We debated back and forth for some time on the decision of whether or not to add a roof rack to our van. The main factor in our decision to use a roof rack was not having to permanently attach things to the van such as solar panels, lights, etc. The ability to walk on the roof and have modular storage was an added bonus! The two options we considered were Rhino Rack and Aluminess. Both of these products have great reviews, but we chose Rhino Rack based on the availability (Aluminess was a few months back ordered) as well as the modular system and accessories available. We opted for the 100"x62" Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform, which spans almost the entire roof length of our 148" wheel base van. Due to the size and weight of the platform, we hired Road Warriors out of Broomfield, CO for the install. They did an amazing job and we would highly recommend them! We have been very happy with the both the decision to add the rack as well as the rack itself.