We really enjoyed using this carrier. We bought it from Walmart.com and it was ready to be picked up the next day at our local store! Wonderful! After being secured on our roof rails for a week of vacation in south FL (with intermittent, heavy rains) there are no leaks!!! Looks great on the car, has lots of space, and was relatively easy to pack up and unload. It did affect our MPG, taking it down by 2-3 MPG from normal. There was no rattling or other noise while driving, just a bit more wind sound. Pretty easy to put together(20 mins), but you'll need two people! Easy to install on car as well, and took about 30 mins. Had to adjust where the u- bolts went into the bottom on the carrier to match our car's roof rails, but it was easy to do because the alternate hole adjustments were indicated on the bottom material of the carrier. An excellent purchase!
Reese Carry Power Cartop Carrier
In stock at San Leandro, 1919 Davis St
About This Item
Reese Carry Power Cartop Carrier:
- Easy to assemble
- This rooftop carrier makes use of a lightweight steel frame
- Universal mounting hardware included
- Large open cargo space
- Easy to load and unload from 2 side pockets
- The Reese Carry Power carrier has a rainproof design
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|Manufacturer Part Number|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
18.25 x 8.25 x 23.25 Inches
Great cargo carrier!
A good economical option for more carrying space
I bought this for my Rav4. I needed the flexibility to collapse it when not in use so I still had enough clearance to pull into my garage. I did the installation myself in about 30 minutes. The hard part was getting the vehicle's roof rack aligned with the holes in the carrier. The carrier shell is designed to fit very snug once the internal frame is erected. This makes it a bit tough to expand into shape the first few times. The trick is to use the provided bracing bars as leverage when you expand the unit into shape. I used it to carry lighter items that would compress and fit in it well. Heavy clothing, folding chairs, carry-on luggage etc. all fit in there nicely. It seemed like I could keep stuffing it more and more. The bottom of the carrier never touched the car's roof like others have written. I think that has more to do with the vehicle's roof-rack than the carrier. It made a huge difference in the amount of room I had inside the vehicle. I drove through many rain storms and my cargo always stayed dry. Just recently, I noticed severe tears on the exterior shell and I have contacted Reese about getting it replaced under warranty. Still waiting their response. According to their website, all their products are warrantied for at least one year. If it wasn't for the shell tearing, I would have given it five stars. It does exactly what I need it for. I just won't keep it on my vehicle for extended periods any longer. It is kind of a pain to have to remove when not using but I don't trust the liner to hold up to normal wear and tear. I only had the carrier on my vehicle for about five months. http://www.reeseprod.com/warranty-information
The rain proof car top cargo carrier arrived a day earlier than it said do that was great . Assemble was complex but went well the instructions were fairly well put together. It looks good on the vehicle and fit the luggage rack rails as needed. The big problem is the amount of water that leaks into the unit. The baggage in the front was soaked and the bottom had water pooled in the bottom. So I would so that the unit is resistant to rain but definetly NOT rain proof as advertise. I was very disappointed in the performance of this car top unit.
Looked good online. Liked the idea of easy access from both sides. However the anchoring plates did not line up with the fixed crossbars on my 2014 Honda CRV. After some creative thinking and considerable time, was able to make an adaptation which looks to be safe and secure. Bought some metal braces at Ace Hardware which allowed bridging the 32 inches between crossbars. Also I am having problems strapping down the carrier in the folded position. Have called customer service for assistance and waiting for their call back. Ideas anyone? Also should add that putting the carrier together required considerable upper body strength which I do not have. Finally, there is no support on the bottom to keep contents from sitting on the roof top. Have inserted a piece of light weight plywood.
Leaky Mediocre Product
I've owned this roof carrier for almost two years now. Here is my honest experience with this. First of all, it was not at all "easy to assemble". As someone else here described, the parts were very tight and difficult to fit into the right configuration. I actually spent more time assembling this than I did putting it on my Jeep. Secondly it is NOT WATERPROOF. I live in southeast Texas. On my very first night here, there was a brief but very heavy thunderstorm. The next morning, all my pillows and bedding I had stored in the carrier were wet. They weren't soaked, but anything anywhere near the bottom or zippers had gotten wet from the carrier leaking. Thirdly, if you live in a humid climate, this thing will grow mold on it, both inside and outside. I keep my Jeep parked in a very-well-constructed carport, and the cover still got moldy just from being out in the humid air. I was able to clean it with Tilex bleach spray and water. So until I'm able to move back to a drier climate out west, this carrier is pretty much useless to me here. It's not a horrible product. It did what it was supposed to do, it stored gear out of the way on a long road trip move halfway across the country. But it's not a great product either. I chose it because it was more affordable than those hard plastic carriers. But if I knew then what I know now, I would've spent the extra money on a higher quality product. For the price I paid for this (nearly $100), I would expect it not to leak, especially since that is one of the things the manufacturer claims about it.
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