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Rhino-Rack Roof Rack w/ 2 Vortex Aero Bars - Track Mount - Black - Standard Roof - 65" Long

Rhino-Rack Roof Rack w/ 2 Vortex Aero Bars - Track Mount - Black - Standard Roof - 65" Long

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Rhino Rack ladder racks for your 2016 Ford F-150 are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Ford ladder racks. Expert service, and cheapest ladder racks price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Rhino Rack products. Order your Rhino-Rack Roof Rack w/ 2 Vortex Aero Bars - Track Mount - Black - Standard Roof - 65" Long part number Y02-500B online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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2016 Ford F-150 - Rhino-Rack Roof Rack w/ 2 Vortex Aero Bars - Track Mount - Black - Standard Roof - 65" Long

  • Rhino Rack
  • Roof Rack System
  • Truck Cap Ladder Rack
  • Sliding Rack
  • Over the Bed
  • Aluminum
  • Drilling Required
  • Fixed Height
  • 2 Bar
  • Light Duty

Adapt your camper shell, hard tonneau, or hardtop resin roof to carry gear with this roof-rack system. Locking, Quick Mount legs mount to tracks. Black, Vortex Aero crossbars accommodate clamp-on and channel-mount gear.


Features:

  • Adjustable roof-rack system lets you carry gear on camper shells, hard tonneaus, or hardtop resin roofs without headliners
  • 2 RTC-style tracks with dual C-channels provide adjustable mounting points for roof-rack legs
    • Tracks mount to your vehicle roof with T-bolts - some drilling required
    • Stainless steel construction with an anti-corrosion coating
    • Endcaps provide finished look for the tracks
  • 4 Quick Mount legs mount in the channels of tracks to create mounting points for crossbars
    • Durable, glass-reinforced nylon construction
  • Quick-release trigger system allows for easy, tool-free installation
    • Squeeze internal triggers to release legs from bases
    • Slide triggers apart to secure legs to bases
    • Bases remain mounted to tracks
  • Locks in covers let you secure the system to your vehicle
  • Pivoting bases offer 33 degrees of adjustment to help level crossbars
  • Precision-molded inserts cover bases when the legs are removed
  • 2 Vortex Aero black, elliptical crossbars hold ladder racks, conduit cases and other work accessories
    • Bars mount to roof-rack legs using built-in channels on bottoms of bars
    • Lightweight, structural-grade, extruded aluminum construction for strength, durability and maximum carrying capability
  • Built-in C-channel on top of each bar lets you mount Rhino-Rack accessories and carriers
  • Rubber strips in the channels help to cushion load and provide slip resistance
    • Can be cut to accommodate track-mounted accessories and carriers


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 220 lbs
  • Track length: 63"
  • Crossbar dimensions: 65" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall
  • Bolt length: 1-3/8"
  • Leg height: 3"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The bases of these Rhino Rack legs easily mount into the included Rhino-Rack RTC-style roof rack tracks with included hardware. Just slide the nuts into the tracks, line up the mounting plates, and bolt the bases down. After this initial setup, you can leave the bases in the tracks.


Rhino Rack Quick Mount Base

Molded inserts help keep out dirt and provide a finished look when there are no legs and crossbars installed. To install a leg, simply remove the insert.


Rhino Rack remove the cover

Once you've set up the bases, installing and removing your roof rack is easy. The Quick Mount legs have an integrated trigger system that creates an easy, tool-free installation.


Rhino Rack internal triggers

To install a leg in a base, pinch and slide the internal triggers together.


Rhino Rack place leg on track

Lower the leg onto the base and slide the internal triggers apart to secure the leg in the base.


Rhino Rack replace cover

Once the leg is installed in the base, replace the cover and lock it to help secure the system to your roof.



Y02-500B Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System w/ 2 Aero Crossbars - Track Mount - Black - 65" Long



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Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Roof Rack w/ 2 Vortex Aero Bars - Track Mount - Black - Standard Roof - 65" Long - Y02-500B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (489 Customer Reviews)

Adapt your camper shell, hard tonneau, or hardtop resin roof to carry gear with this roof-rack system. Locking, Quick Mount legs mount to tracks. Black, Vortex Aero crossbars accommodate clamp-on and channel-mount gear.

- Y02-500B
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2009 Ford F-150

The product works great to support loads. The cross rails connection method works great to position mounts anywhere along the cross rails. The supports quick connection spring loaded tabs do not work well in cold weather making it difficult to remove or install in low temperatures. When installing a soft fold out roof top tent make sure that the length of the rails won't interfere with a zip-on awning connection. The folding hinge point of the tent needs to be just off the ends of the rails to allow easy access to the awning zippers or tent cover hinge point. This means that the tent will mainly be on one side of the vehicle... not centered. 629277



- Y02-500B
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2015 Ford F-150

Ordered Item: Y02-500B to mount over my Tonneau cover on my 2015 Ford F150 with a 6.5' truck bed. Mounted side rails that crossbars slide in to a piece of 2"x1" aluminum square tubing. Mounted to truck bed with compression stake pocket inserts. 65" crossbars were 2" short and had to order Item: RRVA180B-2 to get the 71" crossbars. Had to customize several parts but overall I am very happy with the outcome as there is not many options that are minimally invasive for a permanent installation. (Zero holes were drilled into truck bed all mounting was completed with compression stake pocket mounts. I am able to use all attachments for summer and winter activities. (bike mounts, snowboard mounts, paddle board SUP mounts, and fishing rod mounts) Picture with my Thule SUP Taxi mounts. Plus rack is easily removed with 4 bolts. Can also access and use bakflip tonneau cover by removing crossbars in less than 20 seconds. 617515



- Y02-500B
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Absolutely the best. So glad I chose this product over others 602334



- Y02-500B
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I have owned this Rhino Rack System with tracks and the Aero Crossbars for over a year. It has held up well during this time. I use it mainly to carry 2 kayaks totaling approximately 110 lbs. The Aero Crossbars are sturdy and easy to take on and off. The lockable bar option is a good choice for added security. With the Crossbars removed the mounting tracks are hardly noticeable as can be seen in the picture. I have been very pleased with this rack system and would recommend it. 555557



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


The Rhino Rack is a well designed product and very well made - The fit for my car worked well and it took about 45 minutes to assemble, adjust and install. It will work well for transporting bikes and surfboards. The assembly kit included a long shaft hex wrench and handle which made assembly and installation much easier. 707091



- Y02-490
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Rack was easy to install worked great for hauling my kayaks. There was an issue with some hardware missing but the replacement was sent quickly. 674646



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


These things are strong and quiet! I have them mounted on my Land Rover Discovery Sport using the SRB legs by Rhino Rack. I've had furniture, lumber, ladders, tools, canoe, and a roof rack piled up there at some point or another and I don't have to worry about them slipping at all!!!! I've done this so much that the rubber strips are showing some wear and have frayed a bit where they've pinched the aluminum, but it's still rock solid. That's my only grip. Hopefully the replacement strips are affordable when I replace them in a year or two. I'd buy another Rhino Rack product in a heartbeat. They look great on my car and are strong and quiet on the road. I feel I made the right choice. 604273



- RRVA118B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


All the Rhino Rack products listed, ie Nautic kayak carrier,anchor straps,2500 series legs,and Vortex crossbars were shipped extremely quickly by etrailer, with exceptional customer assistance, and were all found to be of the highest quality materials. Installation was relatively simple with an assistant and the video by Rhino Rack was a valuable tool...once on my car, the system proved to be safe, secure and as sturdy as I could hope for. I would certainly recommend Rhino Rack systems in future, and will certainly rely on etrailer for any of my future needs. 662698



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Great roof rails. They sit relatively low to the roof; which combined with the Aero profile give a great look. 226575



- RRVA137S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Purchased a Rhino Rack custom fit rooftop system, along with the kayak rack to hold two kayaks and the Swagman rv bike rack. Made several trips and they all work great! Included photos to share. 475959



- RRVA118B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Though the box was crushed the content survived and work good 162883


Comments

the bars work well and they are quiet. I was disappointed they take a wrench to move however I have come to find out I dont move them. works well, looks good.

Dave a - 12/03/2015

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- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


The product was well packaged and well buffered. The package came a day earlier than the scheduled arrival period. I used the instructions on the website and it took me only 15 Minutes to assemble it and another 20 to set it in my car. Im in love with how it looks on my Civic 2015 and would Highly recommend it to others. The company had a wonderful follow up, from the time I bought the product to its arrival and even after its arrival. Thumbs up to this wonderful team. Here are some pictures of the product on my Civic. 524507



- RRVA137S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I bought the Rhino-Rack for my 2014 KIA Soul "with a sun roof" and my wife and I installed it in about a half hour. it was soo easy and fits like it was manufactured just for my car. Everything I saw said that it was not for cars for the sun roofs but i measured and checked several friends before I ordered and bought and there looks to be no problems. It fits very well and the clearance is very sufficient. I can now carry my wood or kayaks or larger stuff around. 327874



- Y02-480B
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


THE GENIUS OF A PERFECT SOLUTION It is not very often that a purchase for something as mundane as a utility device stirs such awe inspired appreciation and praise. I have just completed the installation of the RLCP Rhino Heavy Duty Canopy/Hard Tonneau Track Mount atop my A.R.E. Camper Shell. I am amazed at the attention to detail of each and every part which has been carefully engineered and perfectly manufactured. I am truly impressed by the genius of a perfect solution to my roof top cargo handling needs! From the mating surfaces of the injection molded towers and the lightweight, but durable extruded anodized aluminum crossbars, to the gentle contour of the rail stock to the camper rooftop, every single part has form, fit and function! The finished product is beautiful, durable, convenient, and for the money invested, economical. I give Five Stars of Praise to the Aussie friends at Rhino-Rack Australia Pty, Ltd. Equally praiseworthy is the superb performance of e-trailers, Inc. These folks distinguish themselves from the competition through their superior attributes of website presentation, pricing, order fulfillment and package integrity. This is a unique distribution partnership which is imbued with the highest standards of e-commerce. Job well done, everyone! 528546


Comments

Perfection in every sense of the word!

Scott H - 06/30/2019

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- Y02-480B-NT
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


This review is for the install. I will update it after I have had these rails in service for a while and can judge how well they stand up. First the instructions were very clear and I had no issues performing the assembly and installation. Once locked in place they appear to be very stable and secure. 641563



- RRVA150B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I was looking for a good looking product to carry my two kayaks with our camper. the product arrived in the time they said it would and was packed very well. after reading other reviews on assembly it was suggested that you read the directions first. after reading the directions I couldn't find some rubber strips so I called you company and they were very friendly and helpful and I found them I just didn't look in the right place. then started to assembly the roof racks and within 25 min. they were installed. would recommend the product and company. 411346



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Excellent customer service, fast shipping and an amazing product! Well done etrailer!!! 502150



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I'm absolutely in love with Katie, my sales consultant for her great help & excellent follow up. Fully expecting cheap Chinese junk. I was delighted with the quality of the product, (Rhino Rack) which was received day after New Years. Pretty cool when order was placed Dec 29th. Simple illustrated instructions made pre assembly a snap. Wind chill is 2 below zero so I'm going to wait a day or so to mount to car. Two thumbs up from me! 331614



- RRVA150B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I bought the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Legs, the Vortex Aero Crossbars, the 2500 Series Custom Fit Kit for the 2500 Series Legs, and a Thule Portage Canoe Carrier. All items arrived when George said they would, and I was given status updates throughout the whole process. The website was helpful in letting me know that these kits are NOT all in one kits. That is probably the best feature of the site in that it lets you know based on your vehicle what total number of kits you will need. All said, the racks and carrier worked well in transporting my canoe across state lines. I highly recommend the site. 486963



- Y02-490B
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Rack is very high quality. Quiet ride at all speeds. Installation video extremely helpful. The only issue I encountered was that the mounting bolts were bearly long enough to get through thickness of truck cap. I had to remove plastic thumb nuts and use thin fender washers to make it work. Very stressful situation after drilling 12 holes in my cap! These bolts need to be longer to allow for different thickness in caps. Otherwise, very satisfied with this rack. 603056



- RRVA150S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Looked for a roof rack for my ram 3500. Found it here and was a perfect fit and a breeze to install. 517156



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I love my Rhino Vortex roof racks. They look great, are sturdy, and there is no wind noise up to 70 mph (haven't been on the freeway yet). eTrailer was great and made the proper component selection easy. Now, the -1 star... The instructions provided by Rhino were horrible or non-existent. The cross bar literally had no instructions and I couldn't even find them for my model online. Between being a handy guy and watching other Rhino videos on YouTube, I figure it out. Maybe most people have professional installers put them on. 375802


Comments

Love the Rhino rack! Sometimes I think I could stand the truck Grand Cherokee upside down on it! It was a little tricky to install, but once I found YouTube vids I was good to go.

StuWithAU - 05/05/2018

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- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


The Rhino Rack is very well made. I installed it my self on our 2016 Ford Escape, but had an assist from my wife to fine tune it at the end. There was no whistling or any other distracting wind noise on our 3,500 mile drive to visit family out West. A Sear's Cargo Box was easily mounted to the Rhino Rack and it remained centered and secured at western highway speed limits plus. The included locks on the roof mounts were the selling point for me. The Rhino Rack remained securely mounted to the roof with no additional adjustments or tightening being needed. Great Product. Donna P. @ etrailer was super with the order. 548034



- RRVA150S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


The rhino rack is well made but suffers from the flat bottom rubber feet. Since nearly all cars and trucks have roof seams, foot pads should be stepped to engage the seam like other racks such as Thule does. It's unlikely that very many different shapes would be needed to fit most vehicles. Rhino tech didn't agree with my assessment. 420713


Comments

Rack is working out very well. My issue with the flat rubber pads really cant be resolved because the seams on the Ram arent deep enough to allow a stepped pad. Ive also had a problem with the filler rubber strips coming out when sliding boats on. Overall, its a very good rack.

Rich W - 08/15/2018

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- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


eTrailer customer service was awesome! They helped me find the correct parts and get them to me in time. I was in a real predicament until I got on the phone with them! They have my loyalty! 329761



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Excellent price and quick shipping. Excellent support for missing bar end cap. Rack was easy to put together and install and video was helpful. My only complaint is when trying to tie down kayak to cradle it is not easy to keep the loop over the top of the upright "U" shaped bar, it keeps siding down. We wrapped two pieces of foam around the bar to create a channel to hold the strap now it is easy. 557941



- RRVA137B-2
by:

Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I love my Rhino roof rack from Etrailer! On time delivery, great quality. Very happy with our purchase Neil S 556621



- RRVA126B-2
by:

Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


These crossbars were easy to install, are sturdy when installed and look great on my factory side rails when installed with the SX Series legs. The standard end caps are an all-plastic affair and use a little key to engage a cam lock. That plus the distance from the end of the crossbar to the nut that tightens the foot onto the rail keeps things relatively secure. Most people probably want to opt for proper locking end caps, though. The rubber vortex strips look nice and give items something grippy to rest on. I haven't tried a load test yet but did drive around in moderate wind on the highway in multiple directions. Other than a slight whistle at 70 mph, you'd never know they were there. Overall, real happy with the product and looking forward to hauling some stuff around with them. 248807



- RRVA126B-2
by:

Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Easy to read instructions, easy to install. Watched the install video a few times just to be sure! They do whistle a bit at highway speeds, but certainly not unbearable. In fact, I was surprised as to how quiet they are. It's to be expected, especially when paired with kayak j-racks. So happy with this purchase and I would definitely recommend them! 559818



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Please see my review about the Rhino Rack Legs for these Aero Crossbars. They work great! Very little noise, if any at all. My only issue was the lack of documentation. I had to figure out how to get the end caps off myself (and if I didn't have the legs, which came with a "key", I wouldn't have been able to get the end caps off because the "key" is stored within the runner of the Crossbars). Anyway, so far, these have worked great. I put a Rola roof carrier on them. So far, it's holding up well. We're taking them on a trip from Charlotte to several places in Michigan the week of 4th of July. They'll all get a good workout then. 265337


Comments

Still working great.

Richard B - 07/20/2017

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- RRVA150B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Bought the 2500 Vortex kit for my 2015 F150. Very well made kit. Installation was a breeze. Just follow the directions and you can not mess it up. 513158



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


My Rhino-Rack Aero 2500 roof racks fit solidly on my 2007 Honda Civic EX. I was really impressed with the construction and strength of the rack system. Also the versatility of the 'legs' with a swivel pad allow them to fit any roof pitch perfectly. The clamps are so solid, nothing could knock these racks off. I added a paddleboard attachment and went surfing today. The black racks also look great with the black trim on my silver Honda. Great product at a much better price than Yakima or Thule. 395557



- RRVA137S-2
by:

Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


These slick looking, quality made, aluminum, aero bars came with the RLCP25 kit, to fit my FJ Cruiser. It didn't have the big, bulky, useless for carrying much of anything factory rack. I like the look of the full size racks/ baskets, but didn't want to spend $800 + truck freight to get one. These cross bars are perfect for carrying my 14' canoe, plus whatever else with various cargo carrying accessories. They are light, yet combined carry near 100+ lbs. of gear. There is a rubber strip in the top slot, bottom slots and plastic strips to seal those, once you slide the feet in the correct distance to be even on both sides for your vehicle, and black, plastic end caps to finish it off. You'll need a tape measure and 10mm socket wrench to attach to the feet, then re-tighten periodically for safety. They look great on mr ride, and I can deal with the rubbing/ humming sound, after putting them on, although it does sound like my tires rubbing the fender wells... 84838


Comments

Im still loving the Rhino Rack setup, including the Nautic 581 saddles. They bars were easy to remove for winter snow clearing, and to put back on in the Spring for my new kayak. The rack and straps all work great, and I recommend etrailer to anyone that asks where I got it.

Jason D - 08/06/2014

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Comments

Thanks for your review Jason. Ive been searching for an option to transport kayaks on my naked FJ and your review sealed the deal. Now Im off to buy kayaks. :-

-- comment by: Dave - 08/31/2014

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- RRVA150B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Followed the instructions, using j hooks and torqued clamps as instructed. Combined weight for both boats was less than 100 lbs. Rails are rated for 165 lbs. 538455



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


A little more complicated to install than I thought, but a careful reading of the instructions and a little patience got the job done. I like the result. It looks good. 546777



- RRVA118B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I've loaded up my car multiple times and never had an issue, lumber from homedepot/lowes or varying kayaks/canoes, the roof rack handles well 240445



- RRVA137S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Installed on a 2013 Explorer. Went on perfectly with the SXB legs. Bars extend past the legs 3" for a very nice appearance. Silver bars/black feet on a silver Explorer is perfect. Will likely use the bars to mount a cargo carrier on (16-18 CF) but haven't done it yet. Just the most faint/slight whistle at 65 MPH. Can only be heard with no radio on. Absolutely no issue. Solid as a rock. 286955



- RRVA150S-2
by:

Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


The racks look great and are solidly anchored. I have yet to use them under load but I am pleased with the final product so far. My only complaint was that the assembly process is difficult to understand unless you Google the help videos. The assembly process is confusing and tedious until you gain an understanding of the overall setup. 413891



- RRVA137B-2
by:

Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Excellent Product. Very satisfied with fitment and looks. Thanks to etrailer for being knowledgeable in their product line and great customer service. 586448



- RRVA126B-2
by:

Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Delivery was a little slower then I would have liked, but otherwise it was perfect. Great customer service when I called to ask about them. Make sure you read the instructions when you install (I didn't and wasted an hour fooling around with the wrong parts) other then that, the install was smooth as silk. 424344



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I love the product. The only thing that I was unclear about at the time of purchase was that the additional adjustable bars weren’t included as a set. I have yet to purchase those and would like to get a quote on the best price possible for those. Thanks for all your help with this. 545782



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


The complete rack went together very easy, they are very sturdy and a great value for the price. Would recommend to anyone looking for a sturdy, aerodynamic rack. 332971



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Cross bars are great! Easy install. Except for the little plastic strips that go under and between mounts. They can be a bear to measure and install properly,but definitely need to go on to avoid any whistle noise. Just gotta say what a great experience it is dealing with etrailer. Rep, Kelly was very helpful in part selection and order processing. I will most assuredly use etrailer again for my next Jeep accessories purchase. 258541



- RRVA118S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


Purchased for my work vehicle and have been pleased with the looks and ease of installation. 593453



- RRVA118S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


easy to install but measurements weren't 100% accurate. over all very sturdy. 461954


Comments

Helped me move across the country to Utah and they worked great there. Sold them in June hope theyre working out great for the Guy.

Emanuel R - 12/27/2018

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- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


No problem with the rails after two long trips with a heavy cargo carrier attached. Easy to install. Look good. Stronger and cheaper than Audi rails. 459649



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


So far so good. The Aero 2500 racks went on in a couple of hours as I was not in a rush, wanted to do it properly and understand all I needed to to remove and reinstall these in the future. I did manage to get the Rhinorack logo facing backward on the front and forward on the back. Sorry, didn’t intend to but I’m not going to reverse them at this point. I did not take pics of these on my 2017 Prius. But they look good, less clunky than my old square Thule racks. 512463



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Ladder Racks


I would not recommend this product to anyone, in fact as soon as i get to my destination i will be returning this product. The issue is this, as soon as you go at or above 40 MPH, the rack whistles like a flute at different pitches! It is very, very loud and annoying. I have tried positioning the rack in different positions, removed parts, and covering certain holes, but it still whistles! Huge defect. Also, the wind caused by driving on the highway, caused one of the covers for the end of the rack to come off! 142542


Comments

I have the same issue. How do you stop it ?

-- comment by: mike - 07/29/2014

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One way to alleviate wind noise is to use a fairing. Depending on the length of your cross bars you will need to choose the corresponding length faring. Rhino Rack offers the following fairing lengths: 32 inches long # RRRH1, 38 inches long # RRRF2, 44 inch long # RRRF3, and 50 inches long # RRRF4.

-- Rachael H - 7/29/2014

Comments

In my experience any whistling is caused by gaps in either the rubber on top of the crossbars or the underslot on the bottom of the crossbars, where you slid the legs in. All holes both top AND bottom must be totally plugged up, and all end-caps must be firmly on too.Ive reached out to Rhino directly for the parts to do this and theyve always helped me out without issue. You should try the same I bet they would help you too. Especially with the blown out end-cap they sent new ones to me straight up.

-- comment by: Jeff - 09/26/2014

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I completely agree. I just installed mine today and theyre whistling at different tones depending on your speed. Loudest cross bars Ive had in my life =

-- comment by: Jesse A - 06/25/2015

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Comments

You need to plug all channels both top and bottom to stop the flute like whistle sound. Use the 3 rubber strips to plug the top channel and the plastic ruler that helps you figure out your positioning can be cut and used to fill the underside gap on either side of the leg. This fixed the whistle completely for me.

-- comment by: Rob D - 01/25/2016

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- RRVA118S-2
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Product was just as described. Instructions were very hard to read because they look like a copy of a copy and many of the pictures were very faded, but once you decipher them, installing the roof rack was pretty simple. It seems to be pretty sturdy and now I just need to start shopping for all of the attachments! 184747



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Great fit. Very sturdy. 512519


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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2000 Viking 2485st Pop-Up Camper
  • I was able to find that your 2000 Viking 2485st pop-up camper is 23 feet 10 inches long by 7 foot 1 inch wide. We have a couple options for your trailer. You can use the SportRack Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack - Square Crossbars - Steel # SR1020 or the Swagman Roamer LT Roof Rack for Pop-Up Campers and Camper Shells - Steel - 7' Long - 150 lbs # S80510. Another option is to mount tracks for the adjustable sliding crossbars to give you more fit options. For this I recommend the Rhino-Rack...
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  • Truck Camper/Topper Roof Rack System for a 2011 Ford F150 Crew Cab with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Rhino Rack produces a full range of track kits that will work on your truck topper. You simply need to choose the length and color for the vehicle. All of these kits include a set of Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars that have c-channel mounts and are quick-slide to move forward and backwards along the rack as you need it. They are all inclusive and don't require additional parts. 54 inches long, Silver, part # Y02-480 or Black, part # Y02-480B 59 inches long, Silver, part # Y02-490...
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  • Can Rhino-Rack Track Mount Roof Rack be Installed on Bed Rails of 2015 Ford F-250
  • For your 2015 Ford F-250 I recommend going with the longer Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System # Y02-500B that includes 65 inch crossbars. These bars will reach across the width of your Ford's bed and also provide just a bit of overhang to better accommodate wider loads. You can indeed mount this system directly to your truck's bed rails. Mounting the tracks to the rails will require some drilling but it's going to provide you with an extremely nice, adjustable rack with a 220 pound weight...
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  • Recommended Track Roof Rack System for Bed Rails of 2018 Chevy 2500
  • The Thule Roof Mounted Top Rack System - 60" Long # THTB60 will work on your truck box rails with an aero bar system. But the 60 inch aero crossbars will not be wide enough. To get the width you need, you would need the Thule ProBar Crossbars - Aluminum - 69" Long - Qty 2 # TH713600 which will be much thicker but still have mounting channels. For the fit kit you will use # THKIT3101 and then the Thule Podium Foot Pack for Aero Bars # TH460R. I then recommend using the locks # TH450400...
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  • Roof Rack Track System for a 2014 Ford F-150 with Tonneau Cover
  • I do have what you need to add a roof rack track system to your bed rails above the tonneau cover but the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B will not work for you because the crossbars are not long enough to span the width of your truck bed and the tracks are not made for a metal bedside. Generally speaking, the maximum width between the tracks will be about 3" shorter than the overall length of the crossbar. The distance from the bottom of the track to the bottom of the crossbar...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Crossbars for a Truck Camper Shell with Yakima Tracks
  • Actually there are systems that are designed to fit in the Yakima tracks. You will need Rhino-Rack Quick Mount Legs # RRRLT600 and for 65 inch Vortex bars use # RRVA165B-2. Since you already have tracks you won't need to add any or be stuck with any tracks that come with other kits.
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  • Rhino Rack Fit for Leer Camper With Thule Tracks
  • Yes, there are Rhino Rack crossbars that fit in the Thule tracks on your Leer camper; the bars come in either Black or Silver and 54" or 59" length. - Black - 54" Long # Y01-120B-NT - Black - 59" Long # Y01-130B-NT - Silver - 54" Long # Y01-120-NT - Silver - 59" Long # Y01-130-NT
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  • Fixed and Adjustable Roof Racks and Kayak Carrier for 2015 Ram 2500 Crew Cab
  • Most aftermarket roof racks are meant to remain in place once installed. There are track-based rack systems that do allow for flexible placement of the rack's foot assemblies but these tracks require you to drill into your roof to install them permanently. The feet and crossbars can be removed once installed but not the tracks. On the linked page you can see all standard aftermarket roof racks (that do not require drilling) that will fit your 2015 Ram 2500 crew cab. These include racks...
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  • How to Use the Thule Hullavator on a Truck Bed Topper
  • The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B is the perfect solution for you to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 on your 2011 GMC Sierra 2500's topper. The main requirement for the Hullavator is that the crossbars must extend out 4" past the mounting feet. If you take a look at the attached photo of a very similar setup, you can see the crossbars extend out past the mounting feet a good amount and should allow for you to use the Hullavator without issue. The...
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  • Rhino-Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack with 65 Inch Bars for a 2015 Toyota Tundra Camper Shell
  • We sure do have some Rhino-Rack camper shell racks with 65 inch long Vortex bars that you can use on your 2015 Toyota Tundra. The only question is do you want silver, # Y02-500, or black, # Y02-500B? If you do not already have paddleboard and kayak carriers I can make some recommendations. For paddleboards the Thule SUP Shuttle, # TH811XT, is a great option. It can carry up to 2 paddleboards. I have linked some videos for you on these carriers. And for a kayak carrier the Rhino-Rack...
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  • Are Rhino-Rack and Yakima Lock Cores Interchangeable
  • The Rhino-Rack key and lock systems are not interchangeable with the Yakima SKS lock systems. I noticed you are looking at # Y02-500B which mounts in tracks. The tracks would have to be installed by drilling into the vehicle roof. If you want to avoid that and still have a Yakima rack you can look at other roof rack options for your 2013 Ram 2500. Provided that the truck has the Crew Cab you can use the following Yakima roof rack parts: JetStream Bars # Y00427 or CoreBars # Y00423 BaseLine...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System That Will Fit 66 Inch Wide Truck Bed
  • We do have a solution for you that will work with your 66 inch wide truck bed, but the 65" crossbars of the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System w/ 2 Vortex Aero Crossbars - Track Mount # Y02-500B will not be long enough to fit the width of your truck's 66" bed. Instead, what you can do is purchase the parts of this roof rack individually, along with longer crossbars. What you need is the following: - Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 63" Long # RTC16 - Rhino-Rack Quick...
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  • Dimensions of Tracks and Feet Height of Rhino Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B
  • The tracks of the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B are 1-1/2 inches wide by 1/2 inches tall. The length of the tracks is 63 inches. The feet height for this is 3 inches which is the distance from the top of the tracks to the bottom of the crossbars. The feet of the rack can slide in and out a bit to allow for narrower track mounting if needed.
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  • Installing a Rhino Rack Track Rack System onto a 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • The tracks mount to the roof of your 2017 Ford F-350 camper shell by drilling the tracks into the roof of the vehicle. I've included a video of our install team mounting the RhinoRack System, part # Y02-500B onto a 2011 Ford F-350 so you can get an idea of the process.
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  • Recommended Track Mounted Tails for Over Tonneau Cover of 2016 Toyota Tundra
  • Your 2016 Toyota Tundra sounds like it has a bed too wide to utilize that Rhino-Rack # Y02-500B system . The Yakima BedRock Truck Bed Cargo Rack you mentioned was replaced by the # Y01160-59 which uses 78 inch bars, so I have another recommendation for you. My recommendation is to use the following so you can guarantee a fit: Thule Roof Mounted Top Rack System - 60" Long # THTB60 Thule Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack # THKIT3101 Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack # TH460R Thule...
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  • Truck Bed Crossbars Compatible with 2016 Toyota Tacoma and BAKFlip Tonneau
  • The Yakima BedRock Truck Bed Cargo Rack # Y01160-58 will not be compatible with the rails of your BAKFlip tonneau. For a compatible system you can use the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System w/ 2 Vortex Aero Crossbars - Track Mount - Silver - 65" Long # Y02-500 or black # Y02-500B which would require adding the rails to the top of your truck bed side rails. This will allow you to easily install and remove the rails as well as use them even with the tonneau in place if desired.
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  • Will Yakima Skybox 18 Fit the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B
  • Yes, the Yakima Skybox 18 part # Y07336 that you referenced would fit the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B that you referenced.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for Truck Cap to Carry Heavy Kayak or Canoe
  • To answer your first question the Thule Hull-a-Port XT Kayak Carrier # TH848 has a 75 lb capacity for a single kayak and 130 capacity for a pair of kayaks because as you can see in the accompanying photo, the Hull-a-Port XT has one kayak inside its cradle and the other resting up against it, which means it can only support a portion of that kayak's weight and leaning it up against your Hullavator Pro # TH898 would not change that (nor would I recommend doing that). If you do decide to go...
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  • Recommended Rhino Rack Bed Rail Tracks for 2016 Ford F-150
  • There is a system that is far easier to remove than others. I recommend the Rhino-Rack system # Y02-500B. These legs will allow you to remove the locking cover and then simply pinch the internal triggers to help you remove or reinstall the crossbars and towers to the bases on your rails. The tracks are 2 inches wide and 1/2 inch tall. Then the legs which have the integrated base will add another 3 inches and the bars an additional 1-1/2 inches tall. So you are looking at adding...
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  • Is There a RetraxONE XR Hard Tonneau Cover for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • The RetraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover part # RT80502 which is a fit for the 2017-2020 Honda Ridgeline does not have the built-in t-slots like the RetraxONE XR Hard Tonneau Cover that you are referencing. I do have options for you but the RetraxONE XR Hard Tonneau Cover is not offered for a Honda Ridgeline. I understand you are wanting to install some sort of rack over the bed but your only option for this is to use the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B which would require drilling...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2013 Ford Focus
  • You really don't want to install a roof rack with permanent mounting tracks on the roof of your vehicle. This is a permanent modification that can allow water if not done perfectly and isn't even tested as a fit for the curved roof of your 2013 Ford Focus. Instead you would want the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA126B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK307 which is a confirmed fit that will not require any permanent modifications.
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  • Availability of Crossbar System for 2018 Honda Ridgeline Bed
  • The Rhino-Rack Track Mount Roof Rack # Y02-500B that you referenced is a great option for adding rails and a crossbar system to the bed of your 2018 Honda Ridgeline. The RTC-style tracks though won't be able to accommodate the vertical uprights for sliding ladder racks, including the Thule TracRac systems you mentioned. This will be the case with any similar track system such as the Yakima model you were also looking at. At this time we don't have a ladder rack available for your 2018...
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  • Soft Tonneau Cover and Sliding Bed Rail Tracks for 2018 Ford F-150 Short Bed
  • We have exactly what you need to add a soft roll-up tonneau cover and sliding tracks to the 5-1/2 foot bed of your 2018 Ford F-150. For this I recommend a combination of the Access Vanish Tonneau Cover # A91369 and the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System # Y02-500B. The Access Vanish is a really sleek tonneau cover that features a trigger latch design that automatically engages when the cover is closed and a reinforced vinyl flap at the rear to further prevent water and dirt from getting inside...
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  • Can You Install Both a Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover On a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • The RetraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover part # RT80502 which is a fit for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline does not allow for a ladder rack to be used. Furthermore, there are no ladder racks available for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline. Therefore, your only option would be to install roof rack over the bed with the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B which would require drilling into the cover and or bed rail. If you do not wish to drill into the cover and or bed rail you can install a roof rack over...
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  • How to Use the Yakima SkyRise Tent Over the Bed of a 2017 Nissan Frontier with Tonneau Cover
  • I do have options for you but we do not offer any tents that are designed to attach directly to the top of a tonneau cover. I am also not sure if this would really be possible even if your reinforced it so the best option I have for you would be to install a rack on the bed rails, over the tonneau cover. However, this only works if the tonneau cover you have now installs inside and not on top of the bed rails. If your tonneau cover does install on top of the bed rails then I recommend replacing...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for Leer Fiberglass Topper
  • I do have an option for you but the Thule Tracker II System has been discontinued and although there are still a few replacement parts floating around, you will have a very difficult time finding everything you need to reuse your old mounting feet and crossbars. Therefore, I know this might not be want you are wanting but your best option is to just replace the entire system. For replacement, we actually have complete all in one systems that make things super easy. I recommend the Rhino-Rack...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System For Camper Shell On 2014 Ford F-150 6-1/2" Ft Bed
  • The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B is a fit for your 2014 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2" ft bed. They 65" long but your bed is 78 inches long so you will not have any issues installing these on your camper shell. I have attached a photo of a customer that installed these on the tonneau cover of his 2015 Ford F-150 6-1/2 ft bed.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack System for Truck Bed Camper Shell
  • For your SnugTop Camper Shell I recommend the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System w/ 2 Vortex Aero Crossbars - Track Mount - Black - 59" Long # Y02-490B. This kit has absolutely everything you need to add the tracks and roof rack to your SnugTop camper shell. I've attached a video of this product showing installation to assist. If you want 65 inch long bars then use # Y02-500B. These systems are just as good as the Yakima option # Y01618 but I like them better because they have the top channel...
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  • Longer Crossbar Rhino Rack Roof Rack for Track Mount
  • The closest option we have is the Rhino Rack part # Y02-500B which gives you a similar aero shaped crossbar setup that has 65 inch long crossbars. The bars are through-bar style which means they stick out past the feet of the rack.
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