Like anything if you do it for a living you become especially sensitive when ever you see things that should never be – The Rack Experts at Rack Attack become especially tuned to Yakima or Thule product installed in ways it was never intended to be used……ie: the example pictured above. Roof Racks are not a “one size fits all” application. The modular pieces Yakima and Thule provide are there for good reason. There are thousands of applications – and everything needs to attach correctly. Mis-installed product rarely fails in the driveway……..
Most vehicles stopped having raingutters in the late 80’s early 90’s – if your the fella above and people on the freeway are constantly pointing and giving you “the look” as they drive by – it might be a good idea to stop, step back, and take a fresh look at your rack system. Like everything mis-installed, it will stay attached until the day if falls off:(
The “hover” system from Yakima definitely NOT a recommended fit. If this guy is coming to pick up your daughter for the prom – you may reconsider letting her get in the car.
“What do you mean the rack system I purchased over 15 years ago won’t fit? What kind of Racket are Yakima and Thule running here? This of course is coming from the customer that took 15 minutes to find us online, using dial up, on his old 256. Everything is constantly improving in every industry – get over it already!
Your right, Yakima and Thule product is not cheap – but compared to a 5 car pile up because your luggage box and “wood crossbar” system failed and went through the drivers windshield behind you? Hindsight is always 20/20 (unless your the driver behind).
“Dude, my buddy has some sweet wood working tools – I can totally build a luggage box.”! Well that may be true, but after 40 hrs of labor, lots of gloss lacquer fumes, and couple hundred bucks in wood and hardware – and best of all, a box weighing about 300 lbs. Then you can have your buddy call some of his buddies to help you lift your custom box onto roof that’s only rated for 150 lbs. Yakima, Thule, Inno are all manufacturing boxes with the latest technology and materials – all designed to be light (for easy on and off, and leaving more usable load for your gear – not the container itself) with great security and a stylish aerodynamic look on your vehicle.
The antithesis of aerodynamic above.
“I’m definitely not putting my bike on that”? If this is your friends rack – be honest with them and tell them how you really feel, it’s better for everyone in the long run:)
If any of these vehicles pictured above could be yours – please call the Rack Attack Counselors at 1-888-399-7225 or Email us. We do this everyday – all day long.