Ford Explorer Rack Installation Photos

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Water Sport Racks See all Water Sport Racks

Watersport Racks are the easiest (and safest) way to carry your Kayak or Canoe on your Ford Explorer. There are a large variety of different styles and methods for carrying your boats. Take a look at the selection of Kayak Racks below to find the perfect carrier for you and your car.

Check out this 2019 Ford Explorer 4dr and its new hullavator setup!
Ford Explorer Water Sport Racks installation
Ford Explorer Water Sport Racks installation
Ford Explorer Water Sport Racks installation
Ford Explorer Water Sport Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2017 Ford Explorer 4dr with Thule Wingbar Evo's installed replacing the factory cross bars to gain additional height and allow for the installation of the Hullavator! Ready to grab the Kayak and head to the lake!
2017 Ford Explorer 4dr using a Yakima Skyline base roof rack system with two pairs of Thule Hullavators all set up for easy kayak loading & unloading.
2019 Ford Explorer 4dr with fixed point Thule 3151 fit kit, Thule Wingbar Evo 135 cm, and Thule Hullavator.
2011 Ford Explorer 4dr with a Thule system consisting of: 150cm Evo Wingbars, Evo raised rail, and 2 Thule Hull-a-Port Aero Kayak Racks
Getting a kayak up onto the roof of SUV's is not an easy feat, that is unless you have the Thule Hullavator. The Thule Hullavator is the perfect solution for those who have troubles loading up their kayak on their own. The customer of this 2017 Ford Explorer was having those issues until they c
Getting a kayak up onto the roof of SUV's is not an easy feat, that is unless you have the Thule Hullavator. The Thule Hullavator is the perfect solution for those who have troubles loading up their kayak on their own. The customer of this 2017 Ford Explorer was having those issues until they c

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

2022 Ford Explorer with 2 inch class 3 trailer hitch
2" receiver Hitch on the new Ford Explorer fitting around the double exhaust. Ready for a bike rack!
2015 Ford Explorer with a 2 inch class 3 trailer hitch installed.
2017 Ford Explorer with a class 3 Curt hitch and a trailer wiring kit.

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

2019 Ford Explorer with Thule Wingbar
A Ford Explorer topped with a Thule Force XT XL on Ford factory crossbars
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

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A 2020 Ford Explorer featuring a Thule Motion XT XXL
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2022 Ford Explorer with a Yakima Skybox 18 mounted to Yakima Jetstream bars and Timberline towers. Locks matched.
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2021 Ford Explorer outfitted with the Thule Evo Raised Rail system to go along with the Evo Wingbars 60" (B) and the Thule Motion XT XXL.
Yakima Skybox 16 on a 2005 ford explorer
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Ford Explorer Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

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We installed the Thule evo raised rail wingbars and motion xxl cargo box on this 2021 Ford Explorer.
2022 Ford Explorer Equipped with a Thule rack and a Thule Alpine.
2022 Ford Explorer 4dr Thule raised rail with wing bar eco 150cm. Thule motion xt xxl titan cargo box.

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your Ford Explorer. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your Ford Explorer.

This beautiful 2020 Ford Explorer got a Kuat Grip 6 in Matte Black for their factory rack.
Ford Explorer Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
Ford Explorer Ski & Snowboard Racks installation

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2022 Ford Explorer with Thule Raised Rail system and Thule Snowpack Extender

Kayak Racks See all Kayak Racks

Kayak Racks provide a way to transport your kayak(s) from storage to the shore. We carry a full range of Kayak Racks for all of your needs. No matter if you have just one boat, or a bunch, or if you need help loading your kayak on your roof alone, we have the Kayak Rack solution for you.

This is a custom 1993 Ford Explorer 2dr kayak roof rack system.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Ford Explorers roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

A hitch and Thule bike rack on a Ford Explorer
2019 Ford Explorer 4dr, Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 inch grey metallic orange
Ford Explorer Bike Racks installation
Ford Explorer Bike Racks installation
Ford Explorer Bike Racks installation

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Ford Explorer 2017 with the Thule T2 Pro XT 2 Bike 2 inch Platform Bike Rack in black
Ford Explorer Bike Racks installation
Ford Explorer Bike Racks installation
Ford Explorer Bike Racks installation
Ford Explorer Bike Racks installation

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Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

2022 Ford Explorer Thule Wingbar Evo 150 cm (60 in.) Black (Pair) Thule Evo Raised Rail 710405 (Set of 4) Thule SnowPack 6 Ski & Snowboard Rack - Black Thule 544 4-pack Lock Cores
thule motion xt xl and rack install on ford explorer
Thule equipment Installed, Evo flush rail along with cargo box force sport XL
Ford Explorer Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Ford Explorer Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Ford Explorer Base Roof Rack Systems installation

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2021 Ford Explorer with Thule Raised rail system and Thule Cargo box
2020 Ford Explorer paired with the Thule Evo raised rail towers, Thule 60” Evo wing bars in black, and topped off with a Thule boxster.
2008 Ford Explorer - Thule Track Installation
Ford Explorer Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Ford Explorer Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Ford Explorer Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Ford Explorer Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Thule Raised Rail Roof Rack system and a Motion xt XL cargo box on a 2017 ford explorer
Thule evo raised rails with a Thule square bar 150 on a 2015 Ford Explorer 4dr.
2022 Ford Explorer 4dr with a 54” custom track and a black 53” Thule wingbar roof rack.