Roof rack with Rhino-Rack luggage basket

Published 12th February 2018
Updated 22nd February 2018

The popup roof is taking up the majority of the roof but there is still some space left to fit a small roof rack above the cabin. I used Thule 952 (20cm high) feet with Thule 765 cross bars to mount a Rhino-Rack luggage rack. Thule 527 locks are on all cross bars but I wouldn’t recommend them. I ordered 4 pairs in 2 separate orders and all locks came with the same keys. That leads me to believe that Thule has only one or a limited set of keys for their product. Convenient for me but also for a potential thief. The Rhino-Rack is designed to be used lengthwise covering half a roof of a smaller car but it fits my Mitsubishi L300 perfectly sideways.

3 Comments

  1. Jon on 20th August 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Hi! Thanks so much for the inspiring content!
    The roof rack feet you have used from Thule, I imagine is for a car with “protruding side gutters”. Could you recommend me some that are fitted in a different way? (My L300 4×4 1996 model does have protruding side gutters, but I want to look at other options for fitting them.)

    Best,

    • Tom on 20th August 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Jon. Thanks for the compliment. I don’t think there are any other options to mount a roof rack to a L300. The Thule feet are coated with rubber so they won’t damage the gutters. Why would you mount them in a different way?

      • Jon on 27th August 2019 at 9:05 pm

        I guess it is the best option! Since you don’t recommend the Thule ones because of the key issue, I thought you might have another brand to recommend. But they look good for my use, though.

        Thanks

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