SeaSucker Roof Rack Review - 2013 Ford Fusion

content loading



Customers compare 298-SX6000 to these similar products




Products Featured in this Video



Review of the SeaSucker Roof Rack on a 2013 Ford Fusion


Speaker 1: Today, on our 2013 Ford Fusion, we're going to be test-fitting the Seasucker monkey bar roof rack system with 48-inch crossbars. This is going to part number 298-SX6000.What makes this unique from the other roof rack systems for the Fusion is the fact that it utilizes these suction mounts to attach to your roof as opposed to the clamps that go underneath your door frame. So there's a lot less putting together needed necessarily for this as opposed to the others. Once installed, the suction cup mounts have 210 pounds of pull pressure. And this is a great roof rack system to carry a wide variety of accessories ranging from bike racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes. And these can be adjusted back and forth to accommodate different style roofs.As you can see we have this sunroof here and it's not going to come into contact with our roof rack, because we we're able to move it out of the way.

These are round bars, so when you travel these will make some noise. We do offer bearings that you can find on etrailer.com to help cut down the wind noise and drag, which are sold separately.Let's go ahead and show you how the rear bar gets put into place. We already have it put together on our table here. And it does come along with an extra suction cup mount should you need one as well as a tool to loosen and tighten either side if you need to.Our first step is we're going to move our protectors here on the bottom. This is for when you want to put it away for storage.

Then we'll get a spritz bottle. We just want to slightly, just kind of moisten the bottom before we place it onto our roof.Now moving on back to our Fusion, you also want to make sure that the roof of your vehicle's clean as well. So give it a good once over. We'll then set our mount in no particular place for the time being. And next we're going to measure from center to center of the bar on both sides to make sure it's even.

Again you want to make sure that it's not under 24 inches, but otherwise there's no real set measurement for these.Although what you can do, is go by whatever accessory your hauling's recommendations are for their cross bar spread. And that's another thing that's kind of an advantage of this roof rack system is, you have the ability to shift this back and forth as needed. See the ones that actually have the clamps, they're more in fixed positions as opposed to these ones which can be shifted back and forth. So you have a little bit more freedom with this.Pull this back. Now a quick note I would like to talk about is how we go our front bar into place.

What I did was I measured from the edge of our windshield to the front edge of our front suction cup mount on both sides to make sure it was even. And then I made sure the cross bar overhang was even as well. That's important to make sure that's all straight and narrow before we put the rear bar on.Now comes the fun part. We can actually tighten this down to the roof and how we do that, you apply a little bit of pressure. Then you come to the plunger on the other side here and you just start pushing it in and you can start to see it attach to the roof. You want to do this until this orange ring is completely gone, like so. I'll repeat that process for our passenger side here.All right, now I would like to give a couple quick measurements here. And that's going to be from the center of the roof to the bottom and top of the bar. So from the center to the bottom of the bar is going to be three and 3/4 inches. And from the center to the top of the roof rack is going to be about five and eighth of an inch. So that's more than enough space for those accessories to wrap around your bars without making contact with the roof and possibly damaging it.Also and this is good news, is that you can still utilize your sunroof once this is installed as well. Both bars combined have a carrying capacity of 150 pounds, but you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can take those weights and go by its recommendations. And there you have it for the Seasucker monkey bar roof rack system on our 2013 Ford Fusion.


Questions and Comments about this Video

add comment

Info for this part was:

Video by:
Zack K
Video by:
Andrew K
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Test Fit:
Colin H
Video by:
Kathleen M
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Video Edited:
Chris R
Test Fit:
Hayden R
Video by:
Jonathan Y
Video by:
Jacob H
Test Fit:
Ryan G

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.