Installed the factory roof rack.
Installed my Ford factory roof rack today. The Ford dealer told me yesterday that there is a 3 bar kit for the short wheelbase and a 4 bar kit for the long wheelbase vans. There was no price difference according to the dealer so I ordered the 4 bar kit.
Since I have the regular wheelbase with the medium roof I only used 3 bars and now have 1 spare (or for sale if you need one).
Based on what Lepelch wrote earlier, I decided to use plenty of silicon around the rubber base for the mounting bracket. At 20 Nm these brackets get tightened pretty well and the rubber base should keep the water out but a little silicon won't hurt.
Now I am looking for a large cargo basket that will be mounted on the rack, a ladder and an awning that is going to be bolted to the rack as well.
Any suggestions regarding a solid but light awning?
Dometic, Carefree or Fiamma?