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  1. Which rack for 2017?

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Recently bought a used 2017 Ridgeline with no rack. We want to be able to carry paddle boards, canoe, bikes (while towing a trailer). There was no OEM rack so I'm considering buying one from EBay and installing myself. There's also Yakima/Thule but there more spendy than the OEM one. I also...
  2. 2G Homemade Kayak Rack

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I’m posting this because I got really frustrated trying to find a rack system that fit all my requirements for a good kayak rack on my Ridgeline. i started off with the factory rails, added cross rails from Amazo. Was not happy with how little support that provides for a long kayak. So here my...
  3. Vantech Rack side bars

    2G Accessories, Performance Parts & Modifications
    Question for the Vantech owners out there: Yakima sells this product for the Overhaul (link here: that allows you to utilize the side space between the two uprights. I initially was looking at getting the Overhaul rack, but...
  4. Custom truck rack set-up: Looking for feedback

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Basically, I'm trying to build a rail that mounts on the bed rail to be able to attach a Yakima truck rack while also using a tonneau cover. Yakima product Link: I've gotten the dimensions of an existing tonneau cover with built in slots that does work with...
  5. Bike Rack

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', Fishin' and Kayakin'
    Adding photos here of a bike rack I made for my 2019 RTL-T. It holds 2 bikes, across the bed in front of the trunk. The trunk still opens, and you can get a bunch of stuff in the back. I made these with about $40 of parts and an hour of time. Worked great this weekend for a 700 mile campout trip.
  6. Out of my Element into a Ridgeline.

    Greetings & Introductions
    Greetings from the Green Mountain State! Yesterday I traded in my 2010 Honda Element for a new 2017 Honda Ridgline RTL. I spend many months deliberating a suitable replacement and I can confidently say I'm very happy with my decision. I'm still a little sad about the Element as I had 7 fond...
  7. Front roof rack suggestions, with hi-rise canopy

    1G Exterior
    Front roof rack suggestions, with canopy Hi, We have a 2007 Ridgeline with a canopy that's higher than the front cab (not a lot, but enough to cause trouble). The canopy has Thule racks, the cab has no racks. My question is, what kind of rack system should we get to properly balance something...
  8. Notchiness in Steering at high speeds (65mph+)

    1G Problems & Issues
    I have had this problem before after receiving my car for repair after an accident. I drive about 45min-to an hour, one way to school and again back home, and the road I take has long, sweeping turns where this problem is very noticeable. When I brought the vehicle back last time and brought...
  9. Got a Vantech Gen2 or Gen3 rack system? care to share some pics?

    1G Exterior
    Hey guys. Thanks again for your support. We were just going through our picture files and we would love to get more pictures of your ridgeline with our Vantech rack system on it. We would love to see what you can carry and where. We love cool backgrounds, especially exotic ones. Please take...
  10. best way to transport 3 kayaks

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    In the process of buying a Ridgeline from a local dealer and trying to find info on best way to transport three kayaks that are 12 foot long and weight about 50 lb. each. It's looking like I will not be able to transport these on a roof rack from what I have read here. Can someone please comment...
  11. Bike & Cargo Carrier

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', Fishin' and Kayakin'
    I just thought I would post pictures of my homemade bike/cargo carrier. I have a long trip planned soon where I will be loaded up. I will be hauling a bike and a dorm room full of stuff so I needed extra cargo space. I considered all the options from hitch mounted bike hangers, bed mount, etc...
  12. Thule MOAB Basket Idea

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Hey Fellas, I have wanted to put a basket of some type on the top of my truck for sometime. I have had several other Thule products on past vehicles and think the Thule MOAB basket would be the ticket. I have done a little research and know that it comes with a kit that will mount to the factory...
  13. ladder racks

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I have a 2010 RTL - I'd like to be able to carry 12-14' kayaks, as well as a long carrier box in the future. I'm been looking at three different rack systems: This one above appears to be all steel, and not...
  14. Ridgeline Foldback Cover Rack?

    1G Exterior
    I plan a lot of trips to the mountain every season, and we rent houses for weekends, stocking up at a the local costco before we get under way. We fill the car up with visting friends, the bed up with food & luggage and normally the boards go on the roof-rack-- But I hate roof racks. I really...
  15. max distance between load bars on Thule or Yakima roof racks

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Hi, Does anyone know the maximum distance possible on an 07 RTX between the load bars on the third party racks? My objective is to gracefully mount a three piece, nine foot fly rod rack. (Link The manufacturer recommends at least 54 inches...