The photos in this article are possibly the first photos on the internet of the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack System fitted to a Toyota Prado 120 series. I could not find any photos on the internet of the roof rack fitted to a Toyota Prado at the time I was making my purchase decision.
The system is made up of the Pioneer Platform (part number 42102) and leg set RLCP03.
I had the roof rack supplied and fitted by Roof Racks Galore at Rocklea in Brisbane. Apparently, at the time I ordered the roof rack, there were none available in Australia. The first shipment of them had sold out quickly, so my roof rack was in a container on a ship heading to Australia. It was only a matter of days before the roof rack had been unloaded, passed through customs and sent to Brisbane. I had the roof rack fitted only the day before our next camping trip!
So far I am very happy with the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack System. The roof rack sits low on my Toyota Prado and keeps the overall vehicle height well below 2 m, enabling the car to fit in most shopping centre car parks which seem to mostly have clearance of around 2.05 m to 2.10 m. The low height also allows me some room for a small suspension lift and fitting slightly larger tyres on my Toyota Prado, while still staying under the magic 2 m.
The day after the Pioneer Platform Rack was fitted, we headed off on a camping trip to Pottsville North Holiday Park in northern New South Wales. I loaded the roof rack with a Black Wolf Turbo Plus 300 tent, two Burke & Wills Ironbark swags and a couple of camping chairs. The fully loaded weight on the roof, including the 25 kg Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack System, was around 75 kg. I used several cam-buckle tie downs to secure the load. Nothing moved during my 130 km trip, which included a couple of sections of highway at 110 km/h.
For my purposes, the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack System is perfect.