I have a fairly new 2019 Atlas. As part of my purchase I got the base carrier bars, as I do a lot of sporting stuff. When installing the bars I noted that the instructions are quite specific and restrictive as to where the bars can be placed. Perhaps the front bar restriction makes sense, but the rear bar placement seems to put the bars pretty close together and I don’t understand why it couldn’t be further back. It would make more sense to have a wider spread when hauling something like a canoe. Is there a reason the placement has to be the way the instructions require?