Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails - 50" Long x 45" Wide

Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails - 50" Long x 45" Wide

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Keep your vehicle's interior clean and uncluttered by transporting wet, dirty or oversize gear in this roof-mounted cargo basket. Durable, lightweight aluminum carrier fits elevated, factory roof-rack rails. Lowest Prices for the best roof basket from Surco Products. Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails - 50" Long x 45" Wide part number SPS4550-1101 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Surco Products Roof Basket - SPS4550-1101

  • Surco Products
  • Medium Capacity
  • Raised Factory Side Rails
  • Cargo Basket
  • Medium Length
  • Aluminum
  • Black

Keep your vehicle's interior clean and uncluttered by transporting wet, dirty or oversize gear in this roof-mounted cargo basket. Durable, lightweight aluminum carrier fits elevated, factory roof-rack rails.


Features:

  • Roof-mounted cargo carrier makes it easy to transport your gear
  • Basket fits factory roof racks with elevated side rails
    • No need for crossbars
    • Included adapters clamp around raised bars to attach carrier
  • Sturdy, lightweight aluminum construction
    • 3/4" Thick, square tubing
  • Durable, black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Additional accessories (sold separately) are available to carry spare tire or jack or to mount off-road lights
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: vehicles with raised, factory roof-rack rails
  • Basket dimensions: 50" long x 45" wide x 5" deep
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • 90-Day warranty


S4550 and 1101 Surco Safari Rack 5.0 for Raised Factory Roof Rack - 50" x 45"







Video of Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails - 50" Long x 45" Wide


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Video Transcript for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket Review

Today, we're going to be reviewing the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Baskets. These come in a variety of different sizes ranging anywhere from 45 inches wide to 65 inches wide and 50 inches long to 100 inches long. Today, the specific one we're going to be working with is part number SPS4560, it's a 60-inch by 45-inch basket. Now to see the variety of sizes, you can check out our website at etrailer.com. The Surco Safari 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket is going to be a great addition to have. It's going to allow you to free up room from inside your vehicle making more room for passengers or pets. It can also take care of hauling some of that nasty or dirty gear that you may have whether it's wet or muddy, it's going to keep it out of your vehicle and now it's on top of your roof. The Surco line of Rooftop Cargo Baskets are going to offer a weight capacity of 250 pounds.

It's got a really nice floor design with the panels and the crossbars which is going to support whatever it is that you have to load in here. This is going to be made from a lightweight aluminum construction, but yet it's very strong and very durable. It's going to feature 3/4 inch square tubing, also making it very easy to get a tie down strap, bungee cord, or a ratchet strap with a hook around the outer wall. This basket features a durable black powder coat finish to help it stand up well against rust and corrosion. Now that we've gone over a few features, we're going to go ahead and show you how to install the Surco Safari Basket onto our roof rack. This rooftop basket is available in a variety of fits for your roof rack system, it's going to fit a square bar system which is what we are working with today.

It will fit a round bar system and a factory roof rack system. Now, we've already got the basket positioned the way that we want on our roof rack system. The kit's going to include these baskets that fit over the side rail here on the basket. We simply need to line those up with our roof rack crossbars. It's going to come with these U-bolts that go around the underside of the bars and then we simply tighten those on by installing the included nuts. Now the hardware is going to be supplied with the kit. The baskets can be purchased with just the baskets and no kit, or they can be kitted together to include the fit kit.

Once we have these loosely installed, we can go ahead and tighten them down. We are going to be using a socket wrench with a long socket on it today and the size is going to 7/16 of an inch. Now, I always like to make sure that it's tightened down evenly on both sides. All right, with this bracket tight, we'll repeat that same process for the other three. Surco offers some additional accessories that are going to be sold separately, but the accessories include a light mounting bracket, part number SPLT100; spare tire carrier, part number SPST100; a hi-lift jack carrier, part number SP1108; and an axe and shovel carrier, part number SPAX100. That's going to complete today's review of the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Baskets.

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Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails - 50" Long x 45" Wide - SPS4550-1101

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Keep your vehicle's interior clean and uncluttered by transporting wet, dirty or oversize gear in this roof-mounted cargo basket. Durable, lightweight aluminum carrier fits elevated, factory roof-rack rails.

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Awesome product. Assembly was straightforward but did take a bit of time. Installation and removal of the rack are a breeze. Very happy with the service from etrailer.com. Incredible amount of product information on the site that allowed me to make an informed decision, and shipping was fast and free. 493197



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  • Recommended Rooftop Cargo Basket for 2015 Dodge Journey with Raised Factory Roof Siderails
  • If your 2015 Dodge Journey has the raised factory side rails you can use one of the rooftop cargo baskets from Surco that mount directly to them without the need for roof cross bars. The linked page will show you several sizes of their lightweight aluminum baskets, such as the 60 x 45-inch # SPS4560-1101 which is a good fit for your car. Both larger and smaller sizes are available. Keep in mind that these baskets each have a weight rating. This is the capacity for the basket itself but...
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  • Availability of Roof-Mount Cargo Basket That Does Not Require Roof Crossbars
  • You are correct that most rooftop cargo baskets, including the Yakima LoadWarrior # Y07070 that you referenced, do require that the host vehicle have either factory or aftermarket roof rack crossbars. However, there are specialty baskets offered by Surco that can mount to a vehicle without crossbars as long as it has raised side rails. All of these baskets feature lightweight aluminum construction and a weight capacity that is limited to that of the host vehicle's roof. All are USA-made. The...
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  • Can Any Cargo Baskets be Directly Mounted to Factory Side Rails of 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
  • There are some large rooftop cargo baskets that can mount to your roof side rails without the need for crossbars. Surco offers their 60 x 50 x 5 inch # SPS5060-1101, which weighs 34 lbs, and the 50 x 45 x 5 inch version # SPS4550-1101, which weighs 32 lbs. I have included a link to our department page for all of our cargo baskets where you can see offerings from ten different brands. Most other roof baskets require crossbars for their installation. Since you plan to transport a significant...
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  • Parts Needed to Mount Rooftop Cargo Basket on 2014 Ford Flex with Bare Roof
  • The Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails # SPS4550-1101 is designed to fit on vehicles that have raised roof side rails but not a compete roof rack with crossbars. It cannot mount on a vehicle with a bare roof. To install a rooftop cargo basket on your 2014 Ford Flex you will need to first install a roof rack system. The linked page displays all roof racks offered for your Flex with bare roof. The lowest-cost option is the square bar system from Inno consisting...
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  • Adding a Roof Cargo Basket to a 2011 Subaru Forester with Factory Side Rails Only
  • You have a couple of options for adding a basket to the roof of your 2011 Subaru Forester with factory side rails only. First you could use a Safari rack, # SPS4550-1101, which does not require first installing crossbars since it comes with its own. It comes with feet to clamp onto the side rails. The other option is to go ahead and add crossbars. You can do this without much expense by using the SportRack roof rack # SR1098. Then you can add a cargo basket such as # C18115. This method...
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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Basket for 2013 Kia Sorento without Crossbars
  • I spoke with my contact at Surco and she recommended the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket # SPS4550-1101 for your 2013 Kia Sorrento with raised rails. This cargo basket mounts to your roof side rails without the need for crossbars and measures 50 x 45 x 5 inches, and weighs 32 lbs. Most other roof baskets require crossbars for their installation. I have included a link to a video review of the Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket # SPS4550-1101. If you plan to transport...
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  • Recommended Surco Safari Cargo Basket for 2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude
  • The Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket # SPS4560-1101 does offer a great advantage in being able to mount directly to factory roof side rails without requiring a set of roof crossbars to be installed. This provides not only a substantial cost savings but also a weight savings which means you'll be able to use more of the Jeep's roof weight capacity for your actual cargo. The Surco weighs only about 30-lbs thanks to its corrosion-free aluminum construction. I suggest checking your...
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  • 2016 Jeep Cherokee without Crossbars Roof Basket Recommendation
  • We have one option for a cargo basket that attaches to the side rails of the roof of a vehicle and does not require crossbars. The Surco part # SPS4550-1101 can attach to just the raised side rails of a vehicle like you are looking to do.
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  • Cargo Basket for 2012 Nissan Xterra with Factory Side Rails
  • There are some rooftop cargo baskets that can mount to your roof side rails without the need for crossbars. Surco offers their 60 x 50 x 5 inch # SPS5060-1101, which weighs 34 lbs, and the 50 x 45 x 5 inch version # SPS4550-1101, which weighs 32 lbs. I have included a link to our department page for all of our cargo baskets where you can see your options. Since you plan to transport a significant amount of cargo on your Xterra roof, I suggest you refer to your owner's manual to confirm...
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  • Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket Recommendation for 1994 Isuzu Trooper
  • There is a Surco Safari roof rack option that I can recommend for your 1994 Isuzu Trooper with raised siderails, but the part # SPS4550-1101 is not it. Instead you would want the adapter part # SPSTR100 and Surco basket part # SPS5060 and you would have everything you would need to install a roof cargo basket on your vehicle.
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  • Roof Rack For 2017 Ford Focus RS with Naked Roof for Surco Safari Cargo Basket
  • To install a cargo basket on the roof for your 2017 Ford Focus the only option is by first installing a roof rack like the Thule Square bar rack # TH712400, # TH710501, and # TH145089 that fits your vehicle. There are Safari baskets like the one you referenced that can attach to raised side rails but none that can attach to a naked roof. Reason being that roof designs vary quite a bit so it would be really hard to come up with a suitable solution for that. That's why the most effective...
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  • Inside Dimensions of Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket SPS4550-1101
  • I took some measurements for you and found that the inside dimensions of the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails # SPS4550-1101 are 49-1/4 inches long by 44-1/4" wide and 5 inches deep. I confirmed with Surco that the Safari Rack 5.0 with the included S48 crossbars and clamps will work your 2006 Jeep Liberty with factory rails. To keep your cargo clean and dry, I recommend the Rightline Gear Sport 3 Rooftop Cargo Bag 48" x 40" x 19" part # RL100S30.
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  • Roof Mount Cargo Basket Options for a 2007 Subaru Impreza Without Crossbars
  • I may have a solution for you, but most roof mount cargo baskets, including the Yakima LoadWarrior, # Y07070, use crossbars as the attachment point on a vehicle roof. The only roof baskets that we carry that do not require crossbars are the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 rooftop cargo baskets like part # SPS4550-1101. These baskets come with integrated crossbars and the feet clamp around raised roof side rails. The basket I referenced measures 50 inches long x 45 inches wide. You will want...
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  • Would the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket # SPS4550-1101 fit a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • As long as your 2015 Subaru Forester has raised side rails that run front to back and are less than 2 inches wide this Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket # SPS4550-1101 should work for your vehicle. This cargo basket is designed to work on virtually every factory roof rack and should work very well for you. I attached a review video for this basket for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Roof Basket for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Without Crossbars
  • Yes, we currently have one type of cargo basket that attaches directly to the raised side rails on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. For this, you will want to use the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket part # SPS4550-1101. This basket has a 250 lb capacity (check vehicle) and is made of durable 3/4" square tubing right here in the U.S.A. There are also tons of accessories that are designed for this basket such as the Ax and Shovel Carrier part # SPAX100, Spare Tire Carrier part #...
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  • Will a Surco Safari Basket Fit a 2014 Ford Flex
  • Surco only has fit information for the Ford Flex up to the 2012 model year. If the 2014 happens to be exactly the same then you will actually need Safari Basket # SPS4560 and installation adapter # SPCH100 according to Surco. This adapter fits in channels in the side rails on the Ford Flex. If your Flex has raised side rails then you could use a Safari basket with the clamp-on adapters such as # SPS4550-1101. But you may need to go with a wider basket to ensure fit such as # SPS5060-1101...
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  • Will Yakima MegaWarrior Roof Basket, Part # Y07080, Fit Factory Roof Bars on 2012 Honda CR-V
  • If your 2012 Honda CR-V has factory installed crossbars that run side-to-side on your roof then the Yakima MegaWarrior Roof Basket, part # Y07080, is a direct fit. If your vehicle roof has only side rails that run front-to-back, then you will need first to install a roof rack, such as the Thule system with silver WingBar load bars, parts # TH711200, # TH460R, and # THKIT3118. You can re-use your existing Yakima cross bars but you will need Q-Clips and Q-Towers. You will need 2 of part...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Surco Safari Cargo Basket on a Honda Odyssey EX 2002
  • Check out the picture I attached that shows the instructions sheet for this Surco Safari Rooftop Cargo Basket # SPS4550-1101. You should not need any additional brackets to complete the installation. Once assembled the clamps from the cargo basket will go around the side rails and tighten on to them with the included hardware.
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  • Does the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket Fit a 2012 Jeep Patriot Latitude
  • According to my technical contact at Surco the Safari Rooftop Cargo Basket that you referenced # SPS4550-1101, is confirmed as a fit if your 2012 Jeep Patriot Latitude as long as it has factory installed roof rails, which is most likely has. This cargo basket attaches to the factory roof rails using a clamp kit. We include a this clamp kit on our products so that it is compatible with your Patriot, and it can accommodate roof rails up to 2 inches wide. Before installing this roof...
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  • Cargo Basket Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Cherokee
  • First let's start with a roof rack for your 2015 Jeep Cherokee with raised siderails. For that you would want the Rhino Rack that consists of part numbers # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX005. Then for a cargo basket the Thule Canyon XT # TH859XT.
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  • Roof Basket Recommendation for a 2016 Jeep Renegade with Raised Roof Rails, No Crossbars
  • The Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket # SPS4560-1101 would fit the raised rails you have on your 2016 Jeep Renegade and would not require the installation of crossbars. You can measure your Renegade's roof surface area to see if this 60 x 45-inch basket will fit to your satisfaction. If you find this basket too long you can instead use Surco's # SPS4550-1101 which is 50-inches long with the same 45-inch width.
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack XTray Fit a 2017 Jeep Cherokee With Vortex StealthBars
  • The Rhino-Rack XTray Pro Cargo Basket part # RRRMCB03 will require about 1" from the top of the roof to the bottom of the crossbar in order to work with the Rhino-Rack Vortex StealthBar Roof Rack like part # JA7972 on your 2017 Jeep Cherokee. If you don't have this much space you can either change out the crossbars with the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System part # RRVA126B-2 and part # RRSX100 or choose a different cargo basket, the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket part...
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  • Recommended Surco Safari Rack for a 2006 Jeep Liberty
  • According to the Surco fit guide, the correct Safari Rack for your 2006 Jeep Liberty is the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails part # SPS4550-1101 which is 50" long x 45" wide. The 60" long version may still work for you but unfortunately I cannot recommend you use it due to the surface area on the roof of your Jeep. The cargo basket will work well with your factory raised side rails and will not require crossbars for use. In order to install either of the above...
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  • Will Surco Safari Rack Rooftop Cargo Basket Fit 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport With Factory Roof Rails
  • My Surco contact confirmed that the Surco Safari Rack # SPS4550-1101 that you referenced will fit your 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport with the factory roof rails. Before you load any cargo, please check your owners manual to verify your roof weight capacity and be sure to add the weight of the cargo basket in your total. To tie down your cargo you may be interested in the MasterLock Bungee Assortment # 3044DAT. This set comes with 15 bungee cords in a variety of sizes and has a storage...
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  • Will The Surco Roof Basket Fit the Flush Mount Rails on The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • I do have a cargo roof basket that works on the Jeep Grand Cherokee but the Surco basket part # SPS4550-1101 only fits on raised side rails. The Jeep only comes with flush mount rails. The roof either has plastic or metal flush mount rails. I recommend adding a roof rack with crossbars to use a cargo basket. If your roof has metal flush mount rails you can use Rhino-Rack Vortex Bars part # RRVA126B-2 with the legs part # RRRCL4 to attach to the fixed mounting points and fit kit part...
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  • Surco Safari Basket for a 2012 Volvo XC90 with Factory Side Rails
  • Yes, the Surco Safari rack # SPS4550-1101 will fit your 2012 Volvo XC90 with factory side rails. It does come with the mounting brackets that clamp to the side rails. No other parts are needed to install the basket. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • Surco Safari Rack Roof Basket for a 2016 Jeep Cherokee
  • I checked with Surco and they actually recommend the 50 inch long by 45 inch wide Safari Rack # SPS4550-1101. With this set up the basket will actually attach to the side rails of the vehicle, not the crossbars, and you may even have to remove the crossbars to mount the basket if they end up interfering with the installation. Basket # SPS5060-1101 would not be a fit because it is too wide to mount to the vehicle properly.
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  • Recommended Roof Basket for a 1999 Subaru Outback Wagon with Raised Side Rails
  • Yes, the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket will attach directly to the raised side rails on your 1999 Subaru Outback Wagon, eliminating the need for crossbars. This basket has a sturdy lightweight aluminum construction, is made with a durable black powder coat finish, and features a 250 lb weight capacity. You will however need to check your owner's manual for the vehicle's roof capacity before loading the basket to the full capacity. I recommend using part # SPS4550-1101 which...
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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Basket for Factory Side Rails Without Crossbars
  • The Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket - 60" Long x 50" Wide # SPS5060 with clamp on adapters # SP1101 or the 50" Long x 45" Wide # SPS4550-1101 which comes with the adapters are great options for your 2013 Nissan Rogue with factory side rails. Neither of these options requires crossbars for compatibility. I've attached a video to assist further.
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Recommendation for a Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket
  • The correct spare tire carrier to go along with the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails # SPS4550-1101 that you referenced is the Spare Tire Carrier for Surco Safari Rooftop Cargo Baskets # SPST100. This is the carrier in the video you referenced, it is attached as well.
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