Originally Posted by hastenbrucke
The load capacity on my GJC 2012 Laredo CRD is about 68kgs. (150lbs) This is not a huge capacity if you want o load it up with racks and a small boat. This would require a capacity of somewhere around 120 kgs or 264lbs. Has anyone confronted this issue or is there a way to shore things up in the roof to handle greatere weights?
I believe it is related to the fact that the chrome rails that we get on the export version are held through the roof with "rivnuts".
These are a bit similar to a pop rivet - hence there is a maximum engineered load that they can withstand.
Likely it is not possible without major restructure to increase the factory load limits on the roof.