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Old 07-27-2017, 02:20 PM #1
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Located on the front range of Colorado, we are a couple of adventure-seeking, Toyota loving, videographers. On our travels, we needed a rack that would live up to the workload of our adventure video production. We were traveling with large amounts of equipment and camping gear but had very little place to store it. We found that the rack systems available on the market left us sacrificing either strength or modularity. We set out to combine all of the features we wanted into one rack system. We are now pushing to create new products that are both strong and affordable so you can worry less and explore more.

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Our rack systems are made with aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel hardware, worrying about rust is a thing of the past. While our competitors are using thinner materials, we believe in keeping our side plates thick to prevent issues with bowing. Each rack side plate is cut from 1/4” 6061 to stand up to even the toughest loads.



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Our racks use a rubber spacer to form a seal between our rack and your roof. We believe you shouldn’t have to glob on silicone just to make sure you don’t end up with water in your roof. Mounting our racks requires zero modification to your vehicle.



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Gaining access to the equipment on your roof can often be the most frustrating part of using a roof rack or basket. We build handles right into the side of our racks to eliminate the issue and give you quick access to your gear.



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Our crossbars are designed to move to accommodate whatever spacing necessary for mounting your equipment. It's never been easier to mount your tents, awnings, and more. Simply loosen a couple of bolts and slide away.
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Looks sexy! This may be a stupid question, so forgive me... I see how that works for RTTs and such, but with no sides, is this type of rack feasible for mounting of coolers and action packers and such as well?

I know someday I'll change \ build my rack to a full size rack and I would gladly pick up something like this, but I always figured I would need at least a couple inches of sides to help hold things into place (to help reduce the number of straps going back and forth to hold everything).
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Looks sexy! This may be a stupid question, so forgive me... I see how that works for RTTs and such, but with no sides, is this type of rack feasible for mounting of coolers and action packers and such as well?

I know someday I'll change \ build my rack to a full size rack and I would gladly pick up something like this, but I always figured I would need at least a couple inches of sides to help hold things into place (to help reduce the number of straps going back and forth to hold everything).
You shouldn't ever rely on the sides of a rack to hold things in place, that's how things end up on the middle of the highway. This rack has plenty of tie down points for ratchet straps and bungie cords for items like that.
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You shouldn't ever rely on the sides of a rack to hold things in place, that's how things end up on the middle of the highway. This rack has plenty of tie down points for ratchet straps and bungie cords for items like that.
Believe me, I fully understand that. I don't ever rely on just the sides of my rack to hold my gear. Guess my wording failed LOL. I guess I'm just used to my Yakama and it's high sides and cross member. When I load it up, everything lines up just right that it's a tight fit and then with the straps going over and through the gear it's all locked in. With this new kind of setup, I would just have to learn to secure it differently is all.
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I like it a lot , I wish the front was contoured to the roofline a little it more though .
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Dig it man. Those side rails are well done.
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Sponsor me and send a free rack so I can put it on my new youtube channel with hardly any subscribers ;)

Looks super cool by the way!!
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the last photo looks like it's pretty close to the rear hatch. Do you know if it clears gobi ladders for us?
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Nice work, love the look of this style rack.
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I don't think I've ever seen a pic of any rig with a light bar on top that I really liked. I have to say, I LIKED this one! I would even say, I REALLY like it. Enough so, I would do the same thing. This is coming from someone who has grown to detest light bars on top of trucks.

Yes, they have a place down in the lower 48 where the sun goes down, on a rig that's used off road. Up here, they put them on to "see moose on the road" in the off months. Which means you have to shut them off every 20 seconds because of oncoming traffic.

My Projectors give me more then enough light for that.
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Any word on the wind noise from this thing while on the highway? Great looking rack but wind noise is a big annoyance for me.
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I like it a lot , I wish the front was contoured to the roofline a little it more though .
The production version will contour much more!
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Any word on the wind noise from this thing while on the highway? Great looking rack but wind noise is a big annoyance for me.
Had my sunroof open anytime it was sunny on our 950-mile trip and didn't notice much besides my tent!
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the last photo looks like it's pretty close to the rear hatch. Do you know if it clears gobi ladders for us?
Not sure on a Gobi ladder though I'm sure with some ingenuity you could make one fit! We do plan to make a ladder further down the road it is a big request.
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Had my sunroof open anytime it was sunny on our 950-mile trip and didn't notice much besides my tent!
Thanks. Good to know. Seriously contemplating.
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