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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

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I have had a Rocky Road roof rack installed for some time. It's definitely one sturdy rack! I really like the look of the side rails, but not so much the crossbars, which I also found a bit limiting for what I wanted to do--carrying the occasional sheet of plywood, lumber, kayaks, etc.

I had a set of 58" Thule bars lying around from a previous vehicle, and found that the Thule Crossroad 450 railing foot mounts work very well for mounting the Thule bars on the RRO side rails, and are easy to install. I have a 40" spread between bars.

With the sturdiness of the RRO side rails, you should also be able to safely exceed Thule's recommended weight limit on the crossbars, within reasonable limits and with a properly balanced load, of course.

I like the 58" Thule bars on the Jeep. They protrude out from the side rails a bit, but not far enough to hit your head on. And their positions on the front and rear of the side rails are BEHIND the front and rear doors, so again, no potential for head contact while getting into or out of the vehicle. I'm very pleased with this set-up.

There is a bit of wind noise, but it's not objectionable. If it becomes an irritation on the next long trip, I'll get the wind fairing.

Rack Attack offers a 10% discount and free shipping. They're not cheap, however.
$170.95 for the mounts and $53.95 for the 4 locks, if you want them. The crossbars, of course, are extra.
do you have a Picture of the Thule bars Mounted on your Jeep
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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

I have the RRO rack and cross bars. The wind noise is worse without the basket installed. Anyone know of a way short of removing the cross bars to address this?
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Install a fairing or one of the turbulence things that Yakima makes.

I went with the fairing
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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

Hey MuSH. I had to bent some longer bolts to be able to mount the bracket. Did you do the same? I guess they should go on a 1" cross bar as opposed to the 1 1/4" bar. Works though.
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Hey MuSH. I had to bent some longer bolts to be able to mount the bracket. Did you do the same? I guess they should go on a 1" cross bar as opposed to the 1 1/4" bar. Works though.
Did you mean to say bent? I didn't have to bend anything. The fairing comes with like 2.5" carriage bolts. I just went and bought some that were about 3 or 3.5" from Lowe's. Just needed to be a hair longer since the wider bar wouldn't allow the clamp to close enough
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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

Should have said I had to bend. Yea, I got longer ones as well. But I could not get them to go in at the angle that was needed. It is on now, so no worries, just strange how you were able to get them in.
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Ahh I get ya now. Instead of bending the bolts, I drilled out the hole at an angle so the bolt could pass through at an angle.
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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

I did drill out the lower ones, but didn't want to do the top. I will try and see if I can get it to go on like that. Just a heads up for others if they have the RRO cross bars.
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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

Hey all,

My Overland is due to be delivered in the near future, I hope. I have search and have not been able to find the best way to wire lights mounted on a roof rack. By wire lights, I mean the best way to route the wires. I can handle the way I will control them.

Did I miss something in this thread or others? Any advice would be most appreciated.
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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

Anyone with the RRO roof rack have any issues with rust/corrosion/paint chipping/etc? I'm looking at buying the RRO rails and crossbars but have read reviews complaining of corrosion issues. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Anyone with the RRO roof rack have any issues with rust/corrosion/paint chipping/etc? I'm looking at buying the RRO rails and crossbars but have read reviews complaining of corrosion issues. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Yes. As soon as the roof rack came in I sanded and painted it Hammer Black, It turned out great (IMO) And yesterday I bed lined the RRO winch plate, Bash plate and skid plate because it started to Rust even with me painting it prior to install
in the past i have always Repainted aftermarket stuff because it is usally a S#$T job
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Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???

I have not seen any signs of corrosion and rust on mine.
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