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Roof rack ???

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:08 am
by Galiano
We would really like to have a roof rack installed on our new Leaf. Any suggestions ???

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:42 pm
by Galiano
Answering my own question : yes they are available but not cheap. $ 475 Yikes.

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:17 pm
by z0ner
Talking to yourself is a sign of impending mental collapse. ;)

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:39 pm
by essaunders
I have thule aero for my prius. They have a fit kit (supposedly) for the leaf. Yes, they are expensive, but you are paying for the engineering to keep your cargo on your roof and not causing an acccident.

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:01 pm
by TomT
Only if you loose arguments with yourself...
z0ner wrote:Talking to yourself is a sign of impending mental collapse. ;)

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:31 am
by johnqh
You can get old style square bars for cheap on craigslist, about $50.
The traverse feet are about 120 on eBay
Fit kit is 90 (?) from thule.

So, $300 is enough to get a basic system.

A lot of racks are available for the square bar on craigslist for cheap.

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:12 am
by Galiano
I have just spoken to All Season Racks here in Victoria and they have a Yakima for about $ 400. It's all I need so problem solved.

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:29 am
by Scaramanga
Anyone care to share roof rack stories, photos or lessons learned? I'm shopping Thule gear now for both my Leaf and my Murabo.

Re: Roof rack ???

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:50 pm
by eglen
Very happy with my rhino track vortex 2500 for a 2013 leaf.

Doesn't make much noise, haven't noticed any significant range impact and has a higher load rating than the aero Thule.

Biggest complaint with it is that the front bar is slightly higher than the rear bar so my canoe points up a bit at the front rather than being level. Makes underground and multilevel parking garages a bit more marginal which can be an issue in reaching some charge points. Not sure if other racks have the same issue or not given the slope of the leaf roof.