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Roof racks for your Toyota Prius by Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack and Rola. Easy installation and custom fit designs ensure these racks will allowy you to carry a bike rack, cargo basket, cargo box, ski rack or watersport carrier to your Toyota Prius.

Toyota Prius Roof Racks

Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack and Rola roof racks are built for an exact fit on your Toyota Prius. Roof rack installation will be easy because of the custom fit designs. These racks will allow you to add a bike rack, cargo basket, cargo box, ski rack or watersport carrier to your Toyota Prius.




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Toyota Prius Roof Rack Videos

Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today, on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we will be testing the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System, using part number RRVA126S-2 for the 49-inch Aluminum Rhino-Rack Crossbars, front and rear, and part number RRRLKVA for the 2500 Series Leg Kit, and part number DK079 for the Clamps and Pads. I've already got the front crossbar already installed on our Toyota Prius. I'm going to go ahead and show you how to put together the leg kit and then install it on our crossbar and then we'll put the rest of it on our vehicle. The first thing we'll do is we'll take part of our leg kit here. We're going to take this leg bolt off. We're going to grab one of our clamps.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2008 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2008 Toyota Prius we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System part number THARB53 for our arrow bar. Part Number TH480R for our foot pack and part number THKIT1345 for our fit kit. To begin our test fit we'll go ahead and install our fit kit to our foot pack. To do so we'll flip this up here. We can go ahead and match our pad to the bracket. As you can see they have the same shape so it's easy to tell which way it goes on. We'll go ahead and press this on so the perimeter fits around the edge of that bracket.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2005 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2005 Toyota Prius we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System in silver, part number THARB53 for the arrow bar, part number TH480R for our foot pack and THKIT1345 for our fit kit. We went ahead and assembled and installed our front cross bar, so we're going to show you how to put one of the foot kits and the foot packs together, get it loaded onto your bar and then put onto the vehicle. To begin your assembly here you're going to line the pad of the fit kit onto the bracket of the foot pack. You can see they have the same shape, so you'll just match the shapes up. Press it down there firmly so that it secures around the perimeter of the bracket. With that done we'll need to install the clip. It's going to slide in between the bar and the gray part.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Traverse Root Rack System. We're using the 50" square bars. These are part number THLB50. Our foot packs are part number TH480 and our fit kit, part number THKIT1566. Now we've got the rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions so we're going to open the front doors on the Prius and we'll place the front portion of our rack right here under the front portion of our roof line. Now, per the Thule fit guide, we need to measure 12 3/4" from the rear edge of our windshield to the leading edge of each foot pad.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius were going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system. Weve got part numbers THARB53, TH480R and THKIT1566. Weve got the bars assembled according to the manufacturers instructions already, so were going to open the front doors on our car and well place the front half of our rack right up here on the front portion of our roof. Now per Thules fit guide we need to measure 12 inches from the rear edge of our windshield to the front edge of our foot pack on both sides. The reason we do this measurement on both sides, it will ensure that we have our feet in line with each other, which will help us when we move to the rear. Its right there at 12 at the back of the windshield.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the Thule square bar roof rack system, using part numbers THLB50 for the Thule square load bars, part number TH480 for the Thule Traverse roof rack foot pack, and part number THKIT1566 for the Thule roof rack fit kit for the Traverse foot packs. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening both doors at the front of our vehicle. We'll grab our front bar and place it onto the front part of our roof. To make sure we have it in the correct location, we need to measure 12-1/4" from the leading edge of the windshield to the closest point on our foot pack. We'll do this for both sides to make sure that our feet are in line with each other. Now we can take the included tool, open up the foot packs, and tighten the Allen bolt with our Allen key.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system, using part numbers THARB53 for the 53" AeroBlade load bars, part number TH480R for the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack foot pack, and part number THKIT1566 for the Thule roof rack fit kit for the Traverse foot packs. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening both doors at the front. We'll place our front bar onto the front part of our roof. To make sure we have it in the correct location, we need to measure 12-1/4" from the leading edge of the windshield to the leading edge of the foot pack. We'll do this measurement for both sides of the vehicle to make sure our foot packs are in line with each other. Once we have it situated, we can then open the cover on the foot pack and use the Allen key to tighten down our Allen bolt.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today we are going to be installing a Yakima roof rack on a 2007 Toyota Prius. We will be using 58 inch crossbars part number Y00409 and a set of Q-towers part number Y00124. We will also be using Q-clips designed to specifically fit our car. We will be using Q-clip Q124 and that is part number Y00724 and Q-clip number Q5. That is part number Y00605. These are our Q-clip sets. A Q-clip set will contain two metal brackets and two rubber patches. These rubber patches are designed to fit the contours of your vehicle and will snap into the bottom of our Q-tower. The Q-clips are contoured to fit the shape of your vehicle inside the door frame. We will be using the Q5 clips up front and the Q124 clips in the rear. 0:56



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Toyota Prius

Today on this 2008 Toyota Prius we are going to install roof rack from Thule. We are going to be using the following part numbers. For the cross bars we are going to be using part numbers THLB50 and then we are going to use the Traverse foot pack part number TH480 and then the fit kit for the Prius we are going to use part number THKIT1345. With this installed from here we can haul anything we want. It could be a cargo box, a bicycle rack, or a rack for kayaks, or a simple open basket and you can put anything you want inside of it. Lets get started and we will start with the sub assembly of the bars and the traverse foot pack. We will scoot all of our parts off to one side and we will just work on one corner at a time. 00:47





Toyota Prius Roof Bike Racks Videos

Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we will be testing the NL Forelock 3 roof mounted bike rack. That's part number INA391. Our Prius here already has it's roof rack system installed. We go it again by setting our bike rack up on top of our roof rack here. What you want to make sure, we'll go ahead and unlock the top portion of our bike rack here, we'll undo our lever, and then we'll slide out our bolt that holds our clamp up. You want to lift that out of the way and just put that just like that.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2005 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Paceline Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH527. We'll begin our test fit by placing the rack on top of our vehicle. The rack on our vehicle today is the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System. So the first thing we'll need to do is open the nose and then the back lever, and that's going to drop this T bolt down, allowing us to get it out from under our clamp. We'll fit that over our crossbar, and then you'll want to get that T bolt back underneath there just like it was before, and we'll test to see how tight it is. This cams over and brings that T bolt up. There should be some resistance, but it shouldn't be too easy.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Toyota Prius

Today, on our 2005 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Sprint roof-mounted bike rack, part number TH528. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the rack on top of our vehicle. We've already got the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system installed on our Prius. Were going to fit the steel rubber coated strap underneath of our crossbar. You'll notice that it makes a tee at the end, which is going to fit here in the slot. We'll go ahead and get that fitted on the slot. On the back side, there's wing nut that you can tighten down. Go ahead and tighten it down.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2005 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio in black and chrome, part number TR02. This is also available in gunmetal grey and orange, part number RU01. This is a roof mounted bike rack, so we'll begin our test fit by placing the rack on top of the vehicle. Our Prius is equipped with a Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system, that's what we'll be doing our test fit on today. Kuat supplies you with 2 U-bolts, that have a rubber coating to not affect your crossbar, and 4 cylinder nuts which offer a hex on one side and a threaded portion on the other. So you'll put all of your cylinder nuts into the holes making sure that the hex side is up. And then you'll slide your U-bolt underneath of the bar, which you'll see it will push up on the cylinder nuts, and you can get those started.



Swagman Upright Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2005 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright wheel mounted roof bike rack, part number is S64720. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack on top of our vehicle. Our vehicle is equipped with the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System and that's what we'll be doing our test fit on today. You want to lay it so that the platform lays on top of the crossbar. Swagman equips you with the four wing nuts and two U-bolts. We'll slide that around our bar and up through the holes in the bracket and then secure it with the wing nuts. We'll go ahead and tighten those down working front to back trying to get it tightened evenly.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Toyota Prius

Today, on our 2005 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test-fitting the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail roof-mounted bike rack, part number RBC035. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the rack on top of our vehicle. Our Prius is equipped today with the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system, so that's what we'll be doing our test-fit on. You want to fit the two steel rubber coated straps underneath of your crossbar. Remove the cap and fit the tees into the slides. With those in place, you'll notice there's an Allen bolt here. We're going to tighten that down and that's going to bring our straps up tight.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Big Mouth. This is a frame clamp style, roof bike rack. It's part number is TH599XTR. We have our Thule Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on the Prius, so we'll begin our test-fit by placing our bike rack right up on to our load bars. Here at the front we've got two clamps that come down. We'll remove the T-bolt from the clamps.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius were going to be test fitting the Rockymounts Pitchfork. This is the fork mount roof bike rack, part number RKY0438. We have our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on our Prius so well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack right up onto our load bars. Here at the front well remove the black plastic cover and also the skewer. Its a standard thread so you just remove it like you would any nut or bolt. It comes out in two pieces just like that, so well set those aside.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork Mount Bike Carrier part number TH513. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Domestique directly onto our roof rack. With our carrier on our roof rack, we'll go ahead and reinstall the bracket. When we have the bracket in place we can tighten the Allen bolts using an Allen key. Once we have those tight we'll move to the rear, bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, feed the bolt back through, and tighten with an Allen key. Now we can go ahead and reinstall our skewer at the front. We'll want to make sure that we leave the skewer loose and that we undo the rear wheel strap.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number th599xtr. Well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Well fit our brackets around our front bar. Well place our bolt back into the slot of the bracket and tighten with the wing nut. Well do this for both clamps at the front of our carrier. Now well move to the rear, slide our bracket onto the bolts, and tighten using the two wing nuts.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the Fork Style Roof Mounted Bike Carrier from Swagman, the Swagman Fork Down, part number s64710. To begin our test fit well place the carrier directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, well take our u-bolts and feed them up underneath our load bar, through the platform and tighten with the wing nuts. Well do this for both sides of the platform at the front of the carrier. Here at the rear, well drop the u-bolt through the top of the carrier making sure it goes around our rear load bar, fit our bracket through the u-bolt, and tighten with the wing nuts. We want to make sure that our rear wheel strap is undone and that our skewer at the front is loose.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier part number RKY1011. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the RockyMounts TieRod directly under our load bars. Here at the front, well go ahead and bring the straps around our front bar. Well fit the straps into the head of the carrier and then use an Allen key to tighten down the Allen bolts. With our straps tight, we can go ahead and replace the black plastic cover. Well move to the rear and loosen up our rear clamp.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY0438. With the Thule square bar roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin by placing our RockyMounts PitchFork directly onto our load bars. We'll need to remove the cover at the front and take off the skewer so we can access our bolts for our front clamp. We'll loosen the bolts between our front clamp around our front bar. Now we'll tighten our Allen bolts, reinstall our skewer, and replace our cover. Now we'll move to the rear and bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, fit the bolt through, and tighten with a wing nut.





Toyota Prius Roof Cargo Carrier Videos

Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test fit of the Inno roof mounted cargo box. That's part number INBRA1170CA. To begin our test fit, as you can see I've already set the cargo on top of our roof rack system. Now for our Prius here today, as you can see, I've got the cargo box slid all the way forward so it will clear our antenna as well as clear our rear hatch. With that being done, let's go ahead and connect it to our roof rack system. I want to point out that it will fit most roof rack systems, your round, square, aero, elliptical and factory roof rack systems as well. We've opened it up, turned the key, pressed the button.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 21 cubic feet of storage space and it comes in a great AeroSkin black finish. The part number is TH626. We've got our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on the Prius so we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly up onto our load bars. The feet on the box is designed to hang onto the bottom as we're installing it. This is what we've found to be the best time to go ahead and get our feet lined up so they'll go around our bars. With all four of the clamps going around our bars, we'll need to take a quick look to make sure we have our box centered.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius we're going to be test fitting with Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box. It offers 22 cubic feet of storage space in metallic silver it's part number is th636s. Now, we've got the Thule rapid reverse rooftop system already installed on our Prius so we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box right up onto the load bar. The feet are designed to hang out of the bottom of the box. So, we're going to get these lined up as we're setting it on there. We found this to be the best time. Alright, with all four of our feet around the box, we'll go up to the front and take a quick look to be sure we have it centered on our car. The front end should come over just a little bit.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius, we are going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium rooftop cargo box. It offers 13 cubic feet of storage space and it comes in gloss black part number is TH634B. We've go the thule rapid traverse roof rack system already installed in the Prius. We'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly up onto our load bars. The feet are designed to hang out at the bottom of the box, we've found this is the best time to go ahead and get them lined up they'll go around our bars. With all four of them around our bars, we'll take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. Got lucky the first time.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius were going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large rooftop cargo box. It offers 16 cubic feet of storage space and comes in matte black, part number TH615.Weve already got our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system installed on our Prius, so were going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly up onto our load bars. This box is designed to open from the passengers side, so well favor this side as we install it. Take a quick look to be sure we have it straight. The front end needs to come over just a little bit. Then well go ahead, open the passengers side of the box where were going to reach in and were going to find four foot packs.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius, were going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 11 cubic feet of storage space and it comes in a nice matte black. Its part number is TH613. Now weve got the Thule rapid traverse roof rack system already installed on our Prius. Were going to begin our test fit by placing our box right up onto our load bars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so were going to favor it to this side as we install it.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2011 Toyota Prius, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL rooftop cargo box. It offers 17 cubic feet of storage space and it comes in a very nice two tone black and silver. It's part number is TH612. We've got the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on our Prius, so we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly up onto the load bars. The Hyper is designed with the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, so we've found this is the best time to get those lined up so they're going to go around our load bars. With all four of our feet around our bars, let's take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box, measuring 22 cubic feet, in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we'll adjust them as needed to fit around our load bars while placing it on our roof rack. Once we have it situated the way we prefer, we can open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two feet on this side. We'll tighten the hand knob until we hear a clicking noise, which lets us know that our foot is tight around our load bar. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium Roofop Cargo Box 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part number TH613. With the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly under our load bars. As we placed it on, we want to make sure that the feet hanging out at the bottom of the box fit nicely around our front end rear bar. Once we have the box situated under our roof rack the way we prefer. We can then open up the passengers side of the box and use the hand knobs on the inside to tighten the clamps. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in matt black part number TH613. Please keep in mind that depending on where you place your box, you may have to remove your rear antenna. The Thule AeroBlade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing a cargo box directly under our load bars. Keep in mind that this box only opens from the passengers side. Its important that we make it accessible for loading and unloading. Well open the box and set our feet through the appropriate slots so that the clamp go around each load bar.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box 16 cubic feet in matt black part number TH615. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our Thule Pulse directly under our load bars. Please keep in mind that this box only opens from the passengers side we need to set it with accessibility in mind. With our box situated, we can open the box and feed our feet through the appropriate slots to make sure that they go around each load bar. Then we can use a hand knob attached to the clamp, to tighten down each foot. With all four of our feet tight, our box is installed and were ready to go.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 14 cubic feet in matt black part number TH614. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin the test fit by placing our Thule Pulse directly under our load bars. Please keep in mind that this box only opens from the passengers side of the vehicle, so we want to be aware of our placement. Well open the box and put our feet through the appropriate slots making sure they go around our front and rear load bars. Then we can use the hand knobs attached to the clamps to tighten down each foot. With all of them tight and secure, our box is installed and were ready to go.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 21 cubic feet in aero skin black part number TH626. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin the test fit by placing the Thule Force directly under our load bars. Since the feet are hanging out the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed while placing our box under our roof rack. Please know that depending on where you place your box, you may need to remove your rear antenna. In this situation the box go over the top of our rear antenna, but we are able to set the antenna in a groove, so that the boxes dont make contact with our antenna. Well open the box here on the passengers side and tighten the clamp using the hand knob.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box 13 cubic feet in aero skin black part number TH624. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin the test fit by placing the Thule Force directly under our load bars. As we place the cargo box onto our roof rack, we can adjust the feet as needed to fit around each load bar. Once we have it situated the way we like, we can open up the box here on the passengers side and fit the feet through the appropriate spots making sure that the feet go around each load bar. We can then use the hand knob attached to our feet to tighten it in place. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle.



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Toyota Prius Watersport Carriers Videos

Yakima Watersport Carriers Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we will be test fitting the Yakima Sweet Roll Kayak Carrier. That's part number Y04074. I've already got the other three installed on our crossbars, as you can see. That's going to fit your round, square or aero elliptical in most factory rail systems, so it's got a universal stock clamp. We just want to make sure that's opened up all the way. That way it goes around our crossbars, just like that. Then when we've got it in position, you can go ahead and tighten that down.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up paddleboard carrier with a 2-board capacity, part number TH810. With the Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin by placing half of our carrier onto our front bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel strap around our load bar, fitting it back into the foot of our carrier. Once the straps are in place, we can use the gray hand knob to tighten them down. We'll grab the second half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. We'll bring the straps around the load bar, set them back into the foot, and use the gray knob to tighten them down.





Toyota Prius Roof Rack Questions and Answers


  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Prius
  • Yakima has a roof rack confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Prius without a sunroof. For that you would want the following components. Yakima Q Towers part # Y00124 Q99 Clips part # Y00699 Q5 Q Clip part # Y00605 44 inch Fairing # Y07048
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  • Roof Rack Suggestions for 2015 Toyota Prius w/ Solar Glass Roof
  • To install a roof rack on your 2015 Toyota Prius with the Solar Roof option, I'd recommend going with an AeroBlade rack from Thule. The rack would consist of the following parts: 53 Inch AeroBlade Crossbars, part # THARB53 for silver or # THARB53B for black Rapid Traverse Roof Rack feet, part # TH480R Vehicle specific fit kit, part # THKIT1566 Thule doesn't offer a permanent install kit for your vehicle. The rack would attach using clips (padded to prevent scratching) that grab...
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  • Are Thule Foot Pads in kits # THKIT1566 and # THKIT1345 Interchangeable
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said the Footpads in kits # THKIT1566 and # THKIT1345 are not interchangeable. Both kits will use several different pad sizes.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Prius for Cargo Box
  • The Thule Roof Rack that you referenced that consists of part numbers # THLB50, # TH480, and # THKIT1566 has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Prius and would work well with your Thule Cascade Cargo Box TH677XT. Check out the install video I attached for this roof rack as well.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Prius
  • The most popular roof rack we carry for the 2015 Toyota Prius is the Rhino Rack part numbers # DS118B and # DK195. This is a great rack at a great price for your Prius that would allow for easy removal when not needed. Then for kayak carriers the J-style part # S512 would fit and work great. Be sure not to exceed the weight capacity of the roof of your vehicle that is listed in the owners manual.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation For 2014 Toyota Prius
  • The roof racks we offer for your 2014 Toyota Prius are all designed to fit on the door jambs. None of the roof racks we carry are designed to fit the V model Prius. The roof rack system I recommend is the Rhino Rack Roof Rack with Aero Crossbars, part # RRRS490B. This system features quiet, aerodynamic black crossbars that have rubberized strips in the top channel that can be removed so you can add channel-mounted accessories. This roof rack has a weight capacity of 110 lbs. This system...
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  • Roof Rack, Surfboard Carrier, Kayak Carrier and Bike Rack for 2014 Toyota Prius
  • First lets start with a roof rack for your 2014 Toyota Prius. If you are looking for the quietest and highest quality I would go with the Thule Aeroblade roof rack that consists of Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53, Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480R, and Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit # THKIT1566. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For a carrier to hold two of your boards at a time the Thule Sup Taxi part # TH810XT would work well. For a carrier that...
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  • Best Roof Rack Options for a 2014 Toyota Prius
  • You can install a Thule roof rack on your 2014 Toyota Prius. There are a couple of different types of Thule roof racks that you could get for your Prius. The most economical would be to use the square bar system using the following parts: Load bars # THLB50 Traverse foot pack # TH480 Fit kit # THKIT1566 The curved roof line will not be a problem. Take a look at the video I have linked to the right showing this rack installed on a 2013 Prius. The next option is to use the...
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  • Recommended Surf Board Carriers, Tie-Downs and Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Prius 3
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of a Thule AeroBlade roof rack for your 2014 Toyota Prius Three. If you plan to load your surfboards directly onto the Thule crossbars then I suggest something more substantial than a standard bungee cord. We offer ratcheting straps such as Erickson # EM34410 which are 2-inches x 10-feet and which have vinyl-coated S-hooks to prevent scratches. The linked page will show you many similar items that will be far safer for securing your boards than even...
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  • Surfboard Carrier Recommendation for use with the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack # RRRS490
  • For a surfboard carrier to use with the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack # RRRS490 you would want the Rhino-Rack SUP and Surfboard Pads w/ Tie-Downs # RRRWP04. This carrier comes with soft pads and tie-downs for securing your surfboards.
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  • How Does Rubber Strip in Thule AeroBlade Crossbars Accommodate Accessories that Use T-Slot
  • When accessories that use the T-slot are installed, the strip can be removed completely to accommodate the T-bolts. Or, you can trim the rubber strip to accommodate the accessory, but cover the remaining portion of the T-slot to reduce wind noise. After the strips are trimmed, if you want to use the crossbars without a t-slot accessory, you can install a replacement strip like part # TH853354407. The Whispbar Roof Rack by Yakima uses a slightly different T-slot arrangement. The rubber...
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  • Rhino Rack Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius C
  • For your wife's 2013 Toyota Prius the Rhino Roof Rack part numbers # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK195 is a confirmed fit. The sunroof would not interfere in any way. It is best to keep them closed with roof racks installed as the noise gets to be somewhat intense. I attached an install video that shows the rack installed on a 2013 Prius C as well.
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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius
  • Thule stopped providing fits for the Thule Aero # TH400XT when they discontinued it. I spoke to my contact at Thule and the only roof rack fits they have confirmed to fit your 2013 Toyota Prius involve the Thule Traverse and Rapid Traverse racks. Both of which use the # THKIT1566. For an Aerboblade roof rack you would want the following part numbers plus the # THKIT1566: Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53B Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480R For a square bar...
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  • Warranty of the Thule Roof Rack for 2013 Toyota Prius
  • Actually all of the products you mentioned that will complete a roof rack for your 2013 Toyota Prius have lifetime warranties. The load bars part # THLB50 has a lifetime warranty, whereas the other two components the # TH480 and # THKIT1566 have limited lifetime warranties. Basically for each Thule product, the warranty is: Subject to the limitations and exclusions described in the warranty, THULE will remedy defects in materials or workmanship by repairing or replacing, at its option,...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for a 2013 Toyota Prius
  • The SportRack semi-custom roof rack # SR1002 will fit your 2013 Toyota Prius (not V models) with a naked roof. It can be used to carry a kayak. The rack does not require any other parts to install. For a kayak carrier you can use # SR5511. This is a J-style carrier with a weight capacity of 75 pounds and length capacity of 17 feet. It also includes tie downs to secure the bow and stern of he kayak. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual or Toyota for the roof capacity prior...
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  • Roof Rack for Carrying a Kayak on a 2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon
  • I spoke with Rhino-Rack, Yakima and Thule, and all of them have roof racks that are forth-coming but not yet available for a 2012 Toyota Prius V. However, there is still an option for carrying a Kayak on the roof of the new car. You can use SportRack Premium Bar Harbor Foam-Block-Style Kayak Carrier, # SR5527, which will fit on a vehicle with no roof rack of any kind. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view.
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  • Will the SportRack Roof Rack # SR1002 fit a 2012 Toyota Prius with a Solar Panel and Sunroof
  • I spoke with my contact at SportRack and she confirmed that the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack # SR1002 that you referenced will work on your 2012 Toyota Prius with a sunroof and solar panel package.
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  • Comparing Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Euro-Style and Aero/Vortex Crossbars for a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • The Rhino-Rack DA118 was the Rhino-Rack roof rack with the Aero crossbars. And # DS118B is the Rhino-Rack roof rack with square Euro-style crossbars. The Aero bars have since been replaced with Vortex bars. The Aero/Vortex bars are more aerodynamic and create less wind noise and drag compared to the square bars. For your 2012 Toyota Prius if you want the square bars use # DS118B and fit kit # DK195. For the new Vortex system use # RRVA118S-2 for the bars, # RRRLKVA for the feet,...
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  • Ski/Snowboard Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The first thing you will need before you can install a ski/snowboard rack on the roof of your 2012 Toyota Prius V will be a roof rack. I attached a page that has a Yakima roof rack that will work on your vehicle. The recommended rack for your vehicle will contain the following part numbers: # Y00409 # Y00699 # Y00731 # Y00124 Once you have a roof rack installed, you will be able to install a ski/snowboard rack. For a rack that will carry 6 skis and 4 boards, you should check...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Thule Roof Rack from a 2002 BMW 540i on a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • If the Thule rack from your 2002 BMW 540i used the Thule Traverse foot pack. # TH480, that you referenced, all you would need for your 2012 Toyota Prius is the Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit, # THKIT1566, to mount the Traverse feet and 50 inch square load bars.
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  • Using 47 Inch AeroBlade Crossbars on 2012 Toyota Prius
  • According to my contact at Thule, although they recommend the 53 inch AeroBlade crossbars, the 47 inch bars # THARB47 would indeed work with the Rapid Traverse Foot Pack on your 2012 Toyota Prius.
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  • Will Whipsbar Flush Bar Roof Rack # WB-S6, WB-K458 Fit 2012 Prius Plug-In
  • The Whispbar Roof Rack system you referenced, consisting of parts # WB-S6 and # WB-K458, is a correct fit for your 2012 Prius as long as it has no existing rails or crossbars and is not a Prius V. This is a flush-bar system that uses 37-1/2-inch crossbars. The other Whispbar rack that will fit the same vehicle uses longer 46-3/4-inch crossbars and consists of parts # WB-S16 and # WB-K458. Both racks offer ultra-quiet performance thanks to their aerodynamic design and share the same...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Fits on 2012 Toyota Prius With Solar Roof
  • You can potentially go in either of two directions for transporting your 10-foot kayak on your 2012 Toyota Prius with the Solar/Sun roof option. One is to install a compatible aftermarket roof rack such as the SportRack # SR1002 that you referenced (and yes it will fit on your Prius but you cannot operate the sun roof with it in place). The other route is to skip the rack entirely and use a lightweight foam block type kayak carrier like those shown on the link provided, such as the SportRack...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2012 Toyota Prius V for Surf and Paddle Boards
  • I prefer the Thule square bar roof racks over the Yakima round bars. Nothing against the Yakima stuff but I like that accessories can't slide around on a square bar like they can a round bar. It's not a huge deal, but a SUP carrier on a round bar can fall forward or backwards if not in use since the bar is round. With a square bar it's not going to move at all due to the shape of the crossbar. For a square bar roof rack you would want the part numbers # THLB50, # TH480, and # THKIT1668. For...
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  • Roof Rack And Fork-Mount Bike Carriers For 2012 Toyota Prius
  • The Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack, is a good fit for your 2012 Toyota Prius. You need to order two numbers for this roof rack system. They are part # DS118B, which are the black lightweight aluminum Euro square crossbars with the 4 Roof-rack legs with included locks that installs easily on your roof. Part # DK195, are the vehicle specific custom-fit clamps and pads that the crossbars and legs attach to. The roof-mounted bike carriers I recommend for this roof rack is the Rhino-Rack...
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  • Compatibility Rhino Rack # RBC035 Bike Rack with SportRack # SR1002 Roof Rack on 2012 Toyota Prius
  • The SportRack crossbar system you mentioned, part # SR1002 is compatible with your Prius, as well as the Rhino Rack Fork Mount bike rack, part # RBC035. The SportRack crossbar system is a multi fit item, designed to fit multiple vehicles. For carrying a bicycle, I would urge you to use a roof rack system that is specifically designed for your vehicle. A vehicle specific rack will have a much more secure attachment to your vehicle, would be much easier to install/remove and I'm confident...
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  • Kayak Carrier and Roof Rack Recommendation for a Toyota Prius V
  • I attached a link to a page that has a Thule roof rack for your Toyota Prius V that you could use for a kayak carrier. For a rack to carry 2 kayaks I would recommend you get a Yakima BigStack Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System # Y04041. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. Before you attempt to carry 2 kayaks on the roof of your Prius you will need to consult your owners manual to determine if you have the carrying capacity for the weight...
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  • Can Thule Cargo Boxes Fit Yakima Round Cross Bars
  • Yes, Thule roof cargo boxes will attach to round Yakima crossbars. It looks like you have a 2011 Toyota Prius with the Yakima roof rack that consists of # Y00409, # Y00699, # Y00605, and # Y00124. For a smaller cargo box that would fit this rack I would recommend the Thule Force part # TH624. I attached a review video that shows this box being demoed on a similar Prius as yours.
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  • Installation Measurements for Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack on 2011 Toyota Prius
  • The Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack for your 2011 Toyota Prius consists of parts # THARB53, # TH480R and # THKIT1566. As shown in the linked photo and the installation video at the 35-second mark, the front edge of the front crossbar's assembled foot pack will be positioned 12-1/4-inches from the edge of the windshield. The rear crossbar will be positioned 27-1/2-inches behind the front bar. I recommend you take a glance at your Prius owner's manual to verify its roof weight carrying...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Installation and Security for a 2011 Toyota Prius
  • When attaching the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System, # RRVA118B-2 and # RRRLKVA to the roof of your 2011 Toyota Prius with the Custom DK Clamps and Pads, # DK195, the clamps will secure in the door jambs, see instructions link. You will receive a security Allen wrench, that is needed to secure the security screws that hold the clamps into the legs. This is the security feature mentioned on the product page. I put together a photo showing the tool and the type of fastener included.
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  • Roof Rack and Yakima Rocketbox Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota Prius
  • The Sportrack Roof Rack part # SR1002 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2011 Toyota Prius. I confirmed this with SportRack. This roof rack is compatible with the Yakima Rocketboxes part # Y07192 and part # Y07191 also.
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  • Will the Rhino Rack Tracks Work with Yakima Control Towers and What Is the Length of Mounting Bolts
  • The 63 inch Rhino Rack RTC Style Roof Rack Tracks, # RTC16, come with 8 T-bolts for each track, 16 total, and each T-bolt measures 1 inch long. Although manufacturers typically do not recommend using another company's towers on their track, I went to our warehouse and pulled a set of the RT Style Rhino Roof Tracks and the Yakima Landing Pad1, #Y00221 to perform a test fit to ensure compatibility. All parts performed just as they should so yes, the Rhino Rack RTC Style Tracks will work...
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  • Will 50 Inch Thule Load Bars Fit Instead of 58 Inch Yakima Cross Bars for 2010 Toyota Prius
  • I used our Fit Guide to determine which cross bars will work for your 2010 Toyota Prius. I found that the 50 inch Thule Loadbars, part # THLB50, will fit your 2010 Toyota Prius, if you do not have a glass roof. If there is a glass roof, you will need to go with the 58 inch Yakima Crossbars. Also, the 48 inch Yakima Crossbars, part # Y00408, will not fit your 2010 Toyota Prius. If your vehicle does not have the glass roof, and you decide to use the Thule Loadbars, part # THLB50, you will...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Prius with a Sunroof and Solar Panel
  • I spoke to my contact at Thule (the manufacturer of Sportrack) and they informed me that your roof style is not compatible with the SportRack # SR1002 that you referenced. However, you do have options that will work. You should check out the 2010 Toyota Prius Roof Rack that uses the following part numbers: Thule Square Load Bars # THLB50 Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480 Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit # THKIT1566 My contact at Thule confirmed that this would work for your vehicle.
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  • Will Rola Extended Series Roof Rack # 59834 Interfere with the Moon Roof on a 2005 Mazda 5
  • Moon roofs on older vehicles slide into the roof in a cavity designed for it when in the open position. This would mean it should not protrude upwards in the open or closed position. However, on the 2007 Mazda 5, the roof goes out and up at an angle towards the back of the vehicle. There is a possibility it may interfere with the cross bars on the Rola Extended Series Roof Rack with APE Mounting System, # 59834, but, you can do some checking on the vehicle to find out. You will need...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2010 Toyota Prius with Glass Roof
  • The Thule roof racks that have been confirmed to fit your 2010 Toyota Prius will also work with your glass roof. For a square bar roof rack you would want the following part numbers to complete the rack: # THLB50, # TH480, and # THKIT1566 For an Aeroblade roof rack that will give you the quietest rack that would also give you the best gas mileage you would want the part numbers: # THARB53, # TH480R, and # THKIT1566
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  • Roof Rack to Carry Kayaks on a 2010 Toyota Prius with Glass Roof
  • You can install a roof rack on your 2010 Toyota Prius with glass roof. For square bars you can use a Thule roof rack using the following parts: Traverse foot pack # TH480 50 inch load bars # THLB50 Fit kit # THKIT1566 For a kayak carrier that will hold 1 to 4 kayaks you can use the Stacker # TH830. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you. For AeroBlade bars which will be more aerodynamic and quieter than square bars you can use the following parts: Rapid Traverse...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Prius with Sunroof and Solar Panel
  • I do have a solution for you but I spoke to my contact at Thule (the manufacturer of Sportrack) and they informed me that your roof style is not compatible with the SportRack # SR1002 that you referenced. However, you do have options that will work. You should check out the 2010 Toyota Prius Roof Rack that uses the following part numbers: Thule Square Load Bars # THLB50 Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480 Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit # THKIT1566. My contact at Thule confirmed that...
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  • Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack for a 2009 Prius w/Sunroof AND 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • If your 2009 Toyota Prius has the type of sunroof that does NOT extend all the way to the sides of the roof then you can install a roof rack. Otherwise if the glass goes all the way to the sides you will not be able to mount a roof rack because the glass is not rated for the weight. For the traditional type of sunroof it is very possible that it will interfere with the rack when opened unless the bars were removed. Removing the bars would be a good idea anyway when not in use to cut...
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  • Which Thule Roof Rack Parts Do I need for a 2009 Toyota Prius
  • Yes you can use the 50 inch Thule load bars. You will need the Thule Traverse Foot Pack, part # TH480 with your load bars. The TH480R is for the Rapid Aero bars. In addition to the TH480 foot pack, you will need fit kit part # THKIT1345. I have added links to the Traverse Foot Pack and the fit kit below, as well as an install video on a 2008 Toyota Prius.
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  • Is Short Roof Adapter Needed For SportRack # SR1002 Semi-Custom Roof Rack on 2009 Toyota Prius
  • The SportRack semi-custom roof rack, part # SR1002 is a fit for your vehicle, and the short roof adapter would not be needed. The short roof adapter is typically used on vehicles with two doors, so it won't be needed on your Prius. I have confirmed this with my SportRack representative.
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  • Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack for both a 2008 Toyota Prius and a 2014 Subaru Forester
  • For a Thule Aeroblade roof rack for both of your vehicles you will be able to use the same bars by going with the longer of the two part # THARB53B but you will need a few other components that will be vehicle specific. For the Prius you would want the part numbers # TH480R and # THKIT1345, and then for the Forester you would want the part number # TH450R.
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  • SportRack Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers for a 2008 Toyota Prius
  • The SportRack semi-custom roof rack # SR1002 will fit a 2008 Toyota Prius 5-door model (4-door and rear hatch which in 2008 I believe they all were). To carry 2 kayaks on their sides and tie them off to one carrier I recommend carrier # SR5323. If you want each kayak to have its own carrier I recommend using 2 J-style carriers # SR5511. There isn't really enough space on the roof to carry the kayaks hull down and side by side. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Toyota...
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  • Rola Roof Rack For a Rola Roof Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier on a 2008 Toyota Prius
  • Rola roof rack 59806 is no longer available. Currently the only Rola roof rack available for your 2008 Toyota Prius is # 59728. The Rola Roof Top Ski Carrier # 59600 will fit on either set of crossbars. The ski carrier will accept bars up to 5-1/4 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches tall, both of the aforementioned crossbars measure less than that so they will fit. Please check the roof weight capacity limit of your 2008 Toyota Prius to verify how much cargo you can load on the bars....
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  • Will the Darby Universal-Fit Roof Rack # DTA968 Fit on a 2008 Toyota Prius
  • The Darby Universal-Fit Roof Rack # DTA968, will work on your 2008 Toyota Prius but you will need to order a total of 2. This universal roof rack has adjustable feet and bars to fit a wide variety of vehicles. The adjustable feet can accommodate different width roofs and come in handy if you have a sun roof so you do not place the feet on your sun roof. Be sure you verify the weight capacity of your roof before loading cargo on this roof rack to ensure you do not exceed your roofs weight...
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  • Replacement Rubber Pad for a Roof Rack for a 2007 Toyota Prius
  • The part number that you mention is most likely the rubber pad from a roof rack fit kit for your 2007 Toyota Prius. Thule does not offer replacement parts for their roof rack fit kits, so the entire fit kit would need to be replaced. We offer the Thule Fit Kit, # THKIT1345, which fits the Traverse and the Rapid Traverse foot packs, # TH480R, # TH480 and # TH4802.
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  • Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Prius
  • The Thule Fit Kit # THKIT1566 that you referenced is designed to work on newer model Prii and would not work on your 2007 Toyota Prius. The fit kit that is recommended for your vehicle is the part number # THKIT1345. If you combine that fit kit with the following part numbers you would have a complete roof rack for your vehicle: Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53 Thule Rapid Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Toyota Prius to Carry a SportRack Aero XL Cargo Box
  • The Rola Sport Series Roof Rack, part # 59728, is the correct roof rack system for your 2006 Toyota Prius. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out. The SportRack Aero XL Cargo Box that you referenced was designed to work on crossbars spreads of 24 inches to 34 inches. I spoke with my contact at Rola and asked him what the crossbar spread of the # 59728 is when installed and it is approximately 27-1/2 inches. For a rack that we know for certain...
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  • Will Thule Outrigger Bar and Hullavator Work With SportRack # SR1002 for Kayak Loading
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule, and they confirmed that the Thule Outrigger II, part # TH847, is compatible with the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs, part # SR1002, you referenced. You must have 2 inches of the load bar extending out beyond the roof rack support foot to be able to use the outrigger bar. If your Prius has a very short roof, or if it is very curved, I would recommend the short roof adapter, like part # SR1116.
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  • Options for Carrying a Surfboard and Duffle Bags on a 2006 Toyota Prius
  • You have a few different options for carrying your surfboards and duffle bags on your 2006 Toyota Prius, but the size and weight of your surfboards and duffle bags will determine which options will work best for you. First, I definitely recommend adding a roof rack if you plan on carrying anything on your roof because vehicle roofs were not designed to support much weight. Also, before loading any cargo on a roof rack, you will want to check your owners manual to verify the weight capacity...
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Toyota Prius Roof Bike Racks Questions and Answers


  • Can Yakima Fairing Be Used at the Same Time as a Yakima High Roller Bike Rack
  • Yes, you can use a Yakima High Roller Bike Rack part # Y02107 with a fairing like the part # Y07048 installed on a Yakima roof rack. You will simply want to make sure the two items' mounts don't interfere with each other by offsetting them on the crossbar The bike rack will basically just need to install between the mounts for the fairing.
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  • Roof Rack and Bike Carrier Options for 2012 Toyota Prius with Glass Sunroof
  • I recommend that before you load any of the roof-mounted cargo items you're looking for that you check your Prius owner's manual for guidance from Toyota regarding rooftop weight capacity. Your glass sunroof will certainly have a bearing on this since it is relatively fragile compared to a standard metal roof. Keep in mind that the weight of anything on the roof - and that includes an empty roof rack itself, an empty kayak carrier itself, etc - all adds up and that total load must remain...
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  • Roof Rack Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for up to 4 Bikes for 2012 Toyota Prius
  • Please check with your owners manual to make sure that the cargo that you plan to carry on your the roof of your Prius does not exceed the manufacturers recommendations, or void your warranty. To carry bikes on the roof of your 2012 Toyota Prius you would first need a roof rack system. To accommodate the weight of up to 4 bikes I would recommend the a Yakima Roof Mount System consisting of part # Y00409, # Y00699, # Y00605, # Y00124. This Yakima Roof Rack system has a carrying capacity...
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  • Roof Rack and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • We have several roof rack options available for your 2012 Toyota Prius. I have included a link to all of them for you. Since you have a Prius you might be interested in a roof rack that is aerodynamic and will have the least impact on your gas mileage as possible. For this I recommend the Whispbar system, # WB-S6, with fit kit # WB-K458. These bars are aerodynamic and quiet. The bars are integrated into the feet for a flush, OEM appearance. For a compatible bike rack you can use # WB-200. And...
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  • Will The Thule Sidearm Roof Bike Rack # TH584XT Fit My 2011 Toyota Prius
  • You will want to position the Thule Sidearm Roof Bike Rack, part # TH584XT more forward on the vehicle to avoid any interference with the rear hatch opening. The mounting points on the bike rack are adjustable, which will allow you to mount the bike rack more forward. Our representative at Thule informed me that the wheel track of the Thule Sidearm measures 57 inches long. You can take this measurement on your roof to give you an idea of how the bike rack will sit, or if there will...
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  • Bike Rack and Ski Carrier Options for a 2010 Toyota Prius with Glass Roof
  • We do have option that will allow you to carry skis and bikes with your 2010 Toyota Prius with the panoramic or solar roof, but there are no ski/bike rack combination options for the roof or trunk of your vehicle. Instead, I recommend installing a roof rack like the Yakima Q Tower roof rack which consists of two 58 inch crossbars, # Y00409, the Q99 Q Clips, # Y00699, the Q5 Q Clips, # Y00605, and the Q Tower Feet, # Y00124. This roof rack is compatible with your glass roof, however,...
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  • Can a Carbon Fiber Frame Bike Be used on a Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Carrier
  • There should not be any more concern with a fork mount than say a full wheel mount. The weight of the bike is resting in the same place whether that is on a wheel or fork mount would not make much difference. The bigger concern with carbon fiber frame bikes is using them on a hitch mounted hanging bike rack. Bouncing on the back of a vehicle while hanging by the top tube can stress the frame in a way it is not designed to handle. When you mount the bike on the rack, just take the...
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Toyota Prius Roof Cargo Carrier Questions and Answers


  • How does the Yakima RocketBox Pro 12 Hold Up at Highway Speeds
  • That's certainly not common on the Yakima RocketBox 12 # Y07191 as I also called Yakima and they haven't seen or heard of that ever happening. The box lock key cannot be removed unless the box is closed properly. It's constructed of ABS plastic and can be opened on either side of the cargo box. There has been good reviews about the Yakima RocketBox 12 # Y07191 and the only reasons why it may open at highway speeds is the box wasn't put together correctly by the customer. Some models...
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  • Roof Mount Cargo Bag for a 2013 Toyota Prius with No Roof Rack
  • For your 2013 Toyota Prius I actually recommend Rightline Ace cargo bag # RL100A20. It is larger but costs less than bag # RL100S50 that you asked about. When properly installed the bag will work well on your long trip from Illinois to New Jersey. The bag can be used on a naked roof but to do so you have to run the attachment straps through the interior of the vehicle. This can diminish head room and also the straps can sometimes act like a wick and let water soak the straps on the...
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  • Roof Cargo Bag Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Prius with a Naked Roof
  • You will want to measure the dimensions of the roof of your 2012 Toyota Prius to determine if the # RL100S30 that you referenced would fit as it normally recommended for SUVs, crossovers and minivans. This bag has dimensions that are 48" long x 40" wide x 19" tall. For a smaller bag that could fit better you would want the # RL100S10 as it is 38" x 34" x 19" and normally used on sedans like yours. I also recommend a protective pad, # RL100650, to protect the roof when using the bag.
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  • Roof Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Tahoe and a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • I checked with Thule and all of their rooftop cargo boxes would fit the factory bars of a 2012 Toyota Prius and a 2011 Chevy Tahoe. The Thule Force Xl part # TH625 would be a great choice for both vehicles. Instead of the OEM rack for the Prius you could also install a Thule Aeroblade rack that consists of part numbers # THARB53, # TH480R, and # THKIT1566. This rack should be less expensive that the OEM option.
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • For your 2012 Toyota Prius the Rhino Rack Vortex roof rack part numbers # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK195 has been a confirmed fit for your vehicle. The SportRack Horizon Rooftop Cargo Box # SR7016 would fit this rack as well.
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  • Will the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Fit a 2011 Toyota Prius
  • First, you will need a roof rack for your 2011 Toyota Prius. You can use the following Yakima parts which will be compatible with the Yakima cargo boxes: Crossbars, # Y00409 Q99 Clips, # Y00699 Q5 Clips, # Y00605 Q Towers, # Y00124 The RocketBox Pro 14, # Y07192, will fit the Yakima crossbars but to determine if the rear hatch when open will make contact with the box, you will have to do some measuring. Measure from the top edge of the windshield back 60 inches. If you do not reach...
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  • Will Thule Force Large Roof Box Allow Rear Hatch To Open On 2011 Toyota Prius
  • There is a quick measurement you can take to see if the Thule Force, part # TH628 will work on your 2011 Prius. You will need to measure from the center of the front crossbar rearward to the seam that separates the roof and the rear hatch. The TH628 requires 47-1/2 inches to allow the rear hatch to open. As far as being able to see it when looking through the front windshield it will not impede your view when driving but if you lean forward there is a very good chance you will see the...
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  • Largest Rooftop Cargo Box Recommended for 2011 Toyota Prius
  • The largest cargo box we have that is a confirmed fit for a 2011 Toyota Prius with aftermarket roof rack is the Yakima SkyBox Pro 21 Rooftop Cargo Box, part Y07198. This box has 21 cu ft of storage and holds up to 10 pairs of skis or 12 snowboards and fits crossbar spreads between 24" and 42". To determine if the Yakima SkyBox Pro 21 Rooftop Cargo Box will clear the rear hatch you will need to take one measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the front crossbar back to...
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  • Will The Thule Pulse Large Roof Cargo Box Interfere With Rear Hatch On a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • We have not tested the Thule Pulse Large Roof Mounted Black Cargo Box, part # TH614, on a Toyota Prius, so I cannot say for sure if it will interfere with the rear hatch, but the Ascent cargo box is one of the shorter cargo boxes we carry. It will fit on your 2010 Toyota Prius using the Thule Roof Rack System, part # TH480R, THARB53, and THKIT1566. This box is 67 inches long and can be adjusted to ride more forward on the roof in case it does interfere with the hatch. Take a look at...
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  • Will the SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box Fit a 2010 Toyota Prius with SportRack Crossbars
  • To determine the fit of the SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box, # SR7018, to the crossbars you ordered and to the vehicle itself, it will help to consider a few measurements. First, the cargo box mounting hardware is designed to fit on crossbars no wider than 4 inches wide. The center to center distance between the bars will also need to be 25-7/8", 27-7/8", or 29-7/8". According to SportRack, the crossbar spread for the Frontier crossbars on your 2010 Toyota Prius will be 28 inches, so the...
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Bag Recommendations for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • To use a cargo box, like # TH682, you would need to add a roof rack. You can use the following parts: Load Bars, # THLB50 Foot Pack, # TH480 Fit Kit, # THKIT1566 Another option is to use a cargo bag that will fit on a naked roof (no roof rack required). take a look at the Yakima FarOut Pro, # Y07173. This bag will fit with no roof rack. It is aerodynamic like a cargo box and can hold up to 12 cubic feet of cargo.
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  • Will the Thule Outbound Rooftop Cargo Bag # TH869 Fit on a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • The Thule Outbound Rooftop Cargo Bag, # TH869, is an excellent cargo bag. Thule is one of the most reputable brands in the vehicle accessory market. They make high quality items that will give you years of use. They offer a limited lifetime warranty on this bag, which is much better than many of their competitors, including Rightline's one year warranty. I would not call the size difference between an 18 cu ft cargo bag and a 16 cu ft cargo bag big, but it would be noticeable, especially...
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  • Economical Roof Rack and Cargo Box Recommendation for a Toyota Prius 2010
  • The SportRack Roof Rack # SR1002 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle, but I would recommend going with the next most economical roof rack that is available for your 2010 Toyota Prius; the Rhino Rack 2500 Series rack that consists of the following part numbers: Rhino Rack Euro Square Cross Bars part # DS118B Custom DK Clamps and Pads for Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack System # DK195 For a roof mounted cargo box I would recommend you go with a Thule Force XL Cargo Box # TH625 that...
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  • Recommendations for Installing a Rightline Gear Roof Cargo Carrier # RL100S10 on 2010 Toyota Prius
  • For installing the Rightline Gear Roof Cargo Carrier # RL100S10 that you referenced on your 2010 Toyota Prius I do have a couple suggestions. First, I would recommend the Car Clips for Rightline Rooftop Cargo Bags # RL100600. These attach to the straps of the bag and then attach to the roof of the vehicle, this doesn't require you to run straps inside your vehicle. I also recommend a protective pad, # RL100650, to protect the roof when using the bag. The dimensions of this bag...
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  • Will Yakima SkyBox 16 Cargo Box # Y07335 Fit a 2009 Toyota Prius and Clear the Rear Hatch
  • To determine if the Yakima SkyBox 16 Cargo Box, part # Y07335, will fit the roof of your 2009 Toyota Prius and clear the rear hatch you will need to take a measurement on your vehicles roof. The minimum clearance measurement to determine rear hatch clearance is taken from the center of the front crossbar of the roof rack on your vehicle to the seam of the rear hatch on your Prius. That measurement will need to be 52 inches or more for the roof cargo box to clear the rear hatch on your...
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  • Will The Thule Force Roof Cargo Carrier, # TH624, Fit On 2009 Toyota Prius
  • You will need the Thule Roof Rack Kit, # TH480, # THLB50, THKIT1345, on your 2009 Toyota Prius to be able to use the Thule Roof Cargo Carrier, # TH624. The Thule Roof Rack Kit will have the Foot Pack with vehicle specific clips that will attach to the roof of your vehicle. The crossbars are then attached to the feet of the roof rack to give you the bars that the roof cargo carrier will attach to. Anytime you are going to be carrying cargo on the roof of your vehicle you will want...
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  • Options for Roof Cargo Carrying with a 2009 Toyota Prius
  • The weight capacity of your roof should be clearly identified in the owners manual of your 2009 Toyota Prius. A roof cargo bag should do well for you but like you said if someone wanted to steal the bag they could cut the straps if you left it on the roof of your vehicle. A solution for this would be to remove the bag from your roof when you are going to park your vehicle in a public place. For a cargo bag that will attach to a naked roof check out the # RL100S30. If you wanted...
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  • Rooftop Cargo Bag Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Prius
  • The rooftop cargo bag that I would recommend for your 2008 Toyota Prius is the Yakima SoftTop Cargo Bag, # Y07402. This cargo bag offers 13 cubic feet of storage and a lightweight, weather resistant construction. This cargo bag will mount on the roof of your vehicle whether you have a roof rack or not. This is one of our most popular rooftop cargo bags made by Yakima. This is a high quality bag that will provide years of service. I have attached a link to all of our rooftop cargo bags...
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Box Recommendations for a 2007 Toyota Prius
  • In order to determine the roof weight capacity for your 2007 Toyota Prius, you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual. Different racks have different carrying capacities but if your roof is lower, you have to adhere to it, not the rack. If the rack is lower, you will have to stay under its weight limit. Which ever is the lowest. I recommend the Thule system as it has a higher weight capacity at 165 pounds. Again, if the rating on your roof is lower, adhere to that rating. You...
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  • Will the Rola Platypus attach to a 2007 Toyota Prius with a Rhino Rack Roof Rack
  • Yes, if you have a Rhino Rack roof rack on your 2007 Toyota Prius the Rola Platypus Cargo Bag part # 59100 that you referenced will fit and attach to your 2007 Toyota Prius. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Will a Thule Roof Mount Cargo Bag Fit Between Rola Roof Rack Crossbars
  • You are correct, The Thule cargo bag, # TH869, is 40 inches long and the bar spread using Rola roof rack # 59728 on your 2006 Toyota Prius is closer to 26 inches apart on center. You could still use both but part of the bag would ride on top of the bars and it is not an ideal situation. None of the roof racks have a bar spread that would be wide enough but I have another solution. Instead of using this bag you could use a different bag that does not require a roof rack at all and actually...
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  • Will the Thule Pulse XL Cargo Box Interfere with the Rear Hatch or Antenna on a 2005 Toyota Prius
  • We have tested the Pulse XL cargo box # TH615 on a 2011 Toyota Prius with aftermarket roof rack, but not a 2005. On the 2011, see video linked to the right, and it just barely clears the antenna. The hatch was not a problem as you can see in the video. The mounting feet on the box can be adjusted backwards to move the body of the box forward to give you more clearance at the rear of the vehicle. If the antenna is in the way but if it is flexible enough, you should not have to remove...
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  • Roof Top Cargo Bag Options for a 2005 Toyota Prius
  • What you would need to do is measure the available free space on the roof of your 2005 Toyota Prius to see if the Rightline Sport 3 XL Rooftop Cargo Bag # RL100S30 would fit. This bag measures 48" long x 40" wide x 19" tall which is pretty big so you if you need one smaller you would want the # RL100S10 which measures 38" long x 34" wide x 19" tall.
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  • How Does the Yakima FarOut Pro Roof Mount Cargo Bag Attach to a 2004 Toyota Prius with No Roof Rack
  • The FarOut Pro Rooftop Cargo Bag, item # Y07173, has two straps that can be ran through the interior of the vehicle, tightened and then the doors can be closed on them to secure the bag to the vehicle roof. It can be used on a 2004 Toyota Prius. Make sure that the bottom of the bag and the roof are clean and free of debris to avoid scratching the vehicle paint.
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  • Rooftop Cargo Carrier and Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Toyota Prius
  • To carry a roof cargo box on your 2004 Toyota Prius you will first need a roof rack. For that you would want the Rhino Rack Aero Roof rack that consists of part numbers # RRVA126B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK079. Then once the rack is installed you could install a cargo box like the Rhino Rack Zenith part # RRRMFZ66. I attached a review video for the cargo box.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Rooftop Cargo Box for 2004 Toyota Prius
  • Rooftop cargo boxes like the Thule Sidekick # TH682 require that the vehicle have a roof rack to which they can attach with their included mounting hardware. This cargo box can be used on any other vehicle that has a roof rack as long as that other rack's crossbars are no larger than 3-3/4-inches in diameter and have a center-to-center spread between 23-5/8 and 28-inches. For a roof rack I recommend the cost-effective Rhino-Rack square bar system consisting of parts # DS126B and # DK079. You...
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  • Recommended Rhino Rack Cargo Box for 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • Given the parameters you mentioned, I believe the Rhino Rack # RRRMFZ86 would be your best bet. The box is large enough to accommodate your skis, but its low profile and aerodynamic shape will minimize wind resistance. According to my Rhino Rack representative, the rear overhang of the RRRMFZ86 is 15-3/4 inches. To determine where the rear of the box will be in relation to the rear hatch, simply measure 15-3/4 inches rearward from your rear crossbar. This will give you an idea of whether...
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Toyota Prius Watersport Carriers Questions and Answers


  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Mini Countryman with Factory Crossbars
  • I checked with Thule and the Slipstream part # TH887XT that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2015 Mini Countryman so it would fit and work well. This would be a great rack that would make loading your kayaks easy so we would recommend it for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Can a Foam Block Kayak Carrier be Used on a 2010 Toyota Prius with Sunroof
  • As long as you are not putting the foam block on the sunroof then you can use # SR5525 on your 2010 Toyota Prius. You do not want to put any stress on the sunroof because it is not rated to hold weight. If the sunroof does not allow proper placement of the foam blocks then you will need to add crossbars. The most economical choice to do so is # SR1002. The foam blocks can be used on these crossbars. I have linked a video review of the foam block system for you. Be sure to consult...
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  • How Does the SportRack Kayak Carrier # SR5527 Attach to a Naked Roof on a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • You will actually be looking at step 2A in the instructions linked for reference. It states: Secure foam and bars to vehicle by opening vehicle doors and pulling both ends of one strap into the vehicle. Run one end of strap through the buckle and tighten firmly on inside of vehicle. Repeat with second strap most likely using other set of doors. The SportRack kayak carrier, # SR5527, is designed as a universal fit item so it will fit your 2010 Toyota Prius. You will want to consult the...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for a 2009 Toyota Prius
  • Before loading kayaks or anything else on the roof of your 2009 Toyota Prius be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual and/or Toyota for the roof weight carrying capacity. To use a kayak carrier such as # SR5324 your Prius will have to have a roof rack. If it doesn't then the most popular option for your car is from Rhino-Rack using the following parts: 2500 Series Roof Rack with Euro Square Crossbars # DS126B Custom DK Clamps and Pads # DK079 The roof rack will add about...
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