Has any 2020 owner found crossrails that will clear the sunroof utilizing the existing Ford rack rails?
The factory cross-rails will not work with the sunroof. If you select them in the configurator they will get deleted once the sunroof is selected. The clearance is too low.Just to state the obvious, but I'd suspect Ford should sell them themselves. Contact the dealer your buying or bought your Escape from and see what they recommend if you haven't already.
You could check with some of the aftermarket roof rack companies. Maybe they will have some that will work.
They very well might not work as you say, but it still might be worth trying them anyways if your dealer wouldn't mind ordering in a set. There's a very good chance that there's no fitment issue with the crossbars on a sunroof equipped vehicle; it's just that Ford doesn't want to be responsible for someone dropping something through the sunroof when attempting to put it on the cross rails.
Well, that's bad... At least my 19 has some capacity!I've been reading my owners manual and they say if you have the pano roof the roof rack load is 0 pounds. They talk about the cross bars interfering with moon roof function. I'm guessing that may be when the glass is tipped up at the rear. They also talk about center of gravity concerns. So the new 2020 zero vs the 45 pound max capacity of the previous gen Escape.
Why wouldn't they work? Are they not OEM ford crossbars?I just bought the 2020 Escape SE Sport Hybrid with the sunroof and rack. It looks like there is a Ford Dealership is selling the Cross Bars on Ebay for $279. I am going to ask my Local Ford Dealership to order a set and see if they work with my SUV. the part number is LJ6Z-7855100-AA . I will report back.
since the car was completely redesigned for this year, I wouldn’t trust anything on eBay saying it will fit both the previous generation and the new generation. For example, There are a LOT of “cargo shades” on eBay that claim to fit both generations but the new generation cargo shade is vastly different from almost every cargo shade on the market.I found these Racks that the seller on Ebay says will fit the 2020 Escape for around $100. What do you think? FIT FOR FORD Edge 2015- Roof Racks Cross Bars Cross Rails Alu. Silver SET 2Pcs | eBay Seems like they are taller and will not hurt the Sunroof from opening.
This is a great point you never know what you get from Ebay!since the car was completely redesigned for this year, I wouldn’t trust anything on eBay saying it will fit both the previous generation and the new generation. For example, There are a LOT of “cargo shades” on eBay that claim to fit both generations but the new generation cargo shade is vastly different from almost every cargo shade on the market.
just what I’ve observed ...