Vehicle Cargo Basket Information
Cargo Baskets are a convenient car accessory for any adventurer's lifestyle. They will stash camping or beach gear, as well as cargo bags. Any off-road enthusiast will revel at the ease with which they can safely tuck away their belongings.
Cargo Baskets are available in both roof mounted models as well as hitch mounted models.
Roof Mounted Cargo Baskets REQUIRE that you already have a roof rack system in place, either from the manufacturer of your vehicle, or if your vehicle roof is bare, one of our multipurpose Roof Rack Systems. To see what multipurpose base roof rack system options are available for your vehicle, check one of our Automated Roof Rack Fit Guides. If the standard sized baskets don't do it for you, most styles of Cargo Baskets are extendable with the addition of an additional kit. All gear should be secured in to your basket with a stretchy cargo net, that come with easily attached, impact-resistant hooks.
If you don't have the space to put a cargo basket on your roof, Rack Attack carries a rear hitch-mounted cargo basket, made by Sportrack. This basket will work with any 2" hitch receiver.
Roof Top Cargo Baskets
Rack Attack carries roof top cargo baskets from a number of suppliers. If you're looking for something smaller, and more sleek, we carry great aluminum baskets from both Thule and Kuat. If you're looking for something larger, and more rugged, one of the Yakima baskets might be just what you're looking for.
Do you also carry bikes? Kuat has integrated fork-mount bike racks into many of their cargo baskets, saving you from having to get a second rack to load up your bike.
Just remember, all cargo baskets require a set of cross bars.
The Thule 859XT Canyon roof cargo basket gives you additional storage space while still allowing gear to be easily accessible. With its robust, tubular steel design, it is ideal for hauling gear of all shapes and sizes.
The Yakima MegaWarrior cargo basket connects to Thule square bars, Yakima round bars and many factory racks. Just as SUV's get bigger, so does the carrying capacity of this caged beast.
The Kuat Vagabond X is a stylish roof cargo basket with a built-in skewer mounting system for carrying 2 bikes along with all your other cargo. Features include locking mounts and real copper decals.
Rear Hitch Mounted Cargo Baskets
Perfect for your cooler on the way to the park. Rear mounted cargo baskets expand your vehicle's carrying capacity, and keep you from having to lift heavy items up onto your roof.
This basket only works with a 2 inch hitch receiver. Even with one make sure to follow the hitch, and vehicle, instructions for maximum "tongue" weight.
The SportRack Vista Folding Hitch Basket is a great way to utilize your 2 inch receiver for cargo. Heavy duty construction with high sides keeps your cargo in. Folds up when not in use.