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I have a roof top cargo bag that was used with our previous vehicle that had a roof rack. My EX is not equipped with a rack and it’s not looking like Thule is going to put out a retro fitted solution.
I can across some “hook straps” that attach to the pinch weld underneath the door weather strip. I took a look under the driver and sliding door weather strips and it looks like it would work. Just wondering if anyone has tested similar hooks with their cargo?
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I would be worried about causing damage to the finish and leading to rust. Can you get a hitch cargo carrier instead?
I hear that. Maybe a padding in between the car and strap. It’s only a temporary fix to get from point A to B and back.
I’m covered on the carrier. Just trying to free up some space on the inside.
 

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You could checkout the sea sucker monkey bars. I have the EX as well and am planning to try them if we need to use our cargo box.

 

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You could checkout the sea sucker monkey bars. I have the EX as well and am planning to try them if we need to use our cargo box.

I looked into those and if I had a cargo box I would be motivated to invest in the monkey bars. But since I have a cargo bag and that we rarely use it anyway I wanted to try something else first.

I would never carry anything of the amount weight it would take to crush the roof. Something like 1500lbs. And as far as scratches go, I’ll put down a cargo blanket.

Trying the hooks and straps out this weekend when we go get our Christmas tree. I’ll post before & after pictures when we get back.
 

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You're going to end up crushing your roof. There's not enough support under there for this kind of load. There isn't likely to be an aftermarket solution. I'd suggest looking at a tow hitch solution.
Not going to crush my roof. Not sure how you assumed I would without knowing what I was even planning to carry. The roofs are legally supposed to support a high amount of weight in case of roll over per Department of Transportation. And my previous posts show I already have a tow hitch solution. Thanks for your input though, good luck with your Carnival.
 
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