Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:00 pm
Any suggestions for a roof rack that will work with the LEAF? I need to carry kayaks and the occasional load that won't fit inside.
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Any idea how long we will have wait on Thule and Yakima?smkettner wrote:Thule and Yakima do not yet have mounts that clamp in the door. You could mount a universal rail (drill the roof) to put the towers and bars on.
I don't work for Yakima, so this is just a guess, but they should be able to have something out pretty quickly. There are only a few different Q-Towers, so they probably won't design a new one. They just need to figure out the measurements for where the Q-Towers go on the car (based on the roof curvature).modimum wrote:One or the other already has something out for the Countryman (MINI's latest offering) so they seem to respond within months. Admittedly the CM has built in in tracks.
Do this at your peril (on any vehicle). Factory roof racks are engineered to provide support. Anything else places stress where unintended, weakening the structure. I suggest waiting for a proper application designed for the LEAF.smkettner wrote:You could mount a universal rail (drill the roof) to put the towers and bars on.