Tell me your experiences with car roof racks.
So I'm in the market for a roof rack for my 2009 Subaru Legacy sedan. The main use will be to get a small 14ft, 75lb canoe to and from the local lakes and rivers. I may take a longer trip or two on the interstate as well.
Of course I know about Thule and Yakima, but I'm pretty "meh" on the look of them, as they seem to sit very high on the car. I'm wondering about some of the newer brands. I know nothing of Rhino Rack
, but they look just like any other, but a little neater. I think I'm most interested in the Prorack Whispbars
. I have seen photos of my model car with them installed, and they look very sleek and very low profile. Any reviews on these?
I'm also wondering about installing a removable rack at all, or if I should go with a more permanent install. My Subaru has no window frames, so the rack would have to install underneath the window seal on the car. It seems like this could make a lot of noise. Anyone have experience with a removable rack on a frameless window?