This 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL is outfitted with the latest and best roof rack technology to carry 7 passengers and all their gear. This Benz has Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad towers with Thule RB53 53 Inch Rapid Load Bars. This base system has the strength to carry 165 lbs of weight on the roof, and has the durability of being aluminum, lasting forever without rust. Adding the Thule 689B Spirit Black Cargo Box gives the possibility of getting 16 cubic feet worth of gear out of the vehicle and securely locked on the roof. It can also be used as a ski box to keep your equipment completely out of the elements. This box attains all of these features as well as being reinforced with bracing bars in the construction of the box. The Spirit is only 14 inches tall off the top of the crossbar, so you have less worry for low clearance areas you may encounter. The rack still has room to attach the Thule 91724 Universal Flat Top 4 ski rack, in the case you need to use the cargo box for luggage and stillneed a place for your ski’s. This Mercedes is ready to move a whole family and more up the mountain for a ski trip, or cross country for a road trip. Make sure you travel comfortably and in style in this 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL by using the vehicle to its full capacity.