Xi Bowhunter wrote:
I have a 2010 Dodge Nitro that I need a roof rack on so I can get my PA up there.
Any suggestions on what I should consider getting?
Get two stainless handicap shower bars from a Home Depot or Lowes, some #14 drill screws and install them as far apart as you can on the roof. Then mount 3 inch plastic pipe to those. Get four eyebolts long enough to put through the grab bars down near the mounts. Get four ratchet straps. Get four D rings with strap mounts. Put those on the Yak. Now just put the Yak up on the plastic rails and strap it to the bars. A really neat thing to do would be to get two 45 degree ells for the pipe, and some additional lengths to go from the end of the pipe on the roof rack to the ground where you would have a crossbar mounted with two 90 degree ells. Glue the 45s to the extra lengths and put some of the drill screws through too. Then install that rail so you can just ride all the way to the ground. Put a hole through the 45 and the pipes up top and pin those together when you load and unload. Push it up, pull it down.
Hobie PA14 with a mod or twoSome random Modification Pictures