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Super cool upgrade. You must be a kayaker, canoer, skier, snowboarder? Though the cross rails would also be handy for a handyman who needs to haul a ladder sometimes. Also, people who want to put a storage pod/bag on top.

The roof rack was the main reason I went with the SEL over the SE.
 

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Super cool upgrade. You must be a kayaker, canoer, skier, snowboarder? Though the cross rails would also be handy for a handyman who needs to haul a ladder sometimes. Also, people who want to put a storage pod/bag on top.

The roof rack was the main reason I went with the SEL over the SE.
I'm a kayaker. I still need to put my j cradles on but it will be much easier to transport it than before.
 

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I don't have the rails or the cross bars, but I wish I did. They would be very handy when the time comes to bring that Christmas Tree home from the Home Depot!

As it is, I throw an old army blanket on the roof and wrap a rope around the tree and in and out of the doorways. Then slam the doors to hold them in place.
 

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I don't have the rails or the cross bars, but I wish I did. They would be very handy when the time comes to bring that Christmas Tree home from the Home Depot!

As it is, I throw an old army blanket on the roof and wrap a rope around the tree and in and out of the doorways. Then slam the doors to hold them in place.
Or just go on etrailer.com and buy a hitch for the Venue. It's rated to tow up to 1,700 pounds so plenty enough for a Christmas tree or a myriad of other stuff with a $300 Harbor Freight trailer or a used small trailer. Then you can keep your Venue's exterior scratch free and the inside clean.

etrailer has the hitch and wiring harness for like $250 total.

Hyundai Kona hitch install

This is for the Kona, but etrailer includes instructions for specific vehicles. I am about to order the hitch for my Venue. I got one for my previous vehicles -- Ford Focus and Honda CRV. Should be about the same for the Venue.

etrailer had vids for the Focus and CRV. I imagine they will make one for Venue soon. It's only been out 2 years, so that's probably why they haven't made a video yet.
 

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Or just go on etrailer.com and buy a hitch for the Venue. It's rated to tow up to 1,700 pounds so plenty enough for a Christmas tree or a myriad of other stuff with a $300 Harbor Freight trailer or a used small trailer. Then you can keep your Venue's exterior scratch free and the inside clean......
Good tip! Thanks.......
 

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I'll work on it next weekend. I have foldable j cradles I need to install to. I don't store my kayak at my place.
Thanks, also please report the mpg and wind noise difference pre and post installation.

Trying to get one of those clear kayaks for myself. :devilish:
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They sell them online for 2k.
I think I saw some people sell it used for half-off locally, although hard to come by.

The LEDs are DIY, unfortunately.
 
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