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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 08:51 PM
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whew

whew. ok cool. had me worried there. just yesterday I ordered thule aeroblade edge and a thule canyon roof rack. I woulda been REALLY disappointed.

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No, there are options when it comes to holes in the roof. Commandview is the glass style with the slide back interior lining, which is the most common. You can use roof racks with this. I haven't seen a skyslider but I think it is a material style sunroof that concertinas back over the back seats as well for that convertible feeling.

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remember that the roof must proof to be safe during a roll over. how much weight do you think will be on the roof in that case?
Ha-ha !. True.
One more thing about OEM roof rails/rack weight limits : downward force (weight) isn't the only factor ; you also have to consider lateral and upward stress which could rip out the anchors. I know that upward stress exists when I'm driving 145 Km/h (~90mph) with a large cargo box - tilted slightly back - on top of crossbars.
150lbs sounds quite good for an OEM rack. Don't know if these are designed with a x2 safety factor (only a car engineer could verify this), but we shouldn't be messing with safety factors anyway (they serve a purpose...).
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Hmm... and I wanted to put a 298lb tire for flipping on my roof. Guess that's out of the question
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I just made my own custom cross bars to mount our Maxtrax. The factory rails are formed sheet metal. (Thick sheet metal, but still sheet metal.) I personally wouldn't hesitate to put more weight up there if it was well distributed (like a tent). but would worry about anything (even under 100 pounds) if all on one spot.

As mentioned, there are other forces beyond down to consider, but to the best of my knowledge, all aftermarket racks bolt to the same spots so the mounting points can't be the weak link.

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Can you post a link? But yea, I ended up going with a 180lb tire, still gotta get it on the roof. No way the wife is gonna help. Lol
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CVT just posted a picture of one of their tents freshly installed on a Cherokee with the stock crossbars. Unfortunately, they didn't tag the owners so I can't creep and see how it works for them. But with that being said, I don't think the tire should be an issue to quickly transport it for flipping.

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CVT just posted a picture of one of their tents freshly installed on a Cherokee with the stock crossbars. Unfortunately, they didn't tag the owners so I can't creep and see how it works for them. But with that being said, I don't think the tire should be an issue to quickly transport it for flipping.
Yea, I just gotta get it on top now. Lol
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150 from the OM, 4th edition;

NOTE: Roof rack and crossbars cannot be used on vehicles equipped with Skyslider.
The load carried on the roof, when equipped with a luggage rack, must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and it should be uniformly distributed over the cargo area.
Crossbars should always be used whenever cargo is placed on the roof rack. Check the straps frequently to be sure that the load remains securely attached.


This must be a disclaimer for breaking the glass. I have had a RRO rack for almost two years with my skyslider


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CVT just posted a picture of one of their tents freshly installed on a Cherokee with the stock crossbars. Unfortunately, they didn't tag the owners so I can't creep and see how it works for them. But with that being said, I don't think the tire should be an issue to quickly transport it for flipping.
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