Another option to consider with the Leitner Rack is just adding an extension over the roof when you need it. The aluminum extrusions they use for load bars would make it a cinch to bolt on a cantilever that would span a few feet forward. Buy some 80/20 extrusion and fittings and you’re set.Bknudtsen, thanks for that suggestion. I looked up those components and it's actually a really nice system! The price isn't bad either.
I still like how the Leitner rack can be outfitted with storage pods and other accessories that are easy to reach. That doesn't seem possible with the Yakima Overhaul rack. If the Yakima baseline mounts with crossbars over the cab would work (be at same height) with the Leitner crossbars, that might be the ultimate rack setup.
Actually, I'm still considering the benefits of a camper shell also......too many options!!