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What Roof Rack Systems Are You Using?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by 74Shovel, Jul 29, 2023.

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  1. 74Shovel

    74Shovel New Member

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    We are going camping in three weeks and our regular camp rig is out of service. We want to install a roof rack on our 2013 Prius to carry some gear. But after searching the web for an hour and a half I am very worried about spending a lot of money and possibly getting something that is poorly made or doesn't fit. I would prefer a Yakima or Thule rack, but the cost for a new set-up is nuts (In the realm of $700 before tax and shipping!). I have been on e-bay looking for a used system, but it seems the sellers prefer to list the part names and numbers rather than what it's compatible with.

    Please let me know what you are using so I can make an informed decision. Thanks!
     
  2. black_jmyntrn

    black_jmyntrn Senior Member

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    there was a time I did use the thule on my prius but the MPG hit was more than I wanted to bear, that was with the basket and an extension in the middle. Plus, carrying a spare up top of the setup wasn't ideal for me.
     
  3. w84me

    w84me Active Member

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    I’ve used an old Yakima rack (q towers and q clip) on mine. The mpg hit is real.

    however if you look on Fb marketplace, you’ll be able to find everything used for cheap. Just need 4 q towers, 4 clips and round bars for a basic set up. In my area, you could piece it together for about 150-200