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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Roof Rack by Rola

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Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with RBXL Mounting System for Raised, Factory Side Rails


Rola

Part Numbers: 59820

Retail:$299.87

Price:$250.95

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Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with RBXL Mounting System for Raised, Factory Side Rails
part number: 59820

This locking, removable roof rack mounts quickly and easily to your vehicle's raised OEM rails. Its unique elliptical design gives it a low, aerodynamic profile. Crossbars include T-slots for mounting Rola carriers and accessories.

Features:

  • Removable, locking roof-rack system for your vehicle with elevated, factory side rails
    • Custom design ensures superior style and safety and maximum load capacity
  • 2 Black, low-profile crossbars have streamlined styling that looks clean on your roof
    • Oval, aerodynamic shape reduces drag and wind noise
    • Lightweight extruded aluminum construction ensures strength, durability and rust resistance
    • Universal T-slot in top of each crossbar lets you mount a variety of accessories and carriers
      • Rubber buffer strip in T-slot cushions your load and provides slip resistance
  • Lock cores and keys let you lock the crossbars to your roof
    • Provides security for carriers and accessories mounted in the T-slots of your crossbars
  • Stainless steel fasteners clamp directly to your roof-rack side rails
    • Rubber pads on leg clamps protect your side rails
  • Reinforced, molded plastic crossbar end supports are impact resistant
  • Customized system is easy to install and remove
  • Built-in security hardware deters theft - leg bolts require special tool (included) to loosen


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Crossbar dimensions: 3-1/8" wide x 1" tall
  • 5-Year limited warranty


59820 Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with RBXL Mounting System for Raised, Factory Side Rails





Customer Reviews

Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with RBXL Mounting System for Raised, Factory Side Rails - 59820

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

This locking, removable roof rack mounts quickly and easily to your vehicle's raised OEM rails. Its unique elliptical design gives it a low, aerodynamic profile. Crossbars include T-slots for mounting Rola carriers and accessories.


- 59820

by: So far, so good.03/20/2015


Installation of these cross-bars was very easy. -remove the keyed-cover, -loosen the screw (releasing the lower clamp) -fit the cross-bars to the vehicle -tighten the clamp screw -replace the keyed-cover I do wish that the front cross-bar was a tad longer. I'm sure that this is a functional setup, but I would prefer to see more overlap of the end-cap and the rail, similar to the fit of the rear cross-bar. 179872






- 59820

by: Travis11/10/2014


I purchased these for a 2009 VW Sportswagen and they were a perfect fit. They were very easy to put on and have a nice low profile look to them. 160057






- 59833

by: Arthur L.01/05/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Very happy with the product but there are a few minor annoyances. 1. The included bolts are quite short, so you need to push down on the rack, to thread them in, that is quite difficult as you need to push down, find the thread and screw it in at the same time. 2. The included security star key fits but is loose, so you need to press down on it otherwise it starts to wear the bolt. 3. The rubber gasket fits around the roof, but doesn't go down far enough to seal the rain gutter, so there is a hole in the front and back of each foot. 4. There is wind noise but no whistling, at 40+ kph you can hear a deep wooooo sound, but again its not loud. 5. The plastic covers are very brittle, I broke one of the hinge mounts during the initial installation process with very little pressure, lucky its not vital and the locking mechanism and still works. I bought this rack, because I needed more cargo space for a weekend trip. I know I will be using this infrequently, which made this products price very attractive. I borrowed a Thule Cargo box(see picture) and it worked perfectly. The ability to use a T-Channel mount is great too! Was given a T-Channel snowboard mount that fits perfectly. Would have given this a Perfect score, if it had longer screws so that I could put it on and off easier. Its definitely a solid product, and I am very happy with the purchase. On a side note, the Customer Service was exceptional through the pre-purchase, ordering, and post purchase stages. Thanks Etrailer 29142



- 59832

by: Kyle03/01/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I gotta say I am impressed by the ROLA roof rack! I have put it through some very hard conditions in a short time. Let's start with the installation. To install this roof rack was SIMPLE and EASY only took me15min. Next... I've heard some scary stories of the automatic car wash being a roof racks enemy. Not in this case! Went through a high powered wash with no problem. Next was my weekend, road bike trip the way there is a 1 hr drive through the so-cal pass! With pot hole free ways, high winds and rain. But none of that compares to getting hit at a dead stop by another car. Thank you etrailer.com for my new roof rack by ROLA you saved my road bike! Hopefully my car can be fixed and I can continue using this great product. If not, I will definitely buy another for my next vehicle. Thanks again! 176508



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by: Nick D01/03/2014

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I've had some time now to get good use out of the roof rack and overall I'm fairly pleased. The only real issue I have is that when my bike is installed, I can't lift my hatch all the way open without the spoiler hitting my bike tire. Not a huge problem, just a little annoying. But as for the rack and bike carrier, they fit perfectly and I love that they're black to match my car. Thanks for the advice you guys provided me with. I've attached a couple pictures for you to check out. 111792



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by: Don H08/01/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I got this because it looks better than most of the Roof Racks - doesn't stick out the sides like a Surfer trying to make an SUV out of a Station Wagon. UPS had knocked one of the ends off the box and the driver and I went through it and everything seemed to be there and undamaged. This is a nice looking and well designed product, but it was very difficult to install the four bolts into the roof of a Mazda 3. I'm an Engineer and a Modeler and frequently attack difficult mechanical challenges - this was not easy! The plastic cover with the lock is really not very tough. It may just fly off as I drive! But, overall, I think it is a good product at a good price. And not to be forgotten -etrailer was fabulous. Follow up e-mails, shipping e-mails with dirct links, and faster shipping than I ordered. I would highly recommend them to anyone. 50054



- 59765

by: Mel03/28/2013

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Fits great. Looks good. documentation a bit hard to follow (installation instructions) 73051


Comments

I cannot get the front rubber foot pads to fit the roof evenly as do the rear pads as I tighten them they pull down more at the back and lift at front. Also the front clips that clamp onto the pillar top of door frame do not fit flat against the body as they do in the rear. I ensured the bar is correctly located on the roof but its almost as though the front crossbar assembly is a bit short. Although the rack will likely function properly, there is definately a fit problem at the front. Any comments regarding this issue?Thanks!!!Tim

comment by: Tim S - 05/30/2013


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I will pass your question along to one of our Experts to follow up with you.

Patrick B - 5/30/2013




- 59833

by: Christian05/17/2011

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Just put this on my 2011 Mazda 3 last night. Fit is good. Looks great. Not very loud. Haven't put anything on it yet, but it seems stout enough. As for etrailer.com, they shipped it free and it arrived a day early. Their email customer service is very good, and I would choose them again. My only issues: 1. The box was a little trashed and retaped, but that may have been UPS anyway. 2. the tape used to keep the two rails together left its adhesive on my otherwise beautiful rack, and I could get the adhesive off with goo remover. I'll try alcohol next... 14496



- 59817

by: Seahorse12/05/2013

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Unclear what RBXL refers to and also unclear which Ski Rack fits best with this cross bar. Did not find a matching one on the website. Nice looking sleek design and the bright aluminum finish looks kewl on my dark blue SUV but wish there had been a matching ski rack. Ordered the Thule slider -- not here yet - so we will see if they are really compatible. The ROLA cross bar looks better than the Thule cross bar, but the online pix are not extensive enough to really know. 109237


Comments

RBXL is the name that Rola has assigned to the particular type of attachment system, the claw that grabs onto the factory siderails on your SUV. Rola does offer a 64 ski/snowboard carrier, part 59600. The Thule Pull Top, part TH92726, that you ordered will fit on the Rola crossbars you have installed on your SUV.

Patrick B - 12/10/2013

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- 59899

by: Larry L.11/13/2013

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


The picture's of this rack, really don't do it justice. The mounts and the cross bar are both constructed very satisfactory and very robust. The fit is simply "great", and the look is perfect on my Subaru CrossTrek. I will be using this mainly for kayak's, so being sturdy, and able to resist the salt air here in Florida will be very helpful. Glad I ordered this product, and the response from etrailer on my order was equal to Amazon, which is saying something. Thank's 107175



- 59833

by: Todd01/08/2013

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Best service, wonderful updates about delivery, quick, reasonable. Ordered from etrailer even though there were cheaper sites, don't be fooled, etrailer is worth it!! Etrailer please dont lose site of what you offer, people like me appreciate it. Rola roof rack good quality, good finish, fit well. Bolts were hard to start, couldn't catch a thread, but rubber pads were cold and stiff, would have been easier on a warm day. Thanks I'll be back 62628



- 59833

by: Jim O.05/23/2011

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Thanks for such great service; your team there at etrailer is great. All the info I requested to make a decision for the right roof rack for my 2011 Mazda 3 5dr was amazing. Thanks again for such great service. 15115



- 59833

by: Rola Sport AP-GTX Mounting System02/13/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Not only was the customer service top notch from etrailer.com, but the product itself was EXACTLY what I was looking for to attach to the top of my 2011 Mazda 3 5-door. I was initially a little concerned about the quality of this product given it's lower price point, but this went away very quickly as I unboxed the product. Great product, great value and great customer service!! 31684



- 59707

by: Tim04/26/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I was looking for a tight fit permanent rack but this is designed as a quick on/off rack. The mount sits across a part of the roof that has a different elevation in height and the seal is compromised. I suppose one could silicon it or even ignore the lack of seal. It is a great rack otherwise. A mount and seal that did not sit across both elevations would be better. 38429



- 59832

by: Rob J01/24/2011

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Everything worked really well, and easy to put on. The only problem I had was the lengths, the one they marked front had to go on the back, and vise versa, because they didn't match up with the holes. Over all though it's really good. It looks much more sleek then the yakima or Thule roof racks in my opinion. I'll have to see how it holds up though. 6014



- 59766

by: Jim D02/07/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


There was a delay in delivery, but this was due to a different billing and shipping address, etrailer wanted to be assured it not a fraudulant order. I beleive this was a reasonable cause for the original delay. Once this was addressed the roof rack was shipped quickly and fit my car with with no problems. Exactly as advertised. 172843



- 59707

by: William K.03/05/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I am very happy with my racks, and the ease of installation. I enclosed pictures. 33121



- 59833

by: Pete M03/10/2011

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Slick look, solid construction, quieter than my Yakima rack. Also, etrailer sent personal (as in, from a real person) emails throughout the order and shipping process. They told me my rack was left on my back porch, via email, before I got home! Thanks guys. 8985



- 59899

by: Cindi S08/22/2014

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


The racks are perfect, thank you for the quick delivery. 148005



- 59842

by: Donald K05/17/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


The Rola rack and Thule basket was an excellent fit for my 2013 Kia Soul. The quality was better than expected. The installation was a little difficult, but we got through it. Tech support was excellent. I would recommend ETrailer to anyone. Thanks again. 193843



- 59784

by: David B.11/18/2013

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Found one part of clamp on front crossbar was not inserted in assembly, and had to take apart retaining bolt and spring in order to assemble/insert piece where it belonged. Quality inspection at Mfr not up to par befor shipping. 107751



- 59832

by: eddiemack08/11/2010

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


great alternative to thule Great looking rack system complete with locks. Peforms good but does make whistling noise that sucks if I open the sun roof. Still worth it as a thule system is twice the price and doesn't look as nice. 3343



- 59898

by: Dennis02/27/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Great product at a great price. 25% less than the other brands and comes with all the locks. Easy to install and very well made. This is the second item I've bought from etrailer.com. Good service and on time delivery. 176387



- 59733

by: Dee07/22/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I did have Mike & Pancho Garage in Vista,CA install the rack and added a basket + home made fairing for wind deflection. It is great with no noise. Holds army duffel bags loaded with my camping supplies. 213592



- 59896

by: Dominic04/21/2013

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


looks much nicer than thule on my car but a little disapointed with the quality of the feet ,all plastic time will tell if the plastic is strong enough .A little noisier than the thule on my other car. 77115



- 59817

by: Dennis P05/20/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Put on my RX350 in about 10 min. Fits like a glove. The side rails from Lexus are silver however their cross rails only come in black, so these aluminum cross rails look much better. 194752



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by: JM05/16/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Etrailer was amazing with how fast this arrived at my door. Description of the product on their website was a huge help. Will buy from Etrailer again in the futur for sure. 40693



- 59707

by: Marty O.03/19/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Very easy to install; and good build quality. We've hauled around a 12' kayak on our new rack and are very happy with the results. It's made to be easily added and removed 34373



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by: Kathy S05/28/2014

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


The product is excellent....easy to install. It looks great and will serve me well. The product arrived in two days. It doesn't get any better than that! 133184



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by: Brian P.08/01/2011

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


This is a great roof rack- fits perfect on my Mazda. And etrailer.com was very prompt with their service and delivery. Highly recommend! 20711



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by: A. Horne10/23/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Product arrived ahead of due ship date & was easy to fit with no issues. Looks as good as OEM's rack @ a much lower price :-) Thanks. 57914



- 59707

by: Robin Dean09/12/2013

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


It's a nice product. Installation, while not rocket science, has it's difficulties. The end result, however, is as we'd hoped. 99605



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by: Adam D.02/06/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


The product was easy to install and it looks great on my car. The product was well priced and I am extremely happy with it. 31174



- 59707

by: katy M06/18/2012

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I love my racks so far, they were easy to put on, they whistle a little while driving but can't hear it over the radio! 44731



- 59899

by: Jim S07/04/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Product delivered very quickly . Easy to install very good strength excellent transaction would recommend anyone 209326



- 59832

by: SCOTT BOOTH03/03/2011

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Good price, fast shipping, So far, good product. I will be a repeat customer and recommend to friends. 8345



- 59833

by: Matt J06/05/2011

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


Easy to assemble and attach to the car. My only complaint is that it whistles at speeds above 40 mph. 16152



- 59898

by: PATRICK WALTON11/13/2014

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


SLEAK SIMPLE DESIGN NO TOOLS REQUIRED EASY INSTALL GREAT PRICES VERY HAPPY 160749



- 59784

by: Francesco10/27/2014

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


great product, easy to install and very sturdy. 158099



- 59767

by: Phillip G Patzik01/27/2014

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I am very satisfied w/ what I bought. 114818



- 59830

by: Jess K.07/24/2015

Review from a similar Roof Rack Sport Series in Roof Rack


I just received my new roof rack and I'm absolutely in love with it! I received it within 2 weeks of my initial purchase date in mint condition. It is probably one of the easiest things to put together...you can't really screw it up. The roof rack fits my brand new Mazda2 (2014) perfectly and it doesn't make my car look cheap in anyway. One thing I was looking for in a roof rack was to have it fit in the anchor spots at the top of my roof and this one fits like a glove. I'm extremely happy with this as I am travelling to the cottage with 2 kayaks next weekend and I'm happy I'll be able to arrive in style with this! 214165

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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2011 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI to Carry Two Kayaks
  • The crossbars from the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack, # 59820, will sit slightly lower than the tops of the factory side rails on your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI. If you lay a flat object on the rails across the vehicle then measure from the center of the roof up to the bottom of the object, that will give you a really good estimate of where the bottoms of the bars will be. Then open the sun roof and again measure without the object on the rails to see how far up the glass comes.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen with Panoramic Sun Roof
  • With the Rola roof rack, # 59820, installed on your 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen, the bottom of the crossbars will be slightly lower than the tops of the side rails. If you lie a flat object on the rails across the vehicle then measure from the center of the roof up to the bottom of the object, that will give you a really good estimate of where the bottoms of the bars will be. Then open the sun roof and again measure without the object on the rails to see how far up the glass comes. If it
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  • Quiet and Efficient Roof Rack for a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to install the Rola roof rack # 59820 on a vehicle so we do not have a video at this time. We do have a video of a different Rola system, # 59897 that will also fit your Jetta. I have linked it for you. Elliptical bars are going to offer the least wind resistance. The best systems are going to be the Thule AeroBlade or Whispbar systems. I have included a link to the roof rack options for your Jetta. Anything with round or square bars is more cost effective
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier for 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen with Rola RXBL Crossbars
  • Rola does not offer a canoe carrier at the present time. However, I do have a recommendation for you to carry a canoe on your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen with the Rola Roof Rack part # 59820 that you referenced. I recommend the Thule Portage Canoe carrier part # TH819. These universal mount gunwale brackets have durable brackets and have ramped sides for easy loading; the padded bases ensure safe passage for your canoe. Tie-downs are included.
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  • Can Thule Crossbars be Spread All the Way Apart on Roof of 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • The recommended bar spread using a Thule roof rack on your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is 34 inches on center which is a good spread for carrying fairly long items like a canoe. But you are not limited to that spread because you can move the bars forward or backward on the side rails as needed so you could increase the bar spread. So if you want a wider spread you can go ahead and do so. For a Thule canoe carrier you can use the Portage # TH819.
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  • Roof Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta with Rola Roof Rack part # 59820
  • The Rola Canyon Rooftop bike rack part # 59404 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a roof bike rack to go on the Rola Roof Rack part # 59820 that you also referenced. Check out the install video I attached that shows this rack being demoed on a similar Jetta as yours.
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