Prepping for a road trip with our 2012 Equinox, and we're tossing around the idea of getting come crossbars and a roof-top cargo carrier.
I'm curious to hear if anyone has had any success or epic failures with cross-bars; having never purchased these for a vehicle before there seems to be a great variety of choices. The "Equinox specific" cross-bars are fairly pricey, which is fine if that's the only really good option, but that said there also seems to be a great deal in the 50 - 100 dollar range that look like they might work just fine.
I have just bought my first Equinox, a 2015 with a naked roof.
I too found the new factory equipment to be expensive, and located a 2016 at a junkyard and bought
the luggage rack from that one for $100. Now I need crossbars. I was thinking I'd use what I already
have: Thule crossbars and a Thule rocket box. But the Thule parts to make all this fit will cost me
about $200. So now I'm looking for options.