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Old 11-12-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: Roof rail options

Today I tried out my MOPAR roof rack and Canoe kit (from my Chrysler Pacifica) on my Jeep.
It fits (not perfect, but not bad - it will do)

Here are some pics I took of both items together.











If you buy the rack made for the GC it will no doubt fit exactly to the contour of the rails.
The canoe supports slide back and forth on the racks until it fits the canoe exactly, and tightens by the single bolt.
The supplied straps hook to the ring (see last pic).
But like I mentioned earlier, make sure the canoe doesn't go anywhere by using heavier straps at the front and rear of the canoe tied down to the vehicle.

I wish the rails were longer on the Jeep. They certainly could have extended further forward and back.

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I have a pair of Riverside Cartop Carriers Hood Loops that I installed on my Saab. They work great on the rare occasions that I use front tie-downs. Here's a link:

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...732/2937.0.1.1
Mine are a homemade version of exactly that.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:39 PM
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Re: Roof rail options

So with the crossbars, where do people keep them when they aren't mounted? I prefer to be ready to carry things at any time, so I would want them in the vehicle, but can't imagine where I would keep them that they wouldn't be in the way. I'm assuming I'm out of luck, but hoping that maybe somebody has come up with some solution that would help me. Thanks again, all.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:46 AM
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Re: Roof rail options

Chrysler came up with a solution. For the Durango. . . .

Durango Integrated stowable crossbars
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:12 AM
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Re: Roof rail options

Yes the solution on the Durango is pretty slick.
Makes you wonder why they didn't do the same thing on the Jeep.

Anyway, I keep my cross rails hanging on hooks in the garage.
I figure if I'm going to need them I'll know before I head out that day.
I only ever used mine to carry the canoe.
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