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Weight Capacity of Roof or Racks

  • Thread starter Jwatt38
  • Start date Apr 29, 2020
  • Apr 29, 2020

Suburban owners. I got a '93 Silverado Suburban. How much weight capacity can the roof hold? Let me be more specific. I've read the factory-installed roof rack can hold ~200-250Lbs.... I think. I've seen racks advertising 500 lbs capacity.... is that attaching to the factory rails? Cause its the crossbars that hold 200 lbs correct? I want a rack that I can climb on, shoot from (photography/videography). I'm a big dude so the factory set up won't do..... I can have one custom made, but am I connecting to the factory rails or connecting to a sturdier point. Please help me understand the structural strength of the roof.  

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I've done a few of these, never on a Suburban, but I always remove the factory crossbars and figure a way to attach to the factory rails. I've never had a problem and I weigh 250#. I try to use the entire rail to distribute the load, not just attaching at 4 points. Sorry, no pics.  

nitro_rat

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  • Apr 30, 2020

I put an extra set of factory rails on a 96 I had years ago. A buddy of mine had a car lot and I pulled them off a Tahoe that he got back wrecked. Hauled a LOT of weight up there, far more than 500 lbs on several occasions... The factory rails do bow down and touch the strips on the roof when loaded down heavy, maybe not a great place to shoot video from. The most I had up there was probably 2/3 of a full bundle of 2x4 studs. That truck was lowered to make loading the rack easier and to increase stability when loaded. I probably wouldn't recommend that setup today, I was probably 19-20 when I did that...  

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Jwatt38 said: Suburban owners. I got a '93 Silverado Suburban. How much weight capacity can the roof hold? Let me be more specific. I've read the factory-installed roof rack can hold ~200-250Lbs.... I think. I've seen racks advertising 500 lbs capacity.... is that attaching to the factory rails? Cause its the crossbars that hold 200 lbs correct? I want a rack that I can climb on, shoot from (photography/videography). I'm a big dude so the factory set up won't do..... I can have one custom made, but am I connecting to the factory rails or connecting to a sturdier point. Please help me understand the structural strength of the roof. Click to expand...

jaeggernaut

  • Mar 26, 2022

@CrazyDrei , i was searching the net about this and came across this thread. what you said puts my mind a bit more at ease but I can't get a straight answer from ford, the dealer or the rack maker. maybe you can give me your thoughts. i have a 2019 expedition. roof rack capacity is 200lbs UNLESS you have the moonroof (which we do). then the limit goes down to 125lbs. i have a 160lb rooftop tent (which I bought and had shipped to me before I bothered to look at rack ratings.. ?‍♂️). i can get new crossbars from a third party (thule or yakima) that has a 160lb rating but if it wasn't the actual factory rails that was the weak point, why would the rating be different between having a moonroof or not? thanks in advance.  

  • Apr 13, 2022
jaeggernaut said: @CrazyDrei , i was searching the net about this and came across this thread. what you said puts my mind a bit more at ease but I can't get a straight answer from ford, the dealer or the rack maker. maybe you can give me your thoughts. i have a 2019 expedition. roof rack capacity is 200lbs UNLESS you have the moonroof (which we do). then the limit goes down to 125lbs. i have a 160lb rooftop tent (which I bought and had shipped to me before I bothered to look at rack ratings.. ?‍♂️). i can get new crossbars from a third party (thule or yakima) that has a 160lb rating but if it wasn't the actual factory rails that was the weak point, why would the rating be different between having a moonroof or not? thanks in advance. Click to expand...
  • Apr 18, 2022
CrazyDrei said: jaeggernaut, Can you take a post a picture of your roof/roof rack/sunroof, looking back from the front of the Expedition? Manufacturer's recommendations are based on liability. It is not necessarily the actual dead weight rating of the roof rack or the roof but the safe load of the weight on the roof rack in all conditions of the vehicle's abilities. How much weight can you put on the roof rack for the Expedition to still meet all the NHTSA requirements which includes emergency maneuvers and top speed performance. Moon roof weighs approximately 50lbs give or take and raises the vehicles center of gravity thus taking away from the load manufacturer can recommend on the roof rack. If anything more than 200lbs w/o moon roof is the most weight that Ford will stand behind it makes no sense for them to make a roof rack especially cross bars that will hold more weight than that, once again liability. This is my assumption for the weight ratings. Now to get back to your initial question regarding the RTT... You have a couple options depending on what you plan on doing. Both of them will require at least one more cross bar and hopefully two more. 1: Add two more OEM factory cross bars. I am sure you can find them for really cheap if not free on craigslist, ebay, local pic-a-part or FB marketplace. Spread them so that they are over or as close to actual roof attachment points as possible to distribute the load most evenly. This will be more than sufficient to attach and keep the RTT on your roof. 2: 2 sets of either Yakima or Thule cross bars, attached to the factory rails. This will be a much stronger and sturdier setup and will help you sleep much more comfortably on the roof. I would start cheap, with 2 more OEM cross bars, mount the RTT and see how it works. See what you like and dislike about it. Drive around, open it up and crawl in there in your yard and decide if it is good enough or if you want more stability and go from there. Hope this helps, have fun and most important post some pictures of the progress! Click to expand...

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Ford Roof Rack Weight Limit: Expedition, Escape, Explorer, Edge, Flex

Ford Roof Rack Weight Limit

Today we are going to talk about the Ford roof rack weight limit. If you exceed the maximum weight capacity, which can make your car unstable, losing control while driving. That’s why everybody should be careful about how much they can load their car roof to avoid any risks.

The maximum roof rack weight for a Ford could be as low as 0 lb (for example, Ford Escape 2021 with moonroof) and as high as 200 lbs (for example, Ford Expedition 2021 without moonroof).

There is something dangerous if you load on the roof rack; you should remove it from the roof. Please read on to find out the details.

The Weight a Ford Roof Rack Can Hold

According to the Ford owners manual :

Expedition Roof Rack Weight Limit

  • 2018-2021: 125 lb (56 kg ) (vehicles with moonroof)
  • 1997-2021: 200 lb (90 kg) (vehicles without moonroof)

Ford Expedition is a full-size, extended-length sport utility vehicle (SUV) version of the Ford F-150 pickup truck. It was introduced in January 1997 and produced nearly 20 years by Ford Motor Company.

Ford Expedition without moonroof can have a maximum of 200 lbs(90kg) loaded on the roof. Ford Expedition with moonroof is only allowed to have a maximum weight of 125 lb(56kg) load, including the weight of rack and accessories.

Escape Roof Rack Weight Limit

Ford escape with moonroof.

  • 2020-2021: 0 lb (0kg)
  • 2013-2019:45 lb (20kg)

Ford Escape Without Moonroof

  • 2001-2021: 100 lb (45kg)

Ford Escape is a range of small to mid-size sport utility vehicles (SUVs) produced by Ford. Introduced in the 2000 model year, it was named the North American Truck of 2001.

Ford Escape without moonroof is allowed to have a maximum roof rack weight of 100 lb(45kg) load on the roof rack, including its weight and accessories. However, Ford Escape with moonroof is only allowed to have 45 lbs(20kg) load on the roof, which means that no more than 20kg can be put on the car roof rack with this SUV.

However, Ford Escape 2020-2021 model with a moonroof is not recommended to load your cargo on the roof ( 0 lb ). If you pack anything on your roof, you will be at your own risk and may void your car warranty.

Explorer Roof Rack Weight Limit

Vehicles with moonroof.

  • 2020-2021: 75 lb (35 kg)
  • 2016-2019: 45 lb (20 kg)

Vehicles without Moonroof

  • 2020-2021: 165 lb (75 kg)
  • 2006-2019: 100 lb (45kg)
  • 1999-2005: 200 lbs (90kg)
  • 1996-1998: 100 lb (45kg)

Ford Explorer is a range of SUVs manufactured by Ford since 1996. Explorer also has the highest towing capacity of any SUV in its class.

The model years of Ford Explorer and the design with or without moonroof will determine the maximum load weights on the roof rack. Range from 45 lbs (20kg) to 200 lbs (90kg) , including the weight of the rack. Please check the details information above.

Edge Roof Rack Weight Limit

Vehicles with a moonroof.

2021: 0 lb (0kg)

Vehicles without a moonroof

2007-2021: 100 lb (45 kg)

Ford Edge is a mid-size SUV manufactured since 2007 by Ford. The Edge was previewed at the 2006 North American International Auto Show as a concept vehicle, with the production version debuting in late 2006 for the 2007 model year.

Ford Edge without moonroof is allowed to have 100 lbs(45kg) load on the roof rack, including its weight and accessories. Ford Edge with moonroof is not recommended any load on the roof, which means that 0 lb can be put on this car with a moonroof.

Excursion Roof Rack Weight Limit

2000-2005: 200 lb (90 kg)

Ford Excursion is a full-size, extended-length sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the Ford Motor Company from 2000 to 2005. It was marketed in North America under the Ford brand and Mercury brand.

The maximum weight allowed on the roof rack is 200 lb(90kg) , including the weight of the rack and accessories.

Flex Roof Rack Weight Limit

2009-2019: 100 lb (45kg)

Ford Flex is a crossover SUV produced by Ford. It is the second vehicle labeled a “crossover” to be marketed by Ford.

Ford Flex is allowed to have 100 lbs(45kg) of load on the roof, including its weight and accessories.

Freestyle Roof Rack Weight Limit

2005-2007: 125 lbs (57 kg)

Ford Freestyle is a mid-size crossover manufactured by Ford from 2005 to 2007.

The maximum weight allowed on the roof rack is 125 lb(57kg) , including the weight of the rack and accessories.

Transit Roof Rack Weight Limit

2020-2021: 419 lb (190kg)

Medium-Roof

2020-2021: 331 lb (150kg)

2020-2021: 220 lb (100kg)

Maximum Load Value (Inside Van):

2015-2021: 1125 lb(5,000N)

Ford Transit is a range of vans (panel vans, pickup trucks, and chassis cabs) manufactured by Ford since 1965. It is the best-selling van in North America.

There are three types of Ford Transit: Low Roof, Medium Roof, and High-roof.

The maximum weight allowed on the Low Roof van’s roof rack is 419 lb(190kg) , including the weight of the rack and accessories. No more than 331 lb (150kg) can be put on Medium Roof Van models. There’s a 220 lbs(100kg) limit for High Roof Vans models.

Things to consider before putting a load on a Ford

If you put a load on the Ford roof rack, please keep in mind that it will impact your car’s handling and fuel economy.

It is not recommended to place any luggage on the rack when driving at high speed for a long distance, which may cause a problem with vehicle stability and a higher likelihood of an accident.

Here are the things to be considered before putting a load on the roof racks of Ford vehicles.

You need to consider the balance.

The weight of luggage should be distributed evenly around the roof rack. Balance is crucial for avoiding car accidents, especially at high speed.

If you have too much weight on one side, the center of gravity will be changed, and it may cause a problem with vehicle stability and the potential for an accident.

Heavy items should be evenly distributed and close to the center of the roof rack. You should avoid placing heavy items on the edges of car roofs which may cause a problem with vehicle dynamics and lead to an accident.

Consider the height and center of gravity.

The height of the load should be considered because it may affect the car’s center of gravity.

The center of gravity is a center from which objects are equally balanced, with all points being equally distant from this point. Therefore, including the height of luggage in your calculation can reduce the likelihood of an accident.

The center of gravity will be higher if you put heavy and bulky objects on the roof rack. Your car will be easier to flip over if the center of gravity is too high.

You should also find out the maximum height allowed on the road before putting a load on the roof rack, so you don’t hit anything on the road, like overpasses, street lights, pedestrian bridges, trees, wire, or signs.

Consider the weight

Do not exceed the maximum load limit, which will put your vehicle at risk for accidents and problems with stability during high-speed driving.

Please make sure to check your Ford roof rack weight limit information above for your vehicle model before packing weight onto the rack.

Consider the ease of accessibility.

It would be best if you considered how to get your items in and out of the car. If they are in the trunk, you can access them easily.

However, if your items are on the roof rack, it may be very difficult to get in or out of your vehicle, especially when they’re heavy.

Don’t put items on the roof rack that you need to access frequently.

When putting heavy items on top of a high vehicle, consider how far they are from all sides of the car so you won’t have to climb or jump off the car every time you want something out of it. It may cause serious injury if someone else is around when trying this type of activity.

Consider the weather.

You should be aware of the weather forecasts before putting a load on top of your vehicle.

If there’s a strong wind, rain, or snow forecasted, you should avoid putting anything on top of the car, especially when it may cause any problems with vehicle stability.

Wind speeds often increase with height. Therefore, when driving with bulky items on your Ford roof rack at high speed, you should consider the potential for these items to change or affect your vehicle’s stability.

Fasten all the items on the roof rack.

Please remember that it is illegal to drive with an unsecured load on top of your car.

If the items you put on the rack are not fastened securely, there’s a possibility they could blow off and hit other road users or pedestrians.

You should always tie down any luggage or objects to the car’s roof rack with a sturdy rope to prevent objects from flying off and causing injury to road users.

You should also check what you’re allowed to do in your location, as some areas may have more strict laws or regulations about driving with loads on the car roof. If you’re not sure what the legal requirements are where you drive, it would be best to find out before doing it.

Think about wind resistance

You should also think about wind resistance.

Tall or bulky items like luggage or camping gear could increase the wind drag on your car and may even affect your car’s ability to go at high speeds efficiently.

Please make sure to keep the distribution of weight in mind when packing heavy objects onto racks on top of a vehicle.

Things to Avoid on the Ford Roof Rack

For safety purposes, you should avoid putting the following items on top of your vehicle.

Avoid all the liquids from the roof rack.

Please remove all liquids, such as water, fuel, or oil, from your Ford roof rack. The liquids will shift when the car is moving, which may cause you to lose balance.

If the container on the roof is leaking or has a crack in it, it could become a danger while driving or braking.

Please keep all liquids away from your Ford roof rack.

Avoid too heavy items on one side.

Please always keep this in mind while putting heavy objects on top of your car so you can avoid unnecessary risks and accidents.

If you’re putting heavy items on the roof rack, it is best to distribute them evenly.

It will help if you put them on both sides of the roof rack in an even manner.

If they are unevenly distributed, it could cause unbalance when driving or braking, which may affect the stability of your car.

Avoid too bulky items.

Please do not put too heavy or bulky items on top of your Ford roof rack.

If they are too bulky, the wind resistance will increase dramatically.

If you’re driving on a highway, it may affect your control over the car greatly.

Avoid loose items.

Please always make sure to secure all items on the roof rack.

If the items are not securely fastened, they may come off and hit pedestrians or other road users, which can cause severe injury or even death to them.

It is best to tie them down with ropes while putting them on top of your Ford roof rack.

If they are not tied down, you could lose grip, and they may come off while driving or braking.

Avoid driving fast and making sharp turns.

Please do not drive too fast or make a sharp turn with a load on top of your Ford roof rack because it could significantly affect your control over the car.

If you’re making a sharp turn, the load may shift and unbalance the car.

You could lose control over the vehicle easily and cause an accident or damage to your car.

Please drive safely and keep the weight of the items on your roof rack in mind.

When driving, you should always think about road conditions, safety precautions, and sticking to legal requirements.

You should also check what you’re allowed to do in your location as there may be more strict laws or regulations where you live depending on where you drive.

If you are not sure of the legal necessities, it would be best to find out before doing so.

Avoid packing without a roof rack.

If you don’t have a roof rack on your Ford vehicle, it is best to avoid putting the luggage or objects in the car.

Load heavy items on your Ford roof without a roof rack may damage the roof or your car’s paint. Please keep this in mind: the car roof is not designed for carrying heavy objects.

What not to pack on a Ford roof

Things you should never put onto a Ford roof rack include:

  • Loose items that can fall off and hit someone or something.
  • Sharp, jagged edges or items with sharp points.
  • Items that are over height, over width, or overweight.
  • And, of course, items exceed load capacity.

How do you pack your items on the roof rack?

1) The heavier things should be placed as low as possible on the Ford roof rack.

2) Please distribute all heavy and bulky objects evenly on both sides of the roof rack.

3) Make sure that everything is completely secured before you start driving with it on top of your car. It is best to tie them down with ropes while putting them on top of your Ford roof rack.

4) Please keep the items within the boundaries of your roof rack.

5) The items should never exceed the load capacity of your roof rack.

6) You should always check out what you’re allowed to do in your location as there may be more strict laws or regulations where you live depending on where you drive.

7) Always think about safety first and driving safely.

Wrapping up

Never place loads directly on the roof panel. The roof panel is not designed to carry a load directly.

Make sure that everything is within your roof rack’s capacity limit.

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6 Interesting Ford Excursion Roof Rack to Choose From

  • by Pratisrutee Mishra
  • Updated on July 15, 2021

Ford Excursion Roof Rack

There are so many ranges of choices available for  ford excursion roof rack  online and offline. If you search for the best fit for your car, you are finally at the right place. Some interesting spiced-up discussion will surely help you make a choice. The best thing about the various systems available today is made as such to facilitate risk-free installation.

The benefits of adding a roof rack on your ford model are that it helps you travel with your luggage without occupying your sitting space. It is, however, the most basic use of a roof rack. Other than luggage, a roof rack can hold your bicycle to the hiking spot away from your home. Also, when you go for a long ride with your dear ones, the ford excursion roof rack will hold the necessities for you.

Factors That Affects Selection

There are innumerable factors that might affect one’s choices while buying a product . Some of these are primary concerns such as finance, durability, quality, and worth for the price. The dilemma gets sorted only when you are capable of relating and comparing different available choices. Also, going through the features of all the racks can help you decide on the perfectly fitting product for your model.

6 Types of Ford Excursion Roof Rack to Choose

The racks can be differentiated based on structure and system of grip. Other than the material aspect, which is wholly dependent on the manufacturing, one can choose their ford excursion roof rack   according to your needs. If you are an adventure lover, you would be ready for an instant hiking session in your leisure with these racks. In case you are a family person, trips are always better together.

1. Timberline system

Timberline system Ford Excursion Roof Rack

This system of racking is ideal for vehicles that have raised roof rails. It is a complete base rack system to hold your luggage when you are out for a trip. The crossbars are qualitative and durable, and so are the timberline towers. The instructions come along with the product package, which helps manual install your ford excursion roof rack   all by yourself. The dimension of the small size system is measured to be 133.35 x 19.05 x 10.16 cm; 7.26 kilograms. The minimum cost of the product is found to be $354.

  • Base rock system
  • No clips required
  • Qualitative timber towers
  • Limited lifetime warranty

2. Skyline System

The ideal skyline design is specifically beneficial for the Ford models that have fixed points and tracks. It adjusts itself on the roof of the vehicle by the excellent feature of landing pods. The advanced structural railing is sleek and compatible with all types of bars. The installation of this ford excursion roof rack takes comparably less time. The product dimension is 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches x 1.81 Kg in the least. The minimum commercial price is $225 for the product.

  • Secured design
  • Sleek and strong built
  • Easy installation

3. Ridgeline System

The best use of this rack is when you have a car model with flush-mounted railings. The best fit and look will come up when used on a round-lined roof. It is accompanied by the specific ridge clips that make the product most capable. The design gives an aerodynamic aesthetic look to the car. The clipping makes it a versatile fit on Ford models. The dimension of the product measured as 5 x 5.25 x 3.5 inches; 0.56 Kg. The product is commercially available at $225 online.

  • Advanced and strong built
  • Unique clip design
  • Aesthetically pleasing

4. Railbar System

railbar system

The specific design of the RailBar ford excursion roof rack is to give the vehicle a modern aesthetic look. The low-profile system makes the setup look like its very own construction. The installation is easy with the help instruction book because of the T-slot style. It limits the drags and hangs, making the load look clean and organized. The dimension of the product is ‎37.88 x 5.13 x 2.75 inches x 2.35 Kg in the smallest. The product commercially costs $229 in the minimum.

  • Seamless appearance
  • Prevents displacement
  • Prevents noise production

5. LockNload System

LockNload System

The specialty of this system is that it holds your goods accurately tied up to the roof. This ford excursion roof rack is built to serve the heavy-duty necessities of the car owners . The strong aluminum railing secures the luggage throughout the journey, no matter how far your destination is. The T-slot attachment feature makes it one of the most versatile products. The dimension is measured to be 55 x 24 x 5.5 inches x 20 Kg. The price of this product ranges from $229 to above $350.

  • Side to side slot design
  • Durable and reliable

6. Flushbar System

Flushbar System

The ford excursion roof rack   design here is designed to prevent overhanging, ultimately providing a clean aesthetic look to the car. It also holds the goods from displacing during the ride. The system flexibly settles with all the shapes of roofs. Therefore it is one of the randomly selectable products among the rest. The dimension of this product is measurably ‎ 42.75 x 7.75 x 4.13 inches x 1.72 Kg in the least. The commercial range for this product is $186-$249.

  • Easy lock system
  • Versatile design
  • Premium quality built

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What is the ford excursion roof rack weight limit?

There are many racks available that facilitate different specific functions. Some of these racks can bear up to 60kgs , while some other can barely bear 30kg . One can choose from the types according to their necessities and budget.

Is ford excursion roof rack removal manually possible?

Yes, it is possible to remove the roof racks manually. Here are the steps that you can follow:

  • Adjust a roof rack ladder to access the roof better
  • Reach for the 2 bolts holding it and carefully unscrew
  • Reach for the 2 main parts (front and rear crossbars) and remove it
  • You can similarly remove the parallel bars as well

FAQs Related to Ford Excursion Roof Rack

How to install ford excursion roof rack manually.

The available racks are versatile and easy to install. The rack packages come with the instruction chart. One can fix the racks on the roof by following the steps accurately. The first step is to assemble the rack components, and the final step is to fix them on the roof.

What is the price range of ford excursion roof rack systems?

The price range varies due to the difference in raw materials, the difference in size, and the specific service. The rough range of the roof racks available for Ford models is $150-$500 online and offline.

Where to get a ford excursion roof rack ladder?

The racks available online are accompanied by different accessories. One can buy the ladders as per their convenience based on type and height online after setting the rack on the roof. The rack ladders are commercially available in the range of $10-$50.

Difference in Choices

The quality of the  ford excursion roof rack  depends on the quality of raw materials used to manufacture the same. Usually, the materials used for making these racks are aluminum and rubber. Sometimes people prefer stainless steel rods in place of aluminum because these make the Ford rack more durable and reliably strong to hold heavy weights and large objects.

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  • Oct 3, 2020

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Looking to see if anyone has any figures on the impact (if any) of adding aftermarket roof rail cross bars. I have the factory cross rails and they have a capacity of 125lbs. I also have Thule Aeroblades from my old Explorer which have a capacity of 200lbs. My question: Is the 125lbs factory limit, that of the cross bars, or the side rails? Thanks in advance.  

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From the manual, it says the roof (w/o sunroof) says 200 lbs, does it not?  

Expedition Dave said: From the manual, it says the roof (w/o sunroof) says 200 lbs, does it not? Click to expand...

Fozzy

When I bought my roof rack the store said the 125lbs sunroof limit and the 200lbs non sunroof limit are the max loaded dynamic weight rating evenly distributed. That means you can drive with this amount of weight on your roof. It affects the total vehicle load rating and it’s handling characteristics. The glass and all the motors and mechanisms must weigh 75lbs that is taken away from the roof top load rating. Adding a higher CG. Manufacturers don’t want a top heavy vehicle rolling over and getting sued. I asked how people use the roof top tents. If they can only hold that much weight. They said that is a static load or non moving load. They said most manufacturers do not list the static load limits. That is why they offer the HD load bars to support the weight of people on the roof inside their tents. RTT can weigh anywhere from 100lbs to 200+lbs depending on brand and model. This may bust your dynamic load rating so you need to be mindful what’s on your roof. But they said if I had the HD bars (200 lbs.) and a 200lbs rated RTT I could put 400lbs of people and gear in the tent evenly distributed. I can tell you from experience that the factory crossbars are very flimsy. My rack had a lot of movement and vibration with the factory crossbars. I installed the HD bars and it’s solid as a rock now. When my roof is loaded with two boxes of tools, Maxtraxs, awning, lights, brackets and the weight of the platform itself. I am around 200lbs. No problems in a year of use. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk  

Wayne Decker

The cross bars that came with my Plati with sunroof are labeled 90kg max. So you are not allowed to put any pounds up there, only kilograms.  

Wayne Decker said: The cross bars that came with my Plati with sunroof are labeled 90kg max. So you are not allowed to put any pounds up there, only kilograms. Click to expand...
  • Aug 3, 2021
Fozzy said: When I bought my roof rack the store said the 125lbs sunroof limit and the 200lbs non sunroof limit are the max loaded dynamic weight rating evenly distributed. That means you can drive with this amount of weight on your roof. It affects the total vehicle load rating and it’s handling characteristics. The glass and all the motors and mechanisms must weigh 75lbs that is taken away from the roof top load rating. Adding a higher CG. Manufacturers don’t want a top heavy vehicle rolling over and getting sued. I asked how people use the roof top tents. If they can only hold that much weight. They said that is a static load or non moving load. They said most manufacturers do not list the static load limits. That is why they offer the HD load bars to support the weight of people on the roof inside their tents. RTT can weigh anywhere from 100lbs to 200+lbs depending on brand and model. This may bust your dynamic load rating so you need to be mindful what’s on your roof. But they said if I had the HD bars (200 lbs.) and a 200lbs rated RTT I could put 400lbs of people and gear in the tent evenly distributed. I can tell you from experience that the factory crossbars are very flimsy. My rack had a lot of movement and vibration with the factory crossbars. I installed the HD bars and it’s solid as a rock now. When my roof is loaded with two boxes of tools, Maxtraxs, awning, lights, brackets and the weight of the platform itself. I am around 200lbs. No problems in a year of use. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Click to expand...

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I did the roof rack thing years ago and hated everything about it. Eventually, I picked up a hitch-mounted cargo rack and one of these . It's far easier to load/unload and I can just remove it and take it with me when I arrive at my destination. They're also stackable (straps required as they don't have a built in locking mechanism like rolling toolbox systems).  

  • Aug 4, 2021

Roof loads are a funny thing. In considering a massive Thule type box in the future, I added an extra factory Ford bar to displace and better secure whatever that box/future held. Still, for the hardtop Expy I would question 200 pounds on the roof being thrown side to side "warbling" during serious, extended off-roading (and I will qualify what that is: routinely lifting one wheel off the ground). Ronnie Dahl and 4xoverlanding (YouTube) go into it quite a bit, and failures. I don't know of anyone else here but the Foz and the new guy here from Kingdom Overlanding (YouTube) who have done more with weight on the roof and serious off-roading so I will defer.  

  • Aug 6, 2021
MichelePeq said: Would you be willing to let me know which roof rack you purchased? I’ve been looking and cannot find one for mine! Much appreciated Click to expand...

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    Ford Expedition Forum. 4th Gen - 2018 - 2024 ... When I bought my roof rack the store said the 125lbs sunroof limit and the 200lbs non sunroof limit are the max loaded dynamic weight rating evenly distributed. ... who have done more with weight on the roof and serious off-roading so I will defer. Aug 6, 2021 #10 Fozzy Full Access Members ...

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