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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mounting Off-Road Lights on Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # 59504
  • The Rola Cargo Basket, part # 59504 is constructed of 1-1/2 inch, 1 inch and 5/8 inch diameter round tubing. If you look at the photo I edited for you, it will show you which diameter tubing is used where on the basket. I agree, the location you describe would be the best place to attach the off-road lights.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 a Rola Cargo Basket to a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser with a Rhino Rack Vortex Roof Rack
  • The Rola Cargo Basket, part # 59504 will fit the crossbars, but the trouble is in the spread. Since the rack mounts to side-to-side bars on the bottom of the basket, it's not very easy to fit the rack to different positions. The Rola Basket you're looking at fits 26-1/4", 30", 33-3/4", or 37-1/2" spreads on your crossbars. Since it sounds like you can change the mounting position, you can play with it a little bit to see if you can make a fit for one of these distances. Based on my...
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  • Replacement Clamp Kit Recommendation for a Rola Roof Rack part # 59834
  • We do carry the part you are looking for. I spoke to my contact at Rola to confirm the part you would need you do want the # 59903.
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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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  • Will Yakima RocketBox Roof Mount Cargo Boxes Fit Rola Roof Rack Crossbars
  • The Rola crossbars for the Sport Series Roof Rack, # 59867, are 3-1/8 inches wide and 1 inch tall. The Yakima RocketBoxes use a mounting system that will fit these bars. We have two sizes of the RocketBox. A 14 cubic foot model, # Y07192 and 11 cubic foot Pro model, # Y07193. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Can Uprights of Rola Haul Your Might Ladder Rack 59779 Remove Easily From Rack Base
  • I attached a diagram of how the feet and mounting brackets of the Rola Ladder Rack part # 59799 assemble. The base of the rack could be left on if you wanted to unbolt them from the feet but realistically it would be easier to just remove the feet all together since they install with knobs that don't require tools.
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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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