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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - Crossbars - RRVA180B Review

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Review of Rhino Rack Roof Rack RRVA180B

Male Speaker: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar with the matte black finish. This is a sleek, aerodynamic, low-profile crossbar that's gonna let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. That way, you can easily haul your roof-mounted accessories. This is gonna require your Rhino Rack legs and a custom fit kit to fit your vehicle. Those items are sold separately. If you're in need, you can find them here at But, again, this is a slim, elliptical crossbar shape that's really gonna help create a an extremely aerodynamic system.

The full-length bar is gonna extend past your roof rack legs, which is gonna help maximize space for your carriers and accessories. Along the top of the bar, it's gonna feature a nice top channel. That's gonna let you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories to your roof rack, and this will also accept most clamp-on accessories, as it would mount conveniently around the bars. The bar is designed to accept most roof mount accessories that are designed for aero and elliptical roof racks. Here on top, we're gonna have the rubberized vortex strips in the top channel. These are really gonna help dramatically reduce drag and wind noise.

Now, this is gonna have a multi-piece design, so the vortex strips are gonna come in different pieces. That way, it allows for easier installation of those accessories. It's got the end caps included, and then the strips can just be removed or trimmed, and then replaced once you have your accessories in that top channel. They're also gonna assist when it comes to keeping dirt and grime out of the crossbar. And they're gonna provide a nice cushion, as well as slip-resistance for your cargo that you have mounted on top of the bar. Here on the bottom ...

You can see right here, it's gonna have a bottom channel and it's gonna have this ruler that goes in the channel. This is gonna help center your crossbar on your roof, and it's gonna help ensure proper leg placement when you have this installed on your vehicle. Now, when you install the leg kit, the rulers will actually need to be trimmed or cut. Once the leg kit is installed, you can actually place the ruler strips, one on each side of that leg kit, to fill the space here in the channel. That's gonna help further reduce wind noise during travel, but I just wanted you to see that it does have that ruler down there, and really allows for easier installation and correct placement of that leg kit as well as making sure that the bar is centered on the vehicle. Same setup here on the opposite side of the bar.

Again, they do include the end caps. The end caps go directly here at the end of the bar, and it's going to have a lockable design. The way that this comes to you is it's going to have plastic lock cores with these universal keys, so you just rotate it. And that's really gonna help deter theft of your accessories. The end caps can be upgraded to all-metal locks, so that plastic lock can be upgraded to an all-metal lock for added security. Your metal locks are going to be sold separately. The other thing I want to point out is that these bars are made from a lightweight structural-grade anodized aluminum, so they're gonna be corrosion-resistant as well as rust-proof. It's gonna feature the internal H-shaped extrusion that's gonna provide exceptional bar strength. When it comes to the weight capacity, we're looking at 165 pound weight capacity when used as a 2-bar system. You always want to refer to your vehicle's owner's manual to check roof capacity, to see what it can actually handle. When it comes to the dimensions of the bar, it's going to give us a width measurement of three and one-eighth of an inch, with a height measurement of one and three-sixteenths of an inch. Now when it comes to the length of the bar, that's really gonna vary depending on your application. These bars are available here at and they're sold in different links. The bars are available in the 41-inch, 44-inch, 49-inch, 54-inch, 59-inch, 65-inch, and 71-inch lengths, and they're gonna be covered with a limited lifetime warranty. That's gonna do it for today's look at the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar with the matte black finish.

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