The Removable Crossbars are a great way to turn your SUV or truck's bare roof into a general purpose storage system. The crossbars are designed to mount on SUV and truck roofs that don't have any existing factory or aftermarket crossbars already installed. These crossbars are the perfect choice if you're looking to carry lumber, bed frames, mattresses, etc. Additionally, these crossbars provide a basis to attach sport-specific car racks to. For instance, you can attach kayak, SUP, etc type racks to these crossbars to transform your vehicle's naked roof into a complete sport transportation system! This product has a telescoping crossbar that can extend up to 60" wide and is the larger version of our Temporary Roof Crossbar.
The Removable Crossbars are universal in design which means they'll fit most any roof design out there. The one catch is that it will only work for 4-door trucks and SUVs because of how the strapping system works. These crossbars are attached to your vehicle in two different ways. The first way is the 4 mounting feet that provide the vertical support and serve to lift the crossbar off your roof. These vertical supports have rubberized, non-marring feet that will protect your roof and will prevent any unwanted slipping. The second way these crossbars are held down is with a pair of tie down straps. Each tie down strap is attached to the support feet and is designed to loop through the inside of your car. The straps are adjustable to fit a variety of sized vehicles and provide a stable means to secure down the crossbars. The tie down straps are connected with gator clips which make this rack easy to add and remove making it a great temporary crossbar system. The crossbar itself is made from steel that is designed to handle up to 150 lbs of gear!
Works well as a temporary roof rack if you don't have factory rails to install permanent cross bars. I wish the bar shape wasn't perfectly round. When I attach my Kayak rack it's impossible to clamp it down enough so it doesn't rotate out of position. If the bars were oval or square, it would be better. Also the rubber feet meant to protect your paint keep falling off; a little 2-sided tape fixed this problem.
My car doesn't have a factory roof rack or side rails. I bought these to carry two kayaks on a recent camping trip. They worked great and would highly recommend them.
This is a well built roof rack that fits it's intended purposes wonderfully. Quick to install and move from vehicle to vehicle. Great for periodic uses where you don't want to modify your vehicle in any way. Can even be taken on a canoe to be used on the vehicle at the take out point down river.
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