are installed, you will have an excellent attachment point for numerous accessories, like the Thule Canyon XT cargo basket, part # TH859XT or the Thule Pulse 14 cubic foot Cargo Box, part # TH614. Both the basket and the cargo box are confirmed fits for your CR-V, and will not interfere with the operation of your rear hatch.

To make accessing roof top storage easier and safer, you might also be interested in a tire step like part # TH2100. I have linked you to some an FAQ article you might find helpful as well as to some product demonstration videos.

The rack itself has a 165 lb capacity, but you will need to check the owners manual or with Honda to determine the carrying capacity of the roof and abide by whichever capacity is lowest.

If you can provide some specifics about what you will be carrying, I would be happy to make additional recommendations.

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