When I was pregnant with the twins, we realized that soon we would need to fit 3 carseats in a vehicle, and decided we should look into buying a minivan. Being on a tight budget, as always, we looked high and low for a used minivan that was in good condition. Eventually we found one with around 45,000 miles on it, and while it didn't come with any fancy extras, it seemed like it would serve our needs.
Fast forward four years and 55,000 miles. With a summer road trip on the horizon, we have discovered one crucial thing missing from our minivan.
I then purchased a 'universal fit' rack to put on top. Guess what? Apparently 'universal' does not apply to my minivan, as it didn't fit. Meanwhile, every single minivan on the road that passes me has a luggage rack (or at least a set of rails) on top of it. Every single one. How did we manage to get the one minivan on earth that came without?
I have special ordered a rather expensive Yakima rack system to see if that will work. Wish us luck, because if this doesn't fit I think we're out of options!
Update: The Yakima rack fits! Paul installed it with no trouble at all. Thank goodness. Now I just need to order the locks to go with it.