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Best Roof Rack for 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan That Wont Damage Paint


Hi, Im looking at adding a roof rack system to a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan naked roof and am considering the Thule AeroBlade roof rack. Ive been using both Yakima and Thule roof racks since for around 20 years now and have used the clip system before Yakimas version and had issues with the paint on my door frame chipping where it made contact with the clips. I had the appropriate clips for my model car but still noticed it chipping. Is this a potential issue with this Thule system? Any complaints? Thanks for your help.


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The Thule WingBar Evo roof rack is going to be the best rack for your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan and there have been no complaints about damage to paint with this system.

There are a couple of reasons why damaged paint with this rack is not a concern, starting with the clips you mentioned; the clips from this rack attach to the door frame where there is a soft rubber coating and not any paint. The other reason chipped paint should not be an issue is that the Fit Kit for this rack has soft foot pads that are meant to stop any damage from occurring to your Grand Caravan's surface.

You have made a smart choice with this rack because the Thule WingBar Evo will not only give your van a highly functional and very quiet roof rack but is arguably the best-looking rack available.

This rack consists of the following parts:

- Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711520 (Black) or # TH711500 (Silver)
- Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480R
- Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit # THKIT1043

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