A:Nigh car companies deal a ski or pedal torture frame-up for their vehicles. They don’t piddle them, course?chances are they’re purchasing from one of the big stand makers, slapping on a car-brand paster, and charging you 10 to 20 pct more the like detail sold done REI.
You could, e.g., get a set of Yakima Q Towers and crossbars, add thereto a Powderhound, which holds capable foursome pairs of skis, and strike with a identical gracious torment apparatus for upright complete $300. So that’s procession o’er what the bargainer wants. And course, the Q Towers can be the stand for all sorts of load-lugging options, from kayaks to baggage shells to bicycle racks. It would be a obliterable arrangement; I don’t recollect you need to beginning boring holes in your newish Cavalryman or deal the bucks to suffer a perm apparatus installed eventide earlier adding the ski-carrying part.
Thule’s eq scheme is reinforced round the Aero Pes Mob and the Flatcar Top Quartet Couple Ski Toter, climax in at equitable terminated $300. I can’t say Yakima is amend than Thule, or contrariwise. I use Yakima, so if you deprivation to be ilk the Train Guy?and who doesn’t??you can pee-pee your conclusion based thereon.
Thither’s besides a enough budget selection. Sportrack’s Modeling 1210 wrack holds quadruplet pairs of skis in carriers affiliated to a flexile whip that maulers to apiece face of the cap. And it’s alone roughly $80. The downside is that the golosh feet on the torment signature the ceiling and can mar the rouge if gritrock or sandpaper (lashings of that on roadstead to ski resorts, naturally) gets thrown abreast top of the car. And course, you can’t add early accessories thereto as you can with the Thule or Yakima setups. But if you lonesome wishing to extend skis, so it’s a near choice.