Will the Surco Safari Roof Baskets Work with Rola Roof Rack Crossbars

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I currently own Rola Haul-Your-Might Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 400 lbs Item # 59742 but just traded my truck in for a 2017 Dodge Ram Promaster City... I will be buying a safari style rack in the future but I would like to use the horizontal bars from my current rack on my new van.... I see that the Rola Sport APE Series Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points - Aluminum - Black Item # 59633 fits my vehicle, but I dont need the whole rack kit.... I only need the mounts that bolt to the factory threaded holes in the roof. Is that available? thank you

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I do have an option that will allow you to mount a Surco Safari Basket to the roof of your 2017 Ram ProMaster City but the crossbars of the Rola Haul-Your-Might Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # 59742 will not work with the mounting feet used on the ProMaster City Roof Rack by Rola part # 59633 because the crossbars on the ladder rack are too long for your vehicle. Since the crossbars are different lengths the mounting holes on the feet will not line up with the mounting holes on the crossbar.

Also, the only crossbars the safari racks work with are square bars from Thule or round bars from Yakima. Therefore, I recommend attaching the Surco Safari Basket such as part # SPS5060 to your roof using the Ram ProMaster City Roof Rack by Yakima part # Y00408, part # Y00148, part # Y03536, and part # Y00233 in addition to the Mounting Adapters for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket part # SPY400. Unfortunately, Thule does not make a roof rack system for your vehicle at this time.

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