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I just got a new 2008 xterra, it was time to get rid of the explorer 2001 with 215,000 hard miles going into manhattan. My problem is the xterra being so tall there are some parking lots that I do not fit into. I had a home made rod rack on the truck that held 4 rods. I had it bolted onto the top on the truck. I am looking for something that would be easy to put on and off when I need it. I was able to put some bungi cords inside the truck for one rod for that before or after work run,but I would rather have something on top. any one have any solutions.
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In January I got $300 for my '01 Ford Escape that had 175k mi...and no reverse gear...from Car Cash in the city. Bought an '08 Xterra.

I too struggle with the rack issue. Those pipes on top don't fit the Thule ski rack I had. The rack has several ways to reconfig, but still can't accomodate the fatter cross pipe.

For rods, I'm thinking about just putting them on a pair of foam blocks I use for kayak and tying them down good with bungy.

I also Mt. Bike and road bike. My Escape could fit both cycles upright on a homemade rack I built. Interior clearance is lower in the Xterra and I can just barely wedge the bikes in there. Other than that I totally love it.
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