In this video I show you how to install a cargo carrier on your vehicle. I use a 2012 Honda Odyssey in this video, but the information will apply to pretty much any vehicle with a roof rack installed.
In previous videos, I’ve demonstrated how to install roof rails and cross bars on this Odyssey.
How To Install Roof Rails Honda Odyssey: https://youtu.be/JvhuI6-ocrY
How To Install Cross Bars on Your Vehicle: https://youtu.be/fSrXs0sjgn8
With the information in these videos you should be able to increase the cargo capacity of your vehicle substantially.
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Link to the Cargo Carrier I used: https://www.carid.com/2012-honda-odyssey-roof-racks/sportrack-vista-cargo-box-91189221.html
Sliding Door Repair Honda Odyssey (2001): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2PLiI6yv74&t=7s
Honda Odyssey Sliding Door Repair (Easy Way): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwgL5Oo8rXw
Honda Odyssey Power Steering Rack Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCWPhRuGAic&t=706s
Front Strut Replacement Honda Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSIv3mk98k&t=2s
Rear Damper Replacement Honda Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSH3eiVR6pk&t=4s
Inside My Odyssey Transmission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC-Ssyg7fg4&t=2s
Rear Drum Brake Replacement Honda Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTpKpkxJjLQ&t=2s
Starter Replacement Honda Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pquqNKUxHtM
Odyssey Cabin Filter Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn2HdLr-M9I&t=2s
How To Retrieve Navigation Code Honda Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBw-8BQBkfk&t=7s
Odyssey Clock Light Bulb Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTQDzCstF7Y&t=4s
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40 thoughts on “How To Install a Cargo Carrier on Your Vehicle”
Thank you very much!!! Great help for a woman…. xxx
Thanks a lot for your video. Bless you and bless all the people who are watching this video, and God save you and your family of Coronavirus and save of becoming Godzilla team.
glossy or matte finish? what do you think?
serious question, not trying to be a smart ass.
Why not loosen and move the cross bar to avoid drilling?
Man what a great video. Very informative and concise. Thanks Eric.
Was hoping for some upgraded mounting ideas. I think you might hate the rear loading box with a van unless you get a hitch step.
The open to one side carriers are a pain. Hard to access other side solo
Nice Video and perfect cargo install…is any speed limits for the cargo.carrier.??
Great video! I must say, this roof box is tedious. I’ve seen roof boxes which simply screw on from the inside onto the rails. Will cost more but so much more easier to put on/off. Warning: don’t buy rails until you know which roof box you need otherwise you many need different rails based on your vehicle. Not all boxes have the compatible dimensions to all rails.
Any tips on how to prevent it from getting stolen?
Great video, you saved me from returning this! Couldn't understand why the holes wouldn't line up on my Odyssey, never thought to drill. FYI 5'6 lady who did this by herself with just a ladder 🙂
Odyessey is the most complicated for roof usage.I wonder if you you can find Solution to install Solar Panels/ panel.
I learned a lot from your Roof rails/ Cargo Carrier installation Videos.
You are great Professional man. Thanks agai
2014 Odyessey fan.
can you install these on one side if you have a bike rack on the other side?
Now i know how to install mine roof bubble. That bubble seems to be cheap made. Those plastic hinges look they wont last.
Thanks for the video it helped a lot!!!
I made the mistake of storing my step stool in the carrier on the roof
Thanks so much! We had a cargo carrier that fit our old car but not our newer one! We drilled some holes and it is all set to go! I was afraid to use a drill in case I messed it up, but if it didn't fit it wasn't of any use anyway! Now we will have more room on our trip! Great tutorial!
hello ron swanson
How does this affeft mpg?
So did your nuts fit ok in there?
So question when you arent traveling and you want to take the box off do you just reverse order and take off the screws on each 4 corners?
Very helpful thank you. Do you think loctite would be a good idea.
Thanks! You make it look easy
Sweet gsr back there
too much work for nothing-rather buy a bigger car like the gx lexus and fold down the rear seats DUH
Thank you i just bought one but it does not have the hardware 😔 also do not have the crossbars😳🥴 am going to have to risk it to place it directly on roof, i will apply rubber drawer liner material to help on sliding, and add bungy cords across and crossed 🤞🏼 hopefully it will be fine!!😬😬
living in my van during pandemic by choice since having to reemploy myself!! 🤔🧐 it will be 👌🏼 ok God watches over all of us!!!
Good Video. Very easy to follow.
Will this stay put when i get in a high speed police chase and/or up on two wheels?
what a complete PIA. I was going to buy one of these because it was cheap. When I found out you have to use Ubolts to attach it, cancelled the order and bought a used Yakima…on and off in 5 minutes
I got two Roof Boxes here at our garage. My dad had an attitude of buying loads of trash before. Thanks to this vid, now i know what to do with them! I’m subscribing bcuz of this! Thanks man!!
Can I go Through the car wash with these rooftop cargo?
Why didn’t you just moved the cross rail until they matched the hole positions instead of drilling new holes? 😧
You made that look easy! Thank you, Just bought a roof box and needed a pro to just talk me through it. You have a great presence and engaging delivery style.
What is your view on replacing the support arms with pneumatic struts?
I did the roof rack, crossbars, and carrier utilizing these videos! Such a huge help,
Has anyone felt that using additional straps were needed or helpful just to keep it secure or would that be a waste?
I saw a lot of reviews but only THIS installation. Mine is several years old and I forgot how it went together as I only have used it once. This video was quick but very descriptive. THANK YOU !!!!
Thanks for making this video. Very helpful!
Can you put a tire in it
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