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Has anyone looked into, or purchased, a roof rack system for their Compass?

I'd like to get something so I can carry my canoe or kayak, and probably skis this winter.

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The Jeep dealer quoted me on the factory cargo box. The sport rails were approx 275 and the box was approx 550. They also have a canoe system and ski system but you need the sport rails for both.
 

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I'll be getting it installed (the sports racks) in the new year, so will let ya know when I go get it done.
 

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For Christmas I got the Sport Utility Bars part # 82209622, I ordered the Ski/Snow board Roof Mounts part # 82207308 yesterday, and picked them up today. There were none at my dealer's but they ordered them in from Montreal, next day delivery. I just finished the install and it was not too hard, it took about 45 minutes taking my time and reading the instructions. I could do it again in about 15-30 minutes. The front SUBar is wider than the rear one and they are marked with a sticker on the bottom letting you know which one goes where, front with a forward arrow and rear with a forward arrow. The SUBar locks also show a directional arrow. I installed the SUBars on the first and third slots on the roof rails. It looks a little funny with the Ski/Snowbard Roof Mounts on as the front one is on a slight forward slant. I will drive around a bit tonight and check the racks in the morning to see if I need to tighten them as suggested by the instructions. Hopefully we get some real snow soon so that I can try them out with my board strapped on too.

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kwc said:
Has anyone looked into, or purchased, a roof rack system for their Compass?

I'd like to get something so I can carry my canoe or kayak, and probably skis this winter.

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This thread has been dead for some time now . . . Just wondering if anybody has been carrying a canoe on their Compass?
I bought the factory cross bars and the canoe carrying attachment kit. Very nice equiptment. Surpasses the Thule rack I used on my previous vehicles. I was a little surprised to find you need to remove the rubber molding from the top groove on the bars to install the carrying parts.
My big question is what to do for front & rear tie down? The only thing I can see to do is run the bow and stern lines to the roof rack cross bars as the bumbers offer no place. There are no tow hooks.
 

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Hi,

We just purchased our Compass and were wondering what kind of luck you had hauling a canoe. We negotiated a set of cross bars for our vehicle and just picked them up today. We were a little disappointed to see that the bars were wide and flat and apparently not compatible with Thules or Yakima accessories.

Did you all ever determine a good way to transport your canoes (inc. front and rear tie downs)? We have an 18 ft canoe that ways around 80 - 90 lbs and don't want to skimp with the tie downs.



kwc said:
Has anyone looked into, or purchased, a roof rack system for their Compass?

I'd like to get something so I can carry my canoe or kayak, and probably skis this winter.

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This thread has been dead for some time now . . . Just wondering if anybody has been carrying a canoe on their Compass?
I bought the factory cross bars and the canoe carrying attachment kit. Very nice equiptment. Surpasses the Thule rack I used on my previous vehicles. I was a little surprised to find you need to remove the rubber molding from the top groove on the bars to install the carrying parts.
My big question is what to do for front & rear tie down? The only thing I can see to do is run the bow and stern lines to the roof rack cross bars as the bumbers offer no place. There are no tow hooks.
 

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I got the MOPAR canoe carring kit, comes with the four slide in mounts and great web straps. It works very well. The canoe is really held secure. I mount it as close as possible to the drivers edge, less forward visual obstruction and helps avoid the radio antenna.





They have a kayak mounting kit as well which I am sure is equally matched to the task.

As there is absolutly no front tie down, if you have a trailer hitch maybe you can tie down here other wise, as in front there is no tie down in the rear either. (Trail rated Patriots do have tow hooks which are great).

I run a painter from the bow and stern and tie it off to the roof rack cross bars for added security.
 

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Thanks for the info. You saved me the time and frustration of crawling around looking for a non-existent tie down point. I've always been over cautious with tying a canoe down but will probably do what you described. I believe the cross bars should be far enough apart that it wont be too big of a deal.
 
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