Affordable roof racks (fuel efficiency secondary)

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by Chrisffm, May 8, 2021.

  1. Chrisffm

    Chrisffm Junior Member

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    Hey, I’m looking for affordable roof racks (fuel efficiency secondary). I see Thule etc. costing like $400-600. Is there a viable option for like $200-300 out there? Having a hard time making a choice.
     
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    Determine what you want and look on Craigslist until you find something that works. For example, I bought a set of used OEM crossbars for our Sienna today on Craigslist for just $20. I've got a Yakima roof rack including snow ski attachments with mounting hardware for a variety of cars that I plan to sell on Craigslist when I get around to it. It would cost around $600 to buy it all today but I doubt that I'll get even $100 for it. I've test fitted it on our 2012 Prius v and it seems to work although I've never tightened it down and used it on the Prius. No, I'm not shipping it to San Diego.
     
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