Looking for a rack? Prepare to be overwhelmed; there's a lot of options.
First, consider the base system - towers, bars and mounting. Most of the major roof rack manufacturers have got it figured out for you, you just need to think about strength.
Next step, what are you carrying and where are you going -
In a pickup or sport utility, you've got plenty of room to toss your gear, but the space fills up quick on extended trips. Why not put it on top?
Whether it's a basket or a roof platform, these options will increase your gear handling capabilities. They're also crucial for stashing muddy gear, fuel and other items you don't want in your cap or trunk space.
We built this platform out of 1x steel tubing and decked it with 1x6 and 1x2 cedar planks; cedar is one of the more weather resistant wood options and it light - we didn't want to coat the decking with anything toxic, i.e. sealant.
Mounted on crossbars and lifted with rain gutter mounts, it should give serve MSO's needs.