Will Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack Fit 2014 Honda CR-V

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Will the roof rack system fit for a 2014 Honda CRV? The only review of this product mentions the straps disintegrating after being stowed in his cars trunk for a year. Has the manufacturer been contacted and responded about this situation? Was the combination of saltwater and not drying out before stowing the cause? Seems like a great product that offers a lot of solutions to problems at a very good price compared to other options. Please advise.

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The Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack - Inflatable # MPG452 is a universal fit which will absolutely fit on your 2014 Honda CR-V.

In regards to the straps on this rack coming apart, that was in fact due to how it was stored. The manufacturer has detailed in the linked instructions - part of which I have cut out - that it needs to be removed, deflated and stored appropriately. That means it needs to be dry and away from extreme heat or cold, because it doesn't have the strength of the permanent racks which are made from steel or aluminum, and can be subject to wear without the proper care, which is reflected in the price.

If you do want a more permanent solution that will absolutely not have any issues withstanding the elements and will last for as long as you need, the most budget-friendly option for a 2014 Honda CR-V with a naked roof is a roof rack from Inno which consists of Inno Square Crossbars # INB127, Inno Feet # INSUT and Custom Fit Kit # INK413. All three components of this roof rack come with a lifetime warranty so you never have to worry about the rack being unusable.

I have added links to video reviews of both rack options for you to check out as well.

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