I read the reviews on this rack then decided to give it a try. Glad I did. It works wonderfully. Very easy to assemble and comes on and off the car with ease. I like the straps going through the car as it make me a lot more comfortable when hauling my kayaks. I talked to a man at a launching ramp that had just had a clamp down rack fly off his auto (with two kayaks attached). He really liked mine. I gave him Discount Ramps contact info. Hope he followed through.
Solidly built, thought the straps might not hold but doing fine. Don't like the minimal rubber pads for the feet. Need more permanent rubber feet. I am going to superglue mine on. Good value for the money.
I recently purchased this roof rack to carry blow up pontoon boats on the roof of a 2006 Malibu Maxx. I received the order within 3 days of ordering. As I pulled the contents out of the box and began inspecting them, I noticed that one of the feet had a large crack in it. I contacted Discount Ramps the next day, I received an email from them stating they would send the replacement part immediately. Although I haven't used it yet, I can tell you that the rack itself seems to be very solid and well built. I am happy with the product as well as the service.
These cross bars work great easy to install and work on both my vehicles.. ....
Once I got the measurements for the roof and got the rack to the right length, it was a pretty easy to put on car. It never felt like I had it tightened all the way, but it was. (I was probably paranoid) And it worked great. I think I am going to glue the pads to the bottom of the bar holders cause they don't always want to stay. They held 2 kayaks very well! which I just bought as well. Overall, I am hapy with my rack!
This fit on my 2013 Prius and seems to be pretty stout. I mounted my Thule Cargo box to it...No whistle sounds at high speed and no vibration noted.
Ordered and was sent email confirmation. Anxiously awaited their delivery. When that did not happen, I called to check on the status of the order and was told they were back ordered. I guess Discount Ramps thought I would eventually figure it out, and save themselves the hassle of sending a simple email to let me know. Horrible customer service.
I ordered these and they came very quickly. They are very sturdy and were very easy to assemble. The only problem I had was that the rubber pads that protect the car would not stay on. I had the bright idea to glue them on so I did using crazy glue. Worked for me! I haven't used it yet but will use it to carry my kayak. Cant wait..................
This is a quality product, but it didn't work for me. My car has the annoying automatic seatbelts, so the straps stop the belts. Getting in and out of the car is kind of important. To get out, I have to unattached the seatbelt from the part that moves, then loosen the strap that holds the rack on, open the door, and let the little metal piece go by. Reverse that to get in, close the door, let the piece go by, reattach the seatbelt, tighten up the strap. Not horrible, but not great either.
Love these roof racks! I am using them on my little Toyota Corolla to carry my 50lb kayak-- works like a dream. So easy to use, and can't beat the price.
sturdy, simple in design(kiss), easy to assemble.
relatively easy to adapt for kayak carrying.
straps go through door jams, not clip on jams or edges.
replaced plastic feet covers with thicker more cushioning pads.
The assemby is very easy. The straps that totall encompass the roof prevent any misadventures with the carriers coming loose of the roof and seperating from the car. Well made and every thing fits together easily
Fast delivery, sturdy. Good price for product. Only drawback is rain water enters in through straps on rainy days.
I was very satisfied with my roof rack. Best value out there, I recommend.
The product arrived the same week that i ordered,very easy to install them and loved how sturdy they are,The price was awesome,I expected to pay more. Will place another order soon.
i like the the idea of a portable roof rack so i can haul ladders on top of my car!