The ’98 and later Passport models are rated at 165
lbs.—with or without factory racks, but the ’97 and
earlier Passports with factory racks are rated at only 110 lbs.
In this case, a lighter tent (small Columbus) can be fitted, or upgrade to a stouter Thule or Yakima system fitted that anchors
to the roof. We have even outfitted the Element with an AutoHome
tent— cool looking and functional.