Roof Bike Rack

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by Osteoblast, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Osteoblast

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    I'm considering purchasing a roof rack for our V ... looking forward to hearing your findings.
     
  3. priusvgator

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    I've been waiting to order the same one. I need the surfboard rack for summer!
     
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    Looks good, watch the youtube video for a good laugh. Prius V wagen
     
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    $400? Really?
     
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    Osteoblast, have you had the opportunity to try out your new Thule roof rack?
     
  7. Osteoblast

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    Finally got it on, really easy installation with the help of Paul at Rack Outfitters. Interesting note, with just the Aeroblades installed, the car looked immediately better....with the Echelons on it looks MUCH better. The V has a slightly bulbous roofline ala the older Infiniti QX design, which the Echelon simply erased. The pictures don't do justice as to how (as my daughter put it) much more a masculine, aggressive stance it gives the car. Took the bikes to the Tour De Pickle in Mount Olive yesterday and it performed flawlessly (moonroof is great to keep an eye on things). Best mod yet.
     

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    The rack looks great! Thanks for the update. Would also be interested in hearing how the roof rack impacts your mpg average. :)
     
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    I ordered the same one for my surfboards. I just got it this week, unfortunately the inlaws are visiting so I won't have time to set it up till next week. I will post pics as soon as I have my boards on there!
     
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    Tip: If you spray the back of the strip that runs in the track of the AeroBlade with Armor All, it will simply slide in from the side. It is no fun pushing it in, all the way across.....The YouTube videos are INVALUABLE to understanding how it goes on!!
     
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    Have you noticed a decrease in economy?
     
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    Looks like you have the panoramic moonroof version. I am glad to see a rack is working for you, as I have seen some manufacturer's say that their racks aren't compatible with panoramic moonroofs. Working well I presume?
     
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