1998 Mazda 626 Roof Rack by Rhino Rack

Roof Rack Includes:

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 46" Long - Qty 2
Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points - Qty 4
Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof

Part Numbers: RRVA118S-2,RRRLKVA,DK048

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Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 46" Long - Qty 2
part number: RRVA118S-2

Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included.

Features:

  • Sleek, low-profile crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle
    • Rhino-Rack legs and custom fit kit create a complete roof rack
  • Slim, elliptical crossbar shape helps to create an extremely aerodynamic system
  • Full-length bars extend past roof rack legs to maximize space for carriers and accessories
  • Top channels let you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories mount conveniently around bars
  • Rubberized Vortex strips in top channels dramatically reduce drag and wind noise
    • Keep dirt and grime out of crossbars
    • Provide cushioning and slip resistance for your cargo
  • Bottom channels allow easy installation to Rhino-Rack roof rack legs
    • Rulers in channels help to center crossbar on your roof
  • Lightweight, structural-grade anodized aluminum bars are rustproof
    • Internal H-shaped extrusion provides exceptional bar strength
  • Plastic lock cores with universal keys deter theft of channel-mounted accessories
    • Can be upgraded to all-metal locks (RRVA-LEC4 - sold separately) for added security
  • Matte silver finish


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Dimensions: 46" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar

These low-profile, aerodynamic Vortex Aero crossbars let you build a stylish aftermarket roof rack from scratch. The crossbars require 4 Rhino-Rack legs (manufactured in 2014 or later) and a custom fit kit to mount it to your roof. Each bar extends past the roof rack legs to maximize the space for mounting carriers and accessories. Rubberized Vortex strips in each crossbar's top channel disrupt airflow for a quiet ride, and the bars are constructed of aluminum so they won't rust. The crossbars also include Secure Core endcaps with plastic locks to help deter theft of channel-mounted accessories.


Aerodynamic Design

Vortex Aero noise-reducing top channel strips

The rubberized Vortex strips in the top channel of each crossbar disrupt airflow with evenly spaced, wave-shaped grooves. This carefully controlled turbulence minimizes wind noise and whistling, so you won't need to add a fairing to your roof rack. And the slim, elliptical Vortex Aero crossbars cut through the air with minimal drag - even at highway speeds.


Strong, Durable Construction

Vortex Aero crossbar H-shaped extrusion

The Vortex Aero crossbars are made of structural-grade anodized aluminum with H-shaped internal extrusions. These extrusions strengthen the bars without adding a significant amount of weight. And the aluminum bars won't rust so you can leave them on your roof year-round.


No-Hassle Installation

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero bottom channel ruler

Each crossbar has a channel in the bottom for mounting to Rhino-Rack roof rack legs (sold separately). Each end of the channel includes a rubber ruler to help you center the bar on your roof. Simply use the numbers and hash marks on the rulers to ensure the legs are spaced properly in the channel.


Channel-Mounted and Clamp-On Accessories

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar top-channel strips

Each Vortex Aero crossbar has a built-in C-channel so you can carry channel-mounted accessories such as bike racks, watersport carriers, and ski racks. The Vortex strips in the top channels come in 3 pieces, so they're easier to adjust than a single long, continuous strip. You can remove, trim, and re-insert the Vortex strips around the mounting hardware of your accessories to keep the crossbar channels capped and quiet. Replacement strips (sold separately) are also available if you remove your accessories or switch to clamp-on accessories.


You can also attach most clamp-on accessories to the bars, and the Vortex strips provide shock-absorbing, no-slip cushions for any accessories that rest on them.


Built-In Security

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Secure Core locking endcaps

Each crossbar includes 2 Secure Core locking endcaps made of durable polypropylene. These endcaps lock with a universal tubular key. The polypropylene locks secure the endcaps to the crossbars and help to secure channel-mounted accessories to the crossbars. For maximum security, you can upgrade to endcaps with all-metal lock cores (RRVA-LEC4 - sold separately).



VA118S Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Aluminum Cross Bars - Silver - 46" Long - Qty 2



Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points - Qty 4
part number: RRRLKVA

Durable nylon legs with built-in locks help mount Vortex Aero crossbars to your vehicle's naked roof or fixed mounting points. Leg bases pivot to level bars on your roof. Pair with 2 crossbars and fit kit to create complete roof rack.

Features:

  • 4 Legs help to mount Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars to your vehicle's naked roof or fixed mounting points
    • Pair with 2 crossbars and a custom fit kit to create a complete roof rack
  • Leg bases pivot to ensure the crossbars are level on your roof
  • Locks secure system to your roof
  • UV-stabilized, glass-reinforced nylon is durable and weather resistant
  • Allen key included to ensure legs are securely mounted to your roof
  • Limited lifetime warranty


RLKVA Rhino Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Cross Bars - Qty 4

Item # RRRLKVA



Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof
part number: DK048

This custom fit kit lets you mount 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 legs to your vehicle with a naked roof. Clamps mount to legs with bolts. Includes 4 clamps and 4 pads.

Features:

  • Custom fit kit lets you mount 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 series legs on your vehicle with a naked roof
  • Padded, metal clamps provide secure grip on your door jambs
    • Bolt onto leg assemblies and tighten for secure fit
    • Protect door jambs from scratches and abrasions
    • Powder coated for durability and rust resistance
  • Molded-rubber pads are custom designed to fit the contours of your roof
    • Clip onto the bottoms of your roof rack legs
    • Protect your roof from scratches and abrasions


Specs:

  • Quantity: 4 clamps and 4 pads
  • Limited lifetime warranty


DK048 Custom DK Fit Kit for Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof



Video of Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 46" Long - Qty 2

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2017 Honda Civic

Today in our 2017 Honda Civic, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install The Rhino-Rack roof rack system. This is going to consist of part numbers RRVA126B-2. That's going to be our Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars. These are also available in silver with part number RRVA126S-2. The Rhino-Rack 2500 series legs for the crossbars, part number RRRLKVA and part number DK453. That's going to be our custom-fit kit for our roof rack legs. The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar system is going to be an aerodynamic crossbar system that allows you to carry any kind of vehicle accessory on your vehicle's roof, whether those are roof-mounted bike racks, cargo baskets, or ski and snowboard carriers.

If we remove the end cap of our crossbar, you'll see our weather strip on the top. That, along with the aerodynamic shape of our bar, is going to help to reduce wind noise and drag. We can also easily remove our weather strip and cut this down to accommodate channel-mounted accessories. The end caps on our crossbars also have the option to remove our plastic lock core and put in the metal one. You can find that at etrailer.com.

It's part number RRVA-LEC4. The foot pack for our crossbar kit also the option to lock it to help prevent thefts and tampering of your crossbar system as a whole. Lastly, the custom-fit kit that comes with our vehicle is going to have rubber at any portion that's going to make contact with our vehicle. That's going to help to prevent scratches or abrasions from our roof rack system onto our vehicle. This kit total has a 165-pound weight capacity, so you do want to check your vehicle's owners manual to make sure it can withstand that much weight. Everything you see here on this table is what's included with our kit. We have our foot pack here with our locking covers and the key is just above that.

We have our end cap for our crossbar with our included key, our fit kit for our roof rack system. That's going to be our rubber bottom piece. Then we'll have our clamp here and we have our included tool. This is going to be a torque tool to let us know how much torque we have behind our bolt and then we've provided our own flat tape measure. To start our install, we're going to take the bottom portion of our foot pack off. We're going to attach our rubber piece.

We're just going to squeeze those two pieces together until it's completely sealed and tight. Then we can place it onto our foot pack. Next, we'll remove our bolts here. We'll take our included clamp, place it over where we just removed our bolt, and start to tighten that back down. We want to tighten our bolts up just enough so that our clamp doesn't come loose from our foot pack. We're going to take the square nut on the bottom of our foot pack and slide this into the channel and we can take our measurement before the placement. This is going to be 12.8 centimeters. Once we have that in place, we'll take our included torque tool and we'll tighten down this bolt, here. Double check that measurement. Now we're ready to open up our doors and load this up onto our vehicle. With our doors open we'll take our crossbar and we're going to place it over the top of our vehicle. The crossbar spread's going to be from the middle of our front clamp to the middle of our back clamp, and that's going to be 70 centimeters. Once we have those in the correct spot, we can take our included torque tool and we're going to start to tighten down our bolts. I'm going to tighten it down so that our clamp is sitting just up against our door frame. Now we'll go back and forth tightening these down evenly, making sure that whatever we do to one side we do to the other. Now, we'll know we have enough torque behind our bolt when this skinnier portion of our torque tool is straight, just like you see there. Now we'll close up our doors and we can place on our locking end caps. We've got our crossbar end caps locked into place. We'll take our locking covers for our foot packs and lock those up. Now would be a good time to load up any roof-mounted accessories, and you're ready to hit the road. That's going to be our completed look at the Rhino-Rack roof rack system for our 2017 Honda Civic.



Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 46" Long - Qty 2 - RRVA118S-2

Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points - Qty 4 - RRRLKVA

Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof - DK048

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (2050 Customer Reviews)

Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included. Durable nylon legs with built-in locks help mount Vortex Aero crossbars to your vehicle's naked roof or fixed mounting points. Leg bases pivot to level bars on your roof. Pair with 2 crossbars and fit kit to create complete roof rack. This custom fit kit lets you mount 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 legs to your vehicle with a naked roof. Clamps mount to legs with bolts. Includes 4 clamps and 4 pads.

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by: Robert10/08/2018
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Great service from etrailer on my cab rhino rack system!!! 572665



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by: Robert03/10/2018

Thank you. I wanted you to know the Web site is great. I had a hard time finding that type of rack for my truck. Your Web site made it easy to find what I needed and the videos made my purchase confidence complete. I will be back for more product for sure..Product quality of my rhino rack is great. 483226



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by: Robert07/30/2018
2016 Ford Escape

The Rhino Rack is very well made. I installed it my self on our 2016 Ford Escape, but had an assist from my wife to fine tune it at the end. There was no whistling or any other distracting wind noise on our 3,500 mile drive to visit family out West. A Sear's Cargo Box was easily mounted to the Rhino Rack and it remained centered and secured at western highway speed limits plus. The included locks on the roof mounts were the selling point for me. The Rhino Rack remained securely mounted to the roof with no additional adjustments or tightening being needed. Great Product. Donna P. @ etrailer was super with the order. 547818



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by: James08/24/2018
2013 Honda CR-V

Excellent price and quick shipping. Excellent support for missing bar end cap. Rack was easy to put together and install and video was helpful. My only complaint is when trying to tie down kayak to cradle it is not easy to keep the loop over the top of the upright "U" shaped bar, it keeps siding down. We wrapped two pieces of foam around the bar to create a channel to hold the strap now it is easy. 557571


Comments
Excellent
James - 08/24/2019

60363

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by: Joseph02/22/2018
2017 Honda Civic

Very Fast Shipping. Packaging was a bit overkill (a million metal staples), but package arrived 100% in tact Instructions were easy to read. After setting up cross bars in my house, I installed this rack on my 2017 Honda Civic Sport in about 20 minutes. Overall, not much wind noise added, feels pretty sturdy, and aesthetically nice. I will definitely recommend this product. 477954



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by: Dale E.05/19/2016

The instructions were clear and the rack installed perfectly. I am impressed with the custom foot mouldings that match my car's contours exactly, and the rack is still as tight as when I installed it 4 weeks ago. I have been using it frequently to pick up 8' lumber for a large shelving project I have underway, and I hope to soon use it to carry my kayaks. The rubber strips on the top hold the lumber so securely I have no worry of having the load slip off the car. The two negatives I have are: (1) the crossbar end-caps consist of 2 locking and 2 slip-ons. I have come out to my car to see 1 of the slip-ons half slipped-off and I expect I will lose one or both of them in short order; and (2) the instructions should put the forward bar at least 1 inch further forward. As you will see in the photo, Rhino's guidelines result in the front bar being higher than the back bar, which results in additional wind pressure on the goods being carried. Finally, I would like to thank etrailer for shipping the product exactly as promised and also for packaging the entire order in an additional box as I requested. I found your service to be outstanding! You are welcome to post my comments and or photo if you should wish to. 250786



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by: Russ04/28/2018
2010 Ford Edge

Great product with easy to install instructions. Only took 45mins to install and is exactly what I was looking for. Definitely recommend this product! 501680



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by: Frank03/09/2018

Ordered the vortex roof rack and road warrior bike carrier, they delivered it sooner than than expected which was great. Easy to install but they only concern I had was the spec measurements need to be adjust to fit my car because following their specs left my hatch back hitting the carrier when up and even after the adjustment it still hits the rear tire of the bike but all in all I am very satisfied and am going to buy more products (wheel mount, weather tech wind deflectors). So happy saved tons than buying from bike shop or another online retailer. 483016




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by: Forrest08/13/2018
2017 Chevrolet Spark

Rhino Rack 2500 series with Euro Bars for 2017 Chevrolet Spark - naked roof I purchased the Rhino Rack from etrailer and received it very quickly. The rack appears to be well made and very sturdy. It was the only roof rack I could find that would fit my Chevrolet Spark, it is probably not a car that people usually put roof racks on. I did run into a problem fitting them to my car. The instructions tell how long to cut plastic strips that fit into the bars and locate the towers at the right width on the bars to fit the roof. Having cut the strips and installed the towers I found that the towers were several inches too close together to fit the roof (the strips are actually marked in millimeters). I called Rhino Rack and the person there told me there was an error in the instructions and told me what lengths to use. He also agreed to mail me new strips. I then proceeded to locate the towers to the measurements that I was told to use, adding pieces of strip to achieve the new lengths, to check if that would fit. I found that to get the front rack to fit at the specified location, front to back, I had to shorten the strip on each side two millimeters and to get the back bar to fit at it's specified location I had to shorten the strips by six millimeters. With the towers now fitting I attached the clamps and found the rack to be solidly attached and should serve well for transporting my new kayak. I plan to replace the strips when I receive the new ones. One less star for the fitment issues. 553429



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by: Ian R.03/22/2017
Ford

I used this rack to mount two 65lbs kayaks to my vehicle and travel. One of many trips was over a thousand miles (round trip) and they moved maybe half a centimeter a piece during. I was extremely pleased with how easily I could adjust them. The original shipment had everything that was supposed to be in it and the directions were realitively clear. I had them together and on in roughly an hour. When they are off the roof the only issue I have arises. The rubber feet that sit directly on the roof tend to fall off easily. Not a big deal. 357136



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by: Jay05/30/2018
GMC Yukon

Couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Though the items I ordered were on back order, an Etrailer rep contacted me within 48 hours to advise me of the delay and offered a full refund if I chose not to wait for them. I was not pressed for time, so I opted to wait until the order could be filled. The delivery came ahead of the projected delivery date to my surprise. The items were packaged very well and the specific directions that came with them made it a breeze to install on my wife’s car. A+ customer service and A+ products. I will be a return shopper and highly recommend Etrailer to my family and friends. Now my wife can easily load and unload her kayak vs when we had to haul them on our Yukon. 514100



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by: Dan C04/24/2018
2017 Ram 1500

Everything came super quick! Ordered Thursday before a weekend vacation, had it when I got home Tuesday! Outstanding customer service. Only gripe is the packaging was a little squished and there were a few scratches on the bars. No worries though, it's gonna have way more from the kayak on top. Kit installed in about an hour. Barely any wind noise I can notice in the cab. Additionally the rod holders are MINT! Great service and product. 500276



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by: Stephen06/19/2018
2015 Honda Civic

The product was well packaged and well buffered. The package came a day earlier than the scheduled arrival period. I used the instructions on the website and it took me only 15 Minutes to assemble it and another 20 to set it in my car. Im in love with how it looks on my Civic 2015 and would Highly recommend it to others. The company had a wonderful follow up, from the time I bought the product to its arrival and even after its arrival. Thumbs up to this wonderful team. Here are some pictures of the product on my Civic. 524020



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by: Colby P.03/21/2018
2017 Pontiac Trans Sport Van

The racks fit perfectly! They are a great fit to my car. They don’t interfere with the sunroof’s operation. I assembled it on my own with no difficulty. It was easy to assemble. The directions it provides to you are easy to follow. The only down side was getting the plastic pieces to lock on the ends of the bars. Other than that they are great and they look great on my car! I plan to use them to transport kayaks! They are very sturdy and very trust worthy for transporting a couple of kayaks. I recommend these racks to anyone who has a 2016 or 2017 Nissan Altima! 487587


Comments
This rack has been great! I have had no problems with it.
Colby P - 06/03/2019

56090

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by: Justin09/27/2018

Good sturdy product. Installation instructions were a little confusing in some parts, but nothing too complicated that I couldn't figure out. Order came fast, impressed with the quality and price, and looks awesome on my truck. 569452



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by: JoshG07/16/2017

I've used roof rack systems from Thule and Yakima in the past and this system is far better than anything I've seen from either of those companies. The instructions are great (the kit came with detailed instructions that are specific to my vehicle), the parts all have a very high level of quality, and the whole system works really well together. I like that I can take the racks off my roof to have a clean look and then put them on only when I need them. Once I got the initial setup done (which was about an hour), it's a matter of less than 15 minutes to put them on or take them off again (I could probably do it faster if I was in a hurry). 407151



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by: Dan03/11/2018

Bought this rack to carry canoe, etc. while towing our camper. Installation is easy with one person so long as you take your time to get the original setup meticulously correct. If you're planning to put it on only occasionally when you're using it, it's 10 to 15 minutes for one person to install once the original setup is done and the clamp points marked with the little unobtrusive stickers they send with the kit. Originally planned to put it on only when using because we only really need it a couple times a year (we just throw the canoe in the back for local trips). Looks good enough we might leave it on all the time. Even thought I didn't know I needed it until I was already at the store, it certainly came in handy bringing home a 10 foot long 2x8 on a rainy day when I needed to keep the bed cover closed. etrailer's service was prompt and flawless as always. 483657


Comments
After a year, still works perfectly. No problems with clamp slippage or anything else over time.
Dan - 03/11/2019

50379

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by: Joseph M.08/28/2018
2015 Nissan Altima

I purchased this rack for our 2015 Nissan Altima. We ordered the system with the square "Euro" bars. Package arrived quickly and in good condition. Instructions were generally good and easy to follow although the information on where to set the supports on the "Euro" bars was incorrect. I looked at pictures of installed systems to see where the supports needed to be on the roof and then manually moved them in place. It took a little adjusting back and forth with trial and error, but it ended up working fine. Since then the rack works well and seems quite solid. We are pleased with the quality and value for the cost. 559047



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by: Dennis08/09/2018
2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Being a former dealer for Thule Racks and owning Yakima Racks, I can say that the Rhino Rack surpasses both brands in function and looks! Also the folks at etrailer provided service in the highest quality! Dennis Pistole, Eureka Springs Arkansas. 551767



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by: joelo05/22/2017
2003 Toyota Corolla

This is a quality product. From the web site to the rack parts to the assembly instructions, it was easy to assemble and the quality was impressive. I own 3 Thule racks, 2 Yakima and now this set of Rhino racks with Aero bars and I couldn't be more pleased. When my Mom gifted me her 2003 Toyota Corolla with only 42,000 miles on it, I decided to make it my daily driver. My Friday includes dawn patrol surfing, so I needed a way to carry surfboards and I wasn't sure I could get roof racks that worked. Joelo 383644



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by: Jeff09/07/2018
2018 Nissan Titan

Easy to assemble. You can tell they thought through this with exact measurements for my truck and for locks not sold seperately. Fits very snug to truck roof. Had 3 sets of Yakima in the past and prefer this over them. 562673



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by: Kathryn M.08/21/2018
2015 Chevrolet Equinox

I ordered the entire set up, as well as carriers for our kayaks. At first, it seemed I had ordered the wrong parts, as the feet were rather wobbly. I sent a photo to customer service, and got a response from Julia almost immediately (and it was a Saturday!). She included a video with her email, and my question about proper installation was solved. The ordering process was simple, shipping was fast, and Rhino Rack has an excellent brand reputation. Installation was fairly straight forward. E- trailer made everything so simple from beginning to end, and I will be buying all of my accessories from them. 556306



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by: Mike08/19/2018
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Easy instructions to follow and looks g reat. 555355



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by: Doug M.08/04/2017
Toyota Tundra

Service from ETrailer was excellent. Personal and very helpful service (kudos to Michele S.) . Prompt shipping and items exactly as described. The installation videos on their website were helpful but I still needed to follow the written instructions. Without hurrying it took me about an hour and a half to assemble and install the rack on my Tundra. It fit very well and feels very secure. Still need to take it out onto the road. If anything bad shows up I'll post an updated review but I really don't expect any problems. I've used racks like these before (not from Rhino) and this looks like a pretty solid piece of equipment. 419026


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