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For more than 20 years, ROLA has been Australia's premier vehicle outfitter for roof racks and cargo management products. With a range of innovative products, ROLA has now landed in North America.

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  • Can Any Cargo Baskets be Directly Mounted to Factory Side Rails of 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
  • There are some large rooftop cargo baskets that can mount to your roof side rails without the need for crossbars. Surco offers their 60 x 50 x 5 inch # SPS5060-1101, which weighs 34 lbs, and the 50 x 45 x 5 inch version # SPS4550-1101, which weighs 32 lbs. I have included a link to our department page for all of our cargo baskets where you can see offerings from ten different brands. Most other roof baskets require crossbars for their installation. Since you plan to transport a significant...
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  • Roof Rack Compatible with 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with Panoramic Sun Roof
  • If your Santa Fe does not have factory-installed flush side rails that run front to back on your roof (and I believe that it does not have these) you can select the Rola Roof Rack for the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with Panoramic Sunroof, part # 59779. If your Santa Fe Sport does in fact have the factory-installed roof rails that run front to back on your roof, then you can use the Rola Roof Rack, part # 59766, which is intended for vehicles that do have the factory installed roof...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack For 2015 Honda CR-V With Naked Roof
  • We do have a roof rack that will work for your 2015 Honda CR-V. What we have found is that you cannot have factory side rails added to a vehicle after it has been delivered but we have a solution for you. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack. This features anodized aluminum aerodynamic crossbars with a rubberized Vortex strip in the crossbar top channel to disrupt airflow for a quiet ride. Along with the crossbars the system uses the Series 2500 Legs that include locks to secure...
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  • Carrying Two Kayaks on Bare Vehicle Roof
  • Assuming that the kayaks are narrow enough width-wise to safely fit on the roof of the vehicle, using two foam block carriers like part # SR5525 would be an option as long as the combined weight of the kayaks doesn't exceed the roof capacity of the vehicle. This option is designed to be used on a vehicle with a bare roof, and the straps that hold the kayaks to the roof will pass through the passenger compartment, the doors will need to be closed on the straps. This arrangement has two drawbacks....
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  • Is There A Roof Rack Available To Mount To My Fiberglass Tonneau Cover
  • I do have a solution for you to mount a roof rack to your tonneau cover, but the item you selected, Rola Roof Rack, part # 59833, will not work. What you can use is the Rhino Rack Roof Rack, part # Y02-490, which is designed to attach to tonneau covers. Then you could use the Rhino Rack Roof Cargo Carrier, part # RLBM-U. However, you will be limited to load carrying capacity of your tonneau cover. You will need to contact your tonneau cover manufacturer for the load capacity of your...
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  • Will Other Brands of Roof Rack Accessories Fit on Rola Racks With Elliptical T-Slot Crossbars
  • Rola T-Slot equipped crossbars are intended for Rola accessories but will also work with other brands of similar roof-rack-mount accessories. Since the different brands do not test with each others products there may be instances where a particular T-slot accessory from one maker may not work ideally with the Rola crossbars, but usually we find that these similar systems are compatible. I have included a photo of a Rola T-Slot crossbar showing the dimensions of the slot, which are 0.83...
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  • Do Lights have to be Added to a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • Basically, in any state in the union, if the rear license plate or lights are obscured in any way, a police officer can pull you over, regardless of the specific verbiage of the laws. Beyond that it is just a good idea to add lights for safey. For the Rola cargo carrier # 59502 you can use light kit # 20174. In order to use the lights your vehicle will need to have a 4-Way trailer connector. If your 2012 Toyota Highlander does not have a trailer connector you can use # 118449. I have...
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  • Roof Cargo Carrying Options that Do Not Use a Roof Rack
  • All of the cargo baskets and boxes we offer are meant to attach to crossbars that are first installed on the truck. We do not offer any baskets or boxes that would mount directly to the roof surface. We do offer some roof mounted cargo bags like the Rightline Sport1, part # RL100S10. Although these cargo bags work best with crossbars or a cargo basket, they can be mounted directly to the roof and the mounting straps run through the cab to hold the bag in place. Keep in mind that the...
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  • Raising a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier Out of Exhaust Path on a Buick Enclave
  • On any vehicle that has exhaust that exits straight out the back and not out the side or towards the ground could potentially damage a trailer hitch mounted item and its contents. I believe I have a great solution for you though. To get enough distance from the exhaust you can use multipurpose ball mount # D210 and that will get you plenty far from the exhaust. For a carrier, if using the multipurpose ball mount, you can use any carrier that fits a 2 inch receiver. The receiver portion...
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  • Comparing Rola APE And GTX Roof Racks For 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The Rola roof racks you mentioned are both good roof racks that will work great for your 2016 Grand Cherokee. They both have the same weight capacity of 165-lbs and both are Black aero crossbars and made of aluminum. Both roof racks have the locks included. The difference between the roof racks is that the GTX Series roof rack has a more factory-installed look since the crossbars fit into the lef of the roof rack. For this roof rack you would need to order part # 59967. The APE...
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  • Comparing the etrailer Cargo Bag part # 988501 and the Rola Rola TuffBak Cargo Bag Part # 59119
  • The only difference between the etrailer Cargo Bag part # 988501 and the Rola Rola TuffBak Cargo Bag part # 59119 besides brand is the warranty. The etrailer bag has a lifetime warranty whereas the Rola bag has a five year warranty which is why it is a bit more cost effective. I have attached a review video for you.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2017 Subaru Impreza Sport
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Rola Sport APE Series Roof Rack # 59636 referenced in your question is not a confirmed fit for your 2017 Impreza Sport with no existing rails or crossbars. For a similar aero style crossbar, I recommend the Yakima Roof Rack that consists of # Y00421 for the two 50 inch crossbars, # Y00148 for the SkyLine Towers and # Y00233 for the Landing Pads. This roof rack is confirmed to fit your vehicle and has a weight capacity of 220 pounds, although...
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  • Will a Rola Roof Rack Causing Leaking in a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • When installed in the right place on the roof of your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 the Rola roof rack # R5013 will not cause any leaking. Cases of water trickling in on roof racks is almost always due to the rack being out of position or otherwise improperly installed. For load stops you can use # 59794 for a pair.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CRV with Naked Roof
  • First let's start with a roof rack for your 2015 Honda CR-V that has a naked roof. For a rack that has a smooth top that would allow kayaks to slide onto easily I would go with the Rhino Rack Roof Rack part numbers # RREB137B, # RRRLKVA, # RREB-FK1 and # DK284. The crossbar spread will be 29-1/2 inches. For a kayak carrier that would work well for you I would recommend the Rhino Rack J-Style Carrier part # S512 because it will work well for carrying your kayak and is designed for...
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  • Attaching License Plate to Cargo Carrier
  • The legalities regarding a cargo carrier obscuring a rear license plate can vary widely by state. Your best bet would be to directly contact the State Police or Department of Transportation in the states in which you will be traveling. Many cargo carriers do not provide a dedicated place to attach a license plate. You could drill two holes through the rear rail in order to bolt the plate in place to temporarily attach the plate, if needed. The Rola Cargo Carrier, part # 59502 has...
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  • How to Prevent Rust on the Rola Roof Cargo Basket
  • The Rola Cargo basket part # 59504 that you are looking at has a tendency to rust like you mentioned, but our customers came up with a great solution for this. They use a silicone sealer to seal up all of the tube joints on the basket. Here is what one customer recommended and said the basket is now very rust-proof. If you live in a rainy region (Pac NW, coastal area, etc) I can now strongly recommend that you take a few minutes to rust proof your rack. You don't need to touch the...
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  • Does Rola Roof Rack 59967 for 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Allow Panoramic Roof to Open
  • The roof racks we offer for your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee like the Rola part # 59967 all require you to keep the panoramic sunroofs closed at all times.
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  • Fairing Recommendation for the Rola Roof Rack part # 59833
  • Yes, the Rhino Rack Fairing part # RRRF2 is confirmed to fit the crossbar dimensions of the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack # 59833 that you referenced.
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  • Folding Cargo Carrier for 2010 Chevy Traverse
  • Rola offers a folding carrier, part # 59550 that's compatible with the # 59516 light kit. To see if the basket would work on your vehicle, you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in your receiver to the furthest rearward edge of the rear bumper, as shown in the FAQ article I've linked you to. As long as this distance is less than 7 inches, the carrier would be compatible with your vehicle. Unfortunately, Rola doesn't make a folding version of the # 59502. The Surco...
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  • Does the Rola Roof Mount Cargo Basket # 59504 Rust Faster than Thule or Yakima Baskets
  • The Rola basket # 59504 is a very popular item and I have not heard of any issues with it rusting quicker than a Thule or Yakima basket. Yakima and Thule are big name players in this category whereas Rola is not as well known. They make a good product but do not have as much name recognition so that could be just one factor in the price difference. Rust can occur if you do not take care of a product. Keep it clean and dry if possible and it should not be an issue. One customer had a...
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  • Largest Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier That Can be Used on a Vehicle
  • Hitch-mount cargo carriers that fit 2-inch hitches are available in both enclosed types such as the Rola # 59110 that you referenced as well as flat tray-type carriers like the 24 x 60-inch ProSeries # 63153 which is the largest such carrier we offer. Laws regarding use of cargo carriers vary by state so your local highway patrol can give you details about laws in your areas of travel. However, generally it is permissible to use a carrier as large as can be fitted to your vehicle without...
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  • Where Can Straps be Hooked to on the Rola Dart Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • The holes at the rear of the Rola Dart Cargo Carrier # 59550 are there to install lights, # 20174 or # 59516. A more structurally sound location, such as at the bottom corner, would be better to hook on to. You can hook onto any part of the tray mesh and main supports, where accessible, to secure cargo.
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  • How to Remove a Rola APE Roof Rack # 59834
  • To remove the Rola Sport Extended Series Roof Rack # 59834 you simply would need to reverse the installation process. I attached a link to the installation instructions, you would basically just need to start at the last step of the installation process and work it backwards till the bars are removed. Once you install the roof rack you will get a good feel on what it would take to remove the rack and reinstall it.
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  • Rola Roof-Rack System for the Mazda 3
  • The Rola Extended Series Roof Rack with APE Mounting System, item # 59834, fits the Mazda 5. For a 2009 Mazda 3 there are several other Rola roof rack options depending on how your vehicle is equipped. For a 4-Door with fixed mounting points with no existing rails or crossbars you can use the following Rola roof racks: # 59714 # 59715 For a 4-Door with fixed mounting points with no existing rails or crossbars you can use: # 59714 # 59715
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  • Preventing Bike Wheels From Spinning When Carried on Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack
  • You can use a strap like the Thule Tie-Down Strap, part # 753-2030-03 to secure the front wheel to the frame of the bike or the bike rack to prevent it from turning or spinning. Also when carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bicycles, I would recommend using the Swagman Frame Bike Adapter Bar, part # 64005. This will allow you to carry those types of bikes level on your bike rack. I have included some links to instructions and videos for you.
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  • Installation Instructions for Mounting a Roof Rack in Factory Fixed Points on a 2007 Mazda 5
  • Yes, we have instructions, see link, which detail the installation of the Rola Roof Rack, # 59834, in the factory fixed mounting points, on your 2007 Mazda 5. We also have a video showing the installation of the Thule Podium Aeroblade Roof Rack on a 2006 Mazda 5 that should prove helpful.
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  • Interior Length of Rola Roof Cargo Basket
  • I went out and measured the Rola basket, part # 59504, and it was pretty much right on 48 inches at the center point of the bars on the top of the basket. So it's going to be a pretty tight fit for you. There is a version of this basket with an extender, part # 59504-EXT.
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  • Attaching a Kayak Carrier to a Rooftop Basket on a 2018 Subaru Forester
  • I have a potential solution for you, however, the Rola Cargo Basket, part # 59504 is not able to have traditional roof rack accessories like the Yakima EvenKeel, part # Y04052 mounted on top of it. Instead, I recommend the Yakima LoadWarrior, part # Y07070, a cargo basket actually designed with using accessories on it in mind. The front and rear bars of this carrier are actually Yakima's standard roof rack bars, and will let you mount the EvenKeel directly to the basket. You will need...
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  • Can Yakima Spare Tire Carrier # Y07076 Fit on Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # 59504
  • Since I do not know what vehicle you have the first thing to do is check your owners manual (or with a local dealership) to confirm its roof weight bearing capacity. Every car or truck has a maximum weight rating for the roof which cannot be exceeded. It is important to know this since the weight of everything on the roof (the cargo basket, the spare tire carrier, and the spare tire itself) all together cannot exceed that rated capacity determined by the auto manufacturer. This Rola...
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  • Do Holes Need to Be Drilled to Install Rola # 59721 Roof Rack on 2004 Toyota Matrix
  • Drilling holes to install the Rola # 59721 is not necessary (thankfully!) In the trim running from front to back at the edges of the roof, you should see four small removable access covers as you can see in the diagram I provided. There are threaded holes under the cover that accept the mounting hardware for the Rola roof rack. I've linked you to other accessories we have available for your vehicle.
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