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Stromberg Carlson Roof Rail for RVs - Aluminum - 75 lbs

Stromberg Carlson Roof Rail for RVs - Aluminum - 75 lbs

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Use this roof rail to carry cargo on the top of your RV. The universal rail is 90" wide and can be trimmed to fit any size roof. Bright anodized aluminum is rust resistant. Hardware and 7 roof stanchions are included for mounting. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson Roof Rail for RVs - Aluminum - 75 lbs part number LA-500 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Roof Rack - LA-500

  • RV and Camper Systems
  • Round Bars
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Silver
  • Aluminum

Use this roof rail to carry cargo on the top of your RV. The universal rail is 90" wide and can be trimmed to fit any size roof. Bright anodized aluminum is rust resistant. Hardware and 7 roof stanchions are included for mounting.


  • Roof rail helps to contain cargo and provides tie-down points on the top of your RV
  • Universal design fits any size roof
    • Rear tubes can be trimmed on both ends for narrow RVs
  • 7 Stanchions are included for even rail support
  • Anodized aluminum tubes are rust resistant
  • Easy assembly with 4 swaged tubes and included hardware
    • Tubes slide into one another
    • Stanchions cover rail connection points
    • Set screws secure the stanchions around the tubes to hold the rail together
    • Wood screws secure the stanchions to your roof


  • Rail dimensions (assembled): 59-5/8" long x 90" wide
  • Stanchion dimensions: 2" wide x 4" tall
  • Tube diameter: 1"
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Rail weight: 10 lbs

Installing this roof rail is easy. The 4 tubes are swaged so that they fit inside of one another. Connect the 2 rear tubes, and slide each 90-degree angle bend into the side rails.

Seven stanchions are included with the rail. Secure 1 stanchion over each connection point to ensure that the tubes stay joined. Then, evenly space the rest of the stanchions on the rail, and secure them with the included set screws. Finish the installation by mounting the stanchion bases on your roof with the included wood screws. Drilling is required for this step. When you're finished, be sure to caulk around all the holes in your roof to prevent any water from seeping in.

If your roof isn't wide enough for the 90" section of rail, you can trim it to fit. The rear rail comes in 2 pieces. When trimming, cut equal amounts off of the non-angled ends of the rear tubes. Then join the tubes as you would normally.

LA-500 Stromberg Carlson RV Roof Rack - 59-5/8" Long x 90" Wide - 75 Pounds

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Video Transcript for Stromberg Carlson RV Roof Rail Installation

Adam: What's going on, everybody Adam here with Etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Stromberg Carlson roof rails for your RVs, campers, or pop-up campers. So this roof rack set up is going to be great to allow you to actually utilize your roof. Whether it's on an RV or a camper or especially on pop-up campers, just because we can't really fill the pop-up camper up with a lot of our gear. So if you have a full family and a full car or just a lot of stuff, we're going to be able to get a lot of that stuff out of the car and up onto the roof here. It's going to make everybody a lot more comfortable and we don't really have to try and shove everything in here and have to pack light.

You'll be able to pack everything you need and strap it all down on these bars.So we are going to have seven different brackets here to hold the bars in place, and they are going to sit up about four inches from the top of your roof. The are going to be made of aluminum along with the one inch diameter tubing, and that's going to get us a weight capacity of 75 pounds. One thing you do need to make sure of is to not go over that 75 pounds of capacity. This is going to be mainly good for using something like our waterproof bag. We have in Etrailer waterproof bag that actually has straps that'll strap down to here, but I do recommend getting other ratchet straps as well.

Make sure that you get a ratchet strap hook that's going to be able to fit around a one inch diameter round tube just to make sure we can actually get it to hook onto this to get all of our cargo cinched down properly.We are going to be able to get a lot of the light items, and honestly there is a lot of room up here. We are going to have about 60 inches long by a possible 90 inches wide. When I say that, I mean that is the largest it can come with, but we actually ended up cutting the front bars here to make it fit this roof. So you have that option as well. To begin our installation, what we want to do is just start mocking it up on the top of whatever you may be putting it on.

Right now, we have a pop-up camper. So I have it mocked up. Everything's nice and even.q So pretty much what we need to do is figure out exactly where we want it and then we're going to have to cut down on the width depending on how wide whatever you may be putting this on is. So right now we have 90 inches of bar to work with but we're only really needing about 69.5 inches.So what we're going to do is we're going to take these front bars over here and we're going to go ahead and cut them down to length so they're going to fit nice. Once you get it mocked up on your roof, measure from one side of the center of the pipe to the other side of the center of the pipe, and then keep that measurement.

And then what we're going to do is take 90 inches and subtract that measurement, and that's the overall width of the amount of pipe that we need to take off of our bars. So for my instance, I want the two bars to be centered where they connect, so I'm going to take that measurement and then divide it by two.In our instance, it's about 10 and 3/8 of an inch, so go ahead and do your best to mark it up. And then we're going to go ahead and line it up. Whatever you can do to make sure that you're going to make a really even cut is always the best. If the power tools that'll make it great and easy, awesome. If not, you can just use something like this. We just want to make sure it's a pretty clean cut so those two bars mesh together really easily.And there we go. We're not going to using that, so you can do whatever you want with that. Now we're pretty much done. Now we have everything mocked up. This is pretty much what it's going to look like up on a roof. Now we can go ahead and start marking the holes. We're going to do a pre-drilling process just to help those screws get down in there. One thing I am doing, I'm just putting something across it. You can use a two by four if you want just to keep everything down and in place so it's not shifting around as a marking everything. So grab whatever you need, whether it's just a Sharpie or a pen that's full of paint, whatever it may be. Whatever marks it and gets you the right markings is going to be the good thing to do. So go ahead and do that.And once you're done we can go ahead and do that same exact process for all the other holes and then we can start drilling. So I am using the hardware included with the kit, and the right bit for that is going to be an 1/8 inch bit. So go ahead and grab one of those and use that to drill We can do that for the remaining of the holes. Now what we need to do is we need to take some butyl tape. We have some here at Etrailer. If you don't have some, this is just going to help keep all that moisture out of the holes that we drilled so it doesn't get inside our camper here, so be sure to do this. What I'm going to do is just lift this up, put it over the holes to where I need. Move that so you guys can see a little bit. Stretch this stuff out to meet the brackets needs. If you need to double up you can, but not necessary.Put it down, put that bracket on there, and then we can put our hardware through that and that's going to give us a nice, nice seal. So now all you really need is a little phillips bit. I recommend using a power tool but you really don't want to over tighten these. It depends on what kind of material you're drilling into. We're drilling into some sort of a fiberglass top, so we really don't want to over-tighten because then it's not really going to hold much at all. So be mindful of that and be mindful of the material you are drilling into.Next step, we do need to put some self-leveling calk on there. I like to do that just because we have the butyl tape which will take care of the edge of this big bracket, but the water will eventually seep into underneath the heads of these screws. So pretty much just take some of that and put it all on there and it'll level itself out. We just don't want any water getting on the inside of this camper, especially for pop-up campers just because the pop-up campers, they're pretty much enclosed and all confined. So if we get any moisture in there it's really going to cause a lot of problems for the next time we plan on taking it somewhere. So what I'm going to do is actually take some extra precaution and go ahead and calk the edges of our brackets too. This is just something you like to do, again, just to keep that moisture out.Might as well take the time now so we don't have to redo it later or have to deal with whatever that moisture will do. Doesn't take too long. We'll give her a good glob all the way around. So now I have all the other brackets all secured down and sealed up, so we're good there. But this one's a little bit different than the others just because we are going to have it connecting these two bars. We did cut them earlier, as you saw. Now we just want to make sure when we slide it over it's going to go over both bars, but we want to make sure that the two little holes, each hole will be on its own bar if that makes sense. So do the same thing, but just make sure it's as centered as possible. You can feel it underneath, and we are good.Now that everything is all secured down, now all we have to do is just take two of the shorter screws and screw them into these brackets to secure the bars to the brackets. Make sure to get these plenty tight to make sure those bars aren't going to really want to shift around, especially since we are going to be using these to tie stuff down. But once we get that done and do it for the remaining brackets, we're pretty much done. To give you my final thoughts about the roof rack, I really like it just because it's really customizable. It comes with 90 inches of width but we can cut that down to make it fit. We could have maybe put the rails a little bit farther out towards the outside but the way our roof curves, I really wanted to use that curve as the line to actually mount it down, just because I think it looks best.So that's one benefit to this, you can really make it yours. You don't have to have it on the front, you can put it on the back, you can put it sideways. Whatever really works for your situation you can do. But one thing I do want to make sure you guys do is measure twice, drill once because we aren't going to be fixing this to a fixed point or to existing rails, we're pretty much just drilling and then installing. So definitely measure twice and then drill once just to make sure we don't have a bunch of holes in our roof. We don't want our RV roof to look like Swiss cheese. Well everyone, that just about does it for a look at the Stromberg Carlson RV roof rails, and I'm Adam with Etrailer.

Customer Reviews

Stromberg Carlson Roof Rail for RVs - Aluminum - 75 lbs - LA-500

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Use this roof rail to carry cargo on the top of your RV. The universal rail is 90" wide and can be trimmed to fit any size roof. Bright anodized aluminum is rust resistant. Hardware and 7 roof stanchions are included for mounting.


Happy with the new roof rack. Better quality than my original OEM that had the forward ends straight and not attached to roof as in the LA-500. A tree branch got under the forward end of my original and ripped one whole side off pulling the stanchions up and off the roof. The LA-500 design will not allow this to happen. The aluminum tubing is 1" while my original OEM was 7/8th inch. The rack is solid on the roof. Installation was straight forward, but kind of fussy and time consuming with nine stanchions and 29 screws to drill and anchor down, plus two screws anchoring each stanchion to the tubing going through it. The rack width is adjusted by cutting down the rear tubes at the center rear. I cut 1 1/2 inch off each side to narrow a total of 3 inches in width. The screws were phillips head screws and not standard square head RV construction types. Worked OK, so not a problem. Caulking added to time. Arrived quickly, so happy with timely delivery. Wish web site had better pictures and description. I felt like I was winging it a bit on ordering but turned out great.


Very nice roof rack at a great price. More rugged than original and the ends are formed down so they don’t snag branches. ...and of course it was in stock and arrived very quickly.


The vent lids fit good and arrived promptly.




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