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Part Numbers: DA126B,DK043
Black, lightweight aluminum crossbars are paired with locking Rhino-Rack 2500 Series legs to create a roof rack for your naked roof. Elliptical bars are aerodynamic and feature built-in channels to accept slot-mounted and clamp-on accessories.
Designed specifically for vehicles without rain gutters, the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series is a great option for adding an aftermarket roof rack to your naked-roof vehicle.
The 2500 Series system includes a pair of black, 50" long crossbars. The oval crossbars are aerodynamic to reduce drag and wind noise compared with standard square crossbars. And the extruded aluminum construction keeps the crossbars rust free and looking new.
A built-in channel on top of each crossbar provides a mounting point for your slot-mounted Rhino-Rack Sportz and Aero carriers and accessories. These channels also include rubber strips that help to cushion loads on the rack and provide slip resistance to keep your cargo from shifting during transport. The rubber strips can be cut to length to accommodate your bike, ski, kayak or other carrier. Locking endcaps (sold separately) are available to secure your channel-mounted accessories to your crossbars.
A channel on the bottom of each crossbar lets you mount the crossbars directly to your roof-rack legs. This channel includes handy rubber rulers that can also be cut to length, ensuring that the crossbars are properly centered on your roof.
Custom clamps (included with the vehicle-specific clamp kit) secure the rack system to the vehicle and mount to the roof-rack legs with theft-deterrent bolts. A special tool (included) is needed to tighten the bolts. Tightening the bolts secures the vehicle-specific clamps to the legs and the legs to your vehicle roof.
The custom molded pads (included with the vehicle-specific clamp kit) are designed to match your vehicle's roofline. Simply press them onto the bottoms of the legs to create a perfect-fitting rack while also protecting your vehicle's surface from scratches and abrasions.
The 2500 Series leg bases have rounded tops that pivot to ensure that the crossbars are level on your roof.
The roof-rack legs include plastic covers with built-in locks. The locks secure your roof rack to your vehicle. The covers protect the interior components of the legs from the elements and give the roof rack a finished look.
The 2500 Series roof rack is easy to install and remove from your roof. Once installed, the crossbar, legs and clamp kit stay together as one unit, which makes removing, storing, and reinstalling very easy. To remove, simply loosen the bolts inside the towers with the security tool. Stickers are supplied to mark leg locations during your initial setup so when you want to reinstall you know exactly where the system goes.
These custom-fit clamps and pads let you mount Rhino-Rack 2500 legs to your vehicle to create an aftermarket roof-rack system. Clamps mount to legs with bolts. Kit includes 4 clamps and 4 pads.
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Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Aero Crossbars 15 inches long in black part number DA126B. Well also be using the custom DK clamps and pads for the Rhino Rack part number DK043. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by opening our front doors. Well place our front bar onto the front half of our roof. To ensure that we have this in the correct location, we need to measure 150 mm from the center of the door jam to the center of our leg footplate. Well do this measurement on both sides of the vehicle to make sure that our feet are in line with each other.
Once we have it situated correctly we can then use the included tool to tighten our clamps to our roofline. With our front bar secured, well grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear half of our roof. To make sure that we have this bar in the correct location we need to measure 750 mm from the center of the front leg footplate to the center of our rear leg footplate. Well do this measurement on both sides of our vehicle to ensure that our feet are in line with each other and then our bars are parallel. Once its situated correctly, we can then repeat the same tightening process that we did with the front.
Now we can reinstall our locking covers and then were ready to go. That completes our test fit for the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System using part numbers DA126B and DK043 on our 2013 Toyota Rav4.
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Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (45 Customer Reviews)Black, lightweight aluminum crossbars are paired with locking Rhino-Rack 2500 Series legs to create a roof rack for your naked roof. Elliptical bars are aerodynamic and feature built-in channels to accept slot-mounted and clamp-on accessories.
Very good looking and functional rack. Fit was excellent and quality of components were tops too. A tad complex to install but not difficult - you just need to take your time and read everything several times. For example, there's actually 4 different rubber pads - each corner is different! Makes for a more difficult install but there's no denying that it's a custom fit! Also, all measurements were metric, so make sure you have a metric tape measure. Delivery was in two short days. Amazing! 97947
by: Bill A.02/27/2012
The Rhino 2500 that I purchased seems to be made very well. All the parts are sturdy and with the Installation kit the racks fit my car very well. I purchased these racks in order to carry my kayak and although I have not done that yet I believe that these racks will do just fine. The only complaint I have is the wind noise created by these racks. It gets pretty loud which prevents me from using my sun roof. This is why only 4 stars for now. 32590
Great looking and strong, not easy to i nstall.. 55997
I needed racks for my F150 for things like my longboard surfboards, kayaks, and canoe. All of which are too long to transport in the bed of my 2009 Super Crew's short bed. I was intending on getting Yakima or Thule racks but the Rhino-Racks caught my attention. I've had Thule racks in the past and have been happy with them but the Rhino-Racks seemed to be on par with the Yakima or Thule products but a bit less expensive especially given the Rhino-Racks already include the locks. My Rhino-Racks arrived about five days after submitting my order to etrailer.com and they were in good condition and packaged well. Installation is a bit tedious. The instructions are complete but not very well organized. Take your time and read everything before starting the installation and things should go fine. The Rhino-Racks fit my F150 perfectly and are very secure. I've carried my 16' canoe several times on the racks and they've worked great. Wind noise is a little increased but thats expected. No annoying whistling though as I've heard such complaints from some about the Thule aero racks. All four locks each come with two keys. Thats eight keys total and they are all keyed the same. Seems excessive but that is no complaint. I do wish however the set came with an additional security Allen type wrench which is used to install the racks to the vehicle. It comes with one but I'd like a spare just in case. Overall I'd say these racks are a great value. They're less expensive than the Yakima or Thule racks, come with locks already installed, and are at least of the same if not better quality. 62710
by: C A Lear09/11/2013
Installed: The Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Aero Crossbars in black look sharp on my Prius C. I received the product on time and in the original box. The contents were complete and undamaged. Assembly: One must be focused and use a calculator when putting the rack together. The instructions are not as clear as they could be and millimeter conversions were a source of frustration with measurements such as 26-49/64" ... hence the calculator. There is also a measurement mistake concerning how far apart the stands should be on the rear bar. It's not a huge issue, but you will probably need to go back and remeasure and make the adjustment for a better fit. Concerns: Based on where the mfr recommends the front crossbar should be placed on the roof, it sits noticeably higher than the rear bar due to the slope of the roof. So, when something is placed across the racks, the front of the stowed item will be slanting upward at the front, catching wind and lifting. Also, the lock plates barely fit on the rear stands due to the tie-down latches protruding more than the front. But I got them on with a little muscle. Overall: I am pleased with the end product (fairly quiet at speeds up to 60 mph) and with etrailer. They kept me abreast of shipping status and seemed to be very customer oriented. 99516
by: Steve J.04/05/2012
This is an excellent rooftop carrier and if I needed another I'd buy the same one again without hesitation. Only one tool is required for installation and it's included with the kit. The custom rubber feet mate perfectly with the roof of my 2012 Ford Focus. The only issue I ran into was with the instructions. They recommended cutting the measuring strip for both front and rear at 41mm which I found was nowhere near accurate for either position. Finding the correct measurement was simple and no harm was done but for best results I think instructions should be given to measure the strips yourself. Coupled with the J-Stacker Kayak carrier the Rhino Rack 2500 supports my 13ft kayak without any trouble. The J-Stacker is a great kayak rack and I recommend the combination to anyone who needs to carry a large kayak on a 2012 Ford Focus. I give this equipment an A+. 36281
by: Art C.03/07/2014
I have every Yakima roof rack and accessory for all my past and present cars. I have been using them since 1991. We recently bought a Lincoln MKT and to my surprise, Yakima nor Thule make a roof rack solution. The only one I found online is this one. Etrailer had it for less than the manufacturer website. At first, I was apprehensive since there were no reviews about this rack on my car and etrailer called me to tell me that they needed to wait for the clamps, since it was not in stock (must be because of the rarity of this car). The installation instructions was initially daunting, but after watching some videos online from the manufacturer website and figuring out the assembly, everything went smooth. After installation, I was amazed at the quality of this rack. Fit was ok, but for some reason the rear door feet are not split level like the front door feet, since the rear pad sits across a gap on the roof (hopefully this does not impact carrying capacity). Regardless, the rack appears solid and does not scratch or dent the car in anyway, nor impede the function of the large panoramic roof. I'll report back if I have any issues after I load it up with some standup paddleboards. Overall, pretty happy with purchase. 119868
I received THREE different sets of instructions for the 2500, plus the PDF I was prompted to download...REALLY confusing. I have put together all kinds of furniture, including a 3' x 6' armoire (I am a 5' tall woman), installed paneling and flooring, including carpet in my van, installed bathroom tiles, built closet storage 'out of my head' and from plans, pulled and installed a car radiator/brake and clutch pedals assembly/starter assembly during the course of my 56 years on this earth...but I have never, never, never had such a difficult time making sense of 'too much information'...please go over the instructions and combine what needs to be combined and separate the info for the different vehicles!!! I am pleased with the outcome as far as the overall sturdiness of the product and I look forward to making use of this system. Besides the assembly instruction difficulties, I am disappointed in the fact that I bought the lock sets for each crossbar, only to see that the insides of each of the legs is exposed... ??? Please consider that in future design 'tweaks'. 120420
by: Joe T.07/12/2012
I want to let you know that I really appreciate the help, speed and quality of service you provided to me. Actually you saved the day for me, I was struggling with other web suppliers to order the roof rack, they were either not knowledgeable to know the correct configuration for my car or they did not have the part in stock and needed a long lead time. My time was very short as I am moving in a few days, I called Rhino roof rack manufacturer and asked them who is their top dealer and they referred me to you. I am very grateful for your help and the shipping the roof rack the same day I called! 47675
Loving the rack. Wanted to wait to give feedback until I'd used it a few times. No problems at all. Attached are a few pics of it on my 2009 Toyota Prius. 51652
by: Bill B06/03/2013
I have owned Yakima racks on my past trucks and always admired the quality, but was discouraged by their marketing strategy of removing the maximum amount of dollars from your wallet by nickel and diming their customers on extras. The Rhino racks were solid and had the same weight rating as Yakima. They were easier to install and come with clever measuring strips to insure anyone can install them correctly. Simple to install, it took me 20 minutes from box arrival to finished product. The racks come with everything you need including the locks which was a welcome relief from past Yakima purchases. Oh yeah, they cost over $100 dollars less. I'm enjoying a beer on the savings I made buying Rhino-Racks. Bottoms-up! 83114
by: Larry R.05/31/2012
2012 Ford F150 3 photo of installed rack. Instructions were easy to understand, Delivery was on time. Installation took about 45 minutes. 42194
I put this product on my kia soul and i was very pleased with the quality and look of the it, plus the shipping was fast and free. 22491
As stated in my review of the Rhino Roof Rack System (custom clamps and pads): I ordered the Rhino Roof Rack with Aero Crossbars; and the specs provided by eTrailer made assemply completely trouble-free. Mounting the rack on my particular vehicle (Honda FIT) for the first time took precision; but future mounting will be effortless thanks to the markings. What's more, delivery of my purchase was FAST and FREE. I placed my order on a Wednesday; it was shipped on Thursday and I had my order by Monday (particularly important in my case - since I was going camping that following weekend). Very happy with purchase and product. 81352
by: Paul H07/27/2013
The instructions were very disfuctional. They "helped, but left alot of chance for error. I searched the internet for someone whom had assembled this or a similar, none. Note to Rhino rack!!! Put a darn video on for a few of the products. I am thrilled with the product, but it took 2 highly educated people almost 2 hours to figure out. Glad that it works well though. Good luck with assembly! 91911
Thanks for the free expedited shipping. I have installed the roof racks and I am very pleased. I am attaching a photo of the installed racks. Thanks 115910
by: Jeff L.02/17/2012
Just installed the aero bars and a rhino alloy cargo tray on my 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. Very easy assembly and installation. Kit was complete with everything I needed. Even less wind noise that I expected once it was on... Only advice is to really think through the measurements for placing it on your roof. Measurements provided in the guide were off, so make sure you think ahead about where you want to position it. 31951
by: Gavin W.09/11/2012
I bought this product as a way to carry my bicycle, but now that I know it has many other uses, I will take advantage of the other accessories I can add on to it. Great product! 54288
by: Lionel H11/01/2013
As said on your web page, setting proposed on the dk are wrong. I estimate myself to fit the crewmax roof. Rest looks ok. Pad fix are cheap but i will try soon. 105976
by: Mike G.04/23/2012
I recently received my Rhino roof rack this past week, the quality of the rack seems great. However I had a local car customs shop install it and it does look great, although it only lasted about 4 days. Driving down the highway I am assuming the wind caused the back half of the rack to fall off. Which i guess is always a possibility for a removable roof rack. 38060
by: A. Colon12/23/2013
Product as good as it gets. Fit like its suppose to, very happy with items ordered, repeat customer for sure. Thanks!!! 110996
by: Tom S.12/01/2013
This product works well and fits perfectly on the Prius C. Make sure to follow the directions with respect to the directions of the arrows on the pads. Directions are clear and accurate, would suggest you read through them once before starting. Attaches to the vehicle easily and works as advertised. 108763
by: John B.07/03/2012
Installed in 90 minutes - no problems and looks great! See for yourself 46653
by: B. McFarlane09/02/2012
This roof rack was excellent. I had a minor problem installing it because I thought some of the pieces were missing. After placing a call to customer service, I was informed that the other pieces were in the other package cargo net, etc.) that I had not opened. 53786
by: R. Metzler12/17/2012
I couldn't be happier! The package arrived on time, and although I wished the roof rack had been a little more pre-assembled, it was easy to follow the steps and put it together. The rack works perfectly, and I will certainly order products from etrailer again! 61697
by: Adam W.04/19/2012
Done! And pleased with all the assistance from etrailer. 37713
by: Peter aka Brooklyn P09/02/2013
Stronger than I expected, overall a good buy 97846
by: Maxine Davies02/27/2012
Excellent quality, and very sturdy. I chose this rack because it had the highest weight tolerance, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how great it looks too. I'm very happy with this product. Easy instructions, and quick to assemble. 32692
by: Andrew K.07/09/2012
Picture of my roof rack and kayak. 47286
by: Barrry E.04/02/2012
Finally got the Rhino 2500 installed on my 2012 Kia Forta. It fits perfectly. The directions were a little confusing at first and the placement had to be changed to accomidat the car top carrier I have but all in all it is great. 35887
by: Sarah S.12/09/2012
Prices were the lowest of anywhere on web. After we ordered, our shipping was upgraded and we got our product in three days! I was very impressed with the website and their service. I would definitely use etrailer again. 60996
by: Ben O.03/21/2012
Works like it says it would! Follow the guide and you shouldn't have any problems. Came very quickly and emails were sent to follow up. Impressed by the overall process. 34626
Item was exactly as described and arrived quickly with tracking numbers. Ordered via phone. Customer service was excellent! Thanks 74170
by: Daryl. C07/18/2013
These racks work great. They are well constructed, sturdy and stable. Assembly was easy and all pieces went together easily. 90151
by: Adam O06/11/2012
Product exactly as advertized, showed up up very fast, easy to install. Overall very pleased with etrailer experience. 43630
by: Denis M06/25/2013
Great product.easy to install and sturdy, ordered on a tuesday afternoon, and recieved it on friday, fast delivery 86004
by: Eric K.06/28/2012
The product is made well and fits on my vehicle securely. It was rather expensive but you get what you pay for. 45966
So far so good, I got the roof rack today and installed it. I drove 20 miles or so with it on, it fits great. 47713
Very nice roof racks. Customer Service was great and the free shipping was fast. Very satisfied 107724
by: John B.07/03/2012
Easy install looks great! Also, the delivery was super quick! 46638
Easy to install! Great product for my 2013 Toyota Corolla! 83163
sturdy...made well... I should be happy for a long time 40231
by: Johnnie R.03/24/2012
It was so easy to install great product 35014
by: John Rob03/29/2014
Excellent feature to my needs. 122809
by: Rhino Roof Rack05/04/2013
Great Item! Thank you! 78972