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    Acadia ski rack

    Any Acadia (or traverse, outlook, enclave) owners have a ski rack on the GM cross bars? i've read the GMC crossbars are wide oval and i'm concerned i'll have trouble finding a rack to fit them.

    i'm just looking for an inexpensive option when traveling with lots of people in the car. normally skis would go in side in a bag but i can see 1 or 2 trips a year where i'd need them on the outside.

    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2016/17
    MT Snow - 12.30 1.7 1.29 2.4 2.11
    Attitash - 2.17
    Black MTN - 2.18
    Wildcat - 2.19
    Eldora - 4.7
    Snowmass - 4.10
    Aspen - 4.11

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    Any Acadia (or traverse, outlook, enclave) owners have a ski rack on the GM cross bars? i've read the GMC crossbars are wide oval and i'm concerned i'll have trouble finding a rack to fit them.

    i'm just looking for an inexpensive option when traveling with lots of people in the car. normally skis would go in side in a bag but i can see 1 or 2 trips a year where i'd need them on the outside.

    I have the Enclave and have a Barrecrafter box. It fits fine on the racks.
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    They aren't much of an oval. Maybe a very flat oval. I use both a Thule roof box and a Toyota ski rack (both were used on my old Sienna).

    Let me go take a picture.....



    oh, that's right, it's still sitting up in Rutland.

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    thanks for info, will go pick up the GMC bars (found for $125) and wait for a deal on a rack. hopefully something pops on tramdock or SAC.

    new ride -
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2016/17
    MT Snow - 12.30 1.7 1.29 2.4 2.11
    Attitash - 2.17
    Black MTN - 2.18
    Wildcat - 2.19
    Eldora - 4.7
    Snowmass - 4.10
    Aspen - 4.11

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    Nice rims. Here's a couple pictures for reference. One is the old dusty ski rack. The other is the roof box. Both styles work.
    Last edited by powbmps; Sep 24, 2010 at 3:07 PM.

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    My Thule box fits fine on my Acadia's cross bars without any special Thule adaptor kits. Not sure about a true ski rack though. The only thing with the stock GM cross bars for the Acadia is they sit quite low to the roof which when I'm putting my Thule box on isn't an issue for 3 of the 4 connector bars. That fourth one though, once the box is secured in the 3 other corners is a bit of a tight fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    My Thule box fits fine on my Acadia's cross bars without any special Thule adaptor kits. Not sure about a true ski rack though. The only thing with the stock GM cross bars for the Acadia is they sit quite low to the roof which when I'm putting my Thule box on isn't an issue for 3 of the 4 connector bars. That fourth one though, once the box is secured in the 3 other corners is a bit of a tight fit

    On my Barrecraft box, I put the back two on first and only loosely. Then the other two. Then tighten.
    Live, Ski or Die Trying!!!
    "Life is not measured by the numbers of breaths we take, but by the ski runs that take our breath away."

    SKI THE EAST!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by powbmps View Post
    Nice rims.
    the rims are my least favorite thing about the car. a little too "bling bling" for my taste. BUT they are 20 inch so i'm hoping/expecting decent performance in unfavorable conditions. i'll be testing them out on the beach next week!


    thanks for the pix of the rack.
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2016/17
    MT Snow - 12.30 1.7 1.29 2.4 2.11
    Attitash - 2.17
    Black MTN - 2.18
    Wildcat - 2.19
    Eldora - 4.7
    Snowmass - 4.10
    Aspen - 4.11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    On my Barrecraft box, I put the back two on first and only loosely. Then the other two. Then tighten.
    What me and my big hands have leanred to do to overcome things is save one of the back ones for last. I'll tighten the other 3 down and then i'll still have enough of an ability to "flex" the box up to fit the connector rod
    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days '07-'17 seasons: 515 Days

    '17 - '18 Season:
    November: 12,18,19,24,26 (Mount Snow)
    December: 2,3,10 (Mount Snow) 9 (Stratton)

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