Using a Thule roof rack with a soft op

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Any mods needed to have this on?
 

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I was wondering if the top would support this. I'd like to do the same to carry paddle boards or a kayak. I suspect it's not advised but I wonder what the rated load is?
 
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Any mods needed to have this on?
No, Standard OEM top and Std Thule mounts and bars. I may use this Fri if I need the space, but may not
 

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Hmm yeah I wonder the weight rating on those plastic rain gutters. Let us know how it works out lol
 

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Would not trust this at all. The plastic is not strong enough - no, I have not tested it but seen them break when dropped. They are held on only by the four plastic clamps and the soft top itself. I would not chance it on the highway at all. They are not designed for load - just to help seal the doors and hold the windows on.

If it works let us know because I am looking for a good solution to my soft top rack need.
 

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I wonder how much weight this could be rated for if aluminum/steel replacement gutters were manufactured. Seems like a worthwhile endeavor for a rack manufacturer to target soft top owners.
 

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Never seen this. Is it stable? Seems like it would wobble with just the single connection to the vehicle.
It doesn't. It has 3 straps that stabilize it. I drove 2 kayaks on this thing over extremely high winds around the Mojave desert. You can also attach bikes to it and other cargo. It is a good system, it works, and you don't have to worry about your top or rain gutters or whatever.

It is kinda expensive though for what it is.
 

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Been looking at options to mount my skis in the winter on my soft top. Was this a one time proof of concept or have you been using the rack like that? What's the maximum weight you've thrown on top of the rack?
 

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