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Crossbars vs MySky

Can the Trailhawk handle crossbars without interference with the operation of the motorized MySky panel? If so, can the panels still be removed with the crossbars on?

If you own a Trailhawk with MySky and cross bars I'd greatly appreciate photos.

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That I know of no one in the US has a MySky yet. There may be some in Canada and Overseas in Europe that have a version. So it may be a while before someone can truly give you a accurate answer.

But this is one thing I also wondered myself for a while but figured it won't be a problem. If you look at the Mopar video of the MySky at time-index 0:05 thru 0:10) the My Sky panel does rise up to the level of the side rails and then slides back. Most crossbars rise above the side rails and it should be okay and not in the way for the MySky to open.


As for removing the panels, I assume the crossrails have to placed at two of the yellow lines I indicated below.


and attached at either A & B or B & C
I don't think placing the crossrails at point A and C is durable since that's quite far from each other. But so long as the first crossrail is at the mid way point of the two panels and the second crossrail is behind the real panel they won't be in the way of removing the panels.
Now mind you I don't even have a Renegade and I'm just going by the videos and photos so my analysis may not mean much. Hopefully MySkys will start coming in and we'll get an answer from someone willing to test my theory.

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Nice graphical analysis, Twospirits!

The conundrum becomes even worse for those wanting MySky and a roof basket, like myself. I'm thinking of having something custom made; full length, with two removable "floors" where the openings are. These will be left at home, and only put in when I actually need to use the basket.
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Cross bars and MySKY

I'm debating whether to get My SKY or not. I have a question for those of you with it... Does MySKY prevent you from using crossbars on the roof rack? Or, if crossbars and MySKY are used together does it make it difficult to remove the MySKY panels? Does anyone have experience with this?
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Or, if crossbars and MySKY are used together does it make it difficult to remove the MySKY panels?
You can't lift them straight up, you have to slide them out, but it's not difficult.
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With just cross bars, no problem at all. With my basket I just have to bring the panels out through the front, does make removing the rear panel a little more difficult for me.




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This is awesome! Thank you both for the pictures too. I was thinking that using cross bars would be pushing it, but you both have a basket on there too! That's exactly what I want to do.

Any issues with wind noise on the basket when the MySKY is open?

Thanks again for the awesome photos!
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With mine at highway speeds and the MySky closed the wind noise is about the same as having a window cracked open about a 1/4". With the MySky open, you can't even tell it's there unless you look up.
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With mine at highway speeds and the MySky closed the wind noise is about the same as having a window cracked open about a 1/4". With the MySky open, you can't even tell it's there unless you look up.
with both of your mysky panels open and off, at highway speeds, does it sound like a helicopter is flying above you?
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with both of your mysky panels open and off, at highway speeds, does it sound like a helicopter is flying above you?
Mine does this in speeds over 60-65mph.
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