Rola™ Platypus™ Expandable Roof Top Bag

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A sporty backpack for the top of the vehicle. Easily expands to fit extra cargo and gear to double your cargo space in no time at all.

  • Expandable roof top cargo bag, expands from 10 to 15 cu ft
  • Extra cargo space simply by unzipping, just like expandable luggage
  • Bag only. Premium quality weather resistant construction.
  • Dimensions: 41” x 35” x 20”/ 24”
  • Requires a four way roof rack.

Rola™ Platypus™ Expandable Roof Top Bag Reviews (10)

5 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

Arthur P.

very nice but would not fit on my Toyota Highlander 2015 standard factory roof rack. This was completely unanticipated.


'weatherproof' does not mean 'waterproof'


Looks like nice quality. Leaving soon

Anonymous customer

Easy to use, well made, exactly what you hope you're going to get. It works perfectly according to advertising.

Kelly c.

Excellent product. Very durable. Better than I expected! I recommend!

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Will this fit my 2018 Ford Explorer

–Mary 12/17/2019 6:59:22 PM

Hi, Mary! This rooftop bag is compatible with all vehicles that are equipped with a 4-way roof rack, meaning there are points for attachment on all 4 sides of the bag once it is on the roof. If your Ford Explorer is equipped with raised roof side rails and crossbars or a luggage rack, this bag can be used. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 12/18/2019 7:17:22 AM

Will this product work on a 2017 Suburu Outback.? What is a 4 point rack?

–Tom Oberschmidt 10/6/2019 2:52:53 PM

Hello, Tom! This roof top bag is designed to be mounted onto an existing rooftop luggage rack. The bag requires points of attachment on all 4 sides, so the rooftop rack will need to have 4 sides for the bag to attach to. For more clarification, please see the Instruction Manual. Thank you!

–Savannah 10/7/2019 9:27:29 AM

How hard is it to put a four way rack on,2014 Subaru Impreza? Where do I go to get one? Thanks

–Jill Donovan 5/5/2019 5:30:32 AM

Hello, Jill! If your vehicle already has raised side bars on its roof, you would simply need to buy crossbars to create a 4-way roof rack. We offer the Cargoloc Rooftop Crossbars as a rooftop crossbar option. If your vehicle does not already have raised side rails, we recommend contacting the vehicle manufacturer to see what your options are for getting raised side rails installed. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 5/6/2019 10:45:16 AM

We have doge stratus car. With is best for roof cargo?

–Jenn 11/6/2018 5:08:31 PM

Hey, Jenn! Determining the right roof cargo option for you depends on whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a roof rack, and whether it is equipped with a 2-way or 4-way roof rack. We recommend contacting your vehicle manufacturer to determine what roof rack options are available for you if you do not already have a roof rack. If you already have a 4-way roof rack, then this expandable rooftop back is a great option. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 11/8/2018 1:21:12 PM

I dont want a permanent roof rack. Can I rent one.

–Dawn 5/16/2018 9:13:56 PM

Hi, Dawn! We're sorry, but we do not rent roof racks at this time. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 5/17/2018 11:57:50 AM

Will this bag work on Toyota seinna van?

–Foster 5/6/2018 6:19:27 PM

Hello, Foster! This rooftop bag is compatible with any vehicle that has a four-way roof rack. Please check your vehicle to see if it fits that criteria. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 5/14/2018 8:35:27 AM

Do you guys install it or do I have to?

–Stephanie 1/9/2018 10:27:24 AM

Hello, Stephanie! You can choose to install this item yourself or contact your local U-Haul Hitch Center to make arrangements for installation. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 1/9/2018 3:17:43 PM

Do you Rent the roof top bags?

–Frank 12/26/2017 8:38:13 PM

Hey, Frank! No, at this time we do not rent roof top bags. Thank you for asking!

–Savannah 12/27/2017 4:54:48 PM

Can I rent this for a week?

–Paul 12/21/2017 9:03:23 AM

Hey, Paul! No, this product is only available for purchase and cannot be rented. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 12/27/2017 9:38:51 AM

What rooftop carrier will work with a 2011 Hyundai Donate with no luggage rack.

–Jerry 12/26/2016 4:11:22 PM

U-Haul does not offer a luggage rack for your application, please see your vehicle manufacturer for more luggage rack options.

–TIMOTHY 1/3/2017 2:33:35 PM

I have a 2014 Town and Country Chrysler Mini Van. It has a standard model roof rack. Will this carrier work with that?

–Laurie Sharp 11/3/2015 5:25:00 PM

The 59100 will attach to your vehicles roof rack if equipped with side rails and cross bars.

–Joseph 11/9/2015 8:54:19 AM

Do you have to have racks on top to use?

–Shannon 6/26/2015 3:56:22 PM

The 59100 roof top carrier is designed to mount to an existing roof top luggage rack.

–Joseph 8/31/2015 11:08:38 AM

I have a 2007 Pontaic Vibe would this fit on top?

–Jennifer 5/31/2015 5:30:36 PM

The 59100 Roof Top Cargo Carrier has a total of eight tie-down points, two per side. The straps are secured to roof racks equipped with side rails and crossbars.

If this is not the best solution for you, please consider using a hitch mounted cargo carrier.

–Joseph 6/22/2015 10:02:28 AM

Can the zipper system be locked ?

–Ron 2/10/2015 9:58:09 AM

"The 59100 zippers have a loop on the handle that allows the use of a small lock."

–Ronald 2/10/2015 3:53:34 PM

Is it waterproof or water resistant?

–Johnson 11/26/2014 4:10:04 AM

This product is weather resistant. /// "Premium quality weather resistant construction." Thanks.

–Ronald 11/26/2014 8:03:23 AM

Will this fit a jeep patriot? Is it good at high speeds?

–Jason augustine 10/2/2014 12:29:13 PM

It will fit if the vehicle has a four way roof rack. It is designed for normal speeds, not excessive speeds. Thanks.

–Ronald 10/2/2014 12:35:15 PM

Does the roof top bag come with the metal tray shown in the picture? If not, do you order it separately. I don't see it listed on the uhaul website...

–Bob 9/19/2014 10:58:10 AM

It does not. The tray is currently not available so we took it off our site until it is. Our apologies. However, the bag is designed to attach to your existing four way roof rack. The tray is not required.

–Ronald 9/19/2014 11:16:34 AM

Will this fit a Kia Sedona SUV. It has two, not four luggage bars on top

–Lynn 8/19/2014 3:05:45 PM

No. Sorry. This product requires a four way roof rack. Thanks.

–Ronald 8/19/2014 3:33:50 PM

do you have to use the metal tray as shown in the picture or can you just strap it to the roof rails (2 side rails)

–Sue 6/9/2014 11:01:55 AM

"The 59100 Platypus roof top carrier is designed to mount to an existing roof top luggage rack."

–Ronald 6/12/2014 10:01:16 AM

Will this carrier work with out a roof rack?

–Tony 3/16/2014 6:54:33 AM

No. Sorry. The vehicle must have an existing roof rack.

–Ronald 3/26/2014 1:17:20 PM

is this ok for a Honda civic 2003 4 door sedan?

–alba 2/14/2014 11:28:05 AM

Our hitch pros write: "The 59100 Platypus roof top carrier is designed to mount to an existing roof top luggage rack. If this is not the best option for you, please consider using one of our hitch mounted cargo carriers."

–Ronald 2/14/2014 3:09:16 PM

Will the Rola Platypus #59100 fit on most SUV racks? We have a Merc Mariner with racks on the roof. Can we pick one up at Uhaul or shipped to home? How long to receive it? Thank you? If this wouldn't work, any suggestions?

–Vera 11/12/2013 10:02:25 PM

This bag is designed to fit the racks on most SUV's. This bag is not stocked in UHaul Centers and must be ordered online and shipped to you. It takes our warehouse two days to ship this and they do have plenty of stock as I write this. Allow 4-5 BUSINESS days from date of order to receive. Based on your info provided, yes I do feel this will work for you. As you may have noticed, it gets great reviews. I also just added the instructions in .pdf format to this web page. They may help you decide. Thanks.

–Ronald 11/13/2013 2:01:15 PM

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