|Number of Pieces||1|
|Included Components||Fitting Instruction|
|Manufacturer||Rhino-Rack USA, LLC|
|Item Model Number||RMCB01|
|Product Dimensions||81.28 x 22.86 x 109.22 cm|
Rhino Rack Roof Mount Cargo Basket
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- Steel 2 piece construction, strong and durable, fits all Rhino-Rack Vortex and Euro bars
- Heavy Black powder-coated finish to avoid rusting and color fading
- Includes sleek, front wind deflector
- Light and solid materials, carrying capacity 165lbs
- Provides a secure roof system for everyday and adventure luggage
- High rails for added security on winding and corrugated roads
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The X-ray is a luggage carrying accessory that will definitely turn heads wherever you go. Black powder-coated steel construction and a sleek design match quality manufacturing and style perfectly. A sleek, aerodynamic wind deflector is positioned at the front of the tray to make your travels quieter, deflect bugs, dirt and grime from your cargo.
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Rack arrived and it is the one I wanted, I say that because the dimensions shown on Amazon.ca site are completely wrong. I went on the Rhino Rack site and looked up the model number RMCB02. The external dimensions are Length1480mm Width1090mm Height150mm or 581/4" x 43" x 6" in real units. If this is the size you want then great if you have a smaller car or SUV then check out the small size.otherwise the rack appears to be good quality, sturdy with a nice powder coat finsh have not fitted it yet so will update after I have and thrown my 31" spare wheel on it. Amazon please get your description and dimensions correct same errors also on the amazon.com site.
The frame was warped (wouldn’t fit together), huge dent with paint chipped on one of the corners, the main support beam for the wind deflector is broken (plastic mounting point as well as chipped paint)
Overall the quality is awesome, rugged, firm but just be warned the shipping clearly destroyed this.
I’ve included photos.
Unfortunately it can’t be fixed, it’s gonna be an incredible paint to ship this back. Ugh
Also, I didn't like the wing-nut type hardware used by most of those manufacturers, that often stick up above the basket floor and thus would uneven your load or even damage your bags/load etc. The weight limit of many of these other baskets also rarely exceeded 130 lbs, even though my cross bars are rated up to 165 lbs, so they seemed to be engineered to lower weight tolerances etc.
So the Rhino-Rack kept coming back to the top of my list because it had the universal fitment of cross bar widths between 21-30", being adjustable to any lengths in between there, and also able to choose just how far forward or back you wanted the basket sitting over your cross bars (you'll note that I didn't center mine completely between the two bars cause I wanted it sitting back farther to not obstruct the moonroof). The mounting hardware is also flush with the basket floor and uses keyed alan bolts for security (have to use the special wrench provided, makes it harder for a thief to remove etc). The Rhino-Rack XTray is also rated to 165 lbs, which means it is over engineered for my needs so I'll have less worry of it failing and dumping my load while off-roading etc.
Other pluses to the Rhino-Rack is the slim fairing/deflector, which means it will have less drag and surface area to effect your MPG at high speeds. The Xtray is also a deeper basket than most, having over 5" inside walls on the sides and over 4" on the front. I liked some of the slim baskets from other vendors (particularly the Rola), but worried about stability during side-to-side rocking while off-roading etc.
I've only had the rack on for a week now, and haven't actually made it camping or used it for loads yet. However, at speeds under 40, it goes unnoticed, both sound wise and MPG. Over 40 mph you will begin to hear the rushing air around it, progressively louder the faster you go. It doesn't whistle though, and the noise can be mitigated with louder music :P. MPG wise I think it definitely drops you a couple MPG at freeways speeds, but such is the price of vanity and utility. I still averaged over 27 MPG this morning at 70 MPH for a 50 mile round trip. That's awesome compared to the 21 MPG I rarely achieved with my Honda Pilot ;)
I plan to use mine for camping mostly. Just need to get a weekend free lol. Anyways, I hope that helps you in your search for a basket. At the time of my purchase, Amazon had the best price and free 2-day shipping on the Rhino-Rack. eTrailer.com had the best price and availability on the Rola basket I liked. Good luck in your search.
*** UPDATE 7/1/2014 *** This Rhino had to be tamed!
After accruing some more highway/freeway miles with this empty rack on my CR-V, the howling at speeds over 50 MPH got to be more annoying and dronning than I had at first anticipated. It was like being in a wind-tunnel, at 80 MPH, standing next to a Rhino :-p Okay, maybe not that bad, but the howling/rushing-air noise at minimum doubled the wind noise at highways speeds. So now for the solution: I added another custom fairing to the bottom half of the front of the basket, right below the included fairing (slanting the opposite direction to direct air around the bottom of the basket, along the roof etc).
I took a 27.5" inch long piece of composite 2-1/4" casing/baseboard-moulding from Home Depot, painted the front black with plasti-dip, placed strips of double-sided 3M outdoor tabe along the bottom edge and along the back, top-edge, and then mounted it to the front bottom rail and forward most rail (where the other fairing mounts. I then used black Silicon II caulking along the top and bottom edges, front and back, to seal the edges to avoid whislting. Presto! Howling/wind-tunnel sound is now all but gone, and only noticeable if the moonroof shade is open, and at speeds of 70 MPH or higher. With the shade closed, it's like it's not even there, even quieter than my bare cross bars were with no rack. I'll try add some images for better visualization. I think the visual appearance may have even improved with the added fairing.
* I removed 1 Star from my review because of the wind noise at highway speeds, requiring my own custom solution.
Now as to why I am giving it a 1.
The instructions are painfully bad and never instruct me to use the rubber covers, nor does the inventory list make sense, it seems to be out of order. Also this is clearly a previously opened rack and was half hardly repacked.
It costs an arm and a leg to require more work and money to even get it close to being usable. I see why everyone recommends using a liquid gasket to seal the connection points. The included rubber "covers" do not seal well if at all. When tightening the the screws to the recommended 2.9ft lbs torque the rubber hole expands and will allow water to pool or leak directly into the tubes. When you slide the plastic X covers over the rubber seals they push the rubber out and create gaps where water can pool or leak directly into the pipes. This in the long run will create rust. So take the time and save your self a headache if you really want this rack to use a rubber gasket sealant.
When torquing down the rack connectors to the rails on my car (once again to factory recommended 2.9ft lbs) it started to scratch away the light powder coating on some and exposed raw metal, once again leading to more rust areas.
Now for the big one, the wind tunnel sound is BAD on my 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, starting at 40mph and over 70mph it sounds like a jet engine almost directly above the drivers head. Some said using plastic to make a downward slope wind screen helps and I will probably try that since I am already 400 into this. ( i have added a small plastic cover to the lower bars similar to the top one they give you. this seems to have reduced the noise but not by much)
UPDATE - This thing tanks MPG on a Santa Fe Sport, i went from roughly 24-25mpg hwy to 15-16mpg.
Finally the screws and Allen wrench. Again save some time and effort and purchase a security bit set. Funny part is Rhino sells a screw driver for this at $15 extra! Come on Rhino, its 2019, just add an Allen wrench and a small BIT to the box so anyone can use it with a screwdriver if they wish.
Would I recommend this to anyone else? No! The cost to finish product is painful and requires more time and effort then is led to believe at this price point.