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Get all the room you need inside your car by putting your bikes, cargo or kayak on your rooftop. Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack, Rola and Malone 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.




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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 Taurus Roof Rack Videos

Rhino-Rack Euro Square Roof Rack Installation - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack 2500 series roof rack, consisting of part numbers DS126B, and this is the 2500 series roof rack, which includes the square crossbars and the legs, and finally, part number DK229. This is the custom fit kit for the Ford Taurus.The Rhino Rack 2500 series roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while freeing up space inside your vehicle. Now, it does have the square bar design, which can be a little bit louder while you travel. However, you have two options with that. They do have fairings that you can attach to the front square bars, which you can find on etrailer.com, or you could upgrade the bars to their Vortex Aero bars, which are much quieter.The bars measure 49 inches long, and combined, have a carrying capacity of 165 pounds. But you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand those weights.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're gonna be test fitting the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system, consisting of part numbers, RRVA126B-2. These are the Vortex Aero crossbars, black in color and 49 inches long. These also come in silver, as part number RRVA126S-2. We'll also be using part number RRRLKVA. These are the 2,500 series legs for the Vortex Aero crossbars. And finally, part number DK229, and this is the custom fit kit of the Ford Taurus, that will clamp it on to your vehicle.The Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, while freeing up space inside your vehicle.



Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Ford Taurus

Here on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we have our Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Bar Roof Rack System consisting of the Vortex Aero Bars. That's going to be Part Number RRVA126B-2. The Rhino Rack legs and that's going to be Part Number RRLKVA. The Fit Kit, which is going to consist of the rubber pads and the brackets to mount it to our car. That's going to be Part Number DK229. Now, the bars are also available in silver using Part Number RRVA126S-2. This is going to allow you to free up space in your car, making more room for passengers while still being able to carry your gear down the road.



Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our2014 Ford Taurus, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar through bar rack system. Bars part number WB-S17 and fit kit part number WB-K547. With the roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening the front doors of our Taurus. We will now take our front bar, place it onto the roof, now with the bar on the roof, we'll measure 9 13/16 inches from the door jam to the center of the foot kit. We will now do this on both sides of the vehicle to make sure that the feet are properly aligned on both sides. Now we can use the included tool to tighten it down to the roof of the car. Now we can go ahead and open the rear doors of the car. We will go ahead and place the rear bar on the roof, and we'll measure 17 11/16 inches from the center of the door jam to the center of the foot kit.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack system. We're using the fifty-eight inch round bars today. They're part number is Y00409. The Q Towers foot pack, part number Y00124, and two fit kits, one part number Y00634, the other Y00716. We're going to open the front doors on our Taurus. We'll grab the front half of our roof rack system and place it onto the roof.



Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack Vortex Arrow roof rack system using part numbers RRVA126B-2, RRRLKVA, and Dk229. With a rack assembled according to the manufacturers instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening our front doors and placing the front portion of our roof rack on to the roof line of our vehicle. Per Rhino Rack's fit guide, we'll measure 30 cm from the rear edge of our windshield to the front edge of our foot pad. We'll do this measurement on both sides to be sure we have our feet in line with each other. With our feet lined up, we'll bring the clamps around the underside of our roof line, and move side to side, tightening up a little bit at a time. With the front portion of our roof rack secure, we'll close our front doors, open our rear doors, and grab the rear half of our rack. We'll place it on to our rear roof line, and we'll take a second measurement. This time it will be 70 cm from the center of our front bar to the center of our rear bar.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Ford Taurus

Today we're working with a 2012 Ford Taurus and we'll be test fitting a Yakima Roof Rack System. We'll be using the 58-inch round crossbars part number Y00409, the Q clips associated with this vehicle Y00634 and Y00716 as well as the Q Towers part number Y00124. Now we've already assembled our roof rack according to the instructions and ready to mount it up on our vehicle. The first thing we need to do is open the driver and passenger side front doors. We'll take our front bar assembly and set it up on top of the roof. To position it properly, we need to measure 11 inches from the edge of the glass on our windshield to the leading edge of the Q tower on either side of the vehicle.





Ford Taurus Roof Bike Racks Videos

Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're gonna be test-fitting the Thule pro log XT rooftop bike rack, part number TH516XT. We already have a bike installed on our rack; let's take a closer look. I would actually attach this to the bike rack. We're not gonna have any frame contact at all. Instead, we're gonna have this wheel strap at the rear, and this is adjustable along the length of the bike rack to accommodate for bikes of different sizes. Then at the front here, we'll have a skewer mount, which will grip your bike by the forks.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the INNO Fork Lock III roof mounted bike rack, part number INA391. We have our bike installed already. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.How the bike is attached to the rack, we're not going to have any frame contact at all. Instead, we're going to have two points of contact, which is going to be the rear strap here, and this is adjustable the length of the bike rack to accommodate for bikes of different sizes. Then up at the front here, we're going to have the skewer mount that's going to grip your bike by the forks.This top portion is lockable, so once this is locked down, you can't remove your bike, therefore your bike is secured to the rack, and you can't remove your bike rack from the roof rack, so it's secure that way as well. With everything as installed as it is, we're not going to have an issue of clearance between the bike rack and the trunk.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Inno fork lock roof mounted bike rack, part number INXA391. We already have it installed on a rack. Let's take a closer look and then show off some of the features. How the bike attaches to the rack . we're not going to have any frame contact at all. Instead, we're going to have a rear wheel strap, which is adjustable to the length of the bike rack to accommodate for bikes of different sizes.And then, up at the front here, we'll have this skewer mount, which will grip your bike by the forks.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus we're going to be test fitting the Inno Slim Fork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number INA387. We already have our bike installed on the rack. Let's take a closer look.How it actually attaches to the bike rack, we're not going to have any frame contact at all. Instead, we're going to have this wheel clamp at the rear. We have this knob here to tighten it up and you hear that click. That's to make sure that you don't over tighten it.Up at the front, we have this skewer mount that grips your bike by its forks, so you will have to remove the front tire.



Yakima Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're gonna be test fitting the Yakima High Speed Rooftop Bike Rack, part number Y02115. We already have our bike installed on our rack. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack, we're not gonna have any frame contact at all. Instead, we're gonna have a rear wheel strapped here, to keep it in place, which is adjustable along the bike rack to accommodate bikes of different sizes.And then, up at the front, we'll have this skewer mount gripping our bike by the forks. This skewer can be removed and replaced, so you can use this with through axles as well.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Thule ThruRide Rooftop Bike Rack, part number TH535. We already have a bike installed on the rack, so let's take a closer look here. How it attaches to the rack, we're not going to have any frame contact at all. Instead, it's going to grip it by this wheel mount at the rear here, which is adjustable on the length of the bike rack to accommodate for different size bikes.Then, up at the front here, at this moment we have a nine millimeter skewer mount that grips your bike by the forks. You can remove this and replace this so it can be used with through axles as well. At the top portion here, there is a lock that's in place, or a lock core that you can use, as well as this point here.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts SwitchHitter rooftop bike rack, part number RKY1270. We already have our bike installed on the rack. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this attaches to the bike rack will have two points of contact with no frame contact at all. Instead, we'll have this strap at the rear, which you can adjust back and forth on the rack itself to accommodate for bikes of different sizes. And then, up at the front, we have this skewer mount, which will grip your bike by the fork mounts.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're gonna be test fitting the RockyMounts JetLine Roof Bike Rack, part number RKY1320. We have our bike installed already. How this actually attaches to the bike rack, we'll have two points of contact with no frame contact at all. Instead, we'll have this rear wheel strap, which is adjustable along the length of the bike rack to accommodate for bikes of different sizes. Then up towards the front here, we'll have this skewer mount, which will grip your bike by its forks.This does have a knock out at the end of it if you wanted to replace it with a lock core so you can secure your bike to the bike rack. The same is for the top portion here to secure your bike rack to the roof rack, but we'll get to that later.



Rhino Rack Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack Hybrid roof top bike rack, part number RRRBC050. What sets this apart from most roof bike racks is the fact that you don't have to take the front wheel off, and there's not a fork mount. Instead, we have this wheel hook up at the front to hold everything in place, and then we have two wheel straps on either side.It also comes with locks for an integrated cable lock that is included, so you can secure your bike to the bike rack, and there's also a lock up top here, which you can lock the bike rack to the roof rack as well, but we'll get to that in a minute. With the bike rack installed as it is, we're not going to have an issue of clearance between the trunk and bike rack. As you can see here there's plenty of space.The straps here are adjustable back and forth to accommodate bikes of different sizes. Let's go ahead and take the bike off.



Rhino Rack Road-Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're gonna be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Road Warrior Rooftop Bike Rack, part number RBC036.We have our bike installed already and, as you can see, it doesn't grip it at all by the frame. But instead, has a strap here at the rear, which can be adjusted the length of the bike rack to accommodate for bikes of different sizes. And then, up at the front we have this skewer mount, which grips your bike by the fork mounts. The skewer mount is lockable. So once this is in place, you can lock it down. And the bike is gonna be secured to the rack.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Taurus, we're gonna be test fitting the Rhino-RacK MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Rack, part number RBC035. We have our bike installed, and as you can see how it installs, there's gonna be no frame contact at all. Instead, we're gonna have this rear wheel strap at the back here, and this is adjustable along the length of the bike rack to accommodate bikes of different sizes.Then we have this fork mount up at the front, or steer mount up at the front, excuse me that grips by your bike's forks. This is lockable at the end here, so once this is attached, you can lock this done to secure your bike to the bike rack. It also locks up at the top here to secure to your roof rack as well, but we'll get to that in a minute or two.As it stands right now with everything installed, we're not gonna have an issue of clearance between the trunk and the bike rack as you can see here. Of course, plenty of space between the two.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Rocky Mounts Brass Knuckles Rooftop bike rack, part number RKY1202.We already have our bike installed on the rack. Let's 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 three points of contact. With no frame contact at all. We're going to have the two straps to either side, which are adjustable to accommodate bikes of different sizes, and then we'll have this wheel hook up at the front with these brass knuckle-like handles here to pull it down into place.Now, this is pretty unique as opposed to most other rooftop bike racks, as they usually grip the bike by your fork mats and you have to remove your front tire. With everything installed as it is, there's going to be more than enough space between a bike rack and the trunk so you're not going to have any issues of clearance.Let's go ahead and take the bike off real quick.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today on your 2017 Ford Taurus, we're gonna be test fitting the Thule Circuit XT Rooftop bike rack, part number TH526XT.We have our bike installed on our rack, let's take a closer look here. How your bike is going to be gripped to the bike rack, we're not gonna have any frame contact at all. Instead, we're gonna have a rear wheel mount here, which is adjustable to accommodate for bikes of different sizes, and a wheel strap that'll hold the wheel in place.Up at the front, we have this skewer mount, which is gonna hold your bike by the fork mounts here, so you'll have to remove your front tire. At the end here, there is actually a locking mechanism that you can take this plastic piece out, and replace with the Thule lock core, which is sold separately. Once you lock this down, not only are you going to lock the bike to the bike rack, but the bike rack is going to be secured to your roof rack as well, and we'll get to that later.With everything installed, the issue of clearance is gonna be non-existent between the trunk and the bike rack. As you can see, there's plenty of space in between.



Yakima Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Taurus

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Ford Taurus we're going to be test-fitting the Yakima Highroad Rooftop Bike Rack, part number Y02114. We already have our bike installed on the rack and one of the biggest differences between this and most other bike racks is the fact that it grips it by your front tire, so you don't have to actually remove it like you would with most others. It grips your bike at three points. We're goin to have this rear wheel strap here. Which is adjustable, the length of the bike rack to accommodate for bikes of different sizes. Now I have these two points with our wheel mount.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima front loader, a wheel mount roof bike rack, part #Y02103. With our Yakima Q tower roof rack system already installed on our Taurus, we are going to begin our test fit by placing our back rack directly onto our cross bars. Here at the front, we'll bring the two portions of the clamp to the front side of our cross bar and the single portion of our clamp will go around the rear. We will then use the T-handle located in the front to tighten this down. With our front secure, we will now move to the rear. Here we're going to loosen the black T-nut, remove the T-bolt from the slot on the lower half of the clamp, bring our clamp around our bar, re-insert the T-bolt and tighten it down with the T-nut. With our rack secure, it is now time to load our bike. We'll first undo our wheel strap and move our front wheel cradle all the way to it's forward position. We'll now grab our bike, place it onto the rack, allow it to roll forward slowly, bringing up the smaller rear half of the front wheel cradle.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus we'll be test-fitting the Yakima ForkLift, a fork mount, roof-mounted bike rack, part number Y02098. With the Yakima Q-Tower Roof Rack system already installed on the Taurus, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. The front, we'll remove the skewer. It is reverse thread. Slide back the black plastic cover. Then we can loosen the T handle to separate the lower half of our clamp.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman upright roof bike rack, part number S64720. With our Yakima Q tower roof rack system already installed on the Taurus, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly on to our crossbars. Here at the front we'll bring two of the metal U-bolts around the underside of our bar, fit them through the head of the rack, and use two wingnuts to secure each one in place. With all four of our wingnuts in the front tight, we can now move to the rear. This time we're going to place the U-bolt down through the rack, around our bar, being sure that we have threads on both sides of our crossbar. We'll then bring the metal portion of the clamp up, place the U-bolt through it, and then we'll secure this in place using two of the wingnuts. With the rear secured it's now time to load our bike.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down, the fork mount roof bike rack, part number S64710. With our Yakima Q Towers roof rack system installed on our vehicle, we're going to begin the test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll bring one of the metal U-bolts around the underside of our bar, fit it through the head of the carrier, and secure it in place using 2 wing nuts. We'll repeat the same process on the other side of the front of the carrier here, and then secure down all 4 of our wing nuts. With our front secure, we'll move to the rear. Here at the rear, we're going to place one of the U-bolts down through the rack. We'll be sure that it comes down on both sides of our crossbar.



SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the SportRack Roof Mount Bike Rack part number SR4622. With our Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack system already installed on the Taurus, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our cross bars. At the front we'll bring one of the black rubber coated metal U-Bolts around the underside of our bar, fit it through the head of the carrier and hold it in place with two wing nuts. On the other side of the front we'll repeat that same process, then we can tighten all four wing nuts down to secure the front of our rack to our front bar. We'll now moved to the rear bar, where we're going to place two carriage bolts through the rack, being sure that they come out on both sides of our rear crossbar, we'll then place the black plastic portion of our clamp in between our rack and our load bar being sure that these carriage bolts go through it. Then we'll bring our metal portion of our clamp around the underside of our bar. We'll fit the two bolts through it and secure it and place using two wing nuts. With these two secure, it's now time to load our bike.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio, a Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack with part number RU01. With our Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack system already installed on the Taurus we're going to begin our test fit by placing the Trio directly onto our crossbars. At the front we'll bring the black rubber-coated metal U bolt around the underside of our bar, through the head of the carrier and we'll secure it in place using two cylinder nuts. We'll repeat this same process for the other side of the front. Then we can take our provided tool and tighten all four of our cylinder nuts down. We'll move to the rear where we're going to remove one of our wing nuts. We'll bring our clamp around our bar, being sure that one of our bolts is coming down on both sides. We'll reinsert the bolt through the lower half of our clamp, put on our wing nut and then we'll tighten down both wing nuts to secure it.





Ford Taurus Roof Cargo Carrier Videos

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

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo box with 14 cubic feet of space, part number Y07192. With the Whispbar Through Bar system already installed on our Taurus, we can now place the cargo box up on top of our rack. We'll then slide the cargo box backwards til our feet of the box engage on the cargo rack. Now because this box opens from both sides, we'll go ahead and center it on the vehicle. With the box centered, we can open it, reach in and tighten down on the T-handles which will lock the feet into place on our cargo rack. We can turn that knob and it will tighten the feet around the bars. Now we can move to the back and tighten down that handle. When we finish those too, close the box on this side, move to the driver's side and repeat the process. With our cargo carrier secured to our Taurus, we're ready to go. That'll conclude today's test fit of the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14, part number Y07192 on our 2014 Ford Taurus.





Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Loadwarrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket, part number Y07070. With the Whispbar Through Bar Rack system already installed on our Taurus, we'll go ahead and place the rack onto the bars. Next we'll line up the clamps with the bars, swing the clamp onto the bar and secure it with a T-bolt on the other side. Now, I'll make sure and tighten down both the front and rear knobs securing that clamp to the bar. After that one's secured and lined up, we can go ahead and move to the other three positions. After repeating the tightening process at the other three positions, the rack is now secured to the car and it's ready to go. That'll conclude today's test fit of the Yakima Loadwarrior Roof Rack, part number Y07070 on our 2014 Ford Taurus. .





Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today, on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 16 cubic feet of storage space, in black. It's part number is TH615. We've got our Rhino Rack Vortex AeroBlades installed on our Taurus, so we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box right up onto our crossbars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we'll favor this side as we install it, then take a quick look to be sure we have it straight. We'll open the passenger side of the box here. When we look inside, we're going to see four slots in the bottom of the box.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, were going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 17 cubic feet of storage space, comes in the two tone with black and the silver. Its part number TH612. Now, weve got the Rhino Rack Vortex aero roof blades installed on our vehicle, so well begin our test fit by placing our box directly up onto our crossbars. The feet on the box are designed to hang out of the bottom, so we found this is the best time to go ahead and get them lined up, so theyll go around our bars. With all four feet around our bars, well take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered and that its straight. Looks good there, so well open the passenger side. Here, were going to reach in and were going to tighten the two foot packs that are closest to us.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be testing fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 22 cubic feet of storage space in metallic silver, part number TH636S. We've got the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed on the Taurus, so we'll begin our test fit by placing our box up onto our load bars. With the feet out at the bottom of our box here, we found this is the best time to go ahead and get them lined up so they'll go around our bars for us. With all 4 of them around there, we need to take a quick look to be sure we have the box centered. With it centered, we're going to open it up, reach in and we're going to tighten the 2 Accutite 00:01:01 knobs that are located closest to us here. These knobs are designed to click when you have them secure enough.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus we're going to be testing the Thule Sonic Medium rooftop cargo box that offers 13 cubic feet of storage in glossy black, part numbers TH634B. Wave got the Rino Rack Vortex Aero roof system already installed on the Taurus. We will begin our testing by placing our cargo box right up on to our cross bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box like they are, we've found this is the best time to get them in line so theyll go around their bars. With all four of them around their bars, we'll take a quick look to be sure we have our box straight and that its centered. Well then open the passengers side, reach in and we'll see four accu-type knobs in here. These knobs are designed to click when we have them tight enough, just like that.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers fourteen cubic feet of storage space. It comes in black, part number TH614. We've got the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Blades installed on our vehicle now. We'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly up onto our load bars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we'll be sure to favor this side as we install it.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be testing the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box. It offers a 11 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, part number TH613. We've got the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system already installed on the Taurus, so we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly up on to our crossbars here. Now, this box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we're going to favor it to this side as we install it. Need to take a quick look to be sure we have our box straight. We'll then open the passenger side and reach in. Inside here, we're going to find four slots located in the bottom of the box. We'll place one of the foot packs through each of the slots, and we'll be sure that as we do this, that we've got one portion coming out behind and one portion coming out in front of our load bar.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force XXL roof-top cargo box. It offers 21 cubic feet of storage space in the AeroSkin black, part number TH626. We've got the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Blades installed on our vehicle already, so we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box right up onto our cross bar. The feet stick out of the bottom of the box here. So, we found this is the best time to get those lined up. They'll go around. We're then going to take a quick look to be make sure we have our box centered.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Thule force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 13 cubic feet of storage space and is in arrow-skin black, part number th624. We've got the Rhino Rack Vertex Aero blades installed on our vehicle now. We'll begin the test fit by simply placing the cargo box up onto our load bars. The feet are designed to hang out of the bottom of the box, so we'll go ahead and get those lined up so theyll go around their bars. We found this is the best time to do that. With all four of them around our bars, we'll now need to take a quick look to be sure we have it centered.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today, on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master Fit Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 14 cubic feet of storage space and it's in silver, part number RMF400. We've got the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System already installed on the Taurus. We will begin our test fit by placing our cargo box up onto our load bars. We'll take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. We're going to open it up on the passenger side. Inside we'll find four slots in the bottom of the box. We're going to place one of our foot packs through the slot, on each side.





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Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier for 6 Skis or 4 Boards, part number WB-300. With the Whispbar Through Bar already on our Taurus, we'll go ahead and place the front half of the carrier on the front bar. Now we'll go ahead and pull the strap under the bar and around to the back side of the carrier. We'll secure the buckle to the back, and we can do the same thing for the driver's side. Now with both straps in place, we can go ahead and open up the carrier. We'll go ahead and tighten down the quick-release screws up top, and when they're snug, we can push them back down. That will lock the carrier onto the bars. Now we're going to grab our rear carrier. We'll place it on the rear bar, making sure that it's aligned with the front bar, and repeat the tightening process we did up front. With the bars in place, we can go ahead and open up the jaws of the carrier, and we can slide in our snowboard and our skis.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we will be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6, locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier for six skis or four boards. Part number Y03088. With the Whispbar Through bar system already on our Taurus, we can place the front carrier on the bar. To install the carrier, we'll move the rubber strap underneath the bar and connect it on the backside with the buckle. We'll move to the driver's side and do the same thing. With the straps securing the carrier to the rack, we'll go ahead and open up the jaws. We'll do that by pressing the black button on the side, we'll swing the jaws upward and there's a quick release tab that we'll use to tighten it down to the rack. Just tighten down the screw and push it back down into place.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat 6, a locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier with a 6 ski or 4 board capacity. It's part number: Y03088. With our Yakima Q Towers roof rack system already installed on our Taurus, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier, placing it directly under our crossbars. We'll bring the black, rubber-coated, metal straps around the underside, fit it into the foot of the carrier, open the top jaw on our carrier by pushing the black button on the end. This will give us access to the black lever inside that we need to lift up. And tighten the black lever slightly, pushing it down to catch our buckle with the clasp. We'll now move to the driver's side, and we can repeat this same tightening process. With the front half our rack secure, we'll grab the rear half.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we're going to be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with the 6 gear 4 board capacity. Its part number is WB-300. With our Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack System installed on our Taurus, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier, placing it on to our front crossbar. We'll bring the black rubber-coated metal straps around the under side of our bar and fit it back into the foot of the carrier. Pressing the button on the end will allow us to open the jaw where we can reach inside and lift on the black lever. With the lever lifted with cam or buckle closed and push down on the lever to secure it with the gray class. We'll make our way over to the driver's side and repeat the same tightening process.





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Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus we're going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi, this is a stand-up paddle board carrier with a 2 board capacity, part number Th810. We've got the Rhino-Rack Vortex Arrow Roof Rack System installed on our Taurus already, so we'll begin our test fit by grabbing one half of our carrier and placing it on to our front crossbar, as we do this we'll want those black rubber coated metal straps to come around the underside, we'll then fit it into the foot of our carrier and tighten down the the gray knob located here at the front. Now, with our passenger side nice and secure, go over to the driver side, repeat that same process, as you can see the strap's going to fit into the small half wound 00:00:59 indentions that are here on the rear and that's right down in there and then the knob takes down the slack in the strap. Alright with our front half secure, we'll now grab our rear half, place it onto our rear crossbar, again we want those rubber coated straps to come around the underside. We're going to fit this into the foot of the carrier, just to hold it temporarily and then we'll take a quick look to be sure we have both halves centered, or not centered but both halves in line with each other, with that in the proper position we'll go ahead and tighten it down just like we did the other one. Right there into those indentions, tighten it down with the gray knob, as you can see at each of the 4 foot backs around, they've got the Thule 1 key lock system, so if you want to secure them with lock and key, it's already designed to accept that.





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