Over the past 2 yrs, here in the rural area in VA where I live, we have been subjected to some pretty powerful windstorms. Just yesterday while driving home from work a pretty good sized branch broke off and hit my XV. This is the 3rd time that a “large” branch has hit my cargo basket and NOT my roof in 2 yrs.
All 3 hits have been hard enough to slightly dent the rack. So you KNOW my roof would be very dented by now if it wasn’t for that roof/cargo basket.
This rack has been the greatest accessory I’ve gotten for this car. It’s saved my XV from some pretty significant damage. (Initially got the rack/cargo basket for looks. (I am only 5’5.75” and can’t use it anyway. LOL!))
Just thought I’d share that tid-bit.
Have a great weekend!
GET OUT AND DRIVE!