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Old 08-27-2019, 10:49 AM #1
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FS: 5th gen Ecotechne V1 Rack with Improvements - Richmond, VA - $450, no shipping

I am selling my Ecotechne rack. This is the very first version of the rack released, or V1. I bought it with 2 crossbars and 1 tray. I bought it in March 2017 and paid $725. It is all steel. I have not had any issues with the rack. I have just decided to try a different rack. I will NOT ship the rack, so please do not ask. But willing to drive short distance for meet up if needed.

The rack is in real good shape. Yes the OEM powder coat is not great as everyone familiar with this rack knows. But I have always touched up spots with Rustoleum Bedliner, which is a decent match. There are no rust issues with the rack. There are some minor surface rust here and there as to be expected, but can always be touched up. Probably be good idea for buyer to put a quick coat of bedliner on all pieces before placing on their rig to "even" out all the touch-ups as it's never easier than before assembly and mounting. The rack has been removed from my truck and is currently fully disassembled.

Below is a list of modifications I have done:

1. The popular swap to all black oxide stainless steel hardware. All stainless hardware is included. I also have the original fasteners and will include them. They have never been used and are new.

2. I have drilled extra holes for additional crossbar mounting positions along the side rails to suite my various needs over the years.

3. To reduce wind noise I removed & sealed off the center 2 pockets for lights in the fairing with welded pieces of steel. I kept the outer two pockets which can be used for a 30" LED bar as seen in my setup.

4. To reduce wind noise I added steel to the bottom edge of the fairing to fit closer to the roof and match the contour of the roof. You can see in the center of the fairing where my grinding/finish of the added steel is not quite as good as rest. (FYI......this mod along with #3 above noticeably reduced wind noise)

5. I welded a plate behind the Ecotechne logo that was cut through the fairing to also reduce wind noise. You can see the logo on the driverside of the fairing in the picture.

6. I made 2 crossbars with two welded pieces of square 1x1 stock each. They work fine, but don't match the 2 OEM crossbars. These are the crossbars mounted on the rack in the picture. The OEM crossbars are also shown in picture on garage floor. These are all included for a total of 4 crossbars.





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Is the rack still available, and are you willing to drive to Bristol Va . Iím very interested if so . I would drive further but work 65hours a week and have a 4 yr old . If not willing I completely understand.
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Sorry but that is too far for me.
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