I chose this rack because it will serve all the purposes I need for work in construction. I assembled it and installed,( taking my time on a Sunday), it by myself in about 3 hours. (Disclosure, I have an extensive mechanical background) This rack went together well, use common sense as the directions are mediocre, however, i paid for a rack, not directions.
The rack holds up well, and i find myself pulling up to the houses I am working on using it as a platform with a sheet of plywood on top. excellent value for the price.
The reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is for the fact that all of the hardware included was not all that it required: the kit was missing a few bolts and had a couple extra washers. nonetheless this price for what you get is still well well worth the trip to the hardware store for 2 bolts and a lock washer.
If you need an affordable rack buy this, you won't regret it.
I CAN SAY IM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PURCHASE, HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT, 100% SATISFICED
rack is heavy duty for construction and hauling kayaks
I liked the way it was designed, it is a well built rack. Very strong and durable. The best price for the quality of the material. Lots of features such as tie down clips, removable top bar at the back, for easy removal to haul taller items. Very Satisfied !!
Very good rack. Looks great on my truck. Great for my work truck
The rack is extremely solid once installed using the brackets. I loved that I did not have to drill into my brand new work F250! The rack holds multiple extension ladders easily, and the tie-down cleats are useful.
The only negatives are that there is some noise (due to tubular construction) while driving if there isn't a least one ladder on the rack to dampen vibrations. Also, the metal will rust at exposed points, but that is to be expected with steel...I intend to spot prime and paint some of these points. For the price I felt the value was incredible. Assembly is definitely a two person operation, and a third person to lift the assembled rack into place is helpful.
I just bought this rack with the removable rear bar and installed it on my 2012 Ford F-150 extended cab pickup. Install went very quickly and the only thing I would recommend is that the directions made it clearer as to where the washers and lock nuts should go on which bolts.. Kind of a hit and miss thing. The included clamps for hooking the rack to the bed are not correct for the Ford so I had to redo the hooks by squeezing them together and grinding off part of the large head.. does work though.
I like the looks and should work well for my needs....
I would have graded it higher but it has a lot of wind noise when driving.... will have to do some experimenting as to what causes it and fix it.... the rumble/noise would be very aggravating if driving a long distance. Anyone have a fix for the noise???
I ordered this rack to put on my F150 long bed to carry my 17 ft canoe. Previous reviews alerted me to the possibility that I might have challenges with the J-brackets fitting the double wall of the pickup side. I did have to alter them to fit. I also needed to make some modifications to fit the forward brackets far enough to fit the long bed - needed to bend and then un-bend the slotted tabs of the forward most cross-member. If one has a well equipped shop to make necessary modifications, this ramp offers sufficient adjustments and adaptability to make it a good basic system for the price.
My husband and I are building a boat and needed something to transport the wood from the manufacturer. We also need a rack to carry the boat once it was built. Well I will tell you this is the perfect rack for both. So glad we did our research and found this RACK
We were able to build it and put it on the truck by ourselves.
This ladder rack is worth every penny. It looks a little complicated when you first open the box, but with a little patience and an extra set of hands it's not bad at all to assemble. Fit very well in my 2009 Chevy Silverado long bed. Would definitely recommend.
Perfect rack for my Toyota crew cab Tacoma short bed, adjustable rack with over cab is exactly what I need for hauling a 14 ft. canoe & or a 13 ft two man kayak. I've been looking for the perfect rack for some time and Discount Ramps filled the bill. The removable rear bar is nice if I need to haul something taller in the bed of the truck. Product came better than I expected. Sure the box was a little banged up from transport but the rack itself was fine. I plan on working this rack anyway, nice powder coat will not need painting and it matches the trim of my truck. I thought about putting it on temporarily but will leave it on all the time. Rides well, not excessively noisy. Looks good. Great price for something as sturdy. I don't plan on putting anywhere near 800 lbs on it, but I'll bet it can take it. Thanks Discount Ramps for my universal truck rack.
Purchased this rack for a maintenance truck for work. The rack holds 6 ladders and has capacity to spare. The only issue was the shipping. Was quoted 3 day shipping, the product was out of stack and resulted in another 2 delays, ended up receiving the product some 10 days after the original quote date. But the company took half off the cost of shipping.
Very poor packaging every single piece arrived completely scratched so plan on painting it. Started to rust the day I pulled out of what was left of the box. The directions are worthless. The J-bolts for mounting are garbage. I had to drill and buy hardware to mount. Took me around 7 hours from start to having it mounted and tightened up on my 2009 Silverado 1500. Requires two people to lift and set onto truck. It is very strong and makes no noise at all while driving. I carry aluminum 24', 28' and 32' ladders, one of each daily and it handles that load with ease. I love how it looks on my truck and very happy with the purchase.