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Old 07-11-2019, 10:52 PM   #1
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Roof Rack/Tracks

Anyone have a recommendation for roof rack/track systems such as yakima,thule or rhino racks.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:45 PM   #2
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We went with the Yakima/Thule tracks that use the T nuts/bolts. Low profile, and it works for us. They run nearly the full length of our CCV med top. I have the solar mounted to it as well as the Mega Warrior Basket.

Uni-strut can also be used. More stout, higher profile.

Almost any aluminum track can be used. search Aluminum T track and you will see lots of alternatives.

Is this going on a Pop Top, fixed top? If you are having to accommodate roof curvature the Yakima Thule track may conform better. If flat, then whatever track works for your equipment.
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Thank's, its going on a pop top and I also have a solar panel which I want to re mount it to also. Do you know if the tracks are specific to each brands accessories?
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The Thule and Yakima tracks are identical. Any correct size T nut or bolt will slide in the track. Both companies make “feet” that will be track compatible.

Our solar mount, which I did, is 2 x 2x 1/16” thick aluminum angle. It is attached to the tracks with bolts and t nuts. The vertical is bolted to the solar panel frame.

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Thanks' for the info, I will!
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Be sure to use stainless steel screws when mounting the tracks to the roof. You may also want to put a bead of caulk at each screw location. Stainless so the screws do not corrode. Caulk so they do not leak.
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To all, I ordered some open box Yakima tracks from (Rack Attack), bought enough to run the length of the top so I can move and maybe add an additional solar panel with rack equipment flexibility. Thanks to all.
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