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Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 56" Long x 43-1/2" Wide x 4" Deep - 160 lbs

Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 56" Long x 43-1/2" Wide x 4" Deep - 160 lbs

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Why would I buy this?

  • Utilitarian, off-road look
  • Accessory bar can carry bike racks and other gear mounts
  • Lightweight, aluminum construction provides excellent corrosion resistance

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Limited off-road and overlanding accessory options
  • Can't lock basket to crossbars
Cargo basket lets you carry gear on your vehicle's roof. Integrated side-rail tie-down points let you secure your gear. 2 Removable interior cross bars let you mount accessories. Lightweight, black powder coated aluminum construction. Lowest Prices for the best roof basket from Rola. Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 56" Long x 43-1/2" Wide x 4" Deep - 160 lbs part number 59043 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Rola Roof Basket - 59043

  • Rola
  • Large Capacity
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Cargo Basket
  • Medium Length
  • Aluminum
  • Black

Cargo basket lets you carry gear on your vehicle's roof. Integrated side-rail tie-down points let you secure your gear. 2 Removable interior cross bars let you mount accessories. Lightweight, black powder coated aluminum construction.


  • Roof-mounted cargo carrier makes it easy to transport gear on top of your vehicle
  • Included custom fairing and sleek, low-profile design reduce drag and wind noise
  • Integrated side-rail tie-down points let you securely anchor cargo in the basket
  • 2 Removabe interior cross bars for mounting rooftop accessories included
  • Gray powder coated aluminum construction resists corrosion
  • Easy installation onto most roof rack crossbars with adjustable mounting brackets


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 1-1/4" tall x 3-3/8" wide
  • Maximum crossbar spread: 37-1/2"
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 26-1/4"
  • Weight capacity: 160 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 56" long x 43-1/2" wide x 4" deep
  • Inside dimensions: 48-1/2" long x 38-1/4" wide x 4" deep
  • Carrier weight: 38 lbs
  • 5-Year warranty

59043 Rola Atlas Rooftop Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 160 lbs

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Video Transcript for Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket Review

Hey, guys. Today we're going to be checking out the Rola Atlas Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket.I've already got it loaded up with some cargo, with a bike rack and a bike on it in place. Let's go ahead and take it out on our test course and see how it performs.Let's start with the slalom. This shows side-to-side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Last of all, the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action such as driving through a parking lot or parking garage, or driving in and out of a driveway.

On our test course, we showed you what it looks like with some side-to-side action and some up and down action. All in all, just to give you a good idea how it's going to hold our gear when we're on the road.Let's go ahead and take out some of the gear and show you a closer look. Right away, one of its best features is the integrated crossbars here. This will allow us to still use roof-mounted accessories while we're using our basket. So, we'll be able to use our roof-mounted bike racks, and maybe a kayak carrier, anything like that.

It needs to be a clamp-on style, though, so if you're used to using that T-Track style with your normal roof rack, you can no longer do that with the basket crossbars in place.Now, the front and rear crossbars are 1" by 1". They should work with most of those clamp-on accessories. Let's go ahead and take off the bike rack and show you how these crossbars can be removed. This'll make more room for our gear inside of our basket. Simply pull out the pin.

Then we can lift up and then pull out, and then it's completely removed. You can see here one side is notched open. That way it rests down on top of the anchor here. The other side is hollow. That way it slides in.

It is reversible, so it doesn't rightly matter which side you put in first. You'll just want to be sure that it's pinned on one side. Once it's removed, you can either put the pin back in place, so you don't lose it, or leave it off. It's your call. With those crossbars removed, we have more usable space with our basket.Back to the outside of our basket, you'll notice here in the front it features a fairing. Like anything we put on our roof, it's going to make some noise, but with this in place, it's going to help cut down on some of that. So, not a bad feature.One thing that separates this basket from the others is it has six tie-down anchors on each side. These are going to work with rope, bungee cords, ratchet straps, whichever your preferred strap is. And we have more than enough to keep our gear anchored.Here on the inside, we have our plank floor. It's nice and flat. That way our gear sits nice and even over the planks. This is also going to help when it comes to tying them down. We don't have to worry about that cargo rolling or shifting within the basket. Now, they're about 2-1/4" wide. The space between is about 3-1/2". You want to be sure you don't set any gear up here that's any smaller than that.Since we're here on the inside, let's go ahead and talk about how it attaches to our roof rack system. Now, you can see here, the bottom portion of the clamp is pretty sizeable. It's going to work with your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems. We've actually got our basket attached to the Rola Extreme Rails, so it works off perfectly.When setting this up, you want to be sure to put your spacer in first. It goes underneath one of our planks. You want to put this as close as to the outside as you can, so about in this area. And you may notice that this is actually not even with my crossbar. It doesn't have to be. It can be offset a little bit to either side. This comes in handy when you may have a fixed roof rack system where you can't adjust it to where it sits even with your planks, so it's okay in this position.Then we'll want to take the top portion of the clamp. It's the one with the two squares in it. We'll set it on top of that spacer. Then we'll take the bottom portion of the clamp. We're going to go underneath our roof rack system and back up. Start installing our knobs. Now, one thing you want to be sure of is to tighten these down evenly.Once it's nice and secure, it actually comes with a cover. That way, we don't have to worry about any of our gear getting snagged on the ends of the bolts here. It simply clips over the top portion of the clamp like so. Just make sure it's nice and even, and you're all set. Now our gear is just going to sit on top. It won't cause any harm.Now, you'll notice it does have that tubular design. This is what's going to give it that off-road, rugged look. Whether you're using it for style or using it to carry that cargo, it's going to work out the way you want it to. Now, it does feature a dark gray powder coat finish, so it's going to complement most vehicles you put it on. It's an aluminum construction, so we don't have to worry about any of that rust or corrosion as we leave it on our vehicles for a long period of time. It does feature 160 pound weight capacity. Be sure and check with your vehicle's owner's manual to see if it can carry that much weight.Now we'll give you some outside dimensions. This may help you in positioning it on your roof rack system. It measures 56" long, 43-1/2" wide, and it's about 4" deep. The carrier does weigh about 38 pounds, so if you need an extra set of hands, go ahead and do so.With everything that we went over and talked about, I hope this helps you in making your decision. But with that being said, that's going to complete our look at the Rola Atlas Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket, part number 59043.

Customer Reviews

Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 56" Long x 43-1/2" Wide x 4" Deep - 160 lbs - 59043

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Cargo basket lets you carry gear on your vehicle's roof. Integrated side-rail tie-down points let you secure your gear. 2 Removable interior cross bars let you mount accessories. Lightweight, black powder coated aluminum construction.

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I love the product. Looks great on my 2016 Outback. I would have given 5 stars, but when I opened the box I noticed quite a few scratches and a dent in the rear tube. Luckily, my intent was to paint it matte black and add a fairing graphic, so the scratches did not bother me. With this said, I would have been extremely irritated if I didn't plan on repainting. 706082

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This rack looks good on my 2013 X5. Look for yourself. Easy to install. 601823

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Everything about the ROLA Atlas rooftop cargo carrier is top of the line. The quality of workmanship, ease of assembly, and ease of installation is second to none. The shipping was free and arrived within 4 days. Negligible wind noise. It is not noticeable on the roof of my Jeep Liberty unless it is very gusty. Normal freeway driving is no different than it was without it. This should be a great rack for hauling a spare tire when four wheeling without the risk of damaging the spare in rough off road situations. I attached a pistol cable lock to prevent theft. 634212

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good product. 736019

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When product arrived, the powder coating was scratched up on outside left and right sides. Rubber grommets under self tapping screws missing from factory installed screws and some screws stripped so they would not tighten properly. Not as attractive a cargo basket as pictured on website as the shiny screws did not complement the otherwise gray powder coating... black screws would have blended in better. Having said that it did fit my Toyota Highlander Factory cross bars and will be very useful for camping and hauling lumber. It does what it’s supposed to do, just ugly. 668790


Ask the Experts about this Rola Roof Basket

  • What Type of Material Is Used To Join the Front and Rear Rails On the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket
    The Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket part # 59043 contains both metal and plastic components. The inserts that attach both the front and back side of the basket are indeed constructed of plastic. That said, there is not as much stress on these connectors as you may think so the plastic material was deemed sufficient by the manufacturer. The fact of the matter is that plastic is more cost effective than metal so the two are often substituted for one another where applicable. This can be said...
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  • Are Removable Crossbars on Rola Atlas Cargo Basket Adjustable or Fixed
    The removable crossbars that come with the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket # 59043 install on fixed points inside the basket. So they only attach at one spot which you can see from the attached photo. If you would like a basket that features movable crossbars then I recommend checking out the Yakima OffGrid # Y07139 which comes with 2 movable crossbars or the Yakima MegaWarrior # Y07080 which comes with 1 crossbar (as you use the rear bar as the second crossbar). You can purchase an additional...
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  • Recommended Aluminum Cargo Basket for 2011 Honda CR-V with Factory Roof Rack
    For an aluminum cargo basket on your 2011 Honda CR-V with the factory crossbars I actually really like the Rola Atlas # 59043. This particular unit offers a bit more cargo space, is more economically priced, and in my opinion just looks better mounted on the roof of your CR-V than the Thule Trail XT you referenced. The Rola Atlas also features 2 removable interior crossbars that you can use to mount additional accessories (bike racks, kayak carriers, etc) and the integrated tie-down...
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  • How Does Rola Atlas Cargo Basket # 59043 Attach to Crossbars
    The Rola Atlas cargo basket # 59043 that you referenced uses U-bolts to secure to the crossbars of a roof rack. In the picture I attached you can see one pointed out. This is very similar to the # 59504 that you currently have.
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  • Rola Atlas Roof Basket Compatibility with 2018 Subaru Outback
    The Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 56" Long x 43-1/2" Wide x 4" Deep - 160 lbs # 59043 is a new product released in 2018 and we have limited photos available because of how new it is. It will fit well on your 2018 Subaru Outback. I've attached a video of the Thule Canyon Roof Basket on a 2017 Outback for a visual reference. That rack is 49 inches by 40 inches by 6 inches to give you an idea of the fit on your vehicle as it has a somewhat similar look.
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  • How to Determine if Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket will fit 2018 Toyota 4Runner
    Although Rola does not test fit their cargo baskets on specific vehicles I can tell you exactly how to determine if the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket # 59043 will fit your 2018 Toyota 4Runner. All you have to do is simply measure the factory crossbars on your Toyota. The crossbars need to measure a maximum of 3-3/8 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches tall in order for the U-bolts to fit around them. The other thing you will need to measure is the distance between your crossbars, which needs...
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  • Weight of Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket # 59043
    The Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket # 59043 referenced in your question weighs right at 48 pounds. It has a weight capacity of 160 pounds and measures 56 inches long, 43-1/2 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
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  • How to Figure Out if Rola Atlas Cargo Basket Will Fit on Roof Rack of Vehicle
    I checked with my contact at Rola and he told me that the Rola Atlas cargo basket # 59043 can fit roof racks that have crossbars that are spaced between 26-1/4 inches and 37-1/2 inches. The bars will also have to be smaller than 1-1/4 inches tall and 3-3/8 inches wide. Since they don't test fit the basket on vehicles you'd have to measure the bars on your 2001 Toyota Sequoia to know for sure.
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  • Comparing Yakima OffGrid and Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Baskets for 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Both the Yakima OffGrid # Y07138 and the Rola Atlas # 59043 roof baskets are compatible with round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars and both feature comparable weight capacities: 165 lbs for the OffGrid and 160 lbs for the Atlas. That being said, the quick installation and huge versatility make the Yakima OffGrid the clear choice. When it comes to space, the Yakima OffGrid Roof Cargo Basket is 44 inches long by 40 inches wide but there is an 18 inch extension available,...
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  • Does Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket Fit Factory Roof Rack of 2018 Toyota 4Runner
    Yes, the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket # 59043 does fit the factory crossbars of your 2018 Toyota 4Runner! I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Rola Atlas Cargo Basket Fit Factory Crossbars of 2016 Toyota Highlander XLE
    Yes, the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket # 59043 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2016 Toyota Highlander XLE. I attached a review video for this basket on a similar Toyota SUV for you to check out as well.
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  • Aluminum Roof Carrier Compatible with Spare Tire Mount for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I do have a solution for you, however there isn't a spare tire carrier available that will work with the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket # 59043 without some significant modifications. For an aluminum rooftop carrier that will work great with a spare tire mount I recommend taking a look at the aluminum Rhino-Rack Universal Pioneer Platform # RR42115BF instead. This is an extremely versatile rack that will mount to the factory bars on your Subaru Outback and is compatible with a plethora...
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  • Best Cargo Basket for Rola Roof Rack on 2011 Kia Soul
    We do have cargo carriers that fit the Rola Roof Rack part # 59842 but the Curt Cargo basket does not fit. The Curt cargo basket only fits bars up to 3 inches wide and the Aero bars of the Rola rack are 3 1/8 inches wide. Please keep in mind the Rola roof rack part # 59842 fits a 2011 Kia Soul with a naked roof. If you have factory installed rails that run front to back you need Rola Roof rack part # RBU53 instead. The best cargo basket option for the Rola Roof Rack is Rola Atlas Roof...
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  • Aluminum Roof Cargo Basket Recommendation Similar to Curt Cargo Basket # C18115-117
    The Curt cargo basket part # C18115-117 that you referenced has a powder-coated steel construction. If you wanted a similar aluminum basket the best solution would be the Thule # TH859XT-8591XT for the most similar in dimension as this measures 69" inch by 40" and the Curt measures 62-1/2" Long x 37. For a lower priced option the aluminum Rola part # 59043 would be somewhat similar. It's dimensions are 56" by 43-1/2".
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  • Can Kayak Carrier Be Mounted to Rola Roof Cargo Basket # 59504
    There isn't a good way to mount accessories like a kayak carrier to the Rola Roof Cargo Basket # 59504. Your best option will be to either mount the carrier alongside the basket if you have the needed crossbar space available or obtain a new basket that features crossbars that can be used for this type of application. If you decide to go with a new basket the Rola Atlas # 59043 will work perfectly. This is a really nice unit that includes two removable crossbars that can be used with...
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  • Will Yakima FreshTrack Fit On Accessory Bars On Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket
    The Yakima FreshTrack part # Y03092 fits round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars that are less then 3-7/16" wide x 1-3/4" tall so it should fit the square bars of your Atlas Cargo Basket part # 59043. The minimum cross bar height that the FreshTrack will fit is 5/8" so as long as the bars are taller than 5/8" and not over 3-7/16" on your particular basket you won't have any issues with fit.
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  • How To Carry Bike with 12mm Thru Axle On Roof Cargo Basket
    I may have an option for you but the Rhino-Rack XTray Pro Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier part # RRRMCB03 does not have a 12mm thru axle sleeve that is compatible. I recommend the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 56" Long x 43-1/2" Wide x 4" Deep - 160 lbs part # 59043 which comes with 2- 1"x1" removable cross bars for you attach a clamp on style fork mount bike rack to. I recommend to use the RockyMounts StreetRod 12-mm and 15-mm Thru-Axle Adapter for Fork Mount Bike Racks...
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  • Best Roof Rack and Cargo Basket for a 2009 Honda Pilot
    In order to install a roof basket on your 2009 Honda Pilot you will need a set of crossbars like you mentioned and for that I recommend the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack part # MPG216. I like this system because it has aero crossbars which will reduce both wind noise/resistance, it comes with locks for security, and it is cost effective. It also has a lifetime warranty. Then for a cargo basket, I recommend the Rola Atlas Roof Cargo Basket part # 59043. This basket measures 56" long x 43-1/2"...
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