Whether you can access your vehicle's trunk or rear hatch with a ski carrier roof rack
installed depends on the design of the specific roof rack and the size of your vehicle. Some roof racks are designed to allow partial or full access to the trunk or rear hatch, while others may obstruct access. Here are a few scenarios to consider:
Partial Access Roof Racks:
Some ski carrier roof racks are designed with a tilt or pivot mechanism that allows you to partially lower or tilt the carrier away from the rear hatch or trunk. This can provide enough space to access the trunk without removing the skis or other equipment from the carrier.
Full Access Roof Racks:
Certain roof racks are engineered to provide full access to the rear hatch or trunk by either folding down, pivoting, or swinging to the side. These types of roof racks are more convenient for accessing your vehicle's cargo area without having to remove the carrier.
Limited Access Roof Racks:
Some roof racks might restrict access to the trunk or rear hatch, especially if they are not designed with features that allow movement or clearance. In such cases, you might need to remove the carrier to fully access the trunk.
Vehicle Size and Design:
The size and design of your vehicle can also influence whether you can access the trunk with a roof rack installed. Vehicles with larger rear hatches or trunks may have more clearance, making it easier to access even with a roof rack in place.