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Rhino Rack Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

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Review of the Rhino Rack Ski and Snowboard Racks on a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta


Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer, and today, we're taking a look at how the Rhino-Rack ski and snowboard and fishing rod carrier fits on a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. So this has a bunch of different size options, you can get it as a 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 pairs of ski carrier, so what we have here is the four, right there in the middle, but it's really up to you which one works better for you, they all work the same way, they have the same sizes, the same clearances, just different amounts of skis that you can carry. Now, here with your Jetta, you are limited to your crossbar spread, so center to center, it's gonna be 27 3/4 inches, and we do recommend like around 29 inches, but here, it's perfectly fine with the bindings on the ski. Now, to access those skis, you have these big buttons up top. So even with your heavy or thick gloves, just hit those buttons, one and two, those pop up, making it easier for you to grab the skis and snowboards. Now, if you want to or with the longer carrier, that might be a little trickier, so I would recommend getting or look at the slide out function, but here, you can also see how this can be used with those fishing rods because of the rubber padding on the bottom and the top of your carrier.

That way, even when you got wet gear, this cushions and gives it grip. So some measurements for the Jetta, from the top of the roof to where your skis and snowboards are gonna sit, that's gonna be eight inches. If you have tall bindings, hopefully, that's enough clearance for you. If you don't have enough clearance, you may wanna check out our accessories that give you more clearance like the Yakima FatCat EVO, which has the SkiLift function. This comes down and secures your skis and your snowboards, and then once it's in the down position, this adds 10 inches to the top of your roof.

Now, this measurement can change, depending on what type of roof rack you have. As for security, there's two types, one is we have the metal lock core, this is gonna be for your actual skis and snowboards, two is gonna be the clamps, so the clamps can only be on the locks using a special Rhino-Rack Allen key. This is gonna be the same key that you have for your roof rack too, so that is interchangeable. If you have a Rhino-Rack roof rack, go ahead get the Rhino-Rack ski and snowboard carrier as well to match. Now, the Rhino-Rack roof rack I do have is the one with 54 inch long, which is why we can put it on overhang, if you're using the normal size, which is around 50 inches, you're gonna have to put it on the inside, inside that tower.

So all in all, this is a great affordable way to carry around those skis, those snowboards, those fishing rods. It's very simple, minimalistic, it gets to job done, and does it at that price. Now, if you want more features, maybe more locks, maybe a slide out function, different color options, we do have our more premium options, definitely, the Yakima FatCat EVO, which I mentioned earlier in the video, is a good option. I did do a video of that one here on the Volkswagen Jetta if you wanna compare. But this is very popular, I know a bunch of people that use this, because it's nice, it's simple, and it works.

So this was a look at the Rhino-Rack ski and snowboard carrier on the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta..


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