What’s the best off-road roof rack for a Ford Excursion?

I just inherited a 2005 Ford Excursion, and I’m planning on getting it outfitted for outdoor adventures. I want to get a roof rack so I can take all my gear with me, but it needs to be sturdy! What’s the best off-roading roof rack for a Ford Excursion?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
How fun! The Excursion is a rugged 4x4 that should serve you well when you’re off the grid.
The best off-road roof rack for a Ford Excursion depends on the kind of gear you’re hauling, but a sturdy basket or platform-style roof rack is a good choice.
This style will allow you to carry a lot of gear, and some kinds can even be utilized as a
car top camping
platform. Roof racks are typically made of aluminum or steel, and both have pros and cons. Aluminum is lightweight and won’t rust but doesn’t wear as well. Steel is incredibly sturdy and durable, but it’s also heavy and can rust over time.
There is no shortage of choices out there, so make sure to take your time and research thoroughly. And if you don’t already have it,
towing and labor coverage
is always a wise thing to have before any off-the-grid adventure!
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