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Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket - Steel - 52" Long x 40-1/2" Wide x 6" Deep - 130 lbs

Rola Roof Cargo Carrier

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Code:   59504

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Rola Roof Cargo Carrier - 59504

Load up this sleek rooftop cargo carrier to free up more space inside your vehicle. Aerodynamic styling and an included fairing reduce drag and wind noise. And the corrosion-resistant powder coated basket fits most factory and aftermarket roof racks.

Features:

  • Roof-mounted cargo carrier makes it easy to transport gear on top of your vehicle
  • Included fairing and sleek, low-profile design reduce drag and wind noise
  • Universal mounting hardware clamps onto most crossbar styles
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant
  • 2-Piece basket assembles quickly and easily
  • Extension piece (59505 - sold separately) lets you add 18-3/4" of length to the basket


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 1-1/4" tall x 3-1/4" wide
  • Crossbar spread (center to center): 26-1/4", 30", 33-3/4", or 37-1/2"
    • Use the widest setting for optimum load distribution
  • Weight capacity: 130 lbs
  • Inside dimensions: 48" long x 37-1/2" wide x 4" deep
  • Outside dimensions: 52" long x 40-1/2" wide x 6" deep
  • Carrier weight: 38 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Note: Adhesive sealant (LT37467 - sold separately) is recommended for assembly to help seal the tubes where the 2 pieces of the basket connect.


Close-up of mounting bracket on Rola Vortex cargo carrier

The Rola rooftop cargo carrier clamps around your roof rack crossbars with the included mounting brackets, spacer blocks, U-bolts, and hand knobs.



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Video Transcript for Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket Review

There are so many options out there that allow you to carry cargo on the outside of the vehicle creating more passenger space inside. This sleek roof mounted basket from Rola does not detract from the look you like of your vehicle, only adds to it. Joe demonstrates how easily it can be installed onto your roof rails and be ready to haul sporting equipment, camping gear, luggage and more allowing you to transport the maximum number of people possible inside and still have room to enjoy each others company! So get ready for your next trip to the park or across the country and do it in style.

Today we are going to show you part number 59504 from Rola, the Rola roof mounted cargo basket. The stylish cargo carrier will clear the interior of your vehicle of clutter. Say for instance you have luggage you do not want to keep inside, you can put it on top of here and strap it down and it will work out great for you. Its durable corrosion resistant construction and universal mounting hardware will mount to virtually any roof rack, factory or after market. Also you can see on the front there it has a fairing to help deflect the wind over your luggage and what not and makes it an overall nice neat package. Also you can see that the tubing on here is all round which again adds to the sleek styling and maybe less wind resistance. Basically the Rola roof mounted cargo basket and how it attaches to the roof rack in the most simplest terms is that it just clamps into place. It has a pretty unique little system here. It has a u-bolt right here that actually goes to the bottom of your rack and these two knobs will actually clamp on in an assembly somewhat like this right here and gets clamped down into place. This opening is filled up by this little plastic bracket that goes between the bars. That way it takes up the slack and works on a variety of different vehicles.

At this point we will go ahead and show you how it gets installed on a typical OEM style roof rack. As you can see here we actually have the cargo basket laying on top of our factory roof rack. What you want to do is adjust the cross members so they sit evenly underneath the rack and also so the rack fits evenly on top of the vehicle so you have room to open your rear hatch also. Now I will go ahead and clamp it in place. Start of by putting the block in between the rear bar of the vehicle and the basket, it just pops into place. This top clamp goes down, and these two little squares where it fits into on that plastic block. Run your u-bolt onto it and then put the other end on. At this point we just run them down tight. And there you have it, now we only have three more to do. Now that we have it sitting there and snugged down, make sure it is the way you want it and then tightened down evenly to make it secure and really tight to your roof rack then you are ready to load your cargo onto it. As you can see we have the Rola roof mounted cargo basket installed and it looks pretty nice on the vehicle, it may add to the look of sportiness or maybe more of a utility look but overall it looks pretty nice. The rounded tubes on there really add to the design and flowing lines on todays SUVs. Also if you have a longer vehicle and have the room for it there is an extension to expand it, that part number is 59505. And there you have it for part number 59504 from Rola, the Rola roof mounted cargo basket.


Customer Reviews

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Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (166 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Finke01/26/2014

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Looks sharp on the 2014 Subaru Outback!!! I have been looking at the various cargo baskets for weeks and finally decided on the Rola Cargo Basket. I couldn't be happier. The basket fits perfectly on the new Outback. It doesn't look to small like the Yakima Loadwarrior (a.k.a the OEM cargo basket) or too large like the Yakima Megawarrior. It also isn't cheaply made like some of the other cargo baskets. Assembly was a breeze and I highly recommend purchasing/using a all weather silicone to prevent rust. Etrailer is a great company and upgraded my shipping for free! Delivery took about 3-4 business days and their customer service staff kept me updated along the way. 114776



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mac80612/08/2012

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After camping out of our 2013 Subaru Outback for the first time, we realized the usefulness of a roof rack to put tubs and coolers overnight. We looked around for a quality basket when we came across this Rola basket at etrailer.com and the pricepoint was right on. (I'm not that guy who spends $$$+ for anything because it's a yuppy brand. I like quality products but shop around for competitive prices before I buy anything.) The package arrived exactly when quoted, undamaged. I opened the box right away and found the basket VERY easy to assemble. The rack comes in two main pieces. All you have to do is align and slide the two main pieces together, and drill the screws in. It's easy enough for one person to assemble with only a screwdriver or cordless drill with Phillips head bit. The Rola rack feels very sturdy and is a well-made product. Once I screwed on the wind deflector, I could tell it was a sharp design and was happy with the sporty looks. I could also tell the mounting brackets were easy to figure out and seemed they would be quite effective at bracing the rack to the top of our new Subie. I was able to lift the basket and lay it upon the factory crossbars without help, though I wouldn't recommend it unless you're fairly strong and/or rather tall. (I'm neither, but was determined to get it done to surprise my wife.) If I remember correctly, it weights a bit over 40-lbs. Aligning the rack on the vehicle and determining its position is a personal preference and is as easy as sliding and nudging it until you're good with it. The mounting brackets then mount around your factory crossbar in four places, and attach to two of the cross-tubes as shown in the manufacturer's photos. Very easy to attach and tighten, even BY HAND. Lots of PROS to the Rola basket, and etrailer.com too! Product Availability. Price. Ease of Assembly. Quick Delivery. Our only CON to the rack is the added wind noise, but we expected that. Great looks! Great design! Easy Assembly. Very happy Subie owners! 60969



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kim in GA07/29/2012

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Installed the Rola Cargo Basket on my 2013 Kia Sorento and absolutely love the way it looks. I did read the prior reviews and took the advise of using black silicone on the screw holes and pipe connections to help avoid and rusting that may occur with exposure to rain. Our twins are older now and we traded in the minivan for this vehicle but we still have a ton of "stuff" needed for our activities and we are confident that this rack will get the job done! Our vehicle has a sun roof and a moon roof over the second row so laying anything on the roof of the vehicle was not an option. BTW - I assembled and installed it on my own while my husband was at work so it can be done solo =) 49703



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Caleb G.06/07/2012

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I was extremely impressed and satisfied with the item and how quickly it got here. 43168



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: chris b02/02/2012

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great product at a great price and got what i ordered fast 30884



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David H.10/17/2011

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I have had a Rola Rack 59504 with extension 59505 since 2006. I first had it on my 2006 Hummer H3 and it is now on my 2008 Hunner Edition Alpha H3. It made an over 4000 mile 9 state expedition loaded with a spare tire and camping gear. I traveled offroad on the Mojave Desert Road, trails around Death Valley and offroad trails in Moab, Utah. I really like this rack that I can easily remove without help and it only weighs 50 lbs so the rack itself does not use up weight allowed. I just ordered two 59506 mounting kits so I can add a third cross bar just for insurance offroading. Ashlea C was very helpful with my order. 25692


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I have installed my ROLA roof rack and Im happy with the look but I have been in the market for a rear spare tire cooler rack which is featured in these pictures could you provide information as to who markets this product ??? Thanx BillyB

comment by: BillyB - 6/28/2013


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We actually carry something very similar, the Surco Spare Tire Cargo Basket. Instead of sitting on top of the spare and securing around it, this one actually secures to the studs that are used to secure the spare. It works in much the same way as a spare tire mounted bike rack. Be sure to check out the review video too.

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Hi David how did you mount the spare tire to the Rola roof Basket???? They do not offer a mounting device?Looks great!Let us know!

comment by: John S - 11/2/2013


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce L.09/06/2011

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Very well made and looks good too. Assembly and mounting was extremely easy. I had it on my 2007 Subaru Forester within 15 minutes of opening the box. No extra wind noise was noticed, but my mileage did decrease by a couple of mpg. Etrailer shipped this out extremely fast and it is a great buy for the money. 23615



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian H.08/01/2011

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Went together with no issues except I did have to "DE-UPS" it by taking out a bent tube end where the 2 halves join. UPS also through in some free scratches to boot. (I prefer Fed-Ex). This was a standardized fault of UPS and not the product. I did get the extension, it is longer & still SOLID. Bolted to the Factory VW Touareg crossbars with no issues. The Rola rack adds flexibility to carry long items also form local home centers. It also makes space for our 135LB German Shepard St. Bernard mix dog since all vacation supplies go up on the rack now. 20695



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William Macaluso06/29/2011

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Bought this rack nearly 2 years ago. It has suited my needs very well. It has carried people, wood, and cargo. For the price you can't beat it! Its starting to show its age with some rust spots, but hey its metal, metal rusts. Don't let this deter you from buying it, GET IT MAN! I attached some pictures of it installed on my Jeep 18218



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BJL88805/23/2011

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Got the Rola Rack & Extension Was delivered only in 4 days, and i just installed my rack which i purchased on etrailer Im very satisfied with the rack beside the little minors like the extension were you connect them w/c has a little gap and also little bubbles with the powder coat finish... Other than that unit fits my 2007 Chevy Tahoe Truck just right and Im happy with this product,just like the massive material used and design is just right ... together with couple of more inches long with the ext... next upgrade (lift kit & wheels) 15129



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terran03/21/2011

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fastest delivery ever! ordered on a Friday received on Monday! Extremely quick and easy installation, FYI make sure you realize which is the front and which is the back before you tighten everything down or else you will have to do it all over again, but even with that little operator error the whole thing was together and on my car in about a half and hour! Seems like a quality rack too, we'll see how it holds up to a Chicago winter. 10018



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric R03/19/2014

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One work perfect. Ordered the roof rack a Thursday night and cam early Monday morning. Roof rack was easy to set up and looks very nice. 121304



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mitchell B08/24/2013

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Rack works great! Just went on 200 mile trip with zero problems. I was a little worried about possible rattling but it was very quiet. Rack is built solid and we really like it! 96735



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Colby B02/21/2012

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EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!! When i first ordered my Rola roof rack, I accidently put the wrong credit card information and I was notified by Etrailer customer service within 1 day (on the weekend) then When my information was filled out properly, I was given free 2-3 day shipping to make my product arrive earlier than it would have if I had not messed up my information.. I will definitely be doing business with Etrailer again! Super pleased. The produst was as expected and easy to install with the given instructions. Thanks Etrailer! 32139



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joseph01/10/2011

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Honda Element with Rola Rack The rack fit great. I am going to use it soon. I live not far from Lake Tahoe on the California side. Their are a lot of outdoor activities there. 5308



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan S.03/17/2014

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Rack is simple and easy to install, adds good amount of storage and style. Know that it is only as strong as the factory runners you attach it too, so secure it well. On a side note, the customer service and support at etrailer is excellent! Call with any questions, they are professional and courteous! 121051



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve C.01/21/2014

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Installation was very easy on our Subaru Forester. Haven't loaded it up yet, but it went up easy and looks fine on the roof. Feels very secure as well. 114347



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ben01/16/2014

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Great product! Easy to put together and install. Looks great on my 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Customer service was top notch as well. I highly recommend etrailer and the rola roof rack. 113956



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: israel m04/26/2013

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was a perfect fit. very easy to install. and I can still park my suv in the garage. 77898



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H.09/18/2012

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Product is well constructed and is solid on the car. Easy to put together and installed in less than an hour using a screwdriver and tape measure. Etrailer had the product delivered less than 72 hours. Great experience! Happy with product and the service! 54993



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron D.07/27/2012

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I ordered the Rola roof rack from etrailer and I was very pleased! It came in a day before the expected delivery date, and I put it together as soon as I got it. It's a great roof rack for the price and It's just as beefy as it looks. ( I had some fun getting it on my roof) The only Complaint I have is that the Joints dont sit flush when you screw them together. Which could be prone to rusting and dripping on top of your roof (but nothing that electrical tape cant fix!) Overall For the price you can't beat it! Highly Recommend this roof rack and ordering from etrailer! 49544



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James - Texas06/29/2012

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Great Product!!! Thanks E-Trailer...... ... 46219



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: boyznthewoods06/11/2012

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Great basket! We got the 18" extension and all parts fit together well and were easy to assemble. The mounting brackets are the best we have seen on similar priced racks and hold to rack securely to the rails of our 2006 Commander. The loading of camping equipment is much easier with a roof basket, just load it all on top and there are lots of places to attach tie-downs. Fits in standard garage on 4WD Commander with about 4" to spare. Overall great basket for the price, appears very well constructed and is pretty heavy steel. Make sure you check manufacturers weight limits for the rack on your vehicle, especially if ordering adding the extension. Good service and prompt shipping from etrailer. 43778



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: 06 Grand Cherokee06/08/2012

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Holes didn't line up exact. Welds were sloppy but will hold fine. Used a little silicone to seal up the rack since it's in two pieces to help prevent rust. Rola did a poor job packing so there were a few scratches fresh out of an undamaged box. As far as looks go you can't beat the Rola rack unless you want to drop $1,000+ on a Gobi rack. Which the price is high because they originally designed them for Hummer owners who have alot more money. Functionality it works great. Other than it doesn't have attachments like the Yakima, but some Yakima attachments will work they are very similar. What it really comes down to is how much you want to spend and if you care about looks. Honestly Yakima probably is a better choice and not that different in cost. Though the Rola is nicer looking. At least on a Grand Cherokee. It's all personal preference. I think I covered everything except installation which didn't take long at all. 43335



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard H.06/08/2012

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Awesome, tough product! Had the ROLA Roof Basket on a previously owned vehicle and its the only one I'll choose for my current Pontiac Aztek Zombie Hunter! 43310



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dominick05/22/2012

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My roof rack 41292



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike B.04/09/2012

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Thanks for the great price and free shipping. Making camping memories better, this summer, one roof basket at a time! And, for the record, It does fit in the garage. On a 2009 Jeep Commander at stock ride height, with a standard suburb style house 2 car garage. 36685



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Luis A.03/06/2012

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Rola roof rack on my WRX. 33162



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DM02/09/2012

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I love this thing.im glad i returned the sportrack for this one..its beefy and looks stylish 31378



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff I.11/15/2011

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So far, this basket works great for everything I need and it looks great on my 96 Jeep ZJ. I added some silicone sealant where the pieces go together, and to the screws so water doesn't get in the tubes and rust. I'm very satisfied. 26974



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: upso09/26/2011

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Really happy with this rack. The build is surprisingly sturdy for how little it costs. It fits great on my older model RX300, and did not need the extender. The installation was a breeze, and my only complaints are those already listed by other reviewers. The shipping leaves a little to be desired (not etrailer's fault). The box should have more packing materials... a little styrofoam would go a long way. The rack arrived a little scratched up, but as mentioned... nothing that wouldn't happen after a couple hundred miles of driving on the road. Also, the place where the front and back section connect is a little poorly thought out. I'd like to see some sort of rubber ring or other coverage to seal up the connection. But oh well... it's inexpensive, easy to install, looks great and i'm sure will do a great job. 24665



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lindsay R.08/17/2011

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Rola Cargo Basket on my 2011 Subaru Forester. Thanks for the great service! 22009



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alf06/21/2011

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I like the rack, I think it looks good on the Tahoe. I plan on leaving it there most of the time. There were a couple of minor dings, nothing more then buying it at a store (and it is a rack). Only real complaint was that the Rola sticker was on crooked, upside-down, and torn. Guess I'll need to peel that off and find another sticker. Here are some pics of the rack on my Tahoe. 17572



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kirk S.04/11/2011

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I was very impressed with the rack. The box was a bit mangled in shipping and caused a scratch in the finish, but nothing I wont do while off roading anyways. The rack itself is very well built with nice lines, quality welding, etc. It fits my 01 Grand Cherokee like a glove; right between the sunroof and the rear hatch. My only complaint is I cant get the factory rails to latch back down again due to the spacing in the rack. This is a Jeep design flaw, not Rola's problem. Even with the rails not locked the rack is still quite sturdy up there. I would purchase it again with no thought. 11499



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kenny A.04/14/2011

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The roof rack is better built than I thought it would be. It's securely mounted and doesn't move around when you grab it and give it a good hard tug. It looks great on my truck. Apparently, Rola doesn't include sealant for the joints as in previous versions. However, the joints are nicely powder coated, so that should help. I'll pick up some black silicone and put a small bead around the joints anyway, so it's all good. This was my first purchase from etrailer, and I have to say I'm impressed. I ordered it Saturday afternoon and it was delivered Wednesday. Even more amazing is there was a bad storm and their warehouse was struck by lightning, crippling their computers. They STILL got it to me quickly. Kudos to etrailer, I'll 11706



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vince04/15/2011

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After reading a lot of reviews, I ordered the Rola roof cargo basket with extension last weekend. On Thursday, the packages arrived at my door. The basket and the extension are black powder coated and of very strong and solid construction. No visible damage from the factory or shipping. Assembling the 3 pieces was easy. I read some reviews that said one or a couple of the screw holes did not align very well and there were no holes pre-drilled on the front for mounting the plastic wind deflector. I was fortunate that neither was true on mine. All the holes aligned fairly well and there were 4 pre-drilled holes in the front for wind deflector mounting. However, I did have one of the holes on the side that was just a tad too large so the screw would not have much bite going in. In fact, I could easily use my fingers to screw it in all the way in and take it out. There was no way to totally secure the screw - it just kept spinning once it's in. I figured it probably wouldn't be a big deal because there were 11 other screws to hold the pieces together and it did seem pretty solid. I ended up using some loctite on that particular screw, which may or may not do a good job. As some of the other reviews have suggested, the joints where the front, rear and extension tubes are joined together are not very precise (although joining them was a breeze) - several have visibly larger gaps, which is the culprit of developing rust for a lot of people when water gets in those joints. I applied silicon right away on those joints after I put the pieces together and let it dry overnight. This should prevent water from getting in the joints and developing rust. I'd recommend everyone doing so, regardless of which brand of basket you buy - it's impossible to have the joints so precise and air tight to the degree of water proof. Make sure you use the kind that's meant for outside and sun-proof :) A whopping $5 will save you a lot of headache down the road. This evening I mounted the basket with extension on top of my '06 4Runner. Yes, the basket is pretty heavy, but even mounting it by myself wasn't difficult at all. The brackets seated very well on the factory cross bars and the baskets sits on top of my truck very securely. I'm glad that I got the extension (I suggest you do too!) - the length is perfect for the 4Runner and it provides a much larger area to tie your cargo down. I know some people are concerned about not being able to use their sun/moon roof with the extension. It probably covers 1/2 to 2/3 of my moon roof, but there's plenty of clearance underneath for the moon roof to operate. I've looked at some pictures of the trucks with the basket without extension mounted and I think it looks sort of weird being that short and you lose quite a lot of cargo area. I love the low profile of the basket. It's just tall enough to function perfectly, but it looks so much better than Yakimas, Thules, and most other off brands. AND I was so excited to confirm that I had plenty of clearance to get through my garage door opening!! I think with most other baskets, I would not be able to park my truck in the garage anymore unless I take them off. That's why my big Thule roof cargo carrier always sits in the garage until I go on backpacking trips with my dogs. My Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd ride in their crates when they're in a vehicle and friends and I usually have quite a bit of gear that needs space in and on top of the vehicle :) I took the truck out just now for a spin on the highway to test the basket out. It was 8:30 at night and a lot quieter than day time. I could hear some wind noise once I got above 60 mph, but it was fairly minimal. It's certainly a lot quieter than my Thule cargo carrier. And I had the stereo OFF!! The whine from my BFG AT KO coming from underneath was more noticeable than the wind noise generated by the basket. I do agree with several other people's reviews and think that it would be even better if the manufacturer made the plastic wind deflector longer and cover the entire width of the front - I don't know why they didn't or don't. It would further reduce wind noise and look better too. The fastest I went during the test drive was 75 mph and there was no rattling whatsoever. I have not tested the basket with cargo loaded - will do on the next backpacking trip :) But I'm very confident that it will hold its own very well given the sturdy and solid construction. If they could make it a big lighter without sacrificing strength and rigidity, I would be even happier. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the purchase! I'm glad I did not spend more money getting a Yakima or Thule. The Rola is a really high-value product and I would rate it an "excellent" despite a couple of minor QA issues. Its strength and sturdiness give me peace of mind and I LOVE the lower profile it has compared to most other brands of baskets! Etrailer did a great job statusing me via emails after I placed my order and shipping it out so fast!11835



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stephen S.09/30/2010

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Very good rack!! I purchased the rack and extension (don't pass up the extension) for trips to the beach. With the extension, it easily handles my canopy, chairs, etc. MUCH easier to bungee that stuff down in a basket as opposed to strapping it securly to my crossbars. Overall I'm VERY pleased. Two minor points that could be improved: 1) connections when assembling the halves/extension. They imnproved the design by welding in one half of the connection tubes, thereby reducing the number of screws being relied upon. However, in the older models (as shown in the directions with the kit) you received a tube of sealant. This sealant has been excluded (or was not included in my shipment) which leads to a bit of rust inside of the connections and around the screw holes. I solved this by dis-assembling, cleaning, painting, and re-assembling this time with silicone in the joints. Really sounds worse than it is. Took perhaps 30mins total,spread over 2 nights. Now, I leave my basket on al the time, so it's constantly exposed to weather. 2) tie down brackete assembly. the large plastig pieces that fit between the bars should really be coated with some sort of rubber to increase friction against your cross-bars and prevent sliding. I had the basket REALLY loaded and experienced a shifting on my first right turn. Solved it with a bit or rope I had, cross-tied from front to basket to opposite side of roof rack. All that said, these are VERY MINOR and I LOVE this basket.....especially for the $$$. Very well built.3490



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt B04/17/2012

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Recently purchased the Rola roof basket with extension piece for my Hummer H3. Couldn't be happier with the product, look, and function of this rack. Customer service was outstanding, from the time my order was placed to the time it showed up on my door step was four days. I am definitely recommending this product and website to everyone I know. Thank you, Matt B37508



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: T. Metz08/31/2009

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Another great product Rola! The Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Bag along with the Rola (59504) Cargo Roof Basket proved to be a great combination on my 2008 Chevy Equinox. The problem with the Equinox is the short space between the factory installed roof rack cross bars (only 26 inches). The solution was the Rola Cargo Roof Basket. It was easy to assemble (requiring only a screw driver) and mounted to the vehicle's roof rack without any tools at all. Once the basket was in place, attaching the Platypus bag was a snap...literally. Put the platypus on the basket, open the roof bag all the way, load the roof bag (we had 2 duffle bags, 2 gym/stuff bags, 1 small suitcase and a suit bag), close the roof bag zipper, strap it to the roof basket and pull it tight. Total install time was 15 minutes to put on the basket and about the same to load and secure. While on the road the Platypus was great. We traveled over 2500 miles round trip from NJ to Southern FL and we found little change in vehicle noise and only a slight decrease in the fuel mileage. Once we arrived we removed the Platypus Roof Bag and left the Basket in place...no problems at all. We hit some monsoon type rain (summer in Florida, what would you expect) and the Platypus performed just fine. This is not a 'water proof' bag and it states that right in the instructions. By placing the duffle bags and the other contents in plastic garbage bags, everything remained dry, without exception. One minor thing that I had to do on my own was to purchase caps for the thread ends for the 'U-bolt' mounts so the roof basket didn't puncture the Platypus Bag. I simply used tire valve caps ($2.00 for 8 at Wal-Mart) and they worked perfectly. 2326



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian B06/15/2009

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IMO, best on the market!! I've owned 4 cargo roof baskets in the past and this is by far the best one I've had. Easy to assemble, tough, durable and chip resistant finish. It is light and can handle everything the $500.00 to $1,400.00 racks can. For the price, it simply is the best rack out there. I bought one for my wife's jeep and ended up buying one for my H3.1987



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jayree06/22/2008

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Does the JOB The rack assembled easily and looked good Instuctions were good(with pictures) lighter weight might be better and still do the job It is well made but it could use some tip covers on the ends of the clamp screws to keep from poking holes in the nice platypus bag that works very well with it 991



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wayne02/18/2008

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looks good but rusts. This is a great price for a rack, and it was easy enough to install. However mine is only 6 months old and it's already rusting so bad it's dripping rust on my car. You would be better off to buy a more expensive one that will last. 622



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sweet Sue11/29/2013

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Decent rack for the money but the total weight, including the mounting brackets, is more like 43 lbs....not the 38 lbs that is stated. Also, it is definitely not 6" deep. The depth was the main reason that I purchased this one but if you measure the depth of the inside of the rack it is only 3.5" on the front and back - the most important areas - and about 4.5" on the sides. As previous reviewers have stated....it came scratched and, in my case, one of the connecting side bars crushed in a bit so that I had to pry it open to connect the two halves...but after that all went well. Like I said...not bad for the money but disappointed that the depth offers much less protection than I had hoped for and the weight was greater. I have a Honda Element with a very limited load rating so the 5 lbs made a bid difference to me.108714



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Derrel O.09/15/2013

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This is a grate product it is much heaver made than I thought it Would be ,it fit perfect ,we travel from Oregon to Arizona and with the basket on top we are not so crowded in the car it is grate , So glad to have found this basket . I will Have many other uses for it As well .99979



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Justin O09/06/2013

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It looks good and I received it earlier then i was gaurenteed. I would definetley buy from here again. The only problem I has was it is bent up a little when I got it. I can live with it, just wasnt worth the hassle of trying to send it back and wait for a new one.98650



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JMac08/15/2013

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Sturdy, easy to put together! We bought it to help transport my daughter's ridiculous amount of luggage to college-- our poor Kia Sorrento couldn't fit it all. This basket will help keep the her things safe and secure. Fortunately it didn't weigh 130 lbs-- she and I were easily able to lift it onto the car. Nice to have the links with the product information as well!95285



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Calla T.08/05/2013

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Was thrilled with this product. It will provide the extra space in the car that I have been needing for years. Being able to put the beach chairs, rolling cart and baby stroller on top of the car instead of inside the car will be monumental. It will also provide me with more visibility.93308



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gabriel N07/29/2013

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I received the ROLA Roof basket yesterday and I could not wait to get home and install it! But I did this morning. The assembly is pretty straight forward. I didn't even look at the instructions! I had it installed on my car in no time! Thanks for the shipping upgrade! Keep up the great customer service! I've attached some pictures of the basket installed.92175



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Seaside07/27/2013

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I just installed my second Rola cargo basket on our other Subaru and decided I really should review it since it is an excellent roof rack. Construction, assembly and mounting are all solid. The paint seems perfectly good as well. If you live in an arid region, install and enjoy. If you live in a rainy region (Pac NW, coastal area, etc) I can now strongly recommend that you take a few minutes to rust proof your rack. You don't need to touch the outside, but you should briefly address the inside of the tubing where the rack slides together. I didn't on the first one, and then went back after several rainy months and sprayed rust inhibitor down inside the tubing, followed by expandable foam (to displace any future water), and then reassembled the two halves with stainless screws from the hardware store (highly recommend). On the second Rola rack, I did the above and then sprayed black rubberized (gutter-type) sealant on the joint. Overkill perhaps, but my roof rack is bomb-proof now. And rain proof. It is an awesome, sturdy, good looking rack that is much less expensive than some other options. If I hit a moose and ruin it, I'll buy another one. Subaru that is, the rack will be fine. 91965



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave S.07/15/2013

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Excellent product, went together in about 10 minutes. Well built and arrived to my door in 2 days. Excellent shipping and great communications. E Trailer is an excellent company and I will continue to buy from them. 89648



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason05/09/2013

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Very poor fabrication. Pin holes in weilds. Big blobs of metal left on outside rails that had been power coated over. Plastics had huge scratch across front. Is there any quality control? I though it was a used rack repackage.79560



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Keith boersma04/22/2013

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Product looks phenomenal. Couple small dents out of the box from shipping I guess but nothing I can't deal with. Great website and the customer service is awesome. Will definitely order from etrailer in the future! 77322



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kenneth02/08/2013

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looks good on my 2002 grand cherokee. thinking about ordering the 18" extension. Grand Cherokee roof racks have 6" increments to adjust the cross bars. You have to set them at 30" to fit between the bottom bars of the roof basket. Very easy to install.65474



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: verrikerri11/16/2012

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Have wanted one of these for a while now , finally did a bit of research ,and decided on the Rola , my basket arrived on time as promised , I will be installing this tomorrow on my 2001 sport trac its going to look sharp me thinks !! so far loveing it , had the same little dent eveyone else seems to have , Im thinking the machine that bends these has a defect , its pretty funny , I love my basket xxKerri 59560



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: 4Runner Dogs11/03/2012

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Built very Strong. I like that it is made out of STEEL. Welds are better than average. The phillips head screws that were provided to assemble the tube halves were too small for the application and the pre-drilled holes were too large, so I substituted my own heavy duty screws to complete the assembly. The person that fabricated the tubes used a lot of excessive force bending up the tubes to be in the proper shape. It looks like it was not an automatic machine that did the bending. Although it is very close to a symmetrical shape and all the rungs lay on the same plane, it has some areas on the rear of the basket that are pretty hammered up that give less of the appearance I expected. The clamps that hold the basket to my roof rails are very good and strong. It is a rock solid installation. All in all, I am satisfied with the product. I may be critical because I worked a career in maintenance and fabrication. 58757



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary E. Trawidk10/26/2012

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The product was shipped within hours of when I submitted the order. It arrived 2 days before I expected. It took @ an hours in total to assemble and install on car. It conforms to the desciption advertised--may be some better. Could not be more pleased. 58176



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan08/30/2012

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The one review that made me purchase this item was someone saying that they didn't understand why someone would pay more for Thule or Yakima. I have to say I 100% agree, my uncle has a Yakima he bought used on craigslist for more than the Rola cost me new and I think the Rola is much nicer looking for my purposes. I bought it with the extension as I plan to primarily use it on my Expedition, but like that I can remove the extension so it fits on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. Also, want to say that etrailer was great to deal with and they shipped the item out pretty much the same day I ordered it and it was at my house in less than a week. They even follow-up with you to make sure you like your purchase. I will buy all my trailer supplies from them going forward!! My only recommendation is to Rola, please package your stuff better, mine showed up pretty scratched up for a new item and one of the pieces even had a good size dent (not noticeable once I put everything together). I would have rated this a 5 if it wasn't for the damage.53551



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lester08/21/2012

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Comes in two pieces. Definitely need to use a rubber mallet to hammer it in. Slowly alternating one side to the other is the trick. It is a very solid design. I'll see how it works on my Honda Fit with the following two other items. A21002S SportRack Frontier Roof Rack and 59100 Rola Platypus Expandable Rooftop Bag Tomorrow night's project.52457



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J from Wisconsin08/20/2012

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I received my rola rack two days after I purchased it! Only downfall is that a tracking # wasn't provided. Not a big deal since the shipping was lightning fast! I assembled and attached the rack to my vehicle in about an hr. It went together well. I do recommend that you have someone help you lift on ur vehicle especially if you have a suv. It looks great and the price was great too. I highly recommend this rack for the price, quality and ease of assembly. Thank you etrailer for a good deal and smooth transaction.52451



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JD05/31/2012

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Response to my order and Shipping was very fast. They upgraded my shipping for free. Very great customer service. Installed in 30min. and looks great. The only bad thing is it was missing a black screw for the wind deflector and the only screw I had that fit was stainless steel so I spray painted it black. Great product though, very sleek and looks great compared to others I've seen.42131



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Troy A.04/27/2012

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Received my cargo basket yesterday. Got home from work and had the unit together and installed on my Forester with Thule bars in under an hour. Most of the time was spent in removing my snowboard racks and aligning the crossbars to the correct on center measurements. Easy to put together, bigger than I thought and looks great. Powder coating definitely makes it look nice. Feels like a solid piece of metal, haven't put anything in it yet but can't wait for my next road trip!38577



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Garth O04/09/2012

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I was notified by email from eitrailer that my product was delivered to my door step. I went home for lunch and had it mounted with the extension in less than 30 minutes. It was very easy. The rack is solid and not as heavy as I thought. It's going to work great for loading our camping gear. 36688



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: AL'S XJ04/06/2012

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I gave this product an excellent rating for value. It is very well built for the money and I would recommend. The downside is there are no accessories available for this item. I would like to have the option of ordering a spare tire carrier, hi-lift jack,ax/shovel, or off-road light mounting system(s). These will have to be fabricated (nothing some plate steel and velcro shouldn't cure). I should have ordered the extension kit...this rack is a bit small for my Jeep Cherokee and wastes some very valuable roof storage. My 31x10.5-15 spare tire takes up most of the inside area...but like I said, I would buy it again! P.S. Buy a tube of Black RTV sealant for the adjoining parts and screw holes, let dry overnight before installing...you will thank yourself later. 36397



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim C.03/26/2012

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This is a very easy to put together rack. Seems to fit nicely. Does make some wind noise even with the front plastic piece installed. Much better value than the "Big" name racks. Heavy duty construction. Welds are kind of messy, but hey if it works..... 35216



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt - Mdoffroad03/12/2012

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The Rack it self is a fantastic product and competes with racks twice its cost. The only drawback is the mounting system, and thats only because ot relys on you to provide crossbars, be it your factory flimsy units or stronger aftermarket ones. The rack is surpisingly strong and steel, not a flimsy thinwall aluminum like so many others on the market this price. Be sure to follow the directions of using silicone in the joint where the 2 halves bolt together, AND all the screw holes. IT will fend off the rust MUCH much longer. Great rack, if your on the fence , go for it!33661



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob03/01/2012

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Ordering and delivery were flawless and very professional...Unpacked and assembled rack. It had one small and minor chip in the black coating...other than that it was easy to assemble and install; looks good and sturdy. Highly recommend using etrailer. 32901



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gat man02/23/2012

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Installed on a 2008 Toyota Sequoia (In the dark) :) I was so excited once I got in from work that I installed it on my truck at night! Very easy to install. def heavy but manageable,. I love the low profile and it looks like my truck will fit back in the garage. (I'll test it out tomorrow). Get the extension it was totally worht it. I've owned thule and surco rack and this is def equal in quailty. Shipping was super quick and everything came in the box that I needed! Thanks etrailer you guys ROCK!!!32369



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan M.02/03/2012

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The cargo basket itself is of good quality although some pre-coat pitting was noted. It does not fit my 2006 Grand Cherokee Overland due to the fact that the rack rest on top of the cross-bar tension knobs. I had to raise the plastic basket mounts with 1/4" rubber gasket material in order to tighten the basket down onto the cross bars without the basket lowering itself onto the tension knobs. Case in point: pay close attention to the outside measurements of the rack and the cross-members of your vehicle. Still worth every cent. I feel confident that my camp loads will remain secure as mounted. The large diameter 1 1/2" and 1" tubing sold me from the beginning. I will be purchasing the center expansion unit soon.31033



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul M02/02/2012

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Received our order in two days! Seriously excellent service etrailer. The Rola Cargo Basket is well made - an exceptional value at $180, mounts easily, and looks terrific on our Jeep Liberty - really sets it off. For our needs it will provided the extra gear space for those trips into the mountains here in Colorado. I'd take a picture to include but it's snowing right now.30932



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chromejoe11/23/2011

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Great rack easy to attach and all at a super price. Plus superb shipping time, cost and customer service! I ordered Saturday night and had a shipping tracking number by mid day Sunday.......in less than 24 hours! They've earned a lifetime customer.27340



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob T08/01/2011

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The fit was excellent, went together with no issues. The Rola graphic is on an odd angle, but that's my only issue. I covered it up with a sticker regardless. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to buy this rack. Shipping was fast, free & box was in an unmolested fashion. 20727



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jodie morgan06/16/2011

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was very impressed on the timely fashion e trailer shipped my basket. From the moment it was purchased and shipped i was well informed on where and what was going on with the product. very impressed again. Jodie Morgan Morgan Sportfishing 17099



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brett04/05/2011

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The Rolla basket looks great on my 1998 Subaru Outback. The fit is perfect. The only thing I did was add locking nuts to the top of the hold down spin on nuts. Making sure that someone. Could not steal it without tools and 10 min. Set up was fast follow the directions measure both sides of your cross over tubes to be sure everything is square. Basket can not slide when properly installed on a Outback over all I say a 10!!!!!! Super cool item. Spokane Wa11113



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: irv01/28/2011

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package arrived very very fast!! almost an overnight shipping! thats A+. The item was in good shape but has some few scratches (not packed good) and I found the fairing at the bottom of the package which I thought was already broken because the heavy metal basket was sitting on it. but it turned out to be okay with few scratches. all in all Im satisfied with the Item!! very fast shipping!! I would consider buying from etrailer again. very good prices too!! 6293



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian T01/24/2011

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Got it fast (loved the free shipping!) Put it on in about 20 minutes. Very heavy duty construction. I procrastinated buying a rack due to $$$ last time I priced Thule & Yakima products & thought I was taking a chance with this less expensive one....I wish I would have found etrailer sooner!!!! I am very happy with my purchase!6048



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Navidog12/20/2010

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Great Rack...needs a better wind deflector I had this Rack over 3 years on a Jeep Commander. Awesome sturdy rack. Great price. I agree that the half coverage deflector does little to muffle the noice. It is even worse without it. Rola needs to make a better wind deflector. E-trailer needs to at least sell a replacement cover so you can put two to covers the front of the rack. 4378



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bryan09/14/2010

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Great Product I am pleased with how good it looks on my 4runner. Install was a breeze. It took a while for it to get here due to it being on backorder, but once it shipped on a Friday I had it on Tuesday. There were no holes drilled on the basket for the wind deflector to mount to. I'm just going to drill them myself. Other than that, I am very pleased..3456


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bryan if you dont mind answering my question did you buy the extension I have a 2004 4runner without extension it is too small? Or can I use extension on my 2004 4runner thanks in advance.

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The minimum corss bar spread needed for the basket with or without the extension is 26-1/4 inches, center to center. The basket alone will go up to 37-1/2 inch spread, in 3-3/4 inch increments. The basket with extension will go all the way from 26-1/4 to 52-1/4 inches spread, again at 3-3/4 inch increments. Check out the link to the instructions on the 59504 basket, it should help clear things up if I have not.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin E.07/31/2010

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Rock solid I mounted the rack on a 2009 VW Tiguan...it was easy to install and mount on VW-cross-bars, leaving plenty of clearance above a sunroof. In the deserts of Utah and Nevada and in some precarious off-road situations, it performed flawlessly. I kept a full-size spare tire and bags in it. The "ROLA" paint came off quickly, but the rack was perfect.3304



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: maniek07/22/2010

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Great for the price It is not Yakima quality but for 1/3 price it is great! Mine was little demaged in the shipping (poor manufacturer packing cousing rub 2 parts of each other) but I decided it is not worth to replace. I mounted it on my Pathfinder 2005 and it fits perfect ( can be little longer about 8") but extension make it too long. Very happy with purchase, looks great, I hope it will perform in long term as good as it looks :)3258



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bachakil05/11/2010

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Great product I have to agree with everyone here, this is great roofrack and there's nothing IMO to envy about thule or yakima. The one issue that is really annoying and can be corrected by including another wind deflector is the noise. I had to go through yakima for the one that attaches to the rack in the front, to avoid the unbearable noise inside the vehicle when using the extencion on the rack. I didnt like having to buy this, but i rather that, than dealing with the tremendous noise inside the 07 t4r(4runner). I also had some issues with the screws and the a little dent in the rear tube but nothing that would make me reconsider my puchase. Altogether a great buy, the price is unbeatable, however keep in mind that you will need that extended wind deflector if using the extension.3023



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chilly04/06/2010

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Great Product Easy installation. Quality construction. Good price on Etrailer. Overall better value than Thule & Yakima baskets. Wind noise is mild. However I do wish the wind fairing covered the entire front to the basket. That would likely reduce noise even more.2915



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Josh04/04/2010

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Great Product,Great Service This rack looks good and is 1/2 the price of other rook racks, the customer service at etrailer is 2nd to none, had a small problem with a bracket and they shipped another one that week. Thanks and I will shop here again..2903



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe G.03/28/2010

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Great value in a safari rack Fit my 4Runner perfectly and with ease. Rock solid. After my first use hauling gear for three men plus a canoe, I wonder how I did without it before. Best price I could find and free shipping - GREAT VALUE!2872



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron C03/21/2010

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Good looking solid rack Installed very easy,I bought it with the extention. My only complaint would be that the joints were the three peices slid togather werent very tight. There are gaps at the joints. Other than that I am very pleased with it, and you cant beat the price.2839



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark H.07/30/2009

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Amazingly Simple and TUFF! This is an outstanding product. After extremely fast shipping and delivery, I installed it with in about 30 min. This rack is very strong and fills the top of my Expedition. The design flows well on the road and solid construction puts your mind at ease when storing items. 2188



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob06/27/2009

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Some quality control issues Overall, I like the basket, think it is fairly priced, and am happy with it. However, there were two quality control issues that should be noted. I'll mention those in a moment. The overall unit is solid and looks good on my black Jeep Liberty. It fit well on the OEM crossbars and was straightforward to install. The unit is pretty heavy, but it has a really solid, substantial feel that makes me think it will securely hold whatever I put up there (within the 130 lb limit). Now, on to the complaints. These are really small things, but are still worth noting. First, there is a noticeable dent in the main large tube on the left front side. It is clearly a factory defect because the dent has been powder coated along with the rest. If I had bought it locally, I would have taken it back and exchanged it. Having had it shipped, I simply cannot go through that. Second, there was an error in the placement of the holes where you use screws to hold the two halves together. Three of the four screw holes lined up fine, but on one of the smaller tubes, the inner hole didn't match the outer hole. I had to drill my own hole to set the screw. These aren't major problems, but it's sloppy on both counts. On balance, I would recommend the product and would not make a different choice if I had it to do over. Also, I should note that etrailer did everything you could ask for. I ordered it on a Saturday evening and they shipped it on Monday morning. It arrived Wednesday. You can't ask for more than that.2065



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carl F.05/14/2009

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Great Product @ a great price. Couldn't believe how quickly the product was delivered, it was well packaged, had good instructions & looks great. This cargo carrier was the best value I could find, given the very high prices of the competition. 1844



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Juan M.12/17/2012

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The product is of very high quality. EXCEPT, that the product does not alligned properly with the stablished manufature cross bars. I was disappointed because impressed with the quality and simplicity of installation. Too bad. I may have to return it.61641



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Edwin08/02/2011

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Very easy to put together. It has plenty of storage for our camping gear. It is a bit heavy to lift but I think most cargo baskets are. It solved our problem because it fits all our things sleeping bags backpacks tent and cooler, so now our black lab fits comfortable in the back.20902

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  • What is the Diameter of the Tubing on the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket For My 1999 Dodge Durango
  • The main frame tubing of the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504 is 1-1/2 inch and the secondary framing tubing is 1 inch diameter. This cargo carrier is made out of steel.
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  • How Do I Mount the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket On my 1997 Toyota 4Runner
  • To mount the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, item # 59504, on the T-Tracks that are on your 1997 Toyota 4Runner you will need to add a roof rack system that includes crossbars. I recommend the Thule system because the mounts on the Rola basket, # 59504, that you have referenced will fit the Thule bars. You will need a couple of parts for the roof rack: Thule Tracker II Foot Pack (Qty 4), # TH430 Thule Tracker Roof Mounted Rack Fit Kit, # THTK1 Thule Square Load Bars, # THLB50 Once you
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  • Compatibility of the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier on My 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • If your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe has a factory roof rack with cross bars 3-1/4 inches wide or less, then the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, item # 59504, will fit. If you do not have the factory crossbars then you would need to get cross bars that will fit your existing rails. We carry the Yakima RailGrab Towers, item # Y00138, that will fit on your factory raised rails and you can use the Yakima 58 inch Crossbars, item # Y00409, with these to provide cross bars to install the Rola roof mounted
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  • How To Install A Roof Basket on a 2001 Toyota Solara with No Roof Rack
  • As long as your Solara is not a convertible you can add a roof rack to it. Thule offers a complete package for adding roof racks to cars that do not have them installed from the factory or dealer ship. The set up package for your vehicle, which I have linked below, has a maximum weight limit of 110 pounds, so the roof basket and what you put in it cannot exceed that limit. You also need to check the vehicle owner manual for roof weight limit. If it is less than 110 pounds, you need to go by that
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  • Mounting Off Road Lights on the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket
  • I am sure that Off Road lights could be mounted to the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, item # 59504, but at this time there is not a specific mount or bracket for this cargo carrier. You could use the Westin Off-Road Driving Lights - 6" Diameter - Black Powder Coat - 1 Pair, part # 09-0505, along with a mount designed for the 1-1/2 inch or 1 inch tubing that this rack is built with. The main frame tubing is 1-1/2 inches and the secondary tubing is 1 inch.
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  • Will Rola Roof Moutned Cargo Basket fit a 2008 BMW X5
  • As long as your BMW X5 has cross bars, that run from driver to passenger side, are not wider than 3-1/4 inches, the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo basket should fit. The wind fairing is made of plastic. I have included a video review of the basket below.
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  • Will Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket 59504 Fit a 2007 Toyota 4Runner
  • The # 59504 Rola roof mounted cargo basket is a fit for most OEM roof rack bars, up to 3-1/4 inches in width. As long as your roof rack bars are not wider than 3-1/4 inches the basket should be a good fit for your 2007 Toyota 4Runner. An extension, part # 59505 is also available for the # 59504 basket, if needed. We also offer a large selection of cargo bags designed for use on roof top baskets. The Highland KarPak Rooftop Cargo Bag, part # 1039800 offers 10 cubic feet of cargo space,
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  • Will Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket 59504 Fit a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder
  • I looked at some pictures of the current generation Nissan Pathfinders and it should fit. I would do some measuring first. Check to make sure the cross bars are not wider than 3-1/4 inches. The rack is 40-1/2 inches wide, so make sure you have at least that much space between the rails on your Pathfinder. I do not see why it would not work on your 2006 Pathfinder.
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  • Will the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504 Fit a 1994 Chevy Suburban with Factory Roof Rack
  • If your 1994 Chevy Suburbans factory roof rack cross bars are 3-1/4 inches wide or less, then the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504, will fit. The carrier can hold more weight than the cross bars or roof so you are limited to the lowest capacity component. This will either be the cross bars or the roof. You will need to check your owners manual to find your roof capacity and cross bar capacity (cross bar capacity might actually be on a label on the rack somewhere). If you decide you wan
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  • Choosing a Roof Top Cargo Basket for 2003 Ford Escape
  • The roof racks are not vehicle specific. The key is to determine if the mounting brackets will fit your existing cross bars. The Valley Roof Top Cargo Basket, part # V90350 will fit your 2003 Ford Escape if the cross bars on the factory roof rack are no wider than 3-1/4 inches or thicker than 1-1/2 inches. The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504 is also a good choice. It is a bit larger, the included fairing makes it more aerodynamic, and in my opinion is better looking. The Rola
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  • What is Needed to Install the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504 on a 2006 Land Rover LR3
  • The most important thing to check is the cross bars that run side to side on your 2006 Land Rover LR3. If the cross bars are 3-1/4 inches or less, then the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504, will fit. Also make sure you stay within the weight capacities of the roof rack and your roof. I have included link to the installation details and a video review of the basket below. If you do not have a roof rack, or cross bars that run side to side, you will need to add them before you can use th
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  • Will Rola Roof Top Basket Cargo Carrier, # 59504 Fit the Factory Roof Rack on a 2008 Honda Element
  • The Rola Roof Top Basket Cargo Carrier, # 59504, will fit the roof rack on your 2008 Honda Element if is has cross bars that run side to side that are 3-1/4 inches or less wide and 1-1/4 inches or less tall. If your Element has tracks that run front to back, you can use Thule Podium Foot Pack (Qty 4), # TH460, Thule Load Bars - 50 Inches Wide, # THLB50, and Thule Podium Roof Rack Fit Kit, # THKIT3109. If you have no current roof cross bars or side rails, you can add cross bars. You can use
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  • Roof Rack for a 2003 Toyota Tacoma to Install the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504
  • To install the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504, on your 2003 Toyota Tacoma, you will first need a roof rack. The kind of roof rack you will need depends on the cab style on the truck. If you have a regular cab or Xtracab, you will need: Q16 Q Clips for Yakima Q Towers (QTY 4), # Y00616 Round 48 inch CrossBars for Yakima Roof Rack System (QTY 2), # Y00408 Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack Feet for Naked Roof (QTY 4), # Y00124 If you have a double cab, you will need: Q117 Q Clips for Yak
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  • Will Rola Roof Cargo Carrier, # 59504, Fit On 2007 Dodge Nitro
  • If your 2007 Dodge Nitro has a factory roof rack with crossbars and the crossbars are 3-1/4 inches wide or less, then the Rola Roof Cargo Carrier, # 59504, will fit. The cargo carrier is made to attach to the crossbars of a roof rack, not to be attached directly to the roof. Anytime you are going to be carrying cargo on the roof you will want to check your owners manual or the car dealer for the load limit of the roof on your 2007 Dodge Nitro. You will want to make sure that with the weight
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  • Will Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket fit a 2010 Jeep Commander
  • The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket is designed to fit most OEM roof racks. The cross bars cannot be wider than 3-1/4 inches. Measure the width of your cross bars and make sure they are under 3-1/4 inches.
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  • Will The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket fit Yakima 58 Inch Round Cross Bars on a 2001 Land Rover
  • The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo basket will fit on Yakima round-style cross bars. Just make sure the cross bars can be moved front to back to get them to line up with the basket clamps. Rola requires the cross bars to be in 1 of 4 settings. The measurements are center to center between the crossbars, 26-1/4, 30, 33-3/4 or 37-1/2 inches. You must be able to get the cross bars to one of these 3 settings for the rack to properly install. The outside dimension of the basket is 52 x 40-1/2 x 4 so make
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  • What is the Minimum Cross Bar Spread for the Rola Roof Basket with Extension
  • The mounting brackets on the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket will fit on your square Thule cross bars. Make sure and check with the trailer manufacturer and find the weight capacity of the roof. The basket weighs 35 pounds and the extension adds another 18 pounds. The extension is part # 59505 The minimum cross bar spread for the basket with our without extensions is 26-1/4 inches, center to center. The spread goes up to 37-1/2 inches in 3-3/4 inch increments with the basket alone. With the
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  • Can the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504, be Locked Into Place
  • The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504, does not have a locking mechanism built in. You could run a cable lock, like the Quantum 15 Steel Cable Lock, # 8157DPS, through it and your cross bars to deter theft. I have included a video review of this lock below.
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  • Will the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket fit a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic?
  • If you have the factory cross bars that run from driver to passenger side, the basket can attach to the bars. You will need to make sure the cross bars can be set to the right spread. The bars can be in 4 settings: 26-1/4 inches, 30 inches, 33-3/4 inches and 37-1/2 inches apart center to center. If your bars are adjustable and you can get them to one of those 4 spreads, you will be able to use the basket. I have added a link to the instructions below.
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  • Will the Rola Roof Basket # 59504 Fit on a 2010 Honda CRV with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, item # 59504 is a good choice. It is large, and has an included fairing that makes it aerodynamic. The Rola model will fit cross bars up to 3-1/4 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches thick. There is an extension available for the rack should the space be required. For the Rola carrier # 59504, the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket Extension, item # 59505, will extend the carrier 18-3/4 inches. I would also recommend the Thule Step Up Wheel Step - Tire Mount, item
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