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Rhino-Rack Roof Mounted Steel Cargo Basket - 57" Long x 42" Wide - 165 lbs

Rhino-Rack Roof Mounted Steel Cargo Basket - 57" Long x 42" Wide - 165 lbs

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Brian T says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want a basket with a rugged but modern look
  • Drive off-road when camping or hiking

No, if you:

  • Don't have a lot of space between your roof and crossbars for oversized mounting brackets
  • Want to customize your basket to carry bikes, kayaks, hi-lift jacks, or spare tires
This extra-large, heavy-duty steel cargo basket is great for transporting gear safely and securely on your roof rack. It attaches to most crossbars with universal mounting hardware, and it includes a fairing to reduce drag and wind noise. Lowest Prices for the best roof basket from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Roof Mounted Steel Cargo Basket - 57" Long x 42" Wide - 165 lbs part number RMCB02 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Basket - RMCB02

  • Large Capacity
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Rhino Rack
  • Cargo Basket
  • Steel
  • Medium Length
  • Black

This extra-large, heavy-duty steel cargo basket is great for transporting gear safely and securely on your roof rack. It attaches to most crossbars with universal mounting hardware, and it includes a fairing to reduce drag and wind noise.


  • Extra-large rooftop cargo carrier provides an easy way to transport your gear
    • Perfect for oversize, damp, or dirty cargo
  • Custom fairing mounts to front of basket to reduce wind noise and drag
  • Universal mounting brackets accommodate most crossbar configurations
  • 2-Piece basket assembles quickly and simply - all tools and hardware included
  • Heavy-duty steel construction ensures durability
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/4" tall
    • Does not fit Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty crossbars
  • Crossbar spread: 25-1/2" - 43"
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Dimensions: 57" long x 42-13/16" wide x 5-7/8" tall
  • 3-Year limited warranty

RMBC02 Rhino-Rack Roof Mounted Steel Cargo Basket - 165 lbs

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Rhino-Rack Roof Mounted Steel Cargo Basket - 57" Long x 42" Wide - 165 lbs - RMCB02

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (97 Customer Reviews)

This extra-large, heavy-duty steel cargo basket is great for transporting gear safely and securely on your roof rack. It attaches to most crossbars with universal mounting hardware, and it includes a fairing to reduce drag and wind noise.


Love it! It's big enough to fit a bike carrier and a cargo bag on top of my MINI. Easy to assemble and install, solid construction. Great value for your money. If I have a gripe it's that the wind fairing on the front is VERY thin/fragile. I caught it with my bike tire when loading one day and the corner snapped right off like nothing. It's only about $XXX for the replacement.

The fairing is replaceable with part # RR68TB
Replacement Wind Deflector Fairing for Rhino-Rack Steel Cargo Basket
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 02/07/2022


This rack is sturdy and it was easy to install by myself. I like the mounting hardware and everything is snug. Finish is powder-coat and seems very durable.

Still going strong and looking good! My vehicle is always parked outside in the elements, and the rack is taking it like a pro.
Russ - 06/13/2022


The Rhino-rack is great! The directions were simple and the parts fit together well. It was an excellent addition to our Subaru Ascent. There were concerns over this interfering with our sunroof; however, we were able to adjust it so that both, the sunroof and the rack work perfectly. It does add a small amount of wind noise, but that was expected.

by: 02/02/2021

Installation went smoothly. Took about 2 hours. Fits our 2019 MDX perfectly.

Works well but after a year the basket is starting to show surface rust. We’re in New England on the coast so perhaps salt are is an issue in the long term.
Noah F - 02/23/2022

I recommend using a rust resistant paint to touch up the affected areas.

-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 3/25/2022


Just got this today, so this is my initial impression. Build quality seems great. The instructions were a bit ambiguous but I figured it all out. I consider myself quite handy, so I was slightly surprised at the lack of detail & guidance in the picture only assembly instructions (Which bolt is pictured? Where do I use this washer? Is this oriented correctly?).
One thing I like about this is the infinite flexibility of the mounting points. It can accommodate a wide range of cross bar spacing. That makes it a breeze to switch between the stock bars on my 2018 Outback and my teardrop trailer, which has wide (39") and fixed spacing between my older Thule square cross bars.
The lowish profile makes me think it won't impact my gas mileage much when empty.
The price can't be beat for the extra large size. Others seemed way smaller for the same price point. Doesn't require some "extra" spacer for more length.
Very happy thus far. I'll update after more use.


It is a mixed bag. I'll start with it did NOT fit on a my 2021 4runner with factory rails and crossbars. But the rack is not going back, I'll buy new rails and try it out.

The assembly went smooth enough, though the rubber sleeves between the two pieces are difficult to maneuver and I actually have a partial tear in one. Also, I was missing one rubber spacer and one nut to attach the fairing. I got a nut from [home improvement store] and will have to go back for the rubber spacer. That is kind of a big deal but not a killer.

The killer is 1) the bottom of the mounting hardware will not fit under the crossbar without rubbing the roof. At some points it won't fit at all. 2) When resting on the crossbars (which have an arc to them, the center bars running front to back on the basket rest touching the bar which prevent the mounting rails (the double rails on the left and right of the basket running from front to back) cannot rack the mounting hardware. 3) even if they did reach, the basket touches the factory rail covers.

There are two possible solutions: 1) find hardware that has a smaller bottom plate (or break out the dremel) and create some shims above the mount to reach the basket and lift it off of the rail covers. or 2) get new crossbars that are a little higher and flatter.

The problem with option 1 is I don't know how reliable that would be and how good it would look. The problem with option 2 is the cost of the basket (~$[XX]) plus new crossbars ($[XX]-[XX]) I could have ordered a complete new rack system like Victory, Prinsu or LFD.


Super happy with this basket. I was going back and forth between this and the smaller Rhino-Rack, I was worried this would look ridiculously large on my 2016 Kia Sorento. Turns out it's perfect, I think the smaller one would be silly small. Assembly and mounting was easy on the factory crossbars. Purchased a RRLB500 Rhino-Rack bag to go with it.

TIPS: It took me a minute to remember the front and rear crossbars are different widths. At first this was causing me to struggle to eyeball the centering of the basket. I ended up measuring from the bracket to a well-defined spot on the crossbar. My Vehicle was 3 5/8" Front, 2 3/4" Rear. I made a template from a clean piece of cardboard (from the box) and noted the measurements. The template was a good place to note the allen screw head size of 5/32. I used a drill with a 5/32 allen bit to snug the screws, then hand tightened them. I'll keep the template someplace logical, then next time I mount the rack it should go real quick and easy. Sorry for the lame garage photos.


I’ve got to say I really like this basket, quality is great and the size is perfect for what I need. Fits well on my 2021 RAV4 hybrid with factory roof rack. Unlike others, I found the assembly from box to mounted on the roof only took about 25 mins and was very simple.

Only complaint is with etrailer itself as when I ordered the rack it was in stock and was scheduled to ship in 3 days, however, it took almost two full weeks to even ship. When I called customer service I was told it was in stock but they were having difficulty locating part of my order and I didn’t receive my order for two and a half weeks. Not a huge deal but also not what I was expecting.


Great product. Great quality. Instructions not real clear, so took me a couple of hours to assemble. Then another 15-20 minutes to secure to roof racks. I was working alone, extra hands would have helped. But extremely happy with quality and looks of product. We have lots of family that visit us, so I plan to carry luggage on the rack to free up space inside the vehicle on trips to and from the airport.

Works just as I planned. Made a couple of trips to the airport to pick up several guests and the luggage rack performed as expected. Very happy with this product. Well done!
Thomas - 06/04/2019


I purchased the Rhino Rack Vortex SX crossbar systems for my 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk with factory raised rails and panoramic roof. The crossbar systems are well away from the panoramic sunroof and poise no issues or touching with the sunroof opening or closing. When the sunroof opens, it drops down and slides back, again never touching any part of the Vortex SX rails or feet. Then I added Rhino-Rack Roof Mounted Steel Cargo Basket/XTray Large measuring 57" Long x 42" Wide. Both were easy to install, very stylish, and practical. I did a lot research for cross rails and cargo basket and I am very pleased with Rhino Rack Vortex SX crossbar and the Rhino-Rack Roof Cargo Basket from


I don't often do reviews. This time, I'm making an exception. First, the product is awesome - really well designed, really sturdy and easy to assemble and install. Everything I wanted.

Second, I can't tell you how impressed I am with Solid site, good information, fast shipping, good communication, in general a really well run company.


Item came within a week. Quality is excellent and very durable, the powder-coat finish is topnotch, my son scratch it with a metal philip screw, and it was still black under the outter coating. Easy to assemble and install, if you follow the instruction manual properly. The only tricky part was the rubber sleeve that goes between the bars of the rack when assembling, and measurements when putting it on top of your vehicle. I installed this today all by myself, it wasnt easy but totally do-able just one person. The cargo basket had few minor (like 3) scuffs and dents, but none are noticeable. I am not worried about it too much, I worked at a warehouse and items will get minor unnoticeable dents and scuffs here and there due to movement of the item to differnet storages. It happens to all the products in the world. Over all I am very and over satisfied with this item, I bought it during sale for [$$$.$$]!

I have a jeep renegade 2016, and I bought the Large size. Dont get the small one, itll look weird on your renegade.


Installation of the Rhino Rack was straightforward with the detailed instructions. The online installation videos and product overview were very helpful in making the purchase and in giving me the comfort level knowing I could install the rack on my own.
We're extremely pleased with the unique and rugged look of the Rhino Rack compared to others on the market. The customer service and ordering process were excellent.


I use the cargo basket mainly for or annual beach trip. My previous basket was smaller and it was difficult to pack all our gear safely. I was able to fit everything we need into the Rhino-Rack (5 chairs 2 umbrellas and a small table), without having to hang anything over the top rail. It was easy for my wife and I to lift it onto our crossbars and the attachment system is very secure.

There is some wind noise at highway speeds but I couldn't feel any real drag. I'll be curious to see its affect on milage, but I doubt it will be any worse than my previous basket because it has a lower profile.


Hey! So I actually recieved this product and it was damaged during shipping. I will attach images below but I was hoping to see if there was some kind of compensation that can be made due to the damages seeing as this is the second time I've ordered a roof rack that was damaged. The product is still usable but one of the bars in warped and dinged so I will have to fix that and seal the metal to prevent rust. Please let me know if anything can be done in this situation.

Customer Service will contact you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/28/2021


One year and counting for our awesome Rhino Rack. Not too hard to assemble onto the car. Once done, you can forget about it except to enjoy. It's sturdy, very attractive on our Subaru and the quality still shows after a year. We would absolutely buy this again!


etrailer ordering and delivery was excellent. The X-Tray rack is very sturdy construction and is just what I was looking for. The size is perfect for the top of my pickup topper.


This review is about the install as I have not put the rack to its full use yet. I will update it after I finish installing the radar and weather instruments and have used it through storm season. I can say that this basket is very strongly constructed look like it will be very stable. The actual attachment of the basket to the rails was something of an issue as my rails sit about 7' off the ground and the bottom brackets for the attachment assemblies just did not want to go together very well. However, in the end we got them all installed (with the help of my daughter) and everything seems to be very solidly attached.


This is the perfect cargo basket. Looks good, well-made and easy to assemble and install.


Love my Rhino Rack. Store my inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards either deflated or inflated. Very happy!


I am extremely happy with the Rhino-Rack that we got from you. It was very easy to install and I was able to get it done in just a couple of hours. It arrived in just a few days all the way to Hawaii. Very impressed with the whole process. I would highly recommended this product and will be shopping for more things for our car with etrailer. Tim C. thank you for your excellent service.


Item is excellent and high quality and durable, easy to assemble. Over all this cool looking roof basket looks good on my 2002 Chevy Silverado . Thank you for this awesome product and yes Crystal K customer service representative etrailer is very knowledgeable and professional.


Really like this rack. Very easy to assemble and mount to my car. This is the only one that has adjustable mounts that run vertically. This made mounting it to my 2018 Explorer very easy as the cross bars are fixed position at 39".


Excellent rack...easy to assemble and mount. High quality. Looks good. Love that (unlike most racks) the floor rails run along the length of the vehicle. That makes the positioning of the mounting clamps infinitely adjustable instead of step-wise jumping from bar-to-bar for those with floor rails that go the other direction. This made it possible to mount on my fixed-spacing roof rails. I just bought a second, smaller one, for my tow vehicle!


I got my rhino rack and basket installed on my rocky ridge conversion silverado the day I received it. This rack/ basket puts the final touch on my truck for the apperance I was looking for.Thanks for a great product and for excellent customer service. I will definitely use etrailer in the future.

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