Monday, 16 October 2017

Barsnracks - Right Place To Choose Towbars For Your Vehicle In Sydney

Towbars

A towbar is one of the great inventions that revolutionised the way we carried large loads. Let us see how and why Bars-n-racks is the right place to choose towbars for your vehicle in Sydney. Read on.

A towbar is not a recent invention. In fact, it has been around for thousands of years and was most likely invented around the time humans invented the animal powered carts including war chariots. Back then, towbars were used to attach large and heavy objects including carriages and cannons to animal harness. They had even invented manually controlled brakes for the rear wheels. These brakes were essential especially when going downhill or stopping while going uphill. The human ingenuity it seems had no limits.

Today, while the purpose of the towbar remains the same, it's design and materials used has undergone a sea-change. While in days gone past it took several people to attach a towbar to a carriage or gun-cart, today the vehicle owner can all on his own, attach a towbar to his vehicle.

Towbars today have become light-weight but hundred times stronger than when they were first invented. In fact, any tradesman or holiday enthusiast will confirm that tow bars are very convenient and Bars-n-racks is the right place to choose towbars for your vehicle in Sydney.

From motor home to tradesman dollies and carriages and of course, towing vehicles, the towbar has proved to be a highly versatile tool of the modern age. At Bars-n-racks you will see several towing equipment options to suit any trade or holiday requirement. Bars-n-racks also has highly knowledgeable and experienced staff to help you make the right choice for your vehicle and towing requirement.

Some of the towbar options you will see include Rigid A-frame Tow Bars, Self-aligning Car-mounted Tow Bars, Self-aligning Motor home-mounted Tow Bars and so forth. Each has a specific advantage and purpose.

The Rigid A-frame Tow Bars for example, pulls the car (or carriage) behind the lead vehicle on all 4 wheels of the car being towed. Attaching and detaching the car (or carriage) takes just a minute and the towbar itself when not in use, can be stored away. All of these tow bars have one piece attached to the lead vehicle and one piece attached to the unit being towed.

The Self-aligning Car-mounted 4WD Tow Bars is a popular piece of equipment to all owners having a RV. Having an extra vehicle attached to the RV, allows the RV owner to park the RV at a camping site while still having a more convenient form of transportation to view the local sights and shop for supplies.

Then there's the Self-aligning Motor home-mounted Tow Bars which have a number of advantages over other types of towing equipment. The Self-aligning Motor home-mounted Tow Bar has all of the benefits and ease of use of a car-mounted self-aligning tow bar without the drawbacks. Also, when not in use it can be securely folded and locked to the RV's hitch.

You can see all Sydney Roof Rack at Bars-n-racks – the right place to choose towbars for your vehicle in Sydney. http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Bars N Racks Provides A Vehicle Fitouts To Maximise Vehicle Storage Space

Vehicle Fitouts

For tradesmen using a truck, minivan or even SUV, a vehicle fitout is a must to maximise vehicle storage space and the best place to visit in all of Australia for such a vehicle fitout is Bars-n-racks at Sydney (and their affiliates).

Even amongst tradesmen who provide identical services, the models and type of tools they use differ and so does the way they store their tools. Each vehicle fitout therefore needs to be customised to their exacting needs and trade requirements. At Bars-n-racks you get uniquely designed, put together and installed vehicle fit outs, including drawers, shelving and cargo barriers for your tradesman vehicle. Irrespective of where you stay, you can visit any Bars-n-racks affiliate in Australia and get your vehicle outfitted because Bars-n-racks provide the best vehicle fit outs to maximise your vehicle storage space.

Traditional material was heavy, added tremendous weight to the vehicle to the extent that in many cases, the vehicle suspension system had to be tweaked. Today Bars-n-racks uses super light aluminium and carbon fibre combination to provide strength and versatility in design. Today Bars-n-racks can actually add more drawers and compartments because the material they use are thinner and occupy less space themselves. Ultimately, lighter weight material translates to better fuel economy and lesser wear and tear i.e. lesser fuel, lesser downtime and therefore, better profits for your business.

Gone too are the days when a vehicle would have to 'sit' for several days / weeks at the garage while the fitout was done. Today, the engineering and design team at Bars-n-racks do a 3-D modelling of the interior of your vehicle. The digital design displays the exact location of each and every compartment and also each and every location of every nut, bolt and drill hole. Once the images are captured digitally, the vehicle need no longer sit in the garage. You can go about your business (so there is no loss of revenue to the tradesman) while the engineering and design team at Bars-n-racks goes about designing the fitout for your vehicle. Once the design is ready (as per specifications and directions provided by the tradesman himself) and approved by the tradesman, the assembly work begins. Only after the entire unit has been assembled / manufactured will the tradesman be asked to bring the vehicle back to the 4X4 Tow Bars garage for actual fitment.

The entire unit is modular so fitting is a breeze. By end of day the entire fitment is completed and your vehicle replete with new storage is ready. Everything is smooth and noise free. Even on rough roads the tradesmen will not hear any rattling like they used to in the past. Drawers and storage units can be fitted with rubber or plastic to dampen noise of tools moving around. Optionally drawers and storage units can be outfitted with Snap-On, snap-off brackets to hold tools down. No more rattling period! Without doubt, Bars-n-racks (http://www.barsnracks.com.au) provide the best Vehicle Fitouts to maximise vehicle storage space.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Features & Benefits Of Using Thule Roof Rack System

Thule Roof Rack System

Nothing can be simpler than buying a Thule roof rack system – just select your vehicle’s make, model and year and you are offered options on the perfect roof rack that will fit your vehicle straight out of the box. Read on to know more on features and benefits of using Thule roof rack systems.

A Thule roof rack system is basically a pre-assembled systems that provides its customers with a simple and straightforward choice – they make the decision making process easy after all, you shouldn't need a degree in rocket science just to buy a vehicle roof rack system should you? Additionally, Thule roof racks are compatible with any factory pre-fitted holders - from surfboard holders to cargo carriers and bike racks to kayak carriers.

Features and benefits of using Thule roof racks systems include:

They are typically a all-in-one roof rack system with security so your gear does not get stolen, They incorporate heavy-duty aerodynamically styled load bars. You can add carriers for Kayaks, bikes, Skis and Snowboards.

With Thule, the aerodynamic styling makes it a superior performing stylish roof rack. You can easily choose a model that matches the look of your vehicle – from rugged to style and flare and also available in square load bars of galvanised, plastic-coated steel. Whichever Thule rooftop product you select, you can be sure of easy installation because every Thule roof rack system comes with a Fit Kit that is specific to your make and model of the vehicle you selected.

The Thule roof rack systems are easily the best tried and trusted roof racks in World. With several years of experience and designing roof rack systems, Thule definitely has the know-how to make the best roof rack systems in the World. Also, the Thule Test Centre tests each new product in every way imaginable to ensure you the customer, receive the best and safest product and that each Thule product exceeds Australian Standards. In fact, Thule constantly pushes the endurance limits to bring you safest roof rack systems in Australia. Thule roof rack systems function well no matter what the weather conditions – cold, heat, damp, sunlight, harsh chemicals and of course, dust.

Features and benefits of using Thule Roof Racks Sydney system includes access to aerodynamic roof bars that provide you with sleek sophistication complements the design of your vehicle. The design features of a Thule roof rack system include the textured surface – this creates an aerodynamic airflow that greatly reduces wind noise. The Thule roof rack also incorporates Aluminium extrusion that makes it one of the strongest load bars in all of Australia. And of course, any Thule roof rack system is easily installed or removed.

Do visit the Bars-n-Racks shop at Sydney for information on Custom Roof Rack or check out their website here: https://www.barsnracks.com.au/

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Difference Between Roof Mounted And Rear Mounted Bike Carriers

Rear Mounted Bike Carriers

There are three ways you can carry your bikes – either put them on the roof carrier of your vehicle or mount them on the rear bike carrier of your vehicle or tow them using appropriate tow gear. Let' check the difference between roof mounted and rear mounted bike carriers. Read on.

If you are young-ish with a lot of hand muscle and can easily lift your bike onto the roof top of your vehicle, a roof mounted bike would be most convenient as it provides you with an easy upright and lockable bike carrier suitable for any bike up to roughly 20 kg in weight. These especially the Thule brands come with soft claw pads of the frame arm and also a lipped lower jaw - together it ensures your bike is held in place whilst while you drive to your favourite holiday or mountain biking destination.

If you are worried about the bike carrier looking odd on the roof-top of your vehicle, know that the Thule roof top bike carriers are available in black or silver versions. If you want to know more about the Thule brand of roof-top bike carriers, Thule Pro Ride 598 is acknowledged as a very convenient and elegant way to carry your bike on your vehicle roof. Thule Pro Ride 598 can transport all types of junior and senior bikes that weigh up to 20kg in total safety.

All you have to do is to place the front wheel of your bike into the ‘downhill’ slope and you find that the bike automatically rolls into position. It is automatically and firmly held by the frame holder – you don't have to hold on to the bike while you tighten the frame holder - the beautiful engineering of the Thule Pro Ride 598 takes care of all that.

Now let's look at the rear door mounting (also know as 'Hang On') type bike carrier:

We won't bother to compare any Chinese strap on cycle carriers as they are known to damage your vehicle's, bend metal and in general are just not worth considering for purchase so instead. Let's check out the Thule Roof Racks Clip On bike carriers as these are really easy to use. The main difference between roof mounted and rear mounted bike carrier is the height that you have to lift the bike(s).

So if you are short or have less arm muscle, you might want to go with the rear mounted bike carrier as you will only have to lift the bikes four feet or so.

Take for example the Thule's Race Way carriers (2 bike or 3 bike versions), - these are excellent, have steel straps and are really easy to use. Check out all the options on roof top and rear mounted bike carrier at Bikes-n-racks Sydney, Australia. You can also visit their online site here: http://www.barsnracks.com.au for Custom Roof Rack.

Monday, 25 September 2017

How To Install A Tow Bar On Your Commercial Vehicle?

Towbars Sydney

Imagine you have a large pump or generator or some specialised equipment that is required at the work site or that you have to often take back something large from a client site for repairs in a garage or workshop. A tow bar is the ideal solution in each instance – it's a utility multiplier that adds immense value to your commercial vehicle. Now let us see how to install a tow bar on your commercial vehicle.

Now, before you install a tow bar on your commercial vehicle, you may need to do a couple of things:

Pre-Tow Bar Purchase:

Do read up on the owner's book of your vehicle to find out how much weight your vehicle can safely tow – never assume anything because each vehicle has a different towing limit. Also, if your vehicle is brand new, make sure your vehicle can tow right away as often times, a brand new transmission system will not be able to tow right away. It might need to be used for a few hundred kilometres before it is ready to take the strain of a tow.

Purchasing the right tow bar:

Check out the tow bar designs and select one that is ideally suited for your purpose. You will also need to purchase a tow mounting bracket – one that fits your vehicle perfectly. Apart from the mounting bracket, if the towed weight is going to be more than 750 Kgs, you will also need supplementary electronic breaking (to be attached to the controller in your tow vehicle) to assist your existing brake system.

Once you have everything laid out and ready for installation, you are now ready to install a tow bar on your commercial vehicle. Here's how you proceed:

1. Locate the mounting points on your vehicle – if you are not sure where that is, refer to your truck's manual. Although unlikely, it is possible that you might have to remove the rear bumper and other things to get to the mounting points to attach the bracket.

2. Attach the Bar – Locate the two open holes on either side of the rear chassis. If your tow bar has a chain mount, thread the chain through the mounting holes and back into the tow bar using a wrench to tighten it. On the other hand, it your tow bar has a bolt mount, thread the bolts through these two holes and tighten them with the wrench.

3. Attach the Towed Vehicle – After you have fitted the tow bar, attach it to the unit you want towed. The exact process will depend on the kind of tow bar you've purchased selected – whether it has a detachable or fixed flange ball. Your tow bar will have a manual included – see what that says.

4. Connect the Wiring – The final stage to installing a Towbar Sydney is to connect the wiring between the lead vehicle and the unit being towed. If the unit you are towing does not have any tail lights, you will have to purchase a separate trailer light wiring kit.

The best place to check out all options on tow bars in Sydney, Australia is at Bars-n-racks and they can also help with the attachment of your new tow bar. For Arb 4Wd Accessories Sydney Visit here: http://www.barsnracks.com.au.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Which Roof Rack System Will Fit My Car?

Roof Rack System

It's always a big question not just because it is a matter of a perfect fit, but also because it is usually accompanied with “which is the best roof rack for my car”. Read on to see how this knotty problem is resolved.

The way to finding the which roof rack system will fit your car as well as the best roof rack system for your car is to first check out the best roof rack system for any car and then see if they have a model that is specifically designed for your car.

That's right! Each roof rack manufacturer makes minor variations in their roof rack design so a particular model will fit a particular brand and model of vehicle. For example, each roof rack manufacturer will have a roof rack specifically manufactured for (say) Landrover and for a specific model too. The way they do this (usually) by separately marketing roof rack accessories i.e. 'shoes' or 'fit kit'. The bars of the roof rack remain the same but the shoes that anchor the bars to the car or vehicle vary slightly depending on the size and shape of each car or vehicle.

Which is why you first find the best roof racks in the market and then tell the salesperson which vehicle you need them for. They will outfit you with the roof rack and the appropriate fit kit for your vehicle. Once you've got that in hand, you can either fit the roof rack yourself or have it fitted at the nearest automotive garage.

Before you start checking for the best roof rack system, here's a tip: look up your vehicle manual and read up on the section on roof racks – specifically your vehicle's weight carrying capacity on the roof. You need to do this because you can't just dump loads and loads of stuff onto your new roof rack. Doing so will cause your vehicle roof to collapse – after all, they don't have a 'pillar' in the middle to hold up the roof. Your vehicle's roof is supported by 4 rather flimsy pieces of metal at the 4 corners. So any excessive load placed in the middle of the roof rack will first cause the roof rack to collapse in the middle and in turn, the centre of the roof of your vehicle will also cave in looking rather ugly and be expensive to repair. So read up your vehicle manual before you head out to buy or order your first roof rack.

That said, roof racks typically distribute their load towards the outer frame of the vehicle's roof. But again, weight specification apply so read up on your vehicle's load bearing specifications first.

Here are two of the best Roof Racks Sydney systems in Australia and all of these can be view and purchased at https://www.barsnracks.com.au/:

1. Whispbar Flush Bar Roof-Rack System

Definitely one of the best roof rack systems for your vehicle. It's optimised 'S' shaped aerodynamic bar almost eliminates wind drag and wind related noise. Thanks to their Smart Fill(TM) technology, these roof racks are also easy to attach and remove.

2. Yakima RailGrab Kit (58" Bars + 4 Towers)

Yakima manufacturers the awesome 'Tower-and-crossbar kit' for the roof rack system and it's versatile design accommodates vehicles with raised or flush side rails. Also, Yakima Roof Racks with a low profile that give you that integrated look for your roof rack.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Why Should You Consider Installing a Rhino Roof Rack On Your Off-road Vehicle?

Rhino Roof Rack

These days there is a wide choice of roof racks available – from cheap Chinese imports that might not last the journey, to amazingly well designed, rugged roof racks made right here in Australia.

So as a vehicle owner needing to install a roof rack your choice should ideally be dictated by two things – purpose of the roof rack and quality. Purpose? You wonder if roof racks are used for purpose other than carrying things. Well no, but they are purpose built to carry certain type of things. For example, there are roof racks purpose designed to carry kayaks or skies or bikes and so forth.

The one brand name that stands out both in terms of design and quality is Rhino. Let us see why you should consider installing a Rhino roof rack on your off-road vehicle.

Rhino roof racks easy to install, are rugged, economically priced, and have a lower wind resistant quotient. As a standard, Rhino roof racks are powder coated silver or black and include keys and locks as accessories. Rhino roof racks are versatile enough to fit bare roofs or roofs pre-fitted with rack studs.

More reasons why you should consider installing a Rhino roof rack on your off-road vehicle include the fact that Rhino roof rack base components are available to order as part of a complete rack or separately. There are also Leg Kits available for each type of roof rack and to fit any vehicle you might have. Additionally, all Rhino products are covered with lifetime warranty.

If the purpose of installing roof racks is to carry your snowboards or skies, then the Rhino Ski Snowboard Racks and Rhino snowboard carriers make an ideal choice. Rhino ski racks and snowboard racks can hold up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards. Rhino has paid attention to detail and designed oversized buttons and knobs to make it easy to put or remove your skies despite wearing gloves or mittens. Even the locks are easy to operate.

If you need more reasons to consider why you should consider installing a Rhino Roof Racks Sydney on your off-road vehicle, know that Rhino also manufacturers bike racks and these can carry just about any bike frame style or type. In fact, Rhino bike racks are designed to mount on either car roof or trailer hitch receivers with ease. The Rhino Bike Rack fastens to your car roof with ease and you can carry your bikes upright.

Add or removing bikes from your Rhino bike carrier is easy thanks to the low height clearance and wide spacing between trays. In fact, customers claim that they can load and unloaded their bikes in seconds.

If on the other hand, you are looking to carry suitcases and holiday gear, consider the Rhino Roof-top Cargo Box. These are spacious , very rugged and aerodynamically designed. The Rhino Roof-top Cargo Box is available in four different sizes and each either black or silver coated.

For more 4WD Equipment Sydney and also the best place to buy this, visit Bars-n-racks retail outlet or shop online here: http://www.barsnracks.com.au