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Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2

Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2

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This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack lets you carry gear on your vehicle with fixed mounting points. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft. Great Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2 part number RRRVP27 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRRVP27

  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 35 Inch Bar Space
  • Rhino Rack
  • Black
  • Flush

This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack lets you carry gear on your vehicle with fixed mounting points. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft.


Features:

  • Quiet, low-profile roof rack lets you mount carriers and accessories on your vehicle with fixed mounting points
  • Slim, elliptical crossbars create an extremely aerodynamic system
  • Flush design - bars don't extend past legs so the rack has a streamlined, from-the-factory look
  • Top channels let you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories can also be mounted to the bars
  • Rubberized Vortex strips in top channels dramatically reduce drag and wind noise
    • Keep dirt and grime out of crossbars
    • Provide cushioning and slip resistance for your cargo
  • Lightweight, structural-grade anodized aluminum bars are rustproof
    • Internal H-shaped extrusions provide exceptional bar strength
  • UV-treated, glass-reinforced nylon legs are weather resistant
  • Built-in locks secure roof rack to vehicle and secure channel-mounted carriers to crossbars
  • Quick and easy installation with custom-fit pads and bolts
    • Precision-molded inserts cover pads when crossbars are removed
    • Custom-cut crossbars match the width of your roof without adjustment
  • Complete system includes 2 crossbars, 4 legs, and fit kit
  • Matte black finish


Specs:

  • Rack weight capacity: 149 lbs
    • Always observe your vehicle's maximum roof load capacity
  • Crossbar dimensions:
    • Front: 37-7/16" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/4" tall
    • Rear: 35-15/16" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/4" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Main

The low-profile, aerodynamic Rhino-Rack RVP roof rack lets you carry gear and accessories on your vehicle's roof quietly and with little wind drag. It's designed for installation on a vehicle with fixed mounting points (or flush side rails with internal fixed mounting points). The rack's Vortex Aero crossbars have built-in rubber strips that disrupt airflow for a quiet ride, and the bars are constructed of aluminum so they won't rust. These bars blend seamlessly with the support legs to provide a from-the-factory look, and they are custom cut to your specific vehicle so they require no adjustment during installation. The legs also include built-in locks that protect your gear and the rack from theft.


Aerodynamic Design

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Design

The rubberized Vortex strips in the top channel of each crossbar disrupt airflow with evenly spaced, wave-shaped grooves. This carefully controlled turbulence minimizes wind noise and whistling, so you won't need to add a fairing to your roof rack. And the slim, elliptical Vortex Aero crossbars cut through the air with minimal drag - even at highway speeds.


Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Closer

The RVP roof rack has a flush-mount design so the crossbars terminate at the legs with no overhang. This provides the rack with a seamless, from-the-factory look.


Strong, Durable Construction

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Construction

The Vortex Aero crossbars are made of structural-grade anodized aluminum with H-shaped internal extrusions. These extrusions strengthen the bars without adding a significant amount of weight. And the aluminum bars won't rust so you can leave them on your roof year-round.


Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Bar Close

The rack's durable, glass-reinforced nylon legs are designed to stand up to cargo loads and weather extremes. They're also UV treated to withstand long-term exposure to sunlight.


Channel-Mounted and Clamp-On Accessories

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Channel and Clamp Accessory

Each crossbar has a built-in C-channel so you can carry channel-mounted accessories such as bike racks, watersport carriers, and ski racks. The Vortex strips in the top channels come in pieces, so they're easier to adjust than a single long, continuous strip. You can remove, trim, and re-insert the Vortex strips around the mounting hardware of your accessories to keep the crossbar channels capped and quiet. Replacement strips (sold separately) are also available if you remove your accessories or switch to clamp-on accessories.


You can also attach most clamp-on accessories to the bars, and the Vortex strips provide a shock-absorbing, no-slip cushion for any accessories that rest on them.


Built-In Security

Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack Security

Locking covers on each support leg let you secure accessories mounted in the crossbar top channels. These sturdy nylon covers give the rack a finished look and also help secure the rack to your roof. The cover locks are keyed alike, so a single key opens all locks.



RVP27 Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack for OEM Flush, Factory Side Rails and FMP - Vortex Aero Cross Bars - RVL Legs - Qty 2

Replaces Rhino-Rack RSP27

Installation Details RRRVP27 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions RRRVP27 Installation instructions

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Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Qty 2 - RRRVP27

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (288 Customer Reviews)

This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack lets you carry gear on your vehicle with fixed mounting points. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft.

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Rack is solid, attractive, and well made. The "rack kit" comprises three separate kits; the base kit which includes the brackets and hardware that attach to the oem rails on the vehicle, the feet kit which attach to the crossbars to allow the crossbars to attach to the base rail brackets. Consequently, I found the printed instructions lacking in content and continuity (more on that later), but overall the install is reasonably straight forward and intuitive.

As someone with arthritic thumbs I found inserting the mounting screws and attaching the rubber skirts to the base rail brackets, along with insertion of the rubber strips into the crossbars to be somewhat of a challenge. In addition, the feet kit was short on mounting hardware and the hex-head cap screws supplied were not desirable for mounting feet to base brackets so I sourced replacement hardware locally.

Back to content and continuity of written instructions. No mention that crossbars were location specific and cut too different lengths and can be distressing if you don't think to check fit at the start of installation.

Otherwise, the rack looks good and is solid on the roof. I have not noticed any appreciable increase of wind noise before/after rack install and would not hesitate to recommend to a friend.

P.S. Jesse and the folks at etrailer were great to work with/answer questions.

Willem E.

12/23/2023

No complaints



by:

Every thing fit great and looks great too. Only issue I had was there were no bolts to fasten the risers to the base. Had to find the correct size metric bolts to complete the project. The installation video was very helpful.



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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I purchased a Rhino Rack RVP Roof Rack (RRRVP27) for my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. The product installation was straightforward and the crossbars have a sleek finished look. I use the crossbars in conjunction with two Thule Sidearm 594XT bicycle racks and the setup works great.

I appreciate that the product blends in nicely with the look of the vehicle as the crossbars do not extend past the roof line and that security locks are included with the system.

One drawback is that the crossbars, which are designed to be whisper quiet, whistle while driving. I have a panoramic sunroof which may be a contributing factor to the increased noise levels and this may vary with a traditional roof.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

3/11/2019

Unfortunately, a certain amount of wind noise is unavoidable once a roof rack is installed on a vehicle. To minimize the noise caused by wind turbulence, make sure the rubber strips are installed on the top and the underside of the crossbars. Any gaps in the strips will allow the wind to catch, and will cause noise.



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top quality materials, instructions could have been a little more detailed but it was pretty easy to assemble/install otherwise. I wish Rino-Rack have a silver/brush aluminum version instead of only black (the box actually shows a silver rack). Haven't driven with the racks installed yet so I don't know how quiet they are. I have a set of Thule Aero bars that are whisper quiet so I'm hoping these are the same. I would recommend.....

John

3/29/2020

Excellent product at a substantial savings compared to Thule and Yakama! I leave the racks on my Grand Cherokee all year round and there has been no sign of color fade or sun ware. Only wish would be for a two tone option vs all black. Keep up the great work!



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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I love this rhino rack it'so beautiful so good fits perfectly for my jeep grand cherokee all hardware is good I really love it and I totally recommend it I totally recommended fits perfectly the price is so good don't even waste your time with something else just go ahead and buy it and it was fast delivery 5 star for sure



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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I purchased these crossbars for my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee to replace some janky numbers that came with the vehicle when I purchased it, and I am SO glad I did! These bars are utterly silent, even when traveling down the highway at 80mph with the sunroof open. I get more noise off of the incorporated deflector on the sunroof itself. To be as fair as possible, I will say that I did experience some noise in two very specific instances. There was an odd, low-pitched "howling" tone (definitely not a whistle) while traveling in an abnormally strong cross wind; 70 to 80mph gusts that were perpendicular to the vehicle. But once I turned into the wind, the noise was completely gone. The second instance of noise, this one a whistle, does occur when the vent option on the sunroof is in use. I never use the vent; my sunroof is either open, or it isn't, so I'm not affected. But you might be if you like the vent. Another positive is that they look fantastic. I love the sleek, low-profile look! They were easy to install, though I will say the instructions could use a little more written guidance along with the illustrations. Lastly, the only other negative I would mention is that for the amount spent on the bars, I did not expect to have to cut out the foam padding for the foot kit. That should have been pre-cut. Other than those very minor points, I would 100% recommend these bars to anyone looking add them. They are well worth the money spent!



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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I purchased these crossbars for my 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The fit guide from Rhino Rack indicated that they are "not confirmed to fit." However, I took a chance and they fit perfectly. They actually look like they were installed at the factory.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.

7/13/2021

Thank you for your review. This has sparked us into asking the manufacturer to test this on a few of these models and we have added it to our fit guide! Thanks for your help!



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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Overview
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I purchased
these for my Grand Cherokee after looking at options from Yakima and Thule. Only Thule made an equivalent model (aero bars that fit direct to the rails with no unsightly over-hang) but they were more than twice the price of these. I figured its pretty unlikely Thule makes a product over twice as good so gave these a shot.

Video Demo & Fitting
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The video etrailer provides for these bars is a nice touch. The demonstrator only shows the install of the rear bar which is a good call because the rear bar is the tricky one. You should do as shown and partially screw down one side, then the other, and repeat until both sides are fully screwed down. Its tempting to just bang out one side and do the other but because the fit is TIGHT that doesn't work.

Point to note - she says that the mounts on the bars screw in with the smaller 20mm long screws and the bars screw to the mounts with the 25mm screws. That is THE OPPOSITE of what you should do (also the opposite of what the instructions say to do). :-) 25mm screws for mounts into rails is the ticket.

Getting the rubber mounts into the brackets is easy in some cases, and a total PITA for others. Probably a QC issue - just use warm water and soap to make it simpler.

I didn't have to take a mallet to the bars to get them into the mounts, they slipped right in.

You will have to cut a small section of rubber channel guard to complete the block out of the accessories channel. This isn't mentioned in the instructions. Seems a little sloppy of Rhino not to cut the rubber to the right size so that this isn't necessary but whatever.

As others note, you will strip the 'security screws' (must be a Aussie thing) if you just torque everything and rush the job. If you plan on taking the kit off and on the truck a lot,

Taking my time this took me over an hour but it was my first time.

Delivery
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I ordered late on the Thursday before Christmas from the very helpful Michelle S and with 2 day shipping was told to expect it on the 26th. Amazingly, the bars arrived on the SATURDAY, 36 hours after I'd placed my order. Faster than the 2 business day shipping I ordered!

Road Test
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As I want the leave the bars on permanently, I really wanted bars that make no appreciable noise at speed. Did a quick highway test at up to 80 mph and couldn't hear the bars making any sound at all which is GREAT. Granted, I have a lift and AT tires - if you're running highway tires and regular suspension YMMV.

Overall
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I like'em! Good value. Bit of a pain to fit but worth it.



by:
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This is an excellent product for my 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The order was delivered in 2 days. I received all the parts with clear instructions for assembly and installation. The installation was easy and they look very clean on the vehicle, as opposed to the Mopar rails that extend beyond the bases. The only question I had was I'm not sure why there is storage for the included Torx wrench in the base when you need a 10mm socket to both remove the rack/bases assembly from the metal/rubber mounts and to attach the plastic covers for when the racks are not in use. The Torx wrench is only for completely removing the mounts. Maybe just so you won't lose it. I found the online videos very helpful as well. I also purchased the 27" ski rack which is also an excellent product and will hold 6 pairs of skis if they are back to back. I haven't used it yet but I believe there is enough height clearance to mount one ski face down without the ski binding hitting the roof. I am very happy with etrailer.com for providing everything needed from materials to installation support.



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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Rack well constructed, excellent fit. However, I agree with previous reviews that the tamper-resistant security fasteners need to be replaced with socket head screws and call it a day. Think about it - torque specifications are given for the fasteners, but who has a set of tamper-resistant sockets for their torque wrench sitting around. And the small tool that is sent is a poor choice; how are you going to get enough torque on the screw?. The safety of the items that will be carried are in much jeopardy. Anyway, I replaced the security fasteners with socket head screws, but note - the holes in the metal adaptor are too small for the socket heads to go through, so some mechanical aptitude has to take over. If you go with socket heads, you'll need to use 8x20mm for the rear because of the adaptor configuration. Again, really happy so far with the rack quality and fit, but the security screws have got to be reconsidered.



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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Just wanted to say thanks. The Rhino Rack crossbar kit arrived custom fit for our 2021 Grand Cherokee. Solid, fits perfectly. etrailer's video for installation was a huge help.

Great price and value, Locks included! No wind noise and they look pretty sharp. Shipping and delivery could not have been smoother.



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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Product arrived exactly as described and several days faster than I could find it shipped on Amazon. Simple installation with included instructions and online videos. The rack seems to be very sturdy and quiet thus far, I paired it with a Yakima Frontloader bike mount and it fit perfect. This product fits better and looks much better than other crossbars on the market that extend past the sides of the vehicle.



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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Great looking rack at a good price. The rack installs in less than 30 minutes and holds my toys with ease. I like that it doesn't overhang past the roofline, it looks more custom. I know I will miss the extra length when I try putting a carrier and SUP up top but I'll give up utility for looks. You really shouldn't carry more than 150 lbs anyway. etrailer delivered the rack fast and responded to my questions promptly. I'll purchase from them again.



by:

Cross bars worked perfect on my Grand Cherokee rails.
Felt saddles and rubber forward saddles do as described. Allow my 16' kayak to slide.
Like that they all lock. Covers look good when cross bars aren't installed.



by:

This is the most poorly designed roof rack system I have owned in my life. It is grossly overpriced and requires an exorbitant amount of time to install and remove.



by:

Fast delivery and a high quality product. Installed easily. Long term durability to be determined. They look great!



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Jeep Grand Cherokee

After one year I can honestly say that I am as impressed as the day the rack arrived and I mounted it on my Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. The pieces went together perfectly, and when I remove the crossbars, you don't notice the mounting points. Say "no" to the goofy-looking rails that Jeep sells. This Rhino-Rack really is as quiet at speed as advertised, too!



by:

Great product! Fit my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo perfectly. Very quiet but I do get a mpg or two better with out them off. Very easy to take on and off though, once the brackets are attached the crossmembers go on or off in about two minutes.



by:

Pretty easy to install. Had a year and use often with my canoe. The rubber inserts on the top wore fast and wouldn't stay in place. One end of a rack started getting loose in the middle of a 3,000 mile trip. When I tried to unlock the access panel the lock wouldn't work so I had to force it open, effectively ruining it, so I could tighten the rack down. I'm going to replace these this year before I head out again. It's not a bad rack it's just not made for heavy use. Would be ok if you're only using the rack once in a while.



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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Recently installed RVP27 cross bars on my '18 GC Trailhawk. Package was missing one vortex generating strip, which was immediately shipped. Install took about an hour. Instructions were detailed and easy to follow. No wind noise up to 75mph! Primary use will be to transport a 8'6" surfboard



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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Works out very well on a Grand Cherokee with a big yakiama box and a cross-country trip.

Wind and whistle noise is very minimal (only slight whistle at lower speed, only noticeable with radio off).



by:

Racks were easy to install by my son - not so much for me - getting too old for this kind of stuff - I asked him to take over. Occasionally I will put a car top carrier up top. Mostly I just like the look of the Rhino Rack over the other premium brands. They don't sit up there like a multi-story house but rather a single story ranch home. A very subtle look with the black on black.



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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Love the roof racks. They were easy to install and look great on my JEEP! Etrailer made the purchase easy and I was contacted when the racks I wanted was out of stock and would take longer to receive! Excellent service and will recommend etrailer to everyone!



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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Very strong and great fit. These are way nicer then any other bars I have seen on a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

With all the windows closed you do not hear any wind noise. With the sunroof open or vented it is a little louder.

Would buy again.



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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I received my order very quickly. Installation was a little tricky, the included bolts for rear were too long so I used the factory bolts instead. The rack fits well, is very sturdy and wind noise is minimal. The quality is equal to the more expensive brands that I have used in the past.


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