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




Code: 59504


273 reviews

Retail:$251.99

Price:$178.95


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Product Specs:

Roof Basket

Cargo Basket

Round Bars
Square Bars
Factory Bars

Black


Medium Capacity

Short Length

Steel

Rola


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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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (273 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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by: Vince04/15/2011

Toyota 4Runner


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


Comments

Now THAT is how to write a thorough review!

comment by: Sonny - 04/21/2015


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by: Finke01/26/2014

2014 Subaru Outback


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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It was my pleasure. I dont usually write reviews but in this case, etrailer is an excellent company and it was the least I could do. The Rola basket has worked really well and have used it several times on family vacations. Im actually in the market to by a new, bigger cargo basket Yakima Load Warrior wextension and I was wondering if etrailer offers any discounts for returning customers? I would be more than happy to write another review with pictures of this helps!

Finke - 03/04/2015

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by: Mac80612/08/2012

2013 Subaru Outback


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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by: David H.10/17/2011

2008 Hummer Edition AlphaH3


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.

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Comments

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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by: BJL88805/23/2011

2007 Chevy Tahoe


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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by: T. Metz08/31/2009

2008 Chevy Equinox


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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by: Wanda H.09/09/2015

2015 Subaru Outback


We have a 2015 Subaru Outback. It has side rails and cross bars but nothing to keep our roof top cargo bag from sitting directly on the roof. So we were looking for a basket for mounting to the rails and holding the cargo off of the roof, saw good reviews on this one and felt it was a good price. Since we had a limited amount of time left before needing it, I called into etrailer and spoke with Vince. He was very easy to converse with, answered my questions, took my order over the phone so that the basket could be sent out as soon as possible and even told me how I could get a price match applied to my purchase. I received the basket yesterday, assembled it and mounted to my Subaru this morning. It is a very sturdy piece of equipment, well made, fit well, looks good and will certainly hold all of the items we will need to haul. The basket comes in 2 halves which you put together using rubber gaskets to cover the connecting screws and joints. There is the deflector that is mounted to the front using 4 screws and then the mounting brackets that are used to mount it to the roof crossbars. Our bars were 30" apart center to center and everything fit perfectly and looks great. We will be putting it to use this weekend on our beach trip. 224645



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by: Rob06/27/2009

Jeep Liberty


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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by: Cory F.06/28/2016

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee


So it has been a year with the Rola Roof Basket on our 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it has been well used! Some feedback on it would be: - It has a good balance of size and depth with regards to holding capacity. - It appears to be well made and thought out. I currently have a couple of small concerns that lead me to rate it 4 out of 5. - The plastic clamping spacers for the cross bars work well enough, but they could stand to be taller for the length of the u-bolts that are provided. With the factory Jeep roof bows, the outer basket tubing CAN contact the retaining knobs even with very precise placement. I cut rectangles of 1/4" (.250") thick rubber mat that I zip tied to the contact section of the plastic spacers to lift and insulate the basket from the cross bows. This solved all of my concerns with using it on the factory Jeep bows. - UV resistance. We do not leave the roof basket in place when it is not needed and simply hang it on heavy duty hooks from the garage ceiling. However, we left it in place for about 1 month and it began to fade pretty quickly. The vinyl decal on the lexan wind deflector showed the most fading. It could definitely be better, but like anything else, it still functions well regardless. Overall, a great looking and valuable storage/carrying product for those who need it at a good price point. 265902



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by: 06 Grand Cherokee06/08/2012

Jeep Grand Cherokee


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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by: Dan08/30/2012

Jeep Grand Cherokee


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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by: Doug D.09/29/2014

2014 Subaru Outback


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


Comments

We are still very happy with the Rola cargo carrier.Thanks

Doug D - 10/02/2015

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by: Ben01/16/2014

2000 Jeep Cherokee


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


Comments

Rack is working great a year later and e-trailer has even followed up to make sure! It is nice to buy quality from a great vendor.

Ben - 01/16/2015

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by: israel m04/26/2013

2012 Dodge Journey


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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by: Robert W.12/26/2014

2012 Dodge Journey


Loaded up luggage for 5 people and drove to Florida on top of my 2012 Dodge Journey. With a couple of tarps and proper ratchet straps and bungy chords, it worked like a charm, and saved me quite a bit of cargo room in the back. Had minimal wind resistance and hardly affected my gas mileage at all. Even wind noise on top was not significant. I highly recommend the Rola Rooftop Basket. 166962



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by: Brian H.08/01/2011

Volkswagen Touareg


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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by: Zac F10/16/2014

2014 Subaru Forester


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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by: JMac08/15/2013

2006 Jeep Commander


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


Comments

The roof rack is holding up great, thanks.

JMac - 03/04/2015

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by: boyznthewoods06/11/2012

2006 Jeep Commander


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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by: Kim in GA07/29/2012

2013 Kia Sorento


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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by: Sweet Sue11/29/2013

Honda Element


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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by: Jeff I.11/15/2011

1996 Jeep ZJ


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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by: Aaron P.06/24/2016

2013 Ford Explorer


This is a nice rack. Seems built well enough and looks great on our 2013 Ford Explorer. The added basket extension really rounds it out nicely. Now, the downside. This thing oxidizes like crazy! Within a month, it turned from a nice deep black to a ghostly gray. We keep our vehicle in a garage so I was very, very disappointed in how quickly the finish went away. It's not like it was sitting outside weathering away! It is a rough, powder coated finish so I haven't found any products to restore the original black color. So we have this nice, shiny Explorer with a rack on the top that looks like it's 20 years older. I thought maybe we just got a bad one but I've seen other Rola rack models like our's around and they too are gray in color. It is a nice rack but really bummed at the short life span of the finish. 264592



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by: Seth L.01/29/2014

2004 Toyota 4Runner


This product arrived quickly! Very pleased with the construction. The rack is very cosmetically pleasing on my 2004 4runner and was a breeze to install! 115118


Comments

Yes, I still own the rack, it is fantastic! It is very well built, the only thing I?ve done is spray paint the bolts to cover up the rust from the weather.

Seth L - 01/30/2015

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by: Kirk S.04/11/2011

2001 Jeep Cherokee


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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by: AL S XJ04/06/2012

Jeep Cherokee


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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by: Scott07/30/2015

1999 Jeep Cherokee


Got this rola rack for my 99 jeep grand Cherokee. The rack arrived very quickly and free shipping was part of the deciding factor to buy it here. Rack arrived in perfect condition and was easy to put together. Installation was easy enough to do by myself. Rack seems to be of good quality especially for the price. I had heard of using silicon where the two pieces come together, but this rack came with rubber to cover the connections and screw heads. I had considered the extension, but I think just the rack looks great. I used the factory crossbars and they seem like they will handle the job just fine. I really don't plan on putting a ton of weight up on it, and this rack seems perfect for camping trips or hauling gear, etc. Overall great product and company. 215492



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by: Bruce L.09/06/2011

2007 Subaru Forester


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


Comments

Does it cover the sunroof at allmuch?

comment by: Chris - 06/22/2015


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by: Dan M.02/03/2012

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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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by: Yadayadayada04/28/2014

Toyota Tacoma


As is, will not fit the OEM Tacoma roof rack system for a Double Cab. I just ordered the extension. I hope it works this time... 127752


Comments

Sold it. With or without the extension the basket did not fit into my 2012 Tacoma OEM rod rack

Yadayadayada - 04/29/2015

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by: Mike B.04/09/2012

2009 Jeep Commander


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


Comments

How wide are your crossbars?

comment by: Mattimusprime - 08/31/2015


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by: Niko C06/23/2015

Jeep Grand Cherokee


Great basket with very sturdy construction and easy installation. Took about 30min to put the two pieces together and get it mounted on my roof. Only issue is the spacing for the crossrails on my WJ Jeep Grand Cherokee is 36" center to center and this basket needs 37 1/4" spacing. Not a huge deal, but the mounts are slightly off center on the crossrails. It still holds strong and I've been driving for a week now with my spare mounted to the rack and haven't had any issues. The basket is still securely connected and hasn't loosened at all. Also, great FAST service through etrailer.com. I ordered the rack and it arrived less than 48hrs later - WAY faster than I expected. 206645



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by: Dafast107/14/2016

Lexus RX 400h


The Rola roof rack fits nicely on my Lexus 400h. I travel with small outboard motor and a dirt bike so it will be used to keep my jerry cans (mixed and unmixed fuel) on the roof of the car. Eight self tapping screws are needed to assemble the unit...four are used to attach the two halves of the rack, and four are used to attach the wind deflector to the leading edge of the rack. Unfortunately, the bag of hardware that came with my rack only had six screws 271941



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by: Ted L07/12/2016

2014 Subaru Outback Wagon


I received the roof carrier yesterday. It took 20 minutes to assemble and install on roof of car. It is very sturdy and well designed with the blocks and metal saddles. Fits perfectly on roof of 2014 Outback. One problem encountered. One of the screws/taps did not catch consequently the screw is a peg in a hole. A slightly wider screw is needed to thread into the whole and fasten the tube properly. Not something I was expecting. Seems the hole was over drilled in production. I will be carrying camping gear in the basket - duffle bags, tent and the like to free up interior space. Taking camping this coming weekend. 270853



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by: Travis11/10/2014

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee


I originally purchased this for a 2009 VW Sportwagen and it fit the roof well but looked rather bulky. My wife wanted a rack to use for trips and to help see her car in parking lots. The wind noise during daily driving made her change her mind about leaving it on (it was very noticeable). I have since put it on my Jeep Grand Cherokee and it looks very much at home there. It is hard to tell from the picture but this is a two piece rack with a seem connecting the front a rear half. It is very quick to assemble though with just four screws. 160058



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by: myke05/09/2014

2014 Ford Edge


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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by: Richard L.11/30/2015

2015 Subaru Outback


I purchased a rack for my 2015 Subaru Outback Limited. I received it in perfect condition and great quality. I could have installed it by myself, but was much easier with 1 other person. I was able to place the rack so that I had full use of my moon roof. I recently made a trip from Redding, CA to St. George, UT. I put 2 Lg. bags on top, 25x15x13. could have put 2 more up there if I needed. It was easy to strap down and nothing moved. I like the look so much, I'm leaving the rack on. A good product at a good price. 232727



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by: Ivan11/24/2014

2003 Jeep


Used on our 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Great heavy, sturdy rack. Perfect fit and the tailgate door opens with no obstruction. Easy to install with provided hardware. Thanks etrailer! 162312



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by: Navidog12/20/2010

Jeep


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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by: Humberto G09/02/2015

Jeep


I received the roof rack package today. It took me no more than 30 minutes to install it on my Jeep Cherokee. It really looks great! I highly recommend this product. It was a super smooth transaction, a very nice quality, nicely finished for a very attractive price. It arrived just in time to load my stuff and head to the lake house this Labor Day Weekend. Thank you so much! 223668



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by: Paul M02/02/2012

Jeep Liberty


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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by: Kevin E.07/31/2010

2009 Volkswagen


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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by: Richard H.06/08/2012

Pontiac Aztek


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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by: Jim B.06/23/2016

Subaru Outback Wagon


My car top carrier arrived yesterday and I installed it easily on my Subaru Outback Wagon-I have not used it yet but am planning a trip to the Black Hills in two weeks and I know I will be able to have for enough room for my camping equipment now.The carrier is sturdy and fits well and installed with ease.I am very satisfied. 264054



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by: Outdoor Adam02/02/2015

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Just put on my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) Limited w/ 5.7L HEMI. Was fairly easy to set up. Hardly any wind noise on highway. 172071



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by: Lindsay R.08/17/2011

2011 Subaru


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



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by: Kenneth02/08/2013

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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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by: GARRETT W04/01/2011

Jeep Cherokee


I RECEIVED THE PRODUCT EXTREMELY FAST THE RACK IS BUILT VERY,VERY STRONG IT IS STRONGER AND BETTER LOOKING THAN I EXPECTED. IT IS A WELCOME ADDITION TO MY OFF ROAD JEEP CHEROKEE THANKS KATHERINE AND EVERYONE PICS LATER 10914



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by: Brad C. L.09/22/2014

2004 Honda Element


Received my Rola Roof Cargo Basket; it was just what I was hoping for. Very easy to assemble and fits on my 2004 Honda Element just fine. Looks great sitting up there; can't wait to haul stuff on it. Appreciate it, BCL 152459



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by: John P.07/18/2016

2016 Kia Sorento


Good, solid product. Easy to assemble, easy to install, as long as you've done your advance measuring correctly. Didn't work on my 2016 Sorento, but that's my fault. The product was better than I expected. 273492

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by: Gavin07/22/2011


I purchased the MOAB with Extension for my 2007 Suburban. I have not used it yet. It was easy to assemble, only needing a screw gun and phillips bit. Took about an hour to assemble and install on the truck. The directions could be a little bit clearer when using the extension, especially where to place the OEM cross bars when using the extension. They say 28" maximum apart, but it is further than that in between where the show they should be placed in the pictures. Also, they don't say where to put the clamps around the OEM cross bars. In the pictures of the product (like on etrailer.com) the show the clamps toward the outside of the 2 bars that run front to back. But in the instructions, they show the clamps on the inside of the two bars. No where does it say where they should go. I was concerned about noise. I was only able to hear a slight increase in wind noise with the sunroof open, and could hear it with a good cross wind gust. I could not hear it with the sunroof closed, A/C off, and radio off. I don't like the big "THULE" in white letters on the fairing, so I removed the fairing. Removing it created significantly more noise and I will be putting it back on. Will have to take some better pics later. I do wish it was a bit wider, closer to the width of the truck. I picked this unit because of the size, and of the adaptability later on; where as you can purchase THULE mounts for other items such as bikes, kayaks etc that will mount right to this basket giving it greater versatility than the others. 19876



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by: Chuck W08/09/2012


Ordered the Thule MOAB rack Extention ,Roof Rack Foot Pack, Podium stands and square bars for my 2001 Ford Excursion. Had done a lot of research and wanted to have this for an up coming trip. The order process was flawless and everything shipped out within a few days. The instructions for all the Thule products I received are pretty minimal , but like most of us who reads them anyways. Just look at the pictures and it can be figured out. It all went together very nicely. Was a little surprised that some plastic pieces hold the basket together but when it was completed and installed on the truck it seems pretty robust. The extention was backordered at the time so I just installed it as is. After receiving the extention and installing it , I'm glad I did. The pictures I have are without the extention. Etrailer was great , originally the wrong stands where shipped , they had some second day delivered to me so we could have everything for our trip. 51183



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by: Gavin S.07/25/2011


Installed Thule MOAB Basket with extens ion. 20221



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by: John10/08/2011


Great service provided here are etrailer.com. I am very happy with my order. I ordered the product on Monday at like 11:00AM and chose the free 5-7 day shipping. They gave me 3-5 day shipping for free and had the product shipped out that day!!! I got it on Thursday with everything I order. There were no issues with anything. They emailed me like 1 hour after the product arrived to make sure everything was good. I would definitely buy here again, and refer my friends to etrailer.com. The MOAB is pretty nice. The instructions where pretty simple and it looks good when it is mounted. All the materials are sturdy. 25274



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by: Dan C03/13/2012


Fast delivery!! But wanted the basket for my Toyota tacoma and didn't fit will have to buy the extension hope I knew sonner now will have to wait for the extension. 33752



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by: Alex A.08/04/2011


Here's a picture of my Ford F-250 with the Thule M.O.A.B. 21102



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by: xxx01/24/2012


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  • There are quite a few differences between boxes and baskets. A Roof mounted cargo box is going to keep your items out of the elements whereas a basket would need an additional cargo bag to keep your items from the weather. For oddly shaped items, a basket is better because it does not have the dimension restrictions of a box. A basket is also easier to store should you decide to remove it from the roof. Most people just leave them on. A Cargo box is going to take up a lot of space and...
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