Roof rack for NP Pajero

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:59
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Can anybody suggest a roof rack (cage) for a NP Pajero with factory side rails. All I can find is rails and then try to find a cage.

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Reply By: RalfR - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 21:42

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 21:42
Rhino Rack are considered to be excellent.

http://www.rhinorack.com.au/

Choose "selector" and go through the process of enetering the car details. An option exists to select Pajero NP with factory rails. When you do this, the options a quite limited. Two bars only, total weight rated to 60kg for aero and HD bars. $280 with fittings.

By comparison, if you didn't have factory rails, you have 100kg max loading.

If you put a STEEL basket up there, you are going to lose a lot of your payload. You are therefore limited to a small-medium ALLOY basket with a max payload of 30 - 35 kg (guessing).

Check it out, the website is pretty good.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lee B (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:38

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:38
I think this is going to have to be my option.
Thanks for your suggestion.

Lee
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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 23:11

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 23:11
To be clear - you don't have crossbars?

If not then I had a similar setup on my Discovery (LandRover wanted close to $500 for the crossbars). I bought a cage (any brand will do) that was wider then the side rails then just put long U bolts diagonally under the rails then through the cage. Unfortunately this left the threads above the floor of the cage in the corners as the rails were too close to the roof at the back. Did many km without a problem. The stated dimensions for the widest part of the cage will be on the brochure as the "length".

If you have crossbars then ignore the above :)

Adrian
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Follow Up By: Member - Lee B (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:34

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:34
Adrian

Unfortunately the cage I have is exactly the same width as the side rails (bummer) so I will need to put some bars upfirst.

Lee
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Reply By: psproule - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 06:31

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 06:31
Get rid of the factory rails and install the Rhino track mount system. It looks factory and avoids the whole "tearing the factory hooks out of the roof" thing. Peace of mind.

We had a set on our NM, and when we bought the NP I just bought and installed the tracks myself. Anyone with a reasonable knowledge of how to drill metal could do it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lee B (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:36

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:36
I had thought about this and got turned off with the cost but it is something I will have to give some more serious thought to. Thanks for your input

Lee
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Reply By: kahziem - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 02:02

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 02:02
Go for the rhino unless you want to replace the bonnett because you luggage ended up on it. trust me, work in a dealer and seen it before
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