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Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2018 Ford F-150

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Review of the Rhino Rack Roof Rack on a 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150 we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System. This is going to consist of the Rhino Rack Vortex Arrow Crossbars, part number RRVA150B-2, the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Legs, part number RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit for our F150, part number DK427. Now, keep in mind that our crossbars are also available in silver with part number RRVA150S-2The Rhino Rack Roof Rack System gives us an opportunity to carry more gear inside our truck bed as well as on our roof, whether those are bike racks, ski and snowboard carriers, or kayak carriers. The aerodynamic shape of our crossbars is going to help to reduce wind noise and drag. On our crossbar end cap you'll see we have this plastic lock core here. This does lock, but you can replace those with metal lock cores, which will add more safety and security.

We'll remove that, and you'll see our weather strip here on the inside. This can be removed and cut down, and replaced with channel mounted accessories.The leg kit of our roof rack system comes with a metal lock core, which is going to help prevent theft and tampering of your roof rack system altogether. Our Rhino Rack Fit Kit is going to be custom cut and made for our vehicle to give us a nice, secure fit. Any portion that touches our vehicle is going to have a rubber coating to prevent any scratches or abrasions. The Rhino Rack Roof Rack System has a 165 pound weight capacity, though you do want to double check your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure your roof can withstand that much weight.

It's also going to come with a limited lifetime warranty, and be easy to install. We'll show you how to do that now.Everything that you see on our table is what we will need to install our roof rack system. We already have our front bar and half of our back bar installed, but we'll show you how to do the other half. We're going to provide our own flat tape measure, but everything else will be included. We've got our crossbar here, the end cap for our crossbar with the included key.

We'll have our leg kit with the included key to lock down our end caps. We've got each piece of our fit kit; the pad, and the clamp, and then our included tool to tighten everything down.We're going to start by removing our bolt here on our leg. Take our clamp, we're going to replace it over the top, and we'll tighten down our bolt to hold our clamp into place. We want to tighten this down just enough so that it holds our clamp. We don't want it too tight, because that can mess up putting it onto our roof.

With that tightened down, we can remove the bottom piece. We'll take the rubber pad here on the bottom, and we're just going to squeeze that together. Once that's all together, we can place it back onto our leg.With our leg kit assembled, we'll place this onto our crossbar. Now we'll measure out our placement for our leg kit. It's going to be about 16.6 centimeters. That measurement will be in your instructions, and we're just going to take our included tool and tighten down our bolt here. That's going to hold our leg kit in place. To finish off the assembly, we'll place on our end cap and lock them into place.Now we're ready to open up our vehicle doors and load up our crossbar. We'll gently place it on the roof of our vehicle. We want to make sure that the hook goes around our door. Now we can measure from the inside doorjam to the middle of our clamp. That's going to be 52 centimeters. This will give us our placement for our crossbar. We'll do the same thing to the other side.Now we'll tighten down our bolt here using our included tool. We want start so that it sits just up against our door frame. We'll do the same thing to the other side. Now, we want to tighten our bolt down until the skinner portion of our torque tool is completely straight, just like you see there. We'll finish off by placing on our end cap for our foot pack. Now that we have our roof rack system completely tightened down, we're ready to load up our accessories and hit the road. That's going to be our completed look at the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System on our 2018 Ford F150.

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