I saw a lady a couple of years ago pull out of Home Crappo with the following on her roof rack: about 40 2x4x8, 12 sheets of plywood, 6 sheets of drywall, and (this is the funny one) 4 bundles of insulation.
After laughing and wishing I had my camera I went in, picked up what I needed and headed out. The lady had made it about 4 blocks when she lost everything, including the roof rack!
I think those racks are rated for about 100 lbs
I have a pickup and a Suburban. I use the Suburban more than the pickup. If it is raining everything stays dry. If you are the the HD parking lot you don't have to worry about somebody stealing something out of your bed.Not to knock your Suburbans, but I can't see how you can carry plywood, etc without taking tools out or moving them around to get it in there. I have a service van with racks inside with all my tools,etc in them & I still have to move stuff to put plywood in it & it fits upright & not laying flat like a suburban.. My van is 9 ft to the front cage.............. Sorry, but I cannot see a Suburban as being more Versatile ?????