Roof rack recommendations

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by longhairhippie, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. apexman

    apexman Member

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    What did you get?
    I have Thule aero on the Prius V and Yakima aero on the Ford Excursion 7.3.
    I have the INNO locks on the Excursion which I really like. You can carry up to 5 boards and I frequently carry 3.
     
  2. deemce

    deemce Active Member

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  3. Mizrachi

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  4. LÜGEN

    LÜGEN Active Member

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    We’ve used Thule and Yakima. Performance wise zero difference.
     
  5. Flip756

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    I'm a big fan of round bars and Thule mounts. They are usually a little more expensive but I've never had one fail. Depending on the kind of vehicle you might be able to find a custom basket style rack. I have them on both of my vehicles and love having the larger spread for my boards.
     
  6. Flip756

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  7. Wade In The Waves

    Wade In The Waves Well-Known Member

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    Rhino Racks haven’t been mentioned. They are talked about a lot in the Overland world, which says something. I know they will be what I go with on my next rig.
     
  8. Nubancho

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    Definitely check Craigslist for used racks.

    You can get a great deal on great condition racks.

    I know that in Orange County (don't know where you are), there's a place in Costa Mesa called Rack N Road. They sell new and used racks. Great store with a knowledgeable crew.
     
  9. Komaiaboyz

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  10. Surfnfish

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    new Yakima round bars and Lowrider towers on a 04' Suburban trip cruiser..sourced bars, towers and locks from 3 separate ebay vendors which cut costs by about a third...found a vendor selling 4 new Da Kine pads for $20.

    a tip - if putting racks on a rig that already has factory areo bars, mount the board racks with the aero racks just in front of the bar racks - this will split the wind flow, reducing resistance and dampen rack whistling..

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