Kargo Master Safari Congo Pro

After replacing my Jeep Cherokee with a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, I was faced with one problem: I had a rooftop tent, and the new Jeep had a soft top. So a Googling-spree to find a satisfactory solution ensued.

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Although there are numerous rack systems available for the Jeep Wrangler JK, I narrowed it down to three options:

I’ll be completely honest. I did not have any interest in purchasing a rack system. I had a rooftop tent, and I wanted to install it on my new Jeep. So I approached this problem based largely on that fundamental need.

In my opinion, the GOBI is the best-looking external rack that you can purchase for a JK. It is form-fitting, strong, and utilitarian. However, the GOBI system is far more ornate and cumbersome than I wanted. It seemed overkill for my needs, and friends reported that theirs was prone to rust.

The hardtop equipped with a Rhino Rack is by far the tidiest and most appealing way to mount a rooftop tent on a JK. It is strong, effective, and visually subtle. I chose not to go this route because I wanted to enjoy the merits of having a soft top. Even if I couldn’t put the top down, I could pull the doors and windows for an open air experience. Furthermore, this was the most costly option.

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What attracted me to the Kargo Master Safari Congo Pro was the simplicity of its design, its low-profile fitment, its no-drill installation, and its configurability. In conjunction with their load bar kit, I’d have all that I’d need to install a rooftop tent and an awning. It seemed like an elegant solution to serve this single purpose.