Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 90
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CampinFool TracRac
The rack is very well made - the uprights and cross rails are high quality extrusions and all the base/corner fittings were heavy duty aluminum castings. The finish on all the parts was very good and appears it will hold up well. All the pieces went together easily and fit well (not sloppy). Once it was mounted and all the bolts tightened it felt rigid with no apparent rattles.
I bought this rack so I could carry my 11' SUP in the back of our new short bed pickup. It was half the price of the major brand "sport racks" so I was a bit nervous on how the quality was going to be but in the end I'm impressed and very happy with the rack.
The only thing that could have been better were the bolts. Although they are high grade bolts, I would have preferred if they were stainless steel.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheOldSarge Solid and sturdy rack
The rack is relatively easy to assemble and fits my 2007 Toyota Tundra Double Cab very well. However, the plastic tie down blocks and the bolts associated with them were difficult to put together without cross-threading them. It was like the threaded holes in the plastic were a tiny bit too small for the bolts. Also, the screws that hold the aluminum end caps kept cross-threading. This was because the holes in the cross bars and the threaded holes in the caps did not line up just right. Two of the four caps took more than 30 minutes to get right and only then when I drilled out the holes in the bars by about 1/16 inch. The end result is an excellent, solid and strong rack. The threading problem is the only reason I did not gave this system 5 stars.
June 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kapn Well built and solid
I purchased this to occasionally carry longer lumber and stuff that wouldn't fit in the bed of my Tacoma. I've only used it once so far, but having it ready for the next task is part of making best use of ever shorter weekends. I was actually surprised by the build quality and finish, although it did scratch easily, it looks like stucturally it will hold up well. It came with general brackets although the truck specific mounting brackets are available from online retailers, so I bought the basic rack from HD and added brackets to fit the Tacoma. Saved some money over buying a whole package online.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RC93618 Awesome Deal
Amazing deal if you shop around for this quality you will easily pay double. I'm using it for construction projects, kayaks and a Tuff Stuff roof top camping Tent. Believe me you won't be disappointed took about 2 hrs to install and only cause my tools were not in order.
July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kayakmon expensive but worth it
A gift for my daughter and SO. She said it was easy to mount on her 2002 Chevy full size pickup and so far has carried her 13 ft kayaks with ease. She reports the racks are not only good quality but really look nice on the pickup also. So far a satisfied customer barring the painfully long shipping time from HD
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coop Happy with the purchase
The rack did take me several hours to install. Looking back on it, the install seemed easy, but because of other comments on the install time, I timed it and it did take me over three hours. Now that I've had the rack a few weeks, I forget the rack is there, no noise or anything of the sort. I bought it primarily to haul a kayak, but I did use it to haul sixteen foot deck boards. It's not super heavy duty so I limited the number and did a few trips. My purpose for the rack wasn't construction even though I do small projects from time to time. I bought it to haul a kayak and it's perfect for that purpose.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EdinFingerLakes TraRack
Easy to put together and the main reason I got was I could install on truck by my self. It works great for hauling my Kayaks when going camping .
August 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Creter A Really Good Truck Rack
This is a quality truck rack - sturdy and fairly easy to assemble. We attached it to a 2015 Tacoma that required the 34000 adopter kit. I am giving it a 4 star because the adopter kit did not include any bolts. Attaching to Tacoma took approximately 4 hours - 2 1/2 hours for the rack and 1 1/2 hours obtaining/sizing the bolts - the allen head bolts are not cheap but worth it.. Here's what we did: the rack comes with 8 long bolts which do not work with the 34000 Tacoma kit. We cut all 8x bolts using an angle grinder and metal cutting wheel for a length of 1/2". We used all 8x - 1/2" cut bolts for the top of the base - 2x bolts per top of base with 4 bases. Any bolts longer than 1/2" will lift the racks out of the grooves on the top of the base. For the bottom 8x bolts, we bought 8x - 1 3/4" allen head bolts - 2x bolts per bottom of base with 4x bases. The allen heads of the bolts minimize the possibility of theft. Any bolts shorter than 1 3/4" will not make contact with the rail and the base will consequently be loose. This next part really helped: before we slipped the 4x bases onto the Tacoma side rails, we took all 8x - 1 3/4" bottom bolts and installed them 3/4 of the way in the base holes. We then slipped the 4x bases onto the rails and tightened the 16x bottom and top bolts. By installing the bottom base bolts 3/4 of the way in before slipping them on the rails, you are minimizing the amount of turning required to secure them - it is a difficult angle to turn the bottom bolts once they are on the rail. The rest is easy - just follow the instructions and keep track of the size-type of bolt that you are using. We now have a really secure and sturdy kayak rack for our 2015 Toyota Tacoma.
September 5, 2016