Cross Country Trek in a XV CrossTrek
Review by Chris Posted on December 4, 2019I purchased the Loadwarrior mainly to give myself extra space inside my car for a cross country trip, starting in Seattle and ending in NJ. This was not going to be a straight run either. I wanted to see the most of the west coast before heading back to boring ol NJ. That in mind, I had some expecta...read moretions that I may need a full-sized spare on this trip as I was not sure in what conditions I could end up in with a flat.
I purchased the spare tire kit and locks as well. All three were easy to assemble and mount and it gave my car a nicer look.
An extra set of hands and eyes could be helpful, but not necessary. I was able to do the whole thing my self in about an hour.... I wasn't in much of a rush either.
The Loadwarrior was definitely a warrior throughout the 3 week, 6,000 mile excursion. The fairing held up through all kinds of weather (sandstorms too) with no damage. The bugs washed off as well!
As expected, it makes some extra wind noise, no matter what the condition or speed. I have a sunroof, which adds additional things to consider. When the bugs hit the fairing, they fall into your car. Adjusting the sunroof to open to where its closed beyond the fairing made a difference. Not only with the dead bugs, but the noise as well.
High Price, High Quality
Review by Jack Posted on October 26, 2018Product is priced high but the quality is also very high. It hasnt shown any signs of rust or wear and fits securley to my stock 2004 Nissan Pathfinders crossbars. If you buy yakima it will last. Cant guarntee that with cheaper brands
Review by Jason Posted on October 1, 2018Overall good product. The wind fairing could be a little more angled. The off grid basket wasn't for sale when I bought the load warrior. I lose about 2 miles per gallon with the load warrior (2018 Crosstrek) Not a big deal because the extra storage space is nice. But if the Off Grid was on the mar...read moreket I would have bought that one.
2017 RAV4 Fits but noisy
Review by RAVanez Posted on January 20, 2018This is a well built great product nothing wrong with design. The design of the RAV4 cross bars make this install a little longer than 5 mins more like 30 - 40 mins playing with the fit. There is a sweet spot where everything fits and works but takes time. You have to play with the position of the c...read morears bars and the mounts. Once finished it is solid. The stock cross bars only are rated for 100 lbs so might be upgrading to Yakima Cross Bars. The only other isssue is you will hear noise from the rack but that’s poor cabin design by Toyota. Overall a Fantastic Product and get the net it has clips that fit to the design of the rack.
Review by Xjeepguy Posted on July 14, 2017Picked up a load warrior used from a buddy for my daily driver (2010 Outback), and I regret nothing. I have hauled lumber, a fire pit, amongst tons of the usual crap to camp. The thing is phenomenal, and barely affected my gas mileage. Go ahead and buy one.
Great Addition To My Truck
Review by T Posted on June 27, 2017I put the Load Warrior on my Toyota Tacoma and love it. I added mounts for a shovel and axe. I use it to keep additional fuel and water cells when traveling in the back country. It was definitely worth the investment.
Review by Subarooroo Posted on May 7, 2017I bought the Loadwarrior based on the necessity to add cargo space for long trips in my 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. I love that I can toss bulky things on the roof and not really worry about it. The sides are high enough that you don't have the worry about things you put in it flipping out! Super easy to...read more install and light enough to take on and off as needed. Paired with Yakima's cargo net, you can't go wrong!
Review by KB Posted on January 24, 2017Easy to install on 16-4 Runner with Factory Crossbars.
Subaru Crosstrek '16
Review by Nick Posted on October 24, 2016Just put this on my Crosstrek which has the Subaru cross bars pre-installed. First the instructions are straight forward but vague at the same time. Step 1 says to ensure cross bars are 30in apart.... measured from where though? So I had to make adjustments once the basket was on top. Then putting t...read morehe basket together everything went smooth until one of the screws that secures the two baskets ends together didn't go in. So that was annoyance #2. Securing the basket to the rails, had to switch sides where I place the rear mounts or else they'd be on the crossbar base like with the Xterra guy.
At the end of the day it fits pretty solid on the crossbar, so I'm happy with it. Hope there's nomore issues and I can actually carry needed snow gear when the weather gets here in a couple weeks
Review by Kean Posted on September 14, 2016Bought this (with the extension) for my wife's '08 Forester. It nearly extends the length of her roof top. This gave us the ability to throw bulky items on top while freeing up more cargo area inside. On camping trips we typically use it for camping chairs, a 10' x 10' EasyUP, packs, tire chains,...read more camp stove, etc. It also comes in handy for larger items that I might buy from the local home improvement center or luggage on a trip, etc.. I always keep several bungie cords in the back of the car for such occasions. The Yakima stretch net is also a great item when there are several things to secure or as added peace of mind when taking longer trips on the highway.
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