Need more cargo space for your Jeep Wrangler? Of course you do! You can never have enough supplies when it comes to off-roading. Even if you just want to make your Jeep look more badass by adding yet another mod to it, then this is for you. The Backbone and Pioneer systems made by a company called Rhino-Rack eliminate one of the Wrangler’s two weaknesses — the second being fuel-efficiency. When installing this modular roof rack system, you can turn the roof of your Jeep into a huge space to store coolers, totes, chairs, and anything else you can think of, putting all that surface area to good use.
Jeeps are built, not bought. You’ll want to utilize every possible part of the Wrangler to help with your outdoor excursions.
Rhino-Rack is based out of Australia, and this company has designed plenty of accessories for off-road vehicles. As one would hope, considering that the off-road movement can trace its origins all the way back to the wild and rugged Outback.
For more than 25 years, Roof-Rack has designed not only racks, but also rooftop tents and other accessories for adventurers. Because of this, products sold by this brand have gained quite the reputation. They’re now considered among the most durable and dependable off-road accessories on the market.
Most recently, Roof-Rack launched a versatile modular roof rack system for the Jeep Wrangler, which begins with the Backbone Platform, onto which the Pioneer Platform can then be added.
The Modular Roof Rack System Explained
To kick things off for the company’s versatile modular roof rack system, the Backbone Platform is required. This is installed with cast aluminum point-mounted pads affixed to the roof of the Wrangler by adding a steel frame to the interior. Why on the inside? For starters, it provides added security and stability for the aluminum pads and the rest of the system. Secondly, it won’t interfere too much with the Wrangler’s looks. That way, all you see is the badass roof rack — not the steel frame.
After this is tacked on, you can customize it from there. Since it’s modular in nature, you’re able to connect other Rhino-Rack accessories to it, such as the Pioneer Platform, which might as well be considered “Part Two” of the install process.
It’s a roof-mounted tray, that adds a whopping 800 pounds of dynamic load rating to the Wrangler, along with an extra 264 pounds of carrying capacity. Since Wranglers have a broad and strong roof, distributing that weight across it evenly and in a stable manner isn’t a problem.
Best part? Just like the steel frame on the Backbone Platform, it’s all done in a low-profile manner. So, it compliments the Jeep’s look, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb like most other roof-racks of this caliber would.
From here, you can add on even MORE accessories made from Rhino-Rack, to further tailor your cargo-carrying needs. Specially designed add-ons for carrying luggage, jerry cans filled with extra fuel, spare tire set-ups, tools, and so much more are available to equip your Wrangler as off-road enhancements.
What Separates Roof-Rack From Other Roof Racks?
While the Roof-Rack system costs more than a typical roof-rack system, it sets itself apart as 100% worth the price. How? Apart from being modular, it’s been designed for off-road travel, not for carrying kayaks to and from the boat ramp on the river. Therefore, it’s been designed, tested, and proven capable in extreme environments by Rhino-Rack, and the company has gone well beyond the extra Outback mile to ensure the capability of its modular roof rack system.