Apex Steel Universal Over-Cab Truck Rack

  • Manufactured from durable, powder-coated steel
  • 800 lb. weight capacity
  • Adjustable width fits most pickup truck beds from 49" to 64" wide
  • Over cab design prevents damage to cab from cargo
  • 5" guard rails for added security
  • Quick and easy no-drill clamp-on installation
  • Removable rear bar allows for taller cargo

Free up your truck bed and make extra cargo space on the roof of your pickup truck with an Apex universal truck rack. Boasting an impressive 800 lb. weight capacity, this over-the-cab utility rack is a safe and secure way to transport long loads, including ladders, drywall, pipes, and even taller cargo thanks to a removable crossbar. Integrated 5” side rails and 1" tubing ensure that you’ll have plenty of tie down points. Installation onto your truck bed rails is easy and doesn't require drilling thanks to included universal mounting hardware. The universal truck rack can also be permanently mounted to the bed rails by drilling into the truck and securing it with hardware (not included).

Please Note: Universal design fits all pickup trucks except step-sides.

800 lbs.
145 lbs.
Design fits all pickup trucks except step-sides

Review Summary (Based on 22 Reviews)


5 Stars Apex Universal Steel Pickup Truck Rack Toyota T100 install

Mike from Delaware from DE wrote (February 16, 2018):

I've been needing a rack for years and needed to carry some 20' fencing rails. The $75.00 delivery charge the fence supplier wanted went towards the rack purchase. It took me about 3 hours total to install. I was able to do it myself, although a 2nd person would have made it easier. I assembled the rack on the truck, instead of assembling on the ground and lifting in place. I attached the brackets to the bed with bolts instead of the clamps provided. Since it is a universal fit, careful measurements from known reference points gave me a square rack when installed. Check your tailgate closure before attaching the back brackets. I had picked this over the other similar priced racks because it has a removable back bar. Not an issue unless you go an try and load something tall. I changed the back bar attachment from the enclosed "thumb screws" to clevis pins that I placed thru holes I drilled myself. Build quality is above average for the price point. Paint/coating is average and I'll probably keep an eye on it as years go by. I'd recommend it to a friend

5 Stars Fits most pickup trucks Although dimension are not listed. 2017 Chevy Colorado.

Ken from CA wrote (June 05, 2017):

We purchased for our new 2017 Chevy Colorado trucks. We were unsure they would fit because the width size was listed at 57" and the Colorado bed is at 58" on center. We discovered that what's not listed or properly described is that this rack fits full size truck also because not only the length adjustment is between 60" - 75" but the width fits any small 57" or full size 65" width bed. When putting this rack together simply leave the risers loose, then mount on the truck. After mounted on the truck and fitted then tighten the the rest of the frame. The mounting attachment is a nice touch, no holes needed to secure to the bed however, we decided to secure the rack by drilling extra holes for added bolts.

4 Stars Nice Rack

brian oakley from FL wrote (February 21, 2017):

very easy rack to put together, had this on my truck in a couple hours, really sturdy too. the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because of the bolts and nuts and washers were all over the box when it arrived. Still had plenty and I do like this rack a lot.

5 Stars Awesome love it!!!

Alex from CA wrote (January 20, 2017):

It comes very handy, easy to assemble, very practic, no need to drill any holes. It's very strong and the color is nice overall it comes in handy and I love it so much will be definitely buying another one for my new truck when I'm ready i love it !!

5 Stars Awesome and Affordable!

T Dixon from DE wrote (January 16, 2017):

We purchased 2 racks for my husbands trucks... very great quality and easy to install! The price was right within our budget as well! Will def be back to purchase more items!

5 Stars Overhead Hauler

rene cusumano from NM wrote (January 06, 2017):

I purchased this rack to haul a 16' door over 500 pounds. I pursuaded the J hooks to fit the lip of the bed on my Tundra and bolted it with the vertical holes and horizontal holes for a very sturdy installation. BTW I now have a rack for my kayak ;)

4 Stars Nice Rack!!

Mike from TX wrote (December 29, 2016):

The rack itself is really heavy duty and nice. The option to J bolt the rack to the bed was not possible because the J bolts did not fit under the lip of the bed. I was told by a REP that it would fit the truck I have. If drill holes and bolt it the rack fits. I wanted to use J bolts. The J bolts need to be MORE universal than they are.

5 Stars Apex Universal Pipe Rack

Eric from NC wrote (October 08, 2016):

I purchased my first unit a few months ago. The rack is easy to install and a great value. I liked it so much I purchased another for my other truck.

5 Stars Ease of Install

Dominic from NM wrote (September 02, 2016):

This a very good product, all parts were there and it just was so easy to Install on my pickup. I'm in the solar electric business and have to carry 2 to 3 ladders and it will make it so easy to carry my ladders ad all the equipment that I have to use, Great Products.

4 Stars Very Good Rack

Ricky from CT wrote (August 21, 2016):

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.


DOUGLAS from GA wrote (August 20, 2016):


4 Stars truck rack

phil from RI wrote (April 06, 2016):

rack is heavy duty for construction and hauling kayaks

5 Stars DIscount Ramps

Quality @great price from NC wrote (January 23, 2016):

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 !!

4 Stars Great rack

Luis Gonzalez from CA wrote (January 22, 2016):

Very good rack. Looks great on my truck. Great for my work truck

5 Stars Great Value Product

Jonathan from SC wrote (December 20, 2015):

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.

4 Stars Good Basic Rack

Rodger from OR wrote (June 19, 2015):

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.

4 Stars Titan Universal Utility Truck Rack

Cliff from KY wrote (June 19, 2015):

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???


Gale Boyd from CA wrote (June 16, 2015):

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.

5 Stars "Value For Investment"

Jason from WA wrote (June 09, 2015):

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.

5 Stars I really think this was a great buy!!

Stephen from TX wrote (January 14, 2015):

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.

4 Stars Good Product

Steve from IL wrote (December 31, 2014):

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.

4 Stars Good rack for the price.

Jeremy from IN wrote (October 08, 2014):

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.

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