Roof Weight Limits?

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I was just on the Yakima site. They now have the Bronco Sport listed in their configurator. Was looking at the locknload platform which is featured in some of Ford’s concept BS. It looks versatile.

The locknload is described as weighing 65 pounds. If I’m reading this correctly, that would limit me to 35 pounds of gear on top. (For reference, gas weighs 6 lbs per gallon, water is 8 lbs, a high jack lift is perhaps 27 lbs)

Dang moon roof!

What are you thinking about racks?
 

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I was just on the Yakima site. They now have the Bronco Sport listed in their configurator. Was looking at the locknload platform which is featured in some of Ford’s concept BS. It looks versatile.

The locknload is described as weighing 65 pounds. If I’m reading this correctly, that would limit me to 35 pounds of gear on top. (For reference, gas weighs 6 lbs per gallon, water is 8 lbs, a high jack lift is perhaps 27 lbs)

Dang moon roof!

What are you thinking about racks?
Yeah, moonroof, smh. Perhaps I might look into small trailers like some suggested, head up to Alaska to pick up a trailer!

https://valiantexp.com/the-452
 

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I was just on the Yakima site. They now have the Bronco Sport listed in their configurator. Was looking at the locknload platform which is featured in some of Ford’s concept BS. It looks versatile.

The locknload is described as weighing 65 pounds. If I’m reading this correctly, that would limit me to 35 pounds of gear on top. (For reference, gas weighs 6 lbs per gallon, water is 8 lbs, a high jack lift is perhaps 27 lbs)

Dang moon roof!

What are you thinking about racks?
Yes I like the locknload platform. For overlanding trips, I wound use that for gas, water, high jack, shovel, and recover boards.
 

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the exact reason why I opted to go without the BL package....

With that said.. the Rhino-Rack Pioneer SX platform (60x54") looks to be similar to the Yakima Locknload but weighs only ~48lbs
 

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Thank you! That looks nice. I see on their site that the Bronco Sport is not yet on the fit list but no doubt they will get there.
It's a platform... so wouldn't it just need the right mounting to crossbars?
I really know nothing about these though..

So unless you're looking for a direct mount to the stock rails.

I would assume that those will happen after the actual car is released on the market.
 

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I found a two-person roof top tent that weighs 100 pounds, so it would work with the BL+BL: https://adventure-ready.com/store/james-baroud-horizon-vision-rooftop-tent/

I found them from this blog on Seattle Met: https://www.seattlemet.com/travel-and-outdoors/2015/09/overlanding-the-cascades

If you all ever want to come to Washington to overland, let me know! :)
It's right at around 100lbs.. Would crossbars be needed (which adds additional weight) or can they be mounted directly on the BS' rails?

Also I'm sure you've seen the GFC Superlite RT already. It looks like the Superlight is longer but less width. 50x90" sleeping area and $1600

The James Baroud Horizon has a 59"x86"... as a fat and short person I'd like this better.. but its $2800 without the thermal barrier.

I'll stick with Hammock or floor tent camping.. too rich for my brokeself
 
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