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Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack with Backbone Mounting System - 84" Long x 56" Wide

Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack with Backbone Mounting System - 84" Long x 56" Wide

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Built for off-road use, this platform rack's large, flat surface accommodates loads of all shapes and sizes. Included Backbone mounting system provides a strong, stable mounting surface for platform. Compatible with many Rhino-Rack accessories. Great Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack with Backbone Mounting System - 84" Long x 56" Wide part number RR68AB can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RR68AB

  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Platform Rack
  • Rhino Rack
  • Black
  • 84L x 56W Inch

Built for off-road use, this platform rack's large, flat surface accommodates loads of all shapes and sizes. Included Backbone mounting system provides a strong, stable mounting surface for platform. Compatible with many Rhino-Rack accessories.


  • Versatile platform rack lets you carry cargo and accessories on your vehicle's roof
  • Large, flat surface accommodates more diverse loads than traditional crossbars or roof baskets
    • Perfect for tailgating, road trips, and overlanding - a great fit for any outdoor lifestyle
  • Integrated channels in planks and frame fit various roof rack accessories (sold separately)
    • Compatible with awnings, light brackets, shovel holders, spare tire carriers, and more
    • Available accessory bars allow bike racks, kayak carriers, cargo boxes, and other roof rack gear to be mounted
  • Wiring from accessories can be routed internally through the perimeter of the platform
    • Drill or cut out corners for access
  • Low-profile, aerodynamic design reduces wind noise and drag
  • Torque tool set included for easy installation and hassle-free maintenance
  • Rugged construction designed for off-road use and tested for Australian conditions
    • Aluminum frame is powder coated with reinforced nylon connectors for durability
  • Custom Backbone system installation using the fixed mounting points on your vehicle's roof
    • Backbone bolts to factory mounting points
  • Complete system includes 1 platform and 1 Backbone mounting system
  • Assembly required


  • Dimensions: 84" long x 56" wide x 2" tall
  • Weight: 102 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty

pioneer in use on trail

Built for off-road use and tested in harsh Australian conditions, the Rhino-Rack Pioneer platform is a comprehensive solution for your cargo carrying needs. This platform's large, flat surface lets you carry more gear than a typical roof rack, freeing up space inside your vehicle. The Pioneer uses integrated channels in the planks, side rails, and frame to accommodate a wide variety of Rhino-Rack accessories, including awnings, light brackets, and more. The platform mounts directly to your vehicle's fixed mounting points using Backbone system.

The Perfect Roof Rack for Any Outdoor Lifestyle

pioneer with accessories

Whether you are overlanding, camping, or tailgating, the Pioneer platform's ample surface space lets you carry a large amount of cargo and gear. This helps free up space inside of your vehicle so you and your passengers can travel comfortably. The integrated channels located in the planks, side rails, and frame let you install channel-mount accessories, like an awning or kayak carrier, similar to a traditional roof rack. But, there are also several accessories that install exclusively to the Pioneer platform, such as the aluminum folding ladder and gas can holders. And because of the platform's design you can utilize many of these accessories at the same time.

Accessory bars (RR43138B - sold separately) can be added to accommodate clamp-mounted accessories that fit in the space between the platform's planks, such as bike carriers and cargo boxes. And because the bars have C-channels, you can use them to mount additional channel-mounted gear in the open space between the planks. By installing the accessory bars in the platform's integrated channels, you gain all the advantages of a traditional crossbar system, while maintaining the generous surface space of the platform.

Utilitarian Design with Rugged, Off-Road Look

The Pioneer platform was designed with utility in mind and features a rugged, off-road look. The low-profile tray was also designed to be aerodynamic to help reduce wind noise and drag.

Strong, Durable Construction

Strong, yet lightweight, the platform's frame is constructed of aluminum and includes reinforced nylon connectors. Since these materials are powder coated and non-corrosive, the platform won't rust or fade when exposed to the weather. Rhino-Rack has rigorously tested the Pioneer in the harsh Australian outback, ensuring it's built to withstand anything your adventures throw at it.

Custom Fit Installation

This Pioneer platform rack is custom fit for your vehicle and includes all the parts necessary to install it in the fixed mounting points on your vehicle's roof. The platform comes unassembled, so you will have to put it together before proceeding to the installation. After this is complete, simply remove the vehicle's mounting point covers and bolt the Backbone to the factory mounting points. The bars attached to the bottom of the platform connect to the Backbone and secure the Pioneer in place.

52104F Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Roof Tray - Aluminum - 84" Long x 56" Wide

RCSB1 Rhino-Rack Backbone Mounting System for Pioneer Platform

Installation Details RR68AB Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions RR68AB Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack with Backbone Mounting System - 84" Long x 56" Wide - RR68AB

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (186 Customer Reviews)

Built for off-road use, this platform rack's large, flat surface accommodates loads of all shapes and sizes. Included Backbone mounting system provides a strong, stable mounting surface for platform. Compatible with many Rhino-Rack accessories.

2020 GMC Yukon XL

Ordering super easy, shipping was very fast (doesn't happen so much during covid).

Wish you would sell the wider so that rack fit over sides of vehicle better.

Make certain to measure where the crossbars mount to the vehicle in millimeters. Being off by 1/8 inch on front bar means the back wont align at all. Other than that the instructions were perfect. There weren't any pictures nor much in the manuals about this alignment step (only the on line you tubes briefly touched on it).

I would buy one more long piece & 2 wider end pieces so that the entire rack fit OVER the sides of SUV, but could not get anyone to sell me that option.

2016 GMC Yukon XL

Top notch customer service from Danielle! Package arrived on time, complete, and damage free! Assembly/installation time was about 4 hours. Extremely happy.

2018 Chevrolet Suburban


Great product, excellent quality, great finish very sturdy and mounted to my Vortex bars perfectly.

Couple of cons but I'm not going to knock down the review because of it. Product came with instructions that are out of date for the new racks they are shipping. Platform also came with some missing hardware. Two missing nut retainers,two nuts,two screws and two washers. Was able to put it together with Hardware I had on hand..


I called etrailer to verify fitment on my 2013 Ford E-350 XL. Everything arrived sooner than quoted, and instructions were clear. It took me approximately 6 hours to assemble by myself. I had 3 buddies over to put it on the van because it is ~100lbs and 100”x62”. We put towels on top of the van and slowly slid the fully assembled rack on top of the van. It took a while to level everything (30 mins?), but overall went on well and looks great.

The instructions didn’t clarify where the C-channel bars are supposed to be spaced to, but I used basic math skills and spaced each C-channel evenly spaced. It feels very strong. I believe it was 33mm on center for each C-Channel.

Looking forward to camping in a few weeks!


Fantastic rack, easily modified to accommodate tents/cargo/whatever. It's not quiet though, so do yourself a favor and get the faring.


Exactly as advertised! I love this rack. I have it on the top of my 2014 E350. No


This is a solid and versatile rack. Really well constructed. I bought mine wider than the vehicle for extra space. I found many generic options for attachment accessories. It's flat when I need it to be for airport parking garages. One year later, it's still awesome!


The instructions on etrailer were way better than the ones that came from rhino. The rack is awesome seems to be well built I would highly recommend it to anybody looking at doing any over-landing or tent roof camping


I bought this roof rack to mount on my 2018 Toyota TRD Off Road 4Runner. The reason I purchased it was because of the versatility that this product offers. There are many roof racks out there for my vehicle. Some are cheap and some are expensive. Some racks are smaller and some are full size. I was looking for a rack that wouldn't break the bank as well as cover a majority of the roof (without drilling). I have two young kids and I'd like to get them out more. Hence, buying the 4Runner as well as the rack. This rack will enable me to load a ton of stuff on it in the future such a roof top tent, awning, etc. Even though I'm somewhat handy, the installation did take around 3-4 hours. I did have one other person helping me. I highly recommend having an additional set of hands helping during the installation. The sides rail installation was easier than I thought it would be. The platform itself took longer to install. Overall: very happy with this product. I highly recommend it.


Overall, I like the rack. I use it for a hard shell RTT and it has held up well through several camping and off-roading trips. I chose this rack for the low profile look, weight and mounting system.


Just perfect, my shipment arrived in a couple of days. There was a hole in the box that may have occured during shipment that resulted in one of the slat being scratched, luckily I had black satin paint so I just soared over it so problem solved. Took me a while to assemble the platform as fherr were a lot of bolts and nuts to turn. But the end result is a nice sturdy platform rack that I will be putting to good use for my family’s upcoming adentures.


Assembly was fairly easy and overall seems like a good product. I did have a couple of screws (2 of the Alloy Locking Tabs did not have the M6x20mm Security Head Screw (black) or associated washers) missing from the package but was still able to use as is. Hopefully I can have the screws and washers mailed to me.


Slik in design, tough in outlook, easy to assemble this is rhino roof rack awesome ready for today and future adventure.


This fits my 2024 Toyota Sienna that came with the factory roof rack + Cross bars. The material of construction look and feel high quality. The assembly took quite a bit of time because the bolts and nuts were labeled to match the instruction. The instruction could use a little update.


I did a lot of research before settling on this roof platform. I’m really happy with the build quality and once it’s all together it has a lot of strength and versatility. My ONLY complaint is that the “Quick Foot” mounting feet for the factory rail that was sent to me did not have matching key codes. The codes are clearly listed on the boxes and someone at didn’t bother to grab a matching set. Bummer.
After waiting for shipping and finally pulling it all out for the install I was too far into the project to ask for replacement feet. I just installed what was sent.


I will update this accordingly once issues are corrected. Received my Pioneer Platform Rack for my e350 Quigley Van. The box was highly damaged and taped prior to delivery. I unboxed and layed out everything. Missing the entire hardware box- no bolts, nuts, tool, corner pieces, nothing. Contacted E Trailer immediately and was told they would be sending out a complete set of hardware. Shipping on my rack was extremely fast, which is always appreciated. I am hoping that the parts box arrives as quickly so I can get this assembled and update my rating.


Well I must say I am impressed--with the Rhino Rack and etrailer! This big ole Pioneer platform package arrived really quickly and was in perfect shape in and out--none of this already opened noise you hear about from sketchy vendors. The platform quality is also really good; I didn't expect it to be so good. I also really like how low it sits; they were obviously designing this to fit the Outback just right. I am a happy camper! Thanks etrailer for making this process worry/pain-free.


The RINO RACK AND PIONEER PLATFORM are a great addition to my little Wrangler.
etrailer folks were very helpful in determining exactly what I wanted and needed. The assembly instructions are very good - even though there are a lot of parts to assemble. I was able to complete the assembly by myself (with help getting the top off the jeep.) If I can offer a recommendation from my experience, I would pre-assemble the entire unit with the mounting brackets finger-tightened to the platform AND THEN set it on the roof - to insure that the holes needed to be drilled are in exactly the right spot. I had to re-drill two holes and maybe that was my own fault, but until I did, i could not get the platform to rest in the mounting brackets.
All that said, I am VERY PLEASED with the RINO RACK product. It is very secure, easily accessible, very low profile (3" from roof to top of rack), large platform that still allows removal of the Freedom Top on my rig. It will give me the extra carrying capacity as we tow the jeep behind the motor home from Arizona to Alaska and hit lots of back country for tent camping in the process!!


This platform rack perfect fit to my 2020 DURANGO GT. Easy assembly, easy installation and removal. I bought 2 years ago a trailer hitch receiver (code C13182) from your company and also satisfied with its use. I recommend ETRAILER.COM to all my friends. Thank you.


Sturdy and very strong. Just what i needed for my Rooftop tent.


This platform is awesome! Very sturdy and well made, and I love that the Rhino Rack branding is a metal plate. Not a sticker. Very easy to put together and put up on the roof rack! Very happy customer!


We bought the Pioneer Platform to go ontop of our Ford Excursion. I called to make sure that this was the model that came with the mounts that fit in the factory luggage rack rails. etrailer was super helpful over the phone. They had really good customer service. We put the Smittybilt Overlander XL rooftop tent on the platform. It all works great. I'd highly recommend etrailer to anyone everyone.


Great fit with the Rhino Rack backbone for Gladiator and the Bestop Sunrider.


Purchased this about a month ago after having a mediocre cargo basket that started to rust after 2 weeks. This platform is not only more convenient and adaptable but it looks [really] great! Took some time to assemble but I made that every piece fit and lined up correctly. Nice finish and strongly constructed. I should have gotten this first! I also got the matching rail system to complete the set-up. Highly recommended. Shout out the the staff at etrailer for again for the great communication from start to finish!

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