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Overland Bound: Roof Rack Review
Overland Bound: Roof Rack Review
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: Overland Bound
Amazon Outdoor Recreation: How to Choose a Roof Rack for Your Car
Amazon Outdoor Recreation: How to Choose a Roof Rack for Your Car
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: amazon
Lifted Miata Gets Custom Roof Rack & Lights!
Lifted Miata Gets Custom Roof Rack & Lights!
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: Gingium
For less than $30...DIY Roof Rack, Tough, Rugged and feather light
For less than $30...DIY Roof Rack, Tough, Rugged and feather light
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: Sticks, Stones and iron
DIY 20$ Junkyard Roof Rack
DIY 20$ Junkyard Roof Rack
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: BoostedBoiz
Roof Rack Build
Roof Rack Build
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: The Right Line
Jeep (XJ) Cherokee - Roof Rack Build - Part 1 of 2
Jeep (XJ) Cherokee - Roof Rack Build - Part 1 of 2
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: Alvarez Metal Works
ARB Roof Rack Installation on 2004 Toyota 4Runner
ARB Roof Rack Installation on 2004 Toyota 4Runner
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: lowrangeoffroad
SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs Review - etrailer.com
SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs Review - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: etrailer.com
Roof Racks, Cage & Accessories Installation Guide // Ridge Ryder
Roof Racks, Cage & Accessories Installation Guide // Ridge Ryder
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: Supercheap Auto
How to fit a roof rack on your Toyota
How to fit a roof rack on your Toyota
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: Toyota UK
Car Roof Rack
Car Roof Rack
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: DiscountRamps.com
Sprinter Van DIY $200 Roof Rack and Deck
Sprinter Van DIY $200 Roof Rack and Deck
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: Van Kookz
ROOF RACK UPGRADE!
ROOF RACK UPGRADE!
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: iamjake
MY FAVORITE JEEP ROOF RACK
MY FAVORITE JEEP ROOF RACK
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: iamjake
How to Install the ACE JK Hard Top Roof Rack
How to Install the ACE JK Hard Top Roof Rack
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: ACEEngineeringandFab
Homemade Roof Rack
Homemade Roof Rack
Published: 2011/10/29
Channel: david612mpl
64" Roof Rack Cargo Basket w/ Extension
64" Roof Rack Cargo Basket w/ Extension
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: Mr Review Dude
The best 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Roof Rack Setup EVER!
The best 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Roof Rack Setup EVER!
Published: 2017/12/05
Channel: Blake's Garage
A Guide to Roof Racks // Supercheap Auto
A Guide to Roof Racks // Supercheap Auto
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: Supercheap Auto
Jeep Roof Rack Installation and Review - Rhino Rack Backbone
Jeep Roof Rack Installation and Review - Rhino Rack Backbone
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: TrailRecon
Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform Roof Rack Tray Review - SEMA 2014
Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform Roof Rack Tray Review - SEMA 2014
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: AutoAnything
How to Install the Yakima BaseLine CoreBar Roof Rack by Rack Outfitters
How to Install the Yakima BaseLine CoreBar Roof Rack by Rack Outfitters
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: Rack Outfitters
GOT MY NEW ROOF RACK!!!
GOT MY NEW ROOF RACK!!!
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: Outlaw
Heavy Duty Modular DIY Roof Rack, Versatile and super easy to make
Heavy Duty Modular DIY Roof Rack, Versatile and super easy to make
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Sticks, Stones and iron
BleepinJeep
BleepinJeep's Homemade Roof Rack - and Tube Bending / Notching
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: BleepinJeep
Bus CONVERSION vlog Roof Rack Fabrication & Install
Bus CONVERSION vlog Roof Rack Fabrication & Install
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: ROLL WITH IT
DIY Safari Style Roof Rack
DIY Safari Style Roof Rack
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: X5 Overland
"Oh Hey There!" 25: Roof Racks
"Oh Hey There!" 25: Roof Racks
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: ExpeditionOverland
HOW TO INSTALL A MAZDA CX-5 ROOF RACK!
HOW TO INSTALL A MAZDA CX-5 ROOF RACK!
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: everythingdiy
How to choose the best MTB roof rack for your car | MBR
How to choose the best MTB roof rack for your car | MBR
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Mountain Bike Rider
ROOF RACK INSTALLATION
ROOF RACK INSTALLATION
Published: 2015/01/27
Channel: Fab Fours
STRONGEST ROOF RACK?
STRONGEST ROOF RACK?
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Front Runner Outfitters
How to safely secure items to your roof racks
How to safely secure items to your roof racks
Published: 2015/04/24
Channel: RACV
Jeep Wrangler AEV Roof Rack Install for the JKU Rubicon DIY How to
Jeep Wrangler AEV Roof Rack Install for the JKU Rubicon DIY How to
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: autoedit
Rhino Rack  Roof Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza - etrailer.com
Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: etrailer.com
Tutorial Cara Memasang ROOF RACK Mobil Terios Rush, How to Install Roof Rack
Tutorial Cara Memasang ROOF RACK Mobil Terios Rush, How to Install Roof Rack
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: HILDAN SAFETY Office
Tacoma Roof Rack Install - LoyalDriven
Tacoma Roof Rack Install - LoyalDriven
Published: 2017/08/24
Channel: LoyalDriven
VW Bus (1973 TinTop) Restoration Part: 6 Building a Roof Rack
VW Bus (1973 TinTop) Restoration Part: 6 Building a Roof Rack
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Vangabonders
Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Rack Accessories
Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Rack Accessories
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: Equipt Expedition Outfitters
Sprinter roof rack installation including roof rail kit.
Sprinter roof rack installation including roof rail kit.
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: Cyclevan Unlimited, Inc
Fitting a Rola Sorts Multi Fit Roof Rack with Concealed Cross Bars and Anchor Point Fitment
Fitting a Rola Sorts Multi Fit Roof Rack with Concealed Cross Bars and Anchor Point Fitment
Published: 2014/08/23
Channel: ROLA Roof Racks
OCAM Roof Rack Installation Guide For Toyota Landcruiser 100 & 200 Series
OCAM Roof Rack Installation Guide For Toyota Landcruiser 100 & 200 Series
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: OCAM 4x4 Accessories
Thule  Roof Rack Review - 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe - etrailer.com
Thule Roof Rack Review - 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe - etrailer.com
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: etrailer.com
Universal Roof Rack Crossbar Installation Guide by LT Sport CB-BU-4D
Universal Roof Rack Crossbar Installation Guide by LT Sport CB-BU-4D
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: LTsport.com
OCAM Roof Rack Installation Guide - Drilling Method
OCAM Roof Rack Installation Guide - Drilling Method
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: OCAM 4x4 Accessories
Adventure Kings Roof Rack Range
Adventure Kings Roof Rack Range
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: 4WD Supacentre
Custom roof rack bracket for Fiat Ducato, Dodge Promaster
Custom roof rack bracket for Fiat Ducato, Dodge Promaster
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: Sinisa Kuzet
Arksen 64" Roof rack review
Arksen 64" Roof rack review
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: BlackXj Productions
Prinsu Design Studio Cabrac DIY Toyota Tacoma 2005 - 2018 installation  Roof Rack
Prinsu Design Studio Cabrac DIY Toyota Tacoma 2005 - 2018 installation Roof Rack
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Rob Daman
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Fixing a roof rack to a motor car.
Factory-installed roof rack on a 1966 station wagon.
Porsche Panamera with two bikes on a removable roof rack.

A roof rack is a set of bars secured to the roof of a motor car.[1] It is used to carry bulky items such as luggage, bicycles, canoes, kayaks, skis, or various carriers and containers.

There is a long history of the use of roof racks and their designs. They allow users of an automobile to transport objects on the roof of the vehicle without reducing interior space for occupants, or the cargo area volume limits such as in the typical car's trunk design.

The most common components of a roof rack system are: towers, fitting pieces (for attaching towers to a specific vehicle), crossbars, and gear mounts.

Automobile roof racks are split into different types, depending on the vehicle roof:

  • Rain Gutter - older roof racks were usually mounted directly to the gutter surrounding the roof line.
  • Bare Roof - many modern vehicles, which do not have gutters, can have a roof rack installed by attaching hooks to the top of the door frames.
  • Fixed Point - some automobiles have fittings for proprietary racks which mate with reinforced lugs in the roof, or have pre-threaded screwholes.
  • Side Rails - vehicles with factory-installed rails, which may be flush against the roof or raised off of the roof, running front-to-back on the roof
  • Factory Bars - other vehicles have a factory-installed permanent roof rack.

Roof racks increase air resistance and in the US, roof racks increased overall fuel consumption by approximately 1%.[2] Besides, due increased wind resistance, roof racks may add sound on the highway. When installing roof racks, it is important to load the bars properly, in accordance with the owner’s manual. When driving on road, one needs to load the allowed weight minus the weight of the roof rack kit. If one plans using the roof racks for off-road drive, the allowed weight should be divided by 2[3], and this will be the amount, allowed to carry on the roof racks in such driving conditions.

Truck bed rack is a derivation of a roof rack designed to be installed over the bed of a pickup truck. The construction of a bed rack is very similar to a roof rack, but features tall tubes (legs) that allow to lift the rack platform higher above the bed surface and leave space for cargo inside of the bed. Truck bed racks are often used in a combination with roof racks and form a long cargo platform that allows transportation of oversized items. They are commonly used in constructions and recreation as a base for various gear and tents just like the roof racks.

History[edit]

Until the late 1970s, almost all regular passenger automobiles had rain gutters. These gutters are formed by the welded flange (raised rim or lip) on the left and right sides of the car's metal roof panel.[4] This made attaching an accessory or aftermarket roof rack a relatively simple process.[5]

The first mass production cars without any visible rain gutters were the 1975 AMC Pacer and Chevrolet Monza.[4] Other vehicles were introduced on the market with hidden rain gutters during the 1980s, and by 1990, vehicles with external rain gutters were becoming rare.

Roof rack suppliers started to developed new products in the late 1970s,[6] designed to securely attach to various types of automobile roofs.

Aftermarket roof racks began in the 1960s in Europe,[7] followed by multiple companies worldwide in the 1970s and 80s.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ROOF RACK", Dictionary.com, WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, retrieved on 2009-11-15.
  2. ^ Chen, Yuche; Meier, Alan (May 2016). "Fuel consumption impacts of auto roof racks". Energy Policy. 92: 325–333. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.02.031. 
  3. ^ "Rhino Rack - Euro Roof Rack System Installation Instruction" (PDF). CARiD.com. 
  4. ^ a b "Mitsubishi Mirage". The Autocar. 178: 138. 1978. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Sears Catalog. 2. Sears Roebuck. 1978. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "History | JAC Products". www.jacproducts.com. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 
  7. ^ "History of Thule Group". Thule Group. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Car Roof Rack Brands". ReRack. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 

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