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Roof Racks

Get all the room you need inside your car by putting your bikes, cargo or kayak on your rooftop. Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack and Rola roof racks are built to the highest quality specifications to accommodate all your cargo needs.

Thule, Yakima and Rhino Rack offer roof bike racks in the traditional fork mount style or in the easy to load, wheel mount style.

Cargo baskets from Rola, Rhino Rack, Yakima and Thule offer a great looking way to get your cargo out of your vehicle and safely carry it on your trip. Roof cargo bags and roof boxes can also be used if you would like some waterproof or water resistant protection for your cargo.

If you need to carry bulky skis, snowboards, kayak or a canoe, putting it on the roof is a great option to unclutter your vehicle and keep the gear safe. We offer Yakima and Thule ski racks and watersport carriers that are sturdy and safe for all your cargo needs.




Roof Top Cargo Racks and Carriers

We offer custom fit roof racks from Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack, Rola, Inno and Whispbar that will be a perfect fit for your vehicle. Just enter your year make and model above. We also offer a full line of roof rack accessories, including roof bike racks, roof cargo baskets, roof cargo boxes, kayak and canoe carriers, roof bags, ski racks and snowboard racks. If you need to do some roof rack repairs, we also carry replacement parts for all the roof and cargo racks.


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Ford Escape Roof Rack Videos

Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we're gonna be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System. This is gonna consist of part numbers RRVA137B-2. These are the Aero cross bars, 54" long. These also come in silvers, part number RRVA137S-2. We'll be using part number RRRLKVA, these are the 2500 series legs for the Vortex Aero crossbars, particularly for naked roofs, and finally part number DK375 and this is the custom fit kit for the Ford Escape.The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on you roof while freeing up space inside your Escape. This can carry anything from bike racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes.



Malone AirFlow2 Universal Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Escape, we're going to be test-fitting the Malone Airflow 2 roof rack system, part number MPG215. These are the 50-inch long cross bars. This also applies to part number MPG216, which are the 58-inch long cross bars.The Malone Airflow 2 is a great roof rack that can carry a wide variety of accessories, while freeing up space inside your vehicle. This can carry anything from bike racks to ski carriers to snowboard carriers to kayak carriers.The bars have an aerodynamic shape to them. And that, coupled with the rubber strip at the top, as well as the one that you would install underneath, that will cut down the wind noise and drag and not necessitate any fairings like you would have to get for square or round bars. Also, it has the added advantage of being able to use T-track accessories with this, and not having to remove the strip completely because you can simply push down the point, here, and slide your T-track accessories in place.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Thule Roof-Rack System. This is going to consist of the Thule Aeroblade Crossbars, part number: THARB53; and the Thule Rapid Crossroad Foot Pack, part number: TH450R. Now keep in mind that our crossbars are also available in black with part number: THARB53B.The Thule Roof-Rack System is a great solution for carrying your accessories on your roof, whether those are bike racks, cargo baskets, ski and snowboard carriers or kayak carriers. The aerodynamic shape of the bars as well as the weatherstrip on the inside are going to help to reduce wind, noise and drag. If we move our cap to the side, we can see our weatherstrip is easy to remove and replace. We can also cut it down and place in channel-mounted accessories instead.The end cap for our foot pack does have the option to knock out this plastic core here and place in a metal lock core, that's going to help prevent theft and tampering of your roof-rack system as a whole.



Yakima Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2018 Ford Escape, we're gonna test fitting the Yakima Jet Stream roof rack system consisting of part numbers Y00425. These are the Yakima Jet Stream crossbars, 50" long and this also applies to the 60" long bars, part number Y00426. These are also available in silver as part number Y00428. We'll also be using part number Y00147 and these are the Timberline towers for the Yakima crossbars, particularly for the factory raised side rails. The Yakima Jet Stream roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while freeing up space inside your Escape. This can carry anything from bike racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes.



Yakima Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Core bar roof rack system consisting of part numbers, Y00421. These are the core bar cross bars, 50 inches long. We'll also be using part number Y00147. These are the Timberline towers for the Yakima cross bars. Particularly for the factory raised side rails.The Yakima core bar roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while freeing up space inside your vehicle. You can carry anything from roof baskets to cargo boxes to bike racks.



Yakima Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Escape, we're gonna be test fitting the Yakima RoundBar roof rack system consisting of part numbers Y00408. These are the 48 inch crossbars. We'll also be using part number Y03536, which is the round bar SL adapter kit. And finally part number Y00147 and this are the TimberLine towers for the Yakima crossbar, particularly for factory raised side rails. The Yakima RoundBar roof rack system's great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your Escape while freeing up space inside your vehicle. This can carry anything from bike racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Escape, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Arrow Blade Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB53 for the 53 inch aluminum silver cross bars. Those are also available in black with part number THARB53B. We're also going to be using part number TH450R for the Rapid Crossroad Foot Packs.This Thule Roof Rack System is going to be great for carrying kayaks, bike racks, and cargo boxes on your Ford Escape. It features premium arrow blades, which are much quieter compared to round or square bars. The aerodynamic design is not only going to cut down on wind noise, but it's going to cut down on drag as well. The load bars can also accommodate most T track accessories.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford Escape, we're gonna be test fitting the Thule square load bar rack system consisting of part numbers THLB58, these are the 58 inch square load bars, and part number TH450, this is the Thule crossroad roof mounted roof laying foot pack. This also applies to part number TH45058, which is the complete cross road kit with 58 inch bars.The Thule square load bar roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories, such as bike racks, cargo baskets, and cargo boxes. While these are square bars and they're very durable, they will make noise while you drive, so you may need to purchase something, such as an aftermarket fairing, which you can find on etrailer.com. Or, you can also upgrade to the Aero bars, which will cut down that wind noise and drag as well, and you can use T-track accessories with them.The end caps have a plastic knockout, which you can replace with the Thule lock core, which is also sold separately, so you can secure it to your factory rate side rails and even made it keyed alike with your accessories as well. These are very easy to install as they just simply wrap around your existing factory rated side rail, and are tightened down with this bolt and an integrated tool, which you carry with you so you can take this on and off with ease as you travel.From the center of the roof to the bottom of the bar is gonna be about two and seven eighths of an inch. While from the center of the roof to the top of the bar is gonna be three and seven eighths inches.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Escape, we're gonna be test fitting the Thule aero blade edge roof rack system and this is gonna be consisting of part numbers TH7502-TH7503. These also come in black as part number TH7502B-TH7503B. The Thule aero blade edge roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while maintaining that factory style look once it's installed into your factory raised side rails. While you can carry things such as bike racks, cargo baskets or cargo boxes, you are limited with space on these. While it does have that factory look, you lose from this point out as to how many accessories you can put on your roof. So you may just be limited to one cargo basket or two or three bikes as opposed to four.



Malone SteelTop Universal Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Malone SteelTop Roof Rack system, consisting of part numbers MPG202, which are 58" long, and will attach to your factory raised side rails. This install will also apply to part number MPG201, and these are the 50" long crossbars. The Malone SteelTop Roof Rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, while freeing up space inside your vehicle. This could carry anything from bike racks, to cargo baskets, the cargo boxes. While the square bars are sturdy, they do make noise while you're driving, so you can cut that down, by purchasing aftermarket fairings, which you can find on etrailer.com. Now if you don't want to go for the fairings, you could also upgrade to aero bars, which also can be purchased from Malone on etrailer's website.The endcaps are lockable, so once you install these, they are secure to your factory raised side rails.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Escape, we're going to be test-fitting the Inno Aero Crossbar Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers INXB108-2, these are the Inno Aero Crossbars, 42 inches long. We'll also be using part number INXS100, and this is the Inno Flush Feet for the Aero Crossbars, particularly for the factory raised side rails.The Inno Aero Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while maintaining a factory style look once it's installed, but it also gives you that extra space in between the roof and the bars here to install your accessories as well.This can carry anything from bike racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes. Moving our end cap here, which is lockable, you can see that the bar itself has a nice aerodynamic shape to it with a rubber strip up on the top which is going to cut down the wind noise and drag while you're driving. It does accept T-track accessories. Just simply push down as opposed to remove and cut the strips to length once you want to install them, and when they are, you simply reinstall the locking end cap and put it into place.Now, something to note here, since it's cut off at this point here for the roof rack system, you are going to lose some space with accessories once you install these. Again, this is more of an aesthetic choice as opposed to a practical choice.From the center of the roof to the bottom of the bar is going to be about two and seven eighths of an inch.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Inno square bar roof rack system consisting of part numbers INB127, these are the Inno square cross bars 50 inches long, as well as part number INFR which are the Inno feet for the crossbars, particularly the factory raised side rails. The Inno square bar roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, offering up space inside your vehicle. This can carry anything from bikes racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes. The square bars are very strong and sturdy, however they will make noise while you drive so you may have to purchase an after market fairing, which you can find on etrailer.com. Or you can upgrade to Aero bars, which you can also find on etrailer.com. And they simply wrap around your existing factory raised side rails with a rubber coated steel straps and have integrated knobs here to tighten them or loosen them up as you need, so you can take these on and off as you like while you travel.I'd like to give you a couple of quick measurements now.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Rhino Rack Roof-Rack System. This is going to consist of the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars, part number: RRVA126B-2; and the Rhino Rack SX Series Leg Kit, part number: RRSX015. Our crossbars are also available in silver, part number: RRVA126S-2.Our Rhino Rack Roof-Rack System is a great solution for carrying your accessories on your roof, whether those are bike racks, cargo baskets, ski and snowboard carriers or kayak carriers. The aerodynamic shape of the bars, as well as the weatherstrip on the inside, are going to help to reduce wind, noise and drag.To remove that end cap, you'll see our weatherstrip is easy to remove. We can cut it down and place in channel-mounted accessories. Our end cap does have an integrated lock here, this is going to be a plastic lock.



Malone SteelTop Universal Roof Rack Installation - 2015 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we'll be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Malone SteelTop Roof Rack. That part number is: MPG202. The Malone roof rack system is a great solution for carrying your vehicle accessories on your roof, whether those are bike racks, ski and snowboard carriers, or cargo baskets. These crossbars are going to allow you to free up space inside your vehicle and make more room for accessories, and they're going to grip onto our raised rails. The locking cap on our crossbar is going to provide extra security and prevent theft and tampering of your roof rack system as a whole. The clamps underneath are going to grip onto our raised rails and give a nice secure fit.



Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Vortex Aero Roof Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Ford Escape we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install a Rhino Rack roof rack system. That's gonna be part number RRRS576. These are also available in black with part number RRRS576B. The Rhino Rack roof rack system is a great solution for carrying your vehicle accessories on your roof, whether those are bike racks, ski and snowboard carriers, or cargo baskets.The aerodynamic shape of our bars, as well as the weather strip on the inside are going to help to reduce wind noise and drag. We can remove the end caps, and you can see that our weather strip is easy to remove. We can also cut it down and place in channel mounted accessories.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2014 Ford Escape, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System. This is going to consist of the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars, part number: RRVA137B-2; the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Legs, part number: RRRLKVA; and the fit kit for our Escape, part number: DK375. Now, our crossbars are also available in silver, with part number: RRVA137S-2.The Rhino Rack Roof Rack System is a great solution for carrying your vehicle accessories on your roof, whether those are bike racks, ski and snowboard carriers or cargo baskets. The aerodynamic shape of our bars and the weatherstrip on the inside are going to help to reduce wind, noise and drag.If we remove the end cap, you can see that our weatherstrip is easy to remove. We can cut it down and replace it with channel-mounted accessories. On our crossbar end cap, we do have a plastic lock core here.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2013 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers: RRVA137B-2, these are the Vortex Aero Crossbars, 54" long; part number: RRRLKVA, this is the 2500 Series legs for the Vortex Aero Crossbars; and part number: DK375, and this is the Custom Fit Kit for the Ford Escape. The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, while freeing up space inside your vehicle. This can carry bike racks, cargo baskets, cargo boxes, ski and snowboard carriers, and even kayak carriers. The elliptical shape of the bars, combined with the Vortex Aero strips on top, is going to cut down wind noise and drag while you drive. If we open up our endcap here, with our included tool, you can see it also can receive T-slot accessories, such as bike racks or other items. Each of the legs on our roof rack system come with a lock installed on them, so once you install this to your vehicle, it's going to be secured to the roof of your vehicle, as well. Finally, these bars have a carrying capacity of 165 lbs, although you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure it can withstand those weights. Now that we've gone over some of the features of the roof rack system, let's go ahead and show you how it installs.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Today in our 2017 Ford Escape, we're taking a look at the INNO Aero crossbar kit. The part number for our crossbars today are INXB1155-2. For our foot pack, we're using INXS200, and for our fit kit for our Escape, we're using INK628. Now, we already have our front bar installed. We're going to show you how to put the last foot pack together, and then how we install this onto our vehicle, since it's going to be the same way. To start off, we're going to take our foot, we're going to remove this bolt here. You may need to use the included tool to loosen that up.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2009 Ford Escape

Today on our 2009 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack roof rack system. This is going to be consisting of part numbers RRVA126B-2, these are the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars in black, 49 inches long. These also come in silver as part number RRVA126S-2. We'll also be using part number RRRLKVA. These are the 2500 Series Legs for the Vortex Aero Crossbars. Then part number DK099 and this is the Custom Fit Kit for this particular vehicle.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test-fitting Inno Aero Crossbar roof rack system consisting of part numbers INXB115-2, those would be the crossbars themselves, part number INXS200, those are going to be the flush feet for the Aero crossbars, and then part number INK628, which are going to be the clamps which hold the roof rack into place on your roof. As you can see, we already have the front one installed, measured out where it needs to be. We'll go ahead and show you how the rear one gets put into place. We have it partially assembled already. We'll go ahead and show you how it actually goes in. Right now the crossbar itself is turned upside down. We're going to slide out this piece here, taking our little bracket here, put that into place.





Ford Escape Roof Bike Racks Videos

Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on this 2013 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the rhino racks mountain trail roof top bike carrier. Part number RBC035. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack, there's going to be 2 points of contact with no frame contact at all. We're going to have a wheel strap here in the back and towards the front it's going to grip it by the fork mounts of your wheel. This is lockable for additional security as well as this is lockable at the top here so it will secure your bike rack as well as your bike to the roof rack.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Thule ThruRide roof bike rack, Part Number TH535. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. You're going to have 2 points of contact with your bikes to keep this attached to the rack. You're going to have a wheel strap towards the back here, and also at the front, it's going to be held in place by this fork mount skewer at the front. This does also work with thru-axle bikes, meaning this actual skewer can be taken out. We'll show you how to do that later. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Thule Circuit XT Bike Rack for fork mounts, part number TH526XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have two points of contact with no frame contact at all. We're going to have a wheel strap at the back here, and up at the front, it grips it by the forks using this skewer which you can pop out this portion here and switch it out with a lock so it will be nice and secure on your roof. Let's take the bike off and set it aside. To do that we'll take, with our wheel strap, we'll take the tab here, push it in like so, and then holding onto our bike while we do this, we'll open up the skewer by popping up this lever, and lifting it up and out. How this actually attaches to your vehicle here, close this up. Pop this up here, and this actually .. We actually have to remove the skewer here to pop this portion up, and this will actually clamp down around your front crossbar by wrapping around this portion of the clamp here.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Inno Multi-Fork Lock Roof Bike Rack, part number INA392. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this is actually installed on the rack, there's going to be two points of contact with your bike with no frame contact at all. We're going to have a wheel strap at the rear here, and up at the front it's going to grip it by the fork mounts with this skewer here. This is already locked into place so your bike is going to be secure when this is installed. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that, with the wheel strap in the back we'll push in on the tab on the side which will release the strap. Then at the front, when you loosen this up, you always want to make sure you grip the bike so it doesn't go swaying one way or the other.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Inno Fork Lock Bike Carrier, part number INA391. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is actually to the rack, we're going to have two points of contact with no frame contact at all. We're going to have a wheel strap towards the rear here and towards the front, it's going to grip it by the bikes forks using this skewer here, that is actually locked down right now, with this covering plate. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that, with the wheel strap, we'll push in on this tab, undo that, we'll unlock our top portion here, open that up, then we'll take the skewer and open it up by loosening up this handle like so.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio Roof Bike Rack. Part number TR02. We already have the bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this actually attaches to the rack, we're going to have 2 points of contact with no frame contact at all with the bike. We're going to have a wheel strap at the back here.



Rhino Rack Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Hybrid Roof Bike Rack, part number RRRBC050. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this is attached to the bike rack, we're going to have three points of contact. We're going to have two wheel straps in front and the rear and we're also going to have this wheel hook up at the front so you don't have to actually have to worry about anything like fork mouths where you have to take off the front tire and the whole bike is going to be up there. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. We'll start with the wheel straps. You'll push in the tab here on the side, like so, and do the same at the front.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts BrassKnuckles roof mount and bike rack, part number RKY1202. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show how it's installed. We're going to have three points of contact with the bike to attach it to the rack, with no frame contact at all. We're going to have wheel straps at the back and at the front, as well as a wheel hook to keep it in place. You don't have to take the front wheel off, since there's no fork mounts involved with this. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Rhino Rack Road-Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today in this 2016 Ford Escape we are going to be test fitting the Rhino-rack road worrier rooftop bike rack part number: RBC036 . We already have a bike attached on the rack lets go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How it attaches to the rack, we are going to have two points of contact with the bike with absolutely no frame contact at all. We are going to have this skewer up at the front that's going to hold the bike by it's fork mouths and it is lockable for a little bit of security. Towards the ear here, we have this wheel strap. Lets go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that with the rear wheel strap you just push it on this tab here, this will come lose. Moving on to the front, you'll unlock the skewer pop it out like so, you'll turn it to the right to tighten it down, you'll have to loosen it to accommodate different forks.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape we are going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Rack, part number RBC035. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this attaches actually to the rack, there is going to be 2 points of contact with no frame contact at all. We are going to have this lockable skewer up here in the front which will hold the bike by its forks. And then we have this wheel strap here in the back to secure the tire. Let's go and take the bike off and set it aside.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape we're testing the RockyMounts brass knuckles roof mountain bike rack part number RKY1202. As you can see here we'd already had our bike on the rack. I'm just going to show you how to put the bike on and screw it, and how we put the rack on. Now back here and up front the tyres are held in by this two straps but the front tyre is also held in by this bar here. To secure the bar down you just push up to release it. Push down on this blue button and push up. It is a little stiff so it may take a minute. You want to hang on to your bike because it will wobble after that, just carry it down and just push until it stops clicking.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape we'll be test fitting the Thule Sprint Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number Th528. With a factory roof rack system on our Escape, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll just position the rubber coated steel strap around the underside of the bar, and hook it into the connection point. We'll then use the speed link knobs to tighten down the straps around the bar. Moving to the back of the bike rack, I'll slide the bracket to where it's resting on the rear bar. Again, I'll bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the bar, and tighten it down with the speed link knob. Once everything is all tightened down and secure, we're ready to load up our bike.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader roof mountain bike rack part number Y02103. I want to have and situated a ladder here, I'm only 5'2 so if you're shorter you might want to have handy as well. That way I can easily handle the side down. Go ahead and start by placing the rack on top of our vehicle. Put this one on kind of clamps. This clamping style clamps together like this so for me it helps to actually make sure the back one is in the right position first.



Swagman Upright Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting this Swagman Upright roof-mounted bike rack, part number S64720. I went ahead and situated a ladder here next to the vehicle. I'm only five two, so I'm pretty short and I need the extra height. We'll start by placing the rack on top of our vehicle over top of our bars. With this particular rack they include for the front mounting point two U-bolts with four wing nuts. So we'll go ahead and take the wing nuts off of one of the U-bolts, thread it underneath of our rack and through the holes. I'll go ahead and get that started.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint roof mounted bike rack, part number TH528. We'll begin our test fit by placing the rack on top of our vehicle. We'll go ahead and adjust this forward by sliding it. That way it'll lay on top of the crossbar. We're going to be test fitting this today on the factory roof rack system on our Escape. I'll go ahead and grab a step, that way I have a little bit more room, reach. What we're going to do, once you have it in the right position, is take the T 00:00:43, get it into its correct place on the front there.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the rocky mounts tire rod roof mounted bike rack. Part number RKY1014. With our two way rapid crossroads racks are already placed, we'll grab our bike rack and place it on to the rack. Make sure when placing on the rack, make sure the two rubber T straps go around the front bar. With the rack in place, secure the T straps around the front of the head. Next you move to the rear of the rack, loosening up your bracket and sliding it into place around every bar.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Rockymount Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number RKY1011. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Rock System already in place, we'll start by putting our bike rack onto the rack. You want to make sure that your 2 rubber T straps go around the front bar. Once around the front bar, you can put them into place. Next you'll move your rear bracket forward, loosen it up and make sure it mounts around the rear bar. Next you'll tighten up the front allenscrew to the front bar just to secure the rubber straps in place, then you'll tighten up your allenscrew at the rear bracket. Now that the rack is in place, make sure your front skewer is open and your rear strap is undone. Next, we'll grab out bike, place it on the rack making sure the forks are secure in the skewer first. You can then move to the rear and tighten down your rear strap. Now your bike's in place and you're good to go. And that will complete today's test fit of the Rockymount Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number RKY1011 on our 2012 Ford Escape.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, part number S64720. With our Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack system already installed on our Escape, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, were going to bring 2 of the metal U bolts around the underside of our crossbar, fit them through the head of our carrier and hold them in place using 2 of the wing nuts. We then tighten all 4 of them down. With our front secure, well move to the rear. This time, were going to place the U bolt through the rack, being sure that it comes out on both sides of our crossbar. Well bring the metal plate up to the U bolt, being sure that both sides of the U bolt go through it.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, were going to be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader. A wheel-mount, roof bike rack, with part number Y02103. With our Yakima Rail Grab Roof Rack System already on the Escape, were going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at our front crossbar, well place our clamp down around our bar. Well have the two outside legs on the front, and the one middle leg at the rear. We can then tighten the black T-handle here, to secure it to our rack. With the front secure, well move to the rear. Here were going to loosen the black T-handle, remove the T-bolt from the clamp, bring the lower-jaw of our clamp around the underside of our crossbar, reinsert our T-bolt through the slot, and tighten it down with the black T-handle. With our rack secured to our vehicle, its now time to load our bike.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, were going to be test fitting the Yakima Forklift and Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack with part number Y02098. With our Yakima rail grab roof rack system already installed on the Escape, were going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our crossbars. Here at the front, were going to remove the securer, slide back the black plastic cover, and loosen our black T-handle. Well then remove the T-bolt from the lower half of our clamp, and bring it around our crossbar, reinsert our T-bolt to the appropriate slot, then well tighten it down with the black T-handle. Well then slide our black cover forward, reinserting the securer, then we can move to the rear. Here were going to loosen the black T-handle, remove the T-bolt from the slot, bring our clamp around our crossbar, reinsert our T-bolt and tighten it down with the black T-handle. With our rack secured, its time to load up our bike.





Ford Escape Roof Cargo Carrier Videos

Kuat Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on this 2013 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Skinny Roof Cargo Basket and Bike Rack, part number SK01. This measures 82 inches long by 23 inches wide and has 160 pound carrying capacity, although you'd want to double check with your manufacturer just to make sure that your roof can handle that weight. We have the skewers up at the front here and that's how you're going to attach your bike to this as well as an integrated lock towards the rear here that you can use for additional security for your bike rack or your cargo. Now how this attaches to your roof rack we have a locking top portion here . Get that out of the way. Then we have this metal bracket and plastic piece here where a u bolt will come up underneath and tighten down with these thumb screws. Once those are tightened down you take the lock inaudible 00:00:55 put that in, lock it into place and it's going to be secure to your roof rack and this is going to be the same for all 4 sheet. There you have it for the Kuat Skinny Roof Cargo Basket, part number SK01 on our 2013 Ford Escape. Here it is on our test course.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape we'll be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL rooftop cargo box with 17 cubic feet of space in two-tone black and silver, part number TH612. With the factory roof rack on our Escape we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, I'm going to move to the back of the vehicle and push the box as far forward as possible. Then I can unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. I'll then turn the knobs, which will tighten down the clamps around the bars. Now this box does feature the AcuTight mounting hardware, which will notify you when the clamps have been fully tightened when the knob starts to click.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box with 21 cubic feet of space aero skin black in color part number TH626. With the factory roof rack on our Escape, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto to the vehicles cross bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. I'll turn the knob which will tighten on the clamps around the front and back cross bar. Now this double sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car. I'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium rooftop cargo box with 13 cubic feet of space, part number TH634B. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads rack system already in place, we'll start our test fit by grabbing our cargo box and placing it onto our roof rack. For this application you'll find it easier to keep the box at a tilt, adjusting your feet to the correct position around your rack bars. Also for this application, we're making sure the box is at its most front position to allow access to the rear hatch. Next we'll open our box and tighten down our feet by turning the gray knobs. One of the great features of this box is that the feet actually click to let you know that they're secure and in place. It's also a great feature that the Thule Sonic also allows access from both sides of the box. With the knobs tight and the feet secure around the bars, we're good to go.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, part number TH626. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads rack system already in place, we'll start our test fit by placing the cargo box onto our roof rack. We found it easiest for this application to keep the box at a tilt and move our mounting hooks into position. Once the hooks are into position, you'll slide the rest of the box onto the rack. We also made sure that the box is in its most forward position to make sure we have access to the rear hatch. Now that the box is in place, we'll open it up, tighten up the gray handles on the inside to secure our feet. We will do this on both sides of the box, since both sides open. As you can see here, the rear hatch does not open completely without touching the box. That will complete today's test fit of the Thule Force, part number TH626, on our 2012 Ford Escape.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11, a rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic feet of storage space in black. It's part number Y07193. With our Yakima rail grab roof rack system already installed on the Escape, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our Rocketbox directly onto our crossbars. We're going to slide it back, and while we do this we'll make sure that all 4 lower halves of our clamps go around the underside of our crossbars. We'll then open the passenger side of the box. We will reach inside and tighten the 2 red T-handles located closest to us. One of the great features of the Rocketbox Pro 11 is its ability to open from the passenger and the driver side.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14, a rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of storage space in black. It's Part Number Y07192. With our Yakima Rail Grab Roof Rack System already installed on the Escape, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our cross bars. We'll slide it back and be sure that all four lower halves of our clamp go around the underside of our cross bars. We can now open the passenger side of our box. We'll reach in and we'll tighten the red T-handles closest to us. One of the great features of the Rocketbox Pro 14 is its ability to open from both the passenger and driver side.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box with 22 cubic feet of storage space, in metallic silver, part #TH636S. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Rack system already in place, let's start our test fit by placing our cargo box on top of our roof rack. For this test fit we find it easiest to keep the box at a tilt. That way we can position the feet accordingly with the bars. We also want to make sure that the box is placed as far forward as possible so we can have access to our rear hatch. With our box now in place we are ready to open it up. With the box open, turn your gray knobs to secure your feet.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape we will be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet, part number TH615. With the Thule inaudible 00:10 cross road rack system all ready in place, we'll start our test fit by placing the cargo box on top of our roof rack. We'll open up our box, place our feet through the slots. Once the feet are in place, we're actually going to move our box as far forward as possible to make sure we have complete access to our hatch. Now that the box and the feet are in place, you'll tighten down your feet to secure the box into place. Next, we'll open up our rear hatch to make sure we have plenty of access.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape well be test fitting the Thule Pulse medium rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of space, part number TH614. With our Thule Rapid Roof Rack system already in place well grab our box and place it onto the rack. Next well open up the box. Well place our feet through the slots provided and make sure that they go around the rack bars. Once the feet are in place well make a slight adjustment to make sure the box is as far forward as possible so we can have access to our hatch. Now that the box is in place well turn the knobs and tighten down all 4 of our feet.With the feet in place and the knobs tight your box is now secure. As you can see here theres plenty of room to open up the rear hatch.That will complete todays test fit of the Thule Pulse part number TH614 on our 2012 Ford Escape.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, with 11 cubic feet of space, part number Th613. With our Thule rapid crossroads rack system already in place, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto our roof rack. With our box in place, we'll open it up, and insert the feet into the slots provided. Be sure the feet go over the bars of the rack system. For today's application, once the feet are in place, I'm going to move the box all the way forward, to allow maximum access to our rear edge. Once the box is in place, we'll tighten down the gray knobs, to secure it in place.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we will be testing fitting the Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, part number TH624, with the Thule Rapid Crossroads Rack System already in place. We'll start our test fit by placing the cargo box on top of our roof rack. For this application, we find it easiest to keep it at an angle and set our feet in place. We will also make sure that the box is as far forward as possible for the best access to our rear hatch. Next, we'll open up our box, tighten down the hand knob to secure the feet in place. One of the great features of the Thule Force is that you can access it from both sides. As you can see here, there's plenty of room to open the rear hatch. That will complete todays test fit of the Thule Force, part number TH624 on our 2012 Ford Escape.





Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2014 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part number TH634B. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly on to our load bars. Now with the feet hanging out at the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the two hand knobs on this side to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to let you know when each foot is secured around the bar. You'll start to hear a clicking noise to let you know that the foot is fully secured.One other great feature is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our box directly on to our load bars. Now with the feet hanging out at the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each load bar. Well go ahead and set the feet back towards the box a little bit, that way our box will be secured to forward and wont interfere with our antenna or access to our rear hatch. Once we have the box in place, we can then open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs on this side to secure our feet around our bars.One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to let you know when each foot is secured around the bar. When tightening, youll start to hear a clicking noise to let you know that its secured.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our box directly on to our load bars. Now keep in mind this box opens from one side only, so well be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. Well move to the key to the unlock position and push up on the lid to open our box. Well place our feet through the appropriate slots making sure that they go around each load bar. Well then use the attached hand knobs to secure each foot around our bar.With all four feet tight, our box is secured, and were ready to go.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape will be tested in the Thule Pulse medium roof top cargo box measuring 14 cubic feet in matte black part number Th614. Now, keep in mind that this box only opens from one side only, we want to be sure to set it towards our passenger side for easier accessibility . with the Thule rapid traverse refract system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test by placing our box directly onto our load bars. We'd move the key to the unlock position and push up on the lid to open our box. We'll grab our feet and place them to the appropriate slots making sure that they go around each load bar. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to secure the feet around our bars.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape we'll be testing fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box measuring eleven cubic feet in matte black, part number TH613. Now keep in mind that this box opens from one side only so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. We'll also want to make sure that we have the box set as far forward as possible that way it doesn't interfere with our rear antenna or access to our rear hatch. With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roofrack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. Once we have the box situated we can move the key to the unlock position and push up on the lid to open the box. We'll grab our feet and place it through the appropriate slots, making sure that our feet go around each load bar. We can then use the attached hand knobs to secure our feet around our bars.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force double XL rooftop cargo box measuring 21 cubic feet and arrow skin black, part number TH626. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passenger's side of the box and use the two hand knobs on this side, to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand knobs. With all four feet tight, our box is secured to our roof rack, and we're ready to go.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet in AeroSkin Black, part number TH624. With the Thule rapid-traversed roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. Now with the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Once we have the box situated the way we like, we'll move the key to the unlock position and push up on the lid to open the passenger side of the box. We'll use the two hand-knobs on this side of the box to tighten our two feet around our load bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is it's ability to open from either side of the box. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand-knobs. With all four feet tight, our box is secured and we're ready to go. Here at the rear, you can see that we have plenty of room between the back of our box and our antenna, which is also going to allow us to have full access to our rear hatch door. That concludes today test fit of the Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH624, on our 2014 Ford Escape.





Ford Escape Ski and Snowboard Racks Videos

Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat 6 locking rooftop ski carrier. Part number Y03088. This can carry up to six skies or four snowboards. We already have one installed on the front. Let's go ahead and show you how the rear one installs. Go ahead and set it in place. Wrapping it around our crossbars.



Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Thule SnowPack Ski & Snowboard Carrier, part number TH7326. Now, this can carry up to 6 skis or 4 boards. We already have the front one installed. We're going to go ahead and show you how the rear one installs. We'll first take the carrier and set it in place on our rear crossbar and try to keep it even with our front one here. Then, we'll take this rubber-coated steel strap, wrap it around, and then come around to the rear here to this gray knob and turn it to the right to start tightening it down. This will take a bit.



RockyMounts Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Rocky Mounts lift up biggie ski and snowboard carrier, part number RKY1482. This can carry up to five fat skis or four snowboards. We've got the front one installed already so we'll go ahead and show you how the rear one goes into place. Now it does come with a allen key tool to tighten this down. We'll take our rear carrier, kind of situate it on our crossbar here. Try to match it up to where it's even with the front one. Once we have that figured out, take our strap here with the T-shape, fit into the appropriate slot and take the included allen tool.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape we'll be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number Y03088. With a factory roof rack system on our Escape we'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points. Now you may need to turn the red knob on the inside of the top bracket to tighten the strap. Tighten down the black lever and clamp it down, which will secure the connection piece in place. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. With the front part of the carrier secured, we're ready to install the back part of the carrier. We'll just repeat the same installation process as we did with the front.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape we'll be test fitting the Whispbar locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number WB-300. With a factory roof rack on our Escape we'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar. We'll swing the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points. With it in place, we'll need to open up the jaws of the carrier by pushing into the black over-sized button. We'll need to make sure the lever is up and loose. We will then tighten down the black lever and clamp it down, which will secure that connection piece. After repeating the same process for the other side we'll place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear bar and repeat the same installation process. Now that both pieces of the carrier are installed, we're ready to load up our skis and our snowboard. We'll need to push in the black over-sized button at the end of the carrier and open up the jaws.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2008 Ford Escape

Today on our 2008 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier, with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number Y03088. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing half of the carrier onto the front crossbar. We'll bring the rubber-coated straps around the crossbar, fitting them back into the foot of our carrier. We'll press firmly on the buckle and clamp it down. We'll do this for both sides of the carrier. We'll grab the second half of our carrier, and place it onto our rear bar.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2008 Ford Escape

Today on our 2008 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number WB-300. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing half of the carrier onto the front part of our roof rack. We'll bring the rubber-coated strap around, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier, closing the buckle, and clamping it down. We can repeat that process for the other side. We'll grab the second half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated strap around, fit it back into the foot of the carrier, close the buckle, and clamp it down.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2013 Ford Escape, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part number Y03088. Now, to begin our test fit, we'll take the front carrier, place it over the top of the front crossbar, and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around underneath the crossbar, and latch them back to the carrier attachment point. Once they're locked in place on either side, we can then open up the carrier, tighten down the wingnut, and clamp it into place. With that, our carrier on the front crossbar is secured. We'll move on to the rear crossbar. We'll now place the rear carrier on top of the rear crossbar, and repeating the same procedure, clamping it down, we'll secure the rear carrier to the rear crossbar.





Ford Escape Watersport Carriers Videos

Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2014 Ford Escape we are test fitting the Rhino Rack J Style Kayak Carrier, product number S510. Now, all the straps are included in the set, the only straps that are not included are these anchor straps right here. That product number is RRBAS and it only comes with one in each pack. First we're going to start by taking off our bow and stern straps here. We just undo this strap keeper and let all the loose strap go. Turn this around, we're going to feed the extra strap through here.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddle Board Rack with a two-board capacity, part number TH810. With our Thule Rapid Crossroad Racks in place, we'll take our rack and set it up on the front bar. Next, we'll take your T-strap, wrap it around the bar, and place it back into the foot. Next, go around the other side of the vehicle and repeat. This time, you can tighten it on up with the wing nut. Once you have both make secure with the wing nuts, you can move to the rear bar. You can repeat this process to mount your rack as well.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2008 Ford Escape

Today on our 2008 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi standup paddleboard carrier with a 2-board capacity, part number TH810. With the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front half of our carrier directly onto our front bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated straps around the underside of our load bar, fitting them back into the foot, and then using the hand knob to tighten them down. We'll do this on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle. Now we'll grab the second half of our carrier and place it on our rear bar. We'll go ahead and line it up with the front half of our carrier.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddle Board Carrier, part number TH810. Now with our roof rack system already assembled to the vehicle, we'll go ahead and set the carrier onto the front crossbar, swing the rubber coated steel straps on the underside of the crossbar, bring them up, snap them into position and turn the grey knobs to tighten them down and secure the carrier to the crossbar. We can then repeat this process for the rear crossbar. It is important to get the paddle board carriers perpendicular to each other to ensure that your paddle boards are secured down correctly. To load our cargo, we'll undo the grey plate at the face of the carrier; this will allow us to bring out the slack of the rope. That completes today's test fit for the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddle Board Carrier with a two board capacity, part number TH810 on our 2013 Ford Escape.





Ford Escape Roof Rack Questions and Answers


  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2018 Ford Escape with Glass Roof and Raised Siderails
  • For your 2018 Ford Escape with the factory moon roof and raised factory side rails we have the Rhino Rack roof rack that consists of # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX100 which will work well. This rack has aero shaped crossbars which will be quieter and will minimize fuel mileage loss due to wind resistance. I found an online copy of your owner's manual and it states that should not carry more than 45 pounds on a roof rack if you have the glass roof.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Ford Escape for Using Thule Hullavator
  • For your 2017 Ford Escape with factory raised side rails you would want the Thule Aeroblade roof rack kit part numbers # THARB53B and # TH450R for a complete roof rack solution that is confirmed as a fit and will work well with the Thule Hullavator Pro part # TH898. The Hullavator requires an aftermarket crossbar that overhangs the feet of the rack so this would work well for you.
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  • Is SportRack Roof Rack SR1099 Easy to Remove and Install
  • If you keep the included wrench that comes with the Sportrack Roof Rack # SR1099 handy you'd have no problem installing and removing the rack as needed. I attached a picture that shows basically how the wrench is used to install the rack.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Kayak Carrier For 2017 Ford Escape With Raised Side Rails
  • We do offer roof racks that can work with the raised side rails on your 2017 Escape. All of the roof racks we have will have a higher weight capacity than the 45-lbs you said you have on your roof rack. You will want to make sure the 45-lbs is due to the roof rack and not to the construction of the roof itself. You do not want to exceed the roof weight capacity of your new vehicle. If you have a higher roof capacity I recommend a rood rack like the Rhino-Rack Vortex roof rack. This...
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  • Does SportRack Roof Rack part SR1099 Fit 2017 Ford Escape
  • For your 2017 Ford Escape with raised side rails the SportRack roof rack part # SR1099 is a confirmed fit and would allow you to carry a kayak with a carrier like the part # TH834 which would work well. I attached a review video for the kayak carrier as well.
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  • Do Yakima Timberline Roof Rack Towers Accept SKS Lock Cores
  • The two Yakima round bar roof racks for your 2017 Ford Escape, shown on the linked page, use the Timberline towers # Y00147 which do accept Yakima SKS lock cores like # Y07204. In order to remove and reinstall the cores you will need the Control Key # Y8007835.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Ford Escape with Raised Rails and Panoramic Sun Roof
  • For your 2017 Ford Escape the Thule roof rack part numbers # THARB53 and # TH450R would be a great fit. This rack is designed to fit the raised side rails of your 2017 Ford Escape and is also compatible with the panoramic glass roof you have. Thule just states to keep the roof closed at all times.
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  • Why Does the Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Have Two Sets of Clips for a 2017 Ford Escape
  • Correct, the Yakima Q Tower Round Bar Roof Rack for your 2017 Ford Escape consisting of part # Y00409, part # Y00124, part # Y00639, and part # Y00699 uses the Q39 clips on the front and the Q99 clips on the rear. I have attached an install video on a similar 2013 Ford Escape for you as well. If you can tell me what you will be using the roof rack for I would be glad to offer some additional recommendations for you.
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  • Will a Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Fit a 2017 Ford Escape with Factory Side Rails
  • Yes indeed! I double-checked with Thule and the AeroBlade Edge roof rack, # TH7502-TH7503, is a fit for your 2017 Ford Escape with factory side rails that run front to back. I have included a link to a video showing the AeroBlade Edge roof rack on a similar vehicle.
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  • Will Inno Aero Roof Rack Crossbars Fit a 2017 Ford Escape with Naked Roof
  • Yes, you can install Inno roof rack crossbars # INXB115-2 on your 2017 Ford Escape with naked roof. All you will need is the proper feet and fit kit to complete the roof rack. For the feet use # INXS200. And for the custom fit kit use # INK628. I have linked a video review of this roof rack for you.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Snowboard Carrier For 2017 Ford Escape
  • We offer the convenience of ordering online versus having to go to a local store or stores that are not convenient to get to. Plus, many times we offer great deals on shipping for our customers. The first thing you need is a roof rack for your 2017 Escape. If you have no existing rails or crossbars I recommend the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs, part # RRRS576B. If you have the factory rails installed that run front to back on your roof I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex...
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  • Will Malone Roof Rack MPG201 Fit a 2016 Ford Escape with Panoramic Roof
  • Since the Malone roof rack # MPG201 attaches to factory side rails that run front to back on the roof of a 2016 Ford Escape and not to the actual roof it will work with the panoramic roof! I have linked a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Transit
  • If you have a naked roof on your 2016 Ford Transit Connect you would want the Rhino Rack part numbers # DS1375B and # DK417. If instead you have raised rails that run front to back you would want the RockyMounts rack part # RKY3058 and # RKY3002.
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  • Rola Roof Rack Recommendation for 2016 Ford Escape with Naked Roof
  • For your 2016 Ford Escape with a naked roof you would want the part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK375. This is confirmed as a fit and would give you crossbars similar to your Rola ladder rack.
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  • Does Malone Roof Rack MPG202 Fit 2016 Ford Escape with Raised Side Rails and Sunroof
  • For your 2016 Ford Escape with raised side rails the Malone roof rack part # MPG202 is a confirmed fit that would work well. Your sunroof would not be an issue at all but you'd want to have the rack removed before opening the roof as that will make for quite a bit of noise.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2016 Ford Escape with Raised Side Rails for Use with Rooftop Cargo Box
  • The correct current SportRack roof rack made for your 2016 Ford Escape with factory roof side rails is part # SR1099. The other rack SR1009 was also a confirmed fit on the 2016 Escape but it is now inactive as you noted. However, since both of these racks are of the semi-custom variety that fit many different vehicles, their fits and weight capacities are not the ideal choice for use with a rooftop cargo box. Because cargo boxes themselves can be pretty heavy, and because they are hit...
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  • Aerodynamic Roof Rack for a 2016 Ford Escape with Factory Side Rails
  • Yes, there are several Thule AeroBlade roof racks that will fit your 2016 Ford Escape with the factory side rails. We have 2 types: the first type has bars that extend out past the feet and the second type has the bars integrated into the feet for a more OEM look. For the first type you can use black bars, # THARB53B, or silver bars # THARB53, with the Rapid Crossroad feet # TH450R. For the second type you can use AeroBlade Edge roof rack with black bars # TH7502B-TH7503B or silver...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Lock For Ladder On 2016 Ford Escape
  • If you have the factory side rails on your 2016 Escape I recommend a roof rack like the Thule Crossroad. This roof rack features 58-inch square load bars, and has locks to secure the roof rack to the top of your vehicle. It has a 150-lb weight capacity. To order this roof rack you will need part # THLB58 and part # TH450. If you have no side rails on your roof, I recommend the Rhino Rack Square Bar Roof Rack. This roof rack installs in the fixed mounting points on the roof of your vehicle....
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  • Roof Rack Kit for a 2015 Ford Escape With a Naked Roof
  • You have a lot of great options for a 2015 Ford Escape with a bare roof. I recommend the Rhino Rack Vortex kit, consisting of: Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars, 54 Inches, Silver, part # RRVA137S-2, or Black, part # RRVA137B-2 Rhino Rack 2500 Series Legs, part # RRRLKVA Rhino Rack Fit Kit 2500, part # DK375 These are a great balance of compatibility, ease of installation and value. Their aero shape is quieter than other crossbar designs and with the included T-Channel, can use...
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  • Will Thule Accessories Fit the Rhino Rack Roof Rack for a 2015 Ford Escape
  • Yes, the Thule accesorries designed for their square bars will fit the Rhino Roof Rack you referenced that consists of part number # DS1375B and # DK375 that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford Escape with a naked roof.
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  • Roof Rack and J-Style Kayak Carriers for 2015 Ford Escape
  • We can help you with a roof rack for your 2015 Ford Escape that will allow you to install two j-style kayak carriers. On the linked page you can click on the roof configuration you have on your Escape, either a bare roof with no fixtures whatsoever, or a roof with raised side rails that run front-to-back. Once you click on your roof type you'll then see roof rack options to fit. For a bare roof a good cost-effective option is the Rhino-Rack 2500-series square bar rack made of parts...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Escape with Naked Roof
  • I have a better solution for you, but the # SR1010 is a semi-custom roof rack that fits a lot of vehicles but not your 2015 Ford Escape. I don't like to recommend these types of racks anyway since they don't always fit the way you want them to. The best solution would be a Rhino Rack roof rack that is custom fit like part numbers # DS1375B and # DK375. This will fit great and it would be your best option.
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  • Fit of Malone SteelTop Roof Rack MPG201 on 2015 Ford Escape
  • Yes, the Malone SteelTop Roof Rack # MPG201 is a confirmed fit on your 2015 Ford Escape so long as the car's roof has raised front-to-back side rails. The SteelTop clamps on to those raised side rails to give you a complete roof rack suitable for bike, cargo, ski or other accessory carriers that fit this square bar shape. Review videos for this product are linked for you along with our page showing all roof racks for raised rails. If instead your Escape's roof is bare (no rails) then...
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  • Best Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2014 Ford Escape
  • The best roof rack we carry for your 2014 Ford Escape is the Thule Aeroblade roof rack that consists of part numbers # THARB53, # TH480R, and # THKIT1737. This will be very easy to install, will be the quietest, and will affect gas mileage in the least amount. I attached an install video that shows this rack being installed on a 2014 Escape just like yours for you to check out as well. The Rhino Rack roof rack that you referenced, part numbers # DS1375B, # DK375, is a great economical...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Compatibility With 2014 Ford Edge
  • I reached out to my contact at Rhino-Rack and unfortunately the roof rack # RRRS623B is a custom fit only for Nissan Pathfinder model years 2013-2017. For your 2014 Ford Escape the similar roof rack is # RRRS576B. This is a custom fit for years 2013-2017 Escape models. There is not a different part available, you will need to replace the entire kit because it is a custom fit.
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  • Troubleshooting Rola Roof Rack System That Does Not Fit with Inno Kayak Carrier
  • Inno Watersport Carriers # INA450 is a universal mounting system that fits square, round, most factory crossbars and some aero-style crossbars like your Rola roof rack system # 59898. If your screws are too short you will require the Inno Long Bolt Kit # INISF716.
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  • Are the Rhino Rack Crossbars JA7950 Curved or Straight for a 2014 Ford Escape
  • The Rhino Rack roof rack part # JA7950 that you referenced has crossbars that are totally straight across. There is no arc to them at all. If you check out the picture I attached you will see that they are straight. These are a confirmed fit for your 2014 Ford Escape as well.
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  • How Tall is the Malone AirFlow2 Universal Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails # MPG215
  • The overall height of the Malone AirFlow2 Universal Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails # MPG215 is 4-1/2 inches tall. Since the system clamps onto your factory raised side rails, the overall height that is added to your 2014 Ford Escape will be slightly under 4-1/2 inches. Taking these measurements into consideration, you should be able to measure the distance from the roof of your Escape to the bottom side of the crossbars. We typically advise people against utilizing their sun or moon roof...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers for a 2014 Ford Escape with Glass Roof
  • There are options to add a roof rack to your 2014 Ford Escape with panoramic glass roof. If you have a naked roof, no side rails, then you can use the following: From Thule you can use: 53 inch AeroBlade bars # THARB53 Rapid Traverse foot pack # TH480R Fit kit # THKIT1737 Then you could use 2 of the Hull-A-Port carriers, # TH834. To mount them to the AeroBlade bars you will also need # THXADAPT11, one for each TH834. If your Escape does have the factory side rails then you...
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  • Rhino Rack Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Escape with Naked Roof
  • The crossbars of the Rhino Rack roof rack that is confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ford Escape are 54 inches in width. The maximum board width that the SUP Taxi # TH810XT can fit is 34 inches so that would at least leave you with 20 inches for a J-style kayak carrier like the Hull a Port # TH834 so you should be good. The part numbers you would need for the Rhino Rack roof rack for your vehicle would be: # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK375
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  • Will Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbars Interfere with Opening Glass Roof on a 2014 Ford Escape
  • There is an easy way to figure out if a roof rack such as the Thule AeroBlade Edge system # TH7502-TH7503 will allow the glass roof to open on your 2014 Ford Escape. Have someone sit in the vehicle and open the glass roof. If any part of it at any time raises up higher than the tops of the side rails then it is possible that the crossbars of a roof rack would get in the way. This roof rack is easy to take off and put on or move forward or backward as needed so I am sure there is a configuration...
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  • Why Does a Sunroof Reduce the Roof Rack Weight Capacity on a 2013 Ford Escape
  • The sunroof is basically a hole in the roof with a moving glass portion in it so because there is less metal and metal surface area the capacity is reduced. Since 45 pounds is not much at all There is a way that you could carry more weight on top of your 2013 Ford Escape. To do so you would need to have a Class III trailer hitch, # 75758, and then use the Thule Goalpost # TH997. This will carry some of the weight so as long as just 45 pounds is on the roof rack on your Escape and the...
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  • Antenna Clearance When Transporting Stand-Up Paddleboards on 2013 Ford Escape or 2013 Toyota RAV4
  • When it comes to a stand-up paddle board carrier that will clear the antenna on a 2013 Ford Escape or a 2013 Toyota RAV4, I recommend taking a look at the Thule SUP Taxi, # TH810XT. We installed this carrier on a Toyota 4Runner and as you can see in the attached picture, there is quite a bit of room between the roof and the paddle board so you shouldn't have any problem with antenna clearance.
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  • Options for Carrying 2 Kayaks that Weigh 145 lbs with a 2013 Ford Escape
  • According to the owners manual for the 2013 Ford Escape, the maximum weight capacity of a roof rack for models without the moon roof is 100 lbs and 45 lbs for models with a moon roof. As you stated, the Yakima RailGrab roof rack has a weight capacity of 165 lbs, however, the weight capacity will be limited to the 100 lb weight capacity of the factory side rails on the Escape. I would not recommend carrying both kayaks together with your Ford Escape because it could potentially damage the...
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  • Rhino Rack Roof Rack Fit for 2013 Ford Escape
  • To install the Rhino Rack Heavy Duty Crossbars on your 2013 Ford Escape you will want to use crossbars # RB1375, leg kit # RRRLKHD, and custom clamps and pads # DK375. If you are interested in the Rhino Rack Euro Square Crossbars, you will want to use crossbars and foot pack # DS1375B and custom clamps and pads # DK375. I have attached an installation video of the Euro Square Crossbars on a 2013 Ford Edge for you. The installation on your Escape will be similar.
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  • Can 58 inch Malone Roof Rack Fit on 2012 Ford Escape with Raised Roof Rails
  • The longer crossbar 58 inch Malone Crossbar Kit part # MPG216 will fit and work fine on your 2012 Ford Escape with raised roof rails that run front to back. Malone recommends the 50 inch version of this part # MPG215 but you'd be fine with the longer bars. They would just overhang a bit more.
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  • Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Escape with Raised Side Rails
  • The Thule Roof rack for your 2012 Ford Escape with raised side rails part numbers # THARB47 and # TH450R that you referenced does include the portion of the rack that attaches the bars to the side rails. With these two part numbers you would have everything you need to complete a roof rack on your vehicle. I attached an install video that shows this rack being installed on basically your exact vehicle as well.
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  • Roof Rack for Existing Roof Tracks
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured a few kits to verify fits for your vehicle. The closest fit I found (That should fit in the wiggle room that you noted) is Thule's 3112 Kit, part # THKIT3112. This will be used with the Podium roof rack series of legs. For your vehicle, I recommend the following kit to make use of your factory track with Aero bars: Thule Rapid Podium Foot Pack for Aero Bars, part # TH460R Thule Fit Kit Adapters for Tracks, part # THKIT3112 Or, you...
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  • Recommended Roof Crossbar for 2012 Ford Escape and Replacement Part for Sears X-Cargo Roof Box
  • The replacement hinge for this box is the part # TH14933. Sounds like your XLT has factory installed rails that run from the front to the back of your vehicle. A great crossbar for this is the Thule Square Bar # THLB50 and the Thule Crossroad Foot # TH450. I have linked all the above mentioned products as well as an installation video of the Thule Crossroad being installed to this page for your convenience.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Escape with a Naked Roof
  • There are several roof racks available for your 2011 Ford Escape with a naked roof, but the SportRack Roof Rack part # SR1002 that you referenced is not one of them. I attached a link to a page that has all of the racks that would work on your vehicle. I think the most similar rack we offer to what you referenced would be the Rhino Rack that consists of the following part numbers. Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Euro Square Crossbars # DS126B Custom DK Clamps and Pads # DK099
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  • Does Rhino-Rack Roof Rack # DS126B Include All Necessary Assembly Parts
  • If your 2011 Ford Escape has a naked roof you will need parts # DS126B and # DK099. Part # DS126B includes the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Euro Square 49-inch Crossbars as well as a special tool to tighten the bolts. Part # DK099 includes Black Custom DK Clamps and Pads for your specific vehicle. This setup will have a weight capacity of 220 lbs. Check your owner's manual to see what is listed as the roof capacity of your vehicle and go with the lower rated component...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Escape with Naked Roof
  • For your 2011 Ford Escape with a naked roof the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # DS126B and # DK099 is the most popular option. This rack would work great on your vehicle and it's at a great price. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Rhino Rack Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Ford Escape
  • If you have both the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Euro Square Crossbars # DS126B and the Custom DK Clamps and Pads # DK099 in your shopping cart you will be all set for a complete roof rack on your 2009 Ford Escape. For estimated shipping time you would need to contact Customer Service, I attached a link to our customer service, shipping and contact info.
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  • Rhino Rack Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Escape
  • What you have on the roof of your 2008 Ford Escape is similar to a rain gutter in that it will direct water as it flows on the roof of your vehicle, but it is not the kind of rain gutter that would prevent you from installing a Rhino Rack roof rack. To see a picture of a traditional rain gutter with a Rhino Rack rain gutter mount # RL110S2 attached to it check out the picture I attached. To complete the install of a Rhino Rack roof rack for your vehicle you can use complete roof rack...
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  • Is a Fairing Required for a Rhino-Rack Roof Rack on a 2008 Ford Escape
  • Fairings actually are mostly for looks. They are not required and on many applications do not cut down on drag or noise. Aero bars like those on Rhino-Rack Vortex Series Roof Rack # RRVA118B-2 are aerodynamic enough to cut down on the noise and drag. Rhino-Rack does not offer a fairing except on their cargo basket, # RMCB.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Ford Escape
  • Thule does not have a roof rack option for your 2002 Ford Escape. The feet in your picture are Tracker or Tracker II feet which are not made anymore and the fit kits that go with them are also being phased out. New components will be needed to add a roof rack to your Escape. If your Escape has the factory side rails that run front to back then the most cost effective roof rack consists of the following parts: RockyMounts Flagstaff Towers # RKY3002 RockyMounts Ouray Crossbars # RKY3055 For...
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  • Roof Rack to Carry Ladders on a 2001 Ford Escape
  • Your 2001 Ford Escape could have 1 of 3 possible roof configurations. I will provide recommendations for each type. Since you are using the rack to carry ladders it doesn't have to be a fancy rack so I will provide good economical options. First, if your Escape does not have any rails or bars at all on the roof the most economical option is going to be a Rhino-Rack roof rack with Euro-style bars using # DS126B and fit kit # DK099. If your Escape has factory tracks, but not rails,...
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Ford Escape Watersport Carriers Questions and Answers


  • Recommendations for Carrying 4 Kayaks on a 2017 Ford Escape
  • Carrying 4 kayaks on a vehicle roof is going to require a special type of carrier and the kayaks would have to be carried on their sides directly on roof rack crossbars. The first thing you will need is a roof rack that includes crossbars that run side to side if your 2017 Ford Escape does not already have one. I have included a link to the roof rack main page for your vehicle. There are 2 roof options listed, not existing rails or crossbars and factory raised rails. Choose the type that...
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  • Best Way to Carry Two Kayaks on the Roof of a 2016 Ford Escape
  • I do have an option for you but it is very unlikely that you would be able to use two of the Malone SeaWing Kayak Carriers part # MPG107MD side by side on the roof of your 2016 Ford Escape. Instead, I recommend using an upright carrier like the Malone Stax Pro Kayak Carrier part # MPG115MD. This carrier or a similar design will give you the best chance of fitting two kayaks on the roof of your Escape in addition to being much more cost effective. They will however be a little more difficult...
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  • Using Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier on 2015 Ford Escape with Factory Roof Rack
  • To use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 on your 2015 Ford Escape, you will just need to remove the factory crossbars on the vehicle and install an aftermarket roof rack like the Thule Square Bar Rack. This system consists of # THLB58 for the 58 inch Load Bars and # TH450 for the Foot Pack. This will work with the factory side rails on the roof of your Escape. I checked with Thule and the strength and crossbar length for the factory rack on your vehicle is not sufficient...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2014 Ford Escape with Factory Rails and Crossbars
  • For your 2014 Ford Escape with a factory roof rack I recommend the Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073. This carrier can carry up to 2 kayaks in the vertical positiong, 1 kayak when used in the J-style positiong, or be folded down when not in use. The JayLow includes the tie-downs for one kayak. You'll need to add a second set, using part # Y04031, for the second kayak. I also recommend adding the Malone QuickLash Hood Loops, part # MPG308, to make the bow and stern connections easier.
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  • Best Ways to Add a 2 Kayak Carrier to a 2017 Ford Escape Roof
  • Primarily, this depends on how you plan to carry the weight of the kayaks. The 2014 Ford Escape is rated for a maximum recommended load of 100lbs on the vehicle if it does not have a moon roof, and 40lbs if it does. This puts quite a cap on the amount of weight that the vehicle can carry, as this limit includes any carrier and crossbar solution that you are planning on using, plus the weight of the kayaks. A simple solution you can use is the SportRack Kayak Carrier, part # SR5530....
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  • Kayak Carrier Options for 2013 Ford Escape with Factory Crossbars and Moonroof
  • When it comes to matters of weight capacity the vehicle manufacturer always gets the final word. If Ford engineers have determined that the crossbars on the moonroof-equipped 2013 Escape have a maximum weight capacity of 45-lbs then we cannot recommend exceeding that limit by carrying two 40-50-lb kayaks. We can offer a safer solution for you if your Escape is equipped with a 2-inch hitch. We offer lightweight trailers such as the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106. This trailer functions...
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  • Will the Thule Stacker Kayak Carrier Fit Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack Crossbars
  • The Thule Stacker # TH830 will fit on the Thule AeroBlade bars which are nearly identical in overall dimensions as the Rhino-Rack Vortex bars. There is only 1/16 of an inch different in the height. Width is the same at 3-1/8 inches, so the carrier will fit.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Escape
  • Yes, the Swagman Contour kayak carrier part # S65148 that you referenced is confirmed as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2013 Ford Escape and would work well for you. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • Load Assist Canoe Carrier Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Escape
  • Yakima offers the DryDock Load Assist and Support Bar # Y02449-3. This vertical load assist will install in a trailer hitch at the rear of your vehicle, like the # 75751. The load assist is adjustable between 56 inches and 72 inches to accommodate your vehicle and crossbars. If your factory bars are not round or square, you can use foam pads like the SportRack Canoe Carrier # SR5528 to protect your crossbars and help keep your canoe secure. These pads fit naked roofs, round crossbars,...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Dual Kayak Rack for 2009 Ford Escape
  • For your 2009 Ford Escape, if you have a naked roof, I recommend the Rhino-Rack roof rack consisting of: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B-2 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA Custom DK Fit Kit # DK099 Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps # RRVA-LEC4 This rack is rated for 165 lbs and has a bar spread of 27.56 inches. If you have the factory raised side rails then I recommend the following: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B-2 Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs # RRSX001 Rhino-Rack...
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  • Are Straps Required for Carrying Kayaks with Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier
  • To carry kayaks with the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier # S510 you will need to strap down the kayaks front and back. We took several pictures of this rack with kayaks loaded on it and not all of them show the kayaks secured and ready for transport. A lot of people use the Hood Loops like part # TH529 for securing the front of the kayak or for back and front part # TH530. Simply close them under the vehicle's hood or trunk.
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  • Load Assisting Kayak Carrier for a 2007 Ford Escape with Thule Square Bar Roof Rack
  • The Yakima HullyRoller 1/2 system # Y04035 will fit the Thule square crossbars on your 2007 Ford Escape. For the front cradles you would use # Y04079. Another option that has a roller for load assistance is the Thule Slipstream # TH887XT. It will be easier to load the kayak with it because the rear roller is further back than on the HullyRollers. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Kayaks and Cooler with 2004 Ford Escape
  • Thanks for the photo! There is certainly a better way to carry your kayaks and cooler with the 2004 Ford Escape. To transport the kayaks, a roof rack will work very well for you. I like the RockyMounts Aero Bar Roof Rack, Ouray Crossbars # RKY3055 with Flagstaff Towers # RKY3002 because of the aerodynamic shape, for decreased wind noise and drag, combined with a budget-friendly price. To carry your 2 kayaks on a roof rack, I recommend using 2 sets of the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier,...
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  • Options for Transporting 2 Kayaks on Roof of 2003 Ford Escape
  • Kayak carrier options for your 2003 Ford Escape include foam block carrier products that do not require a roof rack, such as # S65156 and the other similar products shown on the linked page, and also roof-rack-mount carriers like the J-style JayLow from Yakima, part # Y04073, which fits on almost any roof crossbar including round, square, elliptical and OEM factory bars. The key to which is best for you depends on how often and how far you intend to travel with your two kayaks. If you're...
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