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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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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.



59504 Rola Vortex Rooftop Cargo Carrier Basket - Black Powder Coated Steel - 40.5" x 52" - 130 lbs







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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

Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket - Steel - 52" Long x 40-1/2" Wide x 6" Deep - 130 lbs - 59504

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (182 Customer Reviews)

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.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vince04/15/2011


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: Mac80612/08/2012


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: David H.10/17/2011


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 - 06/28/2013


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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.

Patrick B - 6/28/2013



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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 - 11/02/2013


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BJL88805/23/2011


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: T. Metz08/31/2009


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: Finke01/26/2014


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: Alf06/21/2011


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: Stephen S.09/30/2010


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: Rob06/27/2009


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: 06 Grand Cherokee06/08/2012


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: John12/18/2012


Great product, and absolutely amazing price! Easy to assemble and install. Looks great. 61726





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Still great. I only put the rack on for extended trips where we need the room. The rack is easy to put on, take off, and store. Its also big and sturdy enough to load up, and fits cargo bags that I bought to go with it. The only down side, as mentioned in other comments, is that the screw heads and joint for the frame rust. I did what others suggested and put black silicon caulk around the tube joints to keep the water out and prevent rust, to make it last longer. It seems they should recommend this, or even through a tube of sealer in the box to help with this. Also, it seems the screws themselves for the joint and windscreen could be made of stainless steel or something out that wont rust like the ones used.

John - 06/23/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H.09/18/2012


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: Joe F10/06/2014


The package arrived after 6 days and it was in good shape. The cargo basket also serves as a crossbar for Thule fork mounts. It fits perfectly well with my Jeep. I also put a bike lock to protect my investment. Thank You E Trailer 154627






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Seaside07/27/2013


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: Dan08/30/2012


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: upso09/26/2011


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: israel m04/26/2013


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





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hi, its working out very well and after a year of owning it the only thing i had to change were the screws on the front deflector because the originals were rusting. replaced them for stainless screws. thank you.

israel m - 05/16/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian H.08/01/2011


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: Zac F10/16/2014


I mounted the Rola basket to a 2014 Forester with Factory aero bars. Construction of the Rola Basket is good for the price. Putting it together was a bit tricky since the two halfs took some effort to get together. Also, the Rola logo on the windscreen was smeared, as though it was packaged before the paint was dry. The basket is functional and sturdy, however, i was surprised that the mounting brackets will not stay in place unless the basket is installed. This means you need to line everything up again if you remove and reinstall the basket. I used a couple screws and washers through the square cut outs on the mounting brackets and now the basket can be removed and reinstalled easily without having to realign the mounts. Also, use of black silicon between the halves of the basket is recommended. Good product for the price. Best value I have seen for such a product. Etrailer has fast shipping which only makes it better. 156305






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kenny A.04/14/2011


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: 4Runner Dogs11/03/2012


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: William Macaluso06/29/2011


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: boyznthewoods06/11/2012


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: Kim in GA07/29/2012


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


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sweet Sue11/29/2013


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: Jeff I.11/15/2011


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: Bachakil05/11/2010


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: Kirk S.04/11/2011


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: Aaron D.07/27/2012


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: AL S XJ04/06/2012


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: Robert Crabb08/26/2013


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Ill stand-by my original review: Sturdy, well constructed, applicable and a great value. Since then, Ive purchased a net which better secures the cargo and must add how easy the entire set-up is to install.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Colby B02/21/2012


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: Dan M.02/03/2012


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: Bruce L.09/06/2011


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: Ryan S.03/17/2014


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: Mike B.04/09/2012


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: Terran03/21/2011


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: Sue06/23/2014


We have installed and used this product. It was easy to put together and it makes loading our roof bag a snap. I would have given it an excellent rating, but we had some rusty screws that we had to replace as they were the ones that hold the front windscreen on and they were ugly and we couldn't stand looking at them. It didn't leave us feeling confident that the rest of this rack isn't going to rust, but it has been in the rain already with no signs. We'll see how it goes in winter. Overall, it is a great product though. Shipping was fast and it was simple to get on the roof racks. 137028






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mitchell B08/24/2013


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: Matt - Mdoffroad03/12/2012


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: Bryan09/14/2010


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: myke05/09/2014


I ordered the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket with the Extension and Standard shipping but got upgraded to Express Shipping at no additional cost thanks to Jeff A! Installed the basket with the extension was easy and did not take much time. Put them on top the truck would need 2 persons thou since it is large and bulky to be able to lift by one. Looks really good on my 2014 TLC, just perfect size for the truck. Will be using it to haul the Rightline Edge Roof Cargo Bag. Hope it will hold up for a while since it looks pretty sturdy. 129786






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J from Wisconsin08/20/2012


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: Gat man02/23/2012


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: DM02/09/2012


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: Troy A.04/27/2012


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: Joseph01/10/2011


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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Having problems fitting the Rola basket wo extension to my OEM Element roof rack. How did yours fit?

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug D.09/29/2014


This roof basket is well made, east to set up and fit our 2014 Outback perfectly. The outback roof rack lacks the ability to mount things to the side bars like straps for a roof box, this roof basket provides unlimited mounting bars for whatever you want to carry. I have read some other reviews regarding poor fit with the screw holes and areas that need silicone, I found none of these issues. I am very happy with the Rola roof basket and would recommend it to anyone. 153515






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: irv01/28/2011


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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  • 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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  • Roof Top Cargo Carrier Recommendations for 2013 Honda Pilot
  • I have a couple options for you regarding a roof-top cargo carrier for your 2013 Honda Pilot and they all allow for the unimpeded opening of your rear hatch. Regarding a basket, I recommend the Thule Mother of All Baskets (MOAB) # TH690XT. It has an inside dimension of 37-1/2 inches wide by 48 inches long by 6-1/2 inches tall. It has a maximum weight capacity of 165 lbs. You will want to check your vehicle owners manual to ensure your roof can handle that much weight. I have provided...
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  • Which Roof Mounted Cargo Baskets Will Fit a 2011 Subaru Forester With or Without Factory Roof Rack
  • As long as your 2011 Subaru Forester has cross bars that run side to side that are less than 3-1/4 inches wide, the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504, will fit. The cross bars will need to be 26-1/4 inches apart, center to center, 30 inches apart center to center, 33-3/4 inches apart center to center, or 37-1/2 inches apart center to center. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review of this basket. Installation is not difficult and I am sure even the most...
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  • Which Roof Mount Cargo Baskets Fit the 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman with Factory Crossbars
  • Many baskets will not have a specific vehicle fit list so that is why you do not see your vehicle listed. But I will be happy to make some suggestions for you. First, to determine if the Rola basket fits, you will need to measure your crossbars. the basket will fit on bars that are up to 3-1/4 inches wide. The bars will also have to a certain length apart on center. This basket mounts to bar spreads that are 26-1/4 inches, 30 inches, 33-3/4 inches, or 37-1/2 inches apart on center. I...
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  • Is There Way To Lock Rola Roof Basket # 59504 To Chevrolet Suburban
  • There is a way to lock the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504, to your Chevrolet Suburban, but part # 59504 does not have integrated locks. What you can do is use Quantum 15 Steel Cable Lock, # 8157DPS, to lock the Rola Roof Rack to your Suburban to prevent theft. To do this you would just run the lock through the Rola Roof Rack and the cross bars on your Chevrolet Suburban. Rola does not offer any locking mechanisms at this time to prevent the basket from being stolen. Our...
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  • Will Yakima Spare Tire Carrier, # Y07076 Fit Rola Cargo Basket, # 59504
  • Since the Rola Cargo Basket, # 59504, and the Yakima Spare Tire Carrier, # Y07076, are made by different manufacturers, I cannot guarantee they are compatible. But, I can provide you with some measurements so that you can compare them to your Rola basket to determine if the spare tire carrier will fit. The carrier is designed for Yakima baskets that have a 1/2 inch deck tube diameter. The Rola tubing is slightly larger at about 5/8 of an inch. The clamps that come with the carrier will...
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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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  • Spare Tire Mount and Off Road Lights Available for the Rola Roof Cargo Basket
  • At this time we do not carry a spare tire carrier or off road light brackets for the Rola Roof Cargo Basket, # 59504. We do carry the Navigator Cyber Driving Light, # NV-509W, that could be mounted directly to the cargo carrier. I have included a link to a similar question that was answered by another expert showing how this light can work. You may also be interested in the Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Basket, # Y07070, that will mount to Yakima, Thule and most factory crossbars with the...
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  • Roof Mount Cargo Basket Recommendation for a 2001 Nissan Xterra with Factory Roof Rack
  • When going through our fit guide, the only roof baskets we recommend for a 2001 Nissan Xterra are the Yakima LoadWarrior, # Y07070, and the MegaWarrior, # Y07080. I have included links to the installation details and links to video reviews of both baskets for you to view. You will not need new crossbars unless you want or already have the Rola basket. If you can go with another basket, either of the Yakima baskets listed above will fit the factory crossbars on a 2001 Nissan Xterra.
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  • Will The Rola Roof Cargo Basket # 59504 Fit 2008 Honda Element
  • As long as the crossbars on your 2008 Honda Element are not wider than 3-1/4 inches and you can adjust the crossbar spread between 26-1/4 inches and 37-1/2 inches center to center, the Rola Roof Cargo Basket # 59504 will fit. For netting, and to keep cargo secured, you can use the Rola Flat Strap Cargo Net, part # 59200. I have attached a picture that another customer sent to us of the Rola Roof Cargo Basket # 59504 mounted to his Honda Element. Also linked are instructions and a...
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Opening on Each Side of the Rola Roof Rack Fairing for Lights
  • The opening at each end of the fairing on the Rola roof basket, # 59504, is 5 inches wide by 2-1/8 inches high, at the center. You would need to take into account the angled sides of the fairing and the curved portion of the main tube at the bottom on each side. I edited a photo with these dimensions for you, see link. The main frame tubing of the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504 is 1-1/2 inch diameter, the secondary frame tubing is 1 inch diameter and the cross bars are...
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  • Does the Rola Roof Mount Cargo Basket # 59504 Rust Faster than Thule or Yakima Baskets
  • The Rola basket # 59504 is a very popular item and I have not heard of any issues with it rusting quicker than a Thule or Yakima basket. Yakima and Thule are big name players in this category whereas Rola is not as well known. They make a good product but do not have as much name recognition so that could be just one factor in the price difference. Rust can occur if you do not take care of a product. Keep it clean and dry if possible and it should not be an issue. One customer had a...
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  • Affordable Roof Cargo Basket Options for 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Without Roof Cross Bars
  • The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504, and the matching basket extension, part # 59505, together will provide a total basket length of 70-3/4 inches as measured front to back from outside edge to outside edge. I suggest you confirm that there is enough space on your Pathfinder roof to accommodate the 70-3/4 overall length of the basket and extension with the vehicle rear hatch open. Please do note that the roof crossbars must have specific center-to-center distances in order...
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  • Cargo Net Compatibility with a Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket
  • The Rola Flat Strap Cargo Net, part # 59200, will fit your Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504. This cargo net uses flat straps with a bungee cord net that allows it to grip a variety of different items. The Rola cargo net provides plenty of strength, but that is dependent upon the type of terrain you are traveling on and the weight of the times on the roof rack. For heavier items you may want to use ratcheting straps like the Retractable Ratchet Straps with Push Button Release,...
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  • Will Rola Cargo Basket # 59504 With Extension # 59505 Fit On 2012 Jeep Patriot
  • If your 2012 Jeep Patriot has side-to-side crossbars that 3-1/4 inches wide or less, the Rola Roof Cargo Carrier # 59504 is a good fit. This cargo carrier is 52 inches long and the Rola Cargo Basket Extension # 59505 will add an additional 18-3/4 inches to that. I recommend purchasing the basket first to ensure a proper fit, then purchase the extension later if needed. Your side-to-side crossbars will need to be spaced out by 26-1/4 inches, 30 inches, 33-3/4 inches or 37-1/2 inches for...
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  • Which Cargo Net will Work Best on a Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket
  • Rola makes a net, part # 59200, that should work very well with the Rola Roof Basket. I have added a link to it below as well as a video review of the net. SportRack also makes a net for their roof basket that should fit the Rola Roof Basket quite nicely as well. The SportRack net is part # A21033, see the link below.
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  • Will Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # 59504 Fit a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder with Factory Cross Bars
  • You might want to check the roof rack section in the owners manual of your 2011 Nissan Pathfinders. We have a newer Pathfinder here that has a factory roof rack and the crossbars look like they are fixed, but they can be removed and adjusted into different holes on the side rails. I also looked up a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder owners manual online and it also showed pictures and described how the factory crossbars can be adjusted or removed. If your factory crossbars are adjustable you...
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  • Will Yakima Spare Tire Carrier # Y07076 and Yakima Hi-Lift Jack Carrier Y07077 Fit Rola Roof Basket
  • The larger steel tubing (that runs along the top of the rack) on the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504, is 1-1/2 inch diameter.The smaller diameter tubing on the bottom of the basket is 1-inch diameter. The larger steel tubing on the Yakima MegaWarrior # Y07080 and LoadWarrior # Y07070 roof cargo basket is 1-inch in diameter and the smaller tubing on the bottom is 1/2 inch diameter. The Yakima Spare Tire Carrier, part # Y07076, is designed to attach to the smaller 1/2 inch...
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  • Low Noise Roof Basket Recommendation for 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Without a Sun Roof
  • One of our most popular roof cargo baskets is the Rola # 59504. This basket measures 37-1/2W x 48L x 6T inches. This roof basket does have a fairing that reduces wind resistance at the front of the basket for a quieter ride. I have attached a brief, basic installation video of the Rola basket. In order to carry a cargo basket on your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you will need to install crossbars. Because wind noise is a consideration, I recommend the Thule AeroBlade system. This...
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  • Would the Rola Roof Cargo Basket Extender make the Basket too Long for a Ford Explorer
  • The overall length of the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504, is 52 inches long. The extender, part # 59505, adds 18-3/4 inches. This would bring the overall length of the rack to just over 70 inches. I would take a tape measure length of the roof rails on your Explorer. You would not to use the extender if your rails are much under 70 inches. The mounts can be moved on the carrier to accommodate varying roof rack sizes, but too much over hang from the mounts could damage the...
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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 Rightline Sport 1 Rooftop Cargo Bag, part # RL100S10 offers 10 cubic feet of...
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  • Which Roof Mount Cargo Baskets Fit Factory Cross Bars on a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, # 59504, is designed to fit cross bars that run side to side that are 3-1/4 inches wide or less. If you measure the thickness of your cross bars and they are less than 3-1/4 inches then you will be able to use this basket. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video review for reference. There are several baskets that are a direct fit to the factory cross bars on your 2005 Honda Pilot. According to Yakima and Thule, you...
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  • Will the Rola Roof Basket # 59504 Work on a 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
  • In order to determine if these Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # 59504 you will need to measure thickness of the cross bars on your 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. The # 59504 is designed to work on cross bars that are not wider than 3-1/4 inches. I attached a review video of this product for you to check out that shows how the product installs.
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  • Recommended Cargo Net for Rola Roof Basket # 59504
  • The Curt Stretchable Cargo Net, part # C18200 measures 38 by 44 inches, when not stretched and would be a perfect choice for use with the 52 by 40-1/2 outside dimension of the Rola Roof Cargo Rack.
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  • How Tall is the Rola Cargo Basket and Will it Fit a 2012 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition
  • The Rola cargo basket will sit approximately 6 inches above the crossbars on any given vehicle. To determine if it will fit your 2012 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition, you will need to take some measurements. Measure the crossbar width on the vehicle. If they are 3-1/4 inches or less wide then the mounting hardware will fit. Next, measure the center to center distance between the bars. This basket requires one of the following bar spreads: 26-1/4 inches, 30 inches, 33-3/4 inches, or 37-1/2...
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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...
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  • Mounting Roof Top Lights on Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # 59504
  • The Rola Cargo Basket, part # 59504 is constructed of 1-1/2 inch, 1 inch and 5/8 inch diameter round tubing. If you look at the photo I edited for you, it will show you which diameter tubing is used where on the basket. I agree, the location you describe would be the best place to attach the off-road lights.
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  • Will Cargo Carrier Stretch Net # 7330 Fit the Rola Cargo Basket with the Extension Installed
  • With extension # 59505 installed on Rola cargo basket # 59504, the overall dimensions will be 70-3/4 inches long by 40-1/2 inches wide. The cargo net # 7330 can stretch to be 84 inches long and 60 inches wide so it would fit the basket with the extension installed. I have included a link to a video review of the net for you. I also linked a video on the Rola basket.
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  • Fit of Righline PackRight Roof Cargo Bag Part # RL100S10 on 2010 Chevy Equinox with OEM Roof Rack
  • The Rightline PackRight Cargo Bag measures 38 by 34 inches. If the maximum spread of your crossbars and the distance between the side rails that run from the front to the rear of the vehicle are a sufficient distance apart, this cargo bag would work great for you. I really like the unique placement of the zipper, which makes it much more difficult for water to enter the bag. If the available space between the cross bars and side rails is too small for the bag to fit, you have some other...
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