It's a nice rack, I wish I had the budget for it! Thanks for the review.Price is not that bad when you start to compare.
On the orsdirect.com site the Yakima kit with 58" bars, towers, landing pads, fairing and a mega warrior comes out to $726.
That setup will not fit in my garage, it stands really high and looks like it doesn't belong. It is also half the square inches of hauling space.
I goofed around with the Surco, loadwarrior and mega warrior, but none of those really look great and the overall height is so high it really isn't functional. Once you add 5" for the bars and 5" for the rack try throwing a ladder up there and bungee it down. I had to use another ladder.
For the $$ I get something that actually looks like it should be there. This rack puts the E in the class of the FJ and Pathfinder.
This thing is functional, too. Earlier this week I hauled 4 - 26" HDTVs still in box and a 6' ladder up there with no worry.
wow, that looks great. i love the fit to the roof curve!Wow! There has been a lot of activity on here since I posted. Well I have Pics and they are much better than the PS job. Nice though!
All american vehicles can support their own weight upside down. Although this rack can support 600lbs if not more, you should never drive with that much weight throwing off your center of gravity. It's more about being able to get up there, walk around and hand your bike/kayak/canoe/lumber/ladder down to someone.
The ladder is coming. The rack is the first phase, but the ladder is necessary. Between SEMA and the holidays Gobi didn't have time to fabricate the ladder. I'll keep you posted.Lastly, you posted about a ladder being included in the design phase, but didn't see you comment on that in the final product posts.
Your pics are posted in your previous post. As for having issues posting an image, length of time on the site has nothing to do with it. If you don't upload the image in the correct file type and size then they won't post, otherwise you need to find an outside picture hosting source.I have been re working this for months.. pics of proto type in raw alum. finished version is black powder coat.
22' ladders, two full size kayaks, plywood, lumber, any aftermarket bike, ski rack or carrier box will bolt directly to rubber padded cross bars.
See pics posted on my 1st reply to this thread (pg.3) re: gobi rack.
I've been on this site for about a year not sure why I can not ad pics to this response ?