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Permanent Mount Roof Rack

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by nieciez, Mar 20, 2012.

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  1. nieciez

    nieciez New Member

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    Location:
    Virginia
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    Has anyone installed one on their Prius v wagon yet? Would love to see a picture if you have.
  2. recumbentbob

    recumbentbob New Member

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    V
    I thought about it but did not want to drill holes thru the roof.
    Too big a chance for water leaks.

    Bob
  3. Wanderer

    Wanderer Hybrid neophyte

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    Roof leaks can be mitigated with the right sealant. Butyl tape often used in windows is a phenomenal sealer. Older boats (70s) used it and are leak free today without intervention.

    If I needed a roof rack it would be removable. W
  4. tonyrenier

    tonyrenier I grew up, but it's still red!

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    What will a roof rack do to your CD. I use a Yakama only to transport my Kayak or bike. Otherwise, off it comes, even with the deflector I see a 2-3 mpg hit with it on.
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