Mate it's horses for courses, I have both, just depends on where your going and what your going to carry. If your going to do the Tanami a full roof rack will probably be needed to carry all the junk you need, if your just going away for the weekend then roof bars are generally fine.Hi just wondering what to get 3 bar roof racks or a full roof cage just wondering why people one of these 2
Hey Luke, that looks really good.I have Rhino Rack Alloy platform, like a tray but no sides, sort of a hybrid between bars and a full tray i guess. Easy to load surfboards ladders, planks of wood etc but it can also take firewood, cargo boxes, bags (no more rubbish in the cabin) etc. I also have adjustable tie down eyelets that can be moved to almost any position on the platform and a gas bottle holder. You can also get jerry can holders, shovel and high lift jack holders, spotlight mounts, aerial mounts and awning mounts (although might only be for rhino awnings).
It only adds 10cm to the height of the car so I leave it on all the time.
I was thinking of getting bars with a removable tray but I was worried it would become another PIA thing to do each time I go on a trip. Plus when not in use I would have needed to store it where the kids couldn't swing off it!
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