Category Archives: Cargo Saddlebag Tips

We like to post articles that address questions or problem areas that our customers have experienced using our products. The Cargo Saddlebags section gives helpful suggestions and tips concerning Rightline Gear Cargo Saddlebags.

How To Maximize Cargo Space and Fuel Efficiency

When a vehicle is designed to be fuel efficient, one of the first trade-offs is decreased cargo space.  Adding a car top cargo carrier increases your cargo space, but it also lowers your vehicle’s gas mileage. Our suggestion for maximizing cargo carrying … Continue reading

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Will The Cargo Saddlebag Work On Crossovers With Sloping Rear Hatches?

Some of the newer models of crossovers have rear windows and hatches with a greater slope than that of a minivan or SUV.  Our customers have asked if our Cargo Saddlebag will work on these type of vehicles using the … 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 Cargo Saddlebag And SUV Fairings

The spoiler, or fairing, on the rear of your SUV is the fin that sticks out at the top of your back window. Sometimes the fairing will hold a third brake light.  The side straps of the Rightline Gear Cargo … Continue reading

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Cargo Saddlebag Model Change 2012

In October 2012, Rightline Gear introduced a new model Cargo Saddlebag with several major design improvements. Because the product number, 100B90, remained the same for the new model, many of our retailers’ websites kept customer reviews that were given for … Continue reading

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Will The Cargo Saddlebag Damage My Vehicle?

Our in-house testing and many years of customer feedback have shown that when the top straps and the belt strap, the bottom straps, or both, are attached as our set up guide directs, the Cargo Saddlebag cannot move.  Once the … Continue reading

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Cargo Saddlebag Pole Frame Coming Out of Pole Pockets?

As part of our continual effort to improve our products based on customer feedback, we redesigned our Cargo Saddlebag in September 2012.  One major design change was to replace the hard plastic insert in the bottom of the carrier with … Continue reading

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Cargo Saddlebag Bottom Pole Frame Difficult to Assemble?

As part of our Mission Statement, we at Rightline Gear strive to have “A self awareness and transparency in areas that we need to grow.” Transparency includes sharing with you the areas where we have made mistakes and the measures … Continue reading

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Cargo Saddlebag Cross Pole Too Long?

The new version of our Cargo Saddlebag was released in October 2012. It features a bottom pole frame that replaced the hard plastic sheet in the previous model. We are sorry to say that in our first production run, the … Continue reading

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Cargo Saddlebag Pole Frame Push Buttons Hard To Depress?

In our initial production of the Cargo Saddlebag, some of the push buttons that lock in the bottom pole frame connection were reported broken. Our QC department checked into the issue and found that it was possible for the buttons … Continue reading

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