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Hi, I’m looking at adding a slimline pioneer rack to my “new” 2018 Y62 Patrol. I was wondering how people accces the rack when packing. I used to climb onto my ARB rack on my 98 GU by climbing up on the spare wheel and then the rack itself. Any ideas on the new car with the hatch style rear door? I’m mainly packing luggage into a roof bag. I’m thinking of a ladder on the side, or a tyres mounted step. Cheers.
 

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I just climb up via the rear wheel carrier, but doesnt help without a wheel carrier. Regardless I not a fan on the rhino Pioneer roof rack at all.
Pay a lot of money then need to spend more money on the attachments. Then packing it has to be well thought out to insure your tie down point are already in place.
I'd go back to a tradies rack if possible. The mesh style are soooo much easier and you don't have issues with dirt filling the tracks.
 

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Good point about the tradies rack. I haven’t bought the rack yet, so I’ll keep that in mind. I’m after a low profile, that’s why my mind went pioneer platform.
 

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Can still do. They have a mesh style with the slim line backbone attachment. That or I have seen a ARB that looked pretty desent.
 

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Surely a nice ladder can be adapted in some way, I fitted one to the small rear barn door on my GU but I have seen them on the side of other vehicles and still look OK, I suppose it depends on how often you would use it, I do quite a few road trips so it gets used often.
 

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That is interesting. We had a ute in at work recently with one fitted and a couple of our guys spent 3 days climbing in and out of the tray on one and they both would be knocking on or over the 120kg mark and sometimes were carrying stuff. Didn't even consider a weight rating.

What's that damage though in the top right corner at the ledge. Wouldn't expect that with downward force. Didn't cop some damaging upward force prior did it.
 
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