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Review of the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - etrailer.com
Review of the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: etrailer.com
For less than $30...DIY Roof Rack, Tough, Rugged and feather light
For less than $30...DIY Roof Rack, Tough, Rugged and feather light
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: Joe Baker
Overland Bound: Roof Rack Review
Overland Bound: Roof Rack Review
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: Overland Bound
64" Roof Rack Cargo Basket w/ Extension
64" Roof Rack Cargo Basket w/ Extension
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: Alex Kellum
Amazon Outdoor Recreation: How to Choose a Roof Rack for Your Car
Amazon Outdoor Recreation: How to Choose a Roof Rack for Your Car
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: amazon
DIY 20$ Junkyard Roof Rack
DIY 20$ Junkyard Roof Rack
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: BoostedBoiz
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
GOT MY NEW ROOF RACK!!!
GOT MY NEW ROOF RACK!!!
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: Outlaw
Picking Up A Roof Rack
Picking Up A Roof Rack
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: JSR Cars
DIY Safari Style Roof Rack
DIY Safari Style Roof Rack
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: X5 Overland
ARB Roof Rack Installation on 2004 Toyota 4Runner
ARB Roof Rack Installation on 2004 Toyota 4Runner
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: lowrangeoffroad
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
ROOF RACK
ROOF RACK
Published: 2016/09/15
Channel: JACOB HAGER
2016 Mustang GT Yakima Roof Rack
2016 Mustang GT Yakima Roof Rack
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: EnriqueG_S550
How to Build a Roof Rack for $13
How to Build a Roof Rack for $13
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Beau Boruff
Pool noddle roof rack for kayak
Pool noddle roof rack for kayak
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: Mark Philemon
A Guide to Roof Racks
A Guide to Roof Racks
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: Supercheap Auto
Homemade Roof Rack
Homemade Roof Rack
Published: 2011/10/29
Channel: david612mpl
BleepinJeep
BleepinJeep's Homemade Roof Rack - and Tube Bending / Notching
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: BleepinJeep
Toyota | Takräcken | Roof Rack
Toyota | Takräcken | Roof Rack
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Toyota Sverige
Roof Rack Install on Stealth Van
Roof Rack Install on Stealth Van
Published: 2015/03/20
Channel: biblesnbarbells
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
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
$39 SOFT ROOF RACKS!
$39 SOFT ROOF RACKS!
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: Container Door
2011 SUBARU WRX YAKIMA ROOF RACK WALK AROUND
2011 SUBARU WRX YAKIMA ROOF RACK WALK AROUND
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: SmurfinWRX
Car Roof Rack
Car Roof Rack
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: DiscountRamps.com
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
Roof Racks, Cage & Accessories Installation Guide // Ridge Ryder
Roof Racks, Cage & Accessories Installation Guide // Ridge Ryder
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: Supercheap Auto
Roof Rack Noise SOLVED
Roof Rack Noise SOLVED
Published: 2016/03/13
Channel: Will Burson
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: MBR magazine
Review of the Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack - etrailer.com
Review of the Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack - etrailer.com
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: etrailer.com
Custom Adventure Toyota Tundra with Roof Rack Truck Tent SEMA 2016
Custom Adventure Toyota Tundra with Roof Rack Truck Tent SEMA 2016
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: RealTruck.com
Volkswagen roof rack install by LAcarGUY parts team
Volkswagen roof rack install by LAcarGUY parts team
Published: 2010/09/15
Channel: LAcarGUY Dealerships
Review of the Rhino-Rack  Roof-Rack on a 2013 Ford Transit Connect - etrailer.com
Review of the Rhino-Rack Roof-Rack on a 2013 Ford Transit Connect - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/11/04
Channel: etrailer.com
2015 KIA Sportage roof rack removal .
2015 KIA Sportage roof rack removal .
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: Todd Rutledge
How to Install Thule 480R Rapid Traverse AeroBlade Roof Rack Presented by Rack Outfitters
How to Install Thule 480R Rapid Traverse AeroBlade Roof Rack Presented by Rack Outfitters
Published: 2012/02/12
Channel: Rack Outfitters
Review of the Rhino-Rack  Roof-Rack on a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic - etrailer.com
Review of the Rhino-Rack Roof-Rack on a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/11/02
Channel: etrailer.com
K9 Roof Rack
K9 Roof Rack
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: LowRange
JcrOffroad - Cherokee XJ Modular Roof Rack Installation - By BleepinJeep
JcrOffroad - Cherokee XJ Modular Roof Rack Installation - By BleepinJeep
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: JcrOffroad
Factory Roof Rack Installation Volvo V70
Factory Roof Rack Installation Volvo V70
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: Tim Fitzgerald
Smittybilt Defender Roof Rack Installation - Jeep Wrangler JK
Smittybilt Defender Roof Rack Installation - Jeep Wrangler JK
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: TrailRecon
HOW TO USE THE ROOF RACK ON A VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN
HOW TO USE THE ROOF RACK ON A VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN
Published: 2012/10/24
Channel: Gary Zimmerman
Review of the Thule  Roof-Rack on a 2005 Toyota Prius - etrailer.com
Review of the Thule Roof-Rack on a 2005 Toyota Prius - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: etrailer.com
Review of the Thule  Roof-Rack on a 2008 Honda Fit - etrailer.com
Review of the Thule Roof-Rack on a 2008 Honda Fit - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: etrailer.com
Review of the Rhino-Rack  Roof-Rack on a 2014 Toyota Tundra - etrailer.com
Review of the Rhino-Rack Roof-Rack on a 2014 Toyota Tundra - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/11/07
Channel: etrailer.com
Installation of the Thule Loadbar Roof Rack on a 2011 Jeep Wrangler - etrailer.com
Installation of the Thule Loadbar Roof Rack on a 2011 Jeep Wrangler - etrailer.com
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: etrailer.com
Review of the Yakima  Roof Rack on a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - etrailer.com
Review of the Yakima Roof Rack on a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - etrailer.com
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: etrailer.com
Review of the Rhino Rack  Roof Rack on a 2015 Ford Focus - etrailer.com
Review of the Rhino Rack Roof Rack on a 2015 Ford Focus - etrailer.com
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: etrailer.com
Installation of a Thule Traverse Roof Rack on a 2012 Honda Fit - etrailer.com
Installation of a Thule Traverse Roof Rack on a 2012 Honda Fit - etrailer.com
Published: 2012/09/22
Channel: etrailer.com
Subaru - How to Install a Roof Rack 2011 Subaru WRX/STI
Subaru - How to Install a Roof Rack 2011 Subaru WRX/STI
Published: 2012/10/05
Channel: SmurfinWRX
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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 three most common components of a roof rack system are (side) rails (or tracks), towers which clamp or otherwise attach to the rails, and mounts, which secure the bulky items to the rack system.

Older roof racks were usually mounted directly to the gutter surrounding the roof line. More modern vehicles, which do not have gutters, can often have a roof rack installed by attaching hooks to the top of the door frames.

Some automobiles have fittings for proprietary racks which mate with reinforced lugs in the roof. 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]

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.

Cargo boxes and cargo trays[edit]

Automotive cargo transportation and stabilizing systems are widely represented by hard shell cargo boxes[3] and cargo trays. They are designed to be used with base roof racks and attach to the load bars with a help of universal locking fasteners. Cargo boxes are now usually made of lightweight metal or hard plastic materials to withstand weather conditions and to protect cargo from thieves. Cargo trays provide a large open cargo platform, which allows the transportation of oversized objects or bags that may not fit in hard shell cargo boxes. Items that are loaded onto such trays are exposed and need to be securely attached.

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 developed new products and systems designed to securely attach to various types of automobile roofs.

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. ^ "Hard Shell Cargo Boxes in the Automotive Industry". 
  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. 

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