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  • Difference Between Rhino-Rack Vortex And Thule Aeroblade Roof Racks For 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Both the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero and Thule AeroBlade roof rack systems have very nice features and would work well for your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. Both systems are designed to work on vehicles that have the flush mounted rail system. As far as the design or advantages or disadvantages of the Rhino-Rack system versus the Thule system, it is very difficult to say it has features that are better than the Thule. They both have very similar crossbar designs and features but the Rhino-Rack has...
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  • How to Determine if 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has E-Group Roof For Picking Out Roof Rack
  • The E-Group rails are ones that have a chrome section that runs down the middle of the rail. The non-E-Group rails are totally black without a chrome section. I attached a picture that has the chrome section pictured. If your roof has the E-Group rails you would need the part # RSP27 that you referenced as that is what this rack is designed to fit. Otherwise you'd need the Yakima roof rack part numbers # Y00422, # Y00146, and # Y06121.
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  • What Roof Rack for 2013 Nissan Rogue With Naked Roof
  • Roof rails on your 2013 Rogue are a factory-only option. We cannot offer these rails themselves on an aftermarket basis. However, we can offer you several options for roof racks that can be fitted to a 2013 Nissan Rogue with a naked roof (meaning a roof with no factory-installed side rails or crossbars). Differences between products suitable for your Rogue will include shape, length and color of the crossbars, weight capacity of the rack system, and how quiet the rack is during highway...
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  • Troubleshooting Loud Whistling After Rhino Rack Roof Rack Install
  • Did you install the rubber strip in the upper and lower channel of the crossbars? What you described sounds like you are missing that as these are aero bars and should not be whistling at all. If there are any holes in the channel on the bottom or top of the bar they should be covered to get rid of the noise. Or you can use a fairing like part # RRRF3 to direct the air over the rack.
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  • Recommended Method to Carry Kayaks on 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE with Factory Roof Rack
  • There are several ways you can go to rig your 2015 Toyota Highlander with fixed factory roof crossbars for transporting kayaks. Adding a secondary roof rack is not an option, however, since aftermarket racks would have to use the same mounting points as your OEM bars. I confirmed this with my contacts at both Rhino-Rack and Thule. But there are also other ways you can carry kayaks that might give you additional cargo-carrying capabilities and/or possibly save you some money as compared...
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  • Comparing the Sizes of Rhino-Rack Foxwing and Eco 2.1 Awnings
  • I will be happy to go over the dimension differences between the regular Foxwing Awning, such as RR31100, and the Eco 2.1, # RR31117. Foxwing RR31100 is 98 inches long by 7 feet wide by 7.2 feet tall. The Eco 2.1 is 79 inches long by 8 feet wide by 10-1/2 feet tall. The specs provided by Rhino-Rack do not indicate feet or inches, meters, or anything else so I had to call my contact to clarify the measurements which is where the above information came from.
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  • Roof Rack to Fit in Factory Side Rails on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Rhino-Rack roof rack # RSP27 is designed to fit a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the chrome side rails that run front to back. the feet will attach to the channel in the side rails so the clamps will not be visible.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • If you have flush rails that run front to back on the roof of your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee that have a chrome rail on top of them the Rhino Rack part numbers # RRVA126B-2, # RLCP27, and # RRVA-FK2-2 would be the correct parts you would need. If instead you have a naked roof you would want the part numbers # THLB58, # TH480, and # THKIT1656.
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  • Rhino-Rack Vehicle Awnings Comparison Between the Foxwing and the Foxwing Eco 2.1
  • The Foxwing Awning for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero and Heavy-Duty Crossbars has been discontinued. However to answer your question, it fits crossbars with a minimum spread of 31-1/2 inches where the Foxwing Eco 2.1 # RR31117 fits crossbars with a minimum spread of 27-1/2 inches. There is also a difference in coverage. The discontinued Foxwing covers 107.6 sq feet and the Eco 2.1 covers 72 sq feet. Those are the only differences.
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  • Fit of Rhino Rack 2500 Series Euro Style Crossbar Roof Rack on 2015 Dodge Durango
  • The Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack you mentioned that consists of # DS137B and # DK299 is indeed a fit for your 2015 Durango. The clamps are plastic coated to prevent scratching. Because the bars are square, you'll get some noise caused by wind turbulence. This can be reduced by using a fairing like part # RRRF4. Using a Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack, consisting of # RRVA137B-2 crossbars, # RRRLKVA feet and the # DK299 clamp kit would be a good deal more quiet due to the aerodynamic...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Volkswagen Passat
  • Yes, you can install a Rhino-Rack roof rack on your 2017 Volkswagen Passat with naked roof. First, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex crossbars # RRVA126B-2. They are aerodynamic and light weight. They are also available in silver, # RRVA126S-2. For a leg kit to mount the bars to I recommend # RRRLKVA and for a custom clamp kit to attach to the roof I recommend # DK323. I have linked a video showing and example installation for you.
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  • Compatibility of Thule Roof-Mount Bike Racks with Rhino Rack 2500 Series Cross Bars
  • The Rhino Rack 2500 Series cross bars measure 3-1/2 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches tall. Most of the Thule roof-mounted racks that use clamps like the Circuit XT, # TH526XT or the Sidearm, # TH594XT will fit your cross bar. Other Thule racks can use an adapter to mount in the slot on top of the bar should fit, as the slot is of similar dimension to those used on Thule Aero Blade cross bars. If you would care to respond with the specific model number of your Thule bike rack, I would be happy...
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  • Will Installing Roof Rack on 2011 Ford Flex w/ Vista Roof Cause Glass Panels to Leak
  • I have included a link to all of the roof racks that we offer for the 2011 Ford Flex with the vista roof. These roof rack systems do not come in contact with the roof panels so I am not aware as to how they would cause leakage but I made a few calls to my contacts at our roof rack manufacturers just to confirm. Each said that they have no reported issues with the roof racks causing any problems with the glass roof panels. With this being said, I recommend taking a look at the Rhino-Rack...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback
  • For your 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack consisting of: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B-2 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA Custom DK Fit Kit # DK489 Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps - Metal Cores # RRVA-LEC4 This roof rack on your vehicle is rated for a max capacity of 165 lbs and will work well with your current kayak carriers. I checked your owners manual and there is not a weight capacity referenced, so the 165 lbs is your max...
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  • Roof Rack Options for 2014 Chevy Equinox with Naked Roof
  • When we describe a roof as a naked roof that means the vehicle has absolutely no hardware whatsoever on the roof. If it has tracks that run front to back then the vehicle will have different roof rack fits. The Rhino-Rack 2500 Series rack, consisting of parts # DS118B and # DK226, does use clamps that grab onto the door jambs. This racks fits your Equinox if there is no hardware at all on the roof. If your Equinox has factory rails that run front-to-back then you have other options from...
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  • What Roof Racks Fit 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Hard Top Roof
  • Roof racks for your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hardtop are available from Yakima and Thule. I have included a link to our product page that shows all four available rack systems for your Jeep. The main differences between the available racks are their crossbar spread (the distance between front and rear crossbars once mounted to your Wrangler) and the shapes of the crossbars themselves. A wider crossbar spread makes it easier to transport longer items. The wing-like aero shape crossbar...
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  • Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Cargo Carrier For Rails On Truck Topper
  • The Quick Mount Leg Spacers for Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platforms - Qty 4 # RRQMPLHS01-4 are designed to be used with the Rhino-Rack Quick Mount Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - RTC and RT Roof Rack Tracks - Qty 4 # RRRLT600. You can then add a pioneer platform like # RR42115BF. If you want to forgo the pieces, the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack - Track Mount - 60" Long x 49" Wide # JA9022 includes everything you need to mount the platform directly to the track rails. If your truck...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 1998 Jeep Cherokee with Flush Factory Roof Rails
  • I have a great roof rack solution for your 1998 Jeep Cherokee with flush mounted roof rails that run front to back, but the Rhino Rack part # RRJA2542 is not designed to fit those rails. Instead we have the INNO rack part numbers # INB127, # INTR, and # INTR103 which is a fit for the roof style you have on your Cherokee so this would be your best option.
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  • Does Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform JA8798 Attach to Roof Rack Crossbars on a 2015 Chevy Colorado
  • The 60 x 49 inch Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform rack # JA8798 comes with everything needed to mount the carrier to the roof of a 2015 Chevy Colorado crew cab. It does not need roof rack crossbars and actually the crossbars will have to be removed to mount the carrier. The parts used to mount the carrier that are included with JA8798 are the following: # RR42100BF # RRQMFK08 (x2) # RRQMHD05 (x2) # RRQMW05 # RRQMW10 # RRRLT600
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  • Replacing Lock Cores on Rhino-Rack Locks
  • First, you are going to need a key for the old locks. The key is needed to depress the tumblers in the locks you have. Otherwise you will not be able to get them out. What is the number on the face of the locks you have? With the key inserted you will then need access to the back of the lock. At the back there is a metal tab holding the lock in. Use a flat blade tool or knife to press that tab down while at the same time pushing the lock out from the back. To insert a new lock put...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • We have roof rack options for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, but there are no roof racks for the 2014 Toyota Prius that will work with the Ridgeline. The 2017 Ridgeline will require an entirely new roof rack. Below are a few of my recommendations. If the Ridgeline has a bare roof, then I recommend looking at the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack, # RRRS717B. This roof rack uses their Vortex Aero crossbars for reduced wind resistance and noise. Unfortunately the square bars that you currently have...
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  • Can Rhino-Rack RTC Roof Rack Tracks be Cut to a Certain Length
  • You could trim the Rhino-Rack roof rack tracks # RTC14 if you needed or wanted to. Just make sure that the cuts are perfectly straight up and down so the end caps will fit properly. Rhino-Rack does offer the tracks in other lengths. The shortest set is # RTC8JW at 31-1/2 inches long. If you need a specific size I can check to see if we have an exact match. The tracks are compatible with Rhino-Rack RLTP legs # RLTP, RLCP legs, # RLT500, and RLTF legs, # RLTF.
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  • Value Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Kia Soul With Bare Roof
  • I have roof rack options for your 2017 Kia Soul that will use the factory mounting points on your roof, but all of the Rhino-Rack roof rack options use the clamps with the side straps. If you want to stay around the same price point as the Rhino-Rack 2500 Roof Rack, # DS126B, that you mentioned, then you will want to take a look at the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack, # 59789. This roof rack has the same weight capacity of 165 lbs, which is the weight capacity for the entire roof rack,...
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  • Best Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Jeep Cherokee
  • The Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack part number # THARB53 and # TH450R is a confirmed fit for the factory raised rails that are on your 2017 Jeep Cherokee. The aero shaped bars give an OEM look and provide minimal wind noise and great fuel mileage. I attached an install video for this rack on a similar 2017 Cherokee as yours as well.
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  • Is Awning Vertical Bracket Included With Replacement Rhino-Rack Awning Mount Kit
  • The Replacement Rhino-Rack Awning Mount Kit, part # RR31105 does not include a bar to attach the Rhino-Rack Sunseeker II Roll-Out Awning, part # RR32105 to your vehicle. The mount kit is attached to the crossbars on your vehicle and provide a base that the Awning bracket attaches to. In the attached photo the bracket indicated with the red arrow is included with the # RR32105 awning kit. The # RR31105 is the kit that allow you to attach the awning bracket to your crossbars.
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  • How Hard is it to Remove a Rhino-Rack Roof Rack when Not in Use
  • You would need to use the Allen key to remove the Rhino-Rack roof rack # RRRS323 every time. But it isn't as difficult or time-consuming as it sounds. After you have done the initial installation and have taken the rack off and put it back on a couple of times, it might take you all of 5 minutes to remove it or put it back on. I have included links to a video review and the instructions for you.
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  • Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier and Roof Rack for a 2011 Jeep Patriot with Factory Raised Rails
  • When using the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier, # S512, on your 2011 Jeep Patriot with factory raised side rails and no cross bars, you can use the Thule locking roof rack # TH45050. I have linked a video showing installation of this roof rack for you.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation For 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • If you have the flush mount side rails on your 2015 Toyota Highlander, we have just what you need. If you have the Thule AeroBlade part # THARB53, you would just need to order part # THKIT3134, and part # TH460R. The kit is designed specifically for your 2015 Highlander. If your crossbars are Thule but not 53 inches long, you would need to order the # THARB53 as well. Unfortunately, the Thule crossbars will not fit the Rhino-Rack feet designed to fit your Highlander. If you...
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  • Recommended Fairing for Rola Sport Series Roof Rack on 2011 VW GTI 3 Door
  • The Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with GTX Mounting System for Naked Roofs # 59736 has crossbars that are 3-1/8 inches by 1 inch and the Rhino-Rack Fairing for Roof Racks - 38" Long Item # RRRF2 will be a great fit for your 2011 VW GTI 3 door with that roof rack. Adding a fairing like this will reduce drag and wind noise.
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  • Are the Rhino-Rack Track Mount RLTP Legs Compatible with Yakima Tracks
  • We had the Rhino-Rack Track Mount RLTP Legs, # RLTP, and the Yakima tracks in stock so I pulled them from our warehouse and made a short video for you. I do have a solution for you, however the Rhino-Rack feet are not compatible with the Yakima tracks. Instead, I recommend using the Rhino-Rack RTC Tracks, # RTC14. These tracks are 55 inches long and are compatible with the RLTP legs. They are also more economically priced over the Yakima tracks which will save you some money. I...
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