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Rhino-Rack Universal Pioneer Platform Rack for Crossbars - Aluminum - 48" Long x 38" Wide
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Rhino-Rack Universal Pioneer Platform Rack for Crossbars - Aluminum - 48" Long x 38" Wide

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Brian T says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want to easily carry oversized and bulky gear
  • Want to customize your basket to carry bikes, kayaks, hi-lift jacks, or spare tires
  • Drive off-road when camping or hiking

No, if you:

  • Don’t want to spend extra money for side rails
  • Have concerns about assembly - platform comes completely unassembled
Built for off-road use, this platform rack's large, flat surface accommodates loads of all shapes and sizes. Clamps to roof rack crossbars with brackets or bolts to crossbar channels with hardware. Compatible with many Rhino-Rack accessories. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Universal Pioneer Platform Rack for Crossbars - Aluminum - 48" Long x 38" Wide part number RR42114BF can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RR42114BF

  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Platform Rack
  • Rhino Rack
  • 48L x 38W Inch
  • Black
  • Aluminum

Built for off-road use, this platform rack's large, flat surface accommodates loads of all shapes and sizes. Clamps to roof rack crossbars with brackets or bolts to crossbar channels with hardware. Compatible with many Rhino-Rack accessories.


Features:

  • Universal platform mounts to your roof rack crossbars to let you carry cargo and accessories
    • Not compatible with Rhino-Rack Heavy Duty crossbars
  • Large, flat surface accommodates more diverse loads than traditional crossbars or roof baskets
    • Perfect for tailgating, road trips, and overlanding - a great fit for any outdoor lifestyle
  • Integrated channels accommodate various off-road and traditional roof rack accessories (all sold separately)
    • Compatible with rail systems, awnings, light brackets, shovel holders, spare tire carriers, and more
    • Available accessory bars allow kayak carriers, cargo boxes, and other roof rack gear to be mounted
  • Low-profile, aerodynamic design reduces wind noise and drag
  • Rugged construction designed for off-road use and tested for Australian conditions
    • Aluminum frame and reinforced nylon connectors are powder coated for durability
  • Easy installation on roof rack crossbars with universal mounting hardware
    • Clamps to crossbars with brackets or bolts to crossbar channels with included hardware
  • Assembly required


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3" wide x 1-1/2" tall
  • Quantity: 1 platform
  • Dimensions: 48-3/8" long x 37-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" high
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Note: Load capacity of your roof rack is divided by 1.5 when you are driving off-road.


pioneer in use on trail

Built for off-road use and tested in harsh Australian conditions, the Rhino-Rack Pioneer platform is a comprehensive solution for your cargo carrying needs. This platform's large, flat surface lets you carry more gear than a typical roof rack, freeing up space inside your vehicle. The Pioneer uses integrated channels in the planks and side rails to accommodate a wide variety of Rhino-Rack accessories, including rail systems, awnings, light brackets, and more. The platform mounts directly to your crossbars.


The Perfect Roof Rack for Any Outdoor Lifestyle

pioneer with accessories

Whether you are overlanding, camping, or tailgating, the Pioneer platform's ample surface space lets you carry a large amount of cargo and gear. This helps free up space inside of your vehicle so you and your passengers can travel comfortably. The integrated channels located in the planks and side rails let you install channel-mount accessories, like an awning or kayak carrier, similar to a traditional roof rack. But, there are also several accessories that install exclusively to the Pioneer platform, such as the aluminum folding ladder and gas can holders. And because of the platform's design you can utilize many of these accessories at the same time.


front and side railsfull rails

Additionally, a rail system can be installed to enhance your application. The rails bolster the safety of your load and create additional tie-down points for your gear. They are easy to install and simply bolt into the channels on the platform's side rails. This platform is compatible with front and side rails (RR43165B - sold separately) and full rails (RR43189B - sold separately).


Utilitarian Design with Rugged, Off-Road Look

pioneer aerodynamic design

The Pioneer platform was designed with utility in mind and features a rugged, off-road look. The low-profile tray was also designed to be aerodynamic to help reduce wind noise and drag.


Strong, Durable Construction

pioneer close up

Strong, yet lightweight, the platform's frame is constructed of aluminum and includes reinforced nylon connectors. Since these materials are powder coated and non-corrosive, the platform won't rust or fade when exposed to the weather. Rhino-Rack has rigorously tested the Pioneer in the harsh Australian outback, ensuring it's built to withstand anything your adventures throw at it.


Universal Fit on Most Crossbars

This Pioneer platform rack fits most crossbars and includes all the parts necessary to install it. However, it is not compatible with Rhino Rack Heavy Duty crossbars. The platform comes unassembled, so you will have to put it together before proceeding to the installation. After this is complete, simply use the clamps to connect the bars on the bottom of the platform and crossbars together. Alternatively, you can bolt the platform to the integrated channels on the crossbars using the upper clamp and included hardware.



42114BF Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform Rack - 48" Long x 38" Wide - Universal Mount

Installation Details RR42114BF Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Universal Pioneer Platform Rack for Crossbars - Aluminum - 48" Long x 38" Wide - RR42114BF

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (144 Customer Reviews)

Built for off-road use, this platform rack's large, flat surface accommodates loads of all shapes and sizes. Clamps to roof rack crossbars with brackets or bolts to crossbar channels with hardware. Compatible with many Rhino-Rack accessories.

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Purchased this about a month ago after having a mediocre cargo basket that started to rust after 2 weeks. This platform is not only more convenient and adaptable but it looks [really] great! Took some time to assemble but I made that every piece fit and lined up correctly. Nice finish and strongly constructed. I should have gotten this first! I also got the matching rail system to complete the set-up. Highly recommended. Shout out the the staff at etrailer for again for the great communication from start to finish!


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1 year review. I’m still loving this Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform Rack. I haven’t had any problems since I installed it. My biggest worry was it rusting here in Hawaii as I’m close to the beach and live in a area where I get a lot salt air that reeks havoc on anything metal. I still get a lot of compliments especially from other Rhino Rack owners. No regrets!
D N - 03/07/2022


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Very happy with this purchase. I chose it for the size, light weight yet sturdy construction, and low profile. Initial assembly was straightforward and installing and removing it from my roof cross rails is pretty quick and easy. Have used it for a week-long family beach trip. There was a bit of wind noise on the highway, but nothing objectionable. The customer service was friendly and responsive in answering pre-purchase questions and processing my order.




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Exactly as described. Bought this rack for my 37” spare tire. Still leaves room for me to add other items as needed on my bars.




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2011 Ford E350 Super Duty Van. Can’t beat the quality & all the options that can be used with Rhino Platforms! This will come in very handy! Thanks etrailer!!




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Adds personality and efficiency with a lot of quality, this size (small)is perfect in my mini countryman. Thank you etrailer associates for your great service!.




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Great product and service!




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works as designed




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I like this platform easy to install. I just wished that there was a more knowledgeable place near me so I can get more accessories. Rhino rack has a lot of accessories and I’m not sure what fits my platform




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


We bought the Pioneer Platform to go ontop of our Ford Excursion. I called to make sure that this was the model that came with the mounts that fit in the factory luggage rack rails. etrailer was super helpful over the phone. They had really good customer service. We put the Smittybilt Overlander XL rooftop tent on the platform. It all works great. I'd highly recommend etrailer to anyone everyone.




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


I called etrailer to verify fitment on my 2013 Ford E-350 XL. Everything arrived sooner than quoted, and instructions were clear. It took me approximately 6 hours to assemble by myself. I had 3 buddies over to put it on the van because it is ~100lbs and 100”x62”. We put towels on top of the van and slowly slid the fully assembled rack on top of the van. It took a while to level everything (30 mins?), but overall went on well and looks great.

The instructions didn’t clarify where the C-channel bars are supposed to be spaced to, but I used basic math skills and spaced each C-channel evenly spaced. It feels very strong. I believe it was 33mm on center for each C-Channel.

Looking forward to camping in a few weeks!




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


Very nice rack. It holds well and not too noisy when on the highway. I did drill a couple holes in the rack to hold my roof top tent down. Also like how many accessories are available for the Pioneer Platform Rack.




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


Very nice platform that fit my needs. Costs a bit more than some others, but once it is put together it is very solid. I like the eco-system of tie-downs, mounts, etc. that you can get for it. Those accessories are what really makes it worth it. The flexibility of the channels makes mounting everything easy and quick. This rack doesn't come with the specific mounts for any vehicle, so make sure you look for whatever you need to attach it to your rack as well. Assembly took longer than I expected (about 3-4 hours, including mounting to my vehicle), with over 100 bolts to assemble. Comes with a nice torque wrench that helps a lot. Instructions were good overall, but pay attention to the screws for the corners, as they are mislabeled. Also, measuring guidelines painted on the side rails are nice, but they are not perfectly aligned on the left and right side. I found it easier to use a tape measure and pencil to make sure the cross supports were straight. While I didn't use them yet, this rack also has internal wiring channels enclosed in the perimeter frame that I could see being very useful.




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


Fantastic rack, easily modified to accommodate tents/cargo/whatever. It's not quiet though, so do yourself a favor and get the faring.




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


Rhino rack builds a great product. The armada backbone and pioneer platform are sturdy and fit well. Customer service and shipping from etrailer were flawless.




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


This platform rack perfect fit to my 2020 DURANGO GT. Easy assembly, easy installation and removal. I bought 2 years ago a trailer hitch receiver (code C13182) from your company and also satisfied with its use. I recommend ETRAILER.COM to all my friends. Thank you.




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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


I bought this roof rack to mount on my 2018 Toyota TRD Off Road 4Runner. The reason I purchased it was because of the versatility that this product offers. There are many roof racks out there for my vehicle. Some are cheap and some are expensive. Some racks are smaller and some are full size. I was looking for a rack that wouldn't break the bank as well as cover a majority of the roof (without drilling). I have two young kids and I'd like to get them out more. Hence, buying the 4Runner as well as the rack. This rack will enable me to load a ton of stuff on it in the future such a roof top tent, awning, etc. Even though I'm somewhat handy, the installation did take around 3-4 hours. I did have one other person helping me. I highly recommend having an additional set of hands helping during the installation. The sides rail installation was easier than I thought it would be. The platform itself took longer to install. Overall: very happy with this product. I highly recommend it.


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I love this roof rack! Since I purchased it, I also purchased the eye bolts for the rack and have used them numerous times over the past year. I have been able to move many different things on top of the rack. At this point, Im looking at possible getting the side guards in the near future.
Andrew P - 10/22/2020


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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


The RINO RACK AND PIONEER PLATFORM are a great addition to my little Wrangler.
etrailer folks were very helpful in determining exactly what I wanted and needed. The assembly instructions are very good - even though there are a lot of parts to assemble. I was able to complete the assembly by myself (with help getting the top off the jeep.) If I can offer a recommendation from my experience, I would pre-assemble the entire unit with the mounting brackets finger-tightened to the platform AND THEN set it on the roof - to insure that the holes needed to be drilled are in exactly the right spot. I had to re-drill two holes and maybe that was my own fault, but until I did, i could not get the platform to rest in the mounting brackets.
All that said, I am VERY PLEASED with the RINO RACK product. It is very secure, easily accessible, very low profile (3" from roof to top of rack), large platform that still allows removal of the Freedom Top on my rig. It will give me the extra carrying capacity as we tow the jeep behind the motor home from Arizona to Alaska and hit lots of back country for tent camping in the process!!


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Iwe continue to enjoy and appreciate the platform- AND i have addedthe rails, which have really helped with securing a load!!
LEE H - 03/29/2020


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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


I ordered the Rhino Rack Platform Rack with Backbone System for my 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to enable it to mount a rooftop tent. The rack is expensive at about $1600 all in, but I have no question about this rack’s capabilities and it looks awesome. I prepped myself by watching several different videos, including etrailer’s installation video. Everything went fairly well, but I encountered a couple of minor issues.
First, when I bolted the platform extrusions to the end rails from the bottom of the rack, I didn’t pay attention to the topside of the extrusions. After completing this and turning the rack right side up, I found that each screw had forced the ends of each extrusion up slightly so that they were not flush to the end rails. I am debating whether to leave this as is or to remove each screw and add another washer to relieve the pressure it is causing.
Second, although I carefully placed the rear and middle brackets in position and was careful with the drilling template for the front bracket, there was still some misalignment that couldn’t be overcome by the small ovals where the legs connect to the platform. I had to expand these ovals by drilling them wider. Eventually I got a good fit.
Finally, the quick mount legs required two different keys to remove the platform. This was caused by the quick mount legs coming in the form of two separate kits. One kit contained two legs and one key (no spare) and the other kit had four legs and two keys. The key numbers from these two sets were different. I contacted etrailer, but they had no control over the key set packaging and referred me to Rhino Rack. Rhino Rack was very responsive and sent me new cylinders and keys so that I had locks that were all keyed the same, as well as having a total of four matching keys.
We haven’t used the rack yet, but I love the styling and enhancement it gives my Jeep. Just check out my picture...


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I still love the Rhino Rack platform and it works great with my rooftop tent!
C-92 - 09/21/2020


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Review from a similar Pioneer in Roof Rack


I purchased this for my 2017 Nissan Armada I'm very happy with the quality definitely worth the price tag. Only one thing that might need looking into I had a factory roof rack the middle support on stock rack only has one bolt the backbone rail has 2 mounting holes so I had to take roof trim off and and use a Dremel to cut out larger holes on each side to get the second mounting hole for the middle just a little modification not sure if this is just a 2017 issue but happy with the outcome I have all measurements written down as well if anyone would like it makes it easier to set up mounting platform because if you get it wrong you will need that second person to help bring it back down and reposition mounting points. I bought this because if u have a Armada you know the trunk space is very limited another reason I like this product is it's low profile and I'm able to park in the garage still and that's a must. Hope this helps with making a large purchase I will provide pictures


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This item fits the 2017 Nissan Armada with no existing rails or crossbars. If you had a stock rack then you would need item # RR86AB
Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack - Raised Side Rails - 60" Long x 54" Wide
$1,080.00
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-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/20/2022

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