Roof Rack/Tire Carrier
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Contributors to this thread:
JTV 12-Jul-19
huntinelk 12-Jul-19
TEmbry 12-Jul-19
Scrappy 12-Jul-19
Trial153 12-Jul-19
JTV 12-Jul-19
JTV 12-Jul-19
ohiohunter 12-Jul-19
JTV 12-Jul-19
ohiohunter 12-Jul-19
Scrappy 12-Jul-19
JTV 12-Jul-19
From: JTV
12-Jul-19

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Since the Trailer Hitch carrier thread went so well (some sarcasm intended)... any advice about a roof rack/Basket that will mount on an existing factory rack ... I would like to put the spare tire on top ..... it is in the back hatch right now and I want to move it out... the underside carrier cable is shot, I want the room come season in the back area .... this is the SUV 4x4 it would go a top

From: huntinelk
12-Jul-19
Rola

From: TEmbry
12-Jul-19
I bought one on etrailers that works awesome. In reality they are all identical, they are just steel welded baskets. Does your rig already have the factory roof rack system and cross bars?

I kept a spare on mine for a year but elected to go back down below with it so I could use the roof rack for even more storage for fuel cans and dry bags.

From: Scrappy
12-Jul-19

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I have no idea on the name brand on the one I have. Works great but does add some wind noise on the inside. Don't really notice it after a few miles. Just don't loose the mounting hardware if you take it off. Replacement hardware is about forty bucks from Amazon. Don't ask how I know this.

From: Trial153
12-Jul-19
Yakima gets the nod for all my roof top accessories. I have a cargo basket with a tire holder and two different kayak mounts.

From: JTV
12-Jul-19
TEmbry, yes there is a factory one with cross bars, no basket

From: JTV
12-Jul-19

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pic of the factory rack

From: ohiohunter
12-Jul-19
Can you find the specs on the factory rack? Stupid question but have you tried putting the tire up there?

From: JTV
12-Jul-19
I sat the tire on the roof, not on the cross arms just to check it out.... the roof has rubber ribs on it as you can see... I didnt like the way it sat on the roof itself as it depressed the roof, however the factory rack is rated at 165lbs .... the tires are 255/70/16's, so the factory rack is plenty sturdy for a basket, just need to find the right one .. ..

From: ohiohunter
12-Jul-19
Will the wheel diameter cover the span of the cross bars? If it doesn’t I’d try to fashion a few straps, unless you’re looking for an excuse to get something new.

Or maybe 2 more parallel bars running from x bar to x bar.

From: Scrappy
12-Jul-19
That is the same type cross bars on mine. Just about any roof rack will mount right to the cross bars. After you get your hands on one you'll see how universal they all are.

From: JTV
12-Jul-19

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I found a Curt Brand that Home Depot carries .... 41.5" x 37 that looks perfect .. $106

12-Jul-19
Jeff,

Got mine at WM for less than that.

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