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Old April 26th, 2010, 06:13 AM
ronward ronward is offline
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Roof Rack Options - Opinions

I'm looking for a low-profile roof rack for my 2004 D2. Low prifile because if I get a full rack, it will stay on the truck all the time and I need to be able to get in my parking garage at work. The Hannibal rack looks like it will fit (removable side and rear rails) and the RoverRacks low profile will as well (although will rub on the PVC pipe at the gate b/c it's 3" lower than lowest beam in the deck).

So my question for those of you with experience with the Hannibal is, is it worth the money?

Another option for me is one of those hitch receiver baskets, but I don't like the thought of that at all. Finally, a half-rack that I can remove and install when needed would be an option. Only version of this I have seen is also from RoverRacks.

I'm looking for a rack to allow me to put my 1650's on top and free up space in the back for cooler and other gear for camping weekends.

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Old April 26th, 2010, 06:59 AM
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I think the SD low rack is dead sexy and I would love to have one on my '04. I don't have sunroofs and I already took the tubes off the roof.

I like looking at Aaron's roof rack here on EE.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 07:08 AM
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The Baja rack from Columbiaoverland.com requires removing the factory "bars." Do the 2004 thick roof bars come off easily or is removal of the headliner and interior bits necessary to get at them from the inside?
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Old April 26th, 2010, 07:23 AM
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You need to detach the forward section of the headliner but you don't have to completely remove it. I just let it sag enough to reach the nuts on the studs from the rails.

I removed the visors, entry/exit handles, and the central overhead unit. I think that was all I had to take off. It is a very easy job.

There is more information here.

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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:29 AM
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I have a Hannibal on my D2 and love it. I picked it up gently used for a grand and couldn't be happier about the purchase.

On mine the rear sunroof will not clear; it's not a big deal as that one won't open anyway.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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That's what I want. Stu can you measure the distance from the gutter to the top rail over the rear wheel?
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Old April 26th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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I'll get the measurements and some pics.

It'll be tonight or tomorrow evening before I get anything posted.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Ron,

From the bottom of the gutter to the top of the rack is just a hair over a foot. Apologies for the lack of precision.

I have removed the side and rear rails so it would be taller with those in place.

LMK if you have any other questions.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Thanks. Looking for one now.
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