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Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores - Qty 4

Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores - Qty 4

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Durable polypropylene endcaps with all-metal lock cores help to secure accessories to the channels of your Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars. Endcaps snap on for easy installation. 4 Keys included. 1-636-306-4830 to order Rhino Rack accessories and parts part number RRVA-LEC4 or order online at Free expert support on all Rhino Rack products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores - Qty 4. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Rhino Rack Accessories and Parts - RRVA-LEC4

  • Roof Rack
  • End Caps
  • Aero Crossbars
  • Rhino Rack
  • 4 Pack

Durable polypropylene endcaps with all-metal lock cores help to secure accessories to the channels of your Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars. Endcaps snap on for easy installation. 4 Keys included.


  • 2 Locking endcaps let you secure accessories in the top channel of your Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars
  • Easy, snap-on installation
  • Durable polypropylene construction
  • Metal, keyed-alike lock cores
  • 2 Keys included
  • 1-Year limited warranty

VA-LEC4 Rhino Rack Locking End Caps for Vortex Aero Cross Bars - Qty 4

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Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for the Vortex Aero Crossbars, part number RRVA-LEC4. These are designed to replace the standard ends on your Vortex Aero Crossbars. These have a metal tumbler inside and it comes with a standard key. It's just a plastic key that slides in to remove the endcaps. Let's go ahead and show you how they install. Now we already have our Vortex Aero Crossbars installed here on our vehicle. I'm going to turn that to the unlock position where we can remove it.

What comes on the standard crossbar has a plastic tumbler and it's more of a theft deterrent, not as much as an actual lock as these are. You'll notice that it's the same design but this lock here is actually metal. It installs the same way. It slides into position. Once it's pushed in place go ahead and take the key and lock it and you can't remove it. This will help keep any accessories that may be installed in the top C channel here from being removed.

We'll go ahead and repeat the same process at the other three locations here on our crossbars. As you can see in just a matter of a couple of minutes you can have the Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps installed on our Vortex Aero Crossbars giving you that added level of security for your accessories installed on them. That'll do it for our quick look at the Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars, part number RRVA-LEC4. .

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Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores - Qty 4 - RRVA-LEC4

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (94 Customer Reviews)

Durable polypropylene endcaps with all-metal lock cores help to secure accessories to the channels of your Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars. Endcaps snap on for easy installation. 4 Keys included.


Fits my truck perfectly, looks really good, and was a great deal less expensive than the bigger name brands you probably know about. The customer service was fantastic and the installation video they supplied was customized to my specific truck and rack kit making it a breeze to put on the roof.


I order Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores to replace the plastic endcaps. The metal cores are firmly attached to the Rhino-Rack Crossbars than the plastic cores. The photo is from my 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5L V6 SE Sedan attached with Rhino-Rack Roof Rack system and Swagman roof bike rack. I order Swagman roof bike rack from, too.


This is a simple review for a simple product. If you plan on using your Rhino Vortex bars with accessories that slide into the T-Slot channel and lock down on the bars, you need these locks. They are well integrated and of high quality and they simply lock the ends of each of your bars. If you only use the clamp style rack accessories that fit around the bar and clamp down, then these locks will be completely useless for you. They are only meant to protect items that are physically attached to the bars via t-slot/channel.

As for an update, these locks have been solid and have performed as they should. Ive used my Rhino rack many times over the year and for the accessories I have that use the T-Slot channel, Ive never felt that items I left on top of the car were at risk or not secure enough. They are always on through rain, snow and everything else, and the locking mechanisms have not rusted and they still perform well. Quality Product.
Torrance C - 01/22/2017


I bought the rhino rack rooftop rack a year ago and am very pleased with my purchase. I also added a rhino rack bike carrier to carry my road bike with me. It has performed very well on several camping trips in the past year.


Melissa was SUPER helpful. I needed to replace my old end caps so I could lock in a new kayak carrier. She set me up with the replacements and they fit perfectly! Always love purchasing from eTrailer!


I love my rhino racks they been very useful and they are still in great shape


Works great for our golf clubs or portable kayaks. Would purchase again.


Might be overkill, but I like everything locked and secure. I think it is a worthwhile upgrade for the plastic locks that come with the crossbars.


phenomenal customer care behind their sales team... thank you for assisting with my order when it the postal system misplaced the package... prompt follow-through to ensure I was made whole... greatly appreciated!


They work fine


Very nice product heavy duty steel locking mechanisms with two keys, fits right in to prevent theft.Using product to transport kayaks around.
Would highly recommend.
Thank you,




EXCELLENT customer service! I was missing rubber strips on the cross bars and etrailer responded quickly and sent me the missing parts.
would definitely buy and recommend this company, A+!!!


The Rhino rack and works very well. Rock solid on top of car, and easy to assemble. No issues.


If you don't want to have the plastic cores get these. They work well and use a normal key, not a round one like the plastic caps come with. It's worth the price in my opinion.


Exactly what I requested. I have purchased several times from etrailer and have been pleased with everything from timely arrival to exactly what I was hoping for.


These were very easy to install. Literally a few minutes.


Received the full Rhino Rack kit with Vortex Bars to go over my F150 crew cab short bed with Retrax Pro XR retractable Tonneau cover. Took about 20' to install and have the full kit working first time out of the box. Great service delivery, everything included in one shipment! The 71" bar size gave 3.75" on either side of the towers and still kept the end of the rails within the overall edges of the truck line.

Thanks guys!


It would be nice if the whole cap was metal but it does the job


Love the locks and easy to install


This has been an excellent purchase. The aerobatic profile produces negligible noise at highway speeds. They were easy to mount on my 2012 Honda Fit and make it look very sporty. The black finish looks especially good. The assembly and mounting instructions were thorough and easy to follow. The locking metal aero bar end caps work perfectly. Overall an excellent product that I recommend highly to anyone needing a stylish, quiet and easy to mount roof rack.


Received Rhino roof rack for Toyota Highlander, 2018. Rapid delivery, easy assembly but takes an hour or so. Like the feature that racks are easy to put on and remove, after installation of custom mounting brackets. With this type of straight rack i have no desire to leave on all the time. Perfect for my application of occasional use for Kayak, lumber, doors, etc.


The Rhino Rack locking end caps gave us the security we were looking for and is a nice finishing touch for the entire roof rack package.


This product is far superior to the original factory parts. The customer service and shipping from were top notch. I would highly recommend this product and


I just received the cross bars and locks they are very light weight and sturdy looking. I forgot to order the feet to mount them. I just ordered the feet and I am sure that the rack will meet the standards I expect. I will review when I mount them.

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  • How do I Replace Side Covers on a Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof System?
    We do carry the locking endcaps, part # RRVA-LEC4, but the non-locking caps are not longer available from Rhino-Rack.
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  • Can Thule Lock Cylinders be Used for a Rhino-Rack Product
    The Thule cores are unique same as the Rhino-Rack cores are unique so they aren't interchangeable. If you're needing to add locks to the ends of your Vortex Aero Crossbars you can do so with the Kit # RRVA-LEC4. Rhino-Rack has some other locking accessories so if you were looking at something else just let me know and I'll see if they make replacement locks for it.
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  • Can Plastic Lock Cores Be Replaced with Metal on Rhino-Rack End Caps
    The Rhino-Rack End Caps which contain plastic lock cores can be replaced with the Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars part # RRVA-LEC4 which contain metal lock cores.
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  • Key Replacement for the End Caps on the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    I have a solution for you. Rhino-Rack offers replacement end caps with keys for their Vortex Aero Bars. The Rhino-Rack # RRVA-SEC4 will include 4 new end caps and 2 plastic keys. However, I would get remove your current plastic end caps and install # RRVA-LEC4. These end caps include metal lock cylinders and 2 metal keys. The # RRVA-LEC4 end caps will be more secure and a stronger option over the plastic locking end caps.
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  • Replacement End Cap for Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack
    Sounds like you are locking for the Rhino-Rack Secure Core Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Plastic Cores - QTY 4 # RRVA-SEC4. If you want the version that has metal lock cores, we have Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps - Metal Cores - QTY 4 # RRVA-LEC4. Both come with their respective keys.
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  • Are There Replacement Plastic Keys for Rhino-Rack End Caps for Vortex Aero Bars
    I may have a solution for you, but replacement keys for the Rhino-Rack Secure Core Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Plastic Cores - Qty 4 # RRVA-SEC4 are only sold with the end caps and not separately. If you're going this route you may want to go with metal locking end caps, which are available with the Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores - Qty 4 # RRVA-LEC4.
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  • What Replacement Endcaps do I Need for My Rhino-Rack Crossbars?
    From you recent searches, it looks like you are looking for replacement end caps on Rhino-Rack crossbars. We do offer replacement endcaps like the plastic Rhino-Rack Secure Core Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA-SEC4 or the all-metal # RRVA-LEC4. It is important to note that these specific endcaps are compatible with Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars only. Feel free to respond to this answer with the type of Rhino-Rack crossbars you have on your vehicle, and I will be happy to recommend...
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  • Availability of Locking End Caps for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    Yes, end caps are available for the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars like the # RRVA118S. For locking end caps, you can use part # RRVA-LEC4. We only sell end caps in quantities of 4.
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  • Locking Crossbar Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B
    Sorry to hear that the standard end pieces fell out of the Vortex Aero Crossbars, # RRVA126B. The Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars, # RRVA-LEC4, are the locking caps to fit your Vortex crossbars. 4 endcaps are included.
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    For your ski rack, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 3 Skis or 2 Boards # RR573. Both of these carriers connect to the top channel rail of crossbars for a really clean look and additional security. You can also use metal locks # RRVA-LEC4 to further secure your system. I've also attached our roof box options that many have ski lengths compatible if you want to further protect your skis or have the option of other cargo. You will want to pay attention to...
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  • Replacement End Caps For Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    We do indeed offer replacement end caps, part # RRVA-SEC4. These caps actually secure using an included universal key. If you wanted end caps that secured using a uniquely keyed lock, use part # RRVA-LEC4. Either way, the caps would secure into place, with no worry about them coming loose.
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  • How to Lock the Endcaps of Rhino Rack Crossbars # RRVA118B-2
    The only way to lock the Rhino Rack crossbars # RRVA118B-2 is by replacing the endcaps with lockable end caps part # RRVA-LEC4. There isn't a way to lock the caps that come with the # RRVA118B-2 other than that.
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  • Do Rhino-Rack Crossbars Come With Universal Keys
    Keys for Rhino-Rack crossbars such as the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Silver - 49" Long # RRVA126S-2 come with plastic lock cores with universal keys. You can get unique lock cores and keys, however, by adding the Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA-LEC4. If you let me know what vehicle you have I can recommend a roof rack set up for you, and I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the Locking Endcaps # RRVA-LEC4.
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  • Troubleshooting Plastic Endcaps That Won't Stay In Place On Rhino-Rack Vortex Crossbars
    Regarding the endcaps popping out on your Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - 49" # RRVA126B-2, this is not a common occurrence and I have not heard of this happening before. Make sure the rubber strip, or anything else for that matter, is not getting caught between the crossbar and endcap. Then make sure you are fully pushing the plastic endcaps into place and locking them all the way with the included key. If you are still having issues then let me know and we can dig deeper into the issues...
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  • How Long Is The Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65 inch Long - Qty 2 # RRVA165B-2 are 65 inches with the endcaps already attached. Now if you upgrade to the All Metal Locks # RRVA-LEC4 it will be a little bit longer. I attached a review video link below.
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  • Do the Locks Come with the Rhino-Rack System for Retrax Tonneau Covers?
    The Rhino-Rack Vortex Crossbar System for Retrax XR Series and Mountain Top EVO-M Tonneau Covers # RRVA180B-RRRLT600 does come with the integrated locks you see. Rhino-Rack is one of the bigger brand names that still offers the locks with their products versus requiring a separate purchase. There is one upgrade that is an additional cost and it is if you want the metal locks for the end of the crossbars. If you desire that feature you can use # RRVA-LEC4. This further secures any track...
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  • Locking Endcaps For Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    The locking endcaps that are used on a Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar like part # RRVA118B-2, are part # RRVA-LEC4. These locking endcaps replace the standard endcaps on the crossbars and come with 4 endcaps in the package. 2 keys are also included. The price for these endcaps and any other items we offer are listed on the product page for the items.
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