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Replacement Side Strap Recommendation for an Older Rhode Gear Trunk Rack

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Hi, I am replacing the strap and side/lower hooks for an old Rhode Gear trunk rack. I read that Yakima bought out Rhode Gear and the side/lower replacement straps look exactly like the one I need to replace. Im wondering if the Y8890156 LittleJoe or SuperJoe or the Y8890152 KingJoe would be a better match - I couldnt tell from the product specs the exact hook measurements. My strap is 1in wide and ~66in, and attaches to the lower hook, which measures 2in long and 1.5in at the base where it is widest it tapers. The side hook is rectangular, 2in x 1.5in. Similar to your products, the side hook comes attached to a separate 3 or 4in piece of strap. Thanks!

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The dimensions of the hook on the # Y8890156 that you referenced aren't as important as the width of the strap as far as determining if it would work on your Rhode Gear trunk rack. The hook is going to attach to your vehicle just fine as this hook design works great on the Yakima racks.

Since the width of this strap is 1 inch like what you have it will attach to your rack and work just fine. This strap will be a bit longer since it is at about 74-1/2 inches in length.

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