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Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier

Part No. 20052 Warranty  
HIGHLAND 48 In. multi-purpose rooftop bar carrier is designed to provide extra cargo space and carrying capacity for large, long items such as ladders, wood, and boxes. This is a short term storage solution meant to add space to vehicles with naked roofs from home to the store and back. This carrier can be put on and taken off in minutes.

Product Features:
  • Adjustable to fit most compact, mid-size and full size vehicles
  • Not intended to be used with cargo bags, cargo baskets, cargo boxes or rooftop accessories attached with u-bolts
  • Ideal for short term use
  • Great solution to carry ladders, wood, and more
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HighlandMulti-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier
 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (4)

Cons

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      (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Cheap Roof Carrier/Ladder Rack!

      By gcapp99

      from Port St. Lucie, FL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Tradesman

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Adjustable Width
      • Can Withstand Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bases Need Screw Tabs

      Best Uses

      • Ladder Rack
      • Vehicle Without Roof Rack

      Comments about Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier:

      My 2000 Dodge Caravan Base Model didn't have a roof rack. I got a job that required ladder work and quickly found out that it would cost about $400.00 for an aftermarket Roof Rack.

      I bought this Highland Rack knowing that I would need to modify the mountings because my van only has 1 sliding door on the passenger side- none on the driver side. Highland intends for the user to use the included straps & channel clips to attach it. Not an option if you don't have a sliding door on BOTH sides of your minivan.

      I drilled 3/16" holes in the corners of the bar mounts then permanently screwed them into my van's roof using #10X1" sheet metal screws, pre-drilling the roof with a 1/8" bit. I used a lot of silicone before and after installation to minimize rust on the hardware and roof attachment points.

      The ladder had a tendency to slide off the side of the rack. My solution to that was to drill 1/4" holes in the bars and use 1/4" threaded eyes as stops. The eyes also are a convenient place to hook bungee cords.

      It probably won't withstand a large load with lots of wind resistance, but that's not what I need it for. It carries a ladder just fine.

      NOTES: I also use ratchet straps front & rear on the ladder, hooked under the bumper to minimize the stress on the roof rack while traveling.

      THIS IS A CUSTOM INSTALLATION, NOT RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER AND MAY RESULT IN PRODUCT FAILURE THAT CAUSES ACCIDENTS AND/OR OTHER DAMAGES. CUSTOM INSTALLATION CAN ALSO DAMAGE THE VEHICLE ITSELF. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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      (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worthless Roof Racks

      By Not ANNs Customer

      from Stoneham, MA

      About Me Elderly Driver, Vet On Veterans Day

      Pros

      • Roofrack

      Cons

      • Cheap
      • Junk
      • Loose
      • Unreturnable

      Best Uses

      • Pigeon Perch
      • Trashcan Filler

      Comments about Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier:

      Bought thest to drive from ANNs Store 8868 in Stoneham,MA to Cape Cod.
      Loaded the lumber just like shown in Picture.
      Lumber almost slid off in the Tip Oneil Tunnel in Boston.
      Had to load lumber inside the car scratching inside.
      Tried returning this item;

      As s. Mgr Ann in Stoneham Mass said she could NOT give me store credit, because.
      1) She does NOT sell it anymore. (we located 2 in store).
      2) She could NOT find my name in her computer. (my fault again?)
      3) She has NOT sold any in the past month.

      This will be the last time I visit Advanced Auto Parts.

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      (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great product

      By Kelly James

      from Palm coast fl

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy to install
      • Very useful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car

        Comments about Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier:

        Great product only thing it needs is parallel bars from front to back to help with support when's using a bag on rack

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        (16 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Roof Denter

        By max

        from charleston, wv

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Held the kayaks

        Cons

        • Dented my roof

        Best Uses

          Comments about Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier:

          held down the kayaks but if you use ratchets over the kayks and into the cabin, it will dent the roof of your car

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          (40 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          cheaper than renting a truck

          By cliff

          from wilmington, ma

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Good value

          Cons

          • Feet dont stay on

          Best Uses

          • Car
          • Keep In The Trunk

          Comments about Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier:

          didnt have to ask anyone for a favor and now have something for the roof of my car instead of keep renting a truck, this product cost as much as renting one, and the store is close to home, product was ready for pickup when i got there and the guys were excellent thankyou

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          (45 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Good Enough

          By CJ

          from SC

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

            Comments about Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier:

            I was loking for something for a 1200 mile one way trip. They worked good enough with my alterations for occasional use. First the rack have to go into a door opening, limiting space on a 2 door car. The main issue is the clips were to short didn't stay clipped in the doorframe, therfore you can't get the straps pulled tight. If you opened the door the clips would pop off. I ended up using other straps to go from one foot of the rack then through the car and succured to the other foot. This worked great until it rained and the rain wicked in along the straps. Luckily I had a little more room and was able to put everything in side, thoug it blocked rear visability for the last hours of a 17 hour drive.
            They were good enough for the short term and the price was right.

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            • Q:

              How much weight can the bar handle. Is it easy to install.
              Asked on 4/28/2014 by paroda

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                I'm happy to help, Paroda! Highland states this Roof Top Bar Bar Carrier will handle 150 lbs evenly distributed. I've never installed one myself, however, they are designed for easy installation.

                Answered on 4/30/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              I have a tandem Kayak. Will this carrier work to transport it on a 2000 Chevy Impala?
              Asked on 1/5/2014 by Dave from Altamonte Springs, Florida

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Dave, glad to assist you! This 48 - inch multi-purpose universal roof top bar carrier is designed to provide additional carrying capacity and free up interior cargo space. This bar carrier facilitate hassle free installation by using straps and universal, non-marring coated hooks. The load capacity is depends on the vehicle roof.

                Answered on 1/6/2014 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              ITEM 20052 ROOF CARRIER
              DO U HAVE IN STOCK
              FREE SHIPING
              Asked on 9/26/2013 by UPEN from CARTRATE NJ

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier - Part No. 20052 is not eligible for Free Shipping offer. You can receive free Standard Shipping to your address in the continental United States on orders totaling over $75. Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. Territories are not eligible for Free Shipping offer. To qualify for free shipping, your order total must be $75 or more, after any promotional discount has been applied. Core charges, shipping and handling charges, fees, and taxes are not included in the calculation of order total. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 9/26/2013 by Morgan from AAP
            • Q:

              why don't you make the end clips just a LITTLE longer and they would work and you would have a good product!
              Asked on 9/4/2013 by jim from Virginia Beach

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                The Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier - Part No. 20052 comes in the size of 48" length and 4.9" height so as to fit most compact, mid-size and full size vehicles. It is not intended to be used with cargo bags, cargo baskets, cargo boxes or rooftop accessories attached with u-bolts. So the manufacturer has made this part in such a way that it is adjustable for most type of vehicles. If the end clips are lengthened it may not be compatible for few vehicles. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 9/5/2013 by Max from AAP
            • Q:

              What is the weight capacity? Will a Thule filled with misc college bound stuff be too much weight?
              Asked on 8/17/2013 by Cathy B from Westbrook CT

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier - part# 20052 is a universal roof top carrier. The load capacity depends on the vehicle roof. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 8/18/2013 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Will this product fit a 2007 Ford Five Hundred
              Asked on 7/22/2013 by Richard from Asheville, NC

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier - Part No. 20052 should fit your 2007 Ford Five Hundred. However, this product is universal and not a direct fit. Some modifications may be required for proper installation. Its load capacity is depends on the vehicle roof. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 7/23/2013 by Morgan from AAP
            • Q:

              will this fit a 1999 Honda civic lx
              Asked on 7/6/2013 by tom

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier - Part No. 20052 should fit your 1999 Honda Civic LX. However, this product is universal and not a direct fit. Some modifications may be required for proper installation. Its load capacity is depends on the vehicle roof. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 7/6/2013 by Morgan from AAP
            • Q:

              Two questions: 1. Could this be used to carry two bicycles? 2: Would this fit a 2013 Kia Soul+ ?
              Asked on 6/9/2013 by John from United States

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier - part# 20052 is universal and not a direct fit for your 2013 Kia Soul some slight modifications may be required for proper installation.The load capacity is depends on the vehicle roof. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 6/9/2013 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Will this fit on an 2008 Dodge Caliber?
              Asked on 4/19/2013 by rdp from Tampa,fl

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier (Part No. 20052) is universal and not a direct fit for your 2008 Dodge Caliber, some slight modifications may be required for proper installation. This bar carriers facilitate hassle free installation by using straps and universal, non-marring coated hooks. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 4/19/2013 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Would these racks be good to attach ski racks to and transport skis?
              Asked on 1/28/2013 by Teresa from New York, NY

              1 answer

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                A:

                The Highland Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier (Part No. 20052) designed to provide additional carrying capacity. It is made to fit car, van and suv. These bar carriers facilitate hassle free installation by using straps and universal, non-mar coated hooks. However, this part is universal and not a vehicle specific, some modifications may be required for proper installation. Specifications: Weight: 7.0 lbs, Color / Finish: Black, Height (inches): 4.9, Installation Hardware Included: Hardware included, Length (inches): 48, Material: Steel, Mounting Hardware Included: Yes. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 1/28/2013 by Steve from AAP
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