Updated: Nov 1, 2022
Here are just a few things to consider when looking to purchase our roof rack system or even other companies' rack systems.
Rule Number 1 - Does it make you smile?
This purchase should make you smile. If it is not making you smile, then this is not the rack you are looking for. If you really like the look, function or name of another rack that makes you smile, get that one.
Here is why. The rack that makes you smile will be the one you will have patience with while installation and outfitting. You will be more willing to work through difficulties in sorting out all the gear you are going to put on it than a rack that did not make you smile. It is easier to problem solve when you are happy then when you are not. It's science.
Does it fit? - Bigger looks badder until you drive it into your garage door. Before you get any rack make sure you are accepting of the garage situation. How much clearance will you have? Are you stuck parking outside? Are you willing to deal with cleaning off snow and frosted windows? Will the truck fit in the garage with the rack and the gear, or just the rack? How close will it be? Do you know how much the height of you vehicle will vary from a full tank of gas to an empty one? What if the tank is empty and the spare wheel is off? How fast and how hard do you brake going into the garage? The back end may come up more than you think.
How do I compare this rack to other racks? - We recommend that you compare our rack to what is commonly called a 3/4 length by other manufacturers. Capabilities will be most similar between the CORPS 1804 rack and those.
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