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Humm, hadn't thought of silver. That's the problem with a black car, nothing goes with it. We'll that and they darn hot in the summer.
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Maybe silver to match your wheels but I'd leave it white, tan would look like poo.
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-1 for poo!
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Maybe silver to match your wheels but I'd leave it white, tan would look like poo.
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+1 for silver

-1 for poo!
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+2 for silver

-2 for poo

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Saguache, can i suggest you add a poll...which colour: silver or poo!
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I'm getting our RTT in this weekend hopefully, it's going to spend a few months on the Foz but ultimately live on a small trailer. Did any of ya'll mount your's to the factory cross bars? I've got a set of Yakima bars I can borrow from my wife's car but that would mean no bike rack until the trailer is built.
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I used Thule roof racks on the Foz (Rhino on the Triton). By "factory cross bars" do you mean mount directly onto the roof rails?
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These guys, I've got 4 of them fwiw.
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OK - I see. My concern with those would be that they are not completely flat and would have rub points unless you wrap some sort of covering around them first.
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So if i will sleep there , my wife and my son...Roof will hold all three of us , no damage to roof ?
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^^ The roof can take the entire weight of the car, as the rails are mounted flush against it (and are resting above the B and C pillars, which are ridiculously robust.

Weight on the rails is not the issue, the crossbars is what has the load limit. They mount to the rails and are mostly plastic. They are rated for 200 lbs. I would go for a robust mounting method such as aftermarket crossbars made of metal.

My factory cross bars loaded with my basket, two bike rails with bikes attached, and some gear in the basket, you could move the basket, and see the strain on the crossbars. I wouldn't mount a roof tent to the factory crossbars, I'd get aftermarket ones.

Another thing to think about too is that all of your combined weight is not on the roof while driving, which would cause stress upon the mounting system when you took turns, stopped, accelerated. The vehicle is stationary so the weight isn't a problem at that point.....unless you put a bouncy castle up there, then there could be an issue.
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