There are some steps that you need to learn before you attach any hitch mounted cargo carrier on roof car. Since every installation on different vehicle requires different step, you need to look for the proper cargo carrier first for your car. If you already find the proper one, then it’s time to try these tips.
Install Foot Packs
Since all cars with bare roof don’t have any factory and pre-installed racks, it will be necessary to attach foot packs first. After finish installing the foot packs, it’s time for you to attach fit kits and crossbars to make a complete system of roof rack. This tip can applied and added to the installation of all type of cars.
Attach Fit Kits
As custom-designed to ensure the best and strongest fit for your car, the process of attaching fit kits is need to be done properly. There will be some sturdy clamps included in the fit kits that will fasten to the outer edge of the pads and roof above on your car and contour to your car’s roof. Make sure you choose fit kits that can connect to the foot packs that you already installed.
Add Short Roof Adapters
It’s sure that all cars with bare roof are going to need to use a short roof adapter. This additional equipment will increase the capacity of your roof rack and also increase the distance between the crossbars for proper spacing to ensure the better and more weight on your cargo carrier. If you plan to carry a little bit extra weight of load, adding this equipment is recommended.
Those are some tips that you may try to do on your cargo carrier for more convenient condition. Anyway, you need start from the beginning if you have a car with bare roof. By applying those tips, you fill find yourself easier in attaching your hitch mounted cargo carrier.