Originally Posted by Qpr39
I bought Prorack Whispbar Flush S25W roofracks with K624W fitting kit online from Best Price Auto Warehouse last October for $296 delivered. Fitting was straightforward. A guy I ran into in a caravan park last February had a dealer supplied rack. He thought mine were a lot more solid.
I just fitted a set of the Whispbar "thru-bar" version of the same ( model S17W) +K624W kit. They do seem pretty solid but still only technically rated for 75kg according to the spec on them.
JGC roof rails are only good for 68kg.
I'll be using only for a couple of kayaks so will be fine there.
Seems to be a grey area on how the load is distributed since the rooftop tents available obviously weigh more with an occupant included.
Do they just consider an evenly spread static load in the case of the tents? and just one person? What about <wink wink> dynamic loading?
Crushing the cars roof would surely make you lose your ........ temper