You walk into a roof rack retailer and see roof racks of various sizes. So which one is right for you? This article demystifies the roof rack system for you.
Most folks think big and go the biggest roof rack system they can find. Without doubt, a bigger roof rack may help you carry most of your large holiday gear, but it also takes up more roof space, adds to wind resistance, wind generated noise, and because of its large size looks kind of odd when empty and of course, it also comes with a bigger price tag.
It is therefore essential to choose a roof rack system that not only carries most of your large gear, it also fits your vehicle roof perfectly. So how do you select the best roof rack system for your vehicle? Here's how you do it:
Decoding the roof rack system by their sizes – Depending on the size of the roof rack crossbar (the width of the roof rack), here's what you could carry:
A standard 50” wide roof rack system will carry up to 4 bikes or 2 kayaks or 4 surfboards or 8 pairs of skis or, one 40” cargo box and a bike. Now aint that something? And this is just standard size.
A larger 60” wide roof rack system will carry up to 5 bikes or 2 kayaks or 4 surfboards or 10 pairs of skis or, one cargo box and two 2 bikes beside it.
A 60”+ wide roof rack system will carry up to 6 bikes or 2 kayaks or 4 surfboards or 12 pairs of skis or, one cargo box and one kayak beside it.
Before you even make that trip to the roof rack dealer, open your vehicle manual and check your vehicle’s weight limitations and acceptable roof type. You see, roof racks are designed for specific weights. So when choosing the right roof rack system for your vehicle, you want to be sure that your car or 4x4 or truck will support the roof rack system and the weight it will carry or you could end up finding out you made a bad choice the hard way – when driving and the car begins to feel sluggish. Of course, even if you forget to check your manual, in most cases the roof rack dealer will ask you about it.
After you've checked the weight carrying capacity, eyeball your roof. What do you see? Your roof is either bare with no hint of how you will attach a roof rack or, it might have factory mounted roof rack or rail-mount roof racks.
Rhino Roof Rack system consists of two parts – the horizontal bars and the stuff (known as 'fit kit') that anchors the crossbars to the roof of your vehicle.
Fit Kits are essentially custom-designed for each brand and model of vehicle. A fit kit fastens the roof rack system to the roof of your vehicle.
A 'foot packs' is part of the fit kit and essentially, it includes four feet that provide attachment points to anchor the roof rack crossbars to the roof of your vehicle.
Crossbars: These are the horizontal bars you see on the roof rack system. You first install the fit kit and then attach the crossbars.
Lock Cylinders: Lock cylinders are like the lock on the door to your home. It provides security and makes it difficult for someone to steal your gear.
Now that you're ready to buy Whispbar Roof Racks in Sydney, the question is, where do you buy it from? You buy it from Bars-n-Racks, Sydney Australia. For more information, please visit http://www.barsnracks.com.au