The need for carrying your luggage, sporting equipment, ladders, lumber and other cargo on the top of your truck, SUV, car or van is important. We all need additional space to carry our extra cargo and bulky items and a Roof Mounted Luggage Rack fills that need. Before you purchase a Roof Rack, you will need to determine if your vehicle already has anything installed on the roof.
In order to carry anything on your Roof Rack, the cargo load must be supported by cross rail members, commonly known as Cross Bars. Cross Bars stretch across the width of your vehicle (side-to-side) and can be moved closer or farther apart to accomodate the size of the equipment you are carrying,. The Cross Bars are held in place by either Raised Side Rails or mounted into Tracks that run along the length of your rooftop (front-to-rear). This setup of 2 Cross Bars and 2 Side Rails (or Side Tracks) is known as a Complete Roof Rack.