Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 71" Long - Qty 2

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 71" Long - Qty 2

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  • Crossbars
  • Rhino Rack
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 71 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 - 71" Long - Qty 2 part number RRVA180B-2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRVA180B-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: 71" 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).



VA180B Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Aluminum Cross Bars - Black - 71" Long - Qty 2





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2019 Nissan NV 1500

2012 - 2019 Nissan NV 2500

2012 - 2019 Nissan NV 3500

2014 - 2019 Ram ProMaster 1500

2014 - 2019 Ram ProMaster 2500

2014 - 2019 Ram ProMaster 3500

2015 - 2019 Ford Transit T150

2015 - 2019 Ford Transit T250

2015 - 2019 Ford Transit T350

2017 - 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 with high roof

2017 - 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with high roof

2017 - 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 3500 with high roof

2017 - 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 with high roof

2017 - 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 with standard roof

2017 - 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with standard roof

2017 - 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 3500 with standard roof

2017 - 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 with standard roof




Video of Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 71" 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 - 71" Long - Qty 2 - RRVA180B-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (464 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.

- RRVA180B-2
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2015 Ford F-150

Ordered Item: Y02-500B to mount over my Tonneau cover on my 2015 Ford F150 with a 6.5' truck bed. Mounted side rails that crossbars slide in to a piece of 2"x1" aluminum square tubing. Mounted to truck bed with compression stake pocket inserts. 65" crossbars were 2" short and had to order Item: RRVA180B-2 to get the 71" crossbars. Had to customize several parts but overall I am very happy with the outcome as there is not many options that are minimally invasive for a permanent installation. (Zero holes were drilled into truck bed all mounting was completed with compression stake pocket mounts. I am able to use all attachments for summer and winter activities. (bike mounts, snowboard mounts, paddle board SUP mounts, and fishing rod mounts) Picture with my Thule SUP Taxi mounts. Plus rack is easily removed with 4 bolts. Can also access and use bakflip tonneau cover by removing crossbars in less than 20 seconds. 617516



- RRVA180B-2
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2017 Ram 1500

These crossbars are light yet very strong. And they were extremely easy to assemble to the feet. A high quality product at a more competitive price. 595119



- RRVA180B-2
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Drove over the mountain to go biking last weekend and it did a great job. I will definitely recommend it to family and friends. 556430



- RRVA180B-2
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Ford Transit Connect

These aero roof rack bars look great, and went together in a couple hours. This kit for the Ford Transit full size van has a base plate that bolts directly to the roof, the ordinary Rhino columns and high quality load bars. The rubber strips on top of the bars cut wind noise, as well as protecting the bar surface. 285795


Comments

A year in, the bars are holding up well, but Im not overly pleased with the rubber strips on top. They get pushed into their grooves by the kayak, and fall out when the boat is removed.

Dave S - 10/31/2017

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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



- 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

57284

- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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

16040

- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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 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



- 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



- 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



- 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

38154

- 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



- 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

6586

- 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

26409

- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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


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

48009

- 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

42343

- 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



- 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



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


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



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


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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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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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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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



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Nice quality product and I like how it attaches to the vehicle. It was easy to install. The unexpected downside is, these racks are slightly large diameter than those by Yakima. I own 4 or 5 Yakima accessories that I just assumed would mount on these as well, but none of them fit and there don't seem to be any adapters that will work. 426434



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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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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Factory Tracks
  • We have a few systems that will fit the factory tracks on your 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. If you want the 2 Crossbar system, I recommend the following: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - 71" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA180B-2 Quick Mount Legs - RTC and RT Roof Rack Tracks - Qty 4 # RRRLT600 Quick Mount Nuts - Factory Tracks - Qty 8 # RRQMFK11-2 Metal lock cores # RRVA-LEC4 If you want the 3 Crossbar system, I recommend the following: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum -...
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  • Roof Rack Track System for a 2014 Ford F-150 with Tonneau Cover
  • I do have what you need to add a roof rack track system to your bed rails above the tonneau cover but the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B will not work for you because the crossbars are not long enough to span the width of your truck bed and the tracks are not made for a metal bedside. Generally speaking, the maximum width between the tracks will be about 3" shorter than the overall length of the crossbar. The distance from the bottom of the track to the bottom of the crossbar...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System That Will Fit 66 Inch Wide Truck Bed
  • We do have a solution for you that will work with your 66 inch wide truck bed, but the 65" crossbars of the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System w/ 2 Vortex Aero Crossbars - Track Mount # Y02-500B will not be long enough to fit the width of your truck's 66" bed. Instead, what you can do is purchase the parts of this roof rack individually, along with longer crossbars. What you need is the following: - Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 63" Long # RTC16 - Rhino-Rack Quick...
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  • Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack for 2011 Ford Van
  • Yes, the square bars for the Rhino-Rack Gutter Mount Roof Rack you mentioned seeing for your 2011 Ford E350 Van can be swapped out for aero-style crossbars. For your Ford Van you will just need the Gutter Mount Legs # RL150S10 along with the 71" Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA180B-2 in Black or # RRVA180S-2 for Silver.
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  • What Are The Longest Rhino-Rack Aero Crossbars Available
  • The longest Rhino-Rack crossbars we offer are 71 inches. I spoke with my contact at Rhino-Rack and they told me the longest Aero crossbar they offer is 71 inches. The 71 inch Aero crossbars we carry are the Vortex. These crossbars have Vortex strips in the top C-channel to reduce wind drag and noise. The channel will work with several carriers and accessories, or the bars will work with wrap-around carriers and accessories. These work with Rhino-Rack legs manufactured 2014 and later...
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  • How To Use Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars with Rhino-Rack Gutter Mount Legs On a 2011 Ford Van
  • In order to install the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars part # RRVA180B-2 on your Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Legs part # RL150S10 you will also need to use the RLTP Leg Adapters for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars part # RRVA-FK1.
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  • Using the Yakima Skybox 21 on a 2017 Ford Transit T250 With Rhino-Rack Roof Crossbars
  • You're right, there are some bars that don't fit the Skybox clamps. Specifically, the Rhino Rack HD bars are not able to fit these clamps, but the Vortex Aero bars will fit the clamps. For your vehicle, I recommend the following kit: Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars, 70 Inches, Silver, part # RRVA180S-2, or Black, part # RRVA180B-2 Rhino Rack RLTP Legs for Fixed Points, part # RRRLTPFC-2 Rhino Rack Leg Adapters, part # RRVA-FK1-2 This will install a fixed-point system to your...
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  • Rain Gutter Towers for 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Legs - Gutter Mount - 5-9/10" Tall - Qty 4 # RL150S13-2 are measured from the inside channel of the rain gutter to the underside of the crossbar according to my tech contact at Rhino-Rack. This may or may not give you enough clearance for your 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser factory roof rack clearance when you have some flex in the crossbars. If you need taller towers, the rain gutter mounts you want are the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Legs - 8-3/10" Tall - Qty 2 # RL210S2...
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  • Will the Inno Shaper 80 Roof Cargo Basket Work With Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
  • Yes, the Inno Shaper 80 Roof Cargo Basket part # INXA568 will work with the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars like part # RRVA180B-2. The t-bolts that come with the Inno Shaper will fit perfectly into the channels on the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero. In regards to crossbar spread, the 36" you have now will be fine as the only requirement is more than 20". If you want to adjust this however you can but just be sure not to go less than 20" apart front to back on center.
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  • Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack to Fit Tracks on Top of Tonneau Cover
  • I wish we had something that fit your older Thule roof rack feet but the Rhino Rack bars as well as the newer Thule Aeroblade bars aren't going to fit the feet you have. But you have a track system on the bed rails or the tonneau cover? We do have Thule roof racks that can fit the roof tracks of a track like what you have. For that you would want the Thule fit kit part # THKIT3101, the feet part # TH460R, and then crossbars like the 58 inch bars # TH711520.
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  • How To Use the Rhino-Rack Batwing on a 2004 Jeep Wrangler with Smittybilt Roof Rack
  • I may have an option for you but I took a look at the Smittybilt Roof Rack that you have on your 2004 Jeep Wrangler and the only way I can think of to attach one of our Rhino-Rack Batwing Awnings is with new crossbars. The reason for this is that the awning requires a top channel to mount and the round crossbars you have do not possess this top channel. The best option we have for new crossbars are the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars part # RRVA180B-2 for 71" long or part # RRVA200B-2...
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  • Is TracRac Sliding Ladder Rack Compatible with Additional Lower Sliding Roof Rack
  • Thule has not yet made a roof rack style connection to work with their sliding base rails but you are not the first person to ask. Basically you can make something work, but there is not a warrantied application available or a confirmed weight rating, so it would be a one-off custom. What you can do if you want to proceed is you can use the Replacement Modular Slider for TracRac G-2 Truck Bed Ladder Left Front/Right Rear # TA01-42003 and Right Front/Left Rear # TA01-42004 which are...
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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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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Carrier for 2017 Winnebago Travato on Ram ProMaster 3500 Chassis
  • Does your 2017 Winnebago Travato on a Ram ProMaster 3500 chassis already have a roof rack? If not Rhino Rack has an option that is a fit for this chassis which consists of Crossbars # RRVA180B-2, RLTP Legs for Factory Fixed Mounting Points # RRRLTPFD and RLTP Leg Adapters # RRVA-FK1-2. If the solar panel on your Winnie is in the middle of the rig and can potentially interfere with installing this roof rack another option to consider is the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack # 298-SX6000...
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  • Difference Between Rhino Rack Roof Rack and Pioneer Platform Rack for 2018 Ram ProMaster 2500
  • The difference between the roof rack and platform rack is that one is a basic roof rack while the other is a platform tray that is compatible with many different accessories and does not require the use of crossbars. The Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack # JB0181 gives you a platform tray that is 99-1/2" long x 62-7/16" wide so you can carry a ton of cargo. It is aerodynamic and has channels that allow you to mount accessories and has a 220 lb capacity. It is the most effective way to...
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  • Roof Rack for 2014 Ram ProMaster 3500 Conversion Van
  • We do offer specialized roof racks made for tops of vans like your Promaster 3500 and for use on camper shells. We also offer a wide range of paddle board carriers that either mount onto the roof rack or that can be used directly on the roof surface, like foam block carrier # S65156 from Swagman. We even have the awesome vacuum-cup-mount SeaSucker paddle board carrier # 298-BX1806 that gives you the flexibility to position the carrier on almost part of the roof surface. For a rack for...
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  • Roof Rack for a 2018 NO BO 19.7 Travel Trailer
  • I did some checking and the 2018 NO BO 19.7 uses Rhino-Rack roof rack components as part of their option Overlander Package on the 19 series. The bars themselves are # RRVA180B-2 for a pair. The feet it uses are track mount feet. What I do not know is if the roof already has the tracks or if those are also needed to add the rack. It might be a bit of a chore to check but if you see tracks at the back of the roof then you would not need to add them separately. If it does not have the...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2017 Ford Transit T250
  • I do have an option for you, however Yakima does not offer any roof rack accessories such as the needed channels that are confirmed to fit your new 2017 Ford Transit T250. The most economical option available for a roof rack that will fit the Ford Transit while also allowing use of just about any roof mounted accessory is with the Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack. This system consists of # RRVA180B-2 for the two 71 inch Aero Crossbars, # RRRLTPFC-2 for the Legs that will attach to the...
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  • Rhino-Rack Track Mount System for Bed Rails of 2019 Chevy Silverado with Longer Crossbars
  • Obtaining the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System # Y02-500B with longer crossbars is just a matter of piecing out the system into its individual components. You will just need the Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Tracks # RTC16 that install on top of the bed rails, the Quick Mount Legs # RRRLT600, and the longer 71" Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA180B-2. This will give you the same exact system that you mentioned but with the longer crossbars to reach across the bed of your Silverado.
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  • Recommended Legs and Crossbars Compatible with Roof Track System on Trailer for Roof Rack System
  • The Rhino-Rack RT-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Rivet Mount - 50" Long - Qty 2 # RRRTV128 will work well on the top of your trailer. You will simply want to add the Rhino-Rack Quick Mount Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRRLT600 and then the desired width crossbars like # RRVA180B-2 and metal cores # RRVA-LEC4.
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