Dodge Journey: ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED

The roof rack cross rails and side rails are designed to carry cargo weight. The load must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and it should be distributed uniformly over the cross rails. In addition, the roof rack does not increase the total load carrying capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo inside the vehicle plus that on the roof rack does not exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.

To Move the Cross Rails

1. Loosen the knobs on top of each cross rail approximately six turns to disengage the clamp tooth from the side rail.

Roof Luggage Rack
Roof Luggage Rack

2. Relocate the cross rails, aligning the cross rail stanchions (end pieces) with one of the vertical marks on the outboard surface of the side rail for proper positioning.

There are four frontward marks for the front cross rail and four rearward marks for the rear cross rail. Make sure the cross rails remain equally spaced or parallel at any position for proper function.

3. Tighten the knobs on each cross rail to lock it in position. As you tighten the knob, make sure the clamp tooth engages completely into the side rail slot.

4. Attempt to move the cross rail to ensure that it is locked in position.

NOTE:
• To help control wind noise when installing the cross rails, make sure the arrows marked on the underside of the cross rails face the front of the vehicle.\ • To help reduce the amount of wind noise when the cross rails are not in use, fasten the front cross rail in the fourth position from the front and the rear cross rail in the eighth position.

The tie down holes on the cross rail ends should always be used to tie down the load. Check the straps frequently to be sure that the load remains securely attached.

CAUTION:
• Cross rails should remain equally spaced or parallel at any luggage rack position for proper function.

Noncompliance could result in damage to the roof rack, cargo, and vehicle.

• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of 150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute loads as evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.

• Long loads, which extend over the windshield, such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with large frontal area should be secured to both the front and rear of the vehicle.

• Place a blanket or other protection between the surface of the roof and the load.

• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to loads. This is especially true on large flat loads and may result in damage to the cargo or your vehicle.

WARNING:
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the Roof Rack Cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.

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