Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pennsylvania's North Shore
You really ought to consider having a hitch installed. They're not extremely expensive, and they would greatly increase your options for carrying cargo. At least call around and get a few prices, you might be surprised. If you're not actually towing anything heavy, you won't need extras like tranny cooler or brake wiring. I've been carrying bikes on the back of my vehicles for over thirty years, and I can tell you, strap on bike racks suck. I have a hitch just for my hitch mounted bike rack. Google hitch mounted cargo carriers, there's bunches. I even found dedicated wheelchair carriers. Maybe you can talk mom into helping with the cost. Good luck, and I hope you don't have to strap anyone to the roof!
Mine: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V/6
Hers: 2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4