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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is it Permissible to Drive with Rola Dart Cargo Carrier # 59550 Folded Up in the Storage Position
  • It is permissible to drive with the Rola Dart Cargo Carrier, part # 59550, folded up in the storage position as long as it does not block the vehicle license plate or tail lights. The carrier includes license plate relocation holes to let you reposition the plate if necessary. It also includes mounting locations for a lighting kit (part # 20174) if the carrier should block your vehicle tail lights, as well as an anti-rattle hitch pin and clip. The lighting kit will require that your vehicle...
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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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  • Confirm Fit of a Rola Roof Rack on a 2017 Subaru Forester w/o Factory Side Rails
  • Yes, the Rola Roof Rack # 59636, the you referenced in your question is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester without the factory side rails. This roof rack has a low-profile design and along with the elliptical crossbar design makes the Rola rack aerodynamic. The aerodynamic design will cut down on wind drag and noise will the vehicle is in transit.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Bike Adapter Bar for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier
  • The adapter bar we recommend for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, # 59403, is the Swagman Easy-Out Adapter Bar, # 64005. This adapter bar is self retracting and fits in the cradles of the Rola bike rack. The ends of this adapter bar are slightly smaller than the ends on the Thule adapter bars. I shot a video for you to check out showing the Swagman adapter bar on the Rola bike rack.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Swing Away Cargo Carrier for a RoadTrek Motorhome, 2002 Dodge 3500 Van Chassis
  • The Rola Swinging Enclosed Cargo Carrier for 2 inch Trailer Hitch, part # 59109, you referenced in your question would be a good choice for your Roadtrek Motor home that is on a 2002 Dodge 3500 Van chassis. This carrier swings far enough to the right that your back hatch door will be able to accessed and opened without any interference from the carrier. I have included a video that shows the functions of this carrier box, an installation video, and a link to installation directions.
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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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  • 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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  • Will Rola Dart Clamp-On Fork Mount Bike Carrier Fit Any Rola Carrier
  • Yes, the Rola Dart Clamp-On Fork Mount Bike Carrier, part # 59904 that you picked will fit Rola cargo carriers that have a rail diameter of 1 inch or less. We pulled the Rola 23 x 56 inch carrier # 59502 and put 2 adult road bikes as well as a 15 pound propane tank on this carrier. Attached is a picture of your requested items loaded on a Rola carrier. We did have to angle the bikes slightly to fit the propane tank, however, angling the bikes did not impeded the fastening process. There...
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  • Will Rola Replacement Bracket # 59506 Work with a Thule MOAB Cargo Basket to Thule Aero Bars
  • According to my contact at Rola # 59506 can accommodate up to a 6 inch wide and 1-3/4 tall roof rack bar. Total length where the roof rack sits is 3-3/4 inches, and the total length of the u-bolt is 7-1/4 inches, the maximum height that it can accommodate is 1-3/4 inches. I have included a diagram of these specific dimensions for your reference. Also for your reference the Thule Aero bars are 3-1/8 inches wide, and 1 inch tall. The Rola replacement bracket and the Thule MOAB roof top...
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  • Making a Type of Ladder Rack for a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • I do have a solution for you but there are no ladder racks confirmed to fit the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. What you can do is use a specific Rhino-Rack set up to create the next-best thing to a ladder rack. For this you would need to have a 2 inch trailer hitch, which should be on the vehicle already, and the following Rhino-Rack parts: Bar # RRVA150B Legs # RRRLKVAH Clamp Fit # DK470 T-Load # RTL002 The fit kit will allow you to place the crossbar on the roof in either the front bar...
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  • Installation Instructions for a Rola Roof Rack on a 2010 Mazda 5
  • You are correct you will not need to permanently modify your 2010 Mazda 5 to install the Rola Extended Series Roof Rack with APE Mounting System, part # 59834. I have attached a link to the instructions for you to check out. You will need to remove the anchor point covers and then replace them with the included rubber pads. Place one of the end-supports on the rubber pads, and then insert the 40 millimeter bolt through the end support and rubber gasket. I attached a drawing detailing...
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  • Comparing Rola and Pro Series Cargo Carriers for a 2009 Toyota Highlander
  • The Pro Series carrier # 63153 is a great value. The steel mesh floor of this basket has smaller opening compared to the Rola carriers, # 59502 and # 59550 so it is less likely to allow something to fall through. If you will not be using the carrier very often then I would go with the Pro Series carrier all the way. It can be fitted with light kit # 20174. The middle ground is Rola carrier # 59502. This basket is a little higher quality than the Pro Series but lacks the razzle dazzle...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for a 2014 Kia Soul with Panoramic Sunroof
  • The Rola roof rack # 59789 is best utilized with the 2014 Kia Soul that has no existing rails or crossbars (a naked roof). If your 2014 Kia Soul has existing rails or crossbars, I recommend Thule AeroBlade # THARB47. They are very sturdy, quiet and aerodynamic. The Thule foot pack # TH450R has rubber coated steel clamping straps to provide maximum security and strength. There isn't any confirmed roof racks that work with panoramic sunroofs unless the vehicle has existing raised...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Rola Ladder Rack with Over-Cab Extension Fit a 2016 Toyota Tundra with Deck Rail System
  • The Rola ladder rack with over-cab extension # 59799-59798 does indeed fit your 2016 Toyota Tundra with the deck rail system without drilling and without removing the deck rail system. It actually mounts to the deck rail system with the included hardware. The Rola bars are actually smaller than those that come with the Thule Xsporter ladder rack but the T-channels in the tops of the rails will accept the same products that fit the channels in the Xsporter bars. But Rola has there...
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  • Size of Rola TuffBak Rainproof Cargo Bag When Folded
  • The Rola # 59119 folds up a lot more than you'd think it would. The box that it ships in measures about 10 inches by 10 inches and about 4 inches tall. It would be hard to get it folded that tight again I'm sure (Things never go back in the box the way they came in for me) but it definitely folds up nicely.
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Basket or Light Bar and Off Road Lights for a 1995 Ford Bronco
  • To install a cargo basket on the roof of your 1995 Ford Bronco you will first need a roof rack. If the Bronco does not have rain gutters on the sides of the roof then It will require drilling into the roof for installation. I recommend Thule roof rack # THLB65 for the bars and # TH300 for the feet. These feet attach to rain gutters on vehicles. But if your Bronco does not have rain gutters then you will need the artificial ones, # TH542, and that is what would require drilling. The crossbar...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 Hyundai Elantra Gt w/Panoramic Sunroof
  • I spoke with several of our roof rack manufacturers and Thule was the only company that said they had a confirmed fit for your 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT with the panoramic sunroof. For a rack similar to the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack # 59740 that you referenced you would want the following components. Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53 Thule Rapid Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit # THKIT1695 I asked if you would still be able to open the sunroof with this...
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