I've recently purchased a 2005 FWC Eagle (2-piece roof) and would like to add a roof rack to carry paddleboards, canoe, etc.
What is the optimal front-to-back location to position the roof rack cross-bars? One consideration I have is loading my canoe (~70lbs). I thought I might be able to add a roller bar to the rear crossbar, so that I could self-load/unload. If the roller bar is wide enough (~36") and set far enough back, I was thinking I might be able to flip the canoe upside down, load from the rear, and just push/slide the canoe onto the roof without coming into contact with the camper.
Also, any recommended roller roof rack setups? I found a couple from Yakima and an off-brand:
Anything else on the market that people have used?