Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 127
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CDN2014 Recessed Installation
I ordered 4 lift systems for my garage. During the design/engineering phase I had the truss company design the rafter system to accommodate recessing each unit into the rafters. I find that it is a great use of space that would otherwise be wasted.
I found that the cable crimp connections on the cable assembly to be low quality (some nuts stripped with the slightest pressure and a couple nuts actually didn't have any threads). I didn't want to risk the failure of the crimps so I purchased some cable crimps from Home Depot and solved the problem. Of the 16 crimps (between the 4 lifts) I only had to replace 2 (not a bad failure rate I suppose)
One package was damaged during shipping and the gear drive was lost. I contacted Racor directly and they sent out a replacement part. They were excellent to deal with.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bama70 Great product! Good price!
This was my second Racor 250 lb. Heavy Lift Storage Platform. I installed both -- instructions are very straightforward and easy to follow. I love these storage systems. The 2nd lift went much up faster than the first since I was already familiar w/the device and the installation steps. If you follow the instructions, it walks you through the process somewhat smoothly. I was able to install this by myself--and did it in approximately 2 hours (at a very slow, deliberate pace--no hurry at all. I'm sure I could've finished it faster were I in a hurry.)
Definitely recommend a cordless drill (with nut-runner/hex-head bolt driver bits) for pre-drilling mounting bolt holes & then installing mounting bolts. A studfinder is also a must.
If you are dealing with a finished ceiling in your garage, recommend you take a look into your garage attic/crawlspace and familiarize yourself with the direction that the rafters/joists run and their separation distance. This will help when you are selecting where you can actually mount the lift.
February 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Kckellyb Great solution!
My garage made the install a challenge but this was not the product's fault. Instructions were clear in word and pictures. The winding mechanism with the drill worked better than I expected. I'm using to hold my truck's camper shell.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by outofducktape Good solid product. Easy to follow instructions and install.
Good solid product. Instructions were easy to follow and straight forward. I installed it on 12' garage ceilings so the hardest part was just confirming the location of the studs and drawing the alignment lines.
With the unit on the 12' ceiling and the garage door open, you cannot even see it from the street.
My only disappointment was that the instruction indicated that a 1/2 inch drill chuck is needed for the drill attachment. All the reading on the web never indicated that restriction.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jim1961 Lots of great uses
I did not use this product exactly as intended, I purchased a small lightweight boat and used this kit to make a boat lift to store my boat up near the ceiling of my garage and out of the way, using a cordless drill to power the crank works extremely well. This would also work for lightweight kayaks, canoes, etc.
March 27, 2013