This weekend (starting today 8/26 and running through Sunday 8/28) get special discounts on select accessories at BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com. This weekend the focus is on cargo storage solutions including roof racks, roof-top carriers, and hitch mounted baskets.
Roof racks are very handy to have, because cargo space always seems to fill up faster than you think it will. Perrycraft’s Aventura Aftermarket Roof Rack is made from T-6 tempered aluminum extrusions with a black or silver finish. All connector components are molded from high-impact, UV-stabilized, glass-filled nylon. The crossbars are adjustable, moving along the side bars to provide various crossbar spacing for different load sizes. The crossbars connectors also let the side bars pivot to match the contours of your vehicle’s roof. So if you’re carrying coolers, plastic bins, or other rainproof containers, you can secure them right to the roof rack. However, this is not recommended for luggage, or pillows. For those you need more protection, like a roof top box or bag.
Roof top carriers are a great cargo carrying option. Most rooftop carriers will fit cars, trucks, SUVs, or vans, and most require a roof rack or roof rails to attach the carrier to. Having a large box or bag mounted to your roof can interrupt air flow and create wind drag; so many cargo carriers are tapered in front to increase aerodynamics.
Valley’s Sportrack Roof Box is 18 cubic ft. and made of durable polyethylene that is UV stabilized to reduce fading. It includes a quick-release snap lock for easy opening. A camlock is included, along with two keys, to keep your belongings safe and secure.
Pilot’s Navigator Aerodynamic Cargo Carriers are available in 13, 15, or 18 cubic ft. models. They are made of a water-resistant or water-proof material to keep your cargo dry even in inclement weather. They are easy to install and remove, and fold flat for easy storage when not in use.
The Rola Cargo Carrier is 13.5 cubic ft. with a rugged rainproof construction. It also has an easy-to assemble lightweight aluminum frame and includes mounting hardware to install to your vehicle’s roof. This carrier folds down to only 3-inches in height, so you can leave it attached to your vehicle even when you have no extra cargo to carry!
If you don’t want anything on top of your roof, or if you need even MORE storage, you can get a hitch mounted carrier. Since they are hitch mounted, you will need a receiver hitch installed on your vehicle (many carriers require a Class III minimum hitch). A hitch carrier allows for easier access to your cargo and also reduces the risk of you dropping something on your head. All luggage can be secured right to the basket, but if you’d like extra security, a cargo net or tarp can also be used.
Valley’s Folding Hitch Basket is 60 x 20-inches and has 3-inch high sides. It is has a steel construction with a steel mesh floor and a black powdercoat finish. This basket also has a folding shank, which allows the basket to be folded up 90 degrees, keeping it out of the way when not in use. The total weight of the carrier and cargo should not exceed 500 lbs.
The Deluxe Hitch Cargo Basket is also 60 x 20-inches and features an expanded steel mesh floor and 6-inch high sides. This extra height provides additional security for your possessions. This unit is also made of steel with a black powdercoat finish and requires assembly. A folding shank is available separately (and is part of the weekend special!). The total weight of the carrier and cargo should not exceed 500 lbs.
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