Seeking recommendations on roof racks

Needing to add a roof rack (Baja style…) for an extended Chevy express. I’m trying to seek out my options. Currently looking at aluminess, ARB, bajavoodoo… need something hefty that can take a tent in the future? Also want the ladder (removable if possible). Thoughts?

I was planning to learn TIG and make a custom one. Why not consider the same?

I used a $100 roof rack designed to hold contractor’s ladders and cut off the tall side ears used to keep ladders in place. 600# carrying capacity. Cheap and effective.

Check out American van. Tons of options. Ours was $400 full length and we are super pleased with it.