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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Which Cargo Net will Work Best on a Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket
  • Rola makes a net, part # 59200, that should work very well with the Rola Roof Basket. I have added a link to it below as well as a video review of the net. SportRack also makes a net for their roof basket that should fit the Rola Roof Basket quite nicely as well. The SportRack net is part # A21033, see the link below.
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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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  • Will Rola Roof basket Fit On 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan With Factory Crossbars And Panoramic Roof
  • The Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504 you referenced will fit round, square, aerodynamic, and elliptical crossbars up to 1-1/4 inches tall by 3-1/4 inches wide. Your crossbar spread must be either 26-1/4, 30, 33-3/4, or 37-1/2 inches. The rubber coated U-bolt hardware that attaches the cargo basket at the underside of the crossbars measures 1/2 inch . When any load is placed in the cargo basket you may see some sag and may require more room. I have attached a drawing that shows...
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  • Will Rola Cargo Basket 59504 Fit on Rola Crossbars # 59898
  • Yes, the Rola cargo basket part # 59504 that you referenced will fit the Rola roof rack crossbars part # 59898 that you have installed on your 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan.
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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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  • 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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  • Is the 110 lb Weight Capacity of the Rola Sport REX Series Roof Rack # 59684 for One or Both Bars
  • Thank you for all of the great information! All of the roof rack weight ratings, including the Rola Sport REX Series Roof Rack # 59684 that you referenced, are for both crossbars. This means that the Rola roof rack has a total weight capacity of 110 lbs. Since the roof weight rating of your 2015 Kia Sedona SXL could be the limiting factor it is always important to check your owner's manual. When I looked in an online version of the owner's manual for your Sedona I found on page 4-186...
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  • Recommended Bike Frame Adapter Bar for a Rola TX-102 Bike Rack
  • Of all of the bike frame adapter bars we offer the easiest to use and best-priced one is the part # 64005. This would be the one I would recommend for your # 59400. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Cargo Net for Rola Roof Basket # 59504
  • The Curt Stretchable Cargo Net, part # C18200 measures 38 by 44 inches, when not stretched and would be a perfect choice for use with the 52 by 40-1/2 outside dimension of the Rola Roof Cargo Rack.
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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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  • Fitting and Accessorizing a Roof Basket for a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
  • There's a few things to consider for the fit to your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, but its fairly easy to make sure you have a good fit. The roof crossbars are the primary fit factor. A little research shows that the Trailhawk is about 70 inches wide, so the Rola Roof Basket, part # 59504 will come across as a little small, but you can verify the specific width of your roof (Which is what will create the illusion) by measuring the distance between your roof rails. The crossbars...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Ford Explorer with Raised Rails
  • I have a similar solution for your 2017 Ford Explorer, but the Rola rack you mentioned will not fit your 2017 Ford Explorer. Instead you'd want the Rhino Rack kit part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRVA-FK2-2, and # RRRLCP45. This is an aero bar kit that is designed specifically to fit the factory raised rails of your 2017 Ford Explorer and would be a great option.
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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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  • Will Exhaust From 2017 Kia Sorento Damage Hitch Mounted Rola Enclosed Cargo Carrier
  • For most hitch mounted items it is always best to have at least twelve inches clearance from the exhaust just to be safe. The Rola Tilting Enclosed Cargo Carrier, part # 59110 has a straight shank that measures 12-inches form the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier. You may not be able to open the rear hatch with the # 59110 installed so you may want to check out the swing-away version of the carrier, part # 59109. This swings to the side of the vehicle and...
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  • Comparing Thule Helium, Kuat Alpha, and Rola TX-102 Trailer Hitch Bike Racks, 2007 Nissan Maxima
  • For the 2007 Nissan Maxima, the only trailer hitches available are class I hitches. I recommend the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24788. I have incldued links to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. Since a class I trailer hitch is what is available for your Maxima, you will need a bike rack compatible with class I hitches. Also, on class I hitches, you will be limited to carrying 2 bikes. In terms of weight, the Kuat Alpha, # B202-114, will be...
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  • Install Picture of Mounting Bracket for Rola Roof Rack 59685
  • Yes, the install bracket of the part # 59685 that you sent in a picture of is attached correctly.
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  • Roof Mount cargo Basket for a 2016 Subaru Outback with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Rola cargo basket # 59504 will fit on crossbars up to 1-1/4" tall x 3-1/4" wide with a bar spread of 26-1/4", 30", 33-3/4", or 37-1/2". Bar spread is measured from the center of one bar to the center of the other bar. For a basket that is confirmed to fit the 2016 Subaru Outback with factory roof rack take a look at the Thule Canyon XT, # TH859XT.
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  • Carrying a Kayak on a 2007 Honda Civic Sedan
  • For your 2007 Honda Civic, you'll want to keep it simple, as the height of the car means there's no reason to go with bigger, expensive load assist carriers. Since it sounds like you are just looking to carry a kayak, a simple, easy to remove roof rack is the best pick. Prior to using the roof rack, you'll want to verify your roof capacity with your owner's manual or manufacturer. This capacity will include the weight of the kayak, carrier and roof rack, and will be limited by the lowest...
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  • Roof Rack Options for 2011 Hyundai Tucson with Panoramic Sunroof
  • We offer a number of roof racks for the 2011 Hyundai Tucson with panoramic sunroof. The racks that are compatible with your exact version of the vehicle will depend on its roof style. The link provided will take you to our fitguide page for Tucson roof racks and at the top of the page you can select the type of roof on your vehicle (either a naked roof with no sort of hardware or a roof with raised side rails). This will allow you to see compatible roof racks. Systems are available from...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Are Additional Straps or Nets Needed to Secure Rola Tuffbak Cargo Bag 59119
  • The straps of the Rola TuffBak Cargo Bag # 59119 are strong enough that you would not need to use a cargo net or any other type of strap to hold the bag to the cargo carrier.
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