Selecting the right roof rack
A visit to vehicle accessory 'bars-n-racks' at Sydney, Australia reveals the following roof racks to be available:
1. Trunk Racks – placed on top of your boot and ideal for sedans and hatchbacks.
2. Hitch Racks – used to tow something behind your vehicle.
3. Spare-tire Racks – can be combined with bike carrier and spare tyre carrier.
4. Roof Rack – placed on top of your vehicle roof, very versatile.
5. Truck Racks – Placed on the truck bed and used to carry bikes, small boats etc.
6. Cargo Boxes – drawers strategically placed within your vehicle.
A trunk rack is normally seen on a sedan or hatchback or a sports utility vehicle. Generally these are used to lash a couple of bikes on to it. A truck rack is lightweight, economical and available in a variety of powder coated colours. Trunk racks are easily installed and removed.
A trunk rack has support arms and cradles with neoprene rubber straps attached. This makes securing bikes quite easy. The only disadvantage to a trunk rack is that access to your boot might be blocked.
Before you buy a hitch rack, make sure your vehicle has a hitch receiver. If it does not, then you also need to include a hitch receiver in your list of purchases. Hitches are sold by towing capacity. With Class I having the lowest towing capacity (2,000 lbs ) and class V having the highest capacity at 18,000 lbs.
It is best you consult the expert staff at bars-n-rack s before you buy a hitch rack because you need to be sure it is the right product for the weight and purpose you have in mind.
A spare-tyre rack combines the best of a bike rack with a spare tyre rack i.e. you can mount up to a couple of bikes as well as your spare tyre. A spare tyre rack is quite economical to purchase, is simple to install and easy to attach your bike to it.
A truck rack is fitted to the floor of the truck bed and is used to carry anything from bikes to cargo boxes and even small boats.
Sydney Roof Rack are most popular on account of their minimal installation fuss and versatility. A roof rack can be adapted to transport any small to medium sized item. A Thule Roof Racks Sydney is stable and does not obstruct your front or rare view.
A cargo box will add lots of storage space to help you put away all kinds of knick-knacks. A cargo box will generally require installation of permanent slide rails but thanks to them, cargo boxes can be removed and installed without much effort.
There's a large variety of cargo boxes available. Best place to check them out is at bars-n-rack, Sydney Australia.