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Toyota roof rack weight limit

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Zoochad, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Apr 26, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    I am a noob to the forum but I want a rooftop tent. Can the stock rack support the weight or should I get an after market rack?? Any help would be appreciated
     
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  2. Apr 26, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    The only number I could locate was for the cross bars at "165lbs evenly distributed". I can't find anything on the rack itself.
     
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    I’ve seen people remove the cross bars and mount the tent to the rails that run the length of the 4Runner. Another option is either yakima or Thule cross bars.

    For Yakima it’s the timberline towers and the bars that go across. Not sure on the Thule names or part’s.

    I know one 4R member on tacomaworld has her RTT mounted to Thule bars and the factory rails (not cross bars)
     
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    Cheers thanks
     
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    Thanks I will check it out.
     
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    I had watched something on this, on YouTube. The guy was saying that the weight limit is a dynamic weight limit. (Meaning, driving around) He went on to say that the static weight limit is actually much more.

    Totally makes sense, I thought... I was also thinking about a roof top tent, even before any suspension. I know, not really much information. Lol
     
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    You should hear a roof rack with stuff on it. Then a bare rack will seem quiet.
     
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    I guess I didn't mean wind noise, in general. More of a howl or resonance sound. Apparently it goes away if you add some load. But not good for those that generally travel as an unloaded daily driver.
     
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    If you loop a bungee cord around the 1st crossbar in a circular pattern from one side rail to the other, you will substantially reduce the wind noise. This goes for other racks that make a lot of noise as well.

    You can also just take them off when you don't have your RTT up there. I don't think they take that much time to take off/re-install.
     
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    ok so I saw other posts on the LFD cross bars, but if you are using the OEM rails I don't think you can put a tend up on it. from what I read the OEM rails are only weighted for 175Lbs no matter what cross bars you put on. Or am I incorrect on what I have read? I mean think of it 1-2 people a tent and a piece of ply if your doing a DYI roof tent is more than 300LBS.

    Even I would like more clarification on this because this is what I am working up to doing with my 4runner.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder if it would fit the LFD crossbars.
     
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    there are lots of fairings from different vendors. I don't know how all of these fit, but surely you can find one that has/can attach to the LFD bars

    Rago has similar bars and although I'm not familiar with LFD, I think both of these have lots of attachment options

    https://www.ragofabrication.com/pro...n-4runner-modular-factory-rail-support-system
     
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    LFD bars are square not oval like what is shone in the image
     

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