Camper Roof Rack Installation That Does Not Use T-Bolts


Dear Sir, Rhino rack roof rack system w/2 Areo crossbars-track mount-silver-65inch long. So I has a tear trailer Silver shadow rough rider. I want to install roof rack on camper. Can I put the metal screws on the track mount instead T-bolts? Thank you for time,


Helpful Expert Reply:

The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System # Y02-500 that you referenced is installed using T-bolts. I cannot recommend using different hardware to install the track.

For a track mount roof rack that does not use T-bolts to mount, I recommend the Thule Top Track Roof Mount System # THTP42. The Thule Top Track uses innovative fastening hardware to eliminate headliner removal. Instead of T-bolts, the Top Track uses a flare nut that is installed flush on the roof and a screw to secure the track to the roof.

To install WingBar crossbars, like the Thule WingBars, 60 Inches # TH711500 for silver or # TH711520 for black, on the Top Track, you can use the Thule Rapid Podium Feet # TH460R with the Fit Kit # THKIT3101.

If you want a track longer than the 42 inches of the Top Track, I have attached a link to the Thule roof rack tracks we have available.

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