Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2

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  • Rhino Rack
  • Crossbars
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 65 In Bar Space
  • Black
  • Locks Included
  • Aluminum
Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2 part number RRVA165B-2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRVA165B-2

Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included.


Features:

  • Sleek, low-profile crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle
    • Rhino-Rack legs and custom fit kit (sold separately) create a complete roof rack
  • Slim, elliptical crossbar shape helps to create an extremely aerodynamic system
  • Full-length bars extend past roof rack legs to maximize space for carriers and accessories
  • Top channel in each bar lets you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories mount conveniently around 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
  • Bottom channels allow easy installation to Rhino-Rack roof rack legs
    • Rulers in channels help to center crossbar on your roof
  • Lightweight, structural-grade anodized aluminum bars are rustproof
    • Internal H-shaped extrusion provides exceptional bar strength
  • Plastic lock cores with universal keys deter theft of channel-mounted accessories
    • Can be upgraded to all-metal locks (RRVA-LEC4 - sold separately) for added security
  • Matte black finish


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Dimensions: 65" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar

These low-profile, aerodynamic Vortex Aero crossbars let you build a stylish aftermarket roof rack from scratch. The crossbars require 4 Rhino-Rack legs (manufactured in 2014 or later) and a custom fit kit to mount it to your roof. Each bar extends past the roof rack legs to maximize the space for mounting carriers and accessories. Rubberized Vortex strips in each crossbar's top channel disrupt airflow for a quiet ride, and the bars are constructed of aluminum so they won't rust. The crossbars also include Secure Core endcaps with plastic locks to help deter theft of channel-mounted accessories.


Aerodynamic Design

Vortex Aero noise-reducing top channel strips

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.


Strong, Durable Construction

Vortex Aero crossbar H-shaped extrusion

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.


No-Hassle Installation

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero bottom channel ruler

Each crossbar has a channel in the bottom for mounting to Rhino-Rack roof rack legs (sold separately). Each end of the channel includes a rubber ruler to help you center the bar on your roof. Simply use the numbers and hash marks on the rulers to ensure the legs are spaced properly in the channel.


Channel-Mounted and Clamp-On Accessories

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar top-channel strips

Each Vortex Aero 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 3 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 channel 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 Vortex Aero Secure Core locking endcaps

Each crossbar includes 2 Secure Core locking endcaps made of durable polypropylene. These endcaps lock with a universal tubular key. The polypropylene locks secure the endcaps to the crossbars and help to secure channel-mounted accessories to the crossbars. For maximum security, you can upgrade to endcaps with all-metal lock cores (RRVA-LEC4 - sold separately).



VA165B Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Aluminum Cross Bars - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2003 - 2020 Chevrolet Express Van

2005 - 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

2003 - 2020 GMC Savana Van




Video of Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars Review

Hey guys. It's Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we're doing a demo on the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars. These are aluminum aero-shaped crossbar, of course they're designed to work with your Rhino Rack fit kit or leg kit, those are going to be sold separate.As you can see here, this is going to give us a spot on our roof to clear up a lot of space inside our vehicle. We've got a bike rack attached here, simply comes down, straps right around it. Gives us a excellent way to get that transported if we don't want something hanging off the back of our vehicle or if we don't want to take the whole thing apart and try to shove it inside.The aluminum crossbars are going to be lightweight and they're going to be very corrosion resistant, we're not going to have to worry about any kind of corrosion and eventually it dripping down on our vehicle.Now these crossbars are available in several different lengths, so depending on smaller vehicle, larger vehicle, we're going to have the right crossbar to match up with your vehicle.

They're also going to be available, not only the black that we see here, but silver. If you don't like the way a black roof rack looks, you can see with this silver side rails kind of blend in a little bit more if we had silver. That's kinda going to be up to you.The end cap here is something that they have provided a plastic core lock for. You just place this in here, rotate it to the unlock position, that's going to slide off for us. These can very easily be replaced with a locking core if you want a keyed lock to keep everything safe and secure, you can go that route also.Not only does our strip here keep our items from sliding side to side, but it's also going to protect the channel underneath from things running down in and for T-Slot type accessories this thing can be cut, put right back in.

This is going to do an excellent job of eliminating any noises that wind comes across. It won't get in that channel, we're not going to hear any of it.The bars are anodized fully through. Even on the inside here, if moisture happens to get in there and collect, we're not going to have to worry about corrosion. These give us excellent strength. You can see it's hollow, that helps it to stay nice and lightweight, but we have all the integral support here, gonna make 'em extremely, extremely durable.

They will really exceed well past that 165 pound weight rating that they offer, but it's not something you wanna do.The larger rectangle that we have here, that's where we slide in any of the foot pegs that we might need to match our particular vehicle.To ensure that you're accessories that you already have are going to fit or to ensure that you're getting the right accessories, just want to give you the dimensions real quick on our crossbars. From our front edge to our rear edge, we've got about 3-1/8 of an inch, then from the bottom up to the top, it's going to be an inch and 3/16. As long as your accessories are designed to fit that, which most of 'em on the market today are, won't have any issues.I really like the way this roof rack system looks. There are roof rack systems however, that will not overhang like this. Overhanging like what we have here, that gives you additional room for accessories and stuff.

Some people they'll prefer more of a factory look or more of a sleek look. In that case, I think I'd recommend one of the roof rack systems that come and end in the foot pack. We'd have our bar that comes over, but it's going to end right here in this area and be a little bit more sleek than what we have here with our overhanging aero bars from Rhino Rack.That's going to do it for our look at the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Crossbars.


Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2 - RRVA165B-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (474 Customer Reviews)

Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included.

- RRVA165B-2
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2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I have attached pics of the rack attached to a 2014 F-350. I went with the 65” crossbars and they worked great! This gives me enough room to lay two kayaks flat on the bars. I would rate the Rhino Rack roof kit , etrailer site information and etrailer customer service all 5’s! Always great to deal with your company. My only recommendation would be to make it easier for customers to submit product reviews and pics. Thanks for all your assistance. 540318



- RRVA165B-2
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2015 Nissan Rogue

Where do I start? I've been whitewater kayaking for 22 or so years now. I've always used used either Yakima or Thule products... Until I bought a 2015 Nissan Rogue with a naked roof. The curvature of the roof and large door jams mean that Yakima and Thule can't make racks for them. I went to a place that does custom installs and again because of the curvature of the roof, they couldn't give me a rack. This meant no kayaking which is really bad news. Enter the Rhino rack system. I purchased the feet, the fit kit, the cross bars and a Yakima "big stack" stacker. The first issue I had is the reccomended size for the Nissan Rogue is only 48 inches. Way too small too haul 4-5 (very light) whitewater kayaks. I called etrailer and they were SUPER helpful, told me I can buy the 65 in cross bars and they'll work fine. I held my breath and placed my order. I was nervous leaving my trusted name brands. The order arrived super fast (they told me it would arrive by Friday but it actually arrived on Thursday) and everything was packaged rock solid. I was impressed. I read the instructions and put the rack system on my car. It took about a hour (it was hot and I worked slowly) but the rack system is SUPER SOLID. I love it. Rhino might have a "forever" customer out of me. -The rack system is very stable. I can't move it with my hands by pushing or pulling. -The rubber stripping you put on the top and bottom of the bar is an awesome added feature AND it reduces wind noise. -Adding the fairing reduced wind noise even further. With four boats on the roof you couldn't hear any extra noise. The ONE thing I dislike is that you need to use the supplied Allen wrench to take the rack on and off the car. It's a small complaint, but other systems I've used in the past don't have them. I paid much less for this system than I would have if I purchased one of the aforementioned systems, but I'm really really satisfied with the product. We will see how well it holds up over long-term use, but it looks awesome! 411248



- Y02-490
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Rack was easy to install worked great for hauling my kayaks. There was an issue with some hardware missing but the replacement was sent quickly. 674646



- Y02-480B
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


THE GENIUS OF A PERFECT SOLUTION It is not very often that a purchase for something as mundane as a utility device stirs such awe inspired appreciation and praise. I have just completed the installation of the RLCP Rhino Heavy Duty Canopy/Hard Tonneau Track Mount atop my A.R.E. Camper Shell. I am amazed at the attention to detail of each and every part which has been carefully engineered and perfectly manufactured. I am truly impressed by the genius of a perfect solution to my roof top cargo handling needs! From the mating surfaces of the injection molded towers and the lightweight, but durable extruded anodized aluminum crossbars, to the gentle contour of the rail stock to the camper rooftop, every single part has form, fit and function! The finished product is beautiful, durable, convenient, and for the money invested, economical. I give Five Stars of Praise to the Aussie friends at Rhino-Rack Australia Pty, Ltd. Equally praiseworthy is the superb performance of e-trailers, Inc. These folks distinguish themselves from the competition through their superior attributes of website presentation, pricing, order fulfillment and package integrity. This is a unique distribution partnership which is imbued with the highest standards of e-commerce. Job well done, everyone! 528546


Comments

Perfection in every sense of the word!

Scott H - 06/30/2019

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- RRVA118B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


All the Rhino Rack products listed, ie Nautic kayak carrier,anchor straps,2500 series legs,and Vortex crossbars were shipped extremely quickly by etrailer, with exceptional customer assistance, and were all found to be of the highest quality materials. Installation was relatively simple with an assistant and the video by Rhino Rack was a valuable tool...once on my car, the system proved to be safe, secure and as sturdy as I could hope for. I would certainly recommend Rhino Rack systems in future, and will certainly rely on etrailer for any of my future needs. 662698



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Great roof rails. They sit relatively low to the roof; which combined with the Aero profile give a great look. 226575



- Y02-480B-NT
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


This review is for the install. I will update it after I have had these rails in service for a while and can judge how well they stand up. First the instructions were very clear and I had no issues performing the assembly and installation. Once locked in place they appear to be very stable and secure. 641563



- RRVA118B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Though the box was crushed the content survived and work good 162883


Comments

the bars work well and they are quiet. I was disappointed they take a wrench to move however I have come to find out I dont move them. works well, looks good.

Dave a - 12/03/2015

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- RRVA137S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Purchased a Rhino Rack custom fit rooftop system, along with the kayak rack to hold two kayaks and the Swagman rv bike rack. Made several trips and they all work great! Included photos to share. 475959



- Y02-490B
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Rack is very high quality. Quiet ride at all speeds. Installation video extremely helpful. The only issue I encountered was that the mounting bolts were bearly long enough to get through thickness of truck cap. I had to remove plastic thumb nuts and use thin fender washers to make it work. Very stressful situation after drilling 12 holes in my cap! These bolts need to be longer to allow for different thickness in caps. Otherwise, very satisfied with this rack. 603056



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


I'm absolutely in love with Katie, my sales consultant for her great help & excellent follow up. Fully expecting cheap Chinese junk. I was delighted with the quality of the product, (Rhino Rack) which was received day after New Years. Pretty cool when order was placed Dec 29th. Simple illustrated instructions made pre assembly a snap. Wind chill is 2 below zero so I'm going to wait a day or so to mount to car. Two thumbs up from me! 331614



- RRVA150B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


I bought the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Legs, the Vortex Aero Crossbars, the 2500 Series Custom Fit Kit for the 2500 Series Legs, and a Thule Portage Canoe Carrier. All items arrived when George said they would, and I was given status updates throughout the whole process. The website was helpful in letting me know that these kits are NOT all in one kits. That is probably the best feature of the site in that it lets you know based on your vehicle what total number of kits you will need. All said, the racks and carrier worked well in transporting my canoe across state lines. I highly recommend the site. 486963



- RRVA150S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Looked for a roof rack for my ram 3500. Found it here and was a perfect fit and a breeze to install. 517156



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Excellent customer service, fast shipping and an amazing product! Well done etrailer!!! 502150



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


eTrailer customer service was awesome! They helped me find the correct parts and get them to me in time. I was in a real predicament until I got on the phone with them! They have my loyalty! 329761



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


The Rhino Rack is very well made. I installed it my self on our 2016 Ford Escape, but had an assist from my wife to fine tune it at the end. There was no whistling or any other distracting wind noise on our 3,500 mile drive to visit family out West. A Sear's Cargo Box was easily mounted to the Rhino Rack and it remained centered and secured at western highway speed limits plus. The included locks on the roof mounts were the selling point for me. The Rhino Rack remained securely mounted to the roof with no additional adjustments or tightening being needed. Great Product. Donna P. @ etrailer was super with the order. 548034



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


I love my Rhino roof rack from Etrailer! On time delivery, great quality. Very happy with our purchase Neil S 556621



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Excellent price and quick shipping. Excellent support for missing bar end cap. Rack was easy to put together and install and video was helpful. My only complaint is when trying to tie down kayak to cradle it is not easy to keep the loop over the top of the upright "U" shaped bar, it keeps siding down. We wrapped two pieces of foam around the bar to create a channel to hold the strap now it is easy. 557941



- RRVA150B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Bought the 2500 Vortex kit for my 2015 F150. Very well made kit. Installation was a breeze. Just follow the directions and you can not mess it up. 513158



- RRVA137B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Excellent Product. Very satisfied with fitment and looks. Thanks to etrailer for being knowledgeable in their product line and great customer service. 586448



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


These crossbars were easy to install, are sturdy when installed and look great on my factory side rails when installed with the SX Series legs. The standard end caps are an all-plastic affair and use a little key to engage a cam lock. That plus the distance from the end of the crossbar to the nut that tightens the foot onto the rail keeps things relatively secure. Most people probably want to opt for proper locking end caps, though. The rubber vortex strips look nice and give items something grippy to rest on. I haven't tried a load test yet but did drive around in moderate wind on the highway in multiple directions. Other than a slight whistle at 70 mph, you'd never know they were there. Overall, real happy with the product and looking forward to hauling some stuff around with them. 248807



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Cross bars are great! Easy install. Except for the little plastic strips that go under and between mounts. They can be a bear to measure and install properly,but definitely need to go on to avoid any whistle noise. Just gotta say what a great experience it is dealing with etrailer. Rep, Kelly was very helpful in part selection and order processing. I will most assuredly use etrailer again for my next Jeep accessories purchase. 258541



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


A little more complicated to install than I thought, but a careful reading of the instructions and a little patience got the job done. I like the result. It looks good. 546777



- RRVA150B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


I was looking for a good looking product to carry my two kayaks with our camper. the product arrived in the time they said it would and was packed very well. after reading other reviews on assembly it was suggested that you read the directions first. after reading the directions I couldn't find some rubber strips so I called you company and they were very friendly and helpful and I found them I just didn't look in the right place. then started to assembly the roof racks and within 25 min. they were installed. would recommend the product and company. 411346



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


I love my Rhino Vortex roof racks. They look great, are sturdy, and there is no wind noise up to 70 mph (haven't been on the freeway yet). eTrailer was great and made the proper component selection easy. Now, the -1 star... The instructions provided by Rhino were horrible or non-existent. The cross bar literally had no instructions and I couldn't even find them for my model online. Between being a handy guy and watching other Rhino videos on YouTube, I figure it out. Maybe most people have professional installers put them on. 375802


Comments

Love the Rhino rack! Sometimes I think I could stand the truck Grand Cherokee upside down on it! It was a little tricky to install, but once I found YouTube vids I was good to go.

StuWithAU - 05/05/2018

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- RRVA137S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Installed on a 2013 Explorer. Went on perfectly with the SXB legs. Bars extend past the legs 3" for a very nice appearance. Silver bars/black feet on a silver Explorer is perfect. Will likely use the bars to mount a cargo carrier on (16-18 CF) but haven't done it yet. Just the most faint/slight whistle at 65 MPH. Can only be heard with no radio on. Absolutely no issue. Solid as a rock. 286955



- RRVA150S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


The racks look great and are solidly anchored. I have yet to use them under load but I am pleased with the final product so far. My only complaint was that the assembly process is difficult to understand unless you Google the help videos. The assembly process is confusing and tedious until you gain an understanding of the overall setup. 413891



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Please see my review about the Rhino Rack Legs for these Aero Crossbars. They work great! Very little noise, if any at all. My only issue was the lack of documentation. I had to figure out how to get the end caps off myself (and if I didn't have the legs, which came with a "key", I wouldn't have been able to get the end caps off because the "key" is stored within the runner of the Crossbars). Anyway, so far, these have worked great. I put a Rola roof carrier on them. So far, it's holding up well. We're taking them on a trip from Charlotte to several places in Michigan the week of 4th of July. They'll all get a good workout then. 265337


Comments

Still working great.

Richard B - 07/20/2017

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- RRVA137S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


These slick looking, quality made, aluminum, aero bars came with the RLCP25 kit, to fit my FJ Cruiser. It didn't have the big, bulky, useless for carrying much of anything factory rack. I like the look of the full size racks/ baskets, but didn't want to spend $800 + truck freight to get one. These cross bars are perfect for carrying my 14' canoe, plus whatever else with various cargo carrying accessories. They are light, yet combined carry near 100+ lbs. of gear. There is a rubber strip in the top slot, bottom slots and plastic strips to seal those, once you slide the feet in the correct distance to be even on both sides for your vehicle, and black, plastic end caps to finish it off. You'll need a tape measure and 10mm socket wrench to attach to the feet, then re-tighten periodically for safety. They look great on mr ride, and I can deal with the rubbing/ humming sound, after putting them on, although it does sound like my tires rubbing the fender wells... 84838


Comments

Im still loving the Rhino Rack setup, including the Nautic 581 saddles. They bars were easy to remove for winter snow clearing, and to put back on in the Spring for my new kayak. The rack and straps all work great, and I recommend etrailer to anyone that asks where I got it.

Jason D - 08/06/2014

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Comments

Thanks for your review Jason. Ive been searching for an option to transport kayaks on my naked FJ and your review sealed the deal. Now Im off to buy kayaks. :-

-- comment by: Dave - 08/31/2014

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- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


I love the product. The only thing that I was unclear about at the time of purchase was that the additional adjustable bars weren’t included as a set. I have yet to purchase those and would like to get a quote on the best price possible for those. Thanks for all your help with this. 545782



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


The complete rack went together very easy, they are very sturdy and a great value for the price. Would recommend to anyone looking for a sturdy, aerodynamic rack. 332971



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Easy to read instructions, easy to install. Watched the install video a few times just to be sure! They do whistle a bit at highway speeds, but certainly not unbearable. In fact, I was surprised as to how quiet they are. It's to be expected, especially when paired with kayak j-racks. So happy with this purchase and I would definitely recommend them! 559818



- RRVA118S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Purchased for my work vehicle and have been pleased with the looks and ease of installation. 593453



- RRVA150S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


The rhino rack is well made but suffers from the flat bottom rubber feet. Since nearly all cars and trucks have roof seams, foot pads should be stepped to engage the seam like other racks such as Thule does. It's unlikely that very many different shapes would be needed to fit most vehicles. Rhino tech didn't agree with my assessment. 420713


Comments

Rack is working out very well. My issue with the flat rubber pads really cant be resolved because the seams on the Ram arent deep enough to allow a stepped pad. Ive also had a problem with the filler rubber strips coming out when sliding boats on. Overall, its a very good rack.

Rich W - 08/15/2018

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- RRVA118B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


I've loaded up my car multiple times and never had an issue, lumber from homedepot/lowes or varying kayaks/canoes, the roof rack handles well 240445



- RRVA126S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


No problem with the rails after two long trips with a heavy cargo carrier attached. Easy to install. Look good. Stronger and cheaper than Audi rails. 459649



- RRVA118S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


easy to install but measurements weren't 100% accurate. over all very sturdy. 461954


Comments

Helped me move across the country to Utah and they worked great there. Sold them in June hope theyre working out great for the Guy.

Emanuel R - 12/27/2018

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- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Delivery was a little slower then I would have liked, but otherwise it was perfect. Great customer service when I called to ask about them. Make sure you read the instructions when you install (I didn't and wasted an hour fooling around with the wrong parts) other then that, the install was smooth as silk. 424344



- RRVA126B-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


The product was well packaged and well buffered. The package came a day earlier than the scheduled arrival period. I used the instructions on the website and it took me only 15 Minutes to assemble it and another 20 to set it in my car. Im in love with how it looks on my Civic 2015 and would Highly recommend it to others. The company had a wonderful follow up, from the time I bought the product to its arrival and even after its arrival. Thumbs up to this wonderful team. Here are some pictures of the product on my Civic. 524507



- RRVA118S-2
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack Vortex Aero in Roof Rack


Product was just as described. Instructions were very hard to read because they look like a copy of a copy and many of the pictures were very faded, but once you decipher them, installing the roof rack was pretty simple. It seems to be pretty sturdy and now I just need to start shopping for all of the attachments! 184747



- RRVA126S-2
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Great product! It fits my Ford Edge perfect. I took a 2000 mike trip without any issues. The cross bars look very nice and the price is very competitive. I would recommend these items to anyone looking to save some money with great quality products. 518447



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So far so good. The Aero 2500 racks went on in a couple of hours as I was not in a rush, wanted to do it properly and understand all I needed to to remove and reinstall these in the future. I did manage to get the Rhinorack logo facing backward on the front and forward on the back. Sorry, didn’t intend to but I’m not going to reverse them at this point. I did not take pics of these on my 2017 Prius. But they look good, less clunky than my old square Thule racks. 512463



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My Rhino-Rack Aero 2500 roof racks fit solidly on my 2007 Honda Civic EX. I was really impressed with the construction and strength of the rack system. Also the versatility of the 'legs' with a swivel pad allow them to fit any roof pitch perfectly. The clamps are so solid, nothing could knock these racks off. I added a paddleboard attachment and went surfing today. The black racks also look great with the black trim on my silver Honda. Great product at a much better price than Yakima or Thule. 395557



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As usual etrailer had the parts in stock with an excellent price point. My wife loves her roof rack for her SUP. Also shipping was extremely fast. I always check etrailer first. 400689



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Fairly easy to install onto my 2017 Honda CR-V. The crossbars feel very sturdy and are securely attached to the vehicle. Took me about 30 minutes to get it installed and could be done even quicker if you get help from another person. The bars themselves are a little fat so my Thule ski rack has a super tight fit. There is very minimal wind noise, so I'll probably be getting a fairing for that. The instructions felt a bit jumbled but with just the measurements alone, you can install it with a bit of common sense. 590932



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Great fit. Very sturdy. 512519



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This product is great! Rhino Rack makes it easy to to put together and onto your vehicle. It is easy to install by yourself and does not take a long time at all. 552705



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Product is installed on 2015 GMC Sierra extended cab with a fiberglass A.R.E. bed cap (6.5' bed). System works well and the bars are strong and solid. The cross-bars and risers can be removed quickly and easily (with the proper key) leaving only the pads clamped in place on the rails. Cross-bars and risers can be installed on the pads very quickly. Installation was straightforward and easy, except for the rubber strips that fill the grooves in the crossbars - those were the most difficult part of the installation - to get those to seat correctly (so I lowered rating by 1 star). 545668



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Arrived on time. Packaging looked a bit tattered but product seems to be in good shape. The bars use a different foot attachment than what I have so I also had to spend more money to upgrade. The system should stay standard especially when it’s essentilly the same design system. 514755



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The racks fit perfectly! They are a great fit to my car. They don’t interfere with the sunroof’s operation. I assembled it on my own with no difficulty. It was easy to assemble. The directions it provides to you are easy to follow. The only down side was getting the plastic pieces to lock on the ends of the bars. Other than that they are great and they look great on my car! I plan to use them to transport kayaks! They are very sturdy and very trust worthy for transporting a couple of kayaks. I recommend these racks to anyone who has a 2016 or 2017 Nissan Altima! 487588


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  • Dual Kayak Carrier for a 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 SuperCrew with Tonneau Cover
  • In order to carry two kayaks on your 2015 Ford F-150 you can do so on the roof with a roof rack or over the bed with a ladder rack. The ladder rack option will be more versatile and can hold more weight but the roof option will be more cost effective. For a roof rack, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System part # RRVA165B-2, part # RRRLKVA, and part # DK427. This system has aero shaped crossbars for reduced wind noise and locks for security. In order to secure your two...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Crossbars for a Truck Camper Shell with Yakima Tracks
  • Actually there are systems that are designed to fit in the Yakima tracks. You will need Rhino-Rack Quick Mount Legs # RRRLT600 and for 65 inch Vortex bars use # RRVA165B-2. Since you already have tracks you won't need to add any or be stuck with any tracks that come with other kits.
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  • Can a Thule SUP Taxi XT and Thule Hullavator Be Used Together
  • I do have an option for you but there would not be enough space on the crossbars for your 2017 GMC Yukon XL to use both the Thule SUP Taxi XT Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier part # TH810001 and the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 together. If you need to carry both a kayak and paddle board on the roof of your Yukon XL at the same time then you could still use the Thule SUP Taxi XT but you would need to substitute the Thule Hullavator for the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier...
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  • How to Use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler
  • In order to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler you will need to have a standard roof rack like the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System part # RRVA165B-2, part # RRRLT600, part # RRRJKB2, and part # RRQMFK06. The reason for this is because the Hullavator requires that the crossbars extend out at least 4" beyond the mounting feet and there would be no way to obtain this with the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack. If you wanted to keep your...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Ladder Rack or Roof Rack for Fishing Kayaks on 2002 Chevy 2500 6.5 Bed
  • The Thule Low-Rider Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On # TH821XTR can mount to your Weather Guard toolbox. I recommend using the sealant # LT37467 to make sure your toolbox remains water tight at the mounting holes. For your roof rack I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA165B-2, the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit # DK227. These bars will be longer than usual which you will need for two fishing kayaks. Then for your...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
  • For your 2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, I recommend the Rhino-Rack roof rack consisting of: Vortex Aero Crossbars - 65" Long # RRVA165B-2 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA Custom DK Fit Kit # DK079 Metal Lock Cores # RRVA-LEC4 If you will ever use T-Slot mounted accessories Then the Inno Multi Cradle Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Down # INA452 or the Swagman EXO Aero # S65145 will work. The benefit of the Inno is the low profile nature and the benefit of the Swagman is that it sits upright and is...
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  • Compatibility of 65 Inch Long Aero bars for 2015 Chevy Suburban
  • Sure thing. For your 2015 Chevy Suburban, you can use the following components to get your 65 inch aero bars: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars- 65" Long # RRVA165B-2 Metal Cores # RRVA-LEC4 RCH Legs - Fixed Mounting Points # RRRCH4 Custom RCP Fit Kit # RRRCP43-BK This will give you 65 inch long aero bars on your Suburban. It will utilize the same confirmed fit legs and fit kit of the 59 inch roof rack system confirmed to fit your 2015 model.
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  • Will Rhino Rack Roof Rack Feet Fit Thule Roof Tracks
  • The good news is that the roof rack manufacturers all decided to use the same channel dimensions so the roof rack accessories for roof channels basically all are interchangeable between (most) brands. Thule and Rhino Rack do work together just fine. For the feet you would need the part # RRRLT600 and then for 65 inch crossbars you would want the part # RRVA165B-2.
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  • Availability of Black 65 inch Long Rhino Rack Aero Crossbars
  • We have black 65 inch long Rhino Rack aero crossbars with part # RRVA165B-2 for a pair. We offer several different cross bar lengths in this style but it's important to make sure you go with the recommended length from Rhino Rack otherwise the bars may not fit.
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  • Will Thule UpRide Bike Rack Fit T-Slot of Rhino-Rack Vortex Crossbars for Track Mount System
  • Yes, the Thule UpRide # TH599000 will fit the T-Slot channels of the Rhino-Rack Vortex crossbars. The Rhino-Rack tracks don't have extra end caps available but I do have another solution for you. I confirmed this with my contact at Rhino-Rack. The Yakima tracks, similar to the Rhino-Rack tracks, do have replacement end caps that will allow you to easily do what you are wanting to do. The Yakima tracks come in 3 different lengths; 42" # Y01126, 54" # Y01127, and 60" # Y01135. You will...
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  • Roof Rack Compatible With Carrying Two 17 Foot Canoes On A 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE
  • For your 2017 Toyota Highlander, I recommend the Roof Rack by Rhino Rack. This vehicle's suggested roof rack includes the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA137B-2, the RCH Legs for Rhino-Rack Crossbars and Pioneer Platforms - Fixed Mounting Points # RRRCH4, and the Custom RCP Fit Kit # RRRCP31-BK. I also recommend the metal lock cores # RRVA-LEC4. This rack has a rated capacity of 175 lbs and is not restricted by canoe length with the 28 inch...
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  • Rhino Rack Leg and Crossbar Compatibility with Thule Track on Fiberglass Topper
  • The Rhino-Rack Quick Mount Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRRLT600 are compatible with the Thule track already on your fiberglass topper. Then you can use the aero crossbars to complete your assembly. We have the following length options: 59 inch # RRVA150B-2 65 inch # RRVA165B-2 71 inch # RRVA180B-2 79 inch # RRVA200B-2 If you will be using the t-slot, I recommend also getting the Metal Cores - Qty 4 # RRVA-LEC4.
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  • Recommended Feet for Roof Rack To Fit 2.1 Inch Pipe Bed Rails
  • The Thule Evo Raised Rail Feet for Thule Crossbars - Factory Raised Rails - Qty 4 # TH710401 will not fit a 2.1 inch pipe nor will the Yakima TimberLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars # Y00147. They are not designed for that diameter. Your best option is the Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails - Qty 4 # RRSX008 paired with bars that are the proper length for fit. 49" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA126B-2 54" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA137B-2 65" Long - Qty 2...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System w/ 2 Vortex Aero Crossbars Longest Bar Option
  • The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Track Mount System longest bar option is # Y02-500B-ST with 65" long bars. You can also purchase them separately with part # RRVA165B-2. Please keep in mind the roof rack system is vehicle specific. If you tell me your year, make and model I can confirm it fits.
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  • Will the Thule Hullavator Work With Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars On a 2016 Ford Flex
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 comes with the attachments that you will need for the channels/tracks on your Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar so you will not need anything else for this. However, the Hullavator requires that you have 4" of crossbar overhang past your mounting feet in order to offer sufficient clearance. The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar is not offered in a 62" length but it is offered in 59" as part # RRVA150B-2 and 65" as part # RRVA165B-2. The 59"...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack Compatible with Thule Hullavator For 2013 Honda CR-V
  • For the Thule Traverse Towers and that fit kit for your 2013 Honda CR-V have been discontinued. My recommendation is to use the following for your roof rack to give you great quality with a reasonable price point. The Hullavator requires longer crossbars so I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA165B-2, the 2500 series Legs # RRRLKVA, and then the fit kit # DK284. The # THXADAPT11 will be needed with aero bars and the Thule Hullavator...
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  • Crossbars for 2013 Mercedes Benz G-Class for OEM Roof Cargo Box
  • In order to get your cargo box to fit, I'd recommend going with Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars. The crossbars are elliptical which will be much more aerodynamic and will lead to much less turbulence and wind noise. The Vortex Aero crossbars have channels running across the top that would accommodate the bolts from your cargo box, as long as the heads of the bolts are between 7/16 and 7/8 of an inch in width. For a 2013 Mercedes Benz G-Class, you'd need the following parts: 65 inch...
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  • How To Use the Thule Hullavator on a 2017 GMC Yukon XL
  • In order to install the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 on your 2017 GMC Yukon XL with flush side rails (only option) you must have an aftermarket roof rack with at least 4" of overhang past the mounting feet. The factory roof rack for your Yukon XL does not have this overhang which is why you need to go aftermarket. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System part # RRVA165B-2, part # RRRCH4, and part # RRRCP43-BK. The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System...
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  • Best Type of Crossbar To Use with the Thule Hullavator on a 2017 GMC Yukon XL
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 can indeed be used with both square crossbars via clamp-on attachments as well as aero crossbars via the track system. However, I would not say that one is stronger than the other. Roof rack manufacturers do extensive testing on their track systems and I cannot say I have ever heard of anyone having an issue with the tracks deforming. The main reason I recommend using aero crossbars is because they are much quieter than the square crossbars....
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  • Lockable Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Chevy Express Van
  • You can install locks onto the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA165B-2, # RRRL150GMC-2, and # RRVA-FK1-2 that has been confirmed as a fit for you van, but you would need to buy that separately as part # RRVA-LEC4.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2011 Toyota Tacoma with A.R.E. Overland Cap
  • The A.R.E. Overland cap on your 2011 Toyota Tacoma is equipped with Yakima rails/tracks and the most cost efficient roof rack setup we have this is compatible is the Rhino-Rack Aero Bar System that consists of # RRRLT600 for the Quick Mount Legs and # RRVA165B-2 for 65 inch Vortex Crossbars. This will give you a really durable, sleek, and quiet roof rack on your truck cap. To secure the 2 kayaks to the crossbars I recommend two of the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carriers # E98878. These...
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