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Alternatives to Yakima Roof Rack Track System

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I have decided that the closer I get to windsurfing season, the more I need a real rack system to support all of my equipment.

Has anyone researched the idea of an alternative track for the existing roof channel. Although it is quite narrow (1 inch) it would look very clean to be able to lay a track down the channel rather than to the inside of it(as I have seen done).

The threads I have read describe the use of the Yakima Track and Railrider system. The Yakima Track is about 1.5 inches wide and thus will not fit in the channel. While I like the look of this solution, I feel that there must be a way to use the existing channel. I have begun researching other manufacturers tracks to find out if any are narrow enough to retrofit to the MDX. From there it would only be a matter of buying the right Yakima railrider towers to build my dream rack.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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I feel the same way, there must be something out there that can be fitted without having to drill holes in the roof panel.

I'm hoping the new Honda Pilot rack rails may be adaptable...but not sure when they are available.

Let us know if you come up with any alternatives
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