I am getting tired of wet ski gear making my car stink so I have decided to buy a ski rack. The two racks I have been focussing on are both designed to attach onto the factory side rails rather than the traditional cross bar approach (since I don't have crossbars). The current choices are:
(1) the SportsRack ABR53DL: http://www.amazon.com/SportRack-ABR53DL-Pair-Snowboard-Carrier/dp/B000UUM1HK
(2) the Thule Snowcat: http://www.amazon.com/Thule-Snowcat-w-Locks/dp/B002UC8KYY
I assume that the Thule is the safer choice since I am more familiar with their products but it is more money and it does not appear to be compatible with my wife's vehicle (not a huge factor but a plus factor for sure). The SportsRack appears to be compatible with both vehicles and costs less. Anybody have any experience with either rack or with SportsRack products generally? Thanks for your help.