Accessories on to roof racks

Accessories on to roof racks

Here are some light tips on fitting accessories on to your roof racks…

Roof tents on to roof racks….

Not all roof rack fitting types are suitable for fitting rooftop tents. Generally, rooftop tents can be fitted to bars that use fixed point, vehicle specific track, or gutter mount legs but we do NOT recommend using clamp-style fitments or non-specific vehicle tracks.

These conditions MUST be understood and observed when a roof top tent is fitted and used:

  • The load rating of the vehicle’s roof is never exceeded when driving on the open road by the total weight of all items fitted to the roof – including rooftop tent and bars.
  • The load should always be spread evenly over the bars, with no concentration of weight at either end.
  • Understand how much weight can I actually carry on top of my vehicle? Refer to dealership.

Bike, Kayak, Snow accessories. 

When fitting these types of accessories you want to be sure that you have the right kit for right purpose, most kits are pretty easily worked out. However if unsure please ask us prior to purchasing.

Although you have an accessory kit to suit your gear, in most cases you still need to use tiedowns to safely restrain the gear. Be sure to do some homework before jumping in!