If you’re an adrenaline junkie who’s into extreme sports such as mountain biking, dirt riding, or even if you’re just an avid camper or hiker, you probably understand the struggle of wanting to bring as many pieces of equipment on your adventures, but not being able to because of vehicle storage space limitations. If that’s the case, perhaps it’s time to consider investing in a roof rack, so you can have the freedom to bring all the gear and equipment you want, without compromising on comfort and sitting space.
Roof racks are car accessories that can significantly improve your off-road experience by simply providing you with a safe and broad storage space beyond your trunk. Nowadays, roof racks are sold for specific makes and models of vehicles, in order to ensure a right fit. For instance, you can find roof racks for Mitsubishi Pajero sport gear customised, and safely and securely strap your bike, or kayak or canoe on it.
As a Mitsubishi Pajero owner, and an avid mountain biker, the first thing I did when looking for roof racks for Mitsubishi Pajero sport gear specific, was consider the type of rack, ideal for my vehicle. There are a couple of different roof racks, and while some wagons come with manufacturer-installed racks, they might lack the necessary components. Conversely, some vehicles don’t have roof racks at all, so you should check the category which your vehicle belongs to, and base your decision upon that.
In case your vehicle didn’t come with a manufacturer-installed roof rail, you can find a roof rack that can be bolted onto your roof with minimum modifications. All you need are brackets, a crossbar and a mounting adapter, and your roof will be good to go. On the other hand, some vehicles only come with side rails that are parallel on both sides of the roof. If your vehicle features two side rails, then you’re half way to getting a fully functional roof system. The only thing you need to add is a crossbar, which is the foundation of the roof rack.
And lastly, your vehicle may come with a stock set of crossbars and roof rails, in which case, all you have to do is install the ideal roof rack. The roof racks may require some additional mounting clamps or other hardware to ensure a proper and secure fit, but that’s not really that big of a deal.