For adventure-seeking souls, traveling by jeep to far-off places is a great idea. Most often, these enthusiasts like to take the doors and roof off to enjoy the open-air atmosphere. However, during the chilly winter season, removing the doors and roof is not a great idea. On occasions such as these, jeep owners may find a good reason to install the hardtop roof cover back into its place and turn it into a useful accessory that is by installing a jeep roof rack. In this article, we will walk you through the benefits of a roof rack and how to install it. So read on to know the details!
Any extra space you can get on your Jeep is always welcome. While traveling to campsites or into the wilderness, your luggage can occupy most of the space inside the cabin and that’s highly undesirable in case you have other people accompanying you on the trip. To make room for more passengers, a roof rack can be a great add-on for your jeep. Shift the luggage onto the roof and enjoy a comfortable journey.
Moreover, even if you are traveling solo or with fewer other people, you may want to sleep inside your Wrangler for reasons such as cold weather or safety concerns. In that case, you can turn the interiors into your sleeping space by using sleeping pad cushions. So, shifting the luggage onto the top makes it roomy for you to sleep inside your Jeep Wrangler.
For a thrilling trip, jeep enthusiasts like to take with them additional accessories. For instance, for trips near water bodies such as streams, it can be exhilarating to take canoes or kayaks with you to make your expedition even more adventuresome. Or if you are going for a hiking trip in a mountainous region, you may want to take bicycles or electric bikes with you. To carry around such voluminous equipment, a roof rack can be your ultimate solution. Even for other heavy accessories, roof racks can prove to be quite beneficial. When you install these racks, you don’t have to worry about carrying heavy equipment on your traveling sprees. You are free to decide what to take with you and not be concerned about the limited space anymore. Just make sure to tie the equipment securely to avoid any fall-offs and also make sure that the clearance while passing through an underpass is enough, else you may damage your canoe or kayak before even using it.
Watch this video to securely strap the kayak on your Jeep Wrangler for better understanding.
When voyaging to distant places in rural neighborhoods, your luggage may contain whatnot! While some items are harmless to be carried at the back inside the cabin, others can make the passengers’ journey uncomfortable, or even dangerous. So in these circumstances, placing such items on rooftops can remove the hazard of slip-offs and any untoward accidents. Travelers can move with safety and comfort to their destination.
What Luggage to Place onto the Roof Racks?
The key to maximizing space is understanding that there are after-market accessories that can help you do it. For Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator, one obvious modification can be installing a Jeep rack or rail onto the rooftop. With this addition, as we have previously described you can put all your extra luggage on the roof. The luggage that you can place on the rooftop may include first aid kits, sporting equipment, sleeping bags, camping accessories, heavy clothes if you are traveling during chilly weather, cargo bags, and oversized outdoor equipment. The possibilities are numerous and you can place anything you like on the rooftop and start your engine to go onto your next adventure.
Are confused Between a Roof Rack and a Cross Bar/ Roof Rail?
While the two foes are pretty similar in their functions, the direction of the bars varies in both of these. The roof racks are generally used for all kinds of luggage and equipment, and the roof bars are multiple and run along the direction of the jeep body. On the other hand, the jeep rails or crossbars, as the name suggests, run in a cross direction onto the top of the jeep. Jeep rails are mostly used for oversized voluminous off-road equipment such as bicycles, canoes, or kayaks as their design offers a better grip and helps them be placed securely on the jeep’s roof. All in all, both can be used to carry extra luggage and accessories on top of the Jeep and come in handy when you are running out of space on your Jeep Wrangler or even Jeep Gladiator.
How to Install a Roof Rack on Your Jeep?
With all being said about the significance of a roof rack, you might be reluctant to make its purchase because of the reservations regarding its installation process. We are sharing a video for you to follow so that you can install the roof racks with ease. One thing to note while purchasing, however, is the model for which the roof racks are suitable as mentioned by the manufacturer. Don’t miss out on this otherwise, your purchase may go in vain. Here is the video for a better understanding.
In a Nut-Shell
Overall, there are numerous benefits of installing roof racks on your Jeep. You may realize this once you hit the road after installing it. For a group of people traveling together, these racks can prove extremely advantageous by taking up all the load and freeing the space for you to travel safely and comfortably. For people with extremely adventurous spirits, these are a blessing in the sense that they can take water sporting equipment securely using the racks or may even consider taking a bike or a bicycle on a trip to the mountains. In every situation, installing a roof rack will be in your favor, especially for all kinds of trips to faraway areas. So install it today before embarking on your next journey. Happy traveling with luggage!