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 Post subject: roof top carrier on a vista roof
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:59 am 
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Hi,

Just bought a 2017 Flex Limited with a Vista roof. I have a Thule roof top carrier and would like to use it on my Flex (I used it on my 2007 Ford Escape for years). I think I would like to add the OEM Top side rails and then use Thule Cross bars.

However, in researching this I see several references on the Ford website to certain Thule bar sets that are not compatible with a "Vista Roof". The Side rails don't have any such notice and there is a Thule Bar set for the OEM side rails.

My questions are:
1.) Are the sets with this notice not going to fit physically (e.g. interference with roof line etc.)?
2.) Is there a question about the roof strength?
3.) Would the OEM Top side rails avoid these issues? (spreads the load etc.)

Since none of these options are cheap, I don't want to make an expensive mistake. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Oliver

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 Post subject: Re: roof top carrier on a vista roof
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:55 am 
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I think you probably meant to post this on a Ford forum.

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