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Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we’re going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack XTray Pro Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier, part number RRRMCB03.This measures 58″ long by 43″ wide, so there’s plenty of space on the interior of the basket to store a lot of gear, anything from your luggage to your sporting goods equipment to your camping gear, plus there are two thru axle mounts up at the front here to carry up to two bikes. This does have a carrying capacity of 165 pounds, but you always want to double check with your vehicle’s manual to make sure your roof can take those weights. We already have it partially installed on our roof here. I want to show you the rest of the process. It does come with all hardware necessary to tighten it down.How we start there’s going to be this plastic bracket that we’ve already installed here that goes in between your roof rack system and the cargo basket itself. On top of that, we have this metal bracket that’s going to kind of push into place here like so.
Then we have our two screws that go to either side. Then, finally we have our bottom bracket in which those screws go into. Take our included Allen tool and we’ll tighten those down till they’re nice and tight. We’ll try to do this as evenly as possible till it’s nice and tight and it’s not going to move either side.It does also have a nice aerodynamic shape to it plus it has a fairing preinstalled at the front here, and that’s going to help deflect the wind and reduce the wind noise and drag while you drive. How we have it installed here on this particular vehicle, we didn’t have an issue of clearance.
With our rear antenna here, we didn’t have to remove it plus we have more than enough space in between our hatch and the roof basket itself. That’s not going to be an issue either. There you have it for the Rhino-Rack XTray Rooftop Cargo Basket and Bike Carrier on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek.