Category Archives: Car Top Carrier Tips

We like to post articles that address questions or problem areas that our customers have experienced using our products. Car Top Carrier Tips gives helpful suggestions and tips concerning Rightline Gear Car Top Carriers.

Closed End Forward For Car Top Carriers

The Rightline Gear Sport Car Top Carriers are designed to be aerodynamic and 100% waterproof, but only when they are installed correctly.  The carriers have a zipper that travels around three of their sides. The carrier’s 4th side, the closed … Continue reading

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Ratchet Straps Are Not Recommended For Rightline Gear Carriers

Occasionally we’ll hear that someone has used ratchet straps to secure their Rightline Gear Car Top Carrier, either because they felt the straps we provided weren’t sufficient, or because they felt it was prudent to be extra cautious. Certainly we … Continue reading

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How To Cut And Seal A Car Top Carrier Strap

Once you’ve installed your Rightline Gear Car Top Carrier and tightened down the straps, you may find that your straps are longer than needed.  The extra strap length can be secured by adjusting the strap’s tri-glide or by tying off the excess … Continue reading

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Sport Car Top Carrier Model Change 2012

In October 2012, Rightline Gear introduced new model Sport Car Top Carriers with several major design improvements. Because the product numbers, 100S30, 100S10, and 100S50, remained the same for the new models, many of our retailers’ websites kept customer reviews … Continue reading

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Which Rightline Gear Cargo Carrier is Right For My Minivan?

All minivans on the market today have sliding doors, which makes this question a little more complex than it normally would be. With a Roof Rack If your minivan has a Roof Rack, you can attach any one of our Rightline … Continue reading

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The Correct Use Of Car Top Carrier D-Rings

What is a D-ring anyway? A D-ring is a high impact plastic ring shaped like a capital “D”. The D-rings are located on the sides of our Sport, Edge, and Ace Car Top Carriers, and our Car Top Duffle Bags … Continue reading

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Non-Skid Roof Pad Noise?

The Rightline Gear Non-Skid Roof Pad sits under your car top carrier on the roof of your vehicle. It is designed to prevent your carrier from shifting on the roof of your vehicle and to protect the roof from damage … Continue reading

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Rightline Gear Car Clips – Proper Fit?

The Rightline Gear Car Clips allow you to attach any of our roof top cargo bags to vehicles WITHOUT a roof rack. The Car Clips are added to the ends of the cargo bag’s standard straps. The straps then clip … Continue reading

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Rightline Gear Sport Jr Carrier on Toyota Prius

Many of our customers drive the Toyota Prius in an effort to be energy conscious and to save $ at the gas pump. One problem – the Prius does not have abundant cargo capacity. That is where we at Rightline … Continue reading

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